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Post by Shirel766 on Wed 02 Jul 2014, 14:13

Hi everyone!
I got a brand new Dell i7 (17R) laptop yesterday, and as far as I understood the graphic card is Intel(R) HD Graphics Family. It has Windows 8 (which is hell.)
I installed The Sims 3 (from an original cd, didn't downloaded it or something) and then I realized that the graphics are pretty bad- When I zoom out, the sim is messed up, the town view is bad, and the water and the trees look weird- the whole game is sort of glitchy.
The game defenitly looked better on my previous Dell laptop (i7, N5110 with a NVIDIA graphic card)
I tried to change the Graphics settings in the Options menu in the game, tried to change the screen resolution of the game, nothing really helps.
Please help!  Help 
Thank you!
Shirel





Update-
Now the game won't even start! It gets stuck on the EA logo on the begininng it then I can do anything on my computer- Not turn off the game, close it or something, my only option is to restart the computer. Please help!

Edit, again- 
Solved the game loading problem, most of the graphic problems but still the graphics are not the same.
Please help!
I'm adding some more pics- The first is when I zoom out, the second when I zoom in. The look of the flowers change and it happens too on the TV's and my sims.


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Re: Sims 3 graphics

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sun 06 Jul 2014, 18:03

Hello and sorry for the late reply,

But your "graphics card" is a big weakness; this type of graphcis card is not meant to be used for playing games, because it's underpowered. If possible for you, try upgrading the laptop with a better graphics card.

About the flowers, maybe I can't see it, but what is wrong with them ? Probably that's related to your weak graphics card too...can you press the
Windows key + R, and type in dxdiag and hit enter ?

In the window that opens, look under DISPLAY and tell me what you see under "Name", "Manufacturer" and "Chip Type" too. Just post the things on here. Smile  

The best thing for now is that you try and update the drivers of the Intel HD chip, and maybe you can alos try lowering your graphics settings in general too...

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Post by Shirel766 on Sun 06 Jul 2014, 20:32

Ok so I got the flowers fixed, most of it is OK. I think I'll just keep playing with the graphics settings until it will look usual to me.

Here's my graphic card details: 

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Mon 07 Jul 2014, 22:34

Can you try downloading and installing one of the first two drivers that show up here ?

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Graphics&ProductLine=Laptop+graphics+drivers&ProductProduct=2nd+Generation+Intel%C2%AE+Core%E2%84%A2+Processors+with+Intel%C2%AE+HD+Graphics+3000%2f2000

Choose the right one, depending on whether your Windows is a 32-bit or 64-bit system. Smile  Good luck !

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