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Sims 2 won't install
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hiii000p
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Icon 2006-06-27 03:32:13

I got the Sims 2 when it first came out. It worked fine on my computer, but then we deleted XP, and I couldn't install it again. It said:
A problem has occured when trying to transfer the file 'TSData\Res\Sims3D\Textures.package' from the media. Do you want to retry to copy the file, or cancel the installation?
If I click retry, it goes up 1%, then it comes up again. It'll go to 100% and just stop. When my aunt came over, I asked her if she knew what it was or how to fix it, and she said that when we deleted XP, we deleted something and we need that to install it. She didn't have time to fix it. So, I was wondering if anyone knew what this was and how to fix it. Thanks.

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peterh
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Icon 2006-06-27 11:03:01

Sounds like a problem with the CD, not the computer. Try cleaning the CD, remove any dirt finger marks, scratches etc
so that the computer can read it properly.

See http://www.ehow.com/how_2499_clean-cds.html

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hiii000p
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Icon 2006-06-28 00:47:06

Thanks, but I tried and it didn't work. Anything else I can try?

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Wilhelmus
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Icon 2006-06-28 16:27:20

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The installation freezes or you get an installation error.

First thing to try obviously is to check the CD/DVD for scratches or marks and clean.

Try renaming the InstallShield folder.

Double-click on the My Computer icon.
Double-Click on the C:
Double-Click on Program Files then on Common Files.
Right-Click on the InstallShield folder.
Select Rename.
Rename it to InstallShieldOld.
Start the installation again to reinstall the InstallShield components with the newest version.

If that doesn't work try a copying the files to your hard drive and installing from there.

FOR CD:

Go into My Computer.
Open drive C.
Right-click inside the window and select New, and then Folder.
Name the folder as Disk Images (it is important that the name has a space in it).
Open the disk images folder.
Right-click inside the window and select New, and then Folder.
Name this folder Disk1.
Repeat steps 6 and 7 while substituting Disk1 for Disk2 and so on until there are 4 'Disk' folders followed by a number 1 through 4. it is important to note there must not be a space between "Disk" and the number.
Insert Disk 1 of The Sims 2 into your CD-Rom drive and if the autoplay starts, cancel it.
Go into My Computer.
Right-click on your CD-ROM drive and choose Open.
When you see the contents of the disk in the Window, click on Edit at the top of the window and choose Select All.
All the contents of the disk should now be highlighted, click on Edit at the top of the window again and choose Copy.
Open the Disk1 folder you created under C: Disk Images; click on Edit at the top of the window and choose Paste. This will copy the contents of the CD into the Disk1 folder.
Repeat steps 9 through 14 for the remaining disks until you have copied each disk into its appropriate folder.
Once all the disks have been copied, remove ALL CDs from any drives.
Open the Disk1 folder under Disk Images and double-click on autorun.exe to start the installation.
To save disk space, you can delete the Disk Images folders after the installation is complete.

FOR DVD:

Insert the DVD into the DVD-rom drive. Exit the startup menu when it comes up.
Double click My Computer, then right click on the DVD-rom drive with the game DVD in it and select Explore.
Hold the CTRL key and then hit A. That should select all the folders and files.
Then hold CTRL and hit C. This will not look like it does much, but it's preparing to copy the files.
Close that folder and go to your desktop. Right click anywhere BUT on an icon, and Select New, then Folder. Name the folder Sims2 DVD.
Then double-click that folder, and hit CTRL and V. This will begin copying the files from the DVD.
Once the files are copied, remove the disc from the drive.
Double-click on the Setup icon in the folder.
You may delete the Sims2 DVD folder once the installation is complete.
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hiii000p
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Icon 2006-06-29 00:34:25

Yeah..I did that when the other person said to and it didn't work. Anything else?

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abcedf
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when i try install sims2 it freezes on either 23% or 77% what can i do!? help me please!!!!

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dcsgirl
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Icon 2006-07-26 07:29:00

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!
After a year of not being able to play Sims 2 because it wouldn't install this tip finally helped!!
I searched high and low for a solution and found it here! Well, it at least gave me an idea of what to do.
Follow what says on Post #173798
But you might find that when copying the "compressed", video, or sound folders it gives you errors (it did to me many times).
I then opened the "compressed" folder on the disk and copied the individual folders on my Desktop (you might have to copy file by file). Then go to your Desktop and compress the folders (2 or 3 depending[CSBin,TSData,TSBin]) and the change the name to "compressed" and move this folder from the Destop to the Disk1 folder (or Disk2, Disk3, etc).
Make sure ALL the internal files (specially the TSData) have been copied or you might be able to start the game but not open lots or create people.
I had to do this for all my expansion packs (a real 5+ hour pain!) but I was finally able to play all my Expansion Packs!!!
Hope you are able to fix this annoying problem!!!
Oh! And remember to erase all traces of you old files from previous installation attemps from your C://Programs Files>EA Games>The Sims2 folder.
And just in case also erase your Registry.
Good Luck!
Vicky

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tropicalrkr
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Icon 2006-08-07 21:09:03

I'm having the same problem with Sims deluxe. I had it installed and then one day it wouldn't work. I tried reinstalling it but a little message popped up saying there was a problem with install shield ikernel or however you spell it... does anyone have tips for that?bold textUsing arial font

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Wilhelmus
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Icon 2006-08-08 13:39:20

Update to the Latest InstallShield Installation Engines:
http://consumer.installshield.com/kb.asp?id=Q108322

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orangesocksF5
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Icon 2006-08-12 03:08:51

okay sence u helped the other peoson out with that problem mabey u can help me out... okay what happend is i had to re-boot the whole computer which deleted my sims 2.... well when it was all done re-booting, i went back to install sims 2. and it was taking along time, then it said that WINDOWS CAN'T FIND WIN32. i don't even know what that is. i thought it just could not read the disk. so i clean it and try again. the same window came up saying WINDOWS CAN'T FIND WIN32. can someone please tell me how to get this WIN32 back? i miss playing sims 2.

by the way i have windows XP. and my computer is a laptop.

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peterh
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Icon 2006-08-12 08:06:08

Win32 sounds like some thing some spyware software has installed. Scan your PC for spyware to remove it.

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orangesocksF5
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Icon 2006-08-13 01:02:54

i did scan my computer and my scan thing said that there was nothing wrong.

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