I wanted to post a quick message here and I am still alive and am still playing Sims 2. I had taken a bit of a break from the game for awhile, and then with all of the holiday stuff didn't have a lot of time to devote. Right after the holidays my very faithful laptop, where I do all my playing, decided it was time for it to die.
I now have a new laptop and was very apprehensive about trying to get Sims 2 to work on it. I went through and installed the base game and it started up without a problem. So I decided to try and install it all and see how it went. Everything is now set up and seems to be running correctly. I will probably play a couple things in a non-set up and loved neighborhood just to make sure nothing breaks, but so far it looks like I might be able to get back to playing and blogging soon.