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Sims 2 double deluxe frezzes

When i load sims 2 up it goes dead slow but it loads up but every time i go to create a family or half way through playing it will just freeze so i have to go onto task manger and shut it down ive been on the site 'can you run it' and it says i have all the right things on my computer to run it and says it should work perfectly on my computer . i also know its not my game because my friend installed it on her computer and it works fine. please help!!!!!!!!!!!

im at my wits end and i really wanna play the game
thanxs x

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  • Singing3 Feb 22, 2009

    I dont know why this is but my sims dub. del. wont load in all the way it gets to the main screen and then the graphics get distorted... why is that? It moves super slow too. When i first installed i played fine, but its crazy now... what should i do?

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Are you using vista?

You may need to run the game as Administrator.

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Not responding? i bought the sims2 double deluxe game, this installed fine, and when loading the game up, again this works fine, i can even play round a little bit on the game, but when trying to create...


Hi,
         Ok best thing to try, which will quickly solve your problem would be to go here

http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/referrer/srl

Then Click where it says : "Find out if you can run
that game on your PC"

Look in the drop down list and select The Sims 2 Double Deluxe PC game. Then Click on the "Can You Run it" Button.

It wiil then Scan your System & Build a detailed profile of Hardware & Software installed, and will inform you of what software or hardware is/is not compatable with the game you want to play.

I have a Pentium 4 3ghz Processor, 1GB Ram, Direct X 9.0c, Win XP SP3 installed & after running a test to see if my Machine would handle The Sims 2 Double Deluxe, it passed on all areas except Video Card. & This is what it informed me :

Video Card
Minimum: A T&L-capable video card with at least 32 MB of video RAM. ATI Radeon series 8500 or better, NVIDIA GeForce series GeForce2 GTS and better

You Have: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family (Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset)

 Video Card Features - Minimum attributes of your Video Card
 
 Video RAM: Required - 32 MB , You have - 128 MB
 Video Card 3D Acceleration: Required - Yes , You have - Yes
 Video HW Transform & Lighting: Required - Yes , You have - No

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