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The Sims 2

Discussion in 'Playground' started by ejsmith, Nov 8, 2004.

  1. ejsmith Gems: 25/31
    Latest gem: Moonbar

    Oct 6, 2001
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    First, a little rant.

    I installed the game and hit the start button. I'm greeted with a message that says "CD emulation is enabled. Disable cd emulation and restart the game."

    Now, the first thing I'm comming up with is "WTF?!", followed very quickly by a "Oh ****. Virus scan." After waiting the 15 minutes it took to come back negative, I give it another run, with the same greeting. At this point, I hadn't the feintest clue what the hell was going on, and I really felt harshed. After a bit of hunting on the web, I tracked down the answer. Safedisk 3 has "blacklisted" the program "Clonecd", because I guess you can use Clonecd to emulate a cd image. So, everyone has just switched over to using another program called CDdaemon for their emulation, and the issue is completely moot. Good call by the makers of Safedisk (I think a subsidiary of Microsoft).

    So, the end-all-be-all-answer, I un-installed clonecd, and the game pulled right up. One day, Microsoft Office might very well refuse to work because you have the Open Office .doc emulator installed.


    The original Sims 1, I hardly ever played with the stupid sims. I'd just loadup on money, and build houses. I'd spend hours just making a dream-house with all the tricks and goodies that I could cram in there.

    Sims 2 takes this to an entirely new level. You can build 4-story houses, the available decorations and furnishings have doubled in number, and the interface is tweaked considerably. There's some small issues which are quickly worked around, and will likely be a patch canidate.

    I miss the children's "Big Toy" that I would always make a sand-pit for, just a little ways away from the patio. And although I have a front and back porch, I've no porch swing to put on it. I did manage to make a second-story deck above my work-shed, and incorporated it into my veranda, even though it might very well leak (with all the walking). The lots are smaller than I'd like, but workable; my swimming pond is just a place-holder for the real thing.

    Overall, I'm pleased with it. A smaller and more aesthetic Autocad.

    How 'bout y'all?
  2. Wordplay Gems: 29/31
    Latest gem: Glittering Beljuril

    Oct 14, 2002
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    [​IMG] Already said my piece in another thread. ;)
    Edited it a bit, but in short: they screwed up in several aspects and soon start leeching some money to fix them. :nolike:

    [ November 08, 2004, 18:38: Message edited by: Wirhe ]
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