Troubleshooting No display on TV or computer...

Discussion in 'The Sims 2' started by Pvisagie, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. Pvisagie

    Pvisagie New Member

    No display on TV or computer...

    Hi there,

    For some reason I cant explain, there is no display on my Sims TV or computer, you can hear the sound but there is no video

    Anyone have a clue to what this problem can be related to and how I can solve it?

  2. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Benevolent Dictator Staff Member

    It may be exceeding the resolution on your computer
  3. Pvisagie

    Pvisagie New Member

    So wot ur saying is, if I lower my resolution in the game... it should fix the problem... :rolleyes:
  4. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Benevolent Dictator Staff Member

    It MAY fix it.
  5. Pvisagie

    Pvisagie New Member

    I will try that tonight then and if it doesnt work I will report tomorrow!

  6. Pvisagie

    Pvisagie New Member

    ok, so I did lower the resolution like you suggested. It did not solve the problem.

    Any other suggestions?

    By the way here are my system specs (sorry for failing to mention it from the start).

    1. Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz
    2. System Memory : 2Gig 800mhz
    3. Windows Version : XP Pro SP2
    4. Free Hard Disk : 165GB
    5. Total Hard Disk : 320GB
    6. DirectX Version : 9c
    7. Display Adapter : ATi EAH3850/G/HTDI/256M
    8. Display Driver Name : ATi Catalyst 7.12
    9. Approximate Total Video Memory : 256MB
    10. Game Detail : Sims 2 Version + Nightlife + Pets + University + Seasons
  7. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Benevolent Dictator Staff Member

    If the game was set to windowed mode, what happens?
  8. Mirelly

    Mirelly Active Member

    I am sorry, but I have failed! :(

    I have wasted half and hour searching Google. I am sure I have seen something about a video codec (a .dll) required for the TV display, but I can't find it. Maybe someone else can ....
  9. Pvisagie

    Pvisagie New Member

    Damn, if I can find out which dll is required maybe I can just copy it from my wives computer which also has The Sims 2 installed.

    I will try the windowed mode tonight and just see wot happens.

    Thanks in the meanwhile for you help, it is much appreciated :)
  10. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Benevolent Dictator Staff Member

    Most modern day graphics simply have the TV DVI/S-Video Drivers included in the bundling of graphic driver builds for computers.

    Generally for it to be active, a cable must be connected to both the graphics card and the TV, and the TV at least needs to be in a stand-by state.
  11. Mirelly

    Mirelly Active Member

    LOL Josh ... the problem is no image on the in-game TV (the virtual one that simmies watch) :rotfl:
  12. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Benevolent Dictator Staff Member


    *hides under a rock*
  13. Pvisagie

    Pvisagie New Member

    No Comment, LOL :D
  14. surprised_by_witches

    surprised_by_witches Sleep deprived

    This happens to me all the time, especially if the TV or computer is on when I save and exit the lot. Try turning it off, and then on again, should fix your problem.

    If that doesn't work, delete the item and buy a new one.
  15. Pvisagie

    Pvisagie New Member

    I dont think your issue and my issue are the same surprised by witches!!

    But thanks anyway...
  16. Elana

    Elana Sims2 fanatic!

    ^Yeah same here, I think its something else, probably not to do with the inside game, if you know what I mean xD

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