Help us improve Answers HQ! Take Survey No, Thanks

The Sims 2 compatibility issues with Windows 8

by kelliel88

Original Post

The Sims 2 compatibility issues with Windows 8

★★★ Newbie

Hello, I recently purchased a new laptop with Windows 8. It is an HP ENVY m6 Entertainment PC. Today, I installed The Sims 2, which I ordered off of Amazon. I had no problem installing the four disk set, but when I was creating my Sim, the game stopped working. When I diagnosed the issue, A pop-up message told me that the game was having compatibility issues with my version of Windows. I turned on compatibility mode for the game, using Windows XP. It did the same thing though, and stopped working in Create a Sim. I tried other compatibility options, like lowering the screen resolution, etc. I don't know what to do. Please help!!

Message 1 of 2 (79 Views)

Re: The Sims 2 compatibility issues with Windows 8

Community Manager

Can you try to patch the game to the latest version? The Sims 2 (original) Patch Help

Message 2 of 2 (67 Views)

Want more Sims?

Check out our Sims forums for tutorials and all things Sims.

View more

Check out the new EA Help!

We want to make finding the help you need better, faster, and easier.

So, we’ve had some work done at