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I have received an email from Origin today and it’s pretty exciting stuff if you own The Sims 2 on Origin. While the game is no longer available to purchase on Origin, if you own the game you have been automatically upgraded to The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection!

This is because technical support for the previously available version of The Sims 2 on Origin is ending on the 22nd July 2014.

Dear Origin Gamer, 

Your current version of The Sims 2 will lose technical support on 22 July 2014. We want you to have the most up-to-date version of The Sims 2 in your collection, so you will see a brand new addition to your Origin library: The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection!

This is the most up-to-date version of The Sims 2 and the version that is still supported by Origin. It also features a lot more content than you may already have in your current version ofThe Sims 2.

The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection will appear in your Origin library automatically. You’ll need to download and install it to your computer to play it.

You’re free to continue playing your existing version of The Sims 2, but please note that it is an older edition of the game that will soon lose technical support. To continue receiving support on your progress of The Sims 2 — including Sims characters, houses, etc. — you will need to transfer your save files of The Sims 2 to the Ultimate Edition. To learn more about backing up your data, please visit: http://help.ea.com/en/article/backing-up-your-sims-2-files/.

Once you’ve migrated your Sims’ lives to The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection, you can better organize your Origin game library by hiding your previous version of The Sims 2. Click on the tile for The Sims 2 in your Game Library for the option to hide it. If you need additional directions, we’ve got you covered.

Thanks for your continuing passion for The Sims.

Anyone who has a Sims 2 game on their Origin, whether it’s the base game or an expansion, will be eligible for this. We expect it to be added to your Origin games library on the 22nd July 🙂

We have reached out to Origin to see if this will be available to purchase for those who don’t own The Sims 2 on Origin.

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Siobhan

Any ideas what will actually be in the “Ultimate Collection” – I received this email today as well, and I already have all the eps except Bon Voyage, so I kinda want to know 🙂

Dan

I’m guessing all expansion packs and possibly store content, as it’s no longer available to buy anywhere.

Siobhan

Awesome 🙂 I’m more excited for this than I am for TS4!

Melissa

Patiently awaiting for my email to arrive 🙁

Chiken

how do you even register the sims 2 on origin? I have physical copies of all of them?

Djeranotjuh

I don’t think you’re able to register your Sims 2 games on Origin anymore.
But you can always try! Here is a link that shows you how to register a game on Origin.
http://help.ea.com/en/article/redeem-your-serial-code-in-origin/

rsdworker

so its for anyone who has packs or base game?

daissy5

I got the email even though I don’t have a single game/ep/sp on origin. The only thing I do have is the Holiday Edition that they sold the Christmas of 04. I own all sims 2 eps and most sps, but they are all disc so I think they might be using the registration from sims 2 games when there was a sims 2 site. Wouldn’t it be cool if it included all the sims store items?