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Woohooh! Take that, Murphy!

With a bit of tinkering - and the advice of the boy-next-door, well, across, but we're not splitting hairs ;) - I finally got my Sims up and running again - just in time before my subscription runs out, so now I know it's worth renewing :D

I had to throw the towel into the ring and buy a new graphics card.  Instead of going for one of those on the list provided with the game, I opted for an ATI Radeon HD 5830.  According to my 'gaming connoisseur' neighbour, that should keep me gaming for a while yet.  It looks fierce enough with all them copper pipes for sure - it barely fitted in my slim tower :D 

After every installation, things were running smoothly - until we reached Ambitions and the dreaded patch.  You guessed it - black screen, crash back to desktop - aarghhh...  I went back to the thread I started some time ago and reread the comments.  Started   with the DEP configuration and Woohooh!  Things are back up!  Phew!  Of course I had to go and buy Late Night now too :D  I have to admit it was with some trepidation I installed, did the DEP and then tried it out - but it worked - result!

So now I have lots to catch up on and new things to try out.  Let the Games begin! :D

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#1simsjeanieJan 20, 2011

Gratulations!  So glad to hear this!!! \:rah\: I know how frustrating it is when you want to do something and it just doesn't work. And good you remembered that DEP problem! I just think of having bought a new graphics card and then see the game crashing to desktop ... \:wacko\:  I'll be away in a moment - I know now you have a lot to try and reorganise and so on - but not before I hugged and kissed you! \:wub\:  Have a great with the sims again! Here, some coffee for this night to come. With the sims running again I guess it will be a short night for you. \:D

#2HadewychJan 20, 2011

Haha - I can use that coffee, thanks \:D  But I'm not going to make it too late - although it's almost 11 again :P  Loads of days will follow, filled with happy building \:\)

#3fredbrennyJan 21, 2011

\:rah\: GREAT!!!!

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