Ok. I know before I say anything that some of you will accuse me of being a total nerd. And I would have to agree with you, in this aspect. But seriously, I don’t know squat about computers and how they work and yadda yadda, blah blah. My eyes are glazing over already. Thats why I have a Mac. Because it does everything for me. 😉
In the midst of our mouse-capade (more on that later), I was hardcore cleaning up around here. While hardcore cleaning up, you often find things that you haven’t seen in a long time. Especially considering I have a 9 month old (which leaves me little to no time to do anything for myself) and keeping in mind that I was pregnant with said 9 month old for 9 months prior to that (which left me extremely tired and turned me into a mega couch potato). Needless to say, a lot of things were put aside here in the last 18 months. Which means I lost several things in the last 18 months.
One thing being my Sims 2 game.
I don’t know if you’ve ever played it, but I literally have every expansion pack possible. I LOVED that game. So, I thought, well, let’s install it in my handy dandy MacBook Pro.
No you will not install me on your MacBook Pro…
It doesn’t support me. You can only install me on a Windows OS.
Ok. Fine. I’m not kidding you when I say I literally spent 3 hours researching this. Apparently you have to get this one software that will let you simultaneously run a Mac OS and a Windows OS. So, installed that, thinking well, this is a piece of cake. Now all I have to do is download a Windows OS. Which I didn’t realize you have to pay for. Which would have been fine. Except that all of the operating systems that the game supports are so old that they don’t even sell them anymore.
Enter annoyed Sims 2 fan. Got on Windows live chat portal. Asked if it was possible to download older software or even to PURCHASE it somewhere at a store.
“That’s old software.”
“I know that. I’m wondering if it’s possible to get it somewhere.”
“No. It’s old.”
“I FREAKING KNOW it’s old. But unfortunately I still need it for a program I’m trying to run”.
“Well you can get the new Windows 7.”
“I don’t want the new Windows. I want the OLD Windows.”
“Well. You could check with the company to see if they would consider patching it to make it work.”
(What the heck does “patching” mean?)
“I think it would be easier for you to help me find the “old” software.”
“I can’t do that. Is there anything else I can do for you today?”
“How ’bout bringing back some old software?”
And then I closed the portal. How frustrating is that? What was wrong with the old OS? And why is it so impossible to find it?
LONG story short. I gave up. I think it is going to be impossible to get. Considering when I looked on the SIMs website they didn’t even have the Sims2 listed anymore, as it was archived over a year ago.
I guess in reality I don’t have much time to play my beloved game anymore anyhow. But it still pisses me off….