Sims 2 Error: Failed to find any DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics adapters

By eengah ยท 7 replies
Feb 19, 2008
  1. I've just installed Sims 2 on an older system that my grandpa gave me, but with a brand new monitor and I know nothing about graphics cards. I keep getting an error saying "Failed to find any DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics adapters in this system!"

    I would just go in and try to auto update my drivers, but I don't have internet access on that computer--I have to download things from another computer and transfer them over on flash drive or DVD. I have a Dell Dimension L700cx and I believe the graphics card is an Intel 82810E Graphics Controller. My moniter is an HP w17e if that makes any difference.

    Does anyone know how I can fix this? Thank you!
  2. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    If the graphics card is an Intel 82810E Graphics Controller u do not have DirectX 9.0c, the only way for u to play games is to get a video card.

  3. eengah

    eengah TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I ran dxdiag and it told me that I did have DirectX 9.0c -- was it incorrect? Or is simply that there is no way to make an Intel 82810E Graphics Controller compatible with DirectX 9.0c?
  4. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Posts: 502

    The system is telling you that you have a video card that is unsupported by the sims 2. Simply put, the sims 2 wont work with your video card. Your video card doesn't have the stuff to run the sims 2. You may have DX9 but you dont have a DX9-SUPPORTED video card.
  5. bizarretragedy

    bizarretragedy TS Rookie Posts: 21

    Hi, well i am getting that same message but all my cards and memorys in one little box thing in my monitor and when i asked about installing video card they said they couldnt. is there anything else i can do ??

    i got a
    Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Controller 0 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM)
  6. deadpeople

    deadpeople TS Rookie

    I am also having same problem

    Intel 82815 graphics controller om my daughters HP. Saying graphics card isn't directx 9.c compatible. My question is is there such a video card out there on the market that will fix this issue in a PCI platform?
  7. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Posts: 502

    Yes, as a matter of fact, there is!:)

    I recommend either this GeForce 6200 or a GeForce FX5200 PCI.
  8. BlackXBlood6

    BlackXBlood6 TS Rookie

    Sims 2 on XP downgraded from Vista on Acer Aspire 3680-2682

    I'm having the same error, my graphics card is an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 and I just installed the 945 chipset(the only compatible chipset for the graphics Accel). The Intel website says that it is compatible with DirectX9, and I have DirectX 10 installed, but it still gives me the very same error message that you guys are talking about. If anybody has an answer for me you can contact me by posting back, or on Yahoo messenger at but I don't read my email so dont email.
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