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Post by scratchcard on Mon 07 May 2012, 21:40

So I got an graphics card update (ATI Radeon 5400) and my game now get these "spikes" and is visually unplayable.
I googled it and I found that reseting to factorysettings would solve it, but it hasn't.
Any tips?

//EDIT

I got an Error 16 last time I tried saving and closing (still having the
graphics issue). So I removed the .bad files in the Saves folder.
No change in the graphics issue though Sad
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Re: Graphics card update, now huge graphic issues in sims 3. [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Tue 08 May 2012, 13:47

Hello,

I think Admin will know what to do, he can find the appropriate driver for you. Are you using win 7?

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Post by scratchcard on Tue 08 May 2012, 22:14

Lady ElDi wrote:Hello,

I think Admin will know what to do, he can find the appropriate driver for you. Are you using win 7?

Yes I am!
I checked the ATI website and it says that I have the latest driver though. But if any of you could help it could be great!
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Post by Adwomin on Tue 08 May 2012, 23:18

Hello,

But there's no harm in updating!
First go to Computer and then click on Edit or remove a software (Something like that). Now, search for any ATI-driver related stuff and remove those. Remove all ATI drivers. After doing so, restart your PC.
When your PC started up again, download and install one of the following drivers:
Here are the correct driver(s):

Windows 7;

32-bit: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Pages/radeonaiw_vista32.aspx
64-bit (Most likely): http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Pages/radeonaiw_vista64.aspx


Be sure to restart your PC again after the driver finished installing.
Now, start your game and test it. Good luck!

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Re: Graphics card update, now huge graphic issues in sims 3. [SOLVED]

Post by scratchcard on Tue 08 May 2012, 23:43

Thanks!

I made a real stupid mistake though, it's the ATI Radeon 4300/4500 Card not the 5400.

Will it still work?
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Re: Graphics card update, now huge graphic issues in sims 3. [SOLVED]

Post by cainmp on Wed 09 May 2012, 16:15

*EDIT*

Move to separate thread here.

*EDIT


I can second this issue, and even after completely removing the graphics drivers and re-installing from scratch, I still get the same issue. Did not crop up for me until I installed Master Suite stuff and Showtime + Latest Crack...now no combination of versions are playable. Even tried completely uninstalling all games and re-installing.

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All Sims graphics options are on the defaults



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Re: Graphics card update, now huge graphic issues in sims 3. [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Thu 10 May 2012, 08:08

cainmp wrote:I can second this issue, and even after completely removing the graphics drivers and re-installing from scratch, I still get the same issue. Did not crop up for me until I installed Master Suite stuff and Showtime + Latest Crack...now no combination of versions are playable. Even tried completely uninstalling all games and re-installing.

Win 7 Pro x64
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All Sims graphics options are on the defaults


Hello,

Please open a new topic, to avoid confusion for everyone. It'll be easier for us to keep track of everything and provide more personal support.

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Re: Graphics card update, now huge graphic issues in sims 3. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Thu 10 May 2012, 22:21

scratchcard wrote:Thanks!

I made a real stupid mistake though, it's the ATI Radeon 4300/4500 Card not the 5400.

Will it still work?
Hello,

Yes, you need a different driver for that.
Here you go:

Windows 7;

32-bit: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Pages/radeonaiw_vista32.aspx
64-bit: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Pages/radeonaiw_vista64.aspx

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Re: Graphics card update, now huge graphic issues in sims 3. [SOLVED]

Post by scratchcard on Mon 14 May 2012, 15:14

I've done all the steps and used the right drivers, still no change at all.
Don't know where to go from here Sad
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Re: Graphics card update, now huge graphic issues in sims 3. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Mon 14 May 2012, 15:57

Hello,

Are you sure you removed all previous drivers and restarted your PC after removing those drivers and prior to reinstalling the new driver?

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Re: Graphics card update, now huge graphic issues in sims 3. [SOLVED]

Post by scratchcard on Mon 14 May 2012, 21:43

Yes I did. At least in the way you described it (via the "edit or remove software", I removed everything I could find relating to the graphics), restarted properly and all. So yes, every step is done.

I can add that I'm only using your torrents, used the guide to installing and am using the fix. So I've done everything by the book :PO

//EDIT

PROBLEM SOLVED

I googled like crazy until I finally found a guide (people had the same problems with games like Skyrim).

Using an earlier driver, 12.1, instead of the 12.4 that I already installed.
I used the drivers install manager to uninstall all existing drivers and then I installed the 12.1 driver.

Now everything works fine!
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Re: Graphics card update, now huge graphic issues in sims 3. [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Tue 15 May 2012, 18:27

Hello,

It's definitely a conflict between this driver and The Sims 3 then. Good to hear it got solved this way.

Don't hesitate if you have problems or questions again!
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