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Q: Sims 2 expansion packs

I have successfully loaded the sims 2 on my e drive. When loading sims 2 expansion packs on the e drive , when I get to the final step of inserting the 4th disc of theoriginal sims 2 to finish off the installation I am told that 'can't read disc' despite the 4th disc previously being OK. I have previously had all sims 2 expansion packs work happily on my computer. The problem is trying to load them onto the e drive. Is there a particular way of creating folders within the e drive that would help?At tthe moment its like expansion packs can't find original sims 2 to 'talk to'.
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A:Sims 2 on Windows XP

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The system information is:
System Information
Time of this report: 1/18/2012, 18:29:16
Machine name: ROB-245F087163C
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.111025-1629)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Compaq Presario 061
System Model: EK335AA-ABU SR1619UK GB540
BIOS: Phoenix - Award BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.0GHz
Memory: 958MB RAM
Page File: 441MB used, 1103MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode


A:Help choosing a graphics card for The Sims 2

Does that motherboard have an AGP or PCIe video slot? You will need a video card for DX9
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A:Directx 9.0 compatible graphics adapters to play the Sims 2

hello Vanessa
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A:Sims 3 won't run and would like to upgrade to Windows 7

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Sims 2 help?
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I have tried cleaning the disk and taking off all of the downloadable content
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A:Sims 2 failed to find any DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics adapter in this system

What graphics card do you have? Also, did you try to install the latest graphics driver available for you card?
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When trying to run The Sims 2 the following message appears:

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 am running a AMD Athlon XP3200+ with 512KB L2 cache and 400MHz FSB,1GB of DDR
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A:The Sims 2: failed to find any DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics adapters!

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Manufacturer: n/a
Chip Type: n/a
DAC Type: n/a
Approx. Total Memory: n/a
Current Display Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (1hz)

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A:Problems with Sims 2 and DirectX 9.0

Do you have DirectX 9.0c Aug 2009 installed?
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A:Sims 2: Directx compatible graphics error

You will need to install a AGP, PCI or PCIe DX9 or better graphics card. Your on-board video is too weak to run the game
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My first attachment is my system information and my second attachment is my display information about my device, drivers, and directx.

I do have directx 9.0c

I've been looking all over the internet to download updates but they all cost money.

I'd appreciat your help i hope i gave you all the info you need...
Thanks. Ash

A:Sims 2 says I Don't have DirectX 9.0c Compatible Graphics Adapter

Second post on same subject.
What video graphics do you have that is so old that you have to pay for the driver downloads.
Usually, you find them at the website of the manufacturer of the video graphics unless the company has gone out of business.
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A:Sims 2 compatibility

The game should run OK. It won't be as smooth as on some gaming beast of a desktop, but otherwise that machine is just fine.
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Helllllllllp pleaseee?

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A:Sims 2 Failed to find any direct x 9.0c graphics

Try updating your video card's driver to the latest version from the video card manufacturer. DirectX will only be as good as the video card driver you installed. You didn't list what computer model or video card you are using, so I can't help you more.
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A:Sims 2 DirectX error message

download the directX update, then re-install your graphics card drivers, ill post in the morning as it is late here....FoReWoRd out!
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Failed to find any DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics adapters in this system! Please make sure you have a DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics adapter and have installed the latest drivers provided by the manufacturer. The application will now terminate.


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A:Sims 2 Directx 9.0c problem, please help?

Could you post your system spec please, we could do with knowing what system you are running.

Use this to find your system spec.
Belarc Advisor -
Or if it is a Retail Comp could you tell us which like for example Dell.

So since you installed the Expansion Pack it hasn't been working?
There is a increase in the Spec Requirement between the Original and that Expansion Pack.
The most likely cause is you haven't got a supported Graphics card.
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A:Sims 2 Problem

You misread the error message. It isn't saying you lack DirectX 9.0c. It says you lack a graphics adapter that is compatible with DirectX 9.0c. That usually means you have an onboard (built in) graphics chip that isn't supported by the game. You would have to install a compatible graphics card.
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Hi i'm having the problem with sims 2, i recieve this error 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."
I used to be able to run it on my computer with no problems but it wont work now i have reinstalled it. I downloaded the various driver updates but none of them have worked.

My computer info:
Microsoft Windows XP Proffesional (5.1, build 2600)
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs)
510mb RAM
DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

ATI Radeon X300
128.0 MB

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Sims 2 - DirectX 9.0

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Using Internet Explorer browser go here:

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If someone can help figure out my problem, I would be most grateful.


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How have you set graphics options in the game?

You could also try adjusting Direct3D settings to "Best performance" in display settings (the settings are buried there somewhere in Detonator drivers).
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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

What graphics card do you have?

Here are the Sims 2 system requirements.

Minimum System Requirements for The Sims 2

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* 800 MHz processor or better
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Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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FAQ (continued):
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System Information
Time of this report: 5/8/2015, 11:54:09
Machine name: RA
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.150316-1654)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
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Processor: AMD A8-4500M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics (4 CPUs), ~1.9GHz
Memory: 6144MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 5602MB RAM
Page File: 2969MB used, 8233MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

Display Devices
Card name: AMD Radeon HD 7640G
Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x9903)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9903&SUBSYS_1833103C&REV_00
Display Memory: 3012 MB
Dedicated Memory: 467 MB
Shared Memory: 2545 MB
Current Mode: 1600 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: unknown
Monitor Id: AUO139E
Native Mode: 1600 x 900(p) (60.123Hz)
Output Type: Internal
Driver Name: aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx32,aticfx32,aticfx32,atiumd64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atiumdag,atidxx32,atidxx32,atiumdva,atiumd6a.cap,atitmm64.dll
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DDI Version: 11
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 1/27/2012 13:50:28, 942592 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp:
Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-DA43-11CF-D077-3938BEC2C535}
Vendor ID: 0x1002
Device ID: 0x9903
SubSys ID: 0x1833103C
Revision ID: 0x0000
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Deinterlace Caps: {6E8329FF-B642-418B-BCF0-BCB6591E255F}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
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