Sims 2 on windows 8 :)

Hello, I have a big problem with the Sims 2 and Windows 8. I recently got a laptop Gateway 64 bit of Windows 8. Being a big fan of the Sims 2, I wanted to install. I started by installing the base game, then I installed my extra drives so, as it was recommended. University, nightlife, animals, seasons, etc. But when I get to install Bon Voyage, free neighborhood and apartment living, the installation is done very well. However, when I click on the shortcut on the desktop to play, I see the launcher and before I can click on 'Play', a message pops up saying: The Sims 2 Launcher has stopped working. And then it stops. The game worked fine when there was only the first four installed, but the last three, those who have launchers, does not work. And I tried all the possible solutions. I changed the compatibility, I bypassed the Launcher, I downloaded the patches for each additional discs, I tried clicklin play before the message appears, installation somewhere else... I am absolutely desperate because I spent a lot of money in my collection as Sims 2 and I really want to make it work. Please answer me with a solution that will work, or even ideas for alternatives to try, I'd do anything!.
Thank you!

So if anyone still has problems, I realized something that took me hours and I'd love to share. I downloaded each game in order, check the comparability with each game. So I would like to install a game, and then load the game, if it does not work, I change the comparability until it worked and then move on to the next part.

It worked until I came to the first Sims 2 game that has the Sims 2 Launcher - similar to that used with all Sims 3 games. It is a window that opens and you select the game. All prior games just load the game without a doubt. For me, this happened with Open For Business. I have right, clicks on the icon for this game, clicked on properties, went to the tab shortcut, and then click on "Open file location". If you click Bin TS, there is a part called "Sims2SP7" with the number after P will change according to what pack stuff / expansion pack you will work. Mine is being open for Collection of Business, not just a regular. So if you right click, select properties and copy the link of the location of this file, you want to return to the tab of original properties, and beyond that in the target. Then click on apply and OK.

It will be through the Launcher of the Sims 2 and go directly to the game, which was causing problems. If you need to set the mode of comparability, I find that XP SP3 works best.

I hope this helps<>

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