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SIM3 PETS - FLASHING SCREEN & CRASHING

Post by xllmtx on Fri 24 Feb 2012, 23:53

(If I'm not posting this in the right place can somebody tell me where I need to post please?)

I installed Pets today after a lot of help from this site Smile I created my family and house fine, everything was running smoothly with the gameplay, but when I actually begin to play the game, after about ten minutes the screen starts flashing from dark to light continuously and I can't do anything at all, the game is froze this way. Another time the game did this, then crashed with the message 'The sims 3 encountered a problem and had to close'.
Any help for the flashing screen & crashing would be much appreciated, so annoying after all the help to install the game, & then it messes up on me Sad


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Re: SIM3 PETS - FLASHING SCREEN & CRASHING

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sat 25 Feb 2012, 09:51

Hello,
That's an indication of a graphicsproblem. What kind of graphicscard do you have? How old is it?

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Re: SIM3 PETS - FLASHING SCREEN & CRASHING

Post by xllmtx on Sat 25 Feb 2012, 12:59

How can I tell? Is there something I can post here for you to check?
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Re: SIM3 PETS - FLASHING SCREEN & CRASHING

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sat 25 Feb 2012, 13:05

Hello,
This site allows you to test whether your pc meets the systemrequirements and will also tell you which components you have and if they meet the reuirements.

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Re: SIM3 PETS - FLASHING SCREEN & CRASHING

Post by xllmtx on Sat 25 Feb 2012, 13:20

I checked this and I pass everything :/

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Re: SIM3 PETS - FLASHING SCREEN & CRASHING

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sat 25 Feb 2012, 13:52

Hello,
Ok that should do it. Check your drivers though. And how long have you had this graphics card? Are you experiencing graphics problems with other games?

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Re: SIM3 PETS - FLASHING SCREEN & CRASHING

Post by xllmtx on Sat 25 Feb 2012, 13:57

Umm since I've had the computer, only a couple of years, I installed previous expansion packs like late night and ambitions and they both worked fine. Never had this problem with a game before Sad
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Re: SIM3 PETS - FLASHING SCREEN & CRASHING

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sat 25 Feb 2012, 14:22

Hello,
Pets is a little more demanding than previous titles. Perhaps Admin can shed a little more light on this subject, he knows much more about hardware than I do.

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Re: SIM3 PETS - FLASHING SCREEN & CRASHING

Post by xllmtx on Sun 26 Feb 2012, 11:48

Ok thanks, do I need to message him?
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Re: SIM3 PETS - FLASHING SCREEN & CRASHING

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 26 Feb 2012, 11:55

Hello,
No, no need to, I'll just let him know this topic requires some attention.

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Re: SIM3 PETS - FLASHING SCREEN & CRASHING

Post by Adwomin on Sun 26 Feb 2012, 12:44

Hello,

@Lady ElDi; Is it possible that her Graphic Card (Geforce 6800) is on the list of incompatible Graphic Cards?

@xllmtx; Did you apply the Ultimate Fix yet?

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Re: SIM3 PETS - FLASHING SCREEN & CRASHING

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 26 Feb 2012, 13:59

Hello,
According to several sources, the card should support the Pets expansionpack. Its the 6100&7100 series that are no longer supported.
But I did find that the flashing screen that occurs before crashing could be an indication of a failing card, or it may be overheating.

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Re: SIM3 PETS - FLASHING SCREEN & CRASHING

Post by xllmtx on Tue 28 Feb 2012, 19:02

Hi, I started my game and went into options, setting everything in gameplay to 'low' .. this seems to have stopped the flashing screen problem, but my game still crashes to a black screen after about ten minutes maximum, then reverting to the desktop with the message 'the sims 3 has encountered a problem and has to close' .. I still hear the sound when the black screen appears, but it does eventually close completely. Sad

//EDIT

WhatDidUJustCallMe? I spoke too soon... flashing screen has returned! In some
games I get the flashing screen then crash, others I get what I
mentioned above. This is both with and without custom content installed.
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