Sims 2 problems


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 proffesional 31-bit
       #1

    Sims 2 problems


    Okay so i have been trying to install Sims 2 on my computer for the first time since it crashed. when it was fixed it was also updated from Vista to Windows 7.

    Sims 2 worked before, on vista, but now when i try and play it after installing it comes up with a message saying
    'failed to find any DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics adapters in this system. please make sure you have a DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics adapter and have installed the latest drivers by the manufacturer.'

    However i know i already have up to date DirectX, and nothing i try seems to work.

    I have got the latest patches, reinstalled DivX and re-installed sims, checked my drivers are up to date etc. etc.

    Help?
    Last edited by limegreen12; 30 Jan 2011 at 20:45.
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  2. Posts : 28,845
    Win 8 Release candidate 8400
       #2

    limegreen12 said:
    Okay so i have been trying to install Sims 2 on my computer for the first time since it crashed. when it was fixed it was also updated from Vista to Windows 7.

    Sims 2 worked before, on vista, but now when i try and play it after installing it comes up with a message saying
    'failed to find any DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics adapters in this system. please make sure you have a DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics adapter and have installed the latest drivers by the manufacturer.'

    However i know i already have up to date DirectX, and nothing i try seems to work.

    I have got the latest patches, reinstalled DivX and re-installed sims, checked my drivers are up to date etc. etc.

    Help?
    Have you re-installed the graphics driver? can you go to start and type dxdiag and upload the results to us
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 proffesional 31-bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    okay so im not the most computer savvy person on the planet so i will redily admit that i have no idea how to re-install my graphics driver.


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    System Information
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    Time of this report: 1/31/2011, 13:00:27
    Machine name: ERIN-PC
    Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100618-1621)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: HP-Pavilion
    System Model: GX727AA-ABG m9180a
    BIOS: BIOS Date: 12/31/07 10:10:58 Ver: 5.15
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
    Memory: 3072MB RAM
    Available OS Memory: 3072MB RAM
    Page File: 1308MB used, 4832MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    User DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
    DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode

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    DxDiag Notes
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    Display Tab 1: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
    Input Tab: No problems found.

    --------------------
    DirectX Debug Levels
    --------------------
    Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
    DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
    DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
    DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 509
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
       #4

    I had this same problem just yesterday, run the installation troubleshooter and it should recommend a XP Compatibility Pack, after the troubleshooter did that, the game ran smooth as ever.
      My Computer


 

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