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plz help with sims2 game!!!

By urbabygurl520
Sep 21, 2006
  1. k i know there is alot of forums with this topic but i went over every single one of them and it wasted like 5 hours of my free time. so heres the problem i installed the sims2 all ready and everytime i try to run sims2 this error msgs comes up saying that sims2 cant run cause cant find directX 9.0 graphic adapter when i have downloaded it like more than lets say 30 times thats alot of rebooting. k heres my comp info.

    Name: S3 Graphics ProsavageDDR
    Manufacturer: S3 Graphics, Inc.
    Chip type: S3 Prosavage DDR
    DAC type: S3 SDAC
    Approx. Total Memory: 8.0 MB
    Current Display Mode: 800 x 600 (16 bit) (85Hz)
    Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor

    Main driver: s3gnb.dll
    Version: 6.13.0010.1083 (English)
    Date: 7/13/2002 07:26:58
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    Mini VDD: s3gnbm.sys
    VDD: n/a
    DDI Version: 7


    plz help me plz plz plz and ty iam so srry if im beggin so much but i really want to play this game
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    You can`t download a graphics adapter(graphics card). That`s because it`s a graphics card upgrade you need to be able to play the game.

    Here are the Sims 2 system requirements.

    Minimum System Requirements for The Sims 2

    If you have a T&L capable video card with at least 32 MB of video RAM then you need at least:

    * 800 MHz 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

    If you have a non-T&L capable video card (an Intel Extreme Graphics or a Radeon 7000/VE Series) then you need at least:

    * 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

    Get the most current driver for your video card. The manufacturers usually have the video drivers on their sites for you to download. Visit the nVidia site, the ATI site or the support site for your computer's manufacturer for the latest drivers for those video cards.

    Supported video cards (and the more video memory the better):

    * ATI RadeonTM series (7000 or better)
    o Radeon 7000/VE series (non-T&L; requires 2.0 GHz processor)
    o 7200, 7500
    o 8500, All-In-Wonder 8500
    o 9000, 9200, 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800
    o X300, X600, X800

    * Nvidia® QuadroTM series
    o Quadro, Quadro2, Quadro4

    * Nvidia® Geforce series (GeForce2 and better)
    o GeForce2
    o GeForce3, 3 Ti
    o GeForce4, 4Ti, MX 420, 440
    o GeForce FX 5200, 5600, 5700, 5800, 5900, 5950
    o GeForce 6600, 6800

    * Intel® Extreme Graphics (non-T&L; requires 2.0 GHz processor)
    o 82845, 82865, 82915

    If your system doesn`t meet the above requirements, you will need to upgrade your graphics card.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
     
  3. urbabygurl520

    urbabygurl520 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank You 4 Welcoming Me

    and how do i upgrade my graphic card srry but i dont know that much about comps
     
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    You need to find out what type of graphics card your pc will take. You can either open it up and take a look, check your mobo manual, or post all the specs so we can look it up, it sounds as if you have a pci graphics card but i could be wrong.
     
  5. urbabygurl520

    urbabygurl520 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    so wheres the graphic card located on my comp???? my head is just a little stupid lol
     
  6. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    It located where your monitor plugs in!!!!
     
  7. urbabygurl520

    urbabygurl520 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yep i have a pci graphics card
     
  8. Rayss523

    Rayss523 TS Enthusiast Posts: 102

    Do you know what kind of PCI card it is?
     
  9. urbabygurl520

    urbabygurl520 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    nvm somebody all ready helped me
     
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