Posted 08 March 2009 - 09:35 AM
I got the Sims 2 a long time ago, and I installed it on my sister's and brother's computers too.
For some reason, they both decided to delete the game. Now my sister wants me to reinstall it onto her computer.
Actually, she wanted me to reinstall it since about 6 months ago, but I kind of gave up after 1 month of trying. Now I'm trying again.
Just so you know, there are 4 disks. Whenever I get to 21% (still on disk 1), an error pops up saying "A problem occured when trying to transfer the file 'TSData\Res\Sound\Sfx1.package' from the media. Do you want to retry to copy the file, or cancel the installation?". I get the option of choosing either "Retry" or "Cancel". Retry tries again, obviously, but after about 3 minutes I get the error again.
I've seen so many possible answers but none worked so far.
Here's what I've done so far (tips that were given):
I renamed the "InstallShield" folder in the common files folder to "InstallShieldOld" or something like that.
I TRIED to do the whole "Manual Install" thing were I copy and paste all the files to a folder called "Disk Images" with 4 seperate folders for each disk. Of course, something had to go wrong, but in a way its helped me (I'll write why later).
I've tried A TON of things, but none worked.
I've tried installing it so many times that I remember the Installation Code without even looking at it! And it's a 20-character jumble of letters and numbers! (I'm actually serious, I really do remember it)
Now, above I wrote "But in a way its helped me (I'll write why later).". Now I'll tell you how it went wrong and how it's helping me.
When I tried to copy a file called "compressed.zip", after waiting 10 minutes, I got a popup saying something was wrong. I don't know the exact words of it. So I read that someone was also having a problem like mine and it worked when they unzipped it to where they wanted it and rezipped it. When I tried to unzip it I got an error saying that there was something wrong with "TSData\Res\Sound\Sfx1.package". That's the exact same file in the error message I got while trying to install it!
That shows me that there is a problem in that file. I've tried installing the game with WinRar installed, then I tried with WinZip installed, but nothing worked! I actually reformatted my sister's computer (or formatted it, whichever is the one that erases everything on the computer) and it STILL didn't work!
The ONLY other problem I could think of that might be the problem is maybe the disk is scratched/smudged. I can't see any scratches, but it is a tiny bit dirty. I cleaned it using this soft thing and it STILL didn't work!
PLEASE help me, this is REALLY annoying!
Thanks SO MUCH if you help me solve my problem! I just can't fix it!