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#1 mikey11

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Posted 24 July 2016 - 09:06 AM

so i have "The Sims", the original one that came out in the late 90's i believe, i played it back then and enjoyed it and just found the CD again while cleaning :lol:

 

so i thought i would try it out again, i loaded it onto a computer with windows vista, when i double click the icon to play the game the welcome screen appears with a few options, i click on "play"....right after i do that i get a popup saying "the sims has stopped working, windows is checking for a solution to the problem"

 

if this game played fine way back then on a windows 98 computer, why won't it play on my vista computer?

 

it can not be a display issue because i am using the "old style" projection type monitor on both machines,

 

 

second question is......

 

i want to try to load this game on a laptop, but the laptop has no CD drive, is it possible to copy the installation CD contents to a USB drive and install it that way on the laptop???



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Posted 24 July 2016 - 09:18 AM

Running it in compatibility mode? Admin?



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Posted 24 July 2016 - 09:25 AM

Running it in compatibility mode? Admin?

 

 

yeah i tried compatibility mode, no difference,

 

an update to my second question.....

 

i copied the CD contents to a USB stick and successfully installed in onto a windows xp laptop,

 

when i start the game i get the welcome screen, then i click on "play",

 

after i click "play" i get an error popup that says "please insert the correct CD-ROM"

 

this laptop does not have a CD drive, is there any way to direct the program to the USB stick instead?



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Posted 24 July 2016 - 09:30 AM

 

Running it in compatibility mode? Admin?

 

 

yeah i tried compatibility mode, no difference,

 

an update to my second question.....

 

i copied the CD contents to a USB stick and successfully installed in onto a windows xp laptop,

 

when i start the game i get the welcome screen, then i click on "play",

 

after i click "play" i get an error popup that says "please insert the correct CD-ROM"

 

this laptop does not have a CD drive, is there any way to direct the program to the USB stick instead?

 

 

You could make a copy of the CD image, then use a programme to run it as a virtual drive.

 

I personally use Daemon Tools Lite for my .ISO files.



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Posted 24 July 2016 - 09:32 AM

 

 

Running it in compatibility mode? Admin?

 

 

yeah i tried compatibility mode, no difference,

 

an update to my second question.....

 

i copied the CD contents to a USB stick and successfully installed in onto a windows xp laptop,

 

when i start the game i get the welcome screen, then i click on "play",

 

after i click "play" i get an error popup that says "please insert the correct CD-ROM"

 

this laptop does not have a CD drive, is there any way to direct the program to the USB stick instead?

 

 

You could make a copy of the CD image, then use a programme to run it as a virtual drive.

 

I personally use Daemon Tools Lite for my .ISO files.

 

 

 

do you mean create an ISO file from the cd?

 

how do i do that?



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Posted 24 July 2016 - 09:37 AM

http://www.howtogeek.com/228886/how-to-create-iso-files-from-discs-on-windows-mac-and-linux/

 

I'd follow the instructions on here.

 

Basically, you'll need third party software to 'rip' the image from the disc, which can then be used by a programme (such as Daemon Tools Lite) to act as if it was a physical disc in a drive.



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Posted 24 July 2016 - 09:38 AM

You could make a copy of the CD image, then use a programme to run it as a virtual drive.

 

I personally use Daemon Tools Lite for my .ISO files.

 

 

Daemon Tools has adware bundled with it.

 

Use: WinCDEmu to mount .ISO files instead. It's free and has no adware. I use it all the time without a problem.

 

 

 

do you mean create an ISO file from the cd?

 

how do i do that?

 

 

You can use software like MagicISO, PowerISO, or IsoCreator to make .ISO's from discs. IsoCreator is totally free unlike the others, but it is a beta.


Edited by Gorbulan, 24 July 2016 - 09:40 AM.


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Posted 24 July 2016 - 09:42 AM

^ What he said.

I know people have had issues with DTL - I personally have not run into any, but there are certainly better options out there.


Edited by JSullivan1990, 24 July 2016 - 09:42 AM.


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Posted 24 July 2016 - 10:02 AM

thanks for all the info,

 

why do i need an iso file though if the software is already loaded onto the computer?

 

are you saying i need to create a bootable cd?



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Posted 24 July 2016 - 01:41 PM

thanks for all the info,

 

why do i need an iso file though if the software is already loaded onto the computer?

 

are you saying i need to create a bootable cd?

 

Because the PC is looking for an Image file for the contents of the disc. 



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Posted 24 July 2016 - 01:59 PM

 

thanks for all the info,

 

why do i need an iso file though if the software is already loaded onto the computer?

 

are you saying i need to create a bootable cd?

 

Because the PC is looking for an Image file for the contents of the disc. 

 

 

 

but the original disc is not an ISO/Image file



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Posted 25 July 2016 - 11:30 AM

 

 

thanks for all the info,

 

why do i need an iso file though if the software is already loaded onto the computer?

 

are you saying i need to create a bootable cd?

 

Because the PC is looking for an Image file for the contents of the disc. 

 

 

 

but the original disc is not an ISO/Image file

 

 

Correct, it's a CD. The image file is that CD, just in a single file format. When you mount it in your operating system, software (like games), usually can't tell the difference between an image mounted and a physical CD mounted. It's all mounted by the operating system, anyway. In this case the disc comes from a file, an .ISO, instead of a real CD you put into the drive.






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