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Download Sims 2 Free? Play Without CD inside?

July 19, 2011 at 17:20:14
Specs: Windows 7
I bought Sims 2 Double Deluxe and played it on my HP for years. I registered it online.
Recently my HP laptop crashed and I gave it to my computer genius family member to fix and use for college.

I bought a Netbook (which has no CD rom insert... you can't put discs in it, only "sticks" or plugs). Is there any way I can download Sims 2 Double Deluxe free online somewhere and play it without a CD rom?

Or, is there any way I can use a different laptop to download the game, put it on a memory stick and download it onto my computer and play whenever I plug in the memory stick?

I'm going to contact the creators of Sims to see if there's anything they can do, but your help would be appreciated!

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July 19, 2011 at 18:17:51
Netbooks weren't built for gaming, so it may not run well for long once you get it installed. Netbooks are intended for basic web browsing and office documents (which explains their smaller size and lack of optical drives), so you may be better off getting a laptop, although heat will be an issue on both when it comes to gaming.

If you're going to download it legally online, you'll have to buy it again. EA Games doesn't offer it free just because Sims 3 is out.

You could consider buying an external CD/DVD drive that plugs into a USB port on your Netbook.

After installed, you could download a legal "No-CD" patch from
They aren't always perfect, but worth a shot. Some patches I've tried didn't include game music or allow multi-player, but others worked fine. I downloaded the No-CD patch for Sims 2 Open For Business and it works flawlessly.

Apologies if I don't respond to your reply immediately. I don't check this site daily, but you're welcome to PM me as a reminder.

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July 19, 2011 at 18:24:47
Nicely done Xps86. You get a point for that ;-)

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July 19, 2011 at 23:01:51
Netbooks weren't built for gaming
Yes i agree but things have starting to change right now(thanks to AMD). Hd 6250 is new intergrated for new AMD fusion netbook, i was suprised to see a AMD fusion netbook run half life 2 at medium settings fluently, soon will start to see this things(netbook) run 2006 games at high settings and newer games at low settings.

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.

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September 3, 2011 at 00:26:09
Actually you don't need to download it from the internet! I have a n Hp computer and the disk drive broke and my dad got me a portable disk drive! you put your disk in then you plug it in to a usb slot! I have the sims 2 and it worked for me!

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