I keep getting "failed to find and directX 9.0c...." when I try to play it... my sound doesn't work either, I believe its for the same reason. Anyway.. Someone built my computer for me and the sims worked fine but then I had a virus and I had to erase everything and now it won't play. What I know my pc has is: K7 Triton series agp8X/dual channel DDR motherboard Windows Xp I think the processor is: AMD Athlon 1.24 GHz, 1.00GB of RAM Network Adapters: 1394 Net Adapter and Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC sound video and game controllers: NVIDIA nForce Audio Codec Interface legacy video capture devices legacy audio drivers standard game port Creative SB Live! Value Creative SBLive! Gameport help?