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Sticky: after installing University/Nightlife expansion pack the instalation starts a mandatory update, and then it crashes when patching *a file* or doesn't do anything. Why does this happen? 25 Aug 2005, 05:13 5 23 May 2012, 05:42 5206
Sticky: I just installed the sims 2, and when I opened it up to start the game an error came up saying "Failed to find any DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics adapters" (or something similar). I have already got DirectX 9.0c, so what's wrong? 21 Sep 2004, 05:02 6 8 Dec 2006, 16:11 78511
ive insatlled the sims2 and in need the directX 9.0c thing wat do i do? 12 Dec 2004, 09:38 1 24 Jan 2005, 18:35 1842
I have the directx compatibal adapter problem well this is my system info type thing....... Operating System:Microsoft Wndows 98, System Manufacturer:n/a, System model:n/a, BIOS:n/a, Processor:AMD-kg 3D processor, MMX, 3D now,~480 MHz, Memory:128 RAM 12 Sep 2005, 22:49 7 16 Sep 2005, 02:27 1842
hi all, iv finally got sims2 installed but every time i put the disk in it says an error with direct draw, iv installed dx 9.0, what do i do???? 26 Jan 2005, 19:57 1 13 Aug 2005, 07:37 1843
when you want to download something for the sims 2 from www.thesims2.com you need to be registrated? 10 Jan 2005, 21:44 1 24 Jan 2005, 18:38 1843
I hav a problem. My Sims2 installed perfectly, it works smooth, but Build Mode doesn't work. 28 Mar 2005, 16:07 2 10 Apr 2005, 14:21 1843
I have Sims 2, So im not asking for a crack/serial, but my 4th disk is very badly damage so on 99% (not joking) It stops the installation and comes up with an error. Does anyone know where I can download Sims 2? 28 Sep 2006, 10:51 1 6 Oct 2006, 13:52 1843
When I try and install Sims 2 and some expansion packs (Festive Edition, University, Pets + Glamor Life), nothing will start. Is there an order in which to install them? 28 Dec 2006, 15:59 2 30 Dec 2006, 13:25 1844
i installed sims 2 and when i try to install any expansion pack it installs fine but after its done tries to patch the game and says insert sims 2 cd 4 and when i put it in and hit okay it just keeps asking for the cd 4, i have tried everything i can 31 Dec 2006, 07:35 3 31 Dec 2006, 22:24 1844
I had the DirectX 9 problem but eventually solved it. Only now the program works up until I try to actually play. NEIGHBORHOODS WON'T LOAD. At all. I've already uninstalled/reinstalled 4 times. What should I do? 26 Dec 2004, 22:52 1 20 May 2005, 20:41 1844
I successfully installed the sims 2, but when I try to start it up, a white screen appears with the sims 2 logo. After about 3-5 minutes, i get this. The Sims 2 has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Why? 13 Feb 2007, 01:18 1 14 Feb 2007, 20:09 1845
can i install the sims 2 on my computer, my other specs are fine, but what about with this as my graphics card-SiS 650_651_M650_740 26 Dec 2004, 00:26 4 2 Mar 2012, 08:04 1845
Got Sims 2 from Thailand was told it payed English but there is no option for English Please how do I get it to have English. 9 Nov 2004, 06:03 1 24 Nov 2004, 19:16 1845
I have installed Sims 2 but when I go to launch the game it says I don't have the correct disk or disk not found. How do I get it to work? 3 Aug 2005, 05:24 2 3 Aug 2005, 16:00 1845
I have recieved The Sims 2, and it is going terribly slow .. All the enjoyment is basically gone .. I have updated my memory, but I still have no clue how to get it going faster. I've deleted many files, but it's still not running at normal speed. help !! 1 Jan 2005, 20:01 3 9 May 2005, 20:44 1845
had a problem with game playing properly.copied ea games folder to desktop.reinstalled sims 2 and uni.paste ea games folder back.now i have no neighbourhoods. i spent ages on sims i cant just restart evryting! 18 Sep 2005, 14:26 1 18 Sep 2005, 19:41 1845
So wats the requirement for SIMS 2? I have 16 mb ATI Rage128 Ultra(16mb) for the video adapter and Ati rage128pro Agp 4x as its 3d accelerater. Will this work? I have bought too many game which dont work due to hardware and getting sick of it. 14 Apr 2005, 21:57 1 15 Apr 2005, 14:26 1845
I am trying to install sims2 and it loads fine then it tries to run ok but the screen flickers between normal and bright red which makes it impossible to play, I have a duron 1200+ and geoforce 5200. Any suggestions please!!! 12 Aug 2005, 10:26 1 12 Aug 2005, 12:02 1845
installed TS2 (DVD version) on my PC, and got 'please insert correct dvd rom, select ok and restart application'. running XP, have directx 9.0c, primary and secondary channels PIO only. think i'm up to min spec but not sure. what else can i try?! 29 Dec 2005, 23:07 1 9 Feb 2006, 02:45 1845
just installed sims2 onto my new dell 9150 computer and i am getting this cd/dvd emulation software installed disable before use.i had deleted clone cd disabled norton anti-virus ,tried again it still comes up with this message. 30 Mar 2006, 15:37 1 28 Apr 2006, 22:04 1846
hi everyone. i'm having a problem with the walls on the sims life stories. they are flashing red and wont stop! i dont have any mods or downloads so it cant be that. HELP???????? 25 Feb 2007, 16:58 1 13 Mar 2007, 12:41 1846
I've installed the game, and played on it, but the graphics are atrocious, I can't see what's in their thought bubbles its all so blurred, i tried upping the graphics on the options bar, but it still doesnt work, any suggestions? 27 Dec 2004, 13:13 1 24 Jan 2005, 18:42 1846
How will I install the SIMS II? 7 Jan 2006, 05:38 1 25 Jan 2006, 17:43 1846
how can i spped up my game play cos its goin reli slow but i have the rite graphics card and everything? 19 Aug 2005, 16:08 1 20 Aug 2005, 02:47 1846
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