[thechat] dumb PC question from a Mac user

Erika ekm at seastorm.com
Sun Sep 23 13:02:45 CDT 2007

Thanks, y'all... we decided to buy the game and try it, and it works... 
we are playing it at a relatively low res but it's still quite fine...

& what a weird game...

man, I remember when "pong" was new and cool....



William Anderson wrote:
> Elfur Logadóttir wrote:
>> The short version:
>> Start > control panel > system > device manager > look under display adapter
> Or the short, short version: right-click on a blank part of the desktop
> (i.e. not on an icon), click Properties, click Settings.
> Example, my main PC says "Display: 1. Dell 2007WFP (Digital) on NVIDIA
> GeForce 7600 GS", so I have a GeForce 7600GS video card hooked up to a
> 20" LCD.
> Note that PCs (like Macs) have two kinds of video card: an actual
> expansion card, which plugs into a slot on the motherboard (current
> types are AGP and PCI Express), or is a bunch of chips soldered to the
> motherboard.
> If the machine is a year old or less, it should be fine for playing any
> of The Sims games: the important part for games of that level is usually
> the operating system.  Windows XP SP2 or newer, and updated with all the
> latest goodies from Windows Update.  That should ensure the latest
> version of DirectX (the Microsoft 2D/3D graphics API) is installed.
> If the machine is more than a year old, it *may* be OK; any more than
> 2-3 years old, possibly not in the respect that the game will likely run
> and install, but play very slowly and jerkily.  Get someone with PC
> savvy to check it out :)
> HTH.
> -n
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