Hi, I hope you can help. When I try to run sims 2, 1 of 3 things happens. I either manage to start the game, play it for a little while only to have the graphics start messing up, and either crash the computer or only turn off the game. Or it just won't start up at all. Either way the same error message pops up. (If the computer doesn't crash) It says that Direct3d failed to initialize and it's missing the file derr_something or other. Some name that I don't remember. Anyways, I have the latest video drivers and directx 9, and I was previously running the game with much more content and thus much more strain on the video card and not having a problem. Please help..... EDIT: Actually I found out it's actually the video card, not the drivers or direct3d. Apparently Nvidia cards tend to not work with Sims 2 in general. You can either get beta drivers for your computer, or, if you have a laptop, like me, turn off the shaders.