Sims 2 issues with Windows 8

By thomspears
Jul 13, 2014
  1. Hi Folks,

    so ive managed to download the Sims 2 plus all the expansions to my windows 8 computer using MagicIso and PowerIso.

    All has gone well and then when I try to start the game I get a pop up saying my machine doesn't have Direct x9 so I cannot run the game..

    here are some system details.

    System Information
    Time of this report: 7/13/2014, 17:56:06
    Machine name: TOSHY
    Operating System: Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600) (9600.winblue_gdr.140330-1035)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
    System Model: SATELLITE C855-1VT
    BIOS: 6.70
    Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU B830 @ 1.80GHz (2 CPUs), ~1.8GHz
    Memory: 2048MB RAM
    Available OS Memory: 1930MB RAM
    Page File: 2030MB used, 1115MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
    System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
    DxDiag Version: 6.03.9600.16384 64bit Unicode

    DxDiag Notes
    Display Tab 1: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
    Input Tab: No problems found.

    can anybody advise? Thank you so much.
  2. hopgop1

    hopgop1 TS Enthusiast Posts: 157   +23

    Why would you need to use a virtual disk (power ISO) if it's a legitimate copy?
  3. thomspears

    thomspears TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi it's not legit copy!

    I did buy all the sim games once upon a time on my older laptops, and between moving house 2x I've 100% lost them

    But In not prepared to re-buy them tbh.

    Anyway if you can help then ild be super grateful?

  4. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Guru Posts: 1,776   +241

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