Useful Links: 1.Italian guide by Alessandro Needs A Server : http://forum.freeso.org/threads/freeso-the-ultimate-italian-guide.1471/ 2.Spanish guide by Becky with the good hair : http://forum.freeso.org/threads/freeso-the-ultimate-spanish-guide.1367/ 3.Road to Live Release(All the development news) : http://forum.freeso.org/threads/road-to-live-release.801/page-56#post-19397 4.How to create a private server, courtesy of LetsRaceBwoi : http://forum.afr0games.com/index.php?threads/how-create-your-own-server.649/ Installing FreeSO: 1.Download The Sims Online from Here: http://largedownloads.ea.com/pub/misc/tso/Setup The Sims Online.exe 2.Install it on Drive C(May cause problems on other hard drives) 3.Follow the installation steps, when it asks you for a CD Key cancel the installation 4.Download FreeSO from here: https://freeso.net/ 5.When installing, choose to install the Legacy Edition, not the Global Server One 6.Extract the extra packing slips from here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12239448/packingslips.rar to The Sims Online installation directory, into the existing packingslips directory. 7.If the game doesn't work, try downloading updated Graphics Drivers and OpenAL or connecting a sound device (speakers, headphones, etc.) Joining a server: 1.Look for servers on one of these pages(Or get the server IP/Address from the server owner): http://forum.afr0games.com/index.php?forums/play-tests.24/(Play Tests) http://forum.freeso.org/threads/playtest-server-list-guides.810/(Playtest server list + guide, courtesy of LetsRaceBwoi) http://forum.freeso.org/threads/online-24-7-sims-playtest-server.1281/(Sim's Playtest server, 24/7, i highly recommend this one) 1.Once you have the IP/Server address copied or written, open FreeSO.exe in your TSOClient folder in your TSO installation directory(Make sure the server uses the same dist/version as you) 2.Open FreeSO.exe 3.Create your Sim/Avatar(No need to create it every time you launch the game, it will get saved) 4.Click the "Search Icon" 5.Type the server IP/Address here: 6.Now click on exact match and wait! Tips/Troubleshooting: 1.If while connecting to the server the bar gets stuck at 0%, maybe the server is closed or using a different version, also check if you wrote the address correctly 2.If it gets stuck at 25%, wait longer, try updating the version or restart the game 3.Not working? Try downloading updated Graphics Drivers and OpenAL or connecting a sound device (speakers, headphones, etc.) 4.If you don't have OpenGL the game may not work. You will need to create a shortcut to FreeSO.exe, right click on the shortcut, click "Properties" and add "-dx" after the target. Like this: Hope this guide helped!