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MattEmAngel
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Put down your ban hammer!

There is most likely a thread relating to this somewhere in this section, but Sims 2 has been out a while and I don't want to Necro a thread. So there.

Anyway, having watched a video about all the rediculous crap you can do in the Sims series, and from finding that Sims 2 was more popular than Sims 3 for the diversity and setup, I very much want to get The Sims 2 because I have that kind of time and I need a good PC game (feel free to correct me)

Problem: my PC is an HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook laptop running Windows 7, and I don't know if it can handle it. Is Windows 7 too new? I can't find a solid answer. I'm having a difficult time comparing the specs of the laptop and the game requirements, especially with finding out what a "32MB nVidia GeForce2 or ATi Radeon 7200 Class Video Card with Hardware T&L" is, and I'd rather just know if anyone out there has already done it.

Laptop Specs (I think): http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=c01566855

Sims 2 Specs: http://www.allgame.com/game.php?id=43334&tab=sysreqs

Thanks,
-Matt

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MattEmAngel
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And the links didn't work. Let me try that again. Laptop, then Sims 2.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=c01566855

http://www.allgame.com/game.php?id=43334&tab=sysreqs

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Well I think this and [url=http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Does_sims_2_work_with_Windows_7]this should help you out.

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Sorry for the DP.

I don't know what all that about the graphics card means but the game was made in 2005 and what I did understand about it wasn't very high. It sounds like a rather low-requirement game so I'd venture that if your PC could probably handle it just fine.

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It sounds like a rather low-requirement game so I'd venture that if your PC could probably handle it just fine.

the problem whit the sims is that, the more you have build and done. the more it's asking of your computer. it will probably run for a while and then it starts to go slow and slower and a bug here and there after some time, if you play allot. (not based on personal experience)
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Should work in compatibility mode. I wouldn't buy the game though unless you know for sure

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