Weird graphic issues on Sims 3 and whole expansion packs. What shall I do? [SOLVED]

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Weird graphic issues on Sims 3 and whole expansion packs. What shall I do? [SOLVED]

Post by SecondAndSebring on Sat 28 Jul 2012, 23:01

I'm sorry if this one is already existing, but I really need help. I've never had problems with this before, I played the Sims like I usually did, but I started it up recently and realised that the whole landscape is black, expect for a few buildings. It doesn't show everything in the wardrobe and I can't even create a property, because everything around is BLACK, also a few furnitures.
What am I supposed to do now?
I'm like everytime I start the game and want something new to happen' lol.
Hopeless.
avatar
SecondAndSebring
Posting Nerd
Posting Nerd

Windows version :
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 10

System architecture :
  • 32 bits (x86)
  • 64 bits (x64)

Favourite games : Sims 3, GTA, Dishonored
Female Posts : 41
Points : 1970
Reputation : 5
Join date : 2012-07-28
Age : 21
Location : Germany

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Weird graphic issues on Sims 3 and whole expansion packs. What shall I do? [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 29 Jul 2012, 10:15

Hello,

Try updating your graphics card drivers.
Did you add any mods/cc recently?

_________________
"Under sun and sky, we greet you warmly"

avatar
☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠
Forum Administratrix
First Lady of the Forum
Forum Administratrix First Lady of the Forum

Windows version :
  • Windows 8
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 10

System architecture :
  • 32 bits (x86)
  • 64 bits (x64)

Female Posts : 15112
Points : 20091
Reputation : 1437
Join date : 2011-05-31

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Weird graphic issues on Sims 3 and whole expansion packs. What shall I do? [SOLVED]

Post by SecondAndSebring on Sun 29 Jul 2012, 15:01

Uhhh, how do I update them? Sorry I am just plain stupid.

I don't think I added something recently at all... Wat.

_________________
Tea 5 Tea 5 Tea 5
avatar
SecondAndSebring
Posting Nerd
Posting Nerd

Windows version :
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 10

System architecture :
  • 32 bits (x86)
  • 64 bits (x64)

Favourite games : Sims 3, GTA, Dishonored
Female Posts : 41
Points : 1970
Reputation : 5
Join date : 2012-07-28
Age : 21
Location : Germany

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Weird graphic issues on Sims 3 and whole expansion packs. What shall I do? [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Sun 29 Jul 2012, 16:44

Hello,

Please post your graphic card's model and I'll find the correct driver for you.
Also, are you using a 32-bit or a 64-bit system? And what Operating System?

_________________
Bonsoir, friend.


~ Nobody's gril. ~
avatar
Adwomin
free society
free society

Windows version :
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7

System architecture :
  • 32 bits (x86)
  • 64 bits (x64)

Favourite games : GTA Series, Cities: Skylines, Prison Architect, Borderlands series
Female Posts : 19211
Points : 1026425
Reputation : 2253
Join date : 2010-03-12
Age : 16
Location : Del Perro Heights

View user profile https://www.games4theworld.org

Back to top Go down

Re: Weird graphic issues on Sims 3 and whole expansion packs. What shall I do? [SOLVED]

Post by SecondAndSebring on Sun 29 Jul 2012, 18:25

Admin wrote:Hello,

Please post your graphic card's model and I'll find the correct driver for you.
Also, are you using a 32-bit or a 64-bit system? And what Operating System?


I am using a 64-bit one.
Actually, I had Windows 7 Home Edition, but then I was so stupid and thought it would be cool to try the Windows 8 Release Preview out. It's annoying lol. I'd like to have W7 back, but it isn't possible to remove the Preview. And I don't have the original system on a hardware or something, because it was already installed on the computer when I bought it.

My graphic card's model:

ATI Readon HD 5570 (Engineering Sample - WDDM v1.20)
avatar
SecondAndSebring
Posting Nerd
Posting Nerd

Windows version :
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 10

System architecture :
  • 32 bits (x86)
  • 64 bits (x64)

Favourite games : Sims 3, GTA, Dishonored
Female Posts : 41
Points : 1970
Reputation : 5
Join date : 2012-07-28
Age : 21
Location : Germany

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Weird graphic issues on Sims 3 and whole expansion packs. What shall I do? [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 29 Jul 2012, 18:52

Hello,

Ah, that's your problem I'm afraid. Since Win8 hasn't been officially released, The Sims doesn't work right. It'll probably be patched when it does, but that doesn't help you much. You can try to run it in windows 7 compatibility mode, but I can't guarantee you it'll work.

_________________
"Under sun and sky, we greet you warmly"

avatar
☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠
Forum Administratrix
First Lady of the Forum
Forum Administratrix First Lady of the Forum

Windows version :
  • Windows 8
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 10

System architecture :
  • 32 bits (x86)
  • 64 bits (x64)

Female Posts : 15112
Points : 20091
Reputation : 1437
Join date : 2011-05-31

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Weird graphic issues on Sims 3 and whole expansion packs. What shall I do? [SOLVED]

Post by SecondAndSebring on Sun 29 Jul 2012, 19:38

Lady ElDi wrote:Hello,

Ah, that's your problem I'm afraid. Since Win8 hasn't been officially released, The Sims doesn't work right. It'll probably be patched when it does, but that doesn't help you much. You can try to run it in windows 7 compatibility mode, but I can't guarantee you it'll work.

Dammit, I knew it. I guessed it would have to do something with the W8 thing, but I wasn't really sure.
Well, I might try something and well, I'll watch out for more help.
Thank you btw. Smile
avatar
SecondAndSebring
Posting Nerd
Posting Nerd

Windows version :
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 10

System architecture :
  • 32 bits (x86)
  • 64 bits (x64)

Favourite games : Sims 3, GTA, Dishonored
Female Posts : 41
Points : 1970
Reputation : 5
Join date : 2012-07-28
Age : 21
Location : Germany

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Weird graphic issues on Sims 3 and whole expansion packs. What shall I do? [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Sun 29 Jul 2012, 20:13

Hello,

Let us know if you figured it out.

_________________
Bonsoir, friend.


~ Nobody's gril. ~
avatar
Adwomin
free society
free society

Windows version :
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7

System architecture :
  • 32 bits (x86)
  • 64 bits (x64)

Favourite games : GTA Series, Cities: Skylines, Prison Architect, Borderlands series
Female Posts : 19211
Points : 1026425
Reputation : 2253
Join date : 2010-03-12
Age : 16
Location : Del Perro Heights

View user profile https://www.games4theworld.org

Back to top Go down

Re: Weird graphic issues on Sims 3 and whole expansion packs. What shall I do? [SOLVED]

Post by SecondAndSebring on Tue 31 Jul 2012, 13:47

Well, I had to install everything again and now I'm back to W7. The thing is, that my whole programs and of course my whole Sims3 games got lost. Dammit, I have to download everything again. I just hope it works like it used to. :')

_________________
Tea 5 Tea 5 Tea 5
avatar
SecondAndSebring
Posting Nerd
Posting Nerd

Windows version :
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 10

System architecture :
  • 32 bits (x86)
  • 64 bits (x64)

Favourite games : Sims 3, GTA, Dishonored
Female Posts : 41
Points : 1970
Reputation : 5
Join date : 2012-07-28
Age : 21
Location : Germany

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Weird graphic issues on Sims 3 and whole expansion packs. What shall I do? [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Tue 31 Jul 2012, 13:48

Hello,

We'll keep this topic open for you, let us know the result by then.
It's always good to keep a copy of the original .rar files you downloaded, somewhere (for example) on an external HDD.

_________________
Bonsoir, friend.


~ Nobody's gril. ~
avatar
Adwomin
free society
free society

Windows version :
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7

System architecture :
  • 32 bits (x86)
  • 64 bits (x64)

Favourite games : GTA Series, Cities: Skylines, Prison Architect, Borderlands series
Female Posts : 19211
Points : 1026425
Reputation : 2253
Join date : 2010-03-12
Age : 16
Location : Del Perro Heights

View user profile https://www.games4theworld.org

Back to top Go down

Re: Weird graphic issues on Sims 3 and whole expansion packs. What shall I do? [SOLVED]

Post by SecondAndSebring on Tue 31 Jul 2012, 14:00

Thank You!
Well, I have one but I only managed to copy my pictures and stuff to the external one, because I thought I wouldn't need to do a complete re-install. Let's just hope I won't get in trouble and didn't forget how to install everything correctly.

_________________
Tea 5 Tea 5 Tea 5
avatar
SecondAndSebring
Posting Nerd
Posting Nerd

Windows version :
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 10

System architecture :
  • 32 bits (x86)
  • 64 bits (x64)

Favourite games : Sims 3, GTA, Dishonored
Female Posts : 41
Points : 1970
Reputation : 5
Join date : 2012-07-28
Age : 21
Location : Germany

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Weird graphic issues on Sims 3 and whole expansion packs. What shall I do? [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Tue 31 Jul 2012, 14:05

Hello,

Don't worry about the installation, we're here to help you and there's always this up-to-date topic: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly

You will survive.

_________________
Bonsoir, friend.


~ Nobody's gril. ~
avatar
Adwomin
free society
free society

Windows version :
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7

System architecture :
  • 32 bits (x86)
  • 64 bits (x64)

Favourite games : GTA Series, Cities: Skylines, Prison Architect, Borderlands series
Female Posts : 19211
Points : 1026425
Reputation : 2253
Join date : 2010-03-12
Age : 16
Location : Del Perro Heights

View user profile https://www.games4theworld.org

Back to top Go down

Re: Weird graphic issues on Sims 3 and whole expansion packs. What shall I do? [SOLVED]

Post by SecondAndSebring on Wed 01 Aug 2012, 17:23

So, great news - well more for me. :')
I installed everything without problems, now I have like 10 expansion packs (I'm an addict omg) and everything works totally fine aaand I'm a happy user haha.
Thanks for your advice and help, I'll watch out for updates and if I need help, I know where to go. Smile
x

_________________
Tea 5 Tea 5 Tea 5
avatar
SecondAndSebring
Posting Nerd
Posting Nerd

Windows version :
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 10

System architecture :
  • 32 bits (x86)
  • 64 bits (x64)

Favourite games : Sims 3, GTA, Dishonored
Female Posts : 41
Points : 1970
Reputation : 5
Join date : 2012-07-28
Age : 21
Location : Germany

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Weird graphic issues on Sims 3 and whole expansion packs. What shall I do? [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Wed 01 Aug 2012, 18:33

Hello,

Indeed, you know where to find us if you ever need help!
Enjoy playing The Sims 3 and please do let us know if you need any kind of assistance!

_________________
Bonsoir, friend.


~ Nobody's gril. ~
avatar
Adwomin
free society
free society

Windows version :
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7

System architecture :
  • 32 bits (x86)
  • 64 bits (x64)

Favourite games : GTA Series, Cities: Skylines, Prison Architect, Borderlands series
Female Posts : 19211
Points : 1026425
Reputation : 2253
Join date : 2010-03-12
Age : 16
Location : Del Perro Heights

View user profile https://www.games4theworld.org

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum