Sims play not updating
There are many who start having problems with the launcher while registry entries are corrupted.
You should think of correcting the Registry entries by repairing your system with your installation CD but there is a far simpler way to get the matter settled.
I understand that Windows 8 is not compatible, but I have seen other people manage to get the game to run.
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This Wiki How teaches how to play Sims 3, a role play gaming centered around the life of a fictional character living in a cyber world.
I am able to install The Sims 2 and it runs fairly well under Windows XP compatability.
When I try to install an expansion, it requests the forth disk to the Sims 2 in order to update.
If Sims 4 Studio extracted with no problem, then go ahead and continue.