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  • ausfordausford Posts: 1 New Member
    he was the nicest person ever and told me to go for newer versions
  • PapaTyseePapaTysee Posts: 34 Member
    I only just now found out they had a UC giveaway. Anyone still know if I can use disks?
  • WarGreymon77WarGreymon77 Posts: 77 Member
    Guys... See the post at the top of this board?

    "Ending code support for The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection"
  • PapaTyseePapaTysee Posts: 34 Member
    Yea I saw that, I was only asking if it is still possible to just install the game and packs via disk..
  • M13VulpeculaM13Vulpecula Posts: 16,914 Member
    PapaTysee wrote: »
    Yea I saw that, I was only asking if it is still possible to just install the game and packs via disk..

    That's certainly possible. :)
  • PapaTyseePapaTysee Posts: 34 Member
    > @M13Vulpecula said:
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    I hope so, was really upset when I found out the code is no longer offered. Hadn't even heard about it till I found out it was closed ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ
  • M13VulpeculaM13Vulpecula Posts: 16,914 Member
    PapaTysee wrote: »
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    I hope so, was really upset when I found out the code is no longer offered. Hadn't even heard about it till I found out it was closed ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ

    If your pc is newer though (Windows 8 or 10) I'd recommand running the Graphic Rules Maker on your game before playing. Because the game by default does not recognise the latest graphics cards, it automatically locks into low graphical options. Running the GRM fixes that and allows your game to look more up-to-date.
  • PapaTyseePapaTysee Posts: 34 Member
    > @M13Vulpecula said:
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    > If your pc is newer though (Windows 8 or 10) I'd recommand running the Graphic Rules Maker on your game before playing. Because the game by default does not recognise the latest graphics cards, it automatically locks into low graphical options. Running the GRM fixes that and allows your game to look more up-to-date.

    Okay. Do I need a DVD or CD rom external drive? (PC doesn't have one built in)
  • M13VulpeculaM13Vulpecula Posts: 16,914 Member
    PapaTysee wrote: »
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    > If your pc is newer though (Windows 8 or 10) I'd recommand running the Graphic Rules Maker on your game before playing. Because the game by default does not recognise the latest graphics cards, it automatically locks into low graphical options. Running the GRM fixes that and allows your game to look more up-to-date.

    Okay. Do I need a DVD or CD rom external drive? (PC doesn't have one built in)

    If you want to install the game from CD's then I think you'd need one. :/
  • PapaTyseePapaTysee Posts: 34 Member
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    > If you want to install the game from CD's then I think you'd need one. :/

    I know that :P Was just wondering which one. Never really payed attention to these kinds of things back when I had a computer with one (RIP Dinosaur)
  • M13VulpeculaM13Vulpecula Posts: 16,914 Member
    PapaTysee wrote: »
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    > > If your pc is newer though (Windows 8 or 10) I'd recommand running the Graphic Rules Maker on your game before playing. Because the game by default does not recognise the latest graphics cards, it automatically locks into low graphical options. Running the GRM fixes that and allows your game to look more up-to-date.
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    > Okay. Do I need a DVD or CD rom external drive? (PC doesn't have one built in)
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    > If you want to install the game from CD's then I think you'd need one. :/

    I know that :P Was just wondering which one. Never really payed attention to these kinds of things back when I had a computer with one (RIP Dinosaur)

    Oh. I only noticed the "external" just now. :sweat_smile: My bad. I don't know a lot about external CD drives, so I unfortunately can't help you with the specs, but that does sound like a way to get the game installed. :)
  • WarGreymon77WarGreymon77 Posts: 77 Member
    edited April 22
    PapaTysee wrote: »
    Yea I saw that, I was only asking if it is still possible to just install the game and packs via disk..
    Oh yeah, I just went through that whole process on Windows 10. It's not that hard really. It involved editing a couple of text files. Only problem I'm having is that it takes a full 4 minutes for the game to launch. After that, it's fine.
  • KhemKat19KhemKat19 Posts: 99 Member
    @PapaTysee You'll need an external optical disk drive, you just plug it in via USB :) my laptop doesn't have a built-in one either, so that's what I use when I install games from disk. I also highly recommend the graphics rules, my Sims 2 looks great with them! Best of luck!
  • PapaTyseePapaTysee Posts: 34 Member
    Okay thanks guys :)
  • LindiOutOfAfricaLindiOutOfAfrica Posts: 16 Member
    I got it my Ultimate Collection copy in May 2017, using the EA online chat. I didn't even need to prove that I owned Sims 2 (even though I do), as I had both Sims 3 and 4 on Origin at the time.

    My little sister successfully got her Ultimate Collection copy last year somewhere, using the Sims 2 copy. Though, as she didn't own Sims game at the time, was asked to provide the code and pictures of the game as proof.
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  • PapaTyseePapaTysee Posts: 34 Member
    > @KyokoChan said:
    > I got it my Ultimate Collection copy in May 2017, using the EA online chat. I didn't even need to prove that I owned Sims 2 (even though I do), as I had both Sims 3 and 4 on Origin at the time.
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    > My little sister successfully got her Ultimate Collection copy last year somewhere, using the Sims 2 copy. Though, as she didn't own Sims game at the time, was asked to provide the code and pictures of the game as proof.

    Yea they stopped the giveaway officially last October for who knows why..
  • StewWithRiceStewWithRice Posts: 1 New Member
    Hey there pals! Anyone still there? Curious if any of you knew when / why the game was "Removed from our database" -A helpful assistant? I tried to get my copy of the game into my account (Friend did it a while back, and I wanted to get my copy in) but I was told I couldn't be given it because the game had been removed from their database! I found this kinda weird because I logged into my account on a friends computer that had it and tried to play it, and it was attempting to verify that I owned it and asked for a product code! Any ideas (Or somehow unused product codes???? jk)
  • dezoutlouddezoutloud Posts: 34 Member
    Hey there pals! Anyone still there? Curious if any of you knew when / why the game was "Removed from our database" -A helpful assistant? I tried to get my copy of the game into my account (Friend did it a while back, and I wanted to get my copy in) but I was told I couldn't be given it because the game had been removed from their database! I found this kinda weird because I logged into my account on a friends computer that had it and tried to play it, and it was attempting to verify that I owned it and asked for a product code! Any ideas (Or somehow unused product codes???? jk)

    They stopped giving them away in October 2018, no one knows why.
  • WarGreymon77WarGreymon77 Posts: 77 Member
    I believe they're just trying to push The Sims 4 onto everyone, and the best way to do it is to remove older Sims games from Origin. I'm sure The Sims 3 will suffer the same fate in time.
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