I Bought The Sims Triple Deluxe And Hot Date about a year ago and after getting bored of it i lent it to my cousin, and a few weeks ago i felt like playing it, so after getting back from my cousin who takes no responsibily for it, ALL of the discs are scratched and dirty.
i am unable to install them because i get errors that the disc is unreadable.
I DECIDED TO DOWNLOAD THE SIMS THAT I PURCHASED, AND AFTER OBTAINING THEM, I UNPACKED ALL FILES, AND RAN THE SIMS, WORKED FINE!
THEN I INSTALLED LIVIN' IT UP, WHICH GOES IN A SEPERATE FOLDER, AND WHEN I RUN THE SIMS IT DOESNT RECOGNISE FURNITURE OR ANYTHING FROM LIVIN IT UP. WHY?
THIS THEN HAPPENED FOR ALL 5 THEM, I COULD ONLY CHOOSE TO PLAY EACH VERSION, BUT WHEN I INSTALLED THEM FROM CD BEFORE, THEY WERE COMBINED?
I HAVE TRIED E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G AND I HAVE NO ALTERNATIVE BUT TO CALL FOR HELP FROM THE SITE THAT HAS HELPED ME MOST.
If you have used downloaded versions to replace your original discs then it is possible they are not all the same version....you might for example have a mix of uk and multilanguage versions which are not fully compatible.
Just a thought.
If cleaning and using a restoring fluid as suggested by Hertz Van Rentyl doesn't let you install from the original cds then you are going to have to to one of two things........bite the bullet and replace the originals (with a mental note NEVER to lend to your cousin again) or return to the web and try to find compatible versions.