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Sims 2 refuses to run on graphic card

By Rubygirl7785
Oct 1, 2005
  1. I recently bought the SIm2 and I am getting the message that i do not have a compatable Direct X 9.0 adapter, and i foundt he read me text for the sims 2 and i've tried to d/l the drivers that are compatable but i can't, I have STB Vellocity 128 driver and i was wondering if there is an updated one of those that i can use. Or if someone has any other ideas please help me, you can e-mail me at Rubygirl7785@aol.com thank you so much
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    What graphics card do you have?

    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:
     
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