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Asker sajlica Asks:
Hi! Just a quick question, since I already have all Sims 2 EPs and SPs, in digital form, is there any reason or advantage to get the Ultimate Collection? I didn't quite understand... Thanks in advance!
mustluvcatz mustluvcatz Said:

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.

13pumpkin31:

mdpthatsme:

For anyone having problems with their HomeCrafter after installed the Ultimate Collection.  The lovely Kim made a fix.
——->HERE<———

Worked like a charm for me!!!!
Thank you Kim for the fix!

Reblogging cuz FIX!

13pumpkin31:

mdpthatsme:

For anyone having problems with their HomeCrafter after installed the Ultimate Collection.  The lovely Kim made a fix.

——->HERE<———

Worked like a charm for me!!!!

Thank you Kim for the fix!

Reblogging cuz FIX!

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.

Thank youuuuu!!!

You’re welcome! :D It can be bit tricky to find things at all4sims since they changed their forum around, so I figured a direct link wouldn’t hurt, lol.

For whispered-rumor (and anyone else!) - These are the recolors I was thinking of. I like them because they’re different lengths and are gradient. The mesh isn’t included but you can get that here with Caro’s recolors.

Edited to add: Be sure you scroll through the whole thread at All4sims - there are more recolors than the 2 at the top. :)

Posting this here instead of MTS because I don’t want to get my very first warning responding to the post this is snipped from.

There’s a SimPE fix @ Simbology for those with the UC who’ve found out SimPE doesn’t work for them anymore. I won’t post a link to the fix because if you’re not registered, you can’t see it. What’s the big deal? Why not just register? Go ahead - try to register. But before you do, make sure you have an email address that ends in @live.com, @icloud.com, @msn.com or @aim.com. If you don’t, you’re shit out of luck.

And that’s the part the pisses me off. It’s not like they don’t know that people can’t register, because they do know. And that’s the response that’s given? Are you a paysite? No?!? Well, you may as well be since you’ve got a solution for a common problem locked away so tightly that only a few people can see it. That’s bullshit pure and simple.

If you’ve got a solution to a problem, share it. Don’t be an ass (or asses, as the case may be) and just keep repeating “This is what you have to have..” when you KNOW that doesn’t work for more than 1 person. Yes, it doesn’t work for more than 1 person.

What really gets me about this is that I can see the forum. Maybe it’s not the whole forum, there may be parts I can’t see. But I’ve been there many times over the years and have never registered. So it really doesn’t make sense that one would have to register to see what’s behind that one link. Like I said- bullshit, pure and simple.

If they’re worried about spammers, there are ways to avoid that. So- to Simbology I say- get off your high horses and freely share the information you have that could solve many people’s problem with SimPE. To keep it “locked away” behind some magical ISP email is one of the stupidest fucking things you can do.

Rant over.

We started watching Supernatural over again from the beginning and we’re up to Season 5 now. This has got to be the best Supernatural moment ever. “Did you kiss him?” “NO!” *clears throat and shows phone*. (Would you believe I totally missed this part the first time I watched this episode? I did, I did!)

You know reblogging myself is something I don’t do- but I haz reasons!!

Like iCad, I’ve been enjoying how busy the TS2 forum has been @ MTS. It’s awesome seeing so many people being excited to play this old game - whether they’re coming back to it or are brand new

BUT- installing the UC isn’t as easy as just downloading. There ARE steps you need to take to be sure it works for you. Sure, there are people who didn’t follow those steps and say their game works fine for them. If it does, great. For those who don’t follow those steps and their game won’t work now.. check out the FAQ’s I linked to. There are other links in them for issues like graphics and how to add the store edition to the UC if you already had the store edition. If Clean Installer isn’t putting things in the right place for you now - the answer is there! So if you’re having problems now that you have the UC, please check the FAQ’s out. And if you know anyone who’s having problems, point them towards the FAQ’s.