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My Sims 2 Game Won't Install! Please help..

Discussion in 'Games' started by 902008, Jan 24, 2006.

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  1. 902008

    902008 Thread Starter

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    I've played sims before and I get soo addicted so it's really bothering me that my sims 2 game won't install. I just got a brand new computer for christmas so I don't think its that my computer is too old or anything and I have all the requirements. But anyways.. I put disc one in and it starts installing.. it only gets to 1% and then it stops and stays there for like 15 minutes, then a message pops up saying:
    A problem occured when trying to transfer the file 'TSData\Res\Sims3D\sims08.package' Do you want to retry to copy the file or cancel the installation?

    I retried a couple of times but it did the same thing over and over so I finally gave up. I'm not very computer smart so I have no idea what to do.. could anyone help me please? and fast.. im dying to try this game out! thank you!!
     
  2. o.0

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    Is your computer a dell?
     
  3. 902008

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    Yes.. its a dell laptop but I just got it for christmas so it should work on it, shouldn't it?
     
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    Well I had a dell and had the same problem. I posted on here as well and someone told me the new cd roms dell uses doesn't work like it should or something like that. They had a link for it to fix the problem. Maybe you can look on the dell website?
     
  5. ZEUS_GB

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    Have you tried copying the files to the hard drive and installing the game from there?

    To copy the Sims 2 installation files to your hard drive:

    1 - Go into My Computer.
    2 - Open drive C.
    3 - Right-click inside the window and select New, and then Folder.
    4 - Name the folder as Disk Images (it is important that the name has a space in it).
    5 - Open the disk images folder.
    6 - Right-click inside the window and select New, and then Folder.
    7 - Name this folder Disk1.
    8 - Repeat steps 6 and 7 while substituting Disk1 for Disk2 and so on until there are 4 'Disk' folders followed by a number 1 through 4. it is important to note there must not be a space between "Disk" and the number.
    9 - Insert Disk 1 of The Sims 2 into your CD-Rom drive and if the autoplay starts, cancel it.
    10 - Go into My Computer.
    11 - Right-click on your CD-ROM drive and choose Open.
    12 - When you see the contents of the disk in the Window, click on Edit at the top of the window and choose Select All.
    13 - All the contents of the disk should now be highlighted, click on Edit at the top of the window again and choose Copy.
    14 - Open the Disk1 folder you created under C:\Disk Images; click on Edit at the top of the window and choose Paste. This will copy the contents of the CD into the Disk1 folder.
    15 - Repeat steps 9 through 14 for the remaining disks until you have copied each disk into its appropriate folder.
    16 - Once all the disks have been copied, remove ALL CDs from any drives.
    17 - Open the Disk1 folder under Disk Images and double-click on autorun.exe to start the installation.
    18 - To save disk space, you can delete the Disk Images folders after the installation is complete.
     
  6. 902008

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    Okay.. I tried copying all the files like you said but it got about half way through disk 1 and then something popped up saying it cannot copy compressed because of an I/O device error and then I just clicked okay and it stopped copying. I have no idea what this means. Am I just going to have to give up on sims?
     
  7. oliviabolivia

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    I also tried to copy the entire disc onto my Dell.
    Stopped at the compressed file. Then I tried to open and individually
    copy each file but that still didn't work.
    What was the link that worked for user "o_O"?
    Should I contact dell to get that?
     
  8. ZEUS_GB

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    If you have another drive try installing the game using that. Otherwise try changing the transfer mode of your CD/DVD drive to PIO mode only.
     
  9. ZEUS_GB

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    Hi oliviabolivia, your post seem to have disappear.

    Just to make it easier for other memebers to understand my post i'll paste it.
    I'll try to but it's not easy explaining on a forum or any electronic medium for that matter.

    Go back into device manager > click the + sign to expand the tree on DVD/CD-ROM drives > double click your DVD drive and it should give you the location. See picture 1.

    Picture 1:

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    The Location for the device will either be 0 or 1.

    Close that window > double click Primary IDE Channel > change the transfer mode of the corresponding device.

    Location 0 = device 0 and location 1 = device 1. See picture 2.

    Picture 2:

    [​IMG]

    If the corresponding device is greyed out check the Secondary IDE Channel.
     
  10. sara91704

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    I have sims2 and i play it all the time but i it so i could eraser all the old games now i am trying to play it again but seasons will not autorun so i did what they said type E;/autorun what ever but it cant find the file so i open the file my self to auto run but something it wrong with it.... the file look like a wrong file not the autorun symbol it is supposed be and when i open it and click on the autorun in the file nothing click it like something messed with the files on the disk if anyone understands what i am talking about could you plz help me cuz i really liked the season game thanks much

    :)
     
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    where is the 'device manager' at?
     
  13. pinkypanther

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    i've done everything that you said to do, but it still won't let me download. am i ever going to be able to play this game?
     
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