Sims 2 Install problem

By merclogic ยท 167 replies
Dec 16, 2004
  1. Shioku

    Shioku TS Rookie

    Hokay heres my fix. What I did was I had 5 VCD's XD 1 For VirtualCloneDrive and 3 for DEAMON Tools. All I did was put DEAMON tools at 1 and uninstalled VCD. That fixed it for me.
  2. samoht

    samoht TS Rookie

    my sims game goes to were i select the folder to put it in and then say "language cannot be found" when i pick english.
    can someone please help?!
  3. Haaskev000

    Haaskev000 TS Rookie Posts: 49

    Your problem is that Your video card doesn't have high enough power to handle game. I had the problem of it running slow but a couple months ago we updated our video card and it runs awesome.
  4. jessminger

    jessminger TS Rookie

    How Do You Update Your video card?
  5. Haaskev000

    Haaskev000 TS Rookie Posts: 49

    You go to a store and buy it and put it in one of your PCI or I forget the other drive but it is quite simple but it can get expensive!

    Did you use gel toothpaste or regular?

    Give us your system specs.

    Is there possibly any of its components still on your system.
  6. jessminger

    jessminger TS Rookie

    what are system specs?
  7. Haaskev000

    Haaskev000 TS Rookie Posts: 49

    Here is the deal

    System specs- are things like your hardware, like video cards, memory, operating system (windows XP or VISTA!) I sure hope you know what that is!

    It can be found in the control panel, (i think!):suspiciou
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

  9. Super_Kasia

    Super_Kasia TS Rookie

    Sims 2 expansions

    Hey everyone everytime I try to install Sims 2 University [and i do have sims2] it tells me that

    TSData\Res\NeighbourhoodTemplate\U0002\Character\U0002_U00064.package has a problem,

    and I do have space on my computer, the Sims 2 I installed worked fine with installment and game play, so I want to figure out whats going on! ~_~

    Please reply
  10. Haaskev000

    Haaskev000 TS Rookie Posts: 49

    Your system specs can be found if you go to...

    START> RUN> and then type in dxdiag.

    That should get you to the system requirements
  11. horselover

    horselover TS Rookie

    i need some help. i have had the sims 2 for some time and i had it installed for a while. but then my computer crashed and all our memory was erased. im now trying to instal the sims 2 again. i have no problems with disk 1. it goes to 23% then it tells me to put in disk 2. i do and then it keeps going up to 44% then a message comes up saying "A problem occured when trying to transfer the file TSdata/res/sound/voice6.package from the media. do you want to retry to copy the file or cancel the installation?" When i press retry, it goes up 1% then the message comes up again. the first disk is more scratched then the second and its not even that scratched. Ive been to lots of websites over the past day and ive tryed everything but nothing has worked. i tryed disableing the anti virus, changeing the installationsheild, manully installing it and cleaning the disk but nothing has worked. it always gives me the mesage when it gets to 44% and on disk 2. i dont know what to do. Can anyone help me?
  12. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    I still dont see why this post has 25,107 views and only 60 post :haha:
  13. Haaskev000

    Haaskev000 TS Rookie Posts: 49

    No Kidding!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I think it is people just googling thier problem, that is how I Found this site!
  14. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    I forget how I found this site....but please L@@K before posting everyone :wave: !
  15. taf

    taf TS Rookie

    solution for getting past control1.dat error while installing

    I also received this error and with some experimenting, this worked for me:

    after i cancelled the failed install i did the following:
    1. i manually copied the control1.dat file to the c drive, in the expected location (EA Games/The Sims 2/TSData/Control/contro1.dat)
    2. i right clicked on this copy and selected "properties" and check "read-only" and then clicked "apply"
    3. I started the install process from the beginning and it worked - it seemed to skip right over the control1.dat file and the rest of the install was successful.

    good luck
  16. Bakb0ne

    Bakb0ne TS Rookie

    How I fixed the install problem for me...

    I have been having the same problem as most of you for weeks..

    After doing the following, I now have a playable install :)

    1. make images of your cds (use nero, clone cd, alcohol)
    2. install Virtual Clone Drive (
    3. goto DEVICE MANAGER and DISABLE your real cd/dvd drives (Not the SCSI as thats the image drive)
    4. now mount the SIMS 2 CD 1 image.
    5. start the installation
    6. when disc 2 is asked for, just right-click the virtual drive and click VIRTUAL CLONE DRIVE and then click MOUNT to choose the next image (ie CD 2)

    This worked for me, let me know if it works for you :)
  17. megantt

    megantt TS Rookie

    i cant install my sims 2..i get to where i have to enter in the code and it keeps telling me invalid code..what code am i sopposed to use??
  18. louiep

    louiep TS Rookie

    pls post sims11.package


    I figured that since my installation was hanging when it was trying to copy sims11.package, and the same is in the folder, unpacking and repackaging (re-zip)the whole thing works.

    Unfortunaltey, I am unable to get the sims11.package for the main sims2 file from anywhere, SOMEONE please post it.

  19. DamoJO

    DamoJO TS Rookie

    Sims 2 Installation problem

    Hi I am wondering how to solve a problem. I have a 200GB harddrive with a 6 GB C drive partition and the rest is D drive. I use C: for windows XP and drivers and D: for everything else (currently about 120 GB of stuff).
    My problem is that while the game will install ok (I have all EP's as well) it's the sheer amount of crap it wants to install to drive C: (I installed the game to D:).
    I have moved my virtual mem to D: and still can't free up enough space on C:

    Is there some way to have the C:/my documents/ea games/sims 2 dir on D:?

    Because I am not backing up, restoring, reinstalling 120GB of stuff just to repartition my harddrive. Nor am I replacing and ghosting a 200 GB HD.
  20. needspeedguy

    needspeedguy TS Rookie


    Please! If there is any way to do this, please tell me. I lost the 1st CD of the sims 2 and i can't find it. i have tried every no cd crack there is and they are all viruses. please help asap!
  21. BananasFoster17

    BananasFoster17 TS Rookie

    I was experiencing a problem with installing Sims 2: Nightlife. Sims 2 and University both installed properly and ran well. For some reason, while installing nightlife, i would insert disc 2/2 and at 99% through the installation process it would stop and have an error in retrieving "tsdata/control/control1.dat"

    That day i had also bought Open For Business, so i installed it and gave up on Nightlife for the night. I woke up tried what LuborK said by washing off the disc with warm soapy water, even though the disc looked clean. I then tried installing it again and it completed the installation this time.

    I'm not sure if it worked because i had installed Open For Business, or because i washed off the cd.

    Anyway, trying to install Nightlife 10 times in one night was very frustrating, but it installed without error in the morning thankfully.
  22. Dragon_fly

    Dragon_fly TS Rookie

    Transfer Error With Seasons

    Okay so I have had no problems like this one, and this is a doooosy.. I download the new Seasons patch and have had nothing but problems since. I went on the BBS and they told me to get rid of the patch to uninstall my last EP (Seasons) and then reinstall it. So I did.. Well I get about 61% done and I get this message:

    A problem has occured when trying to transfer the file 'E\TSBIN\Sims2 EP5.exe.' from the media

    So I tryed to manually install it like the forum said.. I get pretty much the same message: 'C\Game Disk\Disk 1\TSBIN\Sims2 EP5.exe. from the media.

    I am really confused what happened. I have never had this happen before.. Can anyone help me out on what to do.. I checked my disk it has no scratches or breaks in it..

    I even tried to uninstall the game and all ep's and sp's and all install fine except seasons...

    Thanks everyone...

    I just wanted to add.. When I go into my C drive/Program Files/EA Games/ The Sims 2 Seasons... The only file in there is the TSBin.. The one that I am having an issue with...

    All the other files have everything in them...

    Does that mean anything?
  23. ToniMccole1992

    ToniMccole1992 TS Rookie

    Please Help Me My Sims2 Will Not Install

    :( HElp my sims2 wont install when i put the disk in everything is going grand! untill after the register later part it says..''A problem occured when trying to transfer the file'TSData/sims3D/sims08.package' and then it says would you like to retry or cancel unstallation! and i clicked retry and it pops up again after every 2% so i kept on clicking retry and about 30 something % it just stoped then i clicked cancel and tried install it again but the same thing hapens! Whats wrong? i spent money on this gaem and its not working can you please help me?? PLEASE!

  24. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,186   +469

    Try cleaning the disk. There might be some dirt, grease, fingerprint or something that is interfering with the file copying.
  25. katie8

    katie8 TS Rookie

    Sims 2 problem

    I am trying to download sims 2 and it stops at 17% and something like there is a problem and it stops at Tsdata/res/sound/voice5.Package
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