Ok, so after looking for hours to a answer to this question i still have found none. Most of the people on the forums (here) that asked the question got answers back saying their rig was obsolete and they needed a new graphics card. I run the Sims 2 and i get this: "Failed to find any DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics adapters in this system! Please make sure you have a DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics adapter and have installed the latest drivers provided by the manufacturer. The application will now terminate." hundreds of people get this error and none of them get a straight answer. This is the same copy of the sims 2 I have on my other old gaming computer sitting on the opposite end of my desk which worked in the past it is a real retail version I bought not a pirated ISO. I downloaded directx 9 it says I have the latest version. Going to the nvidia website they say I have the latest version of my graphics card driver. So... Is there a solution to this problem? I emailed Maxis about this I dont know when they are going to get back to me. I attached my dxdiag. I would hate to think that after all this money I spent my gaming computer is incapable of running a game, when as of now it can run everything maxed.