Help with The Sims 2 and DirectX compatible graphics adapter

By SimCrazy · 6 replies
Jul 9, 2005
  1. I installed the game, and it says something about DirectX 9.0 compatible graphics adapter. I've worked with Control Panel, technical support, etc.
  2. SimCrazy

    SimCrazy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Please, if anyone knows how...

    Please, if anyone knows about my problem, reply to this thread. I've had this game for so long now and unfortunately, never have been able to play it. :(
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Go to the games manufacturers website, and checkout the games system requirements.

    It may well be that you need a graphics card upgrade, in order to play the game.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  4. gabbydef

    gabbydef TS Rookie

    I want to play my game!!!

    I installed the Sims 2 game a while ago and it worked just fine. Then I had a problem with my computer and I got it fixed (they reinstalled Windows and erased every program). Since then, the game hasn't worked. The same annoying message appears every time, regarding my graphics card and directx9.oc drivers...
    My graphics card is Sis 650_651_M650_740 and supposedly, I have 224 MB of memory. Is it possible that I had some files (like codec files) that emulated 256 MB of memory and made my card work for the game??
  5. DaleDean

    DaleDean TS Rookie

    Search for and download DirectX 9.0c you must have the c on the end
  6. notcorn

    notcorn TS Rookie Posts: 45

    That SIS 650 is not actually a graphics card as such it's the integrated graphics built into your motherboard. I also used that exact graphics accelerator but even when working at optimum performance it's exceedingly underpowered for the Sims 2 not to mention not supported. The problem with directx9.0c may require you to install the latest drivers for your video card from the SIS site or maybe you just haven’t installed Directx which is on the Sims cd is it not? Your graphics card sucks up your main system RAM to work (you actually have 256mb RAM) you may be able to increase this from the 32mb it is currently taking to 64mb to improve games performance at the expense of general performance in your BIOS. That graphics accelerator always gave me hell with games so I’d recommend an upgrade if possible.
  7. jackiehomieg

    jackiehomieg TS Rookie

    help. my sims says my card isnt good nough. what do i do?:confused: :(
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