"ShelliB" <Michele_Buck_2000@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> Sorry....gave it a try, but the game still won't work. Thanks anyway...
>> "ShelliB" <Michele_Buck_2000@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> > I keep getting a message that something is not DirectX9 compatable. I
>> > don't know if
>> > you need to know this info, but my graphics card is NVIDIA GeForce
>> > 6100.
If you are getting a DirectX 9 error message, you may need to patch DirectX.
For some reason Vista, by default, does not come with some DirectX 9 files
that the game needs to run and when you install The Sims 2, it sees you have
DirectX 10 and does not fire off the DirectX 9 installer. http://www.microsoft.com/directx
Click on the "Download latest DirectX" link near the bottom right
Click Continue to "Validate" your windows
Click Download and when the message comes up just click Run.
Follow the prompts, that should download any missing DirectX files and Sims
2 should startup.
If it doesn't reply with the error message, try to write down the specific