Installing the mod that bypasses the disc and running the game in compatibility mode for Windows XP SP2 fixed the problem for me. A modified Sims.exe to do this can be found here:
I have uploaded it to Google Drive, as the website I found it on was a bit sketchy. I scanned it with my anitvirus and it came up normal... Google Drive also scans anything you upload with it's antivirus, but regardless use at your own risk. Please note that this is not a link to a pirated version of the game, just a fixed Sims.exe that will allow the game to launch on Windows 10. I own the game and installed it on my computer via the installation disks. Obviously you will have to own the game too for this to work.
Instructions on getting it working:
1.) Make sure you already have the game installed on your computer.
2.) Go to :C > Program Files (x86) > Maxis > Sims. Rename the Sims.exe to sims.old. Make sure you keep this file in case the new one doesn't work.
3.) Download the file and move the new Sims.exe to the same folder (:C > Program Files (x86) > Maxis > Sims).
4.) Launch, run the game in compatibility mode if necessary.
5.) If it works, enjoy. If not, remove the new Sims.exe and change the old one to it's original name.
Hopefully this helps anyone who's spent hours searching the internet trying to find a solution to this issue.
All credit goes to this simmer here. It worked for me, I had each game installed up to making magic. I had to click on cancel everytime it told me to laod the disk the first few times but now my game loads no problem.
Just a reminder if you don't play the game in full screen you will have the black box issue and it can easily be resolved by just pressing the control, alt and delete buttons and just exiting out of that screen. Once you back to the sims screen the black box will be gone
Just like I showed other simmers here
I do the black screen everytime I load it, all you do is hit the control alt and delete
key and then cancel the page then its back to normal
So game loads with just a black square
Hit the control alt and delete buttons
That screen will come up, it has cancel at the bottom, just hit the cancel button. I can't printscreen that page so had to look for this one on the internet via google image
When the above page exits your game will be perfect minus the black block
This only happens if I play my game in minimised windows, when I was playing it in full screen it did not happen one time, game ran perfectly, I just prefer minimised screen
I hope this helps some of you to play on windows 10