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  • ReittisReittis Posts: 21 Member
    > @djavor1992 said:
    > Hi guys, i was wondering if anyone can help me. I have finally saved enough money to buy a new laptop. I want to play the Sims 2 Ultimate Collection on it. I was wondering whether i would be able to run it smoothly with these specifications:
    > Intel Core i5-10210U Processor ( 1.60GHz 6MB )
    > Operating System
    > Windows 10 Home 64
    > Display Type
    > 15.6"FHD IPS Glare 1920x1080
    > Storage
    > 512GB SSD M.2
    > Warranty
    > One year Depot or Carry-in
    > AC Adapter
    > 65W
    > Graphics
    > Intel UHD Graphics
    >
    > I was specifically wondering whether the Intel UHD Graphics card would be able to run it with no major glitches? I haven't heard much about this one, but I know the Geoforce and NVIDIA are really good. Would it be better to get ones with those Graphics cards instead?
    >
    > Thanks

    I think that runs good and the biggest problem is probably with windows 10 system compatibility. So you may need to make a few adjustments to make The Sims 2 UC work well.

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/19JMr-FQSU3AlF7Kyvcrr7awTiHBDQSUNLG6qfaI6rOs/edit#heading=h.3rbjiqn6p865 (Start page 8).
  • ReittisReittis Posts: 21 Member
    I have new problem! The Sims 2 works Windows 10 lates version but In the game The Sims 2 "duplicates" notifications. See photos here: https://ibb.co/2Pb1gv7
    https://ibb.co/s3XYnWB

    I've already tried changed the resolution to lower and the game quality settings but didn't help.
  • Lucy_HenleyLucy_Henley Posts: 1,216 Member
    I recently installed Glamour Life Stuff and Mansion and Garden Stuff. The graphics have gone weird, as in the grass looks odd, smooth edges option is greyed out etc. I have Graphics Rules Maker. I tried editing the Graphics Rules.sgr file, but I didn’t have permission to save it or something, when I tried to save it said “access denied” or something. Ah well...
    Sims 3 Families: Jenningses, Delaunays
    Sims 4 Stories: Sulani at Heart, Magical Mastersons

    Mastersons Thread: Magical Mastersons: A Ginger Spellcaster Family

    Sulani at Heart Thread: Sulani at Heart
  • Rflong7Rflong7 Posts: 36,404 Member
    I recently installed Glamour Life Stuff and Mansion and Garden Stuff. The graphics have gone weird, as in the grass looks odd, smooth edges option is greyed out etc. I have Graphics Rules Maker. I tried editing the Graphics Rules.sgr file, but I didn’t have permission to save it or something, when I tried to save it said “access denied” or something. Ah well...

    Hi :)
    I hope this helps.
    https://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=479610
  • Lucy_HenleyLucy_Henley Posts: 1,216 Member
    Thanks @Rflong7. I will try that out!
    Sims 3 Families: Jenningses, Delaunays
    Sims 4 Stories: Sulani at Heart, Magical Mastersons

    Mastersons Thread: Magical Mastersons: A Ginger Spellcaster Family

    Sulani at Heart Thread: Sulani at Heart
  • Lucy_HenleyLucy_Henley Posts: 1,216 Member
    I know it’s over three months since you posted that solution, @Rflong7 , but I finally got around to changing it and it works! Not played Sims 2 in ages so it’ll be fun playing it again.
    Sims 3 Families: Jenningses, Delaunays
    Sims 4 Stories: Sulani at Heart, Magical Mastersons

    Mastersons Thread: Magical Mastersons: A Ginger Spellcaster Family

    Sulani at Heart Thread: Sulani at Heart
  • SharoniaSharonia Posts: 4,401 Member
    I just want to say thank you so much for this thread. I installed my Sims 2 game for the first time since just before the Sims 3 released and was having some problems getting smooth edges to work on my PC. I used the program from the opening post and it seems to have fixed everything graphic wise. I can't wait to play this game again. <3
  • MINDIKAMINDIKA Posts: 8 New Member
    Hi!
    I need help, I was testing some cc with the 50/50 method (for a different issue, that I hope I already have the solution for). I opened it, got into the cas to check if it was solved and closed it, everything running as always. But at one of those, it just wouldn't open any more, it just opens Origin and that's it, no message, no screen of any colour, nothing. I tried taking all cc, but atill won't open. I made a copy of all folders pre-new cc, just in case, but I don't dare erase the current ones and put those instead.
    I really don't know what can be the cause or how can I solve it :'(
  • Rflong7Rflong7 Posts: 36,404 Member
    edited January 22
    @MINDIKA wrote: »
    Hi!
    I need help, I was testing some cc with the 50/50 method (for a different issue, that I hope I already have the solution for). I opened it, got into the cas to check if it was solved and closed it, everything running as always. But at one of those, it just wouldn't open any more, it just opens Origin and that's it, no message, no screen of any colour, nothing. I tried taking all cc, but atill won't open. I made a copy of all folders pre-new cc, just in case, but I don't dare erase the current ones and put those instead.
    I really don't know what can be the cause or how can I solve it :'(

    Hi :)
    First thing I do is delete the Groups.cache. It's in the The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection folder.

  • MINDIKAMINDIKA Posts: 8 New Member
    > @Rflong7 said:
    > Hi :)
    > First thing I do is delete the Groups.cache. It's in the The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection folder.

    OMG! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! It worked! <3
  • Rflong7Rflong7 Posts: 36,404 Member
    @MINDIKA wrote: »
    > @Rflong7 said:
    > Hi :)
    > First thing I do is delete the Groups.cache. It's in the The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection folder.

    OMG! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! It worked! <3

    You're welcome. :mrgreen:
    You can delete it every now and again.
  • o0Sazie0oo0Sazie0o Posts: 23 Member
    I recently bought The Sims 2 special dvd edition, apparently it includes a bonus content dvd too with all stuff packs and expansion packs. I'm gonna test it out today, hopefully this is a legit version. I'm not fully sure if it is, cause all I got to test was my sister's ultimate edition. Although it looks legit so far.
  • o0Sazie0oo0Sazie0o Posts: 23 Member
    edited February 11
    I followed this guide and it helped my fix my Sims 2 problems, https://pleasantsims.com/sims-2-windows-10/ (Have to run it in administrator for it to work) the only difference is I never used graphics rules maker. Cause the only problem I had with graphics were shadows, all I used was this mod to fix my shadows. https://modthesims.info/d/569585/sim-shadow-fix-updated-2-jan-16.html

    I don't see any other problems but maybe I haven't notice them yet.

    UPDATE: so I saw other bugs and decided to run Graphics rule maker, unchecked disable shadows since I got a mod that fixed the black boxes and so far it looks good.

    Although I did use this guide before I saw anything about Graphics rule marker, this one actually has a guide on editing the files. https://simscommunity.info/2016/04/27/the-sims-2-setting-up-the-resolution-windowed-mode-smooth-edges-sim-shadows/

    I do prefer editing the files, cause it works either way. Plus this guide was what showed me where to find the mod for the shadow fix, very good mod I'd recommend if you want to keep the shadows.
    Post edited by o0Sazie0o on
  • ReittisReittis Posts: 21 Member
    edited October 10
    Reittis wrote: »
    I have new problem! The Sims 2 works Windows 10 lates version but In the game The Sims 2 "duplicates" notifications. See photos here: https://ibb.co/2Pb1gv7
    https://ibb.co/s3XYnWB

    I've already tried changed the resolution to lower and the game quality settings but didn't help.

    Any idea? As you can see the items "duplicate" so that they are partitioned transparent.

    [img][/img]IMG-20211010-154440.jpg
    Post edited by Reittis on
  • ReittisReittis Posts: 21 Member
    Reittis wrote: »
    Reittis wrote: »
    I have new problem! The Sims 2 works Windows 10 lates version but In the game The Sims 2 "duplicates" notifications. See photos here: https://ibb.co/2Pb1gv7
    https://ibb.co/s3XYnWB

    I've already tried changed the resolution to lower and the game quality settings but didn't help.

    Any idea? As you can see the items "duplicate" so that they are partitioned transparent.

    [img][/img]IMG-20211010-154440.jpg

    Problem solved! The problem was because the Smooth Edges setting was not on. I adjusted the softening of the edges to be softer and the problem disappeared!
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