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"The Sims" autoplay and installing error

Discussion in 'Games' started by nikita_vega, Sep 15, 2012.

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  1. nikita_vega

    nikita_vega Thread Starter

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    My Sims games won't run on my computer anymore. I've had them installed before on this computer, same user account and everything. I uninstalled it a while back, and recently I've regained my interest and tried to reinstall. I put the CD into the drive, which starts spinning like normal, but nothing happens. I've tried compatability mode, rebooting, and defrag. I went under My Computer and opened the disk drive as a folder, and tried running setup that way, which gets me a little further. It opens the Installshield wizard, and I click next a few times, but it pops up a dozen little error messages, the last one saying "unable to recognize registry language" or something similar to that, and then it says "aborting the setup process."
    I haven't altered or downloaded anything extra for it, I don't even know how. I bought and paid for the game brand new, so it hasn't been on anybody else's computer before, and like I said, I've had it on this computer working perfectly before. How do I get my game to play?
     
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    nikita_vega Thread Starter

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    I have a Windows 7 os, that might be important information:p
     
  3. DoubleHelix

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    The exact error would help as well.
     
  4. nikita_vega

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    the errors pop up so fast its hard to single them out, but one of them says error: (something) skins (something) if that helps any.

    New problem: I gave up after posting the thread, but left the cd in the drive, and was just surfing the internet when three plus hours later the autoplay just started up on its own, and it allowed me to go and install the entire thing without a hitch. But now it will let me play for a couple minutes before another message pops up saying "the sims has stopped working, windows is checking for a solution to the problem" and it exits the game. What is going on?
     
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