Sims 2 woes

By HISRADEON9550 ยท 7 replies
Apr 18, 2007
  1. I've recently installed Sims 2 on my computer, and though its weird, it does work ... Kind of...

    All of the walls/ ground, etc is purple-pink, no textures shown and flashing to black and back to pink. My computer is a bit over the minimum specs, so I dont understand this weird graphical issue... Any ideas? Thanks

    (I've attatched a screenshot of the issue)

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  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,189   +471

    Have you installed the latest graphics driver?
  3. HISRADEON9550

    HISRADEON9550 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Yessir, first thing I've tried. Not sure if its a video card or on-board, but I believe it is a video card, under the Display Adapters.

    Still been trying to fix it... Still no luck :\
  4. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    If you look in the Guide in my signature below, follow it and post your system specs please :) .
  5. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Go this this website: and run the test for The Sims 2

    If you get recommended you system might need updated video drivers, 1st see if you have a Videocard or a Integrated chipset which you can see from the test above!

    Integrated would be something like "Intel e8751423 graphics chipset"
    and Videocard would be like "ATI x1650xt pro"

    If you get a minimum pass then upgrade your system to the stuff it needs ( videocard, RAM or something else like that )

    If you fail do the same for the minimum pass results

    Hope I helped :)
  6. HISRADEON9550

    HISRADEON9550 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Helped a lot acually, now I know for sure, that it surpasses the specs

    CPU Speed - 4/6 bars
    System RAM - 6/6 bars
    Operating System - 6/6 bars
    Video Card - 3/6 bars
    Direct X Version - Pass
    Sound Card - Pass
    Free Disk Space - 6/6 bars
    DVD - Pass

    Everything passed. 2 bars are bare minimum. Closest thing I could think of is the Video Card, because it doesn't pass by much.

    My graphics card is a SiS M760GX using driver version

    Now, I got the program from a friend, and it was on a burned CD, but, on my other computer, it runs 100% fine.

    Thanks a lot for the help, I feel a step closer, be it a small one, to solving this oddity
  7. HISRADEON9550

    HISRADEON9550 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

  8. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Make sure that all your Video Card Drivers are updated, as well as DirectX 9.0c. Good Luck :wave: !
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