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    Technical & Graphics Issues

    ... Information on various technical and graphics related issues.

    Graphics

Windowed Mode Run the game in a window, so you can do other things while you play.
Bump Maps and Shaders What are bump maps and shaders, and why do you want to use them?
Can't Raise Game Resolution How to raise the game resolution if the option is greyed out, or if you've just installed a new EP and can't go above 800x600.
Flashing Red Walls What do you if walls and foundations in your game start flashing red after you install a new Expansion/Stuff Pack.
Graphics Cards Everything you'll ever need to know about graphics cards, graphics drivers, and associated problems.
Black Rectangles as Sim Shadows How to fix your sims' shadows being replaced with flat black rectangles.
Invisible Fish How to make fish visible in fishtanks and ponds.
Solid Blue Water How to get rid of solid blue water in neighborhood view.
Black TV/Computer Screen Information about Black TV/Computer Screens.
nVidia Blue Screen Issue What to do if your game crashes to a plain blue screen, and you have an nVidia graphics card.
Onboard/Integrated Graphics Issues How to play the game using onboard graphics without blurry textures, crashes, and damaged motherboards.

    Performance

Issues with Dual Core Processors How to fix lagging, jerkiness and crashes when using a dual core processor.
Slowness on Create-a-Sim Screen 4 If your game gets really laggy when you go to choose makeup, eyebrows, and glasses when making a sim.
Packaging a Lot Is it taking a really long time to package up a lot you've created?

    Technical Information

Backing Up How and what to back up before doing anything mildly risky to your game files, or if you're switching computers.
Changing Game Language How to change the language your game runs in.
Change Location of Downloads Folder How to change where your Downloads folder is stored.
Finding Your License Key How to find the serial key for your game if you've lost the booklet.
Patching Your Game Patching your game is something you should do whenever a new patch comes out - find out why and how here.
Problems with No-CD Cracks If you cannot place any walls, and you're using a No-CD crack...
System Checkup Some bugs, like crashing and freezing, can be caused by your computer, not the game. So here's how to take your computer to the GP, DIY style.
System Specifications How to find out about all the bits and pieces inside your computer, no screwdrivers required.
System Requirements What your computer needs to have in order to run The Sims 2 and its expansions.
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