I had a nice long post typed out but the board ate it :mad: so I’ll type it again and hope I don’t miss anything.
My friend is trying to get the sims 2 body shop to work on her computer, she only had an onboard video card so she went and bought a GeForce fx 5200 to run it. With that card she has an Athlon 1700, 512mb of ram and is running winXP home. I’m not sure what motherboard, but under device manager/system it says sis730 (ie. sis730 Host CPU bridge, SiS PCI to ISA bridge etc.)
Anyway, when she trys to run it, the screen is all tinted red and flickering and the graphics are distorted. when she forces software rendering it works but the sims are missing. The card works for windows just fine and the only other game she plays is sims 1 which also works. she says her friend has the same card and can run the program just fine.
She has tried everything here and all I could come up with googling is this which seems to be the same problem (red color, font changed, not very clear) but dosen’t seem to have had a solution. She has also downloaded new drivers for pretty much everything (besides the motherboard).
I’m pretty much all out of ideas, so if anyone has had this problem before or has something else to try that might help I could use the help!