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Post by WhyJessicaRose on Tue 01 Oct 2013, 22:44

Whenever I start up the sims (Not alt+tabing, it's like this on start-up!), the screen is super dark/dim. It's very annoying. Day time looks like night time! Yes, I've looked around the forums and disabling igfxpers.exe does NOTHING for me. DOES NOT FIX THE PROBLEM. Nothing seems too. I have windows 8. There is no option in my catalyst control center to adjust 3D game colors/brightness. I also noticed that when I start the game a black screen pops up with the blue rotating circle in the middle then it flickers and a white border pops up then it loads the game to the loading screen but it's dark/dim. How do I fix this?
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Re: SIMS 3 Super Dark/Dim on Windows 8

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed 02 Oct 2013, 21:56

@WhyJessicaRose wrote:Whenever I start up the sims (Not alt+tabing, it's like this on start-up!), the screen is super dark/dim. It's very annoying. Day time looks like night time! Yes, I've looked around the forums and disabling igfxpers.exe does NOTHING for me. DOES NOT FIX THE PROBLEM. Nothing seems too. I have windows 8. There is no option in my catalyst control center to adjust 3D game colors/brightness. I also noticed that when I start the game a black screen pops up with the blue rotating circle in the middle then it flickers and a white border pops up then it loads the game to the loading screen but it's dark/dim. How do I fix this?
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Since when did you get that problem ? Did you do anything special before that bug happened ?

Go to My documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/ and delete the options.ini file. Re-start the game to see if anything changed.



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Re: SIMS 3 Super Dark/Dim on Windows 8

Post by WhyJessicaRose on Sat 05 Oct 2013, 05:29

Right after I updated my game to 1.57, I used the link provided by this site and applied the fix. Nope it just started out of nowhere. I'll give it a try right now, thank you for replying Smile








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Re: SIMS 3 Super Dark/Dim on Windows 8

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sat 05 Oct 2013, 09:32

@WhyJessicaRose wrote:Right after I updated my game to 1.57, I used the link provided by this site and applied the fix. Nope it just started out of nowhere. I'll give it a try right now, thank you for replying Smile

I tried it and it did nothing.

How about updating your video/graphics drivers ? Have you tried that already ?

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And did you also try tweaking around in the in-game options menu ? You could try lowering the graphics settings, lowering the in-game screen reoslution or even try playing in "windowed mode". After making these changes you probably need to restart the game

See if it makes any difference.

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Re: SIMS 3 Super Dark/Dim on Windows 8

Post by Wade Frick on Thu 09 Apr 2015, 06:05

OK guys...new here, but I too had the same problem of the screen being dark while playing the Sims 3 on windows 8. I have resolved this issue completely and very easily. I tried everything compatibility all the way back to XP...compatibility for not displaying correctly, checked graphics drivers and on and on...etc. Well here is the easy fix for $20.00....LOL, just kidding...go to your game launcher icon, right click, go to property's, click on the tab named compatibility, you'll see a window that says...Run this program in compatibility for: with a check mark in the box...UNCHECK IT and click apply..the game will run smooth bright and beautiful and smooth as silk... Smile FIXED!!!

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Re: SIMS 3 Super Dark/Dim on Windows 8

Post by Sim Architect on Thu 09 Apr 2015, 07:01

@Wade Frick wrote:OK guys...new here, but I too had the same problem of the screen being dark while playing the Sims 3 on windows 8. I have resolved this issue completely and very easily. I tried everything compatibility all the way back to XP...compatibility for not displaying correctly, checked graphics drivers and on and on...etc. Well here is the easy fix for $20.00....LOL, just kidding...go to your game launcher icon, right click, go to property's, click on the tab named compatibility, you'll see a window that says...Run this program in compatibility for: with a check mark in the box...UNCHECK IT and click apply..the game will run smooth bright and beautiful and smooth as silk... Smile FIXED!!!
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