Sims 2 does not start at all - Please read first post carefully before posting

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Re: [Info Request] Sims 2 does not start at all - Please read first post carefully before posting

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Hero

Not sure if it's ok to post that link either so I removed it for now.

 

Just tell people what you googled to find ...

 

I'm unsure what I'm allowed to do and since it's the weekend, I can't really ask the CM. I will try find out what to do tomorrow. 

 

This is definitly not an officially supported fix so you're all be doing at your own risk if you download a dll from the Internet.

Good Luck
Crin

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Message 21 of 71 (2,449 Views)

Re: [Info Request] Sims 2 does not start at all - Please read first post carefully before posting

★ Novice

OS: Win7 Ultimate 64-bit

Virus: Microsoft Sercuirt Essentials (no non-Microsoft program)

Emulator: No, but could you be more specific if there are certain applications causing an issue?

Other Sims: never had anything on this HD

Repair option did not work

 

Source
The Sims 2 EP9

Summary
Stopped working

Date
‎7/‎25/‎2014 8:44 PM

Status
Report sent

Description
Faulting Application Path:    C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSBin\Sims2EP9.exe

Problem signature
Problem Event Name:    APPCRASH
Application Name:    Sims2EP9.exe
Application Version:    1.17.0.66
Application Timestamp:    00000000
Fault Module Name:    PAUL.DLL
Fault Module Version:    4.1.1.20
Fault Module Timestamp:    4c9bc521
Exception Code:    c0000094
Exception Offset:    0001bd7b
OS Version:    6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID:    1033
Additional Information 1:    3ca4
Additional Information 2:    3ca464e02b69c4ebb70bb7f2e5e9bf09
Additional Information 3:    e20e
Additional Information 4:    e20e5810a9afc05e7da28c3e894d647e

Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID:    379221583

Message 22 of 71 (2,446 Views)

Re: [Info Request] Sims 2 does not start at all - Please read first post carefully before posting

★★★ Novice

Well I think that the link would be very helpful for other people with the same problem, but I understand that you can't support that solution oficially until it's approved. So, following your advice, I googled for

sims 3 paul.dll download

 But it will be probably easier to find if you add the dll version 

sims 3 paul.dll download 4.1.1.14

 

;-) 

Message 23 of 71 (2,439 Views)

Re: [Info Request] Sims 2 does not start at all - Please read first post carefully before posting

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Hero

The emulator part is just a guess since paul.dll is a part of SecuRom. It's possible that it's not the issue.

 

@Zielonooka125 Yeah, I'm sorry. It's the best I can do atm. I don't work for EA so I need the EA guys to approve this fix if I offer it on the first page of a sticky thread.

Good Luck
Crin

Trennlinie

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Please only contact me via PM when asked to do so.



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Message 24 of 71 (2,438 Views)

Re: [Info Request] Sims 2 does not start at all - Please read first post carefully before posting

★★★ Novice

I was successful in launching the game using the methods described above and restarting my computer. 

Thank you for pin-pointing the problem for us. It's much appreciated. 

Message 25 of 71 (2,422 Views)

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★★★ Newbie

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Sims2EP9.exe
Application Version: 1.17.0.66
Application Timestamp: 00000000
Fault Module Name: PAUL.DLL
Fault Module Version: 4.1.1.20
Fault Module Timestamp: 4c9bc521
Exception Code: c0000094
Exception Offset: 0001bd7b
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 4105
Additional Information 1: 3ca4
Additional Information 2: 3ca464e02b69c4ebb70bb7f2e5e9bf09
Additional Information 3: e20e
Additional Information 4: e20e5810a9afc05e7da28c3e894d647e

 

Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID: 379221583

 

No cd emulators for me, and I use Microsoft Security Essentials

Message 26 of 71 (2,423 Views)

Re: [Info Request] Sims 2 does not start at all - Please read first post carefully before posting

★★ Novice

What's your operating system ?
Windows 8.1 Pro
What Antivirus Software are you using ?
I wouldn't call them "antivirus software", but I have Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SpyBot Search&Destroy
Do you have any CD Emulator software installed like Nero or alcohol or something along this line
Daemon Tools Lite
Do you have any downloaded version of the Sims 3 or Sims 3 Medevial on your system ?
No

 

Source
The Sims 2 EP9

 

Stopped working

 

Date
‎25/‎07/‎2014 13:48

 

Status
report sent

 

 

description
Failed Application Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSBin\Sims2EP9.exe

 

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Sims2EP9.exe
Application Version: 1.17.0.66
Stamp Date / Time of Application: 00000000
Fault Module Name: paul.dll
Fault Module Version: 4.1.1.20
Stamp Date / Time Fault Module: 4c9bc521
Exception Code: c0000094
Exception Offset: 0001bd7b
OS Version: 6.3.9600.2.0.0.256.49
Locale ID: 3082
Additional Information 1: 4b2c
Additional Information 2: 4b2cda73e3e85bf8039247a64e4f065d
Additional Information 3: 8356
Additional Information 4: 835608f7c75e0f26482f830bade0df71

 

Additional information about the problem
Compartment Memory ID: c7def9f87da436c488593216e0dc6c99 (73393665615)

Message 27 of 71 (2,393 Views)

Re: [Info Request] Sims 2 does not start at all - Please read first post carefully before posting

★★★★ Novice

Hey guys!

 

After change the older PAUL.DLL to a dowloaded version, the game launch normaly! Its works! Yeah, works fine for me too!!!

 

Just download a new PAUL.DLL search in google...

 

and then, put the new DLL in the directory "Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSBin" or the local with your game are installed substitute the older paul.dll for the version downloaded (maybe create a restoration point or don't delete the original PAUL.DLL, create a backup or paste the original archive in other location). Change the compatibility mode  to a Windows XP SP3 (my case, i have a windows 7 home basic - 64 bits) and toogle the "run in administrator account" in the executable to launch the game.

 

I do this, and launch normally, works for me.

 

Creditis to @Zielonooka125 and thx so much to share your discovery!

 

And thx so much for the support @

 

Have fun!

 

Message 28 of 71 (2,387 Views)

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★★★ Newbie

All I have is Sims 2. This is details I'm being given:

 


Process ID: 1b94
Start Time: 01cfa95c75b2fda8
Termination Time: 23
Application Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSBin\Sims2EP9.exe
Report Id:

Message 29 of 71 (2,365 Views)

Re: [Info Request] Sims 2 does not start at all - Please read first post carefully before posting

★ Novice

Ok, This was my first reply in this post:

 

Spoiler

Ok, I have the same problem here

 

Source
The Sims 2 EP9

Summary
Stopped working

Date
‎7/‎27/‎2014 12:54 AM

Status
Report sent

Description
Faulting Application Path:    C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSBin\Sims2EP9.exe

Problem signature
Problem Event Name:    APPCRASH
Application Name:    Sims2EP9.exe
Application Version:    1.17.0.66
Application Timestamp:    00000000
Fault Module Name:    PAUL.DLL
Fault Module Version:    4.1.1.20
Fault Module Timestamp:    4c9bc521
Exception Code:    c0000094
Exception Offset:    0001bd7b
OS Version:    6.3.9600.2.0.0.256.48
Locale ID:    1033
Additional Information 1:    4b2c
Additional Information 2:    4b2cda73e3e85bf8039247a64e4f065d
Additional Information 3:    8356
Additional Information 4:    835608f7c75e0f26482f830bade0df71

Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID:    c7def9f87da436c488593216e0dc6c99 (73393665615)



I have Windows 8.1 and an AMD C-60 processor. Also an AMD Radeon HD 6290 Graphics and 6GB DDR3 of RAM

 

And now i complement it:

 

  • What's your operating system?  Windows 8.1
  • The error message you get as shown above I "spoiled" it up in this reply
  • What Antivirus Software are you using? No Antivirus installed. Only the "Microsoft Seurity Essencials" Included on Windows 8.1
  • Do you have any CD Emulator software installed like Nero or alcohol or something along this line  No, the same "ISO Mount" that comes with Windows 8.1
  • Do you have any downloaded version of the Sims 3 or Sims 3 Medevial on your system?  No. Only The Sims 2

 

Ok, now. The solution pointed a few messages below of my first reply WORKED FOR ME

 

I download the "paul.dll" from the FIRSTlink. I searched for:

 

 

sims 3 paul.dll download 4.1.1.14
Message 30 of 71 (2,317 Views)