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Windows 7: Directx download. Sim 2 Compatibility Issue?

16 Nov 2010   #11
apples2k10

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Ok found out my current DirectDX is 11. Would this interfere with any downloaded versions of older copies?


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16 Nov 2010   #12
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Not in the slightest,

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The only ones basically there on a clean Windows install are the DirectX 11 files, all the rest came after installing the redistributable linked to previously.


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16 Nov 2010   #13
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, W10 Preview - Second remote tower Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Just as with Vista and DX10 there you can install 9c for the older titles without any problems. The files from the older DX will simply sit side by side with the newer. The older titles will simply access the older API using the 9c files instead of the newer ones for 11.
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17 Nov 2010   #14
51M0N

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

On my PC, if you check my specs it is pretty good. I can run any DX9 game with no trouble, I didn't even have to install DirectX 9. I have Sims 2, and when I got my PC, straight on goes the Sims, and by the way, it was a clean install.
I thought that Windows 7 has it inbuilt, or maybe it is because I have COD4, I don't know, but you shouldn't have to re-install DX9.
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17 Nov 2010   #15
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, W10 Preview - Second remote tower Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Some of the older games simply won't work with the newer versions of DX to begin with. The game's installer seeing the option for DX shows it will require 9c or an earlier version depending on how old the game is itself.

If the game continues to fail to load that's most often either DX related or a need to run it in compatibility mode. The fail to load part seeing the "OpenGL not supported or missing" type error points right at the previous direct x requirement in most cases. That one is a dead giveaway there as far as the leading cause.

The minimum system specs however are lacking as far as any DX requirement with the game being compatible to 98 as well as any newer version of Windows. TheSims2.com - Help - Detail

You'll note a game patch is available as well.
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