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How can I get TS2?

Hi, as of right now the only PC sims game I've played is TS4. I've seen a few lets plays of TS2 and I would love to play it on my new PC but I have no idea where I would go about getting it. Does anyone know? Thanks.
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  • M13VulpeculaM13Vulpecula Posts: 15,715 Member
    You could try looking through (online) stores for secondhand copies and try to get a bargain.
    There used to be a way to receive the Ultimate Collection (all EP's and SP's) for free here, but that deal has expired now, kind of a shame that happened. :/
    Or, if you have a Mac, you can purchase a Mac-specific compilation (I believe Super Collection). Not all packs, but it's compatible.
  • MidnightSalem20MidnightSalem20 Posts: 4 New Member
    Best bet at this point is look on Ebay and buy second hand copies. The bad thing about that though is they are pricey (I've seen the complete collection for 100+ dollars), and a lot of times a disc or two is missing, and to top it off if you are on, say Windows 10, the disc version of The Sims 2 you system and settings can possibly require some tweaking to get to work. Honestly, unless you are desperate I would just wait. I'm sure some day Origin will re-release the games. No game as popular or financing successful remains 'out of print' forever. It might take 5+ years but I would bet my bottom dollar TS2 will rear its beautiful head once more on a digital format with full compatibility for the (then) current windows.
  • canitbemancanitbeman Posts: 349 Member
    edited November 1
    Since EA doesn't want to give The Sims 2: Ultimate Edition away for free anymore, they should sell it for $5-$10 USD on Origin or other services. Come on EA loads of people still want The Sims 2 and you can make some scratch too.
  • TheSimsandThewhoTheSimsandThewho Posts: 7 New Member
    All My sims 2 games are second hand
  • AllieSootieAllieSootie Posts: 355 Member
    I think second hand is the way to go for a PC. If anyone reading this has a Mac, you can get the Super Collection on the app store, which has mot expansion packs, but only a stuff packs.
  • pookysimsloverpookysimslover Posts: 311 Member
    edited December 5
    I have all the CD's of everything of The Sims 2, but, it doesn't work on any Windows newer than Vista, so don't waste your money on buying the CD's!

    Now I got my downloaded free version when I contacted EA about a problem I was having getting back on Origin, I just brought it up to the nice lady I was chatting with online and she asked me if I have at least the base game activation code, and I did, so I gave it to her and she gave me the game, added it to my library! And that was at the beginning of this year!

    I thought I had totally missed it, but I guess it depends on if you get lucky and talk to the right person from EA!

    But if you want to see if you can play them somehow or see if you can get the free download, here's a link to what I found on Ebay: https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=The+Sims+2+basegame&_sacat=45100

    They aren't really expensive either! Good luck, and Happy Simming!

    Okay, for some reason the link keep changing, so it wont let me put a direct link, but just search for The Sims 2 Basegame and you will find a few!
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  • BessiebooBessieboo Posts: 146 Member
    canitbeman wrote: »
    Since EA doesn't want to give The Sims 2: Ultimate Edition away for free anymore, they should sell it for $5-$10 USD on Origin or other services. Come on EA loads of people still want The Sims 2 and you can make some scratch too.

    Totally agree. I know EA want sims 4 to do well but not making sims 2 available to loyal fans and a new generation of simmers is not going to make people buy sims 4, you will either love it or not and I'm sure a lot of people will play both games as they are different enough to enjoy as individual games. I for one would be happy to pay for the digital version of sims 2 and sims and continue to buy expansion packs for 3 and 4 (when I can get a powerful enough computer).
  • CheesySimsLoverCheesySimsLover Posts: 175 Member
    I have all the CDs for The Sims 2, but my new computers don't have an activation code. I contacted EA about a separate issue and during the convo mentioned this; I
    I have all the CD's of everything of The Sims 2, but, it doesn't work on any Windows newer than Vista, so don't waste your money on buying the CD's!

    Now I got my downloaded free version when I contacted EA about a problem I was having getting back on Origin, I just brought it up to the nice lady I was chatting with online and she asked me if I have at least the base game activation code, and I did, so I gave it to her and she gave me the game, added it to my library! And that was at the beginning of this year!

    I thought I had totally missed it, but I guess it depends on if you get lucky and talk to the right person from EA!

    But if you want to see if you can play them somehow or see if you can get the free download, here's a link to what I found on Ebay: https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=The+Sims+2+basegame&_sacat=45100

    They aren't really expensive either! Good luck, and Happy Simming!

    Okay, for some reason the link keep changing, so it wont let me put a direct link, but just search for The Sims 2 Basegame and you will find a few!

    Similar to my story. I have all the CDs, but my current computers don't have disk drives. I contacted them regarding a separate issue and mentioned this during the conversation. They gave me the Ultimate Collection in my Origin library. :) I have heard many people get it this way.
  • CinebarCinebar Posts: 29,397 Member
    EA was giving away TS2UC since 2014 (at least that is when I got my email) so I can't fault them for no longer offering a whole series for nothing to anyone who could have a base game key code. Four years was a long time in my opinion to give those packs away for free. True most of us had most of it anyway, but still, I can't say one bad word about the long four years they offered this to players for free.
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  • CinebarCinebar Posts: 29,397 Member
    I have all the CDs for The Sims 2, but my new computers don't have an activation code. I contacted EA about a separate issue and during the convo mentioned this; I
    I have all the CD's of everything of The Sims 2, but, it doesn't work on any Windows newer than Vista, so don't waste your money on buying the CD's!

    Now I got my downloaded free version when I contacted EA about a problem I was having getting back on Origin, I just brought it up to the nice lady I was chatting with online and she asked me if I have at least the base game activation code, and I did, so I gave it to her and she gave me the game, added it to my library! And that was at the beginning of this year!

    I thought I had totally missed it, but I guess it depends on if you get lucky and talk to the right person from EA!

    But if you want to see if you can play them somehow or see if you can get the free download, here's a link to what I found on Ebay: https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=The+Sims+2+basegame&_sacat=45100

    They aren't really expensive either! Good luck, and Happy Simming!

    Okay, for some reason the link keep changing, so it wont let me put a direct link, but just search for The Sims 2 Basegame and you will find a few!

    Similar to my story. I have all the CDs, but my current computers don't have disk drives. I contacted them regarding a separate issue and mentioned this during the conversation. They gave me the Ultimate Collection in my Origin library. :) I have heard many people get it this way.

    USB DVD/CD drive costs about $38.00 the price of today's EPs. It's good to buy one.
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    TS4 without Terrian Tools is like Windows 8 or 10 without the Start Menu.


  • BessiebooBessieboo Posts: 146 Member
    I understand why EA have stopped giving out ultimate collection after four years. Its just a shame its not available to buy for new simmers who have yet to experience sims 2 or late comers who wasnt aware of ultimate collection. Its still such an awesome game.
  • SimsLovinLycanSimsLovinLycan Posts: 1,279 Member
    canitbeman wrote: »
    Since EA doesn't want to give The Sims 2: Ultimate Edition away for free anymore, they should sell it for $5-$10 USD on Origin or other services. Come on EA loads of people still want The Sims 2 and you can make some scratch too.

    Here, here! My guess is that they stopped offering the freebie because they probably plan to put UC on sale on origin for the franchise's 20th anniversary. I bet they'll charge a good $25-$40 for it, which is still a steal, considering that it would still cost quite a pretty penny on Amazon through independent sellers to get all the stuff packs and expansions on disk...and there's still no garauntee that all the disks will be in the box, let alone the activation codes. Since I only had the base game on disk when they did the promo in 2014 (bought new eight years before from Gamestop, Labor Day Weekend), I actually did end up getting the full game for $40!
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  • Destin2016Destin2016 Posts: 246 Member
    I’d pay EA to get The Sims 2 UC. I hope they will offer it sometime.
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