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Sims 2 System Requirements

By newbie1234
Jan 27, 2007
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  1. Hey, I went on System Requirements Lab and tested my computer for Sims 2 and found that I passed the recommended requirements, however when I tested for the Sims 2 holiday edition my computer failed as I didn't have Video HW Transform & Lighting. Isn't the holiday edition the same as the original game but with extra add-ons? Just wondering, because I can't find the Sims 2 game, if I bought the holiday edition could it still run?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Take a look at this Sims thread HERE. Maybe it`ll help.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. newbie1234

    newbie1234 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes thank you, I have read that. Still not sure if my system will run on the game though.
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    In that case, since your system failed the requirements for the Sims Holiday edition, it looks to me like a graphics card upgrade might be in order.

    What graphics card do you presently have?

    Regards Howard :)
  5. newbie1234

    newbie1234 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family (Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset)

    In the system requirements test, I was only lacking the T&L and Im wondering if it could still run without it...
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    I don`t think you can run the game with that graphics card, however it wouldn`t hurt to try. If it won`t run, you`ll know for a fact you need a new graphics card.

    Regards Howard :)
  7. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    You should be able to run it with that. GMA900 graphics chip has all the features needed for Sims 2.

    Maybe you don't have the right drivers ?
  8. newbie1234

    newbie1234 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hey, thanks guys for the replies. I bought the game and fortunately it works properly so far...one question though I can't get into the Sims 2 Body Shop, everytime I open it I get an error that says: "Direct3D returned an error: D3DERR_INVALIDCALL! The application will now terminate..." Any idea what that means?

    I'm guessing its my graphics card...
  9. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

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