SimCity Societies Installation problems Sim City Societies

Discussion in 'SimCity Legacy' started by Chyhane, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Chyhane

    Chyhane New Member

    Installation problems Sim City Societies


    I purchased a download of sim city societies from EA, downloaded it in EADM, installed it and that is as far as things have gone. The EADM has a play button, when pressed my computer just thinks a bit, nothing else happens. I copied the downloaded sim city files to a temporary folder on my desktop, clicking on sim cities societies application, this brings up a box that connects to the internet and has a play button (this doesn't come up on the desktop short cut or by clicking play on EADM), when I click this, the screen flashes a few times..thinks...then nothing it wants to start but just can't get there..I'm no computer expert..okay that may be an understatement.. I'd be very grateful if anyone has some tips, my pc is a sony vaio, I have 148 gb free disc space, have run a compatibilty check with the game and am okay, but not really sure where to go to check if I have everything I need to get this game running...Embarassing really lol. If anyone has experienced similar probs and made it through I'd be grateful for some feedback. Thanks :)
  2. swmeek

    swmeek I got your benevolent dictator pal!!

    The majority of the time compatibility checks don't mean squat as well as some of those "can you run it" websites that check your computer and tell you if it will work or not. (not trying to sound mean or anything either)
    What operating system are you running by the way?
    What we need is a dxdiag report.
    Read this and post us up a dxdiag so we can help you out.
  3. Chyhane

    Chyhane New Member

    Hi swmeek,

    Please see info below

    System Information
    Operating System: Windows Vista™ Business (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Sony Corporation
    System Model: VGN-CS35GN_B
    BIOS: Default System BIOS
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8700 @ 2.53GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.5GHz
    Memory: 2938MB RAM
    Page File: 1512MB used, 4568MB avail
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 7.00.6002.18107 32bit Unicode
    DxDiag Notes
    Display Tab 1: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 1: No problems found
    Input Tab: No problems found.
    DirectX Debug Levels
    Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
    DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
    DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
    DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)
    Display Devices
    Card name: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
    Chip type: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    DAC type: Internal
    DisplayMemory: 1341 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 128 MB
    Shared Memory: 1213 MB
    Current Mode: 1280 x 800 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor
    Driver Name: igdumdx32.dll,igd10umd32.dll
    Driver Version: 7.15.0010.1511 (English)
    DDI Version: 10
    BGRA Supported: Yes
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 1/7/2009 06:43:40, 536576 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    DDraw Status: Enabled
    D3D Status: Enabled
    AGP Status: Enabled
    Sound Devices
    Description: Speaker/HP (Realtek High Definition Audio)
    Default Sound Playback: Yes
    Default Voice Playback: Yes
    Driver Name: RTKVHDA.sys
    Driver Version: 6.00.0001.5657 (English)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    Date and Size: 9/16/2008 22:03:26, 2152088 bytes
    Other Files:
    Driver Provider: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    HW Accel Level: Basic
    Cap Flags: 0xF1F
    Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 200000
    Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0
    Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
    HW Memory: 0
    Voice Management: No
    EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
    I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
    Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm:( No
    Sound Capture Devices
    Description: Microphone (Realtek High Definition Audio)
    Default Sound Capture: Yes
    Default Voice Capture: Yes
    Driver Name: RTKVHDA.sys
    Driver Version: 6.00.0001.5657 (English)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Date and Size: 9/16/2008 22:03:26, 2152088 bytes
    Cap Flags: 0x1
    Format Flags: 0xFFFFF
    USB Devices
    USB Root Hub
    Vendor/Product ID: 0x8086, 0x2937
    Matching Device ID: usb\root_hub
    Service: usbhub
    Driver: usbhub.sys, 4/11/2009 14:43:16, 196096 bytes
    Driver: usbd.sys, 1/21/2008 12:23:28, 5888 bytes

    PS/2 Devices
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Matching Device ID: *pnp0303
    Service: i8042prt
    Driver: i8042prt.sys, 1/21/2008 12:23:44, 54784 bytes
    Driver: kbdclass.sys, 1/21/2008 12:23:48, 35384 bytes
    Terminal Server Keyboard Driver
    Matching Device ID: root\rdp_kbd
    Upper Filters: kbdclass
    Service: TermDD
    Driver: i8042prt.sys, 1/21/2008 12:23:44, 54784 bytes
    Driver: kbdclass.sys, 1/21/2008 12:23:48, 35384 bytes

    Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad
    Matching Device ID: *sny900f
    Upper Filters: SynTP
    Service: i8042prt
    Terminal Server Mouse Driver
    Matching Device ID: root\rdp_mou
    Upper Filters: mouclass
    Service: TermDD
    Driver: termdd.sys, 4/11/2009 16:32:52, 53224 bytes
    Driver: sermouse.sys, 1/21/2008 12:23:44, 19968 bytes
    Driver: mouclass.sys, 1/21/2008 12:23:44, 34360 bytes
    Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives
    Drive: C:
    Free Space: 153.5 GB
    Total Space: 226.5 GB
    File System: NTFS
    Model: TOSHIBA MK2555GSX
    Drive: G:
    Model: HUAWEI Mass Storage USB Device
    Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 6.00.6002.18005 (English), 4/11/2009 14:39:17, 67072 bytes
    System Devices
    Name: Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN
    Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\NETw5v32.sys, 12.04.0003.0009 (English), 5/28/2009 22:41:28, 4233728 bytes
    Driver: (English), 6/21/2008 03:32:32, 663552 bytes
    Driver: (English), 6/21/2008 03:33:34, 2756608 bytes
    Name: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Name: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Driver: (English), 1/7/2009 06:43:37, 2377216 bytes
    Name: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Chipset Processor to DRAM Controller - 2A40
    Name: Intel(R) ICH9 Family PCI Express Root Port 5 - 2948
    Name: Intel(R) ICH9 Family PCI Express Root Port 3 - 2944
    Name: Intel(R) ICH9 Family PCI Express Root Port 1 - 2940
    Name: High Definition Audio Controller
    Name: Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 293C
    Name: Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 293A
    Name: Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2938
    Name: Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2937
    Name: Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2936
    Name: Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2935
    Name: Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2934
    Name: Intel(R) ICH9 Family SMBus Controller - 2930
    Name: Intel(R) ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller
    Name: Intel(R) ICH9M LPC Interface Controller - 2919
    Name: Intel(R) 82801 PCI Bridge - 2448
    Name: Marvell Yukon 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
    Name: RICOH OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
    Name: Ricoh SD Bus Host Adapter
    Name: Ricoh Memory Stick Host Controller
    DirectShow Filters
    DirectShow Filters:
    WMAudio Decoder DMO,0x00800800,1,1,,
    WMAPro over S/PDIF DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
    WMSpeech Decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
    MP3 Decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
    Mpeg4s Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,,
    WMV Screen decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
    WMVideo Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,,
    Mpeg43 Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,,
    Mpeg4 Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,,
    Annodex Mux Filter,0x00200000,1,0,dsfAnxMux.dll, CMML Decode Filter,0x00800002,1,1,dsfCMMLDecoder.dll,CMML Raw Source Filter,0x00600000,0,0,dsfCMMLRawSource.dll,
    FLAC Decode Filter,0x00600000,1,1,dsfFLACDecoder.dll,
    FLAC Encode Filter,0x00200000,1,1,dsfFLACEncoder.dll,0 Native FLAC Source Filter,0x00600000,0,0,dsfNativeFLACSource.dll,
    Ogg Demux Packet Source Filter,0x00600000,0,0,dsfOggDemux2.dll,
    Ogg Mux Filter,0x00200000,1,0,dsfOggMux.dll,
    OGM Decode Filter,0x00600000,1,1,dsfOGMDecoder.dll,
    Speex Decode Filter,0x00600000,1,1,dsfSpeexDecoder.dll,Speex Encode Filter,0x00200000,1,1,dsfSpeexEncoder.dll,
    Subtitle VMR9 Filter,0x00800002,1,1,dsfSubtitleVMR9.dll,Theora Decode Filter,0x00600000,1,1,dsfTheoraDecoder.dll,Theora Encode Filter,0x00200000,1,1,dsfTheoraEncoder.dll,
    Vorbis Decode Filter,0x00600000,1,1,dsfVorbisDecoder.dll,
    Vorbis Encode Filter,0x00200000,1,1,dsfVorbisEncoder.dll,
    SONY DV Video Decoder,0x00400000,1,1,,
    InterVideo Video Decoder,0x00700000,2,4,,BtwVdpCapFilter,0x00200000,0,1,BtwVdpCapFilter.dll,
    Sony MPEG4 Video Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,,
    Full Screen Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,,
    WMT VIH2 Fix,0x00200000,1,1,WLXVAFilt.dll",
    Record Queue,0x00200000,1,1,WLXVAFilt.dll",
    WMT Switch Filter,0x00200000,1,1,WLXVAFilt.dll",
    WMT Virtual Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,WLXVAFilt.dll",
    WMT DV Extract,0x00200000,1,1,WLXVAFilt.dll",
    WMT Virtual Source,0x00200000,0,1,WLXVAFilt.dll",
    WMT Sample Information Filter,0x00200000,1,1,WLXVAFilt.dll",
    Multiple File Output,0x00200000,2,2,WMM2FILT.dll,
    ArcSoft TimeShift2.0 Client Filter,0x00400000,0,1,,
    WMT Black Frame Generator,0x00200000,1,1,WMM2FILT.dll,
    Roxio Repacketizer Filter,0x00200000,1,1,RepackFilter.dll,
    OpenMG Async. File Source,0x00400000,0,1,,
    WMT Import Filter,0x00200000,0,1,WMM2FILT.dll,
    DV Muxer,0x00400000,0,0,,
    Sony Audio CD Source Filter,0x00600000,0,1,,
    Color Space Converter,0x00400001,1,1,,
    WMT Interlacer,0x00200000,1,1,WMM2FILT.dll,
    WM ASF Reader,0x00400000,0,0,,11.00.6001.7000
    Screen Capture filter,0x00200000,0,1,wmpsrcwp.dll,
    SAL Output Converter,0x00200000,1,0,,
    AVI Splitter,0x00600000,1,1,,
    VGA 16 Color Ditherer,0x00400000,1,1,,
    Sony Omg Sa Envelope Filter,0x00200000,1,1,,
    Arcsoft PutDataSample Filter 1.0,0x00200000,1,1,,
    Microsoft MPEG-2 Video Decoder,0x005fffff,2,4,msmpeg2vdec.dll,
    Roxio MPEG Stream Analyzer,0x00200000,1,2,MPEGStreamAnalyzer.dll,
    MainConcept (Adobe2) MPEG Splitter,0x005fffff,1,2,,
    MainConcept (Adobe2) MPEG Audio Decoder,0x005fffff,1,1,,
    MainConcept (Adobe2) MPEG Video Decoder,0x005fffff,1,1,,
    AC3 Parser Filter,0x00600000,1,1,,
    WMT Format Conversion,0x00200000,1,1,WMM2FILT.dll,
    WMT Virtual Source,0x00200000,0,1,WMM2FILT.dll,
    MJPEG Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,,
    Sony MPEG Video Decoder,0x00100000,1,2,,
    MPEG-I Stream Splitter,0x00600000,1,2,,
    ArcSoft Mpeg Encoder Filter,0x00200000,2,0,,
    SAMI (CC) Parser,0x00400000,1,1
    Roxio MPEG1 Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,MPEG1VidCodec.dll,
    VBI Codec,0x00600000,1,4,,
    MPEG-2 Splitter,0x005fffff,1,0,,
    WMT AudioAnalyzer,0x00200000,1,1,WMM2FILT.dll,
    Roxio Transport Stream Source,0x00200000,0,1,TSMPEGSource.dll,
    Sony AVC Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,,
    Microsoft MPEG-2 Video Encoder,0x00200000,2,0,msmpeg2enc.dll,Stretch Video,0x00200000,1,1,WMM2FILT.dll,
    Arcsoft GetDataSample Filter 1.0,0x00200000,1,1,,
    ArcSoft MPEG Audio Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,,
    Roxio MPEG2 Demuxer,0x00600000,1,2,RoxioMPEGDemuxer.dll,
    Internal Script Command Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,,
    MPEG Audio Decoder,0x03680001,1,1,,
    Sony LPCM Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,,
    DV Splitter,0x00600000,1,2,,
    Video Mixing Renderer 9,0x00200000,1,0,,
    OmgDsee Filter,0x00200000,1,1,,
    ArcSoft TimeShift2.0 Server Filter,0x00200000,1,0,,
    Microsoft MPEG-2 Encoder,0x00200000,2,1,msmpeg2enc.dll,
    Frame Eater,0x00200000,1,1,WMM2FILT.dll,
    Allocator Fix,0x00200000,1,1,WMM2FILT.dll,
    Roxio Audio Stream Reader Filter,0x00000000,0,0,,
    ACM Wrapper,0x00600000,1,1
    OMG Seamless,0x00200000,1,1,,
    Video Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,,
    ArcSoft File Dump,0x00200000,1,0,,
    Sony MPEG4 AAC Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,,
    MPEG-2 Video Stream Analyzer,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,
    Capture ASF Writer,0x00200000,0,0,WMM2FILT.dll,
    Line 21 Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,,
    Video Port Manager,0x00600000,2,1,,
    SmartSound Soundtrack,0x00400000,0,1,DirectQX.dll,
    SmartSound SDS Reader,0x00400000,0,1,SDSReader.dll,
    Video Renderer,0x00400000,1,0,,
    Roxio MPEG1 Muxer,0x00200000,2,1,MPEG1Muxer.dll,
    Bitmap Generate,0x00200000,1,1,WMM2FILT.dll,
    OpenMG Audio Decrypt Splitter,0x00600000,1,1,,
    Proxy Sink,0x00200000,1,0,WMM2FILT.dll,
    File Writer,0x00200000,1,0,WLXVAFilt.dll",
    ArcSoft VideoEffect Filter,0x00200000,1,1,,
    Proxy Source,0x00200000,0,1,WMM2FILT.dll,
    WM ASF Writer,0x00400000,0,0,,
    InterVideo Audio Decoder,0x00400000,1,1,,
    VBI Surface Allocator,0x00600000,1,1,,
    ArcSoft Null Render,0x00200000,1,0,,
    WMT Sample Information Filter,0x00200000,1,1,WMM2FILT.dll,
    OpenMG OmgSource Filter,0x00600000,0,1,,
    File writer,0x00200000,1,0,,
    Roxio MPEG Analyzer,0x00200000,1,0,RoxioMPEGProp.dll,
    Roxio MPEG1 Audio Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,RoxioAudioEnc.dll,
    OMG TRANSFORM,0x00600000,1,1,,
    DVD Navigator,0x00200000,0,3,,
    WMT DV Extract,0x00200000,1,1,WMM2FILT.dll,
    Overlay Mixer2,0x00200000,1,1,,
    ROXIO MPEG Writer,0x00200000,1,0,MGIRawWriter.dll,
    AVI Draw,0x00600064,9,1,,
    Microsoft MPEG-2 Audio Encoder,0x00200000,2,0,msmpeg2enc.dll,
    WST Pager,0x00800000,1,1,,
    MPEG-2 Demultiplexer,0x00600000,1,1,,
    Record Queue,0x00200000,1,1,WMM2FILT.dll,
    VAIO Content Metadata Univ Filter,0x00200000,1,0,,
    DV Video Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,,
    Roxio Audio Source Filter,0x00000000,0,0,,
    Sony MPEG-TS Parser,0x00800000,1,2,,
    ArcSoft Realtime Capture Encoder Filter,0x00200000,2,0,,
    Null Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,qedit.dll,
    WMT Log Filter,0x00200000,1,1,WMM2FILT.dll,
    Roxio Audio Stream Writer Filter,0x00000000,0,0,,
    Arcsoft WMV/ASF Splitter,0x00200000,1,0,,
    ROXIO LPCMSyncFilter,0x00200000,1,1,LPCMSyncFilter.dll,
    MPEG-2 Sections and Tables,0x005fffff,1,0,,
    WMT Virtual Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,WMM2FILT.dll,
    Video MotionDetect,0x00200000,1,1,,

    Smart Tee,0x00200000,1,2,,6.06.6001.18000
    Overlay Mixer,0x00200000,0,0,,6.06.6002.18005
    AVI Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    WMT MuxDeMux Filter,0x00200000,0,0,WMM2FILT.dll,
    Sony MP4 File Source,0x00800000,0,1,,2.02.0000.8220
    AVI/WAV File Source,0x00400000,0,2,,6.06.6002.18158
    WMT Volume,0x00200000,1,1,WMM2FILT.dll,
    Arcsoft Snapshot Filter 1.0,0x00200000,1,1,,1.00.0000.0024
    Wave Parser,0x00400000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    MIDI Parser,0x00400000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    Multi-file Parser,0x00400000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    File stream renderer,0x00400000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    ArcSoft MPEG Splitter,0x00400000,1,2,,2.04.0002.0045
    ROXIO SubPicture Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,SubPictEnc.dll,10.01.0003.0094
    WMT VIH2 Fix,0x00200000,1,1,WMM2FILT.dll,
    Microsoft MPEG-1/DD Audio Decoder,0x005fffff,1,1,msmpeg2adec.dll,11.00.6001.7000
    Sony MPEG Audio Decoder,0x00100000,1,1,,2.32.0000.0000
    AVI Mux,0x00200000,1,0,,6.06.6001.18000
    Line 21 Decoder 2,0x00600002,1,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    File Source (Async.),0x00400000,0,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    File Source (URL),0x00400000,0,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    AudioRecorder WAV Dest,0x00200000,0,0,,6.00.6001.18000
    AudioRecorder Wave Form,0x00200000,0,0,,6.00.6001.18000
    SoundRecorder Null Renderer,0x00200000,0,0,,6.00.6001.18000
    ArcSoft Time Stamp,0x00200000,1,1,,1.00.0000.0003
    ArcSoft MPEG Video Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,,2.04.0000.0048
    Infinite Pin Tee Filter,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6001.18000
    WMT Switch Filter,0x00200000,1,1,WMM2FILT.dll,
    Enhanced Video Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,evr.dll,6.00.6002.18005
    SAL Input Converter,0x00200000,0,1,,5.03.0000.13080
    Uncompressed Domain Shot Detection Filter,0x00200000,1,1,WMM2FILT.dll,
    BDA MPEG2 Transport Information Filter,0x00200000,2,0,,6.06.6002.18005
    MPEG Video Decoder,0x40000001,1,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    Sony MPEG2 TS Splitter Ex,0x0060000f,1,2,,2.03.0000.9270
    WDM Streaming Tee/Splitter Devices:
    Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter,0x00200000,1,1,,6.00.6001.18000
    Video Compressors:
    WMVideo8 Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
    WMVideo9 Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
    MSScreen 9 encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
    ArcSoft Mpeg Encode Filter,0x00200000,0,0,,2.05.0000.0013
    ArcSoft Realtime Capture Encoder Filter,0x00200000,0,0,,2.05.0000.0032
    DV Video Encoder,0x00200000,0,0,,6.06.6001.18000
    MJPEG Compressor,0x00200000,0,0,,6.06.6002.18158
    Cinepak Codec by Radius,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6001.18000
    Intel IYUV codec,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6001.18000
    Intel IYUV codec,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6001.18000
    Microsoft RLE,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6001.18000
    Microsoft Video 1,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6001.18000
    Audio Compressors:
    WM Speech Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
    WMAudio Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
    IMA ADPCM,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    Microsoft ADPCM,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    GSM 6.10,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    CCITT A-Law,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    CCITT u-Law,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    MPEG Layer-3,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    Audio Capture Sources:
    Microphone (Realtek High Defini,0x00200000,0,0,,6.06.6001.18000
    Midi Renderers:
    Default MidiOut Device,0x00800000,1,0,,6.06.6002.18158
    Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth,0x00200000,1,0,,6.06.6002.18158
    WDM Streaming Capture Devices:
    USB Video Device,0x00200000,1,2,,6.00.6001.18000
    WDM Streaming Rendering Devices:
    Realtek HD Audio output,0x00200000,1,1,,6.00.6001.18000
    BDA Network Providers:
    Microsoft ATSC Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,,6.06.6000.16386
    Microsoft DVBC Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,,6.06.6000.16386
    Microsoft DVBS Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,,6.06.6000.16386
    Microsoft DVBT Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,,6.06.6000.16386
    Microsoft Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,,6.06.6002.18005
    Video Capture Sources:
    USB Video Device,0x00200000,1,2,,6.00.6001.18000
    Bluetooth Video,0x00200000,0,1,BtwVdpCapFilter.dll,6.02.0000.7600
    Multi-Instance Capable VBI Codecs:
    VBI Codec,0x00600000,1,4,,6.06.6001.18000
    BDA Transport Information Renderers:
    BDA MPEG2 Transport Information Filter,0x00600000,2,0,,6.06.6002.18005
    MPEG-2 Sections and Tables,0x00600000,1,0,,6.06.6001.18000
    BDA CP/CA Filters:
    XDS Codec,0x00200000,0,0,EncDec.dll,6.06.6002.18005
    WDM Streaming Communication Transforms:
    Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter,0x00200000,1,1,,6.00.6001.18000
    Audio Renderers:
    Speaker/HP (Realtek High Defini,0x00200000,1,0,,6.06.6002.18158
    Default DirectSound Device,0x00800000,1,0,,6.06.6002.18158
    Default WaveOut Device,0x00200000,1,0,,6.06.6002.18158
    DirectSound: Speaker/HP (Realtek High Definition Audio),0x00200000,1,0,,6.06.6002.18158
  4. swmeek

    swmeek I got your benevolent dictator pal!!

    I would start by going to Sony's website and downloading the most recent video driver for your laptop.
    Your other specs should be fine but I'm not sure about the video chipset you have.
    Looking at the specs for the game listed over at I think you may have wasted your money.
    I would suggest you try looking through the wiki pages for anything on the game or try over at as their website is more geared towards the city building simulation type games. (I think you could say they live and breathe it over there )
    OS: Windows XP SP2 / Vista*
    Processor: 1.7GHz Intel CPU or faster / AMD XP 2100+ or faster
    Memory: 512MB RAM
    HDD: At least 2.1GB free space
    Video Card: 128MB**
    DVD drive: 4 speed
    Sound Card: DX9.0c compatible
    DirectX version: 9.0c (included on disc)
    Input: Mouse,Keyboard
    *Windows Vista requires a 2.4GHz processor or equivalent and 1GB RAM
    ** Supported chipsets :
    nVidia Geforce FX5900 or greater
    ATi Radeon 9600 or greater
    onboard chipsets not supported


    If you have an unsupported video card, SimCity Societies may run with reduced performance or in some cases it may not run at all.
    Examples of unsupported video cards are:

    • ATI Radeon X300
    • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator series
    • S3 Graphics Chrome S27, S3 Graphics DeltaChrome S4 Nitro, S3 Graphics GammaChrome S18, S3 Graphics MultiChrome S27
    • XGI Volari V3XT, XGI Volari V8
    • NVIDIA Quadro4
    • NVIDIA GeForce 6200 TurboCache
  5. Chyhane

    Chyhane New Member

    Thanks for taking a look and for the feedback :)
  6. swmeek

    swmeek I got your benevolent dictator pal!!

    You're welcome

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