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by hotbab4u2k / February 22, 2005 6:04 PM PST

I got the sims two for my computer and i have windows xp and when i tried to download the sims it said that i needed to download direct x no problem except for the fact when it was downloading it stopped and a box popped up saying that it did not pass the Windows Logo Test how can i get thro that? i want to play my game im like in tears that i want to play so bad! Can someone please help me? email me at thanks so much

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Re: DirectX
by Kees Bakker / February 22, 2005 8:07 PM PST


You don't tell where you downloaded DirectX from. Possibly from the CD/DVD? Then you should contact the maker from the CD?DVD (= maker of the Sims) why they put a non-working version of DirectX on their CD/DVD. Only they would know.

But I'm rather sure the version you get from will pass the Windows Logo Test. It would be strange if it doesn't.
Note, however, that the download might require you to have a 'genuine' Windows XP. Which I assume you have, of course.

It's possible that the regular Windowsupdate also will download this same latest version of DirectX. When did you last visit Windowsupdate for the necessary security patches? There are new ones available every month (last time there were 9 or 10).

Hope this helps.


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Go back to the download site first
by Steven Haninger / February 22, 2005 8:09 PM PST

Make sure the game is being legally distributed and states it is compatible with XP. If it's an older game, the reality is it might not work. Tip...don't put your real email address in this insecure text unless you want to invite unwanted responses and have it passed around. This is an open invitation for exploit by malicious sorts. Sorry..can't offer more.

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Steven ...
by Kees Bakker / February 22, 2005 10:05 PM PST
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Ya' know, I should learn to stay out of anything
by Steven Haninger / February 23, 2005 12:36 AM PST
In reply to: Steven ...

that has to do with games. This one seemed like a generic problem that just needed a couple hints and a relook by the poster.

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This is the Error
by hotbab4u2k / February 23, 2005 2:30 PM PST


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