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Jagged_Little_Pill
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Posted - 12/08/2007 :  02:37:27  Show Profile  Visit Jagged_Little_Pill's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi! Well i guess i should explain my issue and im only asking because im desperate ive googled, looked in forums, ive looked in many places.

I have an issue with playing expansion packs of the "Sims 2" that were released after "Open for Business" expansion pack.

I have the issue of flashing red walls i think thats because my graphics card is not transform & lighting. Also i realize that i should get a new video card and when im old enough to get a job i will haha But i dont play many games only the sims 2 really.

Anyways the point is can i use 3D-Analyze to run the new-er expansions of the sims 2, to prevent the red flashing walls and textures?

and if it is possible what do i do? PLEASE help me haha



Here are the specs:

Graphics Card:
Name : VIA/S3G Unichrome Pro IGP
Manufacturer : VIA/S3G
Chip Type : VIA/S3G Unichrome Pro IGP
DAC Type : Internal
Approx Total Memory : 32.0 MB

System:
Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP home edition (5.1, Build 2600)
System Manufacturer : MICRO STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD
System Model :MS-7211
BIOS : Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor : Intel (R) Celeron (R) CPU 2.80Ghz
Memory : 734mb RAM
Page File : 380 mb used, 825mb available
Direct x version : Direct x 9.0c (4.09.0000,0904)

skinnie
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Posted - 12/08/2007 :  03:49:44  Show Profile  Visit skinnie's Homepage  Click to see skinnie's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
have you tried to update first the drivers and the bios?
I guess you can grab them @viaarena

MSI KT3/Athlon XP 2400+/2x256Mb OCZ BH5/3dfx Voodoo 3 3000 AGP
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Jagged_Little_Pill
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Russia
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Posted - 29/09/2007 :  22:39:57  Show Profile  Visit Jagged_Little_Pill's Homepage  Reply with Quote
oh i do have the latest drivers for that card =[

but i would really like to know if its possible to emulate a better video card with 3D Analyze
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Nightbird
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Posted - 02/10/2007 :  00:24:01  Show Profile  Visit Nightbird's Homepage  Send Nightbird a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Are you tmay_99 ?

edit :
What are the system requirements ?

Ehm, some Sims2 expansion packs (like Nightlife) support T&L and non-T&L capable video cards but also only "some" video cards (Ati, Nvidia, Intel Extreme).
I wonder if the problem is that S3 is unsupported. (?)

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Jagged_Little_Pill
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Posted - 03/10/2007 :  04:50:06  Show Profile  Visit Jagged_Little_Pill's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Well ive done research and the card isnt supported...but i don't have any money for a new one yet

Hence why i asked if i could use 3d-analyze to emulate a better graphics card

Also i checked on http://www.sims2wiki.info/ for help, and it said that if your card isnt supported you need at least a 2.4 GHZ processor but mine is 2.8 GHZ...

Hmm i guess that ill just have to get a new graphics card....eventually haha
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Jagged_Little_Pill
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Posted - 03/10/2007 :  04:52:38  Show Profile  Visit Jagged_Little_Pill's Homepage  Reply with Quote
oh and no im not tmay_99 lmao

its just a common issues
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Nightbird
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Posted - 04/10/2007 :  23:32:27  Show Profile  Visit Nightbird's Homepage  Send Nightbird a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Ok, i read that
quote:
Red Flashing Walls
Flashing red walls after installing a Stuff Pack or Expansion Pack

Many users have reported that walls, floors, and foundations flash red after installing one of the stuff packs or expansion packs (Glamour Life Stuff, Family Fun Stuff, or Pets). This is due to increased system requirements as new packs are released. This issue is more common with stuff packs, where the requirements are more precise, and less graphics cards are supported, but also happens with expansion packs with lower-end/unsupported graphics cards.

If you install a new pack and you have an unsupported graphics card, you will experience flashing red walls.


edit : 3DAnalyzer can emulate T&L
Try this link, please

And tell us if you have in the game, any config. file where you can read the supported gfx cards.

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Jagged_Little_Pill
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Russia
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Posted - 08/10/2007 :  17:04:22  Show Profile  Visit Jagged_Little_Pill's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Oh i downloaded 3D-Analyze and well...it doesnt really do anything

I don't mean to sound rude about it but i followed all the instructions given for it

I also tried just the to just emulate TnL but it does not start the sims 2 or anything other expansion...

It starts other games like World of Warcraft

Hmm maybe i should reinstall the sims 2 =[
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Nightbird
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Posted - 10/10/2007 :  08:06:48  Show Profile  Visit Nightbird's Homepage  Send Nightbird a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Did you try to fill the text boxes VendorID and DeviceID too and then to emulate TnL ?



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