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Old 12-13-02, 02:14 PM
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newbie sims deluxe question

when i start the game, it does some calculations? or something. such as, "inverting ladder" (not quite sure). anyway, it takes a couple of minutes. is this normal?

i've also read that getting other add-ons can induce slow downs. can someone explain a little more on how it slows it down? startup? actual gameplay?
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Old 12-13-02, 02:30 PM
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It's a running joke since Sim City 2000's "reticulating splines" loading goofy stuff messages. I think it's their funny take on some of the funny load up messages from the older days of games. The Sims Online beta has some hilarious load up messages.
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Old 12-13-02, 03:18 PM
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Speaking of the Sims online, anyone had any installation problems with it? I cant get it to install. I updated all my drivers and they are certified and I still cant get it to install. My wife is about to have a fit because I cant get it to work. Someone help me make my wife happy LOL
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Old 12-31-02, 03:31 PM
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GratefulDave, did you ever get your Sims Online to work? We bought it a couple days ago and still havent been able to get it to finish loading. It kills over at 99% saying it has a corrupt cabinet file. We've called the number given in the book, talked to the online people at and still it wont work, of course, I never received the promised email help from the online people. Please, let me know. I'd like to get the game to work.
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Old 12-31-02, 04:53 PM
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I never got it to work, for that reason, Ive yet to buy it for my wife as it would be money wasted if I cant get it to install. Sorry Idge
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Old 01-01-03, 01:25 AM
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heh. I remember the lucas arts sim game called afterlife that had great loading screens involving different % ages. I might have to install it this weekend just to see those screens.
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Old 02-08-03, 11:28 AM
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I just recently got the Sims Deluxe. I made a Sim and moved into a house. My brother wants to play too, but I am in the house he wants. Is there a way he can start off with where I'm at or he can't without deleting me?

Also, I hreard that I should install the expansion packs in the order of which came out first. Does anyone know the order?Thank you!

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