December 2012 - last edited January 2013 by EA_Spectre
I know this says The Sims 3, but it's help for the Sims 2.
I recently bought a used Sims 2 Game (original) off Amazon. It works fine, except for when I put my downloads in to the Downloads Folder (mods and such) and then it freezes up at the start menu and won't start. I didn't know what to do, so I did some research and discovered I needed to install a patch.
I went to thesims2.ea.com/update and downloaded the patch. When it downloaded I clicked it and all that. It told me to insert CD 4, which I did. It showed a little window titled 'Applying Update' and below it, it said 'The Sims 2 Updater ' and below that it said 'objects.package' and then there was the progress bar. After about five seconds, it stops and another window pops up saying that 'thesims2_update_cd.exe has stopped working'' and the only option is to close the program. I've uninstalled the game about five times, I even deleted all of the downloads I downloade off of the sims 2 mods to see if it would change, but it doesn't. I have Windows 8, so I have to run the Sims 2 in Windows XP compatibility. Please help! I do not have any expansion packs or stuff packs either.
I have the same problem with the patch - it starts up - say there is an error and then stop and with the program error it "rewind" the patch (same as the ex. packs)
I have never had this problem before so it has too be something to do with windows 8.
I love TS2 and have all the packs, so help please!
Hi EA! I had all The Sims 1 games and then Sims 2 came out and needless to say I love The Sims 2 better...played for yrs. and then had some major health problems and haven't been able to play for yrs. My problem is I have all the Sims 2 games and Stuff packs and my desk top is a Windows 7 but I can't find the patches anywhere...I went to Mod The Sims and Sims VIP but they only have patches for some of the games and they don't work..causes errors and problems with the games. I sure miss when ya'll had the website to download all the patches after you installed each game. Is there any way possible I can get the patches for each game somewhere else?? I'm retired and this was one of my favorite games that I played for hours on end..lol.. Thank you for any help you can give me or direction to go! Have a great weekend! My email address is: [edit: email address removed]
@rhondacathey , you can do a Google search to find sites that house the Sims 2 patches. If you need any help installing the game, please let me know.
@lince918 , the same way. Since Sims 2 is an older game that has been sunset by EA, you'll need to do a Google search to find the sites that house the complete collection of patches for the game. They are out there, but you have to search for them.