Directx 9 graphics adaptor and Sims 2

By scully69
Dec 15, 2007
  1. Hi there
    I am new to this website and am needing some help. I have the Sims 2 and alot of expansion packs of the Sims 2 installed on my PC. I have up until a couple of days ago been playing it fine.
    Now when I try to go into it I get this error message: Failed to find any Directx 9.0c compatible graphics adaptors in the 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 a Radeon 9250 graphics card with 1024MB RAM (569MB used - 1896MB available); Directx version: 9.0c; Operating system Windows XP Home Edition; Display mode: 1024 x 768 (32bit) Plug and Play monitor Chip: ATI display adaptor AGP (0x5960) DAC type internal DAC 400MHz; Drivers: Main driver: ati2dvag.dll

    Can any one help - give me some advice as to what to do now???
  2. hamas123

    hamas123 TS Maniac Posts: 482

    Welcome to techspot! I think you should post this problem of yours in the windows os section. Then should expert should come and help you.
    If you dont know where the windows os section is, here it is:

    Hope this helps! :)
  3. scully69

    scully69 TS Rookie Topic Starter

  4. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    Hello, scully69, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

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    With regards to your problem, please see here

    Also, the problem should really have been posted in the Gaming and Consoles forum because your problem is from a game but if you've already posted in Windows OS then don't worry about it.

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