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#1 Old 21st Feb 2008 at 3:16 AM

This user has the following games installed:

Sims 2, Nightlife, Seasons
Default Video Card not Supported
On the list of video cards that are supported by The Sims 2,

ATI RadeonTM series (7000 or better)
Radeon 7000/VE series (non-T&L; requires 2.0 GHz processor)
7200, 7500
8500, All-In-Wonder 8500
9000, 9200, 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800
X300, X600, X800


Nvidia� QuadroTM series
Quadro, Quadro2, Quadro4


Nvidia� Geforce series (GeForce2 and better)
GeForce2
GeForce3, 3 Ti
GeForce4, 4Ti, MX 420, 440
GeForce FX 5200, 5600, 5700, 5800, 5900, 5950
GeForce 6600, 6800


Intel� Extreme Graphics (non-T&L; requires 2.0 GHz processor)
82845, 82865, 82915



My Nvidia GeForce 6150 is not on there..the game runs alright now, but I am wondering why it is not supported? What does it mean to be supported?

I also cannot find out how much memory it has.

I'm running on Windows Xp, 576 MB of RAM, 1.7 Ghz , with 104 GB of space. Thank you
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#2 Old 21st Feb 2008 at 3:56 AM
To find out more details about your video card, you can go through the instructions in this faq: http://www.modthesims2.com/wiki.php...lp:System_Specs

As for what supported means, it's the list of video cards that the game was tested on by EAxis. I looked up your card and the reason why it's not listed is because it's not a standalone video card like the ones listed as being supported. It's actually an integrated video chip on your motherboard. Usually these are on laptops but can be on pre-built desktops as well. I'd recommend getting one of the supported cards and more RAM (a bump up to a full 1GB will help your gameplay immensely). If you do get a new card, then get at least a GeForce 6800, if not something from the 7000 series. There's no point in getting a card that's too old because it won't serve you well in the long run with newer EPs and other video games.

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#3 Old 21st Feb 2008 at 11:23 AM
In addition - most of the reason why integrated chips aren't supported is that, while your game may run just fine now, it probably won't do in the future. IG chips aren't designed to cope with hard work, and after a while, they tend to die a slow and ugly death. Best to get a real card before that happens.

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