Sims 2: Directx compatible graphics error

By lesa2177
Nov 15, 2009
  1. I just bought the Sims 2 game and downloaded it and it downloaded fine. When i went to play the game is give me an error saying i need Directx compatible graphics adaptor. Downloaded Direct x 9 and still the same problem. I know i need a video adaptor or something to help run the game can you please help me. i would greated appreciate it.

    Thank You very Much in Advance.

    Here is my system information:

    --------[ EVEREST Home Edition (c) 2003-2005 Lavalys, Inc. ]------------------------------------------------------------

    Version EVEREST v2.20.405
    Report Type Quick Report
    Computer LISA
    Generator Lisa Wilson
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
    Date 2009-11-15
    Time 14:50

    --------[ PCI / AGP Video ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    ATI Radeon Xpress 200 (RS400) Video Adapter
    ATI Radeon Xpress 200 (RS400) 3D Accelerator

    --------[ GPU ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    [ PCI: ATI Radeon Xpress 200 (RS400) Chipset ]

    Graphics Processor Properties:
    Video Adapter ATI Radeon Xpress 200 (RS400) Chipset
    GPU Code Name RS400
    PCI Device 1002 / 5A41
    Process Technology 0.13u
    Bus Type PCI
    GPU Clock 301 MHz (original: 300 MHz)
    RAMDAC Clock 400 MHz
    Pixel Pipelines 2
    TMU Per Pipeline 1
    Vertex Shaders 2 (v2.0)
    Pixel Shaders 1 (v2.0)
    DirectX Hardware Support DirectX v9.0
    Pixel Fillrate 602 MPixel/s
    Texel Fillrate 602 MTexel/s

    Graphics Processor Manufacturer:
    Company Name ATI Technologies Inc.
    Product Information
    Driver Download
    ATI GPU Registers:
    ati-00F8 00F00000
    ati-0140 2E002006
    ati-0144 1F03733C
    ati-0148 3FFF3C00
    ati-0154 0F000000
    ati-0158 30B02004
    ati-0178 20200100
    ati-01C0 00FF0000
    ati-4018 28C706D5
    ati-CLKIND-0A 002A0002
    ati-CLKIND-0B 80007FFF
    ati-CLKIND-0C 0400BC00
    ati-CLKIND-0D 00007FFA
    ati-CLKIND-0E 000E0008
    ati-CLKIND-0F 01E2EE2A
    ati-CLKIND-12 00000000
    ati-MCIND-6C 00000000

    --------[ Desktop ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Desktop Properties:
    Device Technology Raster Display
    Resolution 1024 x 768
    Color Depth 32-bit
    Color Planes 1
    Font Resolution 96 dpi
    Pixel Width / Height 36 / 36
    Pixel Diagonal 51
    Vertical Refresh Rate Default
    Desktop Wallpaper

    Desktop Effects:
    Combo-Box Animation Enabled
    Drop Shadow Effect Enabled
    Flat Menu Effect Enabled
    Font Smoothing Enabled
    Full Window Dragging Enabled
    Gradient Window Title Bars Enabled
    Hide Menu Access Keys Enabled
    Hot Tracking Effect Enabled
    Icon Title Wrapping Enabled
    List-Box Smooth Scrolling Enabled
    Menu Animation Enabled
    Menu Fade Effect Enabled
    Minimize/Restore Animation Enabled
    Mouse Cursor Shadow Enabled
    Selection Fade Effect Enabled
    ShowSounds Accessibility Feature Disabled
    ToolTip Animation Enabled
    ToolTip Fade Effect Enabled
    Windows Plus! Extension Disabled

    I hope this information can help.

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You will need to install a AGP, PCI or PCIe DX9 or better graphics card. Your on-board video is too weak to run the game
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