directx 9 compatible graphics adapter

By hahajenhaha
Nov 25, 2006
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  1. hey- i know. im lame, but i really need help with this directx 9 compatible graphics adapter thing. when i couldn't play Sims 2 on my computer.. i downloaded the Diectx 9.0 and it still won't work, and i can't seem to figure it out... can anyone help me? please?
  2. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,438

    Please dont write all in red because it hurts my eyes ;)

    For help check my topic out:

    http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic61153.html

    If you pass with recommended then your game is probably messed up, If you get a minimum then your could upgrade the stuff that says "Failed" on it or if you failed it completely you'll have to upgrade your computer so it would work

    Hope I helped ;)

    Also... Welcome to Techspot!
  3. hahajenhaha

    hahajenhaha Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 21

    okay , see the problem with that is... the computer im on right now is my mom's. i tried to install my game on my computer, that is not allowed to hook up to the internet... so that test, really doesnt help much.... any other suggestions? blue better?
  4. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,438

    Yeah blue is better ;)

    Hmm... if your internet doesnt work how are you talking on Techspot? :D
  5. hahajenhaha

    hahajenhaha Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 21

    on a different computer then the one im trying to install the game one. Computer #1, mine that is not hooked up to the internet and trying to install game, im currently talking 2 you on Computer #2 that has internet access
  6. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,438

    Ah ok :D

    Well then, to see if your computer can be stabled playing Sims 2 look at the system requirements on the bottom of the Sims 2 game box and see what the requirements are for that game and post them in this topic please ;)
  7. hahajenhaha

    hahajenhaha Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 21

    2.0 GHz processor or better
    256 MB RAM if Windows XP, Windows ME, Windows 98, or Windows 2000
    At least 3.5 GB of hard drive space
  8. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,438

    Hmm your computer should be able to play that, Do you know what OS you are using? ( Windows 98, 2000, ME, XP, Mac, Linux )
  9. hahajenhaha

    hahajenhaha Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 21

    windows XP home edition
  10. hahajenhaha

    hahajenhaha Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 21

    version 2002 if that has anything to do with it?
  11. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,438

    Hmm I dont know why your computer is not able to run it... Ask your mom or who ever the other computer belongs to and ask her if they installed any videocards inside the computer that arnt Integrated meaning it didnt come installed when it was bought and i'll see if I can help you anywhere after that :D
  12. hahajenhaha

    hahajenhaha Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 21

    there arent any that weren't integrated... as far as she knows... so im pretty sure there isnt
  13. hahajenhaha

    hahajenhaha Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 21

    but under the DAC type. her computer (which is the same kind) says Intergrated RAMDAC and mine says Internal... also the Directx Features (AGP texture) are unavailable
     
  14. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,438

    Oh she has a AGP integrated card?

    Also is your computer ( one installing game on ) a laptop?
  15. hahajenhaha

    hahajenhaha Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 21

    no, its a desktop
  16. hahajenhaha

    hahajenhaha Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 21

    hers is a desktop 2. they are both the exact same computer, except i had to reinstall drivers after mi brother messed up the computer. i had to reinstall all the windows, microsoft, and other sound and display drivers... so our drivers are different and she has the AGP texture but everything else is the same...
  17. hahajenhaha

    hahajenhaha Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 21

    ** the computer. (my computer)
  18. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,438

    Ah ok well try google.com and see if you can find your installer desktop's website and download a new Videocard driver for the integrated one so it can be updated then see if that works
  19. hahajenhaha

    hahajenhaha Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 21

    what should i search exactly? im pretty clueless with all this stuff....
  20. hahajenhaha

    hahajenhaha Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 21

    im using an Intel Corp Graphis controller
  21. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,438

    Your installer is the intel graphics controller or the one you talking on now?


    Well go here I believe
    www.intel.com
  22. sghiznaneck

    sghiznaneck TechSpot Maniac Posts: 544

    If I'm not mistaken, The Sims 2 requires a graphics card that does T & L and vertex shaders 2.0. My daughter owns the game (but can't find the box around anymore with the system requirements). I remember because I had to swap out her GForce 5200 FX and replace it with a 6600 GT.
  23. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,438

    Does it now? I actualy had a integrated card and played it fine

    Hmm I dont know then
  24. hahajenhaha

    hahajenhaha Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 21

  25. hahajenhaha

    hahajenhaha Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 21

    i went to the intel website, and under downloads, graphics, desktop, and then which one would i choose?
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