jd300 mentioned that the sims now works - I keep getting an error when I try to start the game: D3DERR_INVALIDCALL! The application will now terminate. Can anybody help? I'm running XP Pro with SP2 through Parallels 3 (latest Leopard-compatible build) on a MBP 2.6Ghz core duo, 4GB RAM, 8600M GT graphics card. What am I doing wrong?? The only thing I'm not clear on is if the poster above is referring to the original sims or Sims 2 + EP's. Thanks in advance..