The Sims 2 Graphics Error - Driver


R

Ryannz

Hi there,

I am having a major problem with my display driver when playing The Sims 2
Apartment Life.

After 5 or so mins of playing, or using particular building tools, the game
crashes and returns me to the desktop, which is now 16 colours, 640x480 -
screenshot: http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/5553/screenerrorps3.jpg

I had a similar problem with Vista, but it was much more manageable -
happened a lot less frequently, and the game didnt crash - just flickered a
few times and come back.

I have downloaded the latest drivers, but this hasnt helped. Also, ive
forced T&L to software, to no avail (is now back to hardware)

Specs:

Computer:
Computer Type ACPI Multiprocessor
PC (Mobile)
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP
Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.11 (IE 7.0)
DirectX 4.09.00.0904
(DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name RYAN-NOTEBOOK
User Name Ryan
Logon Domain RYAN-NOTEBOOK
Date / Time 2008-12-01 / 01:35

Motherboard:
CPU Type Mobile DualCore
Intel Core 2 Duo T7250, 1982 MHz (10 x 198)
Motherboard Name Hewlett-Packard
Compaq Presario A900 Notebook PC
Motherboard Chipset Intel Crestline-GM
GM965
System Memory 2037 MB (DDR2-667
DDR2 SDRAM)
DIMM1: Samsung M4 70T2953EZ3-CE6 1 GB DDR2-667 DDR2
SDRAM (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz) (3-3-3-9 @ 200 MHz)
DIMM3: Samsung M4 70T2953EZ3-CE6 1 GB DDR2-667 DDR2
SDRAM (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz) (3-3-3-9 @ 200 MHz)
BIOS Type Insyde (09/25/08)

Display:
Video Adapter Mobile Intel(R) 965
Express Chipset Family (384 MB)
Video Adapter Mobile Intel(R) 965
Express Chipset Family (384 MB)
3D Accelerator Intel GMA X3100

Hardware Driver igxprd32.dll (6.14.10.5002)
 
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R

Ryannz

Forgot to mention that apart from this glitch, the game runs like a dream
(the problem seems to not be constant - some days it does it every time,
sometimes i dont see it happen for weeks...
 
J

Joe

problem for Sims 2 can't play at computers with integrated graphics
cards

Works on my notebook with an Integrated Graphics card. Try updating your
video card drivers, Don't know what card you're using, but usually it means
going to intel.com, nvidia.com or ati.amd.com, identifying your video card,
and downloading the newest drivers for that card.

Good luck,
 
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