So a little pre-amble first; I love Leefish and the Sims 2 and the fact these two things are so interlinked brings me so much joy. When I first discovered this site I was just getting back into the Sims 2 after having been so disappointed by The Sims 3, something which has not changed. The thing is one day I go to play TS2 and the game simply will not launch. So I try a couple more times and sometimes it would get to the neighborhood screen and pop up a "The Application has crashed" message and would CTD.
So after much thought I decided to uninstall and reinstall everything. All 8 EP's and 8 SP's (I don't actually have Happy Holiday stuff.) I go to play and without putting any CC in the game launches without a hitch until I get to the choose your neighborhood screen. This is when I get 4 back to back messages;
"You have recently uninstalled The Sims 2: Bon Voyage Expansion..."
"You have recently uninstalled The Sims 2: Apartment Life Expansion..."
"You have recently uninstalled The Sims 2: FreeTime Expansion..."
"You have recently uninstalled The Sims 2: Open For Business Expansion..."
Very odd seeing how I just reinstalled everything!
Even without getting the messages which happened at least once, if I loaded a town BV and FT and OFB buttons were greyed out. I tried with both the base neighborhoods and my backed up neighborhood.
Now I once again uninstalled everything, went through the registry and removed everything Sims 2 related and am feeling unsure whether I want to take the plunge again.
What if I reinstall everything and it happens again?
What if it loads fine, but my backed up neighborhood is corrupt?
What do you do when you have to start all over again from the very start?
Thanks for listening, community.
Shane (AKA: XanderGC)