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HD, QHD, and 4k Loading Screens!

by thesammy58 Posted 9th Feb 2019 at 4:05 PM - Updated 31st Jul 2020 at 2:03 AM by thesammy58
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Tired of that depressing blue abyss you see every time your game first loads? I was too.

Do NOT put this mod in your downloads folder. Please read the installation instructions.

I originally designed a mod like this back in 2013, however, with no support for anything more than essentially a 720p monitor, it was time to lay it to rest. With monitor sizes increasing and The Sims 2 inevitably aging, I decided it was time to once again help create a better-looking game in a subtle, but appealing way.

From now on, you will see a larger image of the classic Sims 2 neighborhood in the background as your game loads, rather than the dark blue backdrop that was there before if you played in any HD resolution. It comes in 3 flavors, each slightly adjusted to look good depending on your display resolution.

Please note, any of the 3 can be used to your liking if you prefer one look over another, but you must use only one file at a time.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: My game doesn't go any higher than 800x600! What do?
A: Your graphics processor isn't being recognized by the game. SimsNetwork has a great tool to help fix that here.

Q: How do I even play the game at more than 1080p anyway? It doesn’t allow it.
A: SimsVIP has a great guide for that here. You can skip step 3 if you’ve already used the tool that was linked directly above this.

Q: I like the look of the 1440p/4k flavor better but my game resolution is only set to 1080p, can I still use it?
A: Yes!

Q: This is interesting, I guess...but why?
A: Why not? IMO, anything to help keep an aging game looking pretty should be welcomed.

Shameless Plug:

If you are playing Ultimate Collection or have all the packs installed, this content works wonderfully with my other mod, The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection Loading Screen.
Check it out here!

Additional Credits:
SimPE, Paint.NET

This download has custom installation instructions!

In addition to the normal installation instructions, this download also has a custom instruction, as follows:

Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Open your file explorer to the correct path as shown below.


4. Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Apartment Life\TSData\Res\UI

5. Place the .package file here. You're all set!


4. Navigate to your LATEST Expansion Pack installation folder, not Stuff Pack. Latest = most recently released Expansion Pack.

The directory should look like this:

C:\Program Files\EA Games\The Sims 2 (latest Expansion Pack)\TSData\Res\UI\

5. Place the .package file here. You're all set!

Need more information?

Please read to ensure correct installation of this item!

Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
4K Loading Screen.rar | Designed for a 3840 x 2160 resolution or lower.

Size: 1.65 MB · Downloads: 923 · 9th Feb 2019
1.65 MB 923 9th Feb 2019
QHD Loading Screen.rar | Designed for a 2560 x 1440 resolution or lower.

Size: 1.01 MB · Downloads: 838 · 9th Feb 2019
1.01 MB 838 9th Feb 2019
1080p Loading Screen.rar | Designed for a 1920 x 1080 resolution or lower.

Size: 801.2 KB · Downloads: 4,708 · 9th Feb 2019
801.2 KB 4,708 9th Feb 2019

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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 2

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Type: Fixed Global Mods

Tags: #widescreen, #HD, #UHD, #QHD, #4K, #1080p, #1440P, #ultra-wide, #ultra wide, #wide screen, #ultra HD, #high definition, #high def, #loading, #loading screen, #background

Also recommended:

The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection Loading Screen