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Post by creedofheresy on Tue 13 Mar 2012, 23:05

Ok, I'm having an issue with The Sims 1 Complete Edition that I recently downloaded. I installed it via the english directory. I replaced the original .exe file with the cracked one. I have tried to run the thing in compatibility mode in Win 98, Win ME, Win XP SP2, and with visual themes disabled, and as an administrator. Nothing is working. Specifically; I try to open the game, the screen goes blank for a few moments as if it's starting. The screen then goes back to the desktop. No error message, no error sound. Nothing. Just plain will not start. I went into the DEP or whatever it's called, added the .exe file for The Sims to the list. STILL nothing. I am using Windows Vista. Please, for the love of fucking hell do NOT REPLY TO THIS IF YOU'RE GOING TO BLAST WINDOWS VISTA. It's what I'm stuck with and hearing people going on about how it sucks is NOT going to help me; I AM AWARE OF HOW CRAPPY IT IS. I just need a fix for this, please. Thanks in advance, guys and gals.

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Re: Sims 1 Complete will not start

Post by Aɾყα on Wed 14 Mar 2012, 09:36

Hello,

I believe Admin can tell you how to try starting the game in windowed mode. So please check back later for his reply.

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Re: Sims 1 Complete will not start

Post by creedofheresy on Wed 14 Mar 2012, 11:16

Thanks, I was kinda worried this was just skipped over. It's not a HUGE problem and it's clearly nothing wrong with the DL...it's just Vista being an unbelievable pain in my ass [nothing new there]. Look forward to the assist! :]

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Post by Aɾყα on Wed 14 Mar 2012, 11:18

Hello,

You're not the only one with this problem I believe people with different OS have had this same problem as well.

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Re: Sims 1 Complete will not start

Post by Adwomin on Wed 14 Mar 2012, 19:50

Hi there,

Did you know how Vist...- I mean... did you try this: http://www.ehow.com/how_6185470_play-sims-windowed-mode.html Very Happy

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Re: Sims 1 Complete will not start

Post by Aɾყα on Wed 14 Mar 2012, 19:51

Admin wrote:Hi there,

Did you know how Vist...- I mean... did you try this: http://www.ehow.com/how_6185470_play-sims-windowed-mode.html Very Happy

I'll just bookmark that for future reference Wink

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Re: Sims 1 Complete will not start

Post by creedofheresy on Thu 15 Mar 2012, 03:28

I tried to run it in windowed mode. The windowed version did the same thing; it was blank for a few moments, then just autoclosed itself. No error or anything.

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Re: Sims 1 Complete will not start

Post by Adwomin on Thu 15 Mar 2012, 21:31

Hello,

That's odd. Try adding the game to your DEP. These are the instructions for The Sims 3, but it works the same way for The Sims 1: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t857-the-sims-3-crashes-freezes-to-desktop-fix-updated-on-10-01-2012

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Re: Sims 1 Complete will not start

Post by creedofheresy on Fri 16 Mar 2012, 05:46

Already did, mentioned that in my first post, actually.

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Re: Sims 1 Complete will not start

Post by Adwomin on Fri 16 Mar 2012, 20:12

@creedofheresy wrote:Already did, mentioned that in my first post, actually.
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Sorry about that; due to the high amount of problems I'm confronted with daily, I lose track of what I already suggested.
Please download and install the latest drivers for your graphic card and restart your PC afterwards. See if it makes a difference.

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Re: Sims 1 Complete will not start

Post by creedofheresy on Mon 19 Mar 2012, 07:52

Yeah, updated it and it's still not working. I'm totally at a loss. D:

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Re: Sims 1 Complete will not start

Post by Aɾყα on Mon 19 Mar 2012, 13:19

Hello,

Would win 95 compatibility mode make any difference?

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