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The Sims 2 - Directx issues, please help!

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Got a new laptop, and have just got round to installing my sims 2 and expansions onto it. I know it is compatible, but whenever I try to play the game I get a message saying that I don't have directx drivers 9 or something. I have directx 11 as it is a new laptop.

I've googled this problem and there have been many issues with this. Main thing people do to solve it is uninstall directx and replace it with directx9c which lets the game work, however this was obviously on older laptops when directx wasn't integrated. So I feel a bit stuck, am I to face that I can't play the game on here?

I have checked my graphics card drivers, all up to date so it's not that.

Any help would be appreciated, as I would really like to play this game on here!
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I don't really know how to start to diagnose the problem, I need the exact error message you're receiving first. DirectX 9c can run alongside DirectX 11, try downloading this and tell me if your game works:


Good luck :)
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