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The Sims 2 - cd/dvd problems

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by danceMB, 12 Jan 2006.

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  1. danceMB

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    I have tried playing my range of Sims 2 games, whether it be the sims 2 game, university or night life. I have the original disks to all of these, but which ever disk I put in it comes up with the error: "CD/DVD emulation detected, please disable all emulation software then restart game".

    I have tried to disable both my Alcahol 120% and Daemon Tools, even uninstalled both of these programs, but still the error messages come up. I can understand about piracy, but not even being allowed to play with the originals!? :confused:

    Is there any way to solve this, without having to reformat the hard drive?
     
  2. Pigeon_Killer

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    I think you need to use regedit to delete all of the Alcohol and Daemon Tool entries. You might also need to uninstall programs like Nero/Easy CD Creator. A lot of people have had similar problems but there should be a guide if you google it.
     
  3. danceMB

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    Is there any way that I can get the Sims 2 games working without having to delete all my emulation programs?
     
  4. danceMB

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    I would be very greatful if someone knew the answer for me, never have had the trouble of playing legal games until now, and I have run out of things to make it play properly
     
  5. danceMB

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    Am I the only one to be suffering with this same problem? Would be good to know if someone has managed to do something to make this error message go away, or if someone found a patch to the game etc, im clutching at straws here
     
  6. Pigeon_Killer

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    The patch to update the game will just blacklist more emulation software. You could try turning on 'Hide CD-R Media' in either Daemon Tools or Alcohol. You could also try the latest versions of Alcohol 120% and Daemon Tools, if you haven't already tried them. The newer versions might not be blacklisted.
     
  7. danceMB

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    The hide feature does not work, not even uninstalling them completly works, either as it still brings up the message, so im at a loss for things to try :(
     
  8. Docaroo

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    I think the problem is that you bought The Sims 2....





    *sorry*
     
  9. danceMB

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    Yeah, tell me about it! Seems like you can only bypass these error messages is if you get the image file and then somehow install a program to not make it detect anything. But would anything give me an image file of the actual disk, but without needing the disk in the drive?
     
  10. danceMB

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    Does anyone know how I can make a working backup image of my Sims 2 University original game? There doesnt seem to be much that can make working backups of these Safedisk v4 :(
     
  11. Dutch Guy

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    AFAIK there is no legal option to get it to run with emulation software installed.

    And stop talking about backups etc. they are illegal, even if you own the original.
     
  12. Berserker

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    Dutch Guy is correct. You have had no replies because we do not discuss illegal cracks/warez here.

    Thread closed.
     
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