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« on: January 01, 2008, 12:09:03 pm »

About The Sims 2 Combo Patch
The Sims 2 sports not only a new 3D graphics engine but also the ability to track Sims’ lives from birth to death as they reach for their aspirations and experience a multitude of wants and fears. Not only can they now have children, but they also possess digital DNA that dictates how their offspring will look. Story mode allows you to take screenshots or even shoot video and tell your own tales about your characters.

What’s New in this Version
- This patch will fully update all The Sims 2 expansion packs to their latest version as of December 2007.

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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2008, 06:19:00 pm »

what does this mean? i almost all of the expansions for MAC os x. What new stuff is in it? and ow do i download I try to get new downloads but it goes to that disk verification thing. I used to be able to download things succesfully to my game but now i can't. can you help me at all with it?

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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2008, 06:49:46 pm »

The combo patch is just to patch bugs in your game.  They have all included into one now, instead of having to download and install several.

Its not a new pack therefore there is no new stuff.  The description above is misleading as it makes you think there is something more to the patch than what it really is. And if you notice the download actually takes you to


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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2008, 10:58:36 pm »

Here is communication from Aspyr when I was having trouble with my game crashing. This is about the combopatch. Also to install in this order: Sims 2, University, Nightlife, Open for Buisness, Pets, Glamour Life Stuff, Seasons.
Hope this will be helpful.
Hello, Vikki. Thank you for contacting us.

The issue you describe may be the result of a bad installation, a data error, a problem with a saved game file, or a conflict on your hard drive.

First, try repairing your disk permissions (if you have not done so already). To do this, open up your hard drive, open the Applications folder, go to Utilities, and launch 'Disk Utility'. Under 'First Aid', select your main hard drive volume (usually labeled 'Macintosh HD') and hit 'Repair Disk Permissions'. Once this is complete, reboot your Mac.

If this fails to solve the problem, I would suggest fully reinstalling the game, and making certain all related files are removed to ensure a clean reinstall. Trash the main game folder, located on your hard drive. Check several other locations for files relating the game, and remove them. These include:

Users/Shared/EA Games/The Sims 2/
Home/Documents/EA Games/The Sims 2/

Note that 'Home' refers to your personal account folder, an icon that looks like a house and is labeled with your user name.

Once you are sure all of these files are removed and the Trash has been emptied, you may reinstall the game. I suggest placing it inside of the Applications folder on your Macintosh HD.

After reinstalling, run the Sims 2 at least once. Before installing any expansions, and then after every new expansion you add, apply the Sims 2 Combo Patch:

Finally, make sure you have downloaded all of your Apple Software Updates. Ordinarily, this occurs automatically (through a prompt you receive every so often), but it's important to check these often. Updates, including Quicktime updates (which can affect many games) are also available on

If after this, issues continue to occur, there may be something that you have on your system causing a specific conflict. At this point, I would suggest completely uninstalling the game again, and reinstalling once more, but this time, to a separate user account on your Mac. If you do not currently have one, you may create one through your System Preferences, under 'Accounts'. Make certain that the new account that you make has full permissions to administer the computer. Once it is created, reboot your Mac, log into this new account, and install the game there.

Please let us know if you have any further questions. Have a great day!

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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2008, 07:37:33 pm »

Personally I think it's garbage. I downloaded it and when I tried to install it I got a message telling me there was nothing to install. This may have been a good thing!

Before installing take a look at some of the comments about it.
Some people are claiming it has created more problems than it has solved.
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2008, 08:06:42 pm »

I have tried to download this combo patch but it appears to be saying that it will take almost a day to download ! ! !  Can this possibly be true? Every time that I have tried to download it the session has timed out. Perhaps when you are getting the message that there is 'nothing to download' its because the same thing happened to you , or did you manage to keep it going for 23 hours?
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