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SIMS 2 AND ZONE ALARM SECURITY SUITE will not work together for some reason... anybody have any clue why?... i have put sims 2 as a trusted program...but it still won't work.. game comes on but then gets stuck after the ea games screen comes on..thanks 29 Dec 2005, 02:14 1 24 Apr 2006, 23:26 1408
i have 9.c direct x but the problem im running windows 98 intel 810 can i update it to what system requirments says because i really wanna play the game 24 Sep 2004, 11:56 2 24 Nov 2004, 19:15 1409
Wen i tried installing sims 2 it says i need directx 9.0 so i tried installing directx 9.0 from microsoft.com and it said it was going to take 16 hours, is there any faster site.. so it wont take so long to download directx 9.0??? 13 Aug 2005, 06:22 2 14 Aug 2005, 08:32 1409
I am trying to install sims2 but this message that says DirectX9.0c compatible graphics adapters pops up and I really just want a direct down load because i have been looking all night! please help me 9 Oct 2004, 08:42 1 9 Oct 2004, 12:21 1409
everytime i wan to start da game sim2 university,there's always a box poppin out sayin dat i muz insert da right cd and restart da application..can any1 solve dis? 22 Nov 2006, 05:25 1 29 Dec 2006, 09:13 1412
When I download Sims 2 it comes up with a error message at the end saying the File .DLL is missing. Does anyone know what this is? 11 Oct 2004, 14:53 2 11 Oct 2004, 20:43 1423
My operating system is Xp,graphics card sis and i have been trying to load the sims 2 Dvd edition for the past few days.But whenever it is about to load,it says that it cannot locate e cd rom and to disable cd/dvd emulation software.It won't load! 26 Dec 2004, 06:18 1 5 Jan 2005, 15:30 1438
When I load the Sims 2 onto my laptop the screen display has either "slipped" so I can't see the control panels etc, or they're just not there. All I can see is current sims actions at the top. I'm guessing screen res issues but how do I fix it? Thanks 5 Jun 2006, 16:03 1 6 Jun 2006, 15:36 1446
same problem here whenever i install the sims2 it says 9.c direct x althought i have it, but the problem is that im running windows 98 and intel graphics 810 and i want to update it i tried to go on the site but i cant update please help is there another 24 Sep 2004, 11:28 1 1 Nov 2004, 22:07 1447
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 1457
help! I have completly installed sims 2 but when i try and open it i can see the screen but bout 2 seconds after it says "Sims 2 has encounter a problem and will now close" It does this everytime! why? 11 Nov 2004, 20:46 1 11 Nov 2004, 23:55 1462
I have installed sims 2 perfectaly fine but it says my comp dsn't have directx 9.0c compatible graphics adapters... jsut wondering wat i have to do to make it work? 29 Sep 2004, 09:24 1 29 Sep 2004, 12:45 1468
I have problems with the sims 2 installation. The installation goes fine until it reaches near 25% wich , i guess , is the end of the cd 1. But instead of asking for cd 2 , a window prompts and says: Installation sucessful. 25 Mar 2005, 15:47 1 27 Mar 2005, 00:25 1476
I installed the sims onto my new hard drive (it is connected via firewire if it helps), and then i tried to install university. then whenever i try to play with the university disc it says i need the original disc.. what is wrong? 2 Aug 2006, 06:53 2 17 Feb 2012, 03:54 1487
If I buy Sims 2, University and Nightlife expansion packs which disk do I need to run the program 30 Nov 2005, 01:19 1 12 Jan 2006, 22:38 1494
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 1495
okay so i posted earlier and i followed someones advice and deleted some stuff about the sims2 from my computer and then uninstalled it, I'm now trying to reinstall it but for some reason the D drive stopped reading disks! not only sims 2 but all of them. 21 Dec 2004, 07:45 1 20 Feb 2005, 06:34 1500
I can't find the code in the white box I need for installing the game! Any help? 5 Sep 2005, 16:43 2 27 Sep 2005, 19:06 1501
I have the sims 2 and it will not load at all. I have XP but I cannot find anything wrong I tried setup.exe on run, but it tells me to goto my control panel, which it cannot read the disk when I add/remove programs. 16 Oct 2004, 18:55 1 24 Dec 2004, 06:34 1502
Ok i was installing the sims 2 when a transfer error at 71% it is not even touced to! 21 Apr 2006, 00:59 2 5 Sep 2006, 20:10 1506
The Ctrl + Shift + C does not work for me, I'm runnin the Sims 2 and The Sims 2 University. It did not work in any of them. Any one know why? or how to change the keys for opening the cheat box? 27 Dec 2005, 14:34 2 21 Feb 2007, 08:38 1509
When i insert disk one of the sims 2, after a few seconds of installation, a error comes up saying ' a problem occurred whentrying to transfer the file 'TSData\Res\Sims3D\Sims0.8package' from the media.' then when i try to retry it happens again!HELP ME!! 18 Apr 2006, 16:44 1 27 Jul 2006, 03:24 1512
If i turn off the auto restart in system failure i would also have to restart the pc everytime i quit sims 2. is there another way to shut down the pc? 11 Nov 2004, 06:09 1 11 Nov 2004, 19:12 1513
my game froze. i can't make the sims do anything.. i can't even cancel their actions. anyone know what i can do? 28 Dec 2004, 21:32 1 10 Jan 2005, 21:47 1513
I downloaded the content manager tool form EA Games - but where do I install it and how do I then access my custom content? 15 Jan 2006, 09:19 1 31 Mar 2006, 15:18 1514
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