Failed to find compatible DirectX & changing in-game screen resolution in The Sims 2 - fix.

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Failed to find compatible DirectX & changing in-game screen resolution in The Sims 2 - fix.

Post by Jadeskyee on Tue 29 Dec 2015, 20:33

Sure, I don't remember where I got the tutorial from but I had screenshots of my graphics rules.sgr from my previous installation.  I'm going to copy and paste the text I found saved in my backups, these are the changes I made and my game worked.  My tv's resolution is 1920x1080, everyone's resolution might be different.  I also had to start the game in windowed mode first, choose my resolution then I was able to play full screen.  My smooth edges were greyed out as well.

SCREEN RESOLUTION
STEP 1 – In order to change the resolution for your game you will need to locate GraphicRules.sgr in C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Mansion and Garden Stuff\TSData\Res\Config (Your latest expansion)

BACK UP this file somewhere safe! Either to a USB stick or in My Documents!!
 

STEP 2 – Open GraphicRules.sgr. (If it asks you to select a program to open it with select NotePad)

The first thing that you are going to want to do is “tell” the game to allow you to use higher settings. The Sims 2 often forces the game to play in only low settings if it can’t recognize a graphics card, which will be almost everyone now due to the newer cards since The Sims 2 Mansion & Garden first released.

 

STEP 3 – Near the top of this file you will find the following lines: “seti Low 1? “seti Medium 2? and “seti High 3?. These tell the game which default mode to start in and in some cases it will prevent you from changing options in the game. Change “seti Low 1? and “seti Medium 2? to “seti Low 3? “seti Medium 3?. This will tell the game to use the “high” settings within this file.


STEP 4 – Press Ctrl+F to open the Find box and enter this line in (without any spaces and quotes) “ScreenModeResolution” then click Find Next.  This section is what allows your game to play in different resolutions. Depending on your monitor resolution you may want to have different settings. I play on a 1080×1920 monitor so the settings I am demonstrating are based on that, if you have higher or lower resolutions sizes, adjust it to your own settings. From here you will want to edit “uintProp maxResWidth” and “uintProp maxResHeight”. These two options are what tells the game which resolution mode to play in.

STEP 5 – Edit “uintProp maxResWidth” to 1920 and “uintProp maxResHeight” to 1080 in all four sections.  That’s all you need to do in this file! Hit Save and exit the file then open the game up. Once you have entered a Neighborhood go to the Options then Graphics/Performance Options, from there you can choose your resolution.







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Re: Failed to find compatible DirectX & changing in-game screen resolution in The Sims 2 - fix.

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Tue 29 Dec 2015, 20:40

//SPLIT & MOVED


Hello,

Thank you so much for sharing this (I also added the 'warning' at the end of the post). Very Happy  And as with many other similar fixes for The Sims 2, this can be also applied to the "Sims Stories"-games, too.

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Re: Failed to find compatible DirectX & changing in-game screen resolution in The Sims 2 - fix.

Post by Adwomin on Wed 30 Dec 2015, 00:08

Thanks for sharing, Jadeskyee!

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Re: Failed to find compatible DirectX & changing in-game screen resolution in The Sims 2 - fix.

Post by Jadeskyee on Wed 30 Dec 2015, 00:40

You're welcome.





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