Cheers fo the response, least you helped out....... I subbmitted my problem to EA on October the 6th (looking for news about game updating for weeks) so at least they are trying to resolve some of the problems with the sims 2. Looks like i will just have to wait patiently.
I've kindda got to the stage where I really cant be fussed what time the patch comes out as long as its before febuary next year just as long as the ruddy thing works!
I looked on other fourms and found people have very similar problems, its not just ATI of what i heard but Nvinda to. all us p****d off sims fans have came to the conclusion that sims 2 is the problem not our card ranges. if that helps at all. I have lanother link adressing my problem if EA are intrested in looking: http://www.rage3d.com/board/showthread.php?p=1333227796#post1333227796
(NOW! THE MOST INTRESTING PERSON IS tunless
he has very similar specs to mine and is having same problems you really should check this out)
i will be refering back to this site frequently to check for further posts. (my only hope at current)
Please keep up posting so