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The Sims 1 + all expansions

Postby luxcor » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:06 pm

So I'm having a small problem with this game. It downloads just fine and runs well too. The problem I am actually having is that it doesn't actually save anything I've done, characters or progress. Can anyone help me with this?
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Re: The Sims 1 + all expansions

Postby rodion » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:44 pm

Try running the game in administrator mode or if you installed the game in c:\Program Files try installing it somewhere else, like c:\Games.
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Re: The Sims 1 + all expansions

Postby luxcor » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:53 pm

It's in c:\Program Files \Maxis and when I try to run it as administrator it crashes right after.

Everything but the saving works when I run it, I've got sound and loading doesn't take long. :c
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Re: The Sims 1 + all expansions

Postby rodion » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:45 pm

You didn't say which Windows version you are using ? Sometimes Windows 7 and later don't allow games to change the files inside Program Files, so the games will not save. Since you can't run in administrator mode, reinstalling the game to other location might help.
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Re: The Sims 1 + all expansions

Postby luxcor » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:53 pm

I'm using windows 10.
I'll uninstall and reinstall and see if that works.
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Re: The Sims 1 + all expansions

Postby adam777 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:05 am

As rodion say's, run as Administrator. Also run in compatibility mode as XP Service Pack 3.
...and if you haven't done so already, switch off UAC (move slider to bottom).

If all that fails, I'm afraid it's not gonna work.
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Re: The Sims 1 + all expansions

Postby maxpc » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:43 am

^^
I had the exact same problem with Desperate housewives (it's a game very similar to The Sims). Tried all of your suggestions to no avail. Tried every single compatibility setting. I'm on Win 10 also.

Going to try custom installing to a user-created folder now but I don't expect it'll make any difference.

Edit: I was wrong. I didn't install in Program Files and now I'm able to save. Hopefully this will work for luxcor in "The Sims" as it seems to be the same problem on the same OS.

Thanks rodion for your suggestion.
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Re: The Sims 1 + all expansions

Postby luxcor » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:19 pm

I got it to work, thanks guys!
I just had to install it in somewhere other than Program Files.
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Re: The Sims 1 + all expansions

Postby rodion » Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:01 pm

Two birds with one stone :D Glad you guys got it working.
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