That embarrassing moment when you’ve played this game for nigh on seven years and you start panicking because it won’t start, only to realize after frantic Googling that you forgot to set your cache files to read-only.
Is the Enable Custom Content dialogue opening at all when you start the game, or does the game start without any mention of CC?
If if is opening, try disabling CC, restarting the game, enabling CC, and restarting the game again.
I’m not sure what to do if it isn’t opening at all, but my first instinct is start it manually via the game options and try to enable CC from there, remembering that you have to restart the game to fully enable CC.
If that doesn’t work, the only thing I can think of is re-installing the game, but that would be an absolute last resort for the obvious reason that it would be a giant pain.
EDIT: I’m not sure what kind of CC you’re trying to install, but making sure the CEP is installed might help. Thanks to msmeiriona for the suggestion!
Does anyone else have any ideas?
That’s what I was most worried about with most of the programs I’ve tested so far and they’ve been working fine. Clean Installer installs directly to the UC Downloads/SavedSims/Teleport folders without any fiddling on my part. I was pleasantly surprised.
Thank you for reminding me about CEP and Scriptorium! I had completely forgotten about them and you know I would be all over Google for three hours trying to figure out why custom recolors don’t work in game before realizing the obvious. I know they both have manual installers, so they probably just require a bit more fiddling to work right.
EDIT: CEP’s Auto-Installer installs successfully into the UC Program Files without fiddling.
EDIT 2: So does Scriptorium’s Auto-Installer. Mind you, they both install to the BASE GAME folder. That is what they are supposed to do and where you install them if you install them manually. On Windows, that’s \Program Files\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Double Deluxe\Base
I’m not sure why these programs all still work. I think it might be because they reference the registry rather than folder names, but I don’t know if that’s how it works. My other theory is that Numenor really is the deity we make him out to be in the TS2 community.
So, I buckled and installed the Ultimate Collection because I’ve been having problems with clean templates for ages and I don’t have a Seasons disk anymore. My first order of business was to try out the clean templates (they work now! yes!) and to install a neighborhood camera mod. Second order of business was to start testing 3rd party programs that work with TS2 to see if they work with UC. Here’s a list of the programs I use and have tested since installing:
Now anyone can get the Sims 2 Ultimate Collection without having to harass some EA employee. You can find instructions here. The code is only redeemable until July 31st, so grab it while you can!
here y’all go!
Yay! Downloading. I have no idea if it’ll work but it’s free so it’s worth a shot. :D