Summary: I never had a chance to play game, I bought for my daughter for Christmas and when we tried to install it was as though there was nothing on disk. I tried to install on a couple other computers with same results. I didn't know how to get a refund !
Summary: I was looking forward to Bon Voyage, and HM Fashion Stuff. I have them sitting on my desk ready to install for the last 3 weeks! Thank my lucky stars I did not install either one. I was waiting for the patch. I was waiting to see what people thought of the patch. If I would of known that Maxis was putting SecuROM in the games, I would not of purchased either one of them. I will have no choice but to box both games up and send them back to Amazon for a full refund.
Save Your Money...and Possibly Your Computer's Functionality
Jfed142 "Jfed", Amazon
11 April 2008
Summary: Two words: Bugs and SecuROM v7. I'd have a lot more fun with this game if I was actually playing it. But as usual, this EP shipped with a bunch of gameplay bugs and also an ugly, potentially dangerous form of copy protection by Sony called SecuROM. A Brief on Bugs: - Game shipped w/a programming error that created Tour Guide after Tour Guide, unchecked. Too many character files in a sim 'hood means too many opportunities for them to corrupt and your 'hood to go boom.
Summary: This product has a destructive "anti copy" virus like program on it called "secure rom". It was very difficult to get it to install on my sons computer. Once installed he was able to play it for 20 minutes before his computer crashed due to the secure rom junk on this disc. The computer ceased being able to boot and required a complete re-installation of the operating system, programs and personal data.
Summary: As much as I enjoy The Sims 2, this particular package has ruined the experience for me. Don't get me wrong, the game is great, but it is NOT worth the headaches SecuRom has caused. SecuRom is an anti-piracy software that comes packaged with the game and is installed on your system WITHOUT your knowledge. If I had but known the problems it would cause, I would not have installed it.
Summary: I'm pretty sure I might have had fun with this expansion pack if it hadn't shut off my CD drives (its not just that, my printer doesn't work either) and let me play my game. When I installed Bon Voyage I wasn't aware that a program called "SecuROM" was also installed along with it, and thanks to that, my CD/DVD burners are no longer functioning.