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Direct X compatibility issue with new graphics card

I am getting this error code when I start "SIMS 2 Seasons" expansion pack on windows XP.

"Failed to find any DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics adapters in this system! Please make sure you have a DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics adapter and have installed the latest drivers provided by the manufacturer. The application will now terminate."

I just bought this 3D Graphics card tonight new in the box from a store.

The most I know about it is this:

Pine 3D Phantom XP8200 (agp 8x) xabre 400
it has 128mb ddr memory and tv-out with dvi.

It should be a helluva card but the included disk only had DirectX 8.1 and my computer is running DirectX 9.0c

anyone know if three is an updated driver for this hardware (direct x says i am using this one: sisgrv.dll version 6.13.0010.3050 )

I just want to get my niece's Sims expansion pack up and running.

(yes my motherboard supports 8x AGP in case you were going to ask that)

PLEASE HELP!

thanks...Tom

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Try reinstalling dx9c by either going into the games disk folder and finding the installation or getting a diffrent game with dx9c and installing it out of the folder

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Hi tom2badcat, the SIMS game is very picky when it comes to graphics cards. If you look on the SIMS box you'll find their recomended graphics card list. The video card you bought is a low end 8x AGP card. You can try downloading & installing directx 9.0c from microsoft. Click on this link;
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9226a611-62fe-4f61-aba1-914185249413&displaylang=en
If directx 9.0c still fails to install the graphics card is at fault & you should return it. Listed below is a link. The link provides a couple 8x AGP graphics cards that will run both directx 9.0c & the SIMS expansion pack 2. (The graphic cards shown all use faster memory).
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