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The Sims Deluxe Edition Help Please!!!

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Anonymous
September 25, 2005 3:41:02 PM

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ok, i just bought the sims deluxe edition and i went to the website and it
said that you have to have a Windows 95 or 98. Is there any other way that I
acn play tha sims on my windows xp? please help me.

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Anonymous
September 25, 2005 7:08:50 PM

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Hi,

"Lakesha XOXO" <Lakesha XOXO@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:B50CBCE1-2530-446E-BF9A-3EFBC5F331A7@microsoft.com...
| ok, i just bought the sims deluxe edition and i went to the website and it
| said that you have to have a Windows 95 or 98. Is there any other way that I
| acn play tha sims on my windows xp? please help me.
|

Try installing and playing that using 95/98 Compatibility mode.

To install a program using Windows XP's Compatibility Mode, hold
down SHIFT as you insert the game CD, use My Computer to browse
to the setup program, and then skip down to step 1 in the list below:

To run an installed program using Windows XP's Compatibility Mode,
first right click the program and "Send To..." / Desktop (create shortcut).

1.. Right click on the shortcut to the program.
2.. Click on Properties.
3.. Click on the Compatibility tab.
4.. Click on Run this program in compatibility mode and select one of these:
a.. Windows 95
b.. Windows 98
c.. Windows NT 4
d.. Windows 2000
5.. Under Display settings, check mark the mode that you think that is best:
a.. Run in 256 colors.
b.. Run in 640 X 480 screen resolution.
c.. Disable visual themes.

Click on Apply.Click on Ok.Double click on the program.

Of course, let's not forget to check for any patches or updates for that game.
A good place to find them is: www.avault.com/pcrl/patches_list.asp?letter=a

If you'd like to learn more information about compatibility mode, you can click the
link in the Compatibility tab that reads "Learn more about program compatibility",
or watch this Application Compatibility Power Point Presentation:
http://support.microsoft.com/servicedesks/webcasts/wc11...

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July 11, 2012 12:31:07 AM

I'm having problems too, when I'm installing it, it will get up to 95% and say component transfer error. wtF? :fou:  Also I'm running windows vista home premium, if that makes a difference.
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