Is The Sims 2 actually an Abandomware now?

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Is The Sims 2 actually an Abandomware now?

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I've seen an article on Polish gaming website that EA Games have DROPPED support on The Sims 2 and now the game with ALL addons is FREE on Origin using the code I-LOVE-THE-SIMS. It's pretty cool, but i wonder...

Did they REALLY dropped the support? Well, we will need to wait a bit to say that TS2 is Abandomware, but, did they actually dropped the support?
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The old DRM servers have been turned off, this code was supposed to simply be for existing Sims 2 owners to get the Origin version that still works. Think of it as the same sort of thing as when Adobe "accidentally" published CS2 for everyone with activation stripped after they shut down its activation servers.

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Technically the Sims 2 will count as abandonware on BA in September, but in other ways, EA shows THEY say it's abandonware by giving it out free.
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hounsell : The Sims 2 is available freely for everyone who use the I-LOVE-THE-SIMS code until the July 31 2014.

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how did you get the code?
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Windows 10 will be the last version of Windows and after we will have Midori or an another kernel... I'm sure.

So on this new kernel "classic win32 x86 software" can't be used but with some trick, we can use WinRT software on this new kernel ?

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I personally couldn't believe it, still gotta get through the first Sims yet :P

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I don't think so. Rumour has it EA is going to release the Ultimate Collection (What it was giving away for free) on Origin to buy.

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It shouldn't be considered abandonware since EA Maxis was a subsidiary of EA, EA still own the franchise as they're the ones who published it.

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You will have to look at when the particular edition was released. The original release of Sims 2 can be considered abandonware now, but anything released after 2005 would not be abandonware, regardless of dropped support or not.
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