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    video card problem assist plz

    i have sims + 4 expansion packs i havent load insta expansion pack yet just the original first disk. i very annoied that tech support dont know either anyway i tried this game on my old lap top it works heres the specs plz help urgent going bring back to store soon

    screen has lines basically cant see any thing except colored lines with black screen

    Sims works on, Compaq laptop Pentuim II, Win98se, 96 meg ram, rage Lt pro agp 2x dx 8

    Sims dont work on this athlon xp 2000+, xp pro sp1, 720meg ram 32 meg s3d via on board dx 9.0b
    updated vid drivers 17 nov 2003 none avail since
    Last edited by zombienation; February 6th, 2008 at 07:38 AM.
    Just cause it's expensive dont mean it's good

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    I'm not picking up on any video incompatibility issues with Sims, but you may want to try disabling the AGP Texture Acceleration option in DirectX and see if that helps:

    Start>Run>type in: DXDIAG
    (While you are in there, make sure your proper vid driver is being displayed)
    Click "OK">left-click on "Display" tab
    Click button next to "AGP Texture Acceleration" to Disable"
    Exit, reboot and try the game again.



    Have you tried to uninstall/reinstall yet?
    Desktop: Intel i7 960 CPU @ 4.0GHz, EVGA Classified 4-Way SLI mobo, 12GB Corsair Dominator-GT 2000 DDR3 RAM, Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB Solid State Drive, Two WD 2TB SATA drives, 2x EVGA GTX 570 Superclocked graphics cards in SLI, Coolermaster HAF X full tower case, OCZ ZX 1250w PSU, Corsair H100 CPU Cooler
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    agp tried that

    uninstall reinstall total 12 times no joke either
    Just cause it's expensive dont mean it's good

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    As an experiment: Right-click on the Sims icon and change the compatibility setting to Windows 98 and exit. Then try starting the game again.
    Desktop: Intel i7 960 CPU @ 4.0GHz, EVGA Classified 4-Way SLI mobo, 12GB Corsair Dominator-GT 2000 DDR3 RAM, Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB Solid State Drive, Two WD 2TB SATA drives, 2x EVGA GTX 570 Superclocked graphics cards in SLI, Coolermaster HAF X full tower case, OCZ ZX 1250w PSU, Corsair H100 CPU Cooler
    Laptop: MSI GT60-004US, 2x Seagate Momentus XT 750GB SSD Hybrid drives in RAID 0, 16GB DDR3 1600 RAM, GeForce 670M 3GB graphics card, Networks 'Killer' N-1103 WLAN card

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    tried compat 98 95 etc still no go
    Just cause it's expensive dont mean it's good

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    Is there any way to borrow a vid card and try it with that? You would need to go into the BIOS (we could guide you if you need it) and disable the onboard vid (I believe that's the problem...conflict with the game that the developer may or may not be aware of).
    Desktop: Intel i7 960 CPU @ 4.0GHz, EVGA Classified 4-Way SLI mobo, 12GB Corsair Dominator-GT 2000 DDR3 RAM, Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB Solid State Drive, Two WD 2TB SATA drives, 2x EVGA GTX 570 Superclocked graphics cards in SLI, Coolermaster HAF X full tower case, OCZ ZX 1250w PSU, Corsair H100 CPU Cooler
    Laptop: MSI GT60-004US, 2x Seagate Momentus XT 750GB SSD Hybrid drives in RAID 0, 16GB DDR3 1600 RAM, GeForce 670M 3GB graphics card, Networks 'Killer' N-1103 WLAN card

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    Im gunna upgrade video card now cause i wanna play nfsu simpsons hitnrun

    vis s3g on board basically not good enough

    Which card should i get ? plz advise buget $150 aussie

    athlon xp 2000+, xp pro sp1, 720meg ram dx 9.0b
    20gig 80 gig
    Just cause it's expensive dont mean it's good

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    For 9 dollars more you can pick up the ATI Radeon 9600SE 128mb card HERE. But before you do, make sure your motherboard has an universal AGP slot.
    If DirectX9 is not all that important to you, you should be able to pick up a Nvdia-based Ti4200 64mb for less than 150. It is an excellent card. It will run with DX9, but you just won't have all the features should you ever run an app or game optimized for it. Sims should run very well with either card.
    Desktop: Intel i7 960 CPU @ 4.0GHz, EVGA Classified 4-Way SLI mobo, 12GB Corsair Dominator-GT 2000 DDR3 RAM, Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB Solid State Drive, Two WD 2TB SATA drives, 2x EVGA GTX 570 Superclocked graphics cards in SLI, Coolermaster HAF X full tower case, OCZ ZX 1250w PSU, Corsair H100 CPU Cooler
    Laptop: MSI GT60-004US, 2x Seagate Momentus XT 750GB SSD Hybrid drives in RAID 0, 16GB DDR3 1600 RAM, GeForce 670M 3GB graphics card, Networks 'Killer' N-1103 WLAN card

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    bistro thx 4 the quick response

    i think i ll go with that radeon 9600 not bad at all

    btw this is my mb is this ok for this card

    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/MotherBoa...GA-7VM400M.htm
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    Yes...that'll do fine. You've got an 8x AGP slot there. With DirectX 9 and that card, you will be able to take advantage of up and coming gaming features.
    Desktop: Intel i7 960 CPU @ 4.0GHz, EVGA Classified 4-Way SLI mobo, 12GB Corsair Dominator-GT 2000 DDR3 RAM, Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB Solid State Drive, Two WD 2TB SATA drives, 2x EVGA GTX 570 Superclocked graphics cards in SLI, Coolermaster HAF X full tower case, OCZ ZX 1250w PSU, Corsair H100 CPU Cooler
    Laptop: MSI GT60-004US, 2x Seagate Momentus XT 750GB SSD Hybrid drives in RAID 0, 16GB DDR3 1600 RAM, GeForce 670M 3GB graphics card, Networks 'Killer' N-1103 WLAN card

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