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My girlfriend loves The Sims 2. Unfortunately she has to play it on my main computer because it’s also a gaming rig so it handles The Sims 2 with ease, where as her computer would stroke out.
Because of this The Sims 2 is installed on my computer.
I have my system setup with multiple hard drives, but for the sake of this article, we’ll say I have my C: which is where Windows and all it’s crap is installed, and I have a D: where I install all my games and keep the [legal] images for them and stuff.
Well The Sims 2, thanks to EA’s shitty programming, when installed to another location besides the C:, like the D:, even though it installs to d:\program files\ea games\the sims 2 it still feels the dire need to install files on you C: in your Documents folder! Even more so, if you have every expansion pack and add on like we do that EA Games folder on your C: can balloon up to over 5gb!!! This is incredibly frustrating because this is the EXACT reason why I install games to the D: I want to keep ridiculous amount of files OFF my much smaller C:
As far as I know, I am the first person that has come up with a way to move this folder-of-shit off of your C: and to any other location you please.