DirectX 9.0c compatible trouble, please help

By Me0729 ยท 284 replies
Sep 25, 2004
  1. rawr x0

    rawr x0 TS Rookie

    cuz i have a windows XP im not that dumb i read the box that had the requirements on it and also i had my mom check it who fixes computers as her job, i would ask her about the game but she doesnt fix games on computers cuz she only works on the plants work computers :mad:
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,188   +470

    Since the error message says you don't have a DirectX 9.0c compatible graphic adapter, I was wondering what graphics adapter you do have.
  3. icemom2006

    icemom2006 TS Rookie

    sims 2 and graphics incompatibility

    I am having the same incompatibility problem with the sims 2 and the
    graphics adapter. The name is "Trident video accelerator 3D image 975", the manufacturer is "Trident micro systems" and the chip type is Trident 3D image 975". I went to the trident website and it was no help. I would appreciate it so much if anyone can help me. I have two daughters that are going crazy wanting to play this game. Thanks for any help.
  4. Dafriz

    Dafriz TS Rookie Posts: 25

    sry but the tridant card is from 1997... if u have a new computer im sry but they just gave u an old card that doesnt support directx 9.0c

    im sry but if u want to play the sims 2 u will need a new graphics card

    and rawr.... im sry but just because u have windows xp doesnt mean u have the graphics card...

    please go to the start menu, then run, then type in dxdiag and then type out what it says under the graphics adapter menu

    (and im sry but please try to read the older posts bcuz this is like a year old and the last post i made on this was prolly a year ago and i know i wasnt the only one that put up that dxdiag routine...)

    im sry but i do not believe the intel graphics chip is wholly supported by 9.0c which is why u might be running into troubles
  5. skylar101

    skylar101 TS Rookie

    Same thing with me

    I tried to download sims 2 on my computer and its says word for word directx 9.0 compatible graphic adapters not located i have no idea what that mean i tried calling the sims help line that was no use,I really would aprecieate it if somone could help me with this frustrating problem...
  6. skylar101

    skylar101 TS Rookie

    how did you get your sims 2 to work?I had no problem downloading but when i tried playing something popped up and said no Direct x9.o compatible graphic adapter found I have absolutely NO idea twhat that eans IF their is ANY INformation you have top offer i would be MORE than happy to accept itas i said above i ahve NO idea what a
    Direct x9.o compatible graphic adapter is?
  7. skylar101

    skylar101 TS Rookie

    Help Me!!

    Does any one have any ideas on how to fix my problem? well everytime I go to play Sims 2 a screen apears saying Falied to find any direct x9.0 graphic adapters i have no Idea what that means im so confused!!
  8. `beii

    `beii TS Rookie

    Please Help

    I just began to play sims2 but the following error message had occured when i tried to load the game. the problem is that I DON'T KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH IT! please help me with this problem. Thanks.

    Error message: Failed to intialize Direct3D. Please make sure DirectX 9.0c has been installed on this system. The application will now terminate.

    I thought that the reason may be the graphics card so here's info about it.
    Name: Intel(R) 82845G Graphics Controller
    Chip Type: Intel (R) 82845G/GL Chip
    Main Driver:ialmrnt5.dll

    please help!!!! thanks.
  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    U do not have a standalone graphics card which is likely the source of ur problem. Ur trying to run the game on a motherboard-integrated video card. I'd strongly suggest trying to get a new video card. It would help if u could post ur complete system specs(motherboard name etc) and a budget. Use Everest Home Edition to get ur system specs(google for it).
  10. yunachan

    yunachan TS Rookie

    could anybody tell me how to install directx 9.0c with my ATI Radeon 9550?I've installed it many times, and all failed. It still says Directx9.0b in the diagnosis. Without it, I can't plat The Sims 2!
  11. ezewalter

    ezewalter TS Rookie

    Same as everyone else,
    Attempting to run sims 2, recieving error stating my video card isn't 9.0c compatible.

    Radeon 9800 XT video card,
    AMD 3000+ 2.4ghz processor,
    2 sticks of 512 corsair pc3200 memory
    120gig HD with enough freespace to install and run the game.

    I read most of the posts and attempted everything stated.
    I updated my drivers today for the video card, I ran the directx update, today
    i downloaded the sims patch and ran that.
    i've reinstalled the game a few times, still nothing.
    I even ran the self-checker that comes with the game, and it says that I pass all the requirements.

    i'm at a stand still and am forced to play the original, sadface
    Any ideas?
    If you have a few moments to spare over AIM that'd be great, my sn is ebolaza1re

    Thanks for your time and consideration,
    ~Michael Walter
  12. ezewalter

    ezewalter TS Rookie

  13. cutiegirl10921

    cutiegirl10921 TS Rookie


    I bought the Sims 2 game and I did the instructions where you put a space and then -w after the quotations in the property area. it worked, but my sims 2 game isn't the best as i would like it to. Is their a graphic card I have to purchase in order to make the graphics run better? In the game it seems like my people look more robotic then lifelike because you can see the pixels in them and they move like robots. Please help me!
  14. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    If ur using an integrated card, then u do have to use a standalone video card for the game to run reasonably well. A Geforce 6600 GT would be best, according to GameSpot's Sims 2 Tech Guide.
    Use Everest Home Edition or SIW to post ur computer's specs, such as motherboard name, chipset etc.
  15. cutiegirl10921

    cutiegirl10921 TS Rookie


    How do I get those things? I have a windows xp if that helps
  16. luvhuffer

    luvhuffer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 443

    Download Everest Home Edition Free here
  17. cutiegirl10921

    cutiegirl10921 TS Rookie


    is there a video card i have to buy at an electronic store or something to make it run better?
  18. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Can you post your system specs, so we can recommend something to you? :confused:
  19. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Nope, that's why I had to upgrade to a whole new computer! My old computer couldn't accept the new video cards, and only had an Intel 82810E graphics adapter, which is useless. Although, if you have a computer above 2 ghz (which is unlikely for a computer 2 1/2 years old, you could run it, but the graphics would be terrible, and you would have a low frame rate).
  20. cutiegirl10921

    cutiegirl10921 TS Rookie


    how do i get to my computer specs?
  21. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Using THIS program.

    Good luck!
  22. TrishaY18

    TrishaY18 TS Rookie


    so ive read everything and no one seems to have the computer i have lol. sadly...anyway, My husband has tried for 3 hours to make the sims 2 work, and it just doesnt want to seem to work, we've tried everything, directx, a drive that was connected with it and many other solutions and it just wont work! We have an EMachine computer, and its worked with other games, so it cant be that old, and my old computer was an IBM and it played the old sims game *sims 1* and that was a pretty old computer too, is there anyway that someone can help me? im a big sims you can understand my dissapointment, lol
  23. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    Hi Trisha,
    Sims 2 is dramatically different from Sims1 as it's the first "truly" 3D version of the Sims. Sims 1 would work on just about any videocard, whereas Sims 2 requires a more modern, true-3D card with a 3d graphics processor on-board.

    Most Emachines or Dell computers do not have the proper kind of videocard. They have some 3d capabilities, but not the extra things more modern 3d games require- mainly Transform and Lighting engine (which is a new kind of 3d chip that calculates shading, lighting and moves points around in 3d for games).

    If your EMachines doesn't have a true 3D card (like many EMachines), you'll either need a new computer or have to add a new 3d card. If you know the make/model of your EMachines, we can look it up for you and see: a) what videocard it has, and b) what upgrade options exist cheaply for possibly playing the Sims 2.

    Chances are a cheap card that can be easily installed can be added for simply playing Sims 2.
  24. TrishaY18

    TrishaY18 TS Rookie

    Okay thank you for replying btw:-D
    Is there anyway to know if my computer can handle sims 2 or get a videocard?
    If so where do you buy them? lol
  25. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    Look around the case for a product identification. EMachines usually have a model number somewhere, sometimes on a sticker on the back or placard near the front/bottom. It'll be something like "T6294" or "W2395" etc.etc.

    From this model number, we can look-up what kind of EMachines computer you have. :)
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