Directx 9.0 compatible graphics adapters to play the Sims 2

By Vanessa
Nov 5, 2011
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  1. Hi i am new here and i'm glad i found this site,

    i am terrible with computers and i need help for this game i want to play
    the sims 2 ( i know its old) i downloaded it and a the message : failed 2 find directX9.0 compatible graphics adapters in the system .

    i have no idea what it mean but ive been trying for a couple of hours to fix it please if anybody can help me step by step i would greatly appreciat it :)
  2. SKYSTAR

    SKYSTAR TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 250

    hello Vanessa
    can you tell me what is your graphics card name
  3. Vanessa

    Vanessa Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Im so sorry i have NO idea what that is... Can you Tell me how to find it? I am using a laptop inspiron1501 dell windows 7 ultimate
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,884   +77

    Hi vanessa
    In short it means that the game is looking for a dedicated graphics adapter that the game needs as a minimum to run. the inspiron1501 dell has an integrated graphics chipset, and a very weak one at that. it's not something that you will be able to fix. the 1501 does not have an option for a dedicated graphics solution, sorry.


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