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!