I have had endless problems with my Sims 2 Deluxe. I know my video card is a little outdated, but I have played the game numerous times. Today I went to start up my game. I clicked the icon on my desktop. The screen popped up where you click play. I clicked play. The hourglass showed for a second, then disappeared. The game never popped up. It never loaded. I took everything off my computer. I deleted all files, etc. I did a manual install, as I usually have to, and it installed fine. I clicked play, the same thing happened AGAIN. Can anyone help? Please?