my GF has been playing sims 2 and we are plagued with issues. i've googled for days and cannot figure this shit out. 1. sims get stuck in the pool. not like you may think... they can physically "get out" of the pool but they "swim" through the concrete, grass, flooring, etc. with water around their necks. 2. sometimes they get in bed and you cannot do a damn thing to get em to wake up. they sleep for days, months, before we end up just deleting them and making a new family. 3. sometimes the screen goes black other than the house itself. i dont think its a gfx issue due to the fact that EVERYONE i've read about has this same issue, even with huge gpus in use. 4. the dog stands in one place and stares into space infinitely(almost). every once in a while he'll go outside and roll in the grass. he wont respond to any commands. YES i have done ALL patches, updates, etc. to the game. i've tried cheats and they dont work either. WTF is wrong with this game?