Sims 2 failed to find any DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics adapter in this system

By m0ebius
Jul 30, 2010
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  1. Sims 2 help?
    I played Sims 2 yesterday and it was working. I have no expansions for The Sims 2. I do have downloaded content. I just don't know why whenever I startup the Sims 2 this message comes up "Failed to find any DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics adapters in this system!Please make sure you have a direct X9.0c compatible graphics adapter and have installed the latest drivers provided by the manufacturer. The application will now terminate."I did run dxdiag and I have X9.0c on my computer. Sims 2 is the only game I have on this computer so I made sure I had enough space. ​
    Help please!
    I have tried cleaning the disk and taking off all of the downloadable content
    Thank you!
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,187   +470

    What graphics card do you have? Also, did you try to install the latest graphics driver available for you card?
  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Graphics card may have failed... particularly if it is older than a year or two.
    Can you go to the Device Manager to see if there are any grey,red, or yellow flags to the left of the video graphics?
    You might try to remove and reinstall the graphics driver,

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