How Can I Install the Sims Deluxe Edition?

by Candace BensonUpdated September 22, 2017
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Items you will need

  • The Sims Deluxe Edition

  • Windows XP or earlier computer

Released in 2002, the Sims Deluxe Edition includes the original Sims game, along with its first expansion pack--"Living Large." The Deluxe Edition also bundles the Sim Creator, which allows you to create custom Sims or characters, as well as some new items, skins, and wallpapers. Due to its age, the Sims Deluxe works best on Windows XP and earlier versions of the Windows operating system.

Check your computer against the game's system requirements (please see Resources for link to requirements).

Insert the first Sims Deluxe Edition disk. Allow the installation program to automatically begin.

Follow the on-screen prompts to begin the installation.

Insert the second disk when prompted, and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.

Download the Sims Deluxe Edition patch. (Please see Resources for link.) Save the file to your desktop or to another easy-to-find location, then double-click the file to install the patch.


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About the Author

Candace Benson has nearly five years of experience as a volunteer coordinator and has worked for non-profits and state agencies. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Benson wrote for a number of video game websites and blogs and worked as a technical support agent. Benson currently writes for eHow.

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