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Valura
Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 25th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6391
Posted:I bought Sims 2.

I have been trying to install it for 2 days. censored

The game goes through the start up and then the screen goes crazy with flickering and pixelated and flashing. Enough to give you a fit.

My mate says that we need a new graphics card. We only bought the computer 1 month ago. Its a compaq and I dont know if thats the case. mad mad mad mad2 mad2 mad2 mad2 mad2

I am sooooo effen angry with this peice of crap right now and I am wondering if ANYONE can help me. confused confused
Please,
I know its not the game cause I have uninstalled it twice.
plus we swapped the game at the shop.
Im really trying to find out what it is thats going wrong and how to fix it.


TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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Medusa
Medusa

veteran
Location: 8 days at Cloudbreak, 6 in Per...
Member Since: 25th Nov 2003
Total posts: 1433
Posted:I actually agree with your mate.

Sounds like you graphics card is not up to scratch to meet the minimum requirements for the game.


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nearly_all_gone
nearly_all_gone

Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2004
Total posts: 1626
Posted:Have you tried contacting the publisher? Maxis or someone (I don't know, haven't got the game!)..

And have you checked the system requirements on the box with the specs of your PC?

That really sucks. Hope you can get it soted out!


What a wonderful miracle if only we could look through each other's eyes for an instant.
Thoreau

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Sym
Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 1858
Posted:Ok, First thing:

Go to Windows Update (in IE: Tools > Windows Update) and download everything you can. Make sure you go though all the options (including driver updates)

Install and restart.

Go to
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx/default.aspx?url=/windows/directx/downloads/default.htm


And Download the latest DirectX (9.0c I think).

Install and restart.

Try to find out the make of the Graphics card. If you post the computer modal here Ill be able to tell you. Download the latest driver from them (ATI or NVIDIA),

Install and restart

If that doesnt work, you might have to change some things in the BIOS. PM me and Ill give you my number so you can call me if you need more help.


There's too many home fires burning and not enough trees

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Sym
Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 1858
Posted:Ok, I take that back - Just seen your in Australia!

There's too many home fires burning and not enough trees

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Lillie Frog
Lillie Frog

not a stranger
Location: wales
Member Since: 31st May 2004
Total posts: 558
Posted:computers are the work of the devil.

I have so nearly smashed this one so many times.

www = 666

That's true that is.


Eat when you're hungry
Sleep where it's dry
No one is ever what they seem
Gabriel King - The Wild Road

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Valura
Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 25th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6391
Posted:Toyer!!! I shall call you anyway!! I may live in aussie but I get free calls to the uk!!

OH YAY!
I will find out what type of card I have and then pm you... thanks!!!!


TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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vanize
vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas
Member Since: 21st Aug 2001
Total posts: 3899
Posted:have you tried their webpage?

http://thesims2.ea.com/help/


-v-

Wiederstand ist Zwecklos!

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MikeIcon
MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA
Member Since: 27th Mar 2003
Total posts: 2109
Posted:When you bought the computer, did it include the monitor or are you using an older/used monitor? I know some monitors cant display certain resolutions/refresh rates that newer games are using (I know my monitor wont play EverQuest on the highest resolutions). If the monitor is brand new and came with the computer, this probably isnt the case. But its another possibilty.

Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me

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Valura
Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 25th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6391
Posted:oh goodie
I had to spend 75 bucks to find out it was all the anti virus software that we had on the pootah doing background stuff. NOOOOOOOOO!!!

at least it plays now. Thanks so much for your help guys. At least I didnt have to pay 250.00 for a new card and stuff.


TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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poiromaniac
poiromaniac

member
Location: australia, tasmania
Member Since: 28th Oct 2004
Total posts: 97
Posted:thats good to hear, so, do you like the game?

* people who dont like cats were probably mice in an earlier life *

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Valura
Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 25th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6391
Posted:totalyyyyyy addicted~!

TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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Sym
Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 1858
Posted:Good Good, glad it's working now. smile

There's too many home fires burning and not enough trees

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