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Post by DeeCee on Fri 13 Jul 2012, 19:29

Hello,
I have the sims 3 installed on my computer, with the pets and world adventures expansions.
Everything was working fine, untill one of the kids ahd a birthday and became a teen. Somehow that birthday messed up the textures bigtime

It's like her face texture spread over her entire body.
Not only that, but the shading on my other sims became weird: the shadows on the sims became dark and hard edged, and show up in weird places (like the center of my horses feathered legs). Highlights appear to be more glossy too.





I've tried just quitting the game and restarting it from before it was messed up, but it just happened again. I've tried removing all my downloads and restarted then, but it happened again.
I've tried using the reset sim cheat, which doesn't help.
There are absolutely no problems in the create a sim area if I try to change her outfit to see if that helps. Everything there looks fine, until I go back to playing, where the textures remain like this.

I've had this before (before I had downloaded and installed any new items) when I wasn't that far in the game, and I reinstalled the game then, which apperantly only solves it temorarily.
I've tried to find others with the same problem, but the search failed (so if there is a thread about it out there I must have missed it >.>)

I'm afraid I have no idea how I can find out what graphic card I'm using >.>

Any help would be much appreciated <3

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Re: Textures messed up after birthday

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Fri 13 Jul 2012, 19:40

Hello,

I've never seen this problem, I'm sure.
At this point I'd suggest letting the game create a new "The Sims 3" folder. To do that, go to (My) Documents\Electronic Arts and rename the The Sims 3 folder. Now start the launcher and a new one is generated. You can now copy your saves from the renamed folder to the new one and see if there's any difference.

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Re: Textures messed up after birthday

Post by DeeCee on Fri 13 Jul 2012, 20:01

Nope, it's there again. It was worth a shot though.

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Fri 13 Jul 2012, 20:02

Hello,

I'll do some research, but I don't have time right now. So I'll look in to it tomorrow.

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Post by DeeCee on Fri 13 Jul 2012, 20:14

take your time, and thank you for your effort <3

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Post by storeguy on Sat 14 Jul 2012, 02:48

do you have any custom skins

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sat 14 Jul 2012, 09:03

Hello,

Are you by any chance playing on MAC?

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Post by DeeCee on Sat 14 Jul 2012, 11:24

Nope, no custom skins, and no mac. It's a PC equipped with windows xp, and the compatability tester shows all in favor.

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Post by storeguy on Sat 14 Jul 2012, 11:31

try resetsim *sim name*

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sat 14 Jul 2012, 11:48

Hello,

Ok, find out which graphicscard you have, you can find this out by right clicking on your desktop and bringing up the properties. Your graphics card make and model can be found under the "settings" tab.
Once you know which card you have, find out if it needs drivers. You can do that by going to the manufacturers website, they often have a tool you can use to find out.

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Post by DeeCee on Sat 14 Jul 2012, 12:53

Found the card, and the drivers. Latest driver was already installed. After reinstalling the problem shifted from my main sims to neigbours (and only a few). It's a lot more playable this way Very Happy
I guess this means the prolem is indeed somewhere in the graphics card? I'll get my brother to take a look at it >.>

Thank you so much for your help <3

(also storeguy: that's what I meant when I said I tried the reset sim cheat Smile )

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sat 14 Jul 2012, 13:17

Hello,

I'd be happy to hear what it turns out to be, in case we see this problem again.

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Post by DeeCee on Sat 14 Jul 2012, 15:16

I'll keep you posted. Thanks for all the help, I really appreciate it

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sat 14 Jul 2012, 18:58

Hello,

You're welcome.

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