UC Will No Longer Load
Ah! Another NVidia with this problem. OK. The bad news is that NVidia have changed something with their graphics card, not entirely sure how to fix it apart from rolling back a long way.
If you have dual cards, the easiest way to deal with this, is to switch to your Intel card. (Nowadays it's good enough for Sims 2).
One of the other guys who has this problem has found that to play the game, you have to reset the edges to min before you finish, if you want to be able to start up your game again.
Which is annoying especially if you don't remember. And irritating to have to change the settings every time.
I'm researching into this to see if I can find a cure, but I'm not promising anything.
Your config log says that your screen is 1920x1080, and your defaults and maxes are
uintProp maxResWidth 1600
uintProp maxResHeight 1200
uintProp defaultResWidth 1024
uintProp defaultResHeight 768
So if you want the screen to get up to 1920x1080, that's a change to maxResWidth maxResHeight. I can pop you up a new Intel Graphic Rules if you're not confident to change them yourself.
Regarding the lag - that can either be the securom giving you a problem, or the CPU is too fast and gets out of sync with the game. I'd go with the securom being the problem, as that can be removed and played with a nocd hack, and then you get the whole going fast thing. If the securom doesn't fix it - then you need to actually throttle your cpu so that it doesn't go too fast.
Securom fix Comes from Dathoc's Thread Kindly provided by VoodooBG.
Read hear for reducing the number of Cores to throttle your CPU
Thank you so much for your help, though! It's awesome that this game still has a following that will try their best to pick up the pieces as it begins to show it's age more and more. At least it hasn't reached Sims 1 black box everywhere levels yet haha.
It might, but you'll probably need to roll-back the NVidia drivers to prior to your windows 10, then install the drivers from the NVidia site rather than what has already been done because Windows 10 stuffs up the NVidia drivers, and the drivers aren't rolled back swapping back to Windows 8.
Before you post requesting help
Information we need
-config-log.txt from the Logs folder in the My Documents\EA\The Sims2\ Click "full editor" below to attach a text file.
- Your operating System.
- What the problem actually is - that will be a picture to show the problem (optional), and accompanying text files that turn up (optional), and a detailed description of what happened, and what you expected to happen.