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#26 Old 17th Aug 2021 at 1:21 AM Last edited by Simonut : 17th Aug 2021 at 1:31 AM.
My desktop was custom build at a computer company that build computer I am using Window 7 the company after building gave me the Window 7 OS.
When will window creators realize that Window 7 is one of their best system.

I am not interest in 10 or whatever comes after as long as my 7 system work that what I am using.
All one need to do that have window 7 is be sure to have good protection on it.

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Test Subject
#27 Old 8th Sep 2021 at 6:53 AM
Some users have gotten Windows 11 to actually run their game easier than 10. I'm in the process of upgrading and will keep you guys updated
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#28 Old 19th Sep 2021 at 8:45 PM
are us Origin sims 2 UC players safe? i'd think we are, yeah?

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#29 Old 20th Sep 2021 at 12:53 PM
Cmiiw: most of Windows 11 update are UI (sorry MS), not on compatibility (except the fact W11 will only run on 64bit system and that horrendous TPM and security boot requirement). So I think we should be fine

For (the best) system resources management, stay on Windows 8 RTM (not 8.1 or 7 or 10). It is one of the best OS on Ram management (yea I knew the UI sucks). Basically its like Vista SP2.
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#30 Old 20th Sep 2021 at 11:27 PM
Unfortunately still no way to run SimCity 4 without random crashes on both WIndows 7 and Windows 10,

I am thankful The Sims 2 does not have a strict processor limit unlike Simcity 4 Deluxe Edition

I can play sometimes for 4 minutes sometimes for 10 sometimes for 20 sometimes for more before a random crash to the desktop for a LOOOOOnng time using windows 7 and even windows 10 with Simcity 4 Deluxe Edition even the (new) Steam version still no luck with that on my end. Tried everything including cutting my processor in half for the resources nope still crashes at random.

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#31 Old 29th Sep 2021 at 7:38 PM
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Originally Posted by zystem
are us Origin sims 2 UC players safe? i'd think we are, yeah?


I wonder the same thing.
Test Subject
#32 Old 8th Oct 2021 at 9:37 PM
any updates on this topic?
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#33 Old 8th Oct 2021 at 11:21 PM
Just downloaded The Sims 2 from Origin (Stories not yet, but they are next in the queue) and it works fine after the Graphics Rules fix.
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#34 Old 9th Oct 2021 at 4:09 PM Last edited by ElaineNualla : 9th Oct 2021 at 8:02 PM.
it's Microsoft's product you should expect performance decrease, a lot of bloat, usual mess (especially at the beginning) etc. Wait maybe a 2 years until the worst will be somewhat cleaned and patched their typical "rubber stick and gum" way.

Will you see the problems in the game (besides usual, well known ones) ? Depends of your hardware. As usual - if you have got the older stuff you are much more prone to get the hit than if you got newer. If it will be significant? Probably not - this is really old, not very demanding software. Will you see performance loss if you're avid gamer always wanting to get the "newest and shiniest"? Definitelly. Additional detrimental element may be new hardware virtualization model which is supposed to be "more secure" (ehm...)* whatever the outcome shall be in this departament, it's another layer of complexity which inevitably will produce performance problems.

Now numbers:
stock installation of W10 uses ~1.5 GB, and runs around 110 processes (~900 threads) (which is completely idiotic, but, well...) Cached RAM runs at ca. another 1GB.
the same parameters for stock W11: 1.9 GB around 140 processes (>1200 threads) and another 2.5 GB cashed RAM.

Ofc nobody with at least 2 braincells runs the stock windows. You probably can shave off most of the bloat to the reasonable state of "usually bad", still - it's the Windows, do not expect miracles. If you really are excited about the 'pseudo-Mac' interface, just get yourself the MacBook (run a hackintosh, or even simpler - install Mac-ish Desktop on some *ux) and be happy, taking into account that this new mess is pushed with typical "buy a new computer" mantra, for the time being it may be, even in the Fruit case, cheaper.

*this is actually not the MS doing by the power of its infinite wisdom but the new level of magic thinking from the DOD (and other governmental bodies in the US). Any attempt to installation the MS software on any critical infrastructure should be treated as criminal negligence (or terror act even if someone is in that kind of stuff ), there's a reason why even the MS do not use (since '90 of the last century) it's own software within theirs infrastructure.

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#35 Old 10th Oct 2021 at 11:05 AM
Windows 10 has a lot of bug that hog the RAM's Standby memory that is why I use RAMMAP to get rid of the Standby memory usage to enable games like the sims 2 to run longer without crashing

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#36 Old 10th Oct 2021 at 3:42 PM
It's not "a bug" it's the way how the system was designed to work - the memory management in each Windows installation since XP is built around this.
It became a source of problems since latest patches in Win7 and while Win8 introduction when they introduced their own surveillance model into the system (which drasticly increased payload of the system ofc). By changing several policies (not by "clearing the 'standby RAM' " this is actually placebo at best at worst this will be detrimental for the stability and performance) you can however, mitigate the systems' aggresivness in this area, and that's all what the actually working solutions does.

The new hardware abstraction model is already reported as a source of problems (which should be expected). After a while there will be workarounds so - it won't affect those who does not need to immediatelly get the "newest and finest".
Does this will affect Sims2 ? Doubtful, the game's requirements are pretty low and footprint not very significant (until you have got low end machine). On the other hand, it's WIndows and this is Microsoft, expect the work of mysterious forces and a lot of 'WTF?' moments.

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#37 Old 27th Oct 2021 at 11:30 PM
I installed Windows 11 and The Sims (UC) is working very well

Please, sorry for my bad English..
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#38 Old 27th Oct 2021 at 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Nightlight
I installed Windows 11 and The Sims (UC) is working very well


Awesome . Did you have to do anything? Windows asked me if I wanted windows 11 for free today and I said "not now" because i'm scared of it.

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#39 Old 28th Oct 2021 at 12:21 AM
I don't know, but I just got a new PC in 2019 or so. So hopefully I won't be finding out anything about Windows 11 for a long, long time. My Vista PC lasted me a good 10 years. I suspected hard drive failure before the thunderstorm hit, and new software stopped supporting it, but other than that, solid as a rock.


Also, I never upgrade the OS (7 to 10, etc.) on a computer that I already own. Updates tend to break things, or make it harder to find things.
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#40 Old 28th Oct 2021 at 12:42 AM
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Sims 2 takes about ten minutes to launch on Windows 10 for me (not like loading into the game, I mean literally launch. double clicking the shortcut to actually seeing the game on screen takes ten minutes).

I found a windows xp machine I built for ts2 six years ago in my garage and hooked it back up recently. It’s not getting security patches or anything so I don’t have it online. It runs the game really well with just 3gb of ram and an ancient 1gb graphics card

I feel like win 10 is gonna be the last home for ts2. Don’t think it’ll do well with win 11.

I thought I was the only one! It takes so long to launch The Sims 2 on Windows 10. And I cannot figure out why! The documents folder is even on an M.2 NVME. Everything loads fine, it's just launching that takes so long (which is why I have to mentally prepare myself before I launch TS2).
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#41 Old 28th Oct 2021 at 8:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Neverwinter_Knight77
I thought I was the only one! It takes so long to launch The Sims 2 on Windows 10. And I cannot figure out why! The documents folder is even on an M.2 NVME. Everything loads fine, it's just launching that takes so long (which is why I have to mentally prepare myself before I launch TS2).

Assuming you don’t have a ton of CC that would cause a long launch, do you maybe have an AMD graphics card?
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#42 Old 28th Oct 2021 at 8:25 AM
I have very little custom content. But it is an AMD card.
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#43 Old 28th Oct 2021 at 7:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Neverwinter_Knight77
I have very little custom content. But it is an AMD card.

It seems to be a frequent issue with AMD graphics. Try running the game with dxvk; even if your game doesn't really need it, it might help with the loading times.
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#44 Old 28th Oct 2021 at 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by wickedjr89
Awesome . Did you have to do anything? Windows asked me if I wanted windows 11 for free today and I said "not now" because i'm scared of it.


Windows asked me the same thing and I agreed to do the update.
The download was a bit long (I have a slow connection) but except that everything went fine.
Plus, I noted that The Sims 2 now loads faster

Please, sorry for my bad English..
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