How to Play the Sims 2 Without a CD
By Courtney Keene
Updated September 22, 2017
Items you will need
Sims 2 game disc
CD burning/mounting program
Losing your disc, playing on another computer, or playing with a friend are common reasons requiring a CD-free means of running The Sims 2 game. While you must still acquire a CD to start, you can burn an image of The Sims 2 play disc onto your computer and play any time without inserting the disc.
Download a disc burning and mounting utility such as PowerISO. Run the install wizard and open the program. Consult the help file to familiarize yourself with the functions.
Insert The Sims 2 game disc into your burning tray. Select "Burn Image" when prompted and choose a directory for the .iso file. Click the "Burn" button to start burning.
Remove The Sims 2 disc from the tray once the burn is complete. Navigate to the directory you chose for the .iso and right-click the new file. Select "Mount to Drive[:X]" from the virtual drive menu.
Open Explorer and choose "My Computer." Double-click the virtual drive created by your mounting software. Follow the prompts to launch The Sims 2 without a CD.
Never download a "cracked" .exe file of the game. These downloads are illegal and could impart viruses on your computer.
Courtney Keene began writing professionally in 1999. Since 2004 she has dedicated her time to providing quality Web content through various publications including several top-listed AOL affiliate sites. Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in game art and design from Westwood College, she offers a passionate expertise in the electronic gaming niche.