If you're running on UC, I'm not sure if there's a special custom no-CD for that. So maybe you should still try the M&G version in that case. Just rename the existing .exe to something else, and put the no-CD version in its place.
Hey, it just may be related to the graphics issue... just be patient until @celebkiriedhel has recovered from her illness. She'll help you as soon as she can. In the meantime, just go do a different game for a while. Because frantically going around trying a million fixes that don't help, is likely to only make it worse.
Yes I do. I still can't get the Nvidia card recognized without the error "Direct 3D error E_INVALIDARG" I have an Nvidia 840M.
I have tried being an admin, compatibility mode, and getting rid of securom. I've tried a lot that others have seemed to with no change.
I got it to work once, and not since. I think I made the mistake of setting the smooth edges to high and now I can't get it back to low, but I'm not sure if that is it or not. I know others with my card have had issues, but it's all over the place so yeah it's hard to tell all that they've done and such.
Right - it is easy enough to be done. I've just checked it in my game, and it works - so it will work for you.
In your Game Folders in your My documents folder - there is a folder called Config
It had a few files in there - you want to change userProps.xml
Open it up with Notepad - to do that you'll need to use the 'open with...' option. I have notepad++ and used that.
The third line down is:
<AnyUint32 key="antialiasingQuality" type="0xeb61e4f7">0</AnyUint32>
Change the bolded number to 0 and save. Going back into the game, you'll have anti-alias set to lowest.
The thing that will be interesting is to find out at what point the game gets the error. 0 is smooth off, 8 is smooth max. I'd be interested to find out if it crashes for non-zero numbers, or for only 8. If you're willing to test that for me?
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.