The Sims 2

The Sims 2 started September 14, 2004 and ended with Mansion & Garden Stuff November 17, 2008
In total it consists of:

  • The base game
  • University
  • Nightlife
  • Open for Business
  • Pets
  • Seasons
  • Bon Voyage
  • Free Time
  • Apartment Life

Plus 10 Stuff Packs:

  • Holiday Party
  • Family Fun
  • Glamour
  • Happy Holiday
  • Celebration
  • H&M Fashion
  • Teen Style
  • Kitchen & Bath
  • Ikea Home
  • Mansion & Garden

Download & Install

  1. Download the all-in-one version HERE
  2. Switch off your anti-virus program as the crack might be seen as a Trojan
  3. In Windows 8.1 or higher rightclick on the downloaded file and select Open with …. Explorer.
    Older versions of Windows: Mount the download in a program like Poweriso or Daemon.
  4. Click on Setup.exe, not on Setup-1 or Setup-2 (Mind you, it takes rather long so be patient)

Change language

  1. Keep the Windows key pressed and type R
  2. In the window type regedit and click on OK
  3. Now follow this path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE
    On a 32-bits machine you can now go to EA Games, on a 64-bits Windows you first have to go to WoW6432Node and then to EA Games
  4. Open the folder The Sims 2, double-click on Language and alter the default en-us in the abbreviation of your language, such as nl-NL, fr-FR, no-NO
  5. Do the same with the folder Sims 2 Mansion and Garden Stuff
  6. Close the Register
  7. When you changed a language always start the first time as an Administrator (rightclick on the shortcut)


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10 thoughts on “The Sims 2

      1. If i start the game, its ok with loading and going in the neighbourhoods but when i want to start playing my sim it crashes everytime. It always says “The Sims 2 has stopped working” no error codes.

      2. Hey Tarac, Just wondering how I can edit the files to change the resolution, as they keep asking me to contact someone with administrator rights (Which I have) yet It isn’t allowing me to save the files

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