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    Windows 7 x64
  1. Sims 2 Mysterious Issue

    Well I've contacted EA to hear what they have to say, and its a possibility that it just wont run on an Intel chipset. Which is a little unreal given the quality of the videocard for a laptop. I could run the Sims 2 Complete on my old desktop dell inspiron with and OLLLD standard factory chipset with little issues. Guess I shouldn't have bought a toshiba. Anyway, I appreciate your assistance, however I think I'm just gonna find a new game. Thanks.
  2. Sims 2 Mysterious Issue

    Did that this morning, still no luck. Same error message.
  3. Sims 2 Mysterious Issue

    Oh and just so we are clear about the requirements of the game its self, here is what "can you run it" has to say. CPU Minimum: Pentium III or Athlon You Have: Intel® Core i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz PASS CPU Speed Minimum: 800 MHz with a T&L capable Video Card (2.0 GHz without Hardware T&L Video Card) You Have: 2.4 GHz Performance Rated at: 4.32 GHz PASS RAM Minimum: 256 MB You Have: 3.8 GB PASS OS Minimum: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7 You Have: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition (build 7600), 64-bit PASS Video Card Minimum: 32 MB 3D accelerated video card (NVIDIA GeForce2/ATI Radeon VE/Intel Extreme Graphics or better) You Have: Intel® HD Graphics PASS Features: Minimum attributes of your Video Card Required You Have Video RAM 32 MB 1.7 GB 3D Yes Yes DirectX version Minimum: 8.1 (included) You Have: 11.0 PASS Sound Card Minimum: Yes You Have: Realtek High Definition Audio PASS Free Disk Space Minimum: 3.5 GB You Have: 354.5 GB PASS DVD-ROM Minimum: 8X DVD-ROM (This game contains technology intended to prevent copying that may conflict with some CD/DVD-ROM, CD/DVD-RW and virtual drives.) You Have: MagicISO Virtual DVD-ROM0000 P
  4. Sims 2 Mysterious Issue

    Here's one to rattle your brains. Today I installed the sims 2 and ALL the expansion packs. Upon completion and an attempt to start the game I get an error message telling me that it can't find any graphics card compatible with directx 9 features! This is a complete shock to me as I have a brand new (purchased last month) Intel i3 with Directx 11. I have tried all of the following with no luck thus far: Reboot, Update Drivers (already up to date), Install Sims 2 Patch, Sims website troubleshooting & uninstall/re-install everything. Here are some specs that may be helpful. Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.110408-1633) Language: English (Regional Setting: English) System Manufacturer: TOSHIBA System Model: Satellite L675 BIOS: Phoenix SecureCore Version 1.80 Processor: Intel® Core i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz Memory: 4096MB RAM Available OS Memory: 3890MB RAM Page File: 1879MB used, 5899MB available Windows Dir: C:\windows DirectX Version: DirectX 11 Display Devices Card name: Intel® HD Graphics Manufacturer: Intel Corporation Chip type: Intel® HD Graphics (Core i3) DAC type: Internal Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0046&SUBSYS_FD001179&REV_02 Display Memory: 1696 MB Dedicated Memory: 64 MB Shared Memory: 1632 MB Current Mode: 1600 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)