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Game patchs I have just installed the EA gmae The Sims. The programme opens but will continue loading for hours and hours and not respond. I've been told it is because the game is not Vista Compatiable. Are there any solutionsor patchs I can download?

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Do you mean the sims 1 or 2?

well, you can run either one of them in compatibility mode, rightclick the exe or shortcut, press options, press compatibility (if i'm right, my pc is in another language) and choose windows XP service pack 2

good luck

Posted on Apr 13, 2008

  • Dick van Zalinge Apr 13, 2008

    oh yeah, maybe it's a good idea (in the same screen) to disable visual styles and enable run as administrator


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Hello and thank you for your question,

I can see how this can be frustrating. Please visit the following link and contact EA so they may advise you on issuing your serial.



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If the game is currently installed on a computer you can find the serial numbers within the windows registry. If you choose to do this just be very careful to only click on the needed items and folders.
If you have windows XP click start, then click run. Type in regedit and press enter.
For windows vista and windows 7 click the windows icon in the bottom left and in the search bar type in regedit and press enter.
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