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Common Sims 2 Problems

Discussion in 'Games' started by CoasterFreak, Oct 23, 2004.

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  1. colormeloved

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    Hello!

    First, I have honestly gone through page after page, trying to find someone having my exact problem with either similar specs or at least a solution that would work for me either way. Sadly, still a problem, so here's the info:

    I was previously able to play TS2 on my computer with no problems, even with custom content, etc. I had a separate problem on my computer, however, and I decided to reformat the entire thing. After reformatting, I have installed my expansions, and I can load up the game, but inevitably it will freeze at some point. It originally had the problem in the family creation screen, but now it's just at random times, and usually only about 3-10 minutes after I've started playing.

    I've lowered all of the video options to low or off. I do not have any custom content currently downloaded. I've reduced my hardware sound acceleration level down to basic and even none.

    When it freezes, I can almost always here a looping sound from the music/sound on the game for a few seconds, and then it stops entirely. Everything will be frozen, and I can't even ctrl-alt-delete out. It has to be shut down.

    Any suggestions? Thanks!

    Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition
    System Manufacturer: ECS
    System Model: A780GM-A
    Processor: AMD Athalon 64x2 dual-core processor 3800+
    Memory: 2048 mb RAM
    Page File: 454mb used / 3485mb available
    DirectX version: 9.0c
    Video card: NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS
    Sound: Integrated, IDT Audio 1

    P.S. I have done my best to get the most updated drivers for my video card, but that doesn't seem to fix the problem, and it doesn't seem to be a problem of overheating, etc.
     
  2. Rabee

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    Exactly what do you do before that freezing happens?
     
  3. colormeloved

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    It can actually happen after anything. I've had it freeze on the neighborhood view, just after loading in a family or after just watching them interact. I might be having them do something as simple as reading a book or greeting a neighbor and it will just suddenly lock up. It doesn't seem to be triggered by anything in particular.
     
  4. Rabee

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    Do you run disc defragmanter regularly? I have read some articles discussing game performance and files compression; the more your game files are compressed the more frequent lag in the game occur.
    Try installing game patches. Make sure that no programs are running in the background, and that your PC is clear of spyware and viruses. Sometimes anti-virus programs result in such issues, so why not try and run it with no AV. Also make sure that your game CD is clean.
    If non of that helped just simply search for this issue on thesims2.com
    or ea games website forums. You may pass by a thread similar to your issue??
    Good Luck
     
  5. doggypaws410

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    Please Help Me!
    I downloaded some things for my sims 2 game and i extracted them with WinRAR. When I went into Create A Sim, my custom content showed up, but the sims that stand in front of the mirror weren't there. i could select any type of clothing or hairstyles or heads, but no sim was displaying them. Does anybody know what's wrong? Please Help Me.
     
  6. Rabee

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    Did you try and delete your custom content and re-load the create a sim?
     
  7. doggypaws410

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    no, because this just happened today.
    do you think that would fix it?
     
  8. Rabee

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    yes, since it just happened today, then the custom content is the reason.
    Just delete the newly added content and re-load the game.Tell me what happens with you.
     
  9. HamsterLove

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    Hi,I installed The Sims 2 and when I start the game,it say ''Please insert the correct CD-ROM'' but the disc is already inside.The same thing happen when I start The Sims 2 Pet,it say ''Please ensure The Sims 2 Pet disc is in the drive''(the disc is inside).Can someone please help me?
     
  10. Rabee

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    What are the Expansion packs that you have installed?
     
  11. HamsterLove

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    The Sims 2 Pets only
     
  12. Rabee

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    So you put the Sims 2 Pets in the drive, and it doesn't start?
    I think that the Sims 2 Pets have two discs? (not sure)
     
  13. HamsterLove

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    No,it has only 1 disc.When I try to start the game,a message ''Please ensure The Sims 2 Pets disc is in your drive,click ok to restart the application'' pops up,but the disc is already inside the drive.
     
  14. Rabee

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    Is your disc original?
    Make sure it's clean and dry.
     
  15. doggypaws410

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    By The Way, Rabee, Thank You for the Help!
    I really appreciate your replies and I will try using your advice.
    I'll let you know what happens! =)
     
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