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Sims 2 goes Ultimate, loses support

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The Sims 4 is coming. Many of the die hard fans have played it since the first one and plenty of people are digging back through their old versions to tide themselves over until the new one launches. However, EA might have just made that a bit more complicated.

EA has sent out emails to everyone with a digital copy of The Sims 2 logged against their Origin account. All of them have received The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection which includes The Sims 2 as well as every sing expansion and stuff pack. That’s a lot of DLC. However, it isn’t all upgrades and happiness; EA is no longer supporting The Sims 2. What does that mean?

Going forward, EA will no longer be providing any new content or making any additional technical updates to The Sims 2. If you have a problem with your game, you are of course still welcome to contact us here at EA Help.

Okay, so you can still get support if you have issues with the game, but if you happen to encounter some broken code or game breaking glitch you’ll have to learn to work around it because it’s never getting fixed.

Considering that the game is going to be ten years old this September, it’s not that bad a move from EA. I wonder if this will be a cool new tradition – once the game reaches it’s tenth birthday you can get all the DLC just for having it. This could be a good sign for Sims 3 fans who still need to grab some DLCs – don’t shell out cash for it now, just upgrade to The Sims 4 and wait another bunch of years and you’ll get them for free. Maybe.

Last Updated: July 17, 2014


  1. Sir Rants A Lot Llew

    July 17, 2014 at 08:13

    I still don’t understand the craze behind the Sims


    • Jonah Cash

      July 17, 2014 at 08:18

      Don’t say that here… Dutch Matrix is going to keeeeeel you!!


      • Dutch Matrix

        July 17, 2014 at 09:26

        No I won’t. He is entitled to his opinion. As misguided as it is.


        • Jonah Cash

          July 17, 2014 at 09:34

          Hahahaha!! I am just poking fun man!!!


          • Dutch Matrix

            July 17, 2014 at 10:47

            As was I. I do not wake up in the day and think: Okay, who can I piss off today? πŸ™‚

          • Jonah Cash

            July 17, 2014 at 11:09

            Hahahaha!! I have those days though, but I don’t take it out on people on the internet… I like to keep it personal πŸ™‚

        • loftie

          July 17, 2014 at 11:50

          lolz πŸ˜€


    • Admiral Chief Saxon

      July 17, 2014 at 08:22

      As do I. Unless you can upgrade their stats, give them guns and armour and have them assault other sims in turn based warfare. Yeah, I’d be interested then. OR just jam XCOM


    • Hammersteyn

      July 17, 2014 at 08:25

      The first one was fun, because it was something new and innovative. Then EA did what it always does.


  2. Morne Nell

    July 17, 2014 at 08:24

    If something was not fixed in 10 years, do people honestly think it will ever be fixed


    • Admiral Chief Saxon

      July 17, 2014 at 08:28

      Same with Windaws XP…


      • Morne Nell

        July 17, 2014 at 08:35

        Yip I can’t understand why people believe that games that worked years ago on certain operating system must still work today and be supported. Definitely not easy and the cost involve in the maintenance is just ridiculous.
        In have tons of games that just do not work anymore on todays architecture.


        • Admiral Chief Saxon

          July 17, 2014 at 08:37

          Nothing a little patch/tweak wont fix. Or DOSBox!


  3. Stanley Watson

    July 17, 2014 at 08:49

    Not intending to be pedantic (but probably coming over as such anyways), but since my wife and I had this same discussion a few years back and then came to the correct conclusion (I was wrong previously), I kindly submit it here:

    It is to “tide oneself over”; not “tie oneself over”.


    By presenting this, I don’t mean to imply that my writing is as good or better than yours, or good at all.


    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      July 17, 2014 at 08:51

      is typo that I missed; we are aware of the idiom ;P


      • Admiral Chief Saxon

        July 17, 2014 at 08:53

        Bad Geoff is bad


      • VampyreSquirrel

        July 17, 2014 at 09:04

        You missed more than one πŸ˜›

        *runs away*


    • Bad Weanerdog

      July 17, 2014 at 09:13

      Well that kind of depends what one means, while my wife waits for me to finish jamming done games she might tie herself over to tide herself over.


      • BadWeanerdogs phone

        July 17, 2014 at 09:16

        Some not done, I are a silly autocorrect phone.


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