Windows 10 Graphics Problems - Ultimate Collection
#1 06-01-2016 
How to fix your Sims2 graphics for Windows 10 using the Sims2 ultimate collection

NOTE: IF YOU HAVE THE CDs/DVDs AND WINDOWS 10 - GO HERE

PROBLEMS:
  • Game is in low resolution - Smooth is off, and screen size is limited to 800x600.
  • Game does not start and has a message 'ACCESS VIOLATION' on a vanilla game.
  • Game does not start and has a message 'DirectX' message on a vanilla game.

The New Windows 10 Update has stuffed up the texture memory and can cause crashing because of the video card.



SOLUTION:

WHERE TO INSTALL FIXES:
In the Program folders:

\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Config\
\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\CsConfig\
MUST BE INSTALLED IN BOTH FOLDERS

You need the graphics card with the texture memory fix and the video cards.sgr updated

GRAPHIC RULES Fix

INTEL CARD
How much CPU memory do you have?
Less than 3000 MHz?

Download Graphic Rules - INTEL - Medium Memory - Texture Fix
3000 MHZ or more?
Download Graphics Rules - INTEL - Texture Fix

NVidia CARD
Download Graphic Rules-NVIDIA-Texture Fix

RADEON CARD
Download Graphic Rules - RADEON - Texture Fix



VIDEO CARDS FIX

STEP 1. Open up \My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Logs\ your <computername>-config-log.txt

=== Graphics device info ===
Number: 0
Name (driver): Intel® HD Graphics Family
Name (database): Intel® HD Graphics Family <<NOT FOUND IN DATABASE!>> - IF you have this message you need the fix.
Vendor: Intel
Chipset: Vendor: 8086, Device: 0a16, Board: 397817aa, Chipset: 000b - Look for the Video Card fix that includes this number

STEP 2. Choose a Video Card Download

Note: If your card is not here, you can go here and make your own, or open up a thread and I will make it for you.

Video Cards.sgr - INTEL - 0f31
Video Cards.sgr - INTEL - 0a16
Video Cards.sgr - INTEL - 0106
Video Cards.sgr - INTEL - 0116
Video Cards.sgr - INTEL - 0126
Video Cards.sgr - INTEL - 0166
Video Cards.sgr - INTEL - 0412
Video Cards.sgr - INTEL - 0416
Video Cards.sgr - INTEL - 1616

Video Cards.sgr - NVIDIA - 0425
Video Cards.sgr - NVIDIA - 0fe4
Video Cards.sgr - NVIDIA - 1187
Video Cards.sgr - NVIDIA - 820M
Video Cards.sgr - NVIDIA - 1341
Video Cards.sgr - NVIDIA - 13c2
Video Cards.sgr - NVIDIA - 1391
Video Cards.sgr - NVIDIA - 1392
Video Cards.sgr - NVIDIA - 13d7

Video Cards.sgr - RADEON - 099b
Video Cards.sgr - RADEON - 9200
Video Cards.sgr - RADEON - 9851
Video Cards.sgr - RADEON - 9908

STEP 3. Unzip downloads in folder
\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Config\
\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\CsConfig\
MUST BE INSTALLED IN BOTH FOLDERS
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