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Post by TudorQueen on Thu 06 Sep 2012, 17:31

Hey everyone! First i want to thank G4TW again for being so awesome!!
Now... I have this problem for a while but it only happened with Pets and now with Supernatural. I'm playing and the game freezes, the screen flashes black and the only way to get out of it is to ctrl+alt+del or wait for it to crash. I have no mods or CC and already applied the ultimate fix (latest update) and the game is up to date too... This has been going on for a while but I thought that with the new update it would stop Crying or Very sad
The games I have installed are:

- Sims 3
- Ambitions
- Generations
- Pets
- Supernatural

Other than this the game works fine Wat. don't now why it keeps happening...

Thanks again for the awesomeness!! Very Happy
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Re: Sims 3 freezes and flashes black.[SOLVED]

Post by kidrock2k12 on Thu 06 Sep 2012, 17:38

it could be as simple as seeing if theres some update for your grathics card that could be the problem
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Re: Sims 3 freezes and flashes black.[SOLVED]

Post by TudorQueen on Thu 06 Sep 2012, 17:41

@kidrock2k12 wrote:it could be as simple as seeing if theres some update for your grathics card that could be the problem

I hadn't thought of that since it only happened with the last 2 games... My card is a NVidia GEFORCE 7400 (not sure if it helps). I played without pets a while back but I can't remember if it happened too Razz thanks!!
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Re: Sims 3 freezes and flashes black.[SOLVED]

Post by invalidusername on Thu 06 Sep 2012, 19:20

As soon as Admin sees this, he'll be able to help you get any updates for your card. Smile
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Re: Sims 3 freezes and flashes black.[SOLVED]

Post by kidrock2k12 on Thu 06 Sep 2012, 19:35

go on the Nvidia website and get the update its more then enougth to handel the game as a computer tech my self i think that your card may need an update or lower details
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Re: Sims 3 freezes and flashes black.[SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Thu 06 Sep 2012, 20:32

Hello,

Try this update, please: http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/win7-winvista-64bit-301.42-whql-driver-uk.html
If possible, choose "Custom" and "Clean installation" during the wizard.

If that didn't work either, please tell me: do you have any Mods or Custom Content?
If the answer is "No", please try step 6: games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t4692-game-lag-possible-fixes

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Re: Sims 3 freezes and flashes black.[SOLVED]

Post by TudorQueen on Fri 07 Sep 2012, 11:15

Thank you everyone!! I'll try it and then let you know how it worked out Very Happy
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Re: Sims 3 freezes and flashes black.[SOLVED]

Post by invalidusername on Fri 07 Sep 2012, 11:16

Good luck! We'll be awaiting the results. Smile
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Re: Sims 3 freezes and flashes black.[SOLVED]

Post by Anneloine on Fri 07 Sep 2012, 12:15

Hello everyone!

This is my first time here, as I'm having the same problems as TudorQueen.
My game freezes and flashes black, and then crashes. This happens mainly in character creation.

I got The sims 3; Supernatural yesterday from origin and that was when this started happening. I also updated to 1.38 when the update came out. Something I possibly shouldn't have done. I haven't played the game in the time between the update and yesterday when I got supernatural.

I'm not very good with computers, but mine is brand new, and I think my graphic card is NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 630M. At least that's what it says on my computer.

I really love The sims 3, and I was so bummed when I couldn't play my new game yesterday.

Have a good one guys Very Happy
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Re: Sims 3 freezes and flashes black.[SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Fri 07 Sep 2012, 15:00

@Anneloine wrote:Hello everyone!

This is my first time here, as I'm having the same problems as TudorQueen.
My game freezes and flashes black, and then crashes. This happens mainly in character creation.

I got The sims 3; Supernatural yesterday from origin and that was when this started happening. I also updated to 1.38 when the update came out. Something I possibly shouldn't have done. I haven't played the game in the time between the update and yesterday when I got supernatural.

I'm not very good with computers, but mine is brand new, and I think my graphic card is NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 630M. At least that's what it says on my computer.

I really love The sims 3, and I was so bummed when I couldn't play my new game yesterday.

Have a good one guys Very Happy
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Re: Sims 3 freezes and flashes black.[SOLVED]

Post by TudorQueen on Fri 07 Sep 2012, 23:15

The NVIDIA update was not compatible with my windows so 'm trying the gamebooster now Smile I'll let you know how it goes!

//EDIT

Unfortunetely it didn't work Crying or Very sad I have to save the game every two minutes and still I just lost some progress *sigh* thanks for the help everyone!
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Re: Sims 3 freezes and flashes black.[SOLVED]

Post by Aɾყα on Sat 08 Sep 2012, 09:56

Hello,

You got the wrong update, I'm sure Admin will have a different link for you once he sees that. He mistakenly gave you a link for win7/Vista 64-bit so that obviously doesn't work with your windows version. Please check back later for his reply.

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Re: Sims 3 freezes and flashes black.[SOLVED]

Post by TudorQueen on Sat 08 Sep 2012, 16:51

Lady ElDi wrote:Hello,

You got the wrong update, I'm sure Admin will have a different link for you once he sees that. He mistakenly gave you a link for win7/Vista 64-bit so that obviously doesn't work with your windows version. Please check back later for his reply.

Thanks! It was my fault for not posting all the computer requirements Razz I'll be waiting
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Re: Sims 3 freezes and flashes black.[SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Sat 08 Sep 2012, 17:44

Hello,

My bad, sorry!
Here is the correct one:

32-bit: http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/winxp-301.42-whql-driver-uk.html
64-bit:
http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/winxp64-301.42-whql-driver-uk.html

Hope this helps!
If possible, choose "Custom" and "Clean installation" during the installation wizard. Do not forget to restart your PC after installation.

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Re: Sims 3 freezes and flashes black.[SOLVED]

Post by TudorQueen on Sat 08 Sep 2012, 18:03

It didn't work... it says "this graphic controller couldn't find a compatible graphic hardware" Wat.
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Re: Sims 3 freezes and flashes black.[SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Sat 08 Sep 2012, 18:14

Hello,

Hehe, so, you're on Windows XP, right?

Also, do you have any previous graphic drivers? Please go to Computer and then click the Add or edit a program tab. Search for any "NVIDIA" graphic drivers.

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Post by TudorQueen on Mon 10 Sep 2012, 19:42

Sorry it took so long to answer... In "add or edit programs" I have 1 NVIDIA Drivers file.
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Re: Sims 3 freezes and flashes black.[SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Mon 10 Sep 2012, 22:23

Hello,

Remove all the other drivers and try again?

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Re: Sims 3 freezes and flashes black.[SOLVED]

Post by TudorQueen on Tue 11 Sep 2012, 22:56

It worked!! Thank you so much!! Very Happy
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Re: Sims 3 freezes and flashes black.[SOLVED]

Post by Aɾყα on Wed 12 Sep 2012, 12:08


Hello,

You’re welcome.
Don’t hesitate to post if you have questions or problems again!
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Post by Adwomin on Wed 12 Sep 2012, 18:33

Hello there,

Lol, I'm surprised it actually did!

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