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Post by FlamingRED on Fri 31 May 2013, 14:10

I installed The Sims 3 yesterday and the Ambitions Expansion Pack today. This is my first time playing it on this laptop so I have no saved families or anything, I loaded to make a new family and it's so slow. The mouse even moves so slow, it took about 5 minutes to change the gender of the Sim.
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Post by Shamrock on Fri 31 May 2013, 14:14

Yes. Download and use GameBooster from Iobit.
That should help. If not, come back and I'll give you more help! Wink

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Post by FlamingRED on Fri 31 May 2013, 14:17

@Shamrock wrote:Yes. Download and use GameBooster from Iobit.
That should help. If not, come back and I'll give you more help! Wink
I'm downloading it, you guys are so fast to reply lol!

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Post by Shamrock on Fri 31 May 2013, 14:18

Otherwise we'll set your graphic settings to make it faster! Wink
Tell us the result!

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Post by FlamingRED on Fri 31 May 2013, 14:22

Okay I was installing GameBooster and I got this popup;

It's not clickable and I can't click on the one behind it.

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Post by Shamrock on Fri 31 May 2013, 14:26

Mmmmh, weird.
Ok, update Quick Time then: click here.

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Post by FlamingRED on Fri 31 May 2013, 14:28

@Shamrock wrote:Mmmmh, weird.
Ok, update Quick Time then: click.
Nope, I get the same thing. Should I uninstall QuickTime?

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Post by Shamrock on Fri 31 May 2013, 14:31

Your Quick Time is up to date?
Weird, I launched the install and everything went fine!...
Ok, try and download from here.

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Post by FlamingRED on Fri 31 May 2013, 14:38

@Shamrock wrote:Your Quick Time is up to date?
Weird, I launched the install and everything went fine!...
Ok, try and download from here.
Okay, downloading that. Do you think if I uninstall QuickTime it would help? I don't use it.

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Post by Shamrock on Fri 31 May 2013, 14:39

Let's try without uninstalling for now...
Tell me the result!

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Post by FlamingRED on Fri 31 May 2013, 14:42

I just installed it and launched it. Sorry for being stupid but do I click on Add then choose The Sims 3 or The Ambitions Pack?

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Post by Shamrock on Fri 31 May 2013, 14:43

No stupid questions! Wink
Yep, do this. Any is fine, you can choose one expansion, and then launch it. They are all grouped, so don't worry it will launch the game!

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Post by FlamingRED on Fri 31 May 2013, 15:01

I launched it after boosting it and it's still the same. Like the cursor can't go a straight line without stopping a few times.

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Post by Shamrock on Fri 31 May 2013, 15:04

Ok, let us proceed:
Please go to My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3, and delete the following files:
-CASPartCache.package
-compositorCache.package
-scriptCache.package
-simCompositorCache.package
-socialCache.package
Then delete the folders DCCache, DCBackup, WorldCaches and Thumbnails.
Try with this.
Can you also give me a summary of your computer system specs?

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Post by FlamingRED on Fri 31 May 2013, 15:07

I'm restarting my computer, just one sec

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Post by FlamingRED on Fri 31 May 2013, 15:31

For the system specs, you mean those?



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Post by Shamrock on Fri 31 May 2013, 15:35

Look there: My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3, and download the files and folders specified. They shouldn't be hard to find...
Can you give me the details concerning your graphic card?

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Post by FlamingRED on Fri 31 May 2013, 15:46

Monitor
Name Generic PnP Monitor on NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
Current Resolution 1440x900 pixels
Work Resolution 1440x870 pixels
State Enabled, Primary
Monitor Width 1440
Monitor Height 900
Monitor BPP 32 bits per pixel
Monitor Frequency 59 Hz
Device \\.\DISPLAY1\Monitor0

You mean those? If not, please tell me how to check my graphic card?

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Post by Shamrock on Fri 31 May 2013, 16:01

Yep, that's just fine...
I have bad news for you: have a look here and go down to Nvidia, Geforce your number 8600. You're actually in luck your game runs! Sad
Ok, if you really want to play without buying a new graphic card, you can go to your in game settings and put everything to Medium. It will look less classy, but will run better! Wink

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Post by FlamingRED on Fri 31 May 2013, 16:08

Oh Nooo! Haha.
The last stupid question, how do I change the dragline of the game? And if I do, will it run normally but with just less graphics quality?

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Post by Shamrock on Fri 31 May 2013, 16:10

Sorry, this is no stupid question! But I don't know what the dragline is... Embarassed

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Post by FlamingRED on Fri 31 May 2013, 16:10

Sorry autocorrect being stupid, I meant how to change graphics

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Post by FlamingRED on Fri 31 May 2013, 16:14

Never mind! I think I found it.
Thank you so much by the way, you've been very helpful!

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Post by Shamrock on Fri 31 May 2013, 16:14

Ok, launch your game, then click the button with ... then Options.
Then there should be a graphic tab, change those settings:

1) Lighting / Shadows - If its on medium, only static (non moving) objects get shadows, and the shadows may not move over time.

2) Graphic Effects - to medium

3) Tree Detail - to medium

4) Draw Distance - I recomend to turn others down before this one.

5) Sim / Texture Detail - this is what makes your game UGLY. If you can keep these on high, do at all costs. Even on medium textures look blurry and terrible. Just a warning

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