Sims 2 Windows 8 compatibility

By jo_andrews91
Mar 4, 2013
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  1. I very recently purchased a new laptop and was very happy knowing I'd be able to play all my sims games (old computer couldn't hack it). However, after I installed just the original DVD edition sims 2 disc, I attempted to play it and within 2 minutes on the C-A-S screen the game crashed. I got a message saying "The application has crashed. The application will now terminate". I have attempted this like 15 times now and always the same result. I'm really frustrated about it considering this game works with my crappy old computer, but not my modern and expensive laptop lol.
    My specs are:
    Intel cores i5-3210 cpu @ 2.5ghz
    6gb RAM
    750GB Hard drive
    Windows 8 64-bit
    DirectX 11
    Intel HD Graphics 4000

    I would really appreciate any help, thanks.
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,186   +469

    Try changing the compatibility mode to Windows XP and make sure you install all game patches.

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