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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
August 27, 2005 12:57:30 PM

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sims 2 dont work on my computer plz help it keeps on coming up prom with
direct9.0 which i have downloaded so what now do i need a video card and how
can i tell if i have one or not thx

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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
August 28, 2005 7:32:58 AM

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Hi Jane,

"jane" <jane@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:3910F2A4-0CE0-424B-9F57-35CCEC0E81F7@microsoft.com...
| sims 2 dont work on my computer plz help it keeps on coming up prom with
| direct9.0 which i have downloaded so what now do i need a video card and how
| can i tell if i have one or not thx

For the list of graphic cards supported by SIMS 2:
http://thesims2.ea.com/help/detail.php?help_id=21

Here are a few ways to identify which video card you have
installed on your computer.

1. Click Start / Run / type: dxdiag
Click the Display Tab
Look under Device for the name and manufacturer

2. Click Start / (Settings) Control Panel
Click Display
Click the Settings Tab
Click the Advanced... button
Click the Adapter Tab

3. Click Start / Run / type: msinfo32
Click on the + Components
Click on Display to see the name on the right

4. Run Aida32 to see what Video, Chipset and Motherboard
you have: http://www.aida32.hu/aida-download.php?bit=32

5. Get the information from the manufactures website (or store)

6. Look on the Video card itself if you plug into a card, or

7. Look in your Motherboard manual if you plug into the
on board video built into the motherboard of your computer.

Hope that helps you identify the make and model of your video card,
and afterwards, Try updating your Video drivers using these steps:
http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits/Video.html#drivers Good Luck! :-)

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
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My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
September 4, 2005 2:38:09 AM

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It requires Direct X 9.0C not 9.0 or 9.0B. It will not run without 9C..

"jane" <jane@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:3910F2A4-0CE0-424B-9F57-35CCEC0E81F7@microsoft.com...
> sims 2 dont work on my computer plz help it keeps on coming up prom with
> direct9.0 which i have downloaded so what now do i need a video card and
how
> can i tell if i have one or not thx
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
September 4, 2005 2:38:45 AM

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Meant to add that it is included on the disks.

"jane" <jane@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:3910F2A4-0CE0-424B-9F57-35CCEC0E81F7@microsoft.com...
> sims 2 dont work on my computer plz help it keeps on coming up prom with
> direct9.0 which i have downloaded so what now do i need a video card and
how
> can i tell if i have one or not thx
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