So after playing for about an hour or so my screen will go black and then go to my desktop and at the bottom of my screen is the (!) that vista gives you with that warning in it...I have no problem loading the game, creating a sim, i didn't even have a problem installing the game...but after playing for a while this usually happens...I've never been on a forum or anything so I didn't know other people were having issues with the game...but if anyone can help or if they are having the same issue please let me know...I've read some of the issues here so i'm sorry some of you can't even get ur game up and running....
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Wow...good i'm not alone...Also when i go back in to play my saved game is there right where i left off from my last same...so i don't think it's technically crashing since i can go back and continue playing like nothing happened
I am having the exact same problem as well, except this is what's been happening to me:
1. Sometimes the game freezes a few seconds, goes black and then comes back on after about 30 seconds. I can play like normal and no additional problems. Sometimes it may repeat again, but it goes right back to normal. Again--no problems.
2. The game freezes, goes black and then my computer just completely shuts down. I have to restart.
AFTER I EXIT THE GAME:
I also have the yellow triangle with the exclamation mark in the center saying, "Display Driver Stopped but has been recovered."
The strange thing is that this happened to me when playing Sims 2. Is it a Vista problem (because I had a previous computer worse than the one I'm using now and Sims 2 worked just fine when I used XP)? OR is this a video card issue?
Any help with this matter/how to fix it would be greatly appreciated.
Joined: 06/03/09 04:05 AM
I'm having this problem minus the screen going black.
Mine just freezes, so I have to ctrl+alt+delete and go to desktop, and it display that error.
It freezes so hard that I can't even turn off my computer, I just have to hold the power button for it to turn off.
ok graphics card (sigh) I can handle getting a new graphics card...hopefully lol....and yea sometimes it'll go black but I can still hear the birds chirping or shower running or w/e the sim is doing and it'll go back to regular and thats when i'll save it cause not to long after that it'll go black again and then go to my desktop with the yellow ! that i dislike...I enjoy the game I just can't enjoy it for a long period at a time...grrr..
This is a problem with your graphics card driver. Make sure you have downloaded and installed the most up-to-date drivers for your card. I had the same problem myself at home and was able to fix it once the proper drivers were released. In the meantime, try turning down your screen resolution. This seemed to lessen the problem for me.