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sims 2 wont launch

when i try to launch sims 2 it just freezes up my pc. i have no mods or cc and i have tried reinstalling it multiple times. i am running windows pro 10 64 bit.


  • Rflong7Rflong7 Posts: 35,791 Member
    Hi :)

    Have you used anything to help your computer recognize the game? How long before you cut it off?

    Always choose - Run as administrator when starting the game.
  • Blazko64Blazko64 Posts: 34 Member
    i recently reformatted my pc and i am on windows 10 pro 64bit but even when i try to run it as admin it just locks up my pc. i got over 200 hours on the sims 2 complete collection on origin i dont know whats wrong. all my drivers are up to date as well.
  • KendranaKendrana Posts: 2,047 Member
    edited October 24
    I have the same or similar problem (or at least I think so anyway). The game makes my PC not respond for about 10 minutes after launching it from Origin. After the 10 minutes it finally launches. This started at some point at the beginning of this year. When contacted EA support at that time, they claimed that the latest graphic drivers for my AMD card are out of sync with the game (whatever that means). There may never be a fix/solution since there was an announcement that support for TS2 (including the Ultimate Collection through Origin) was being discontinued soon after I contacted them.
  • CinebarCinebar Posts: 31,057 Member
    Try deleting your cache files inside your TS2UC documents folder. They still clog up the game even if you are playing through Origin. Some of us aren't. But they still need to be deleted every few sessions.
    "Games Are Not The Place To Tell Stories, Games Are Meant To Let People Tell Their Own Stories"...Will Wright.

  • k_reeser1k_reeser1 Posts: 122 Member
    it locks up for me too,it will eventaully launch,just give it time,i think a windows update a few months back messed with the way windows 10 handles 32 bit games

  • troshalomtroshalom Posts: 271 Member
    Are you playing Sims 2 Ultimate? I know you have to launch sims 2 directly and not from Origin. You also need to do some changes to some files that updates the list to add your video card, increase game memory and a mod to remove shadows.

    After that it should play without issues
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