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Advice Seeker1315

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    Greenhorn

    Sims Makin' Magic Issues Running
    « on: April 09, 2009, 07:47:04 AM »
    Okay. I'm having trouble with my Sims:Makin' Magic
    Everytime I start up the game
    It runs for a minute then just closes
    Everrrryytime
    I tried adding  -w to the shortcut
    but that didn't work, I tried the other option on the site (Disabling APG)
    but I can't for some reason
    and the only program they have for download to help is for Windows 98
    and doesn't have a version for Windows XP
    So..I'm stuck.
    If anyone has any idea what I should do please tell me!!!

    Also I just had my computer re-formatted recently
    I thought whatever was interfering with the game would be gone
    but I guess not

    P.S. I'm not really a computer savvy person so you might need to explain things a bit

    *Update*

    Okay, I changed my screen resolution to 800x600
    and the color quality to highest 32 bit resolution
    then I added  -nodx6 -skip_verify -skip_intro -w
    to the Sims shortcut but still didn't work.
    I downloaded the ivi_fix.zip
    still nothing
    I added -nosound to the shortcut
    still nothing

    For detailed explanations message me
    « Last Edit: April 10, 2009, 05:42:18 PM by Advice Seeker1315 »

    iamyourmom



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      Re: Sims Makin' Magic Issues Running
      « Reply #1 on: April 09, 2009, 09:13:23 PM »
       This perhaps is a hardware issue. Can you post your hardware specs on?
      Please do not call your computer stupid when it breaks or lags. Computers can only do what they are programmed to. and thus, often it is the user that is stupid. GET MY DRIFT?

      Advice Seeker1315

        Topic Starter


        Greenhorn

        Re: Sims Makin' Magic Issues Running
        « Reply #2 on: April 10, 2009, 03:52:40 PM »
        I don't think that's the issue
        I had it running perfectly fine for along time
        like a year or more i believe so
        but then just one day it started doing that
        I uninstalled it and then reinstalled it but that didn't work
        Ever since it randomly shut off on me it's been doing that
        I had my pc reformatted and it worked for like half an hour
        then it just froze so i had close it now it's back to doing the same thing
        opening then closing a minute later
        Any ideas?

        Advice Seeker1315

          Topic Starter


          Greenhorn

          Re: Sims Makin' Magic Issues Running
          « Reply #3 on: April 10, 2009, 04:44:52 PM »
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          System Information
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          Time of this report: 4/10/2009, 15:30:41
                 Machine name: MONSTRO
             Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.080814-1236)
                     Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
          System Manufacturer: Compaq Presario 061
                 System Model: ED865AA-ABA SR1610NX NA540
                         BIOS: Phoenix - Award BIOS v6.00PG
                    Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3200+,  MMX,  3DNow, ~1.8GHz
                       Memory: 702MB RAM
                    Page File: 777MB used, 940MB available
                  Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
              DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
          DX Setup Parameters: Not found
               DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

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          Display Devices
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                  Card name:
               Manufacturer:
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                 Device Key: Enum\
             Display Memory: n/a
               Current Mode: 800 x 600 (32 bit) (1Hz)
                    Monitor:
            Monitor Max Res:
                Driver Name: vga.dll
             Driver Version: 5.01.2600.0000 (English)
                DDI Version: unknown
          Driver Attributes: Final Retail
           Driver Date/Size: 8/23/2001 05:00:00, 9344 bytes
                WHQL Logo'd: Yes
            WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
                        VDD: n/a
                   Mini VDD: vga.sys
              Mini VDD Date: 4/13/2008 15:14:42, 20992 bytes
          Device Identifier: {D7B70EE0-4340-11CF-B063-282AAEC2C835}
                  Vendor ID: 0x0000
                  Device ID: 0x0000
                  SubSys ID: 0x00000000
                Revision ID: 0x0000
                Revision ID: 0x0000
                Video Accel:
           Deinterlace Caps: n/a
                   Registry: OK
               DDraw Status: Not Available
                 D3D Status: Not Available
                 AGP Status: Not Available
          DDraw Test Result: Not run
           D3D7 Test Result: Not run
           D3D8 Test Result: Not run
           D3D9 Test Result: Not run


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          PS/2 Devices
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          + Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
          | Matching Device ID: *pnp0303
          | Service: i8042prt
          | Driver: i8042prt.sys, 4/13/2008 15:48:02, 52480 bytes
          | Driver: kbdclass.sys, 4/13/2008 15:09:48, 24576 bytes
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          + Terminal Server Keyboard Driver
          | Matching Device ID: root\rdp_kbd
          | Upper Filters: kbdclass
          | Service: TermDD
          | Driver: termdd.sys, 4/14/2008 06:43:22, 40840 bytes
          | Driver: kbdclass.sys, 4/13/2008 15:09:48, 24576 bytes
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          + PS/2 Compatible Mouse
          | Matching Device ID: *pnp0f13
          | Service: i8042prt
          | Driver: i8042prt.sys, 4/13/2008 15:48:02, 52480 bytes
          | Driver: mouclass.sys, 4/13/2008 20:51:44, 23040 bytes
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          + Terminal Server Mouse Driver
          | Matching Device ID: root\rdp_mou
          | Upper Filters: mouclass
          | Service: TermDD
          | Driver: termdd.sys, 4/14/2008 06:43:22, 40840 bytes
          | Driver: mouclass.sys, 4/13/2008 20:51:44, 23040 bytes

          squall_01



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            Re: Sims Makin' Magic Issues Running
            « Reply #4 on: April 10, 2009, 05:13:42 PM »
            Do you add anything to the game?  Like downloads?  I had the same issue and noticed that it was a bad file.
            Windows 7 RC Tester.  Working on it.  Your monitor says etchasketch on the side!

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            Advice Seeker1315

              Topic Starter


              Greenhorn

              Re: Sims Makin' Magic Issues Running
              « Reply #5 on: April 10, 2009, 05:23:58 PM »
              No, I don't download files for that reason

              squall_01



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                Re: Sims Makin' Magic Issues Running
                « Reply #6 on: April 10, 2009, 06:00:40 PM »
                maybe a file got currpted?  HAve you tried reinstalling it?  Not a fresh install but from were its at?
                Windows 7 RC Tester.  Working on it.  Your monitor says etchasketch on the side!

                If I fall who is there to pick me up now.  I stand alone but I stand as the gaurdian for whom I wish to protect.  The sound of my blade utters my name as you fall.  For I shall not move.  For those that forsake the very people are wosres