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Windows 10

Postby nox » August 22nd, 2015, 12:44 am

So as a Windows 8 user, I have the option to upgrade to Windows 10. Has anyone done this? If you have, does Sims 2 still work? Thanks :)
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Taube » August 22nd, 2015, 12:15 pm

I haven't yet, but am wanting to upgrade and am kind of terrified of it at the same time. I'd be devastated if I couldn't play Sims 2, and when I first got my Windows 8 machine, I had to do a bunch of research and find a program that adjusts the graphic rules to get it to even work! So yeah, I am also interested in this question.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Ani-Mei » August 22nd, 2015, 1:33 pm

Heard that Windows 10 has even more issues with trying to install Sims 2 on it than 8 did. Sometimes I wonder if it's even worth the effort to try to install an 8 year old game on a brand new OS. Feels kind of like talking in Sumerian to an English speaking computer sometimes.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby nox » August 22nd, 2015, 11:47 pm

Taube wrote:I haven't yet, but am wanting to upgrade and am kind of terrified of it at the same time. I'd be devastated if I couldn't play Sims 2, and when I first got my Windows 8 machine, I had to do a bunch of research and find a program that adjusts the graphic rules to get it to even work! So yeah, I am also interested in this question.


I had to do the same thing to get Sims 2 to work and can't even remember where I found instructions or how to do it :(
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Heather » August 23rd, 2015, 12:40 pm

My dad had an early access version of Windows 10, and I was able to install the full collection on it without any problems.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Taube » August 23rd, 2015, 12:51 pm

nox wrote:I had to do the same thing to get Sims 2 to work and can't even remember where I found instructions or how to do it :(


Just in case it comes in handy again, I used the program linked at the top of this page, and the rest of the page has instructions that sometimes work for people. The same people are also doing a Windows 10 page, but I haven't tried any of that because I'm still too scared to update yet. :?

Heather, that's good to know. I'm going to wait until there's a bit more information out there before I try it myself!
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Re: Windows 10

Postby nox » August 24th, 2015, 10:42 am

Taube wrote:
nox wrote:I had to do the same thing to get Sims 2 to work and can't even remember where I found instructions or how to do it :(


Just in case it comes in handy again, I used the program linked at the top of this page, and the rest of the page has instructions that sometimes work for people. The same people are also doing a Windows 10 page, but I haven't tried any of that because I'm still too scared to update yet. :?


Ohh haha you used the program, I followed the instructions. Thank you for the link!
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Re: Windows 10

Postby WistfulRose » September 9th, 2015, 6:53 pm

I updated to windows 10 without even considering what it would do to sims 2. (dumb me) Now it's stuck in 800x600 resolution. I've tried the instructions, but I can't seem to find the Tsdata folder, and therefore all the following files, to fix it. I tried using the program, but nothing.
Any ideas?
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Taube » September 10th, 2015, 3:56 pm

The links I posted were for problems with Windows 8, but the same site has a (more limited) thread for Windows 10 too. Is your graphics card Intel by any chance? They have a fix specifically for minimum resolution with an Intel card.

Otherwise, my TSData folder (the one that should be edited, anyway) is on the following filepath: Windows (C:) > Program Files (x86) > Origin Games > The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection > Fun with Pets > SP9. Are you looking there or are you in the files in Documents? You also have to go to the latest EP/SP, which, if you have UC, is the one I listed above. If you already knew this, please forgive the repetition. :)
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Re: Windows 10

Postby WistfulRose » September 18th, 2015, 4:04 pm

Thanks. I was looking in documents instead of program files. I fail...
I tried all of the fixes that seemed applicable, but nothing worked. I think my game hates me. :banghead:
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Taube » September 18th, 2015, 7:09 pm

Aw, that sucks. I'm not computer-smart enough to be able to offer anything else, but if I come across anything, I'll be sure to post it. Sorry. :(
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Re: Windows 10

Postby WistfulRose » September 19th, 2015, 2:12 pm

I'm not that computer smart either. thanks for the help.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Keika » September 25th, 2015, 9:44 am

Sorry Rosie, I wish I could actually help. :P

For what it's worth, I updated to Windows 10 this morning (on the reassurance from some source online that said I could revert back to 8 if I wanted to) and my copy of the TS2 UC works exactly as it did before, without a need to reinstall or anything. :)

I also had to work with fiddly resolution stuff when I installed it on my Windows 8 computer, but I can't remember what I did exactly to get it to work. However, it seems to have carried over with the game and not complained against the operating system.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby MichelleCYoung » October 5th, 2015, 2:37 am

Rose! It's good to see you back here, and now I understand why you haven't been updating your stories. Yikes. That's awful.

I sure hope you manage to make it work for you, again. Do you know any local computer-savvy friends? I'd send my nephew over to visit you, but you're probably not in Texas, are you?
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