I have come back after a break of a few months. I installed all EPs in order then all stuffpacks then patched all expansion packs
I have all of the expansion packs and all stuff packs except FFS, K+B.
Trying to run with Mansion and garden which insist on having its DVD in the drive will result in the following Error just after pressing play in the launcher.
Sims2 EP9 has encountered a problem and needs to close we are sorry for the inconvenience.
Trying to bypass the launcher will not prevent the error and neither will running it in windowed mode. Is there a switch to disable sound?
The weird thing is uninstalling Mansion and Garden but leaving all other eps and stuff packs and it will run without crashes.
Windows XP professional build 2600
direct x9.0c (4.09.0000.0904); used 2010 redistributable recently
No directx errors
Nvidia drivers catalyst 266.58 upgraded from 251.67
AMD Athlon xp 2700+
2 GB DDR ram
I have no user generated files or CC for testing and it still crashes isolating it to the mansion and garden stuffpack.
The only thing left by the looks of it isre installing and even then I am no sure it will work
This may not help you but this helped when we were having trouble in our game. It was really simple. All we had to do was delete the cache files. There were some in the Sim2 Double Deluxe folder (same place where our Downloads folder is) sitting there at the bottom of the folders. And also some were hiding in the HTTPCache folder. When these were deleted everything worked fine. Don't know if that will help you but worth a try.
Will try that but this appears to be a securom issue- a first for me for some reason. I found this out from a google search of the error message will try contacting securom. saw an exe file that was hacked to at MATY. just curious to how safe it is.