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The Sims 2/Vista/DirectX problem

By Free
Sep 16, 2008
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  1. I have seen discussion about this subject in many places, but none of them has the answer that will finally make my game run.

    So I run a PC with a configuration like this: Core 2 Duo E7200, 2GB RAM, nVidia 9500GT, Vista Home Basic.

    Today, I installed The Sims 2 and a whole bunch of expansion packs, the last one being Bon Voyage. But when trying to run the game, I get this message:

    (i removed it from here, you can now find it in attachments, cause I don't have enough posting account)

    Now, I have the latest drivers, it is set running as an administrator and in XP SP2 compatibility mode. My DirectX is 10, as it is in Vista, and I have read that it can't be downgraded. No information about this issue is on The Sims 2 official page. I've also patched both my Sims 2 and Bon Voyage expansion pack. I'm really out of ideas, and I would appreciate if anyone could help.
     

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  2. Free

    Free TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well it turned out that this problem was due to me putting the crack in a wrong folder :S

    However, now the game freezes up before starting, so I'm trying to find a way to fix that.
     
  3. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,438

    A crack you say? Did you download this game or something?
     
  4. Free

    Free TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No CD crack, so I don't have to switch the CD's in the ROM all the time.
     
  5. Free

    Free TS Rookie Topic Starter

    OK seems like I'm going to have to reinstall everything, nothing seems to work....
     
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