Distorted graphics on Notebook

  Johnegg 12:16 26 Dec 03

Among my daughters' presents yesterday was the Sims game. This plays fine on our desktop PC but when played on our notebook (Centrino 1.5 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM, Radeon 9000 64MB graphics card)the graphics distort in the form of horizontal lines moving down the screen.
Sims website suggests it may be cured by 'lowering video hardware acceleration to basic'. Any views on this, and if so, how do I do it as their instructions apply to Windows 98 not XP?

  hugh-265156 13:54 26 Dec 03

test for compatabillity click here

looks like click here when run

as you can see i have similar specs.

try updating the graphics card drivers from the manufacturers website

  Johnegg 20:41 28 Dec 03

Compatabilty test was fine so tried ATI website for updated driver but they won't supply to final user and recommend I contact notebook manufacturer - my next move. Thanks

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