Sims 1 and 2 can not work home vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by Marky., Apr 10, 2008.

  1. Marky.

    Marky. Guest

    Please can someone help my daughter.

    We can not play either Sims 1 or 2 on our new Dell PC with Home Vista.
    Marky., Apr 10, 2008
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    VRG Scotty Guest

    Try installing them as administrator (right click the setup.exe then run as
    VRG Scotty, Apr 10, 2008
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  3. Marky.

    Marky. Guest

    I will try that thanx for your help.

    Marky., Apr 10, 2008
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    grimreaper Guest

    I know for a fact there is a patch for SIMS, as I have installed it on
    the same system I built for an 11 yr old kid.
    Never had a problem since.
    The patch is on SIMS website...or

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    grimreaper, Apr 11, 2008
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    KingOfChaos Guest

    Weird. I have Windows Vista and I can play the Sims 2, along with three
    of the expansion packs, without error and have been since I bought it.

    Then again, I bought Sims 2: maybe it had the patches
    already included.
    KingOfChaos, Apr 11, 2008
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    Andy [YaYa] Guest

    What error message are you getting? What model Dell are you using
    (Dimension ____)?

    More info will result in a better answer than installing as admin. Sims
    1 complete and Sims 2 (any) should install normally in Vista.

    FYI, so does Sims 3, but i'm not allowed to talk about that yet. :p
    Andy [YaYa], Apr 14, 2008
  7. Marky.

    Andy [YaYa] Guest

    It does, each re-release of Sims games includes the patch for that game,
    when you run a new expansion you basically don't run the old version, so
    the only patch you need is for the newest expansion that you own.
    Andy [YaYa], Apr 14, 2008
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