Help With Graphics Drive Adapter

By apathetic blue
Jan 2, 2005
  1. I know there are a lot of posts about this but I thought I'd ask again in hope that I'd get a quick answer. I'm having problems with Sims2. I have installed it and when i run DXDIAG it says I have directx 9.0c but when I run the game the message pops up saying something about Directx 9.0c adapter not being right or something along those lines. Heres my computer information:

    operating system: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600)
    Language: English
    System Manufacturer: Compaq Presario 05
    System Model: DA200A-ABA 6300US NA850
    BIOS: Award Medallion BIOS v6.0
    ProcessorL Intel(R) Celeron(TM)CPU 1400MHz, ~1.4GHz
    Memory: 126MB RAM
    Page file: 136MB used, 171MB available
    DirextX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)


    Device Information:

    Name: Intel(R) 82810E Graphics controller
    Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
    Chip Type: Intel(R)
    DAC Type: Internal
    Approx. Total Memory: 4.0 MB

    I hope thats the right stuff. I even tested the directx 9.0c and it worked on other things. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME?

    thanks in advance! :confused:
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    The situation with Sims2 is as follows.

    1 you need DirectX9.0c installed on your computer.

    2 you need a graphics card that is capable of supporting directX9.0c.

    3 The driver for the graphics card must also support DirectX9.0c.

    As far as I am aware you cannot run Sims2 with your current graphics card.

    Check out the games system requirements.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. apathetic blue

    apathetic blue TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well...never mind. I put the -w- after the shortcut extension and it worked. :D :approve:
  4. Manzella1953

    Manzella1953 TS Rookie

    It says right on the Sims 2 box that you need 256MB RAM
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