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Re: installing sims 2 in order

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installing sims 2 in order

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Do I have to install the expansion packs in order ? what happens if I don't? 

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Re: installing sims 2 in order

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Here is the order that The Sims 2 should be installed in:

 

  • The Sims 2™ (or Sims 2 Deluxe, Sims 2 Double Deluxe or Sims 2 Holiday Edition, whichever you have)
  • University (or University Life Collection)
  • Nightlife (disregard if you have Sims 2 Deluxe or Double Deluxe)
  • Christmas Party Pack (US) OR Holiday Party Pack (UK)
  • Open for Business or Best of Business Collection
  • Family Fun Stuff or Fun with Pets Collection
  • Glamour Life Stuff
  • Pets (disregard if you have Fun with Pets Collection)
  • Happy Holiday Stuff (Disregard if you have Sims 2 Holiday Edition)
  • Seasons
  • Celebration Stuff (disregard if you have Double Deluxe)
  • H&M Fashion Stuff (disregard if you have Best of Business Collection)
  • Bon Voyage
  • Teen Style Stuff (disregard if you have University Life Collection)
  • FreeTime
  • Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff (disregard if you have Best of Business Collection)
  • IKEA Home Stuff (disregard if you have University Life Collection)
  • Apartment Life
  • Mansion & Garden Stuff (disregard if you have Fun with Pets Collection)

Also, be sure to patch whenever you are prompted by the game to do so. You can find a link to the latest patch here: The Sims 2 (original) Patch Help

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Re: installing sims 2 in order

Community Manager

Here is the order that The Sims 2 should be installed in:

 

  • The Sims 2™ (or Sims 2 Deluxe, Sims 2 Double Deluxe or Sims 2 Holiday Edition, whichever you have)
  • University (or University Life Collection)
  • Nightlife (disregard if you have Sims 2 Deluxe or Double Deluxe)
  • Christmas Party Pack (US) OR Holiday Party Pack (UK)
  • Open for Business or Best of Business Collection
  • Family Fun Stuff or Fun with Pets Collection
  • Glamour Life Stuff
  • Pets (disregard if you have Fun with Pets Collection)
  • Happy Holiday Stuff (Disregard if you have Sims 2 Holiday Edition)
  • Seasons
  • Celebration Stuff (disregard if you have Double Deluxe)
  • H&M Fashion Stuff (disregard if you have Best of Business Collection)
  • Bon Voyage
  • Teen Style Stuff (disregard if you have University Life Collection)
  • FreeTime
  • Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff (disregard if you have Best of Business Collection)
  • IKEA Home Stuff (disregard if you have University Life Collection)
  • Apartment Life
  • Mansion & Garden Stuff (disregard if you have Fun with Pets Collection)

Also, be sure to patch whenever you are prompted by the game to do so. You can find a link to the latest patch here: The Sims 2 (original) Patch Help

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Re: installing sims 2 in order

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how do I change the resolution from 800x600 I have the discs and windows 10. I have spent 2 days trying. i have lost two games trying to get it out of that resolution.

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Re: installing sims 2 in order

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Hello!

I have had that problem as well- what helped me is called The Graphic Rules Maker (just follow the instructions)

https://www.simsnetwork.com/tools/graphics-rules-maker 

As a side note, this only works on Sims 2

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Re: installing sims 2 in order

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Hi, this might be a long shot as we are in 2019 now and I’m still only playing sims 2... I’ve got every game downloaded bar free time and glamour life stuff, I’ve now brought both these packs. I’ve downloded every other game in the right order but do I have to uninstall and start again to install free time and glamour life stuff or will I be okay to just install the two games as they are? 

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Re: installing sims 2 in order

I've installed two EP's and Sp's out of order in the past and they seemed to have still worked. 

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Re: installing sims 2 in order

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i cant install seasons in sims 2. it worked on my old computer but not my laptop? i have double deluxe, masion and garden, fun with pets and most of the sp if that helps. (ik this is a long shot bc its 2019 but i gotta try lol)

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Re: installing sims 2 in order

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@Mythical-Muffins , does your laptop have Windows 10?

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Re: installing sims 2 in order

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@Tremayne4260 hey! Thank you for helping but I figured out what was wrong, and it's working now!
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@Mythical-Muffins , Yay!!!! Standard smile

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