DirectX 9.0c compatible trouble, please help

By Me0729 ยท 284 replies
Sep 25, 2004
  1. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,188   +470

    Benj, despite the error message, you are still getting a graphic output correct? That is, you can see something on the monitor?

    You say you downloaded the graphics card drivers but downloading is one thing, installing is another. It isn't clear that you installed them. When you ran the executable file (or double clicked it), it didn't try to install?
  2. benj.sinister

    benj.sinister TS Rookie

    I think it was installed already because it is listed under add/remove programs..
    It searches for VIAAGP1.sys.. Yes, I can see something in the monitor.
  3. retard

    retard TS Rookie

    DirectX 9.0c

    I have the same problem to, with the DirectX 9.0c , but I have years ago, played this game on my pc. Iuninstalled it, and now I want to play it again, it isn't possible..

    anyone have a good idea??
  4. Ally1227

    Ally1227 TS Rookie

    Same Deal!

    My problem is the same as Hammerheads, word for word. Except, I don't know squat about these kind of computerry things. So if you can help, PLEASE DO!

  5. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Guru Posts: 467

    Your gonna run into problems,,

    need something thats DXxxxxxxxxxxxxxx9 supported,,

    a fifth gen or 6th gen card,
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Not necessarily. Even the measly MX400 (for AGP), the FX5200 (for PCI) or the 6200 (for PCI-E) will run that game just fine.
  7. maggie

    maggie TS Rookie

    can some one pleaz help me pleaz

    im usually good with computers but i just downloadedmy sims game for da 50th time and i downloaded directx9.0 thing and its still not working
  8. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Look at this. Welcome to techspot :wave: !
  9. bestbuddy33

    bestbuddy33 TS Rookie

  10. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    It's a video card problem...not a software problem. Their video card was made in the DirectX 8.0 or less time.
  11. veeness

    veeness TS Rookie

    see i have the same problem. 4 months ago i had the normal sims as well as the sims two with most of the expension packs. After returning home after 4 months i reinstall my computer and also sims two and i also get the DirectX 9.0c message. So this is the information I found when i opened DxDiag

    Manufacturer: n/a
    chip type: n/a
    DAC type: n/a
    Approx total memory: n/a
    Current Displaymode: 1024x768(16bit) 1Hz)

    Main driver: vga.dll
    version. 5.01.2600.0000 (english)
    WHQL Logo'd No
    Mini VDD: vga.sys
    VDD: n/a
    DDI Version: unknown

    oh and i have windows media centre
  12. royalchitawan

    royalchitawan TS Rookie

    "DirectX 9.0c compatible" prob with Parallels

    Hi. I am new to Windows. We have a intel-based iMac. My daughter was running Sims 2 fine with a partition on the iMac, but the partition size was too small for her programs, so I erased the partition and am starting over again. This time I am using Parallels instead of Boot Camp for the Windows XP platform. The display driver is "Parallels Video Driver" ... anyway, we are getting the same error message of "DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics adapter" needed (or something like that) when she tries to run her newly reinstalled Sims 2 program. Does anyone know how to help with this? Again, we are running the program on the SAME machine, just through Parallels (which created a new virtual machine) instead of the Boot Camp partition. THANK YOU!!! ~~Melanie
  13. Sufferthorn

    Sufferthorn TS Rookie

    how do i fix this?

    the sims 2 USED to work on my computer. then, i moved across the country. i launched the easy info thing.. and it told me the same thing.. i have 0 display memory and i need 32.0. i'm not sure how to fix that. can anyone tell me?
  14. 123456

    123456 TS Rookie

    I have sims 2 and a video card, but whenever i try to get in, it keeps saying the same thing as it said to me0729. my video card manufacturer:VIA/S3G
    video card name: UniChrome IGP. Is this card capable of having directx 9.0c? please tell me. i dont want to have to get a new one because they are too much money. thx
  15. 123456

    123456 TS Rookie


    I have sims 2 and a video card, but whenever i try to get in, it keeps saying the same thing as it said to me0729. my video card manufacturer:VIA/S3G
    video card name: UniChrome IGP. Is this card capable of having directx 9.0c? please tell me. i dont want to have to get a new one because they are too much money. thx
  16. 123321

    123321 TS Rookie

    I'm having the same problem while trying to run the Sims 2 and the Sims 2 nightlife.
    I downloaded DirectX 9.0c and tried different compatibility settings, but nothing seems to be working. I also tried to see what was wrong using the EAsy Info option, but this is what came up:

    System Overview / Comparison
    Your System Results Game Requirements

    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600) Pass Windows XP/2000/98/ME

    System Memory 248.4 Warning 256.0

    Processor Speed 2791.3 Pass 800 MHz

    DirectX Version 9.0c Pass 9.0c

    Display Device Unknown Compatibility

    Display Memory 0.0 Fail 32.0

    Display Driver 5.1.2600.0 Unknown Compatibility

    Sound Device No Sound Devices Found Pass

    Sound Driver Unknown Compatibility

    I have no clue what to do because this program worked with my previous two computers and both of them were also Windows XP so that can't be the problem.
  17. Krystaline

    Krystaline TS Rookie

    3D Acceleration for DirectX 9.0c

    So I've been playing the sims 2 since I got this computer and one day I turn it on and it tells me that there is something wrong with the directx 9.0c thing. I've been trying for days to figure out what to do with my computer and its graphics adapter. The Directx Diagnostic Tool says that the DirectDraw Acceleration, Direct3D Acceleration, and AGP Texture Acceleration are not available. :(

    I have the Intel 82945G Express Chipset Family as my display adapter.
    Help would be lovely :grinthumb
  18. Gavin_Capacitor

    Gavin_Capacitor TS Rookie Posts: 47

    I've run games that require hardware T&L (homeworld 2) on hardware that doesn't have it (Intel integrated) - first it happened that everything was either light or dark, just 2 shades. I updated the drives and i guess it 'emulated' the T&L because it worked fine (albeit slowly).
  19. shplayr21

    shplayr21 TS Rookie

    Hi, I would also like to ask for some assistance in this matter. When I tried to run the program, I got the message,
    Error: "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".
    I have run the dxdiag program and it says I have DirectX 9.0c running. Is the problem in my Graphics Card? I have ATI Radeon x1050 installed. Any help given ASAP would be much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,
  20. Becky_Sheff

    Becky_Sheff TS Rookie

    Please Help!

    :confused: heyah

    i bought the sims 2 today and sims 2 nightlife expansion pack, unfortunately it doesnt work it says that it failed to find ny DirectX 9.0c comaptible graphics adapters in this system.
    this is strange because ive had sims 2 on my computer before and i had to took it off because i stopped playin and the next time i tries to install it the disk had to many scratches on so i saved up to buy a new one.

    i dont know if this will help but my network adapters are realtek rtl8139/810x family fast ethernet nic
    and my processors are intel pentium 4cpv 3.06ghz

    please please help because im not very good with computers and i realy want to play this game !

    thank you
  21. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    becky - its not your network adapter that isn't compatible with dx9.0c -> its your video card or display adapter.

    the first thing I would try is to google the manufacturer of your computer or your motherboard if you built the computer yourself. Look for a section on the site that says support and downloads -> look for updated drivers for your chipset drivers and display adapter

    if you have a video card you will need updated drivers that are compatible with dx9.0 -> if you don't have a video card I would suggest buying a cheap one from - just make sure that it can fit in your computer what you will want to look for is do you have AGP slot PCI slot or PCI-E slots available.

    If you want just post your make and model computer or motherboard and video card specs and somebody can look up the appropriate compatible software or tell you which video card to look at
  22. AngelinaSciarra

    AngelinaSciarra TS Rookie

  23. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    What graphics card do you have

    Also go to device manager, expand display adapters, and show what driver you have
  24. AngelinaSciarra

    AngelinaSciarra TS Rookie

    where do i find the device manager?
  25. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    For XP right click on my computer, go to properties, then go over to the hardware tab, there will be a button 'device manager'. For vista just go to start then control panel and there is a device manager icon
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