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HOW TO INSTALL THE SIMS 2 IN 2021

Once upon a time, Simmers around the world were able to purchase, register and download The Sims 2 on Origin. It was a time of peace and prosperity. Then… it was taken down and replaced with Ultimate Collection. The new version was a blessing, but it didn’t come without a price. For years, Simmers were able to contact EA support to register it, but EA shut that option down. Now, The Sims 2 for PC can’t be purchased on any official sources. However, thanks to it being abandonware, it’s pretty easy to download from many places. There are many different versions of the game available, some easier to install than others, but I want to cover the most common ones: Origin version of The Sims 2 (in case you own it), disk installations (and Old Games Download’s separate packs, since they are almost the same), as well as a version of Origin’s Ultimate Collection, which anyone can get and is the easiest one to install if you don’t actually own it on Origin.

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AFTER YOU INSTALL THE SIMS 2 ON WINDOWS, REFER TO THIS THIS GUIDE FOR ADJUSTING THE GRAPHICS FOR MODERN SYSTEMS!

MAC USERS: You can purchase and download The Sims 2 Super Collection on Apple’s App Store. It includes 6 Expansion Packs, 3 Stuff Packs, works on new Macs, requires no compatibility fixes, and it’s even 64-bit (!!!). Everyone say “Thank you Aspyr.” Apple users have it easy.

1. ORIGIN: THE SIMS 2 ULTIMATE COLLECTION

This is the easiest way to install the game, provided that you managed to snatch a copy for yourself while it was available from 2014 until 2018. Just log into your Origin account, go to your Game Library, right-click on The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection and click Download. Choose the language, agree to EULAs without reading them, and proceed. The game should download and install automatically.

There is a small, but annoying issue with CAS content from The Sims 2 Happy Holiday Stuff pack in Ultimate Collection, as it might not show up in the catalog. The fix for this bug is available here, thanks to Moonkist Sims. Once you download the fix, extract the skins.package file and place it in ~Origin GamesThe Sims 2 Ultimate CollectionDouble DeluxeBaseTSDataResCatalogSkins (you can overwrite the original file as it’s no longer needed).

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OPTIONAL, but RECOMMENDED if you have at least 8GB RAM: The Sims 2 can use up to 2GB RAM by default, but it might not be enough if you use a lot of CC and play on large lots and in large neighborhoods. That can be fixed with the 4GB Patch, which will allow the game to use up to 4GB and possibly improve performance.

To apply the patch, do the following:

1. Go to your The Sims 2 installation folder and find Sims2EP9.exe (for Ultimate Collection from Origin, it is located in ~Origin GamesThe Sims 2 Ultimate CollectionFun with PetsSP9TSBin). Right-click on the file and choose Cut, then paste it on your desktop.

2. Extract the 4GB Patch from its archive and run it as Administrator (right-click and choose Run as Administrator). A window where you need to locate the game executable will pop up.

3. In that window, locate the game executable that you moved to your desktop, click on it, and click Open. You should get a message that the executable was successfully patched, and a backup of the file will be created.

4. Place Sims2EP9.exe back to its original location, the TSBin folder.

5. To check if the patch worked, load the game, then go to DocumentsEA GamesThe Sims 2 Ultimate CollectionLogs (or wherever your Documents folder is), and look for a file named DESKTOP-config-log.txt or similar. Open it, and look for Machine info (near the top). For Memory, it should say 4096MB. If it doesn’t, then repeat the patch. If it does, you’re good to go.

NOTE #1: In case you wish to play without Origin, that is an option too. Download a No CD version of Sims2EP9.exe (2nd post, thank you celebkiriedhel), extract it to your desktop, apply the 4GB Patch, and place it in TSBin (overwrite the original one).

NOTE #2: If you repair your game through Origin, the 4GB Patch, No CD hack and the Holiday pack fix will likely be removed and you’ll have to apply them again.

NOTE #3: You can no longer register new copies of The Sims 2 on Origin. Not even through EA Customer Support. They will say NO. Please, DO NOT PURCHASE any Ultimate Collections on eBay or other sites. You will either: get scammed, receive a stolen account that EA will likely ban, or get a link to a pirated version that you can find yourself pretty easily anyway. You have been WARNED! If you plan on buying the game, buy CDs from sellers that you trust.

2. DISK & SEPARATE PACKS FROM OLD GAMES DOWNLOAD

If you have disk versions of The Sims 2 and its packs, you can use them to install the game. You can also download packs separately, from Old Games Download, and mix & match if you’re missing some packs on disks; or you can just download them all from that website. This is possible thanks to separate packs on Old Games Download being just disk images of normal, physical disks. Please note that I DO NOT recommend installing Ultimate Collection from Old Games Download website, since it appears to be missing some content and might cause issues in the long run. It might work, but I haven’t tested it and I will not be covering it here.

NOTE: for some games that you download from Old Games Download, you’ll need WinRar or 7zip to unpack them, as well as Daemon Tools to mount disk images. They are all free, and you don’t need them once the game installation is done.

While The Sims 2 packs can be installed in any order, usually with no issues, I recommend installing them in release order, and updating them as soon as they are installed to avoid possible issues later on and ensuring that the installation goes as smoothly as possible. You can find all available update files HERE. Once you install a pack, update it immediately if there is a patch for it available. Also check NOTE #2 in this section.

If you use 4 CDs to install the base game, use the top base game patch. If you use Old Games Download base game, or 1 DVD, use the bottom base game patch.

I put together the full installation order and also included collections/deluxe editions in case you have them, as well as installation codes for some of them:

1. The Sims 2 base game (5GGG-XR4L-6845-R845-6845), The Sims 2 Deluxe OR The Sims 2 Double Deluxe

1.1. The Sims 2 Patch*

2. The Sims 2 University Expansion Pack (KJPX-NT8G-WDUC-9LX6-CLWF) (skip this if you have The Sims 2 University Life Collection)

2.1. The Sims 2 University Patch*

3. The Sims 2 Nightlife Expansion Pack (4LPP-B5UF-VCWQ-6A3V-KLST) (skip this if you installed The Sims 2 Deluxe or The Sims 2 Double Deluxe)

3.1. The Sims 2 Nightlife Patch*

4. The Sims 2 Open for Business Expansion Pack (BXQQ-22QU-T2B2-MLDA-7XWY) (skip this if you have The Sims 2 Best of Business Collection)

4.1. The Sims 2 Open for Business Patch*

5. The Sims 2 Family Fun Stuff (RL5D-MK9F-FHUK-YT9T-5SFZ) (skip this if you have The Sims 2 Fun with Pets Collection)

5.1. The Sims 2 Family Fun Stuff Patch*

6. The Sims 2 Glamour Life Stuff (EXYQ-P8BS-NZ5W-KTWM-VG8Q)

7. The Sims 2 Pets Expansion Pack (URCL-USKQ-TBLV-N27F-WDRT) (skip this if you have The Sims 2 Fun with Pets Collection)

7.1. The Sims 2 Pets Patch* **

8. The Sims 2 Happy Holiday Stuff

9. The Sims 2 Seasons Expansion Pack (KF44-YZ9M-535V-WGKZ-5UYF)

9.1. The Sims 2 Seasons Patch**

10. The Sims 2 Celebration! Stuff (YQ22-KH8G-5XEX-K5LF-THGY) (skip this if you installed The Sims 2 Double Deluxe)

11. The Sims 2 H&M Fashion Stuff (B87F-77MR-N2YG-6KZ3-EER6) (skip this if you have The Sims 2 Best of Business Collection)

12. The Sims 2 Bon Voyage Expansion Pack (WPWE-73NX-QZ4L-DG5L-HKF3)

12.1. The Sims 2 Bon Voyage Patch

13. The Sims 2 Teen Style Stuff (ZERR-ZNVA-J3FY-BZCM-GDUC) (skip this if you have The Sims 2 The Sims 2 University Life Collection)

14. The Sims 2 FreeTime Expansion Pack (4PT3-VZUH-H99Z-U4CF-4RGL)

14.1. The Sims 2 FreeTime Patch

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15. The Sims 2 Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff (NT8G-C2G8-D7UY-LRJB-89B4) OR The Sims 2 Best of Business Collection

16. The Sims 2 IKEA Home Stuff (3U99-CJXY-Z8SZ-Y964-RWKP) OR The Sims 2 University Life Collection

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17. The Sims 2 Apartment Life Expansion Pack (TAWN-F96C-HRQ9-6QRV-CWPG)

17.1. The Sims 2 Apartment Life Patch

18. The Sims 2 Mansion & Garden Stuff (JGJS-P4JU-PDG9-U4DR-JW2B) OR The Sims 2 Fun with Pets Collection

Once you install all packs, install the crack for the latest one (Mansion & Garden Stuff; if you don’t have it, then the latest EP, but don’t touch others). Here is one for M&G. Then follow the 4GB Patch installation instructions mentioned in the Ultimate Collection section.

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*Only install these patches if you installed their respective packs separately, and NOT as a part of a deluxe edition/collection! All deluxe editions/collections are pre-patched and do not require an update.

**Mod The Sims has two versions of updates for Pets and Seasons: Disk and Digital (DD). Please download disk versions since digital copies of Pets and Seasons are no longer available, so the digital patch is useless.

1. To install The Sims 2 and its packs from disks, insert the disk in your disk drive, start the installer by opening AutoRun.exe, and follow the on-screen prompts.

2. To install them from Old Games Download, once you download the desired pack(s), unzip all the files somewhere (preferably into a labeled folder for easier organization), and look for .iso, .bin, .mdf or .mds files. Those are the disk images that contain the installation files. Windows 10 is able to mount .iso files, but for the others, you’ll need Daemon Tools to open them. After they are mounted, they should show up in This PC section in File

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  1. The Sims: Deluxe Edition
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Description of The Sims: Deluxe Edition

2002, the year The Sims: Deluxe Edition was released on Windows. Published by Electronic Arts, Inc., this compilation / shovelware game is available for free on this page.

Comments and reviews

#idk2021-11-071 point

There is no physical cd 2 for the setup. What do i do

Pronto2021-05-160 point

I don't have a physical CD2 for Sims 1 deluxe. The program (?) I downloaded for it, isn't loading either. What do I do?

aknet441912021-05-031 point

@ENO,
I had the same problem, this is how I solved:
-Right click setup and then click properties.
-Choose compatilibity mode: Wİn XP service pack 3
-Click Run this program as an administrator
-Click OK
After that restart your PC. It should work. It worked for me.

Eno2021-03-31-2 points

I mounted CD1 with DAEMON Tools to install and ran Setup.exe, and it put up the message:
'Setup is having trouble shutting down the autoplay program. Please restart your computer and try again.'
I'm running as administrator, I'm in Windows XP compatibility mode, and for a lark I even tried restarting. No effect. Any ideas?

Cat2021-02-140 point

Digital

For those running into insufficient memory issues, it's usually a non-issue, if you can get the game to run. That said, I also ran into the issue with not having anything happen when trying to run the game after installation in Windows 10, but I was able to get it going.
- After you install, mount the first ISO and go into the crack/serial folder.
- Copy SIMS.exe and TheSimsCreator.exe files.
- Go to the installation folder and paste these copied exe files over the installed exe files of the same name, which are in the respective subfolders within the installation directory (in Windows, it's usually Program Files (x86)MaxisThe SimsSims.exe or The Sims CreatorTheSimsCreator.exe, unless you directed it to another location).
- Run the compatibility troubleshooter and let it choose WinXP.
- Test the program, and it should run. If it asks for privileges, say yes.
- After the successful test, make sure to set the program to run as administrator.
This is a fairly common thing that needs to be done with cracked software, I've noticed. Hope this helps! :)

Talhah2020-11-282 points

To download The Sims Deluxe Edition, you need to mount CD1 using a tool like Daemon Tools. Then open 'setup.exe'. Follow the instructions and then it will tell you to insert CD2. Unmount CD1 and then mount CD2 and then it will continue intalling. Then right click your 'sims.exe' (which is where you chose to install it). Tick, 'run this program in compatibility mode for:' and 'run this program as administartor.' Apply then you can play, if it doesnt boot up then download a patch.

bruh2020-05-2015 points

the serial number is 4541-9792320-5864954-2633

I CAN HELP YOU APRIL 20202020-04-071 point

IF SERIAL NUMBER NEEDED. Go to the properties of the application. Find the word Target, Click space then type in
-skip_verify

hola,2020-03-24-2 points

me pide un numero de serie, de donde lo saco?

billybob2019-12-122 points

I need a license key to install mine I got for free.
HELP PLEASE!!!!!

niko2019-09-300 point

give to me THE SEIMS 1

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dovesxo2019-08-09-1 point

Second day attempt. I ended up burning the iso's onto DVD. Again, same thing. but it told me I was negative -532mg in memory? Finding that strange, checked info showing I have 1.6G in memory free available..
Did compatibility troubleshoot to find out that the application program is an 'Incompatible Application'
I am running NT6.1 {Windows 7}.
Tried to run the program in XP, still nothing. Incompatible.

dovesxo2019-08-080 point

mounted the iso's. installed fine, the autostart appeared and went to play the game. nothing.. tried several different ways, patched, reinstalled. nothing. disappointed.

Hadar2019-05-17-5 points

Thank you for this, I've wanted to play this a few times over the years but my Disc 1 is long gone, glad I still had the case and manual with my license key on it

t593f2019-04-024 points

Sims 2 Double Deluxe Digital Download Free

didnt have problems installing it, but since i've got windows 10 it just doesnt work, cannot play the game really. For the second disc problem, be sure you mount it in the same drive as disc 1, after ejecting disc 1.

Emiya2019-01-251 point

The second expansion, Livin' Large, was notorious for being annoying to install. Sometimes it would install, but did it wrong as if it was a stand-alone game. I remember installing all the expansions only to find out that Livin' Large somehow didn't install properly and I couldn't just re-install over, so I had to uninstall everything and then go over to the Windows registry, locate every single key and delete it from my system before being able to reinstall the game otherwise I'd get an error message.
....Maybe that's why I haven't played the first game in years

Banjo Bill2019-01-03-6 points

The 'Disc 2' doesn't work, and you need it to install the game before you can play. You cannot manipulate files until the game is installed. I've extracted/mounted/opened archives from many programs, many times, and you just can't use the disc 2, never works! Two thumbs down! Booo!!!

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