SIMS 2 and Directx 9.0 graphics adapter

By sara4sims
Dec 27, 2004
  1. I just got SIMS 2 for Christmas. We put it in and it said something about updating directx so I did. Then, after it was FINALLY all done installing, it started up. Every time it starts up, a message about needing a DirectX 9.0 graphics adapter. What do I do? I've tried EVERYTHING!

  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    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.

    What card are you using?

    What are your system specs?

    Look at the games system requirements to see if it will run on your system.

    Regards Howard
  3. sara4sims

    sara4sims TS Rookie Topic Starter

    1 I just installed it yesterday.
    2 Where do I get 1?
    3 How do I know if it does or not?
    4 IDK what card I'm using.
    5 What are system specs?
    6 All requirements are met except that.

    BTW- as u can tell, I dont know much about computers and system settings

    How do I know wat I card/support I have?
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Click start/ programmes /accesories/ system tools/ system information.

    Once the system information consol has opened click on componants and then display this will tell you what graphics card you are running.

    Sytem specs means system specifacations I.E graphics card/memory/hard drive/motherboard/sound card etc.

    Regards Howard :grinthumb
  5. sara4sims

    sara4sims TS Rookie Topic Starter

    system specs

    well, I have no clue how to find that out. if I go buy a graphics card today, how do I know if it will work? do u know how expensive they usually are?
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