Jun. 30th, 2011

Argh!

Jun. 30th, 2011 11:39 pm
doronjosima: (omfg)
Well, I did a full reinstall of my game, backed up all my neighborhoods and CC and whatnot, and started over with a fresh install. I actually did this at the end of May, but wasn't able to get a chance to actually *play* my game until today (I ended up having to stay home sick from work due to a stomach bug, and could finally sleep no longer...)

I played the Eighties for a while, and was able to keep the game running for a good three hours before, yep, you guessed it, the game crashed with the charming D3DERR_NOTAVAILABLE error message. Now, I talked to a tech friend of mine who helps maintain my PC for me, and he was completely baffled by that error message. Because, if DirectX wasn't installed, I wouldn't be able to do *anything* that requires graphics on my PC. No video, no WoW, not even web browsing. It must just be a piece of weirdness peculiar to the Sims 2, where it gets confused and can't find what it needs. (My memory is all new, my motherboard is brand new, my video card is brand new, all drivers are up to date. And yet, the game did this on my old hardware as well. Irksome thing.)

At any rate, I got some screenshots of the Eighties before the crash, but joy of joys, I forgot to set the in-game camera to the highest resolution (forgot entirely in my excitement to be able to play, finally, after months of NO!SIMS!), so the newest batch of screenshots are all tiny and look absolutely godawful. (I accidentally typed "screenshits" there first, which is appropriate.) I cannot win for losing, it seems.

At any rate, I'll try to do some updates with my half okay/half terribad screenies when I get some free time. Which may be a while yet, what with work and life getting in the way so much. Feh.

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