The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection – Info & Facts!

Update: Origin just made The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection available for everyone until the end of July, 2014! All you need to do is redeem the I-LOVE-THE-SIMS code on Origin and you’re good to go! (you don’t need to have any Sims 2 game registered)

For more information, check out THIS post!

Origin is giving out The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection to people who have at least 1 The Sims 2 Game registered on their Origin Account. If you’d like to register your TS2 Game and get TS2 Ultimate Collection for free, contact EA Help HEREFor more information about this offer, check out THIS FAQ Page!

The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection includes these following games:

  • The Sims 2 Base Game
  • The Sims 2 University
  • The Sims 2 Nightlife
  • The Sims 2 Open For Business
  • The Sims 2 Pets
  • The Sims 2 Seasons
  • The Sims 2 Bon Voyage
  • The Sims 2 FreeTime
  • The Sims 2 Apartment Life
  • The Sims 2 Family Fun Stuff
  • The Sims 2 Glamour Life Stuff
  • The Sims 2 Holiday! Stuff
  • The Sims 2 Celebration Stuff
  • The Sims 2 H&M Fashion Stuff
  • The Sims 2 Teen Style Stuff
  • The Sims 2 Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff
  • The Sims 2 IKEA Stuff
  • The Sims 2 Mansion & Garden Stuff

Overall, The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection includes all The Sims 2 additions (except content from The Sims 2 Store)!

To download this Collection, simply click on The Sims 2 UC Boxart and select ”Download”. The Game will take 12,57 GB of your Hard Disk Drive.


Here are some facts you should know before starting the game:

  • The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection doesn’t include any Launchers. The Game itself launches automatically once you start playing it via Origin or by clicking on the game on Desktop.
  • You’ll only need Origin to download the game. After you install it you can play The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection without Origin and/or any The Sims 2 Disc.
  • This Game is supported by Origin’s In-Game feature, meaning that you can use Origin’s Browser, chat with your friends and all other cool stuff all inside the game.
  • The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection comes with SecuRom, meaning that you’ll need an internet connection the first time you open the game (to verify your UC code). After that you can play it without internet.
  • You’ll be greeted with The Sims 2 Fun with Pets loading screen due to the fact that Fun With Pets Collection is the latest (and last) addition to The Sims 2.

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  • The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection folder is made out of 3 Collections and several Expansion Packs and Stuff Packs.
    • Not to be confused with this though. Each Collection includes 1 Expansion Pack and 2 Stuff Packs.
    • The Sims 2 Double Deluxe includes The Sims 2 Base Game, The Sims 2 Nightlife and The Sims 2 Celebration.
    • The Sims 2 Best of Business Collection includes The Sims 2 Open For Business, The Sims 2 H&M Fashion Stuff and The Sims 2 Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff
    • The Sims 2 University Life Collection includes The Sims 2 University, The Sims 2 Teen Style Stuff and The Sims 2 IKEA Stuff.
    • The Sims 2 Fun with Pets Collection includes The Sims 2 Pets, The Sims 2 Family Fun Stuff and The Sims 2 Mansion & Garden Stuff.


  • The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection includes The Sims 2 Holiday! Stuff Pack. Even though it is not treated as a real Stuff Pack since it’s installer was treated like a patch + it’s icon was never included in The Sims 2 Launcher, they still decided to add it to this Collection.

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  • If you have more The Sims 2 Games than TS2 Ultimate Collection, feel free to hide them so that they won’t bother you in your Origin Games Tab. To do so, right click on a game you want to hide and select ”Hide”.


  • If you want to uninstall this Collection, you can do it by going to Control Panel > Programs and Features. It is treated as 1 game which makes uninstalling much more easier.

If you have any questions about The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection, let us know in the comment section below!  :-)

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  • I install it then when I click on the desktop way to play the game it loads up but as soon as I get to the loading screen it says ‘not responding’ : please tell me the way to fix this :idk:

  • When ever I try to start up The Sims 2, it gives me the message “Hard drive is almost full, would you like to continue anyways?” and if you click yes it takes you to The Sims 2 Main menu however; there are only options to create a town and tutorial. When I try to go to the tutorial it freezes and when I try to create a town it does not allow me.

    I know I have enough space because I still have 150 gigs left on my HDD. Think you can help out?

  • I have windows vista, and when I installed the Sims 2 game I get to the title screen and nothing else happens. I checked the taskbar and it says it’s not responding. can anyone help?

    • Mine did the exact same thing. I’m also running Vista. However, it isn’t actually not working. Do not minimize it, do not skip the intro (I don’t know why, but that froze mine) Just leave it for a while. It took half an hour the first time of it just sitting there, and eventually it loaded. It’s because there’s literally 12.57 GBs of stuff to load, and it needs a lot of time to do its initial start-up.

  • I installed it right, but when i click on exe icon it don’t run.. I’ve tryed allreadi like admin or open in compatibili mode. Please help.

  • I got UC a few days ago now and it doesn’t seem to work with my computer, I have Windows 8. I tried to change the compatibility settings on there, but regardless to changing them it still didn’t work. I’m not really sure of any other way to resolve this and make it work.

  • I see that many people have the same issue>>>> can not creat a new neighborhood………… SOMEBODY HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELP :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

  • Hey can someone help me. I had all of the old Sims 2 expansions and stuff packs, so I’m trying to transfer those game saves into Ultimate Edition but I dont know how, can someone help me???? :-D

  • I haven’t been able to play my game for days. Every time I simply try using the neighborhood the grass textures are AWFUL!!!

    I’ve tried changing the in-game options for graphics and I’ve set what I could to the highest.

    My desktop is a custom built beefcake so I know I have the requirements.

    So far I’ve tried changing the “Graphics Rule.sgr” settings in the directory:
    “C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Config”


  • Hi, I have the ultimate edition, and I downloaded custom content (btw I download the cc from the sims resource) and I have the content in my downloads folder (its icon is of a mini body shop symbol) however its a SIMS2PACKfile, and I know the only way to install it is via the launcher. but I have a problem, my launcher doesn’t come up(as we know it does not include the launcher) it just starts the game straight away when I double click on the desktop shortcut. How do I get the launcher? and once I do have it how do I install it? thanks! :)

    • You actually don’t need the launcher to install custom content. Just double click the SIMS2PACK file and the installer should pop up.

      ~Hope this helped :)

    • Just buy The Sims 2 base game off of Ebay or whatever
      Then contact EA’s live chat thing and then ask nicely for The sims 2 Ultimate Collection
      make sure you give them the base game product key
      Then follow their instructions
      And boom, you’ll have The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection.

    • The 3 neighbourhoods (pleaseantview, strangetown and veronaville) are still there, just click the arrow at the right of the last neighbourhood you see.

      • I have Strangetown and Pleasantview, but Veronaville was not included. I contacted EA and they said that Veronaville was not a part of the Ultimate Collection. Is there any way I could download it?

  • You know what?! I spent forever re-downloading it then I has the no neighborhoods issue then I uninstalled it then I found the solution >:( I have to redownload it and my internets capped ;.; :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :X-P: :X-P: :X-P: :devil: :devil: :devil: :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :bomb: :bomb: :bomb: :brokenheart: :brokenheart: :brokenheart: :island: :island: :island: :pizza: :cake: :coffee: :liquor: :drink: :plate: :can: :can: :can: :plate: :plate: :plate: :pizza: :pizza: :pizza: HELL NO SHANIQUA!!! I AM SOOO PISSED SHA NAY NAY!!! I AM EMOTIONALLY EATING GURRRRLLLLL!!!!!! lol jk

  • hi i can’t install nothing in to my sims2 ultimate like hair eyes and lip and skin also clothes will som one help me with that please

  • hi i am having problems instslling eyes ans hair also sking in sims2 ultimate and i can’t instsll nothing in to tis game i need for some one to help me with this ok

  • HI!!! I know it’s 6 years later but I need help!!!

    I downloaded the ultimate collection when it came out but since then that old laptop has died, so I transferred all my files including the sims onto another hard drive and put it all on my new laptop.

    Does anyone know how to play the game on another computer since there are no launcher files anywhere? And the code no longer works on Origin?

    I’m probably screaming into the void now but PLEASE I want to play it again so bad!!

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