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I installed sims 2 open for business and keeping getting a error

You are running the wrong version of the sims2. Please run the sims2 kitchen and bath interior design stuff instead.

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  • mk8077 Jan 01, 2009

    I have the same problem. I have The Sims 2 Double Deluxe and then added Open for Business. Whenever I try to play Open for Business it tells me I am running the wrong version of Sims 2 and need to put the Double Deluxe disk in. I try that and then nothing happens and the game won't load. Please help!

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    Have Sims Double Deluxe and added Open for business and ave the same problem nautical272 described. Just read the suggested fix and really don't understand it.

  • Anonymous May 10, 2009

    I do not think that solution helped either. I tried starting with double deluxe but it says put in open for business. Then I do open for business and it tells me I am trying the wrong one...put the other in. Lame!

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You need to start the latest version the older one won't start the game. In this case you need to start the game with the Sims2 Kitchen and Bath SP starter file.

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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Ha, I kept searching and I found out that it just wants the newest expansion of The Sims 2...so if you have Pets, and install Open for Business - then insert the Pets cd, and run Pets - and it should have Open for Business as well.

Another solution was to uninstall Pets (or whatever version you have) and install Open for Business, and then reinstall Pets (or whatever)...this will lose all your saved sims and houses but I'm guessing it's better than nothing.

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Hi my sims 2 night life isnt working i put in the disc 1 and it says please install the sims2 installer before this producte


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I think university is the first or second expansion pack. I know there are issues if the expansions are not installed in order of their release. if you have say, seasons or freetime and then install university, it may not run correctly. You have to uninstall the packs or the game and re-install them in correct order. Yes, it's a big pain but I had to do it twice.
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I ininstalled sims2/double deluxe because I didn't want it because I got the sims2pets. but I found out I have to have the sims 2 double deluxe to install the sims2pets. When I enter the installation code...


Make sure there is no sims 2 content on your hard drive. if there are any EA folders on your comouter either in program files or in "my documents" delete them. Then try installing Double Deluxe again. Then you can install pets.
Pets is an expansion pack for the Sims 2 base game. Other expansion packs are University, Seasons, Free Time, Bon Voyage.Open for buisiness and Apartment Life...If you plan to get other expansion packs you should install them in order of their release to avoid future problems. Nightlife expansion is included with Double Deluxe.

A simple google search for sims 2 expansion packs will show you the correct order to install and descriptions of each pack and what they add to the game. Seasons lets your sims go fishing for example. They can cook the fish they catch, and also plant gardens, and experience the changing seasons from summer to winter.

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I have sims 2 open for business but no other sims 2 how could i play this game without installinq other sims2


Very sorry, but you can't. You HAVE to have The Sims 2. After installing that one, you can install other versions like yours. If you need other help, just search me up.
Grtz!

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Error message when installed Sims2 Open for business


Ha, I kept searching and I found out that it just wants the newest expansion of The Sims 2...so if you have Pets, and install Open for Business - then insert the Pets cd, and run Pets - and it should have Open for Business as well.

Another solution was to uninstall Pets (or whatever version you have) and install Open for Business, and then reinstall Pets (or whatever)...this will lose all your saved sims and houses but I'm guessing it's better than nothing.

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