The Sims

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The Sims
NTSC-U box art
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20573
Release date: January 12, 2003
CRCs: A4B3D285, 802352AA
Windows Status: Ingame
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-51257
Release date: January 31, 2003
CRCs: 046962B0
Windows Status: Broken
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPS-20078
Release date: May 29, 2003
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Edge of Reality
Publisher(s): Electronic Arts
Genre: Simulation
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: IGN
Game review score: 8.0/10
Game description: The Sims is a game created by game designer Will Wright and published by Electronic Arts. The goal of the game is to control one or more "Sims" in their day-to-day lives. Released as Sim People in Japan.

Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
  • ?
  • ?
0.9.8 r4600 GSdx 4600
  • SPU2-X 4600m
  • LilyPad r4510
BIOS: scph39001, Will not boot. MyDreamName
PAL Windows
  • Intel Core i5-3470 3.20Ghz
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 GSDX
  • SPU2-X
  • LilyPad svn 0.11.0
Europe v02.00(14/06/2004), INTC, Wait Loop Detection, microVU and MTVU (for going "almost ingame"), Won't boot from CD. Works with ISO, goes through menus, I can make a Sim in "Get-A-Life" mode, but as soon the game finishes loading, it hangs on loading screen (but music keeps playing with ingame sounds too sometimes). Actually, I got "almost ingame" by enabling the cheat that unlocks the "Sim Mode", but as soon as I selected it, it hangs (see last pic).
NTSC-U Windows 7
  • AMD FX-8350
  • Nvidia Geforce GTX 750
1.2.1 r5875 GSdx 0 (MSVC 18.00, AVX) 0.1.16
  • Modes: HW DX11 & SW DX9
  • SPU2-X r5875 2.0.0
  • Lilypad r5875
Able to load up starting screen. Hangs on create-a-sim screen(HW DX11). Upon switching to SW DX9, I was able to get past CAS and entered the dream house level. Major graphical glitches and game freezes upon completing said level. Combatheros
NTSC-U Windows
  • I5 3330
  • XFX Radeon HD 7970
1.3.GIT-567-g270fc13 2014-09-08 GSDX
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
USA v02.20(10/02/2006), EE/VU Clamp: Standard, EE/VU Rounding: Standard, Unchanged., Will Hang after loading screen end,tryed with gamefixes....Negative Results.
PAL Windows
  • I5 3330
  • HD radeon 6850
1.3.svn5932 GSDX
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
USA v02.20(10/02/2006), Exacty the same above,still unchanged.

Known Issues

Create-a-Sim name menu freezes

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Major
  • Description: The Sims hangs when you reach the menu to name your Sim in the Create-a-Sim menu.
  • Workaround: Make sure you are under GSdx9 and press F9 to use software mode and quickly enter the name and information for your Sim. Chances of crashing are lowered, but still has a very high chance of crashing in the next menu.

Dream House crashes

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Major
  • Description: Game crashes upon completing the dream house level.
  • Workaround: There is currently no known way to work around this.

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