The Sims 2 - Failed to find any directx 9.0c compatible graphics adaptors

By GeekFairy
Jun 2, 2009
  1. I recently installed The Sims 2 on my old laptop, and I received this message:

    "Failed to find any directx 9.0c compatible graphics adaptors in this system. Make sure you have direct x 9.0c compatible graphics adaptor and you have installed the latest drivers provided by your manufacturer."

    Now, PLEASE NOTE: I HAVE played The Sims 2 successfully on this computer before!!! It worked perfectly before, but I ended up uninstalling the game. Now about a year later, I'm getting this message. I've installed the latest version of DirectX and I've followed several guides including the one on this forum.

    System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
    System Model: Pavilion ze4600 (DS518U)
    Processor: mobile AMD Athlon(tm) XP2500+, ~1.9GHz
    Memory: 190MB RAM
    Page file: 134MB used, 331MB available
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c(4.09.0000.0904)

    Now, when I go to the Display tab, it doesn't tell me anything about my video card.

    Manufacturer: n/a
    Approx. Total Memory: n/a

    and etcetera. What does this mean? Do I need to download some kind of video driver? Again, I've PLAYED TS2 ON THIS COMPUTER BEFORE, so I know it's possible on this computer - but I don't know why it's not working now.

    I heard something about game patches, but I don't know what to look for - can someone perhaps provide me with links to what I need to download, or what I should type into google?

    Thank you!
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