There are some Win7 work-arounds for Sims2. I've never played it, so I have no idea how well they work. But I do know they exist. That seems like a total conceptual fail. A person shouldn't have to buy third-party proprietary software just to get-back some basic functionality. I still use truncated filenames for a lot stuff. My parents bought me one for my fourth birthday, which would have been 85. Really, I think my dad just wanted one for himself. It was used and didn't last very long. So we got and one of the IBM 8086s not long after. I was pretty well-versed in DOS by the time I was eight. Suffice it to say, Pat Volkerding won the interwebz.