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Good Guy EA: Lets give everyone The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection!

PapaJustify

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Cool stuff!
Does anybody here know if I can import existing save games from the DVD version into this Origin collection?
 

massoluk

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Which is better?

Sims 2 Ultimate or Sims 3 base?
Sims 2, big time. Someone did try to make an argument that vanilla Sims 2 before expansion packs was worse than Sims 3 in other thread (I don't agree). Well, now there you go.
 

2spooky4me

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EA is like the ex-girlfriend who cheated on you with Tyrone and Jamal who is now asking for forgiveness and saying she has changed.

 
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Just so you know, guys. It seems like every decade EA gets a "lets be nice" period where they remember their clients actually buy games depending on publishers.

Last time, they made new IPs like Dead Space, Mirror's Edge, and Dragon Age. Lets hope this time it sticks.

And this is rather awesome! Didn't buy any of the expansions except University, so this is rather awesome. The true Sims 4.
 

LurkerPrime

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This is an amazing offer, thanks for the heads up!

I think EA is having a midlife crisis right now.

EA is like the ex-girlfriend who cheated on you with Tyrone and Jamal who is now asking for forgiveness and saying she has changed.

Like a leaf on the wind.
 

jesu

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When I finally got my code and logged in Peggle was their on the house game so I got that too.Nice.
 

rjinaz

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It's kind of too bad I just spent some cash on the Sims 3 and some expansions because I would have just played this free instead. Ah well, at least they were one sale. Thanks for the heads up OP. So much content and for free!
 

Alex Anderson

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Oh man, my niece is going to be a happy girl. She plays The Sims 3 constantly and doesn't have 2. Her dad doesn't want her having The Sims 3 University Life so I told her to keep some of this content on the down low ;)
 

DarkJedi24

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Allowing games extra time for polish and now giving away a free catalog title... I like this new direction that EA is taking.
 

Never Forever

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Oh my god, my youth. Probably the game I sank the most time into ever.

Thank you for bringing this to my attention, OP. I am overjoyed.

I don't think I bought anything post-Seasons, so it'll be great to dig into the other content.
 

artsi

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Awesome, gf said she wanted to play Sims and I was going to buy Sims 3 first, but she doesn't care so much about graphics and this is way better deal.
 

kamakazi5

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Just downloaded it. My favorite Sims and I never even played the expansion packs really so awesome. Smart move to get people interested in 4 especially considering it isn't available anymore on the store. Doesn't really cost them anything.
 

NearRivers

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I appreciate the heads up, OP. Downloading now. It's been a long time since I played a Sims game, and only ever on PS2.
 

PhantomZone

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There is probably a catch, just like big brother EA is watching us all..... joking :)

Never fully played Sims 2 despite buying it at launch (my fault for having a computer with not enough ram), so i'll grab this later.
 
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I gave it a try since I never played the sims before, but I'm stuck at a 800x600 resolution and can't seem to change it.

edit: made a quick search on google and this shit looks confusing as all hell to simply change the resolution or the language.
 
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*Goes to download Origin and The Sims on Mac*

"This game is only playable on Windows"

*sigh...*
Wasn't the original OSX port for PPC hardware? I can imagine why they wouldn't spend time and effort making it compatible with Mavericks and then giving it away for free.

Also, any answer to whether or not the Sims 2 executable can be run without Origin on and logged in?
 

Pyccko

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Hah, this is rad. I was just looking into trying to buy Sims 2 like last week and saw it wasn't for sale anymore. Thanks for the heads up, OP.
 

RP912

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EA been on a roll lately 0_o...what's next crysis being on the house?










please :)
 

Berordn

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Just downloaded it. My favorite Sims and I never even played the expansion packs really so awesome. Smart move to get people interested in 4 especially considering it isn't available anymore on the store. Doesn't really cost them anything.
I dunno, if players are satisfied with their free version of 2 with a ton of content and then they catch wind that there's a Sims 4 with elements from the base version of the game they already have removed, would they really want to upgrade?
 

ascii42

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Wasn't the original OSX port for PPC hardware? I can imagine why they wouldn't spend time and effort making it compatible with Mavericks and then giving it away for free.

Also, any answer to whether or not the Sims 2 executable can be run without Origin on and logged in?
Later expansion packs were universal binaries. I suspect one reason why it's not part of this is that Aspyr handled the Mac version.