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Post by sunshine5 on Thu 06 Sep 2012, 10:46

Hello everyone! Smile

I've got a problem with the graphics. When I play Sims 3 I sometime press the Windows key, just because I've got to check something in the Internet for example, and when I come back to the game the graphics become darker after 3-4 seconds and it's harder to play. I can't solve this problem. If i quit the game and open it again, everything is ok. This happens every time, when I press the Windows key. What should I do?

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Re: Problem with the graphics! [SOLVED]

Post by scarletrose on Thu 06 Sep 2012, 11:16

@sunshine5 wrote:Hello everyone! Smile

I've got a problem with the graphics. When I play Sims 3 I sometime press the Windows key, just because I've got to check something in the Internet for example, and when I come back to the game the graphics become darker after 3-4 seconds and it's harder to play. I can't solve this problem. If i quit the game and open it again, everything is ok. This happens every time, when I press the Windows key. What should I do?

Honestly, I suggest you try playing the sims 3 in windowed mode, that way you won't need to press the windows key. Also maybe try pressing Alt+Tab (hold finger on alt while pressing the tab key) see if they helps, otherwise just try in windowed mode.
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Re: Problem with the graphics! [SOLVED]

Post by sunshine5 on Thu 06 Sep 2012, 11:38

Well, Alt+Tab doesn't work - I've got the same problem. If I play in windowed mode, I've got a problems with the resolution. Sad

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Re: Problem with the graphics! [SOLVED]

Post by invalidusername on Thu 06 Sep 2012, 11:52

I used to have this same problem. It just stopped one day, but I would honestly just suggest not minimizing the game, if at all possible. Set aside some game time, and use that time just for the game, instead of the game, and other computer things.
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Re: Problem with the graphics! [SOLVED]

Post by cagil99 on Thu 06 Sep 2012, 19:37

I know that solution!
1- Open task manager(CTRL+Alt+Del)
2- Go to process tab.
3- Then close something named like igfxtray and in description it says persistance module, select it and end the process
4- Now it should work!
NOTE: You need to do these things everytime you open your computer to get rid of these darkening thing. Hope this helps. Let me know if you solved your problem The Sims 3 plumbob

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Re: Problem with the graphics! [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Thu 06 Sep 2012, 20:26


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Re: Problem with the graphics! [SOLVED]

Post by cagil99 on Thu 06 Sep 2012, 20:31

No admin it not works,, This happened to me too and I did the things I said and it fixed Smile

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Re: Problem with the graphics! [SOLVED]

Post by invalidusername on Thu 06 Sep 2012, 21:06

You can use gamebooster to stop processes that are unnecessary before starting your game. So really, sunshine could use both of your suggestions. XD

EDIT// So i just looked through my gamebooster settings, for what it stops running, and that igfxsrvc process is indeed on the list for what I don't allow running while I'm playing games.
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Re: Problem with the graphics! [SOLVED]

Post by xog420 on Thu 06 Sep 2012, 21:33

when i windowkey outta game i have to ALT+tab 2 time to the game window.. an it works first alt tab to the game window brings me to the black screen second alt tab to the game window gets me back in playin
this only works for me from fullscreen mode
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Re: Problem with the graphics! [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Thu 06 Sep 2012, 21:38

Hello,

That's a known issues, you should not [ALT] + [TAB] out of the game. That's currently the only known fix.

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Re: Problem with the graphics! [SOLVED]

Post by sunshine5 on Fri 07 Sep 2012, 11:53

Both ways don't work. Sad

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Re: Problem with the graphics! [SOLVED]

Post by The Cat In Boots on Fri 07 Sep 2012, 13:54

I have this problem too. I guess it`s too hard for my PC to run anything else during the game. So I just exit game if I need anything else. My PC is really not the best. If you on Windows Vista turn all graphic setting of system to minimum.

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Re: Problem with the graphics! [SOLVED]

Post by sunshine5 on Fri 07 Sep 2012, 15:29

I'm on Windows 7, I think that it isn't hard to play the game. Anyway, maybe the only one solution is not to press the windows/alt+tab key. Smile

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Re: Problem with the graphics! [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Fri 07 Sep 2012, 15:37

Hello,

It is, I'm afraid.
Or you could always try boosting your PC, using step 6: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t4692-game-lag-possible-fixes
It does wonders for a lot of people!

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Re: Problem with the graphics! [SOLVED]

Post by sunshine5 on Fri 07 Sep 2012, 15:49

Admin wrote:
Or you could always try boosting your PC, using step 6: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t4692-game-lag-possible-fixes
It does wonders for a lot of people!
Yes, I tried, the game became faster, but if i press the windows key, the same is happening again. Sad

//EDIT

I tried again, I closed the igfxtray.exe and then I boosted my computer. It works! Smile I don't know how happened, but i think that I solved my problem. Thanks to everybody! Smile

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Re: Problem with the graphics! [SOLVED]

Post by invalidusername on Fri 07 Sep 2012, 19:44

Go into game booster without boosting it. Right under the button to boost, there should be a little tab that says "configure." Click that, then go into the processes list. Somewhere on that list should be that igfx thing. If it is, make sure it's checked off. From there on out, you won't have to go into task manager and search for it. Smile
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Re: Problem with the graphics! [SOLVED]

Post by sunshine5 on Fri 07 Sep 2012, 20:44

@invalidusername wrote:Go into game booster without boosting it. Right under the button to boost, there should be a little tab that says "configure." Click that, then go into the processes list. Somewhere on that list should be that igfx thing. If it is, make sure it's checked off. From there on out, you won't have to go into task manager and search for it. Smile
Ok, thank you. Smile

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Re: Problem with the graphics! [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Fri 07 Sep 2012, 20:46

Hello,

Glad to hear it works now!
Enjoy the game and please let us know if you run into any more problems!

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