Graphic adapter help DirectX 9.0c

By Rasberry2008 ยท 166 replies
Sep 18, 2004
  1. Alexisonfires

    Alexisonfires TS Rookie

    Hi, I am also receiving the same message about direct 9.0c when trying to load the Sims 2. I was attempting to delete spyware on my computer and accidentally deleted some sort of video-program in add/delete programs in the control panel. All of the displays on my computer have been weird since [i can't watch DVDs, etc]. Would anyone have any suggestions as what to download? I have an e-machines Shadow K8.
    I tried installing DirectX again, and tried troubleshooting my display. On my DirectX diagnostic, it says that DirectDraw [acceleration, 3D, etc] are not available.
    Thanks so much!
  2. gavilan

    gavilan TS Rookie Posts: 62

    what was the name of the prog that u deleted?
  3. Alexisonfires

    Alexisonfires TS Rookie

    I can't remember, sadly.
  4. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Guru Posts: 467

    You need to install DX9 from microsoft , Then install proper mobo drivers, and also latest official video drivers ,

    No reason for it not to work after this point,

  5. Alexisonfires

    Alexisonfires TS Rookie

    I'm not sure what a mobo driver is?
  6. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Guru Posts: 467

    Looks like you have some onboard video or old cheap video card,,

    Things aren't looking good for you, after you tried DX9 install and video driver install,

    still not working,, then you need to buy a new card,, fifty bucks or so,
  7. Alexisonfires

    Alexisonfires TS Rookie

    Okay, thank you anyway.
  8. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    If you think that this driver is the right one, but doesn't want to install, then try starting from scratch:
    -> make sure you have any onboard drivers disabled or uninstalled, either by BIOS or other means. Make sure your video cable is plugged into the correct display port.
    -> Download a driver cleaning program from somewhere (i forgot where i put the link, so maybe the other guys can recommend one). Put it on a location you know how to access. If you can't get hold of one, i think you can still do it, just make sure it doesn't auto-install the old one.
    -> go to Add/Remove Programs and remove all relating to display drivers (if any) and do the same with Device manager. Reboot into safe mode (hit F8 before the windows splash screen shows and select Safe mode)
    -> Run the driver cleaner program, and make sure the drivers are completely off. You should be left with Window's generic VGA driver. Reboot your PC and install your nVidia drivers as per normal. See how you go.

    Can you confirm that your driver is working ok with other things eg movies, other simple games, etc. or if its/its not specific to the Sims2 game you're referring to?
    Any chance you can tell us what the error says?

    It could be part of the driver program for your video card - download an updated or most stable driver set for your graphics card from emachines support website.
    Do you remember anything sounding familiar like ATI, nVidia, Intel etc?
    Have you tried a system restore?
  9. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    So, a laptop with ATI Radeon 9600?

    Try this driver.
  10. cherry_pop

    cherry_pop TS Rookie

    in the display tab it doesnt show the name and by manufacturer it says n/a
    cant someone please help me! i dont know any of that computer geek language so try to make it simple :)
  11. kiriana

    kiriana TS Rookie

    Hello. Ok I am having the same problem with sims 2 as others are. I also need some other help tho. I need to know the way to find out exactly what my video cards name is, etc.. what info I need to be able to look up the drivers needed.then i also need the site i need to goto to be able to download the needed driver..Thanx
  12. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

  13. kiriana

    kiriana TS Rookie

    Ok I looked into my comp and all specifications seem to be met..I get the same common error message- Failed to find any directx 9.0c compatible graphics adaptors in this system. Make sure you have direct x 9.0c compatible graphics adaptor and you have installed the latest drivers provided by your manufacturer...My video card is
    Name: Sis 650_651_740
    Chip Type:Sis 651 Rev 00

    So if any1 knows the site I need to download the needed software, it would be appreciated..
  14. Bug

    Bug TS Rookie Posts: 79

  15. Bik3i

    Bik3i TS Rookie

    Hey i have sims2 + eps and it worked on my laptop up until the other day when (i wont go into detail) i was using my laptop and the sims popped up at a REALLY inconvenient time so i went into task manager but it wasnt a task yet so i ended the process (probably wasnt a good idea) and ever since then i have been getting the "failed to find directx graphics adaptor" message...
    Ive tried EVERYTHING! i went to ATI but it wont let me install the files because i dont have an adaptor!!!
  16. speedy07

    speedy07 TS Rookie

    i have recently purchased the sims 2 and it will not run because i have an intel 82810E graphics controller with a total memory of 4.0 mb.Is there any way to get the game to work ??
    please help!
  17. franzrebs

    franzrebs TS Rookie

    These are my specs:
    System - Windows XP Professional SP 2
    Adapter - Chip type: SiS 650 Rev 00
    AdapterString: SiS Compatible VGA
    Driver Version:

    Now on the link that you gave, on Step 2, which option should I choose?
    I really someone can help I've been stuck on this problem for months (actually more than a year) thank goodness I found this site it rocks
  18. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    if the driver you wish to download for your graphics adapter is from a card, then select GPU drivers, if its integrated (like yours) then select IGP (integrated graphics processors) drivers to download.

    Then step 3 is simply selecting the series for your IGP (650 series)
  19. Surkitz

    Surkitz TS Rookie Posts: 145

    in order to play sims 2 which requires direct x 9.0c, you have to have a graphics card that supports 9.0c. some cards do not, they may only support say, direct x 8 or lower.
  20. franzrebs

    franzrebs TS Rookie

    Thank you!

    I'm surprised my graphics card isn't listed on Sims 2's System Requirements but I can still play the game. :giddy:
  21. Yue-eternal

    Yue-eternal TS Rookie

    Please help! I'm tooo behind with the sims 2 already and still I got the same message as the others. "Failed to find any Directx 9.0c......." I installed the Directx 9.0c already and still, it didn't work!

    Name: Sis 650 Rev00
    Manufacturer: SiS
    Driver: sisgrv.dll
    Version: 6.13.0010.2079

    Please help and reply A.S.A.P!!! I really want to play that game!
  22. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    The chances are, you`ll need to upgrade your graphics card in order to play the game.

    See this thread HERE.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  23. luvhuffer

    luvhuffer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 443

    If you have an installation CD with DX9.0c already on it, or if you installed DX9.0c a while ago. Go to the MS DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer and run it to get the most recent updates for 9.0C, up to v. 9.18.944 as of April 10,2007. I don't know if it will help, but at least you'll know you have all the latest DX9.0c updates.
  24. franzrebs

    franzrebs TS Rookie

    Welcome to the club! You're actually one of us few who have SiS 650 as our graphics card.

    Anyway, all you have to do is go to accept the agreement and you will be directed to a page giving you options.

    Step 1: choose your OS, w/c in my case is Win XP
    Step 2: choose IGP Graphics Drivers
    Step 3: choose SiS650 & SiS740 series

    Click 'Go' and finish the download. Install it, restart the computer, and you're off to go! :D

    Hope it works for you, Sims 2 is a real headache
  25. Yue-eternal

    Yue-eternal TS Rookie

    Thanks! It finally works! Although it's still lagging as always. -.-;;
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