11-12-2012 01:02 PM - last edited on 01-14-2013 03:56 AM by EA_Ursula
I have been a player of Sims for over 10 years and particularly like Sims 2 I am not a fan of Sims .3. However I was highly disappointed when I got a new laptop with windows 8 and find Sims 2 is not compatible can you please advise me if there is ever going to be a fix to make this compatible or am I going to have to give up on Sims once and for all?
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11-14-2012 04:26 PM
I totally agree. I much prefer Sims 2 over Sims 3 and play Sims 2 far more often. I have managed to run Sims 2 in windows 8 (in XP service pack 3 compatability mode,) but mostly the game crashes or locks up or fails to load.
I would love a patch to fix the compatability problems.
11-17-2012 03:30 AM
Try installing Managed DirectX - link via SimPE site - I've now got the base game working smoothly, but have not yet tried any EP's.
01-04-2013 12:53 PM
I know a fix! Right click on the Sims 2 and click properties. Then go to the compatibility tab and check the box named 'compatibility mode' then set the drop down menu under it to Windows XP (service pack 3).
01-05-2013 11:35 AM
i had the sims 2 megaluxe, seasons, open for bussines, von voyage, and pets working on w8, then i installed university and hobbies and it was crashing everytime i opened cas. i tried compatibility mode and didnt work so i unistalled university and hobbies and it is now working again, it crashes from time to time though...
01-23-2013 02:23 PM
All my sims 2 games worked fine on my old windows 7 laptop but it broke and I got a new dell windows 8 laptop. Sadly when I install sims 2 and any expansion packs the game loads perfectly and I can only play for 5 minutes or less before a message appears saying "This application has crashed and will now terminate" I have looked online and but nothing helped. So far I have-
None of the above have worked and body shop only gets to the load screen before crashing.
Anyone sort this problem? mileyfrustrated:
01-27-2013 05:50 AM
Hi, I tried all of these things and the Sims 2 still does not work. I can play it for as long as two minutes until it crashes.
Anyone else have any ideas?
01-29-2013 09:28 AM
01-29-2013 04:29 PM
I just bought almost all of the sims 2 games on origen. It is a lot of money on a game that does not work with windows 8: (