Direct X Probs w/ Sims 2 + Vista

By Mldy291 ยท 5 replies
Sep 9, 2007
  1. I know everyone mentions this prob, but no one seems to be on Vista in those posts, so here mine
    Get the Error Message:
    I have Windows Vista Home Premium
    DirectX 10 (according to DXdiag)
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ on a Nvidia Motherboard
    3091MB Ram
    Geforce 7900GTX w/ 1784MB ram and the driver i downloaded and installed today

    First time i have reinstalled this since Upgrading from XP and was looking forward to playing Bon Voyage.
    Please help, any more info needed just ask
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    Try removing DirectX 10. There might be a conflict or something. Your graphics card does not support DirectX 10 so you can only use DirectX 9 anyway.
  3. sghiznaneck

    sghiznaneck TS Maniac Posts: 403

    Did you purchase your computer with VISTA already installed, or did you install it yourself? I've read somewhere, but can't remember where, that VISTA doesn't have DX9 within it, so you have to manually download and install it. Try this and see what happens.
  4. Mldy291

    Mldy291 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How would i go about this, i installed Vista fresh onto this machine after using the Release candidate, A Fully Clean Install
    Have tried downloading DirectX End Uder Runtime which installed additional components, but this hasnt worked, any help?
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    I did some further research and found that you cannot remove DirectX 10 from Windows Vista. It is integral to the OS. Sorry, I was incorrect.
  6. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Evangelist Posts: 553   +57

    My girlfriend is able to play sims 2 with only a few glitches just after installing. I know there are patches for sims 2 running vista, did you try any of those?
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