Hi! Reason or advantage? The only things I can think of are: 1) The UC is an all-in-one installation. So if you ever needed to reinstall it’s a faster process; 2) I don’t have it installed myself, but I have read a lot of posts saying “My game runs faster and looks better”, or something similar. :) It seems that EA updated something for the UC. What? I don’t know, lol. I do know that they’ve updated the UC at least 4 times since it was released.
If you didn’t already have all the EPs/SPs in digital form already, there would be a couple more advantages: 1) The UC is all EPs/SPs; 2) Having the UC on your Origin just for a “just in case” backup- like your discs not being any good anymore.
There is one disadvantage that I don’t like: SecuRom is installed on your computer when you install the UC. It’s a different version than the one that got installed with Bon Voyage (I think that’s the first EP disc it was on) and, while it can be removed (thanks to Lisa Pham @ Reclaim Your Game figuring out HOW to remove it), I think it’s harder to do and I’m not sure if you have to uninstall the UC to completely get rid of it.
Hope that helps! :D For the time being, my copy of the UC is staying on my Origin until the day none of my discs work anymore.
I haven’t tried simPE with UC yet… Are a lot of people having issues? Also fixes for free programs should be widely available nd easy to get hold of imo.
I don’t know about a lot of people but I do know of people who are having trouble with it.
That said, I was reading the House Rules @ Simbology and it says that some downloads may be kept “members only” if they’re considered a beta release. If that’s true for this fix, then it shouldn’t have been mentioned or linked to anywhere yet. (Since you have to register to see the post it does make sense that it’s not considered a final release yet.)
I have no reservations about saying what I think. I’ve said it at leefish to BO who thinks he is doing it the best way. Yea right. It really pisses me off when forums hide everything behind registrations.
But, but.. I usually come across as such a nice, sweet person! Don’t want to ruin that image @ MTS, lol. Nah, kidding mostly. I usually say what I’m thinking and would’ve in that thread but the tone of marka’s replies made me decide to stay out of it there. Hiding downloads behind registration doesn’t make me happy at all and I’ll usually skip a download if I have to register (and don’t see anything else I want). It’s the hiding this SimPE fix that makes me mad. Especially since there are people it doesn’t work for (the fix at MTS, that is) and they can’t even ask for help at Simbology. No matter what BO thinks, he’s not doing it the right way. It’s a shame he can’t see that for himself.