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Post by nomanoma on Wed 17 Oct 2012, 01:41

Hi. I was wondering if there is anyone else having the same issue, or is it just me, and can anyone suggest what is the cause. I use external program to enable vsync. I have 1.82GB mods in 22 packages and 846MB of 33 sims3packs. I disable DEP for TS3W.exe only. intermittence occurs as well apart from the choppiness. And I have another question, is there any effects if we use alt-tab in game, like freezing or crash?



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Re: choppy animation when using ultra speed. [SOLVED]

Post by rob0tz on Wed 17 Oct 2012, 09:03

Your game settings are extremely high for having only 4gb of ram; I have 6gb of ram and my settings are set to half for most of those things and it still slows down at times. And of course it's going to get a little choppy with all those high settings AND on ultra speed- There are a ton of things that the game has to process; All the textures, reflections, and shadows really add up.

Try and run it with default settings, and if those are your defaults, then try and lower them. It's pretty simple.

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Re: choppy animation when using ultra speed. [SOLVED]

Post by nomanoma on Wed 17 Oct 2012, 10:19

I see. I'll try with reduced settings.

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I can see the difference though like you said it doesn't fully eliminate the choppiness and delayed navigational response.

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Re: choppy animation when using ultra speed. [SOLVED]

Post by rob0tz on Wed 17 Oct 2012, 10:54

A couple other huge factors in your problem could be:

1. Using an external program to enable vsync. I have no idea what this means, but using another program, on top of a huge program like the sims could definitely slow it down.

and 2. Mods; I bet 95% of any issues the game has for users is based on faulty mods that just can't keep up with the latest game patches. The game offers quite a lot in itself, I haven't had the NEED for mods, then again I'm not a sims movie maker, storyteller, etc. The best bet for ideal gameplay without issues would be to uninstall any mods.

And to answer you're other question about alt+tab; For me, personally, when I alt+tab everything works out okay, no crashes or anything. However, when I load the game again the screen/colors are darker and I have to go to options and change the screen refresh rate from what it's on, I don't accept the changes, and it goes back to looking fine.

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Re: choppy animation when using ultra speed. [SOLVED]

Post by nomanoma on Wed 17 Oct 2012, 11:54

1. Using an external program to enable vsync. I have no idea what this
means, but using another program, on top of a huge program like the sims
could definitely slow it down.

in my case I force vsync on using ATI tray tools.

2. Mods; I bet 95% of any issues the game has for users is based on
faulty mods that just can't keep up with the latest game patches.

For that reason I have outdated base game version.

For me, personally, when I alt+tab everything works out okay, no crashes
or anything. However, when I load the game again the screen/colors are
darker and I have to go to options and change the screen refresh rate
from what it's on, I don't accept the changes, and it goes back to
looking fine.

I don't have that issue but sometimes when it took a long time to finish saving I switched to desktop. there were also times when it took forever to save so I knew that I had to terminate the process.

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Re: choppy animation when using ultra speed. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Wed 17 Oct 2012, 18:49

rob0tz wrote:Your game settings are extremely high for having only 4gb of ram; I have 6gb of ram and my settings are set to half for most of those things and it still slows down at times. And of course it's going to get a little choppy with all those high settings AND on ultra speed- There are a ton of things that the game has to process; All the textures, reflections, and shadows really add up.

Try and run it with default settings, and if those are your defaults, then try and lower them. It's pretty simple.
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You should be able to run the game on highest settings with 4GB RAM without any problems, but you need a reasonable GPU too.
It's not all about the RAM.

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Re: choppy animation when using ultra speed. [SOLVED]

Post by t2sink on Wed 17 Oct 2012, 19:06

Have you updated your graphics card? I'm have no idea what one of the following is the one you have since there are 3 (that I see) SAPPHIRE HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 PCIE products on http://www.sapphiretech.com, so try to compare what features you have to them, and download the latest files from it. First, Second, and Third.

rob0tz wrote:Your game settings are extremely high for having only 4gb of ram; I have 6gb of ram and my settings are set to half for most of those things and it still slows down at times. And of course it's going to get a little choppy with all those high settings AND on ultra speed- There are a ton of things that the game has to process; All the textures, reflections, and shadows really add up.

Which is mainly the purpose of a graphic's card, not RAM, and The Sims 3 doesn't use more then 2 gb of RAM unless the RAM Patch is put in. Then it also matters how powerful of a graphic's card it is, I have no clue where the OP graphic card does stand.
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But with that you should try to lower your settings all the way, and uncheck the checkboxes, and see if that removes the choppyness.
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Re: choppy animation when using ultra speed. [SOLVED]

Post by Drazard on Wed 17 Oct 2012, 19:31

Wow ! another 6000 series video card !

just type this on cheat box

resetSim if your going to fast forward your game it will reduce some freeze in your sims


BTW

You can run any games with ultra high with that kind of video card

cause my video card is AMD Radeon 6800 Series

and I can run most of the game with ultra high quality


make sure to update your video card driver :3

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Re: choppy animation when using ultra speed. [SOLVED]

Post by nomanoma on Thu 18 Oct 2012, 04:59

You should be able to run the game on highest settings with 4GB RAM without any problems, but you need a reasonable GPU too.
It's not all about the RAM.

yeah I know, mine is a mid-range card. I thought that The Sims 3 is not that demanding, but I when I think about it, just like Simcity 4 this game surely needs a lot of processing power. but wait, isn't my CPU the one that bottlenecks things here?

But with that you should try to lower your settings all the way, and
uncheck the checkboxes, and see if that removes the choppyness.

I tried it. no more intermittence, I guess because I didn't run that long enough. but now that I think about it, the game is supposed to look choppy when running in ultra speed, kind of like frameskip, but the navigation and the in-game menu also delayed. I think it is inevitable since the game is busy processing a lot of stuff.

You can run any games with ultra high with that kind of video card

cause my video card is AMD Radeon 6800 Series

and I can run most of the game with ultra high quality

It's relative I guess, certain settings/games may require heavy processing power on CPU's side.

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Re: choppy animation when using ultra speed. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Thu 18 Oct 2012, 21:58

Hello,

Might be the CPU, although it looks reasonable.
What does this test say: http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/intro.aspx ?

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Re: choppy animation when using ultra speed. [SOLVED]

Post by nomanoma on Fri 19 Oct 2012, 16:24

What does this test say: www systemrequirementslab com/cyri/intro.aspx ?



Admin and other members, I think it's ok because I just want to know your opinions on this matter. The gameplay is ok on normal speed.

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Re: choppy animation when using ultra speed. [SOLVED]

Post by invalidusername on Fri 19 Oct 2012, 17:28

Personally, I'd recommend turning down the graphics, using gamebooster, and going through your mods. Gamebooster can help, even if your computer can run the games just fine without it.
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Re: choppy animation when using ultra speed. [SOLVED]

Post by nomanoma on Fri 19 Oct 2012, 17:48

Personally, I'd recommend turning down the graphics, using gamebooster,
and going through your mods. Gamebooster can help, even if your computer
can run the games just fine without it.

ok I'll try it later.

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Re: choppy animation when using ultra speed. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Fri 19 Oct 2012, 21:54

Hello,

So, are you sure you're on version 1.39 of the game? Currently the latest version.

You can check this by opening your game launcher and hovering your mouse over the base game icon in the lower-left corner of the screen. It starts with 1.xx.x .

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Re: choppy animation when using ultra speed. [SOLVED]

Post by nomanoma on Sat 20 Oct 2012, 01:24

So, are you sure you're on version 1.39 of the game? Currently the latest version.

me? no. I intentionally play an outdated game because I cannot part with some mods that are no longer updated.

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Re: choppy animation when using ultra speed. [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sat 20 Oct 2012, 12:52

Hello,

Which mods if you don't mind me asking? There could be alternatives, or it could work with a newer version of the game.
Personally, I would let this issue go though, it's not as if you play on fast forward. It's meant to speed you through those moments that on't let you play your sim such as work or sleep. It's not there to look good. And I'm not sure it can be fixed to your (or anyone's) satisfaction.

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Re: choppy animation when using ultra speed. [SOLVED]

Post by nomanoma on Sat 20 Oct 2012, 15:44

I would let this issue go though, it's not as if you play
on fast forward. It's meant to speed you through those moments that
on't let you play your sim such as work or sleep. It's not there to look
good. And I'm not sure it can be fixed to your (or anyone's)
satisfaction.

Actually it's not an issue anymore. It's just that I don't know how to call it solved, maybe this
Admin and other members, I think it's ok because I just want to know
your opinions on this matter. The gameplay is ok on normal speed.
doesn't convey the message.

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Re: choppy animation when using ultra speed. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Sat 20 Oct 2012, 17:01

Hello,

If it's not an issue to you, I'll close the topic.
We usually try to offer help when people are about to give up. Just because we don't like to see people giving up.

Enjoy your game and please let us know if you need any more assistance in the future!

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