Well, i've heard that you can't run The Sims 2 using just normal DirectX 9.00. You'll have to upgrade your version to DirectX 9.00c. Also, you'll need a good, modern graphics card to run the game properly. Cheap onboard graphics won't do. If it doesn't meet the minimum system requirements, you'll either have to upgrade or buy a computer.
Anyway, good luck with your game!
Sometimes, it feels as though my life is just a never-ending circle of pain and misery. Not to mention sadness, worthlessness, and humiliation. But I can only cry inside. Deep behind my happy smile and bright personality is a sad and lonely person, a mere figment of my former self. Someday, all this pain will be over. I will drop down and die. At other times I ask myself, \"If only this would happen right now\".