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Post by 101sailormoonrox on Mon 18 Jun 2012, 23:26

So a few months ago (in January Razz) the graphics in the game were weird once I updated it on the Dell website. I wasn't able it get any shadows or pond reflections in the game, so I wanted to update it. Apparently, I updated the old one. I tried to get the good version I used to have, but it was nowhere to be found. When I started the game, my performance in the game was really strange. It turned out "spotty" it you know what I mean. So is there any way I can fix this issue? If it's getting a new computer... that won't happen :l. Maybe some update that can help?

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Re: Graphics in the game.[SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Tue 19 Jun 2012, 20:17

//MOVED
Hello,

Indeed, let's update first. Please go to Computer and click on the Add or remove program tab.
Now, search for any Dell graphic drivers and remove them. Your PC's resolution may look messed up, but we'll fix that.

Now, go to this website: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/DriversHome/NeedProductSelection
And navigate as follows:

  • Choose from a list of all Dell products
  • Continue
  • Laptop or Desktop (Depends on what kind of PC you have)
  • Search the model and model number and you'll eventually get to your PC's driver page.
Choose the correct Operating system under "Refine your results:". Now, scroll down and click on "Video". These are all the (possible) graphic card drivers for your PC. Can you take a screenshot of this list, please?

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Re: Graphics in the game.[SOLVED]

Post by 101sailormoonrox on Tue 19 Jun 2012, 23:17

Well I didn't update it yet, I'm kinda scared Razz. But, I did find the video thingy on the dell website. I'll attach the pic.



Well actually this is the version I already have...

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Re: Graphics in the game.[SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Wed 20 Jun 2012, 11:23

Hello,

Good, you removed the old one?
If you removed the old one, restarted your PC, download and install the version from the screenshot. Don't forget to restart your PC after installing the driver too.

There's no harm in trying. Good luck!

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Re: Graphics in the game.[SOLVED]

Post by 101sailormoonrox on Sun 24 Jun 2012, 20:37

But the thing is, I've already installed this version of the driver a few months ago. Are you sure I should do it again?

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If you wanna see what happened in my game, I'll attach the picture.


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Re: Graphics in the game.[SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Sun 24 Jun 2012, 21:21

Hello,

There's never a harm in trying again?

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Re: Graphics in the game.[SOLVED]

Post by 101sailormoonrox on Wed 27 Jun 2012, 18:59

Wait a sec... I went to Device Manager and it said that the version for the video card I have is "7.15.10.1472". In the Dell Website , that version is older. I think I have the latest version of the card... I'm stupid -.-' So I don't think I need to update. So do you think I should download the Sims 3 now?

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Re: Graphics in the game.[SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Wed 27 Jun 2012, 19:16

Hello,

You mean re-download?

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Re: Graphics in the game.[SOLVED]

Post by 101sailormoonrox on Wed 27 Jun 2012, 21:43

I deleted the game a few months ago. I thought that my card still had the version I downloaded (the one that doesn't work with my game) on the website. All along, I had the latest one. So do you think it's gonna be ok?

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Re: Graphics in the game.[SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Wed 27 Jun 2012, 21:57

Hello,

I think you should, yes.

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Re: Graphics in the game.[SOLVED]

Post by 101sailormoonrox on Thu 05 Jul 2012, 01:40

Alright then, I'll download it tomorrow. Smile

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Re: Graphics in the game.[SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Mon 09 Jul 2012, 22:01

Hello,

We'll be awaiting the result then.

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Re: Graphics in the game.[SOLVED]

Post by 101sailormoonrox on Tue 10 Jul 2012, 23:55

So I'm waiting for it to install, I'm just wondering... say that I wanna download the expansion packs another time, can I still put the crack (TS3.exe), in the base game folder?

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Re: Graphics in the game.[SOLVED]

Post by 101sailormoonrox on Wed 11 Jul 2012, 00:53

The graphics aren't that good Sad The town looks spotty when I zoom out.

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Re: Graphics in the game.[SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Wed 11 Jul 2012, 08:01

Hello,

How about the in game graphics settings, have you tried tweaking?
Are you using only the base at this time? You can use the crack that came with the base game, but you can't patch until you install one of the newer expansions.
It's possible that patching the game to version 1.34, (or 1.36, once the fix comes out) helps with the graphics issues. I believe patches have fixed that kind of compatibility issues before with certain graphicscards.
You'll need at least one of the following expansions: Katy Perry Sweet treats, Showtime, Master Suite Stuff, Pets, Town Life Stuff or Generations to use the fix. If you have one of those, I'd recommend trying the manual patch for 1.34.

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Re: Graphics in the game.[SOLVED]

Post by 101sailormoonrox on Wed 11 Jul 2012, 19:27

Well I put the Edge smoothing at a high level, same for the visual effects, and that's it. And thanks for the info!

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Thu 12 Jul 2012, 11:49

Hello,

Ok, did you try to patch the game?

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Post by 101sailormoonrox on Thu 12 Jul 2012, 20:54

Not yet but I will as soon as I get the expansion packs. One more thing, I was looking at the instructions here: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly

Ik I need to skip step 11 in the fix, but after getting the fix (step 3), do we still need to put the crack in for each expansion/stuff pack?

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Re: Graphics in the game.[SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Fri 13 Jul 2012, 07:55

Hello,

No, just the files from the #crack folder at the very end of your installation process.
I'd recommend starting with the manual patch first, that saves you the trouble of patching your game during the installation of your packs.

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Re: Graphics in the game.[SOLVED]

Post by 101sailormoonrox on Fri 13 Jul 2012, 18:39

Okie thanks Smile

//EDIT

I just did everything, I installed the packs and now something come up. It says please insert disk, however I press try again and it worked. I'm just curious but is there any way to remove that notification?

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Oh by the way, everything's fine now! Thank you both so much for your help, I appreciate it Smile I'm sorry if I caused any trouble or wasted your time Razz

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Re: Graphics in the game.[SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sat 14 Jul 2012, 07:40

Hello,

No I'm just glad to hear that it works properly now!
It's curious that you'd get a no disc error but that you can load the game. That error should stop coming up if you apply that crack from the fix.

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Post by 101sailormoonrox on Sat 14 Jul 2012, 22:09

I forgot to tell you, it's gone now. I guess it was just for that time. I think it's safe to say that I'm alright and I don't think I need anything right now! Smile

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Re: Graphics in the game.[SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 15 Jul 2012, 08:03

Hello,

That's great news Smile
Don’t hesitate to post if you have questions or problems again!
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