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    Windows 7 x64
  1. Well I've contacted EA to hear what they have to say, and its a possibility that it just wont run on an Intel chipset. Which is a little unreal given the quality of the videocard for a laptop. I could run the Sims 2 Complete on my old desktop dell inspiron with and OLLLD standard factory chipset with little issues. Guess I shouldn't have bought a toshiba. Anyway, I appreciate your assistance, however I think I'm just gonna find a new game. Thanks.
  2. Did that this morning, still no luck. Same error message.
  3. Oh and just so we are clear about the requirements of the game its self, here is what "can you run it" has to say. CPU Minimum: Pentium III or Athlon You Have: Intel® Core i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz PASS CPU Speed Minimum: 800 MHz with a T&L capable Video Card (2.0 GHz without Hardware T&L Video Card) You Have: 2.4 GHz Performance Rated at: 4.32 GHz PASS RAM Minimum: 256 MB You Have: 3.8 GB PASS OS Minimum: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7 You Have: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition (build 7600), 64-bit PASS Video Card Minimum: 32 MB 3D accelerated video card (NVIDIA GeForce2/ATI Radeon VE/Intel Extreme Graphics or better) You Have: Intel® HD Graphics PASS Features: Minimum attributes of your Video Card Required You Have Video RAM 32 MB 1.7 GB 3D Yes Yes DirectX version Minimum: 8.1 (included) You Have: 11.0 PASS Sound Card Minimum: Yes You Have: Realtek High Definition Audio PASS Free Disk Space Minimum: 3.5 GB You Have: 354.5 GB PASS DVD-ROM Minimum: 8X DVD-ROM (This game contains technology intended to prevent copying that may conflict with some CD/DVD-ROM, CD/DVD-RW and virtual drives.) You Have: MagicISO Virtual DVD-ROM0000 P
  4. Here's one to rattle your brains. Today I installed the sims 2 and ALL the expansion packs. Upon completion and an attempt to start the game I get an error message telling me that it can't find any graphics card compatible with directx 9 features! This is a complete shock to me as I have a brand new (purchased last month) Intel i3 with Directx 11. I have tried all of the following with no luck thus far: Reboot, Update Drivers (already up to date), Install Sims 2 Patch, Sims website troubleshooting & uninstall/re-install everything. Here are some specs that may be helpful. Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.110408-1633) Language: English (Regional Setting: English) System Manufacturer: TOSHIBA System Model: Satellite L675 BIOS: Phoenix SecureCore Version 1.80 Processor: Intel® Core i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz Memory: 4096MB RAM Available OS Memory: 3890MB RAM Page File: 1879MB used, 5899MB available Windows Dir: C:\windows DirectX Version: DirectX 11 Display Devices Card name: Intel® HD Graphics Manufacturer: Intel Corporation Chip type: Intel® HD Graphics (Core i3) DAC type: Internal Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0046&SUBSYS_FD001179&REV_02 Display Memory: 1696 MB Dedicated Memory: 64 MB Shared Memory: 1632 MB Current Mode: 1600 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)