TS2 UC only runs on integrated graphics
The problem with manually editing the graphic rules, is that you need to know exactly what to do. Unfortunately, you've really only dealt with one half of the problem with your edit.
Now, if you just want to use the NVidia card with your game - I can provide you with the fix for that.
Step 1: Correct Graphic Rules and Video Cards.sgr
Download 'Graphic Rules - Nvidia - Texture Fix - Max 1920x1080
Download Video Cards.sgr - Nvidia - 139b
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
Step 2: Set the program to run as admin and change compatibility.
Go to -
\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSBin\Sims2EP9.exe
Right Click on it - and select 'Troubleshoot Compatibility' - that will set the compatibility to something better.
Change the settings for all users, and select run as admin.
Step 3: Run the game
Go into Graphics/Performance Options, and set Smooth Edges to max.
If you have any problem with any of these steps, come back and let me know.
I did get the game to run last night (before I saw your reply) by running the Graphics Rules Maker (which I know now not to use) and then manually removing Securom. However, opening the game through the normal .exe causes Securom to reinstall, and I can't get the game to run through an alternate (no-cd) .exe as I have seen others describe on this forum. I'm still tinkering around and hope I can find a solution.
Edited to add that out of frustration, I uninstalled and reinstalled the Ultimate Collection through Origin. No luck. I then uninstalled the Ultimate Collection, cleaned the registry, and installed the complete Sims 2 CD collection. Same problem! It loaded fine the first time I ran the game (using the NVidia card with the graphics fixes in the correct folders), but after exiting and restarting, my game still freezes at the "over-waxing banisters" line of the loading screen. When I run the game with Intel graphics, it loads all the way.
Swap it back to Intel. Go into the game, then post up the new config-log.txt - I can give you a video card and graphics rules that will make the Intel have smooth edgges.
Before you post requesting help
Information we need
-config-log.txt from the Logs folder in the My Documents\EA\The Sims2\ Click "full editor" below to attach a text file.
- Your operating System.
- What the problem actually is - that will be a picture to show the problem (optional), and accompanying text files that turn up (optional), and a detailed description of what happened, and what you expected to happen.