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The Sims 1 On Windows 7

Discussion in 'Games' started by thewolfnears, Jan 30, 2012.

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  1. thewolfnears

    thewolfnears Thread Starter

    Jan 30, 2012
    Howdy, people.

    Well, I recently purchases Sims 1 - The Complete Collection used from eBay. Although scratched quite a bit, I entered the serial code and it installed without a hitch.

    After it installed, I restarted my computer and I started the game. The silver Sims splash screen came up but it went a "lit" black and then really black, as if my display had turned off.

    It is then that i receive the "The Sims has stopped working" error message, and it then attempts to find a resolution which doesn't succeed. Ever.

    I tried running the game in 'compatibility mode' but to no avail. I tried it with Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP Service Packs 2 and 3 and even tried it with Windows Vista. Nothing worked.

    This error message also seems to alternate with another saying "can't find the Sims data directory" or something like that, but I haven't gotten that error message in a while.

    I don't know why I'm having such a hard time getting it to run, I mean I was playing Star Wars: Dark Forces II just fine on my computer and that game predates The Sims by several years.

    I have been searching for a solution since Saturday, the day I received the game, but i have not found one.

    Here is my system info.

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
    Processor: AMD C-60 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 20 Model 2 Stepping 0
    Processor Count: 2
    RAM: 2667 Mb
    Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6200 series Graphics, 384 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 131254 MB, Free - 44144 MB; D: Total - 148387 MB, Free - 148104 MB;
    Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc., K53U
    Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

    These were all the details I could recall, I tried to be as through as possible.

    Thank you for taking the time to read this. I appreciate it.
  2. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

    Mar 26, 2002
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    Uninstall The Sims, then change the compatibility mode of the setup.exe file to Windows XP and see if that helps
  3. thewolfnears

    thewolfnears Thread Starter

    Jan 30, 2012
    Thank for your answer!

    In the process of uninstalling it now. I'll post an update later.
  4. thewolfnears

    thewolfnears Thread Starter

    Jan 30, 2012
    Just finished re-installing it.

    It didn't work, unfortunately. Thanks for the suggestion, though. I appreciate it.
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