Welcome to the forums! Let me try to help
First thing I would try is repairing the game through Origin. Just right click on the game and select the Repair option, Origin will do all the hard work
If that doesn't work, have you already tried to give compatibility mode a try?:
Click on the Compatibility tab.
You can check the box under Compatibility mode and choose your preferred version of Windows from the pull-down menu. Select to run the game in compatibility mode with Windows XP Service Pack 3.
I would also recommend checking the box beside “Run this program as an administrator.”
Click Apply to save your changes and then try launching your game again.
As Windows, and the hardware it runs on, has changed over time since the original launch of many of our games, unfortunately older games won't always run properly for you in compatibility mode under Windows 10, but it's worth trying!
Let us know if this helps, or if you have any questions!
Awesome, @niback1992!! Thanks for letting us know what helped!
Hope you have fun remembering The Sims 2!
Random thought because why not: one of my favourite objects in The Sims 2 is the Thinking Cap, I wish that existed in real life! :D
i am old and definitely electronically challenged! My eight year old granddaughter knows more than me about electronics! I just got back online after a 6 year absence from it! I still have windows 7 on my computer that I purchased in 2010 from Walmart just before i retired! I'm sure i have old drivers that need to be upgraded or what ever you do to them! the launcher started acting up after i tried to download becks animated farm horse, as mine was not working right! Now it will not launch at all and has all kinds of writing about sims on it as well! Help me please I want to play my sims!
@gramsharri , welcome back. Yes, you should update Windows 7, but do not update to Windows 10. So what exactly is the game doing? Is it launching? Or was it starting before you added the Farm Horse? Just trying to figure out what's going on so I can give you the right instructions.
It has a lot of writing on my launcher that it didn't have before i downloaded the farm horse! I finally got it to launch after i hit the remove script button several times! The farm horse works better at least they can ride but they can not brush or clean so something didn't get down loaded right! I would like to at least remove all the script on my launcher!? It's all about sims 4 & I only have many ( like 14 sims 2 games)! can't afford to go with other sims games! I am very happy with my sims 2 games! I have many custom downloads from mod the sims on my game! Are there any other sims 2 sites still available?
@gramsharri , there are several sites still devoted to Sims 2. You should be able to search Google for them.
@AbC5595a3631899 , you'd have to find out what make and model your Graphics card is and check the manufacturer's website for updated drivers. Once you download it, you'd need to follow the instructions from the site on how to install them.