It turns out my Windows XP disc is too early of a version to properly install through Boot Camp. :( I was certain I had finally solved all my issues, but another road block stands in my way!!!
I'm going to have to purchase myself a full copy of a newer version of Windows, and that's going to be no cheap expense. I'm determined, though, to get this game working no matter what it takes me, but being a poor college student doesn't help when I need to find a way to get myself that much money. So...I set myself up a lil' Donate Button underneath meh ChatBox. You guys are in no way obligated to donate, but if you happened to throw Rexeh even the tiniest amount I would be eternally grateful. Just ignore it and don't worry about it otherwise, I promise that my feelings won't be hurt in the slightest. :)
So...I carry on. But I'm not giving up!! I love The Sims, and of course you guys, WAAAYYY too much to just be "meh" about the whole situation. This quest of crappehness shall one day come to an end!!!