67,868,985 visitors since 2 February 2002 

Knowledge Database >> The Sims 2 (PC/Mac) >> Installation / Game Starting Issues
Knowledge - Installation / Game Starting Issues

Search This Category

Keywords:     
Advanced Search


229 Questions
Showing questions 1 - 25 of 229
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 - Next > >
Question Time Posted Sorted Descending Answers Latest Answer Views
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 76139
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 4359
the sims 2 keeps crashing randomly throughout gameplay. i can play for 1-10mins before it freezes, and i cant do anythin - i am forced to push the button on the hard drive to turn it off. My computer is a Win XP, MD Athlon XP 2100+, 1.74GHz, 512MB of RAM. 11 Aug 2005, 16:44 18 22 May 2012, 04:33 8769
I have a compaq presario computer. I have been trying to figure this out since I got TS2 a week after it came out. I can't seem to find a video card that will fit into my computer. If anyone knows which one I should buy, please tell me. Thanks!! 14 Oct 2004, 13:57 10 14 Oct 2013, 03:45 4583
HELP!!! almost every time i am moving my family into a new house a box pops up and says that the action has crashed and that it has terminated- something like that- and then it shuts down the game and goes to windows! 10 Nov 2004, 16:35 10 1 Sep 2016, 04:03 5940
I can't installed the sims 2 i have an xp computer and it won't install at all.It does not automatically start playing i already installed the directx 9.0 21 Sep 2004, 13:53 9 7 Mar 2014, 04:07 2687
When i play Sims2, the loading screen(s) take forever, & when i play i can play fine for about 5 maybe 10 mins then everything gets slower & freezes for a few mins[max was like 7mins]. So can someone play tell me how to fix this? 18 Aug 2005, 06:32 9 23 Aug 2005, 22:00 1618
Hi, can sum1 please tell me if you NEED a video card to install the sims 2, and if so where do i find one, can you download it??? 18 Jan 2005, 19:09 9 4 Feb 2005, 11:25 1886
I just got The Sims 2 Open for Business...for some reason when I tried to install it..a error message came up and said the problem occured with the tranfer file D:\TSBin\TS2UPD.exe to the media..the download got up to about 98% then stopped...why? 19 Mar 2006, 19:58 8 2 Mar 2012, 03:33 2302
I have Windows XP and my computer fits all of the system requirements. I can install the game in about 10 minutes and it will announce that it is fully installed. However, when I load the game to play it, it crashes and my PC restarts. How can I fix this? 25 Sep 2004, 03:06 8 19 Feb 2006, 18:37 2571
I am getting the error "Cannot Locate the CD-ROM: Please insert the correct CD-ROM, select OK and restart the application", Using Win XP, with much more than the min spec. there is no answer at EA knowledge base - any ideas? 26 Sep 2004, 21:45 8 17 Feb 2012, 03:34 12940
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 1369
"TSData\Res\Sound\Voice1.package" keeps popping up when i try to download the Sims 2.. 30 Jan 2006, 20:04 6 19 Mar 2014, 08:49 9588
i cant find the answer to this on here anywhere the exact message im getting when i try to start the game is "failed to intialize Direct3d. Please make sure directx 9.0c has been installed on this system. the application will now terminate what do i do 30 Sep 2004, 02:43 6 11 Feb 2005, 01:25 1504
How do I get rid of a "Component Transfer" error during installation? 12 Sep 2004, 02:00 6 17 Jul 2005, 23:34 2547
My sims2 crashes whenever i load up a neighbourhood then move the mouse to scroll around the neighbourhood, or it will crash if i dont scroll then click on a house (comes up with the error "The application has crashed. The application will now terminate." 22 Sep 2004, 05:40 6 24 Mar 2005, 02:51 4816
Cannot locate the CD-ROM: I installed the game no prob. at all, when I start it it says "Please insert the correct CD-ROM, select OK and restart application 28 Oct 2004, 00:29 6 12 Jul 2014, 09:06 11293
When installing directX 9.0 what folder are you suppose to install it in? 15 Aug 2005, 22:35 5 2 Mar 2012, 08:29 1362
I am trying to install but everytime it gets to disk 2 I get the following message "A problem ocurred when trying to transfer the file 'TSData\Res\Sims3D\Sims09.package' from the media' do you want to retry or cancel the installation?" 1 Feb 2005, 02:15 5 2 Jul 2005, 10:37 3133
I keep on trying to install Sims 2 Holiday expansion pack...first disc works and it asks for disc 2..i put it in, but when it reaches 32% it freezes up and stops responding..i have a dell inspiron 1300, can i fix this:? on another try, it stops at disc 4 6 Apr 2006, 06:34 5 2 Mar 2012, 08:29 1469
how do i install Directx 9.0 22 Sep 2004, 21:49 5 23 Sep 2004, 13:33 1689
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 1385
When I try to download the sims 2 University Expansion Pack the installation process stops at the file "TSBin/Sims2EPI.exe, by this point it is at 65% progress...it won't go any further ...I have windows xp and a brand new computer 5 Sep 2005, 11:20 4 6 Sep 2005, 02:13 1558
My computers graphics card does not meet the system specs so is there any way i can play the sims 2 or will i have to buy a knew graphics card? 30 Dec 2006, 20:48 4 3 Jan 2007, 00:49 1363
I hope I won't sound dumb but how do you install the add ons we download from this website? (ie clothes, terrain, genetics etc) 21 Jun 2005, 04:55 4 26 Sep 2005, 01:12 1367
Showing questions 1 - 25 of 229
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 - Next > >

Search This Category

Keywords:     
Advanced Search


Ask Question
Do not give away or ask for serial numbers! Doing so will result in a ban without warning.

Please search before asking! Duplicate questions will be deleted.

Question will be posted in the current category ("Installation / Game Starting Issues")

Only members can ask questions. If you are registered, login here. You can register for free here.