When I start Sims2, this message pops up:
"Failed to find any DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics adapters in this
system! Please make sure you have DirectX 9.0c... yadda yadda yadda"
Well, I have DirectX 9.0c. So I ran DXDIAG, then I went to 'display' and all the DirectX Features are "Not Available". At the bottom, it says "The system is using a generic video driver. Please install video driver provided by te hardware manufacturer" AND "Direct3D functionality not available. You should verify that the driver is a final version from the hardware manufacturer."
I've downloaded drivers for my Video Card, I've also tried this solution where you disable NetMeeting it worked but when I shut down the computer and bring it back up it doesn't work anymore so I'm back at square 1. I also downgraded from Vista to XP
Here is my system Information:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Xp Professional (5.1 Build 2600)
System Manufacturer: Acer
System Model: Aspire T180
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processer 3800+, MMx, 3DNow, ~2.4GHz
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
It would be great if someone could help me out
Thanks for any advice :)