Can I install The Original Sims Complete Coll

June 2, 2011 at 17:54:31
Specs: Windows XP
I don't know much about computers but mine is Windows XP and it has Intel 82865G graphics controller. Is this what would be a video card? I tried installing the old "Original Sims" game and it wont install. Do I need to install a video card? The game requirements say game needs nVidia GeForce 3 OR ATi Radeon 8500 class video card. The other game requirements re: processor, RAM, Hard disc space and CD rom drive all seem to be ok.

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#1
June 2, 2011 at 18:38:02
Simply put, if the requirements state a particular video card, you must have that on your machine (whether or not other requirements are met). It would help if you could give some idea as to what your make and model of machine is; though if the machine has the Intel 82865G controller, that won't be enough for the games you mention...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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June 2, 2011 at 20:21:44

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June 3, 2011 at 01:23:01
Thankyou T-R-A ...so can I just download the stupid "video card" that is required? I am clueless. what more info do you need to know? Could it be a memory prob? I talked to some lady at target and she said "watch out for those "old games" they take alot of memory". All I know is that this "old" computer has no memory issues.

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#4
June 3, 2011 at 04:08:23
A video card is a piece of hardware that you have to install inside the machine, as well as install proper drivers so that everything works as it should. Since you don't sound like you'd be very comfortable with doing that yourself, I suggest you take the machine to a tech or repair shop to have it done, assuming you decide to install a new graphics card. Just be aware, you need first of all to make sure both your machine and pocketbook can handle such a card (they can be quite expensive at times).

And no---old games generally take up less memory and hard-drive space than new ones. In fact, your system could probably play many older (simpler) games without having to do much of anything.

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#5
June 3, 2011 at 07:43:37
The Intel 82865G is also known as Intel Extreme Graphics 2. The only thing extreme about it is it's extremely bad & extremely old. It never was any good for gaming to begin with.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-...

Use the link in response # 2. Find your game on the list, click "Can I Run It?", allow the plug-in to install (it's harmless), then you'll find where your computer is deficient. More than likely, it's the video card. As T-R-A stated, the video card is a piece of hardware that will need to be purchased & installed.


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#6
June 5, 2011 at 00:42:04
thanks so much T-R-A.... very much help.

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