Will "Hot Date" Work on Windows XP?
So does "Hot Date" run on Windows XP? I have had no problems with running the "Hot Date" expansion pack on my computers that have Windows XP installed. The common problem with using Windows XP and "Hot Date" is the amount of RAM. Many users just don't have enough. The system requirements may say 128 MB of RAM, when you need 256 MB for optimal performance.
The Problem - Increased Load Time
"The Sims" was designed for Windows 98, therefore creating increased load times when using a Windows XP computer. Some people have noticed their load time has doubled, while others only a couple of minutes. Adding a couple minutes to an already 10 minute load time is hardly desirable.
Improving Load Time Solutions
Fortunately, there are a few solutions you can try to fix increased load times with Windows XP. Resist the urge to try them all. One or two should do the trick. Not all of the solutions have worked for everyone. If one suggestion doesn't work, try another. It may be just the thing Windows XP needed.
Even if you do not have Windows XP installed, you can still use these tips to improve your loading time.