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Test Subject
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#1 Old 15th Oct 2009 at 11:32 PM

This user has the following games installed:

Sims 2, University, Nightlife, Open for Business, Pets, Seasons, Bon Voyage, Free Time, Apartment Life
Default Body Shop will not open at all.
I just received my copy of the Sims 2 Double Deluxe Edition yesterday.
After installing it the first time, the actual game worked fine. I didn't save anything.
I closed out of the actual game and noticed there wasn't a shortcut for Body Shop on my desktop so I went through the start menu to find it. I clicked on it and it just wouldn't open. I even left my computer on overnight to give it time to do so.
I've gone through the FAQ/Walkthrough for solving this problem numerous times, however, being as I hadn't saved or even actually played the game other than just seeing if it loads, none of the specified files to delete were in any of my folders; thus making the FAQ useless to me. I am posting to see if any of you could help me fix this issue.
I've included screenshots to show what I mean better.

After uninstalling and reinstalling the game numerous times only to have the same issue, I looked through each of the folders under
C:\Program Files\EA Games\The Sims 2 Double Deluxe\
, and tested each of the TS2BodyShop.exes there were in the CSBin subfolders .

Folders 'Base', 'EP2', and 'SP4' have both the PackageInstaller.exe and TS2BodyShop.exe, however, only the PackageInstaller seems to work in any of the folders, including 'EP99'.

When I clicked on C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Double Deluxe\Base\CSBin\TS2BodyShop.exe, I received this error right away.
With the others, I didn't get anything at all; the program simply didn't run.

System Information
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090804-1435)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Dell DV051
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A04
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 1014MB RAM
Page File: 673MB used, 1766MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode
Display Devices
Card name: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2582&SUBSYS_01C41028&REV_04
Display Memory: 128.0 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: ialmrnt5.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.4410 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 10/14/2005 21:06:58, 36990 bytes

I hope I have been thorough enough to give you all some incite as to what is causing Body Shop not to work for me and that you all can help me find a solution.
Née whiterider
staff: administrator
#2 Old 16th Oct 2009 at 11:19 AM
EP99? What's that? There certainly aren't 99 TS2 EPs...
You'll have to use the Bodyshop file for your latest EP; however if that's supposedly "EP99", then I'm afraid I've no idea what's going on there. :/

What I lack in decorum, I make up for with an absence of tact.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#3 Old 16th Oct 2009 at 8:11 PM
I haven't installed any EPs other than what comes with Double Deluxe.
Double Deluxe comes with Nightlife and the Celebration stuff pack.
Née whiterider
staff: administrator
#4 Old 16th Oct 2009 at 8:19 PM
When you play TS2 now, what's the name of the Sims 2 process in task manager?

What I lack in decorum, I make up for with an absence of tact.
Site Helper
#5 Old 17th Oct 2009 at 12:22 AM
I believe that EP99 is the Sims 2 Store Edition, which is the pseudo-EP which EA installs to make sure that all of their downloads will work, no matter what EPs you have.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#6 Old 18th Oct 2009 at 9:17 PM
Originally Posted by whiterider
When you play TS2 now, what's the name of the Sims 2 process in task manager?

'The Sims 2 Store Edition'
Test Subject
Original Poster
26th Oct 2009 at 3:20 AM
This message has been deleted by callistra. Reason: please do not multipost. someone will reply when they have advice
Test Subject
29th Oct 2009 at 3:52 AM
This message has been deleted by callistra. Reason: please don't hijack threads - plasticbox answered you on your own help thread and you need to heed the advice
Site Helper
#7 Old 29th Oct 2009 at 5:01 PM
At this time, it appears that no one here has any ideas. Perhaps you should ask EA how to run Body Shop with the Sims 2 Store Edition.
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