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Post by emsnu on Thu 08 Sep 2016, 09:15

Hi all,

I have found the solution on this page (link: http://simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:Getting_new_graphics_cards_recognized_by_the_game) but I don't understand and can't follow the instruction Sad . It would be a great help if anyone could explain the instruction to me in a more simple way. I'm a total useless noob at all these things T_T . 

My VGA is the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti. And yes I have followed exactly the installation instructions on this site.

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Post by Aɾყα on Thu 08 Sep 2016, 12:05

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On second thought, this seems like the kind of thing we may want to do using TeamViewer, but I'm probably not the best person for the "job" due to my 4 children running around here and the distraction they provide, you may want to ask @the_gh0stm4n about it.

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Post by emsnu on Thu 08 Sep 2016, 13:06

Thanks for your response! I had been spending the last few hours trying to edit the files as instructed, and now it seems that TS3 now recognizes my VGA, for for the first time the deviceconfig file shows "found:1, match:1" instead of 0 like before. But still I'm not sure if I got everything done correctly because the graphics as well as performance still show not much of improvement. I'm not sure if it's supposed to be that way, or if my card is really that bad. Anyway, I'll try to contact the person you suggested. Thank you, again Very Happy !

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Post by Aɾყα on Thu 08 Sep 2016, 21:14

You're welcome!
I bet you will have a reply soon Smile

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 08 Sep 2016, 21:18

@emsnu wrote:Thanks for your response! I had been spending the last few hours trying to edit the files as instructed, and now it seems that TS3 now recognizes my VGA, for for the first time the deviceconfig file shows "found:1, match:1" instead of 0 like before. But still I'm not sure if I got everything done correctly because the graphics as well as performance still show not much of improvement. I'm not sure if it's supposed to be that way, or if my card is really that bad. Anyway, I'll try to contact the person you suggested. Thank you, again Very Happy !


Hello @emsnu,

If needed, I'll help you with TeamViewer, but probably sometime on the weekend only (since I have more time then). In the meantime, try also having a look at the topic here:
http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t21716-excessive-fps-rendering-in-the-sims-3-updated-on-16-12-2015

And see if that also influences your general performance somehow. Smile
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Re: VGA not recognised

Post by emsnu on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 08:49

Hi there, thanks for your reply Very Happy

I tried the method you suggested, but it didn't help much with improving the performance. One thing I noticed, though, si that the fps of the game is high (~60) at slow speed and drops to ~30 at ultra speed. Is that normal WhatDidUJustCallMe? ?

Anyway it'd be wonderful if you could have a look at my computer through Team viewer Very Happy . I really appreciate it. Please tell me when you are free and we can get to it Very Happy .

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Post by simmer_tony on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 11:11

Take a look at The Sims 3 Optimization Guide. Take a look at #12 steps. Also, be sure to check others.

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 11:59

@emsnu wrote:Hi there, thanks for your reply Very Happy

I tried the method you suggested, but it didn't help much with improving the performance. One thing I noticed, though, si that the fps of the game is high (~60) at slow speed and drops to ~30 at ultra speed. Is that normal WhatDidUJustCallMe? ?

Anyway it'd be wonderful if you could have a look at my computer through Team viewer Very Happy . I really appreciate it. Please tell me when you are free and we can get to it Very Happy .

I assume your graphics card is already being recognized, so we will need to focus on other stuff from now on. I also strongly recommend you download the "4GB patch" here:
http://www.ntcore.com/4gb_patch.php

And then double-click on it. No, navigate to the TS3W.exe under C:\Program files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin. Select the TS3W.exe and wait for the "executable successfully patched"-message.

Then try and see if you notice any differences in gameplay.

P.S. just because your graphics card is being "recognized", it doesn't mean you can run the game on max. settings. Even with high-end gaming desktops, a lot of people are having problems with the game. If you can't properly run the game on max settings, try lowering at least some of them.
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Post by emsnu on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 18:37

Hi again Very Happy 

I tried all of your suggestions. To my surprise the graphics quality improved. Sadly I can't say the same thing for the performance; the game is still a bit laggy and even freezes every once and awhile. I'm afraid that, just like you said, my computer can only do so well given the current hardware...

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Post by Aɾყα on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 19:58

Can you tell us a little bit more about your system?
The Sims 3 is notorious for lag, maybe some of the things discussed here can improve it somewhat.

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Post by emsnu on Sat 10 Sep 2016, 03:15

Ooops I forgot. Here's mine:

Operating System
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i5 4690 @ 3.50GHz 39 °C
Haswell 22nm Technology
RAM
8,00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. B85M-HD3-A (SOCKET 0) 28 °C
Graphics
Generic Non-PnP Monitor (1024x768@60Hz)
Intel HD Graphics 4600 (Gigabyte)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti (Gigabyte) 35 °C
ForceWare version: 353.54
SLI Disabled
Storage
931GB Seagate ST1000DM003-1SB10C (SATA) 37 °C
Optical Drives
ASUS DRW-24D5MT
Audio
High Definition Audio Device

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