We just bought The Sims 2 for PC and loaded it on Sunday evening. That night, the game loaded up completely although it was very slow at times within the game. Monday things seemed to be picking up as well. However, last night, the game stopped loading at the "families" screen - we could get through the intro, the neighborhoods, and choosing the family to play, but the family load screen just loads and loads and loads and never goes to play. Last night I kept the game on all night to see if the family chosen would ever load - it didn't.
I thought it might be a memory issue so I deleted some underused music files and some games as well that weren't being played. Still nothing. This morning I uninstalled the Sims 2 b/c I thought that maybe my system is not strong enough - although it's not very old.
Any at all would be appreciated. Thank you!
System specs are:
Windows: Windows XP5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Memory (RAM): 254 MB
CPU Info: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 2.20GHz
CPU Speed: 2198.3 MHz
Sound card: SoundMAX Digital Audio
Display Adapters: Intel® 82845G Graphics Controller | NetMeeting driver | RDPDD Chained DD |
Screen Resolution: 1024 X 768
Network: Network Present
Network Adapters: Intel® PRO/100 VE Network Connection - Packet Scheduler Miniport | WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface |
CD / DVD Drives: D: HL-DT-STRW/DVD GCC-4480B |
COM Ports: COM1 |
LPT Ports: LPT1 |
Mouse: 3 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: C: 37.3GB |
Hard Disks - Free: C: 17.5GB |
USB Controllers: Detected: 4 host controllers.
Firewire (1394): Not Detected
PCMCIA (Laptops): Not Installed
Manufacturer: Intel Corp.
Product Make: ESSEX2
Serial Number: 0030138887
AC Power Status: OnLine
BIOS Info: AT/AT COMPATIBLE | 04/01/03 | GATEWA - 4000301 | |
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
Battery: No Battery
Edited by LeilaB, 15 March 2006 - 08:06 AM.