The Sims 2 - Old question, none workable solutions of DirectX 9 problem

By hiroshigm
Dec 18, 2010
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  1. This is old stuff about 3,4 years ago, I searched and read through all the topics here about The Sim 2 problem on Directx 9, but I cannot find any answers which really work out.

    The problem, my pc status (hardware, graphic) is posted on attachments.

    Thank you for reading this topic, and much thanks for answers.

    PS: and also, I've already updated the lastest graphic driver.

    Attached Files:

  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    The error message is basically saying your built-in graphics card is not supported and can't run the game. While your laptop may be able to run some games, it may lack features such as transform and lighting which is required for some games like Sims 2. When a graphics solution doesn't support T & L, your CPU should be at 2.0 GHz or better to make up for it.

    The bottom line is your laptop doesn't meet the minimum system specifications to run the game.
  3. hiroshigm

    hiroshigm TS Rookie Topic Starter

    1 CPU 2.0GHz, or 8 CPU 1.6 GHz (as my laptop has) better?
    And a bottom line of what?

    And I'm not really sure about my pc doesn't meet the minimum system specifications. May be I did not get what you say?

    Thank you for your professional answer.
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    From this site:

    In part it says:

    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 Vista, 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
  5. hiroshigm

    hiroshigm TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you.
    Suggested closing this topic. Thanks MOD.
  6. hiroshigm

    hiroshigm TS Rookie Topic Starter

    By the way, Just want to say some kind of "last word"
    i'm pretty sure that my pc is really high-performance, not just "meet the requirements", but over it.
    I put all the information of my pc, and what i expect is a solution for my pc to run the game, not to receive a freakin' information from the internet (I can get it myself).

    Please, be professional by knowledge of yours, not just searching and posting like a machine.

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