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3.0 out of 5 stars Great game, when it works, 22 May 2013
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I was very disappointed to find that this game didn't seem to work with my computer - a brand new Acer laptop (Windows 8). I installed it without any major problems and played it happily. But then when I came to play it again a few days later, it told me I had an unverified copy of the game (Yes, I had entered the serial code correctly!).
So I uninstalled it, and set it all up again. But the same thing happened. I tried downloading patches, but no luck. After trawling forums, this seemed to be a fairly frequent problem with no real solution. In the end I had to phone EA games (at cost) and they were very helpful. They changed the version of my game to a download version so it is on my account and I can play it on any PC.
I still don't know what the issue was, I can only assume that the disc was faulty or out of date. Or maybe there were compatibility issues with Windows 8.
The game itself is fab. I was worried it might not be as addictive as Sims 2 but it is much the same with improvements to graphics and the things you can do with your Sims. So I would suggest you get this game, but consider purchasing the download from EA directly, rather than risking the DVD version. Be prepared for late nights, as it's difficult to stop playing once you get started!
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Initial post: 29 May 2013 16:35:03 BDT
Claire says:
I haven't bought the game yet but when i had some cool games for my old computer they broke it. The computer was £1000 but it got wrecked by my games. My new computer came from a guy who makes computers. It's a special gaming computer and worth £150 but this can be played by all games. You dont need the latest model of computer but special gaming computers

Posted on 7 Oct 2013 20:57:47 BDT
JJ says:
eeeek, what model is your laptop? i have just purchased an acer one and worried the sims i just bought won't work! x

Posted on 22 Jan 2014 22:25:55 GMT
Miss Monk says:
Did you buy one that is compatible with Windows 8?.. AFor example if you buy a game that is compatible with Windows 7/XP/Vista but you have Windows 8, you'll have problems as you've noticed.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Feb 2014 11:57:24 GMT
groucho one says:
You will have no problems if you have windows 8, just run it as an administrator in compatability mode and select windows 7 simple..
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