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#1 Old 21st Apr 2008 at 1:05 AM

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Default No vaild codec! Help!


Okay, I'm trying to make a sims2 video. Now when I press video this thing pops up and says no vaild codec found it will not switch to uncompressed yada yada. I've searched and found what codec I should use. It said On2 VP6.1. I tried to change it. I changed it and it didn't make any difference! Can someone please help me?

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#2 Old 21st Apr 2008 at 12:01 PM
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#3 Old 22nd Apr 2008 at 2:53 PM
The VP6 codec is included with the game, so it should work just fine. How exactly did you try to change the codec? The ini file which tells the game which codec to use is located in My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\ config, it is called ConfigVideoCapture.ini. You can cause the game to generate a clean copy by removing the entire Config folder and then running the game (save your old one if you have any modified config files or a userstartup.cheat file though). If this doesn't work then try changing the preferred codec in ConfigVideoCapture.ini to one you know you do have on your system- I've never tried this so I can't be more specific! Alternatively, try replacing your VP6 codec with the one from your Sims2 basegame install disc- it should be in a folder called VP6, a file called vp6vfw.dll (I have the CD version of the basegame and it is on my Disc 1). It goes in Windows/ System32- you can just let it overwrite the existing file.

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