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23rd Jul 2008, 02:39 PM
I've got vista, managed to install Sims 2 and Sims Pets without any problems, it starts and everything, but then it stops without any warning. It does it mostly when I edit the sims.
I've downloaded the Patches and when I change the compatibility mode to XP, it doesn't find the dvd in the drive.
Can anyone help me?
Thanks in advance!
23rd Jul 2008, 06:55 PM
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24th Jul 2008, 03:36 PM
Time of this report: 7/24/2008, 16:32:02
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.080425-1930)
Language: German (Regional Setting: German)
System Manufacturer: Acer, inc.
System Model: Aspire 5920
BIOS: ZD1 v1.3710 3G10
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7300 @ 2.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
Memory: 3062MB RAM
Page File: 2109MB used, 4218MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 10
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 6.00.6001.18000 32bit Unicode
Card name: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A02&SUBSYS_01211025&REV_03
Display Memory: 358 MB
Dedicated Memory: 0 MB
Shared Memory: 358 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 800 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Monitor PnP Genérico
Driver Name: igdumd32.dll
Driver Version: 7.14.0010.1409 (English)
DDI Version: 9Ex
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 1/2/2008 17:48:34, 2580480 bytes
Description: Altifalantes (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
24th Jul 2008, 03:59 PM
Your laptop does not meet minimum requirements to play the game. You do not have a dedicated graphics card. With an integrated video chipset a 2.4ghz processor is required at minimum. Additionally Acers are notoriously unstable and tend to have overheating problems. I had one much stronger than yours and never could get the game to play, for these reasons.
I really recommend not trying to play the game on that laptop as you could end up ruining it. If you insist on trying anyway then you need to monitor your temps very carefully using a program such as this (http://www.cpuid.com/hwmonitor.php) one. You can leave it running while you do other tasks (such as play TS2) and it will record the maximum temperature various hardware is reaching. In order to try to keep your notebook as cool as possible you can try elevating it on some wire cookie racks or buy a notebook cooler. Otherwise always leave your notebook on a hard flat surface with all four feet touching. Do not put it on soft surface such as your chair, couch, bed, or even your lap can block vents and keep it from keeping cool enough.
Short of all this here are some other things to try:
- Update drivers
- Close all unnecessary programs while trying to play (anti virus, messengers, web browsers, etc) and use msconfig to help clean out unnecessary processes: http://modthesims2.com/showpost.php?p=1969345&postcount=21
- Turn down in game settings and turn off extras like reflections
-Remove any custom content
- Uninstall your expansions and just play with the base game
This is a good Vista tweak guide: http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=166532
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