HEY TUMBLR! Have you heard?
Totally legit copies of the whole game including ALL expansions and “stuff” packs. Just register the code I-LOVE-THE-SIMS on Origin before July 31 and the game is yours to either download and install right away or save for later. More details at the official EA Games site and Gamespot.
ETA: You may have to edit the game’s “GraphicRules.sgr” file to make it display properly since the game is likely older than your PC. For help with that see kiri’s Graphics Card fixes thread at leefish.nl or these instructions at SimsVIP.com.
ETA 2: Apparently it’s for PC only. Sorry Mac users.
ETA 3: Here’s a helpful new Ultimate Collection FAQ at modthesims.
ETA 4: Clicking “download” in Origin will install the game immediately so be careful. You can just register the code and not download - the download will be waiting for you whenever you’re ready to install, even past July 31.
ETA 5: Worried about sypware in Origin? Run PeerBlock along with Origin.
THIS JUST MADE MY LIFE COMPLETE