I loved sims 1. I have all my S1 games but my new computer won't let me play, no matter what work around I try. I would love it if they released S1 in a package like S2, but that doesn't seem like it's ever going to happen. So, if they remade S1 in S4, I think it would be great. S1 was fun, quirky and a little weird. All the EPs were great from vacations to superstar to hot date to makin' magic. Imagine if they remade S1 using S4 tech how cool it could be. S1 had all the fun I miss in S4.
I enjoyed playing TS1 so much, if Origins was able to create it as an automatic download I'd buy it. Superstar, Vacation and pets had to be my all time fav!! Its a bummer you cant play it on your computer
I usually create a single Sim, decide right off the bat if he/she is going to be magic or not, then have them go from being broke, to being filthy rich without using money cheats. Since these Sims don't grow old an die, I often have them go through all kinds of different careers, including all the performing ones. They go on Vacations a LOT, and they spend a lot of time perfecting all magic skills and have a fantastic garden and make all their own food. They usually paint a lot, and if I feel like adding more, I find, or create, a partner for my Sim. They get married sooner or later and the kids come along. . . I really do miss the game! My favorite Sim in Sims 1 was Hilda-Marie Johansen, a magic Sim that had come to this new town to find acceptance. She usually ends up getting fined regularly for doing magic in front of non-magic Sims. LOL
There is a thread to help resolve issues with running The Sims on Windows 7 or 10 - maybe that would help?
One of my favourite memories about careers on The Sims is just when you have achieved the top or one of the top career levels of any given career - chaos ensues and your Sim not only changes career but is demoted to a much lower level!
Can you provide a link to it or tell me where it is located?
Maybe one of these links will help on this forum will help resolve your issue?
i love so much TS1 but my TS1 it doesn't work
I did need my Makin Magic and House Party separate disks (as I had bought them as they came out) so my method wouldn't work for others. I did have to play in Windows 7 Compatability mode and as Administrator too.
Anyone have experience of playing Sims 1 for the first time after 2&3?
I played TS1 before Sims 2 or Sims 3, but I can tell you now some things Sims 1 has in common with 4: Object babies, no open world, no color wheel, no toddlers, no drivable cars (unless you find the rare custom content hacked object), and no weather. However, Sims 1 also has no aging ever, (except it is possible with Makin Magic to age a child into an adult with magic) no teenage life stage, no young adult life stage, but it does have probably the best fame expansion pack yet (Superstar), magic crafting, pets (not controllable by the player though and no horses), nectar making(including a secret recipe with...interesting side effects), beach volleyball with Vacation, cake dancers, a ridable "bull" (Hot Date), an evil genie (Livin Large), burglars (with scary music), the repo man, repairman and gardener NPCs (Livin Large), a chemistry set usable by adult Sims (Livin Large), Mrs Crumplebottom NPC (Hot Date), and party crashers and the mime (House Party), and a large train set, and buildable roller coasters and minigolf (Makin Magic). Sims 1 is also "darker" and harder to play than Sims 4: Sims 1 sims allowed to use a stove with under 3 cooking skill WILL burn down the kitchen. Extinguish is also usually not too effective in Sims 1, so be sure to install a smoke detector in every kitchen. Sims 1 burglars will usually go for electronics first, but they have been known to steal refrigerators on rare occasions. Even if caught, the object they stole will still need to be replaced in buy mode. There are no aspirations or wants in Sims 1: the aspirations in Sims 2, I think, came from different ways players had played Sims 1.
I remember using the "no CD" method of playing The Sims on older computers with no problem with Safedisk? or whatever Maxis used. I have a hazy memory of using "Virtual drives" and "Show hidden folders" and then copying the disks to my Hard drive then. Music had to be copied over etc. So long ago I have forgotten. The main thing was that Maxis "hid" stuff on the disks and they were not copied over so you had to include them.
BTW I often play Sims 4 Rush Hour on Windows 10. It is a download on Origin. (Though I have the original disks). I do cheat like mad with it though. I downloaded a Park lot years ago which adds millions to the city's exchequer when placed!
@SoniaSimmer I've got both full sets of Sims1, getting them one by one when they first came out and the full 4 CD set later.
Any information would be thankfully received for either version.
I would love it if there was an Origin Collection version for this one like the kind we got for Sims 2 (S2 Ultimate Collection) one day...
I've just seen your post asking for advice on installing The Sims 1; I'm sorry I haven't replied earlier.
Since I posted the steps I followed in another post, I'll quote myself just below, okay?
I hope you find this tutorial helpful, @Mchap353
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