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04-Dec-2007, 09:50 PM #1
Question The Sims Complete Collection (Play without CD) (Play in window)
I recently got some help running this game already, but I had two other things that I would like to know.

First is playing without the CD. I know this is legal when you own the game, so I'd like to know what I would use to make this game able to boot without the CD. I searched for the topic because I know there are a lot about this idea already, but the terms used are contained in many posts so I oculdn't locate one, plus if someone knew in particular to this game it would be better.

Second is a program that would let me play the game in a window. Again hard to find and better luck if someone knows for this game in particular.

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12-Dec-2007, 03:20 PM #2
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I recently got some help running this game already, but I had two other things that I would like to know.

First is playing without the CD. I know this is legal when you own the game, so I'd like to know what I would use to make this game able to boot without the CD. I searched for the topic because I know there are a lot about this idea already, but the terms used are contained in many posts so I oculdn't locate one, plus if someone knew in particular to this game it would be better.

Second is a program that would let me play the game in a window. Again hard to find and better luck if someone knows for this game in particular.

Thanks a ton!
-Jac Falcon
While it may be technically legal to play without the CD if you own the game, requiring the CD is one of EA/Maxis' copy protection methods. Therefore, as far as I know, any attempt to play without the CD is therefore a possible attempt to circumvent copy protection, which is not allowed to be discussed on these forums.
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12-Dec-2007, 06:04 PM #3
Ok, um, thanks then. What about playing in windowed mode, anyone?
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12-Dec-2007, 11:44 PM #4
Hmmm as for that part, not off the top of my head, although I have a friend that prefers her games windowed, so she might know, I'll ask her and get back to you ASAP.
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13-Dec-2007, 12:08 AM #5
Ok, she said add a -w to the command line, so like for example...

On your shortcut it should say like "C:\Program Files\Sims\Sims.exe" or whatever, just add -w after the quotations, and that should run the game in a window.

So "C:\blahblah\blah.exe" -w
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13-Dec-2007, 03:18 PM #6
K, I'll try it, thanks a bunch! (to both of you)
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14-Dec-2007, 01:43 PM #7
i believe it's -windowed
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14-Dec-2007, 01:46 PM #8
my bad, try /win instead.
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15-Dec-2007, 01:06 AM #9
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my bad, try /win instead.
That wouldnt' work, it's a "switch" on the command line, as I said my friend ALWAYS runs her games windowed, and that's how she does it, both with The Sims and The Sims 2.
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15-Dec-2007, 01:23 AM #10
ALT+Enter made games from Full Screen to Windowed too, but I'm not too sure if that combo is still in use
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ALT+Enter made games from Full Screen to Windowed too, but I'm not too sure if that combo is still in use
Yeah, depends on the game itself. I know Everquest and Everquest II have that.

I mean really, running a game windowed is a function of the game itself.
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