Graphic problem with 'Sims 2'

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by Maca136, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. Maca136

    Maca136 Guest

    I recently bought a new fujitsu siemens laptop with windows vista installed.
    It has the graphics card "VIA Chrome9 HC IGP WDDM". (which I was told was
    good) I installed the Sims 2 onto it and began playing but the graphics are
    terrible! (walls and floors completely blurred).
    Can anyone help me?
    Maca136, Apr 29, 2007
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  2. Maca136 skrev:
    Have you updated the drivers?

    Via is NOT for gaming.

    Even a lowly ATI Xpress 200 beats it. You should consider returning the
    computer if the shop sold you a product that can't meet the demands you
    stated to them. Have your sights set for Geforce 7600 or ATI x1600 for
    gaming. At minimum ATI x1400 or Geforc 7300 which have it's own graphic
    memory and doesn't steal from the main memory.
    Arild Bjørk, Apr 29, 2007
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  3. I would suggest a driver update but to be honest, that is not what I would
    consider to be a gaming graphic chipset. I am sure that is a good chipset
    for office work and such, but if gaming was a priority then you would have
    wanted a laptop with an nVidia or ATI chipset. Otherwise you are just
    taking a gamble.

    As you know, the major downside to most laptops is that they are not very
    upgradable beyond memory and hard drives. This is especially true of laptop
    graphics so you really have to buy it for not only what you need it to do
    now but also what you might want it to do in the future, like gaming.

    Brent Harrelson
    IT Director
    Alpha & Omega Communications, Inc
    (843) 249-7372 ext. 303
    Brent Harrelson, May 1, 2007
  4. Maca136

    Nick Guest

    Supported video cards:

    * ATI Radeon(TM) series 8500 or better (9600 or greater required for
    * 8500, All-In-Wonder 8500
    * 9000, 9200, 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800
    * X300, X600, x700, X800, x850
    * X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950

    NVIDIA(R) Quadro(TM) series
    Quadro, Quadro2, Quadro4

    NVIDIA GeForce series GeForce2 GTS and better
    (GeForce 6600 or greater required for Vista)
    # GeForce 2, 2 GTS
    # GeForce 3, 3 Ti
    # GeForce 4, 4 Ti, 4200, 4600, 4800, MX 420, 440, 460
    # GeForce FX 5200, 5500, 5600, 5700, 5800, 5900, 5950
    # GeForce PCX 5300, 5900
    # GeForce 6200, 6600, 6800
    # GeForce 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950 (Or better)
    # GeForce 8300, 8500, 8600, 8700, 8800
    # GeForce 8400M GS, 8600M GS/GT, 8700M GT (Or higher)
    # S3 GammaChrome
    # S18 Pro
    # S18 Ultra Intel(R) Extreme Graphics (see note below)
    82865, 82915 and above

    NOTE: If you have a non-T&L capable video card, such as Intel Extreme
    Graphics, then you need at least a 2.4 GHz processor.
    Nick, Aug 6, 2007
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    Andy [YaYa] Guest

    Just because EA's README file doesn't list the video card as "Supported"
    does not mean it won't work with the game. If you have problems with an
    unsupported card you're on your own to get it running.

    In your case the VIA Chrome9 is fairly weak, but the problem you describe is
    the video card drivers not correctly interupting instructions from the game
    and DirectX. Updating the driver for the card could help.

    The driver here was released 7/12/2007, download the file (where it says
    "Click here to begin free download"), run the file that gets downloaded and
    follow the prompts. Reboot if it tells you too and try Sims 2 again.

    If it STILL gives you the same problem then the game may not like the card.
    Check for game updates for your version of Sims 2.
    Occasionally a game update will also address graphic issues.

    Don't listen to all these guys that say your computer sucks, most computers
    today will run most games, espically a game thats 2-3 years old like Sims 2,
    Unfortunatly some require a little updating before they'll work correctly.

    Can't stand people that say, "You're computer isn't good enough" when it is
    good enough, but just may have hardware that the game wasn't originally
    intended for. Doesn't mean the game won't work, just gotta work it a bit.

    Andy [YaYa], Aug 6, 2007
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