Lost with Direct 9.0x :(
#1 25-09-2019 
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I am lost. I have Win 10 on a brand new laptop and I'm beginning to think this is never going to work. I have changes the video card rules to include my device and tried to change the texture fix for the graphic rules but it ends up not showing my device info on the CONFIG -LOG.TXT when i replaced it with the recommended Video card file, so i tried writing my own on the original file.

I put the original files back and tried again and still Direct 9.0x.

Any other advice before I give up all together?

This is the log without the texture fix, only the video card added.

Attached File(s)
.txt  DESKTOP-FL3PLTM-config-log.txt (Size: 9.58 KB / Downloads: 35)

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#2 26-09-2019 
It's not going to work. TS2=Too old
Win10/New video=Too new.

It was bound to happen.
Read This:
http://www.leefish.nl/mybb/showthread.php?tid=8788

You need to get yourself an older computer that runs Win7, or Win8.1Pro.

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#3 26-09-2019 
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(26-09-2019 01:17 AM)Kunder Wrote:  It's not going to work. TS2=Too old
Win10/New video=Too new.

It was bound to happen.
Read This:
http://www.leefish.nl/mybb/showthread.php?tid=8788

You need to get yourself an older computer that runs Win7, or Win8.1Pro.


I got out my old Lenovo with XP and keep getting an error that says

"The procedure entry point GetLogicalProcessorInformation could not located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll"

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#4 26-09-2019 
What model is your ThinkPad?

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#5 26-09-2019 
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[Image: IMG-20190926-083755.jpg]

I think it needs service pack 3.

Lenovo t7500
Windows xp professional

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#6 26-09-2019 
Oh, Okay, Is it a T61? Look on the display bezel. Bottom RH side. T7500 is the CPU designation.
Does it have dedicated graphics? You have to look in Device Manager, under "Display Adapters"... What does it say?
(This post was last modified: 26-09-2019 06:58 PM by Kunder.)

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#7 27-09-2019 
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(26-09-2019 06:41 PM)Kunder Wrote:  Oh, Okay, Is it a T61? Look on the display bezel. Bottom RH side. T7500 is the CPU designation.
Does it have dedicated graphics? You have to look in Device Manager, under "Display Adapters"... What does it say?
Yes it is a T61. It has a NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M

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#8 27-09-2019 
This is a good thing! The T61 is a good computer, and with 128mb of GDDR3 video ram (512gb shared), The Sims 2 should run ok, but you need to upgrade the O/S to Win7, A SSD should be an upgrade you need to consider also. There are thousands, and thousands of people who LOVE this machine, and will pay premium price, for a good example. They buy them, they restore, and upgrade them for more modern usability. The T61, is one of the best ThinkPads ever produced!

Here's a good page on your T61 specs:

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:T61

Here are all your Win7 drivers from Lenovo's EOL page:

https://download.lenovo.com/eol/

Type: "Laptops and tablets"
Series: "ThinkPad T series"
Subseries: "T61"

Then....

Category: "all"
Operating System: "Windows 7"


I would try Win7 Home Premium x64 first. You'll also need to make a bootable, USB stick.

Also, your laptop uses DDR2-5300 ram, SOME used DDR3, so try with your existing ram FIRST. You may be running TS2 just fine, with 4gb/RAM.

You can pull a ram stick from the computer, and look at it to know for sure. Do this, and I can advise you further.
(This post was last modified: 27-09-2019 03:05 PM by Kunder.)

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#9 27-09-2019 
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(27-09-2019 02:29 PM)Kunder Wrote:  This is a good thing! The T61 is a good computer, and with 128mb of GDDR3 video ram (512gb shared), The Sims 2 should run ok, but you need to upgrade the O/S to Win7, A SSD should be an upgrade you need to consider also. There are thousands, and thousands of people who LOVE this machine, and will pay premium price, for a good example. They buy them, they restore, and upgrade them for more modern usability. The T61, is one of the best ThinkPads ever produced!

Here's a good page on your T61 specs:

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:T61

Here are all your Win7 drivers from Lenovo's EOL page:

https://download.lenovo.com/eol/

I would try Win7 Home Premium x64 first. You'll also need to make a bootable, USB stick.

Also, your laptop uses DDR2-5300 ram, SOME used DDR3, so try with your existing ram FIRST. You may be running TS2 just fine, with 4gb/RAM.

You can pull a ram stick from the computer, and look at it to know for sure. Do this, and I can advise you further.


I will get my IT husband on it. Wink

I planned on adding upgrading the drive already so... it shouldnt be too hard.

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#10 27-09-2019 
Good Luck, Happy Hunting! Smile

You might want to try looking over Reddit r/Thinkpad. They're very helpful!

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