Sims 1

Posted: 12-28-2008, 08:07 AM

I have The Sims 1 Complete Collection, and am using an Acer with Vista
Premium 64x (to my knowledge, there's a folder that specifies 64x & I'm
honestly not computer savvy).

I loaded the Sims onto the computer, and when ever I switched to a
different neighborhood (neighborhood three was the biggest culprit), the
pop ups for the patches for the expansion packs would run repeatedly. I
wasn't unable to stop them or exit Sims, so I restarted the machine,
uninstalled the game, and then reinstalled. Now it's only running the
script whenever I swap back and forth between neighborhoods, but it is
not saving any changes I make to houses or even the tutorial house with
the Newbies. Can anyone help me in getting this to work? I understand if
I can't move the families I had, but I'd at least like to be able to
start over a new game. x_x

For the error message, all it gives me is a generalized message that
the house/game ran into an error and was unable to save.


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Sims 1
Posted: 12-28-2008, 08:07 AM

I have The Sims 1 Complete Collection, and am using an Acer with Vista
Premium 64x (to my knowledge, there's a folder that specifies 64x & I'm
honestly not computer savvy).

I loaded the Sims onto the computer, and when ever I switched to a
different neighborhood (neighborhood three was the biggest culprit), the
pop ups for the patches for the expansion packs would run repeatedly. I
wasn't unable to stop them or exit Sims, so I restarted the machine,
uninstalled the game, and then reinstalled. Now it's only running the
script whenever I swap back and forth between neighborhoods, but it is
not saving any changes I make to houses or even the tutorial house with
the Newbies. Can anyone help me in getting this to work? I understand if
I can't move the families I had, but I'd at least like to be able to
start over a new game. x_x

For the error message, all it gives me is a generalized message that
the house/game ran into an error and was unable to save.


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Re: Sims 1
Posted: 12-29-2008, 06:23 PM
RaspberryTears <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in
news:0be258484b305e49c0c1f9aab589140d@nntp-gateway.com:
>
> I have The Sims 1 Complete Collection, and am using an Acer with Vista
> Premium 64x (to my knowledge, there's a folder that specifies 64x &
> I'm honestly not computer savvy).
>
> I loaded the Sims onto the computer, and when ever I switched to a
> different neighborhood (neighborhood three was the biggest culprit),
> the pop ups for the patches for the expansion packs would run
> repeatedly. I wasn't unable to stop them or exit Sims, so I restarted
> the machine, uninstalled the game, and then reinstalled. Now it's only
> running the script whenever I swap back and forth between
> neighborhoods, but it is not saving any changes I make to houses or
> even the tutorial house with the Newbies. Can anyone help me in
> getting this to work? I understand if I can't move the families I had,
> but I'd at least like to be able to start over a new game. x_x
>
> For the error message, all it gives me is a generalized message that
> the house/game ran into an error and was unable to save.
Chances are Sims 1 tries to save games in the Program Files (x86)
folder. Vista doesn't allow this unless the game is running in Admin
mode. You can try right-clicking on the Sims startup icon and choose
"Run as Administrator" that should get rid of the error.

If you want to allievate this problem altogether, install the game into
the "ProgramData" folder (C:\ProgramData\EA GAMES\The Sims - for
example, notice there's no space between Program and Data). This folder
doesn't have access restrictions so you can run the game in normal mode
and it "should" work.

Good luck,
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Joe
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Re: Sims 1
Posted: 12-29-2008, 06:23 PM
RaspberryTears <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in
news:0be258484b305e49c0c1f9aab589140d@nntp-gateway.com:
>
> I have The Sims 1 Complete Collection, and am using an Acer with Vista
> Premium 64x (to my knowledge, there's a folder that specifies 64x &
> I'm honestly not computer savvy).
>
> I loaded the Sims onto the computer, and when ever I switched to a
> different neighborhood (neighborhood three was the biggest culprit),
> the pop ups for the patches for the expansion packs would run
> repeatedly. I wasn't unable to stop them or exit Sims, so I restarted
> the machine, uninstalled the game, and then reinstalled. Now it's only
> running the script whenever I swap back and forth between
> neighborhoods, but it is not saving any changes I make to houses or
> even the tutorial house with the Newbies. Can anyone help me in
> getting this to work? I understand if I can't move the families I had,
> but I'd at least like to be able to start over a new game. x_x
>
> For the error message, all it gives me is a generalized message that
> the house/game ran into an error and was unable to save.
Chances are Sims 1 tries to save games in the Program Files (x86)
folder. Vista doesn't allow this unless the game is running in Admin
mode. You can try right-clicking on the Sims startup icon and choose
"Run as Administrator" that should get rid of the error.

If you want to allievate this problem altogether, install the game into
the "ProgramData" folder (C:\ProgramData\EA GAMES\The Sims - for
example, notice there's no space between Program and Data). This folder
doesn't have access restrictions so you can run the game in normal mode
and it "should" work.

Good luck,
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RaspberryTears
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Re: Sims 1
Posted: 12-30-2008, 09:52 PM

I ran it as an admin and it worked! Thank you so, so, so much! Now
just need to figure out how to move my families over. xD

Joe;923446 Wrote:
> RaspberryTears <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote i
> news:0be258484b305e49c0c1f9aab589140d@xxxxxx-gateway.com
> > > >
> >
> > > I have The Sims 1 Complete Collection, and am using an Acer wit
> > Vist
> > > Premium 64x (to my knowledge, there's a folder that specifies 64x
> > > I'm honestly not computer savvy)
> >
> > > I loaded the Sims onto the computer, and when ever I switched to
> > > different neighborhood (neighborhood three was the biggest culprit)
> > > the pop ups for the patches for the expansion packs would ru
> > > repeatedly. I wasn't unable to stop them or exit Sims, so I restarte
> > > the machine, uninstalled the game, and then reinstalled. Now it'
> > onl
> > > running the script whenever I swap back and forth betwee
> > > neighborhoods, but it is not saving any changes I make to houses o
> > > even the tutorial house with the Newbies. Can anyone help me i
> > > getting this to work? I understand if I can't move the families
> > had
> > > but I'd at least like to be able to start over a new game. x_
> >
> > > For the error message, all it gives me is a generalized message tha
> > > the house/game ran into an error and was unable to save. > > Chances are Sims 1 tries to save games in the Program Files (x86
> folder. Vista doesn't allow this unless the game is running in Admi
> mode. You can try right-clicking on the Sims startup icon and choos
> "Run as Administrator" that should get rid of the error
>
> If you want to allievate this problem altogether, install the gam
> int
> the "ProgramData" folder (C:\ProgramData\EA GAMES\The Sims - fo
> example, notice there's no space between Program and Data). Thi
> folde
> doesn't have access restrictions so you can run the game in norma
> mod
> and it "should" work
>
> Good luck
> -
> Jo
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Re: Sims 1
Posted: 12-30-2008, 09:52 PM

I ran it as an admin and it worked! Thank you so, so, so much! Now
just need to figure out how to move my families over. xD

Joe;923446 Wrote:
> RaspberryTears <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote i
> news:0be258484b305e49c0c1f9aab589140d@xxxxxx-gateway.com
> > > >
> >
> > > I have The Sims 1 Complete Collection, and am using an Acer wit
> > Vist
> > > Premium 64x (to my knowledge, there's a folder that specifies 64x
> > > I'm honestly not computer savvy)
> >
> > > I loaded the Sims onto the computer, and when ever I switched to
> > > different neighborhood (neighborhood three was the biggest culprit)
> > > the pop ups for the patches for the expansion packs would ru
> > > repeatedly. I wasn't unable to stop them or exit Sims, so I restarte
> > > the machine, uninstalled the game, and then reinstalled. Now it'
> > onl
> > > running the script whenever I swap back and forth betwee
> > > neighborhoods, but it is not saving any changes I make to houses o
> > > even the tutorial house with the Newbies. Can anyone help me i
> > > getting this to work? I understand if I can't move the families
> > had
> > > but I'd at least like to be able to start over a new game. x_
> >
> > > For the error message, all it gives me is a generalized message tha
> > > the house/game ran into an error and was unable to save. > > Chances are Sims 1 tries to save games in the Program Files (x86
> folder. Vista doesn't allow this unless the game is running in Admi
> mode. You can try right-clicking on the Sims startup icon and choos
> "Run as Administrator" that should get rid of the error
>
> If you want to allievate this problem altogether, install the gam
> int
> the "ProgramData" folder (C:\ProgramData\EA GAMES\The Sims - fo
> example, notice there's no space between Program and Data). Thi
> folde
> doesn't have access restrictions so you can run the game in norma
> mod
> and it "should" work
>
> Good luck
> -
> Jo
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Re: Sims 1
Posted: 01-04-2009, 04:45 PM

everyone keeps saying -"run as administrator"- fixes their issue playin
the original sims. it didn't for me. I had a problem after startu
where i kept getting a half screen/frozen screen. I noticed it as ver
similar to when I had to deselect the DiVX feature for windows movi
maker to run properly. After a crash I reloaded everything but the DiV
software, and loaded the sims to find it runs *perfectly* _without_ th
-"administrator" -riggermorall. However, some of my videos won't pla
without the DiVX software. So now I'm waiting for a reply from DiVX a
to if they have an on off switch for their software

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