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Need Help with Sims 2

By GamerTech
Apr 30, 2007
  1. It's about the DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics adapter error I get when I try to run Sims 2. I downloaded directx 9.0c and it's properly working on my computer.

    My computer Status (Edited):
    Plans: I plan on having the Sims 2 and Daggerfall on my computer. (it's old but I love that game)
    Budget:Give me high price/low price, I don't care. I just want to learn prices right now then I'll decide.
    Motherboard - Dell Computer Corp.
    Graphic interface - ???
    Memory - 256MBytes
    CPU - Intel Pentium 4
    CPU Speed - 2793.0 MHz
    Power Supply Make/Model - n/a /0F4491
    Watt output/Amperage - n/a
    RAM - DDR
    Channels - Dual

    if there anymore I should post...just say.






    basically my problem is I don't know what Driver to download to fit my PC and to make the game work. Need help quick.

    Thanks in advance,
    Nikki
     
  2. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    if that is an on board video controller, which to me it looks like, then most likely u are not going to get it to work.

    u might want some one that knows more to chime in, but that is my opion.
     
  3. GamerTech

    GamerTech TS Rookie Topic Starter

    what's an on board video controller? Do you mean like what the PC graphic card automatically came with? if this is the case then yeah because when I uninstalled it, it installed right back on against my will lol.
     
  4. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    It doesnt take much to run that game. Have you played it on that computer in the past?
     
  5. GamerTech

    GamerTech TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes, long ago. At that time the graphics were bad and it moved slow. But my dad had to completely start the computer all over. Now I can't get it back on here.
     
  6. Basically your video card sucks. I have an integrated vid. card too, so I know how it is.
     
  7. GamerTech

    GamerTech TS Rookie Topic Starter

    integrated video card? what's that about?
     
  8. To put it simply, the video card that came with your computer is put together with the motherboard, you can't remove it like video cards you put in slots (PCI, PCI-Express, AGP)
    I'm not exactly an expert at this but from what I know you need a better video card at least.
    ( I would wait for someone more knowledgable than me to reply to this, but I'm just tryin to give you an idea :) )

    ***Indeed halo71 Lol***
     
  9. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    It means that your computer has the graphics "built-in" onto the motherboard. Which means you are somewhat limited on the games it will play.

    EDIT: Good timing eh Kurupt?
     
  10. GamerTech

    GamerTech TS Rookie Topic Starter

    do I have to buy the card or can I download it off line?

    halo71: Aw gosh...It worked before though...
     
  11. You have to buy it, but it depends on what slots you have.
     
  12. GamerTech

    GamerTech TS Rookie Topic Starter

    man...

    I know nothing about computers so what are slots?
     
  13. Haha I know what you mean. I just learned a few months ago about all the slots for video cards. Anyway there's AGP(the best), PCI-Express(better than PCI), and PCI. I couldn't tell you what slots you have unless I looked inside your computer.
     
  14. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

  15. GamerTech

    GamerTech TS Rookie Topic Starter

    kurupt: oh?

    Halo71: Gracias.
     
  16. Yeah his link will help you out.
     
  17. GamerTech

    GamerTech TS Rookie Topic Starter

    :) I'm happy y'all can help me.
     
  18. Well I came here with a similar issue and I got my questions answered so I felt like giving back a little. I did that and I noticed I enjoyed it. I'm brushing up on my PC skills so I can help more people out. I consider it fun. I'm glad to be of service.
     
  19. GamerTech

    GamerTech TS Rookie Topic Starter

    :approve: Okay, I'm going to create a list like the guide in the link. I hope it gets me answers.!
     
  20. Shaw23

    Shaw23 TS Enthusiast Posts: 62

    Just in case you would like to know.

    I was succesfully able to make a lesbian cuple on a Sims game once. I think that was my biggest accomplisment ever.
     
  21. That's great. :>
     
  22. GamerTech

    GamerTech TS Rookie Topic Starter

    LMAO...I just died.
     
  23. GamerTech

    GamerTech TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Anyone else?
     
  24. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    This might help as well :) ! Good luck :wave: !
     
  25. GamerTech

    GamerTech TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I hope. Thank you!
     
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