lightskaylaction posted a topic in Gamers HangoutHello. I know this question was probably answered in this forum, but I feel my situation is a little unique. I'm always getting the DirectX 9.0c compatible adapters error message whenever I start up The Sims 2. This game has been working PERFECTLY FINE since I got it about 2 years ago. Now it just suddenly stops working?! I have changed absolutely nothing. One day I start it up and it gives me this error message. My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 700m. My graphics card is Intel 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Controller. I've been looking at forums for over three hours for this problem and I cannot find one correct solution. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling DirectX 9.0c, and I have uninstalled and reinstalled The Sims 2 about 3 times. Nothing seems to work. Many have said that I need to update my graphics card, but note that this game has been working correctly for me on this laptop and this graphics card for OVER 2 YEARS. Please help me! If this question has already been answered in this forum and you can direct me to it, that would also be extremely helpful.