Problem with installation of a game

  Daisy22 12:17 02 May 2008

I am trying to re-install The Sims on a PC which has already had it installed, and working before, but now it keeps coming up with an error saying


The system is windows XP and as I said it has already been installed and working correctly before (its just that some of the characters had "died" so our daughter wanted it all from scratch again.

Any ideas how to get over this problem please?

  Ditch999 12:29 02 May 2008

1. Clean the CD and make sure there are no scores on
2. Go to the C:\Program Files\Sims folder and delete it.
Then try re-installing

  Acx 02:11 03 May 2008

If you have got to the installing the expansion packs there is an order you have to install them in (earlier releases first)
the order is
"The Sims" or "The Sims Deluxe" or "The Sims Mega Deluxe"
"Living Large"
"House Party"
"Hot Date"
"Makin' Magic"
or do you mean Sims2?

  Acx 03:25 03 May 2008

"The Sims 2 University"
"The Sims 2 Nightlife"
"The Sims 2 Holiday Party Pack" (A Stuff Pack)
"The Sims 2 Open for Business"
"The Sims 2 Family Fun" (A Stuff Pack)
"The Sims 2 Glamour Life" (A Stuff Pack)
"The Sims 2 Pets"
"The Sims 2 Happy Holiday" (A Stuff Pack)
"The Sims 2 Seasons"
"The Sims 2 Celebration" (A Stuff Pack)
"The Sims 2 H&M" (A Stuff Pack)
"The Sims 2 Bon Voyage"

  Technotiger 08:28 03 May 2008

Hi, use click here to un-install the Sims completely.

During the un-install when it asks you to re-start your PC - don't re-start. Continue with the un-install because Revo goes a bit further in order to get rid of all left-overs. When given the option to Select All then Delete, do just that. Shortly after that the un-install will be complete - you should then re-start your PC.

You should now have a clean-slate to re-install the Sims.

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