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Post by PatdBest on Thu 15 Nov 2012, 11:13

hello!! i just downloaded The Sims 3 and The Sims 3 Late Night expansion and installed both of them... But I have a problem. whenever i open the launcher and click on play button, a black screen appears for about 2 minutes and then the game starts. The game works perfectly but sometimes it lags. and when I exit the game, again same black screen appears for '4-5 minutes' and i get way too much frustrated. Sometimes after that black screen at end, my pc crashes... I want a solution for this problems.. Help
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Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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AMD 760G

I will be very thankful if anyone helps. Thank You Smile

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Re: The Sims 3 startup and closing problems

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Thu 15 Nov 2012, 11:46

Hello,

Start by avoiding the launcher and using TS3W.exe (in the base game bin). Other than that, it's pretty much normal that it'll take a while for the game to properly close. Unless your pc is awesome but it looks like it's average.
It's not recommended to interrupt this, TS3 is finicky like that and it could corrupt your save(s) if the game doesn't close properly, weird as that may sound.
You could try to speed up the process a little by using Gamebooster, which helps by turning off unneeded processes your PC is working on as you start the game.

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Re: The Sims 3 startup and closing problems

Post by PatdBest on Fri 16 Nov 2012, 05:37

Lady ElDi wrote:Hello,Start by avoiding the launcher and using TS3W.exe (in the base game bin). Other than that, it's pretty much normal that it'll take a while for the game to properly close. Unless your pc is awesome but it looks like it's average.It's not recommended to interrupt this, TS3 is finicky like that and it could corrupt your save(s) if the game doesn't close properly, weird as that may sound.You could try to speed up the process a little by using Gamebooster, which helps by turning off unneeded processes your PC is working on as you start the game.

Thanks for your reply. I have already tried opening the game from TS3W.exe but still i had the same problem. And I use GameBooster for playing all games but it has no effect on the gameplay Sad Please could you suggest me another way to get rid off this problem? Thanks

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sat 17 Nov 2012, 13:24

Hello,

Well I think there's not much you can do about this. Avoiding the launcher will reduce the time it takes to load because you avoid loading the launcher. But other than that, there's not much you can do.

The only thing I can suggest is switching to a different OS. Win 7 64-bit seems like a bit much for a pc with just 2GB RAM. You may not notice when you're browsing or using office, but it'll make a difference if you switch to Vista or even XP.
If that's too drastic to your liking, you'll have to accept the black screen that appears for 2 minutes. Just, start the game and go grab a snack, you won't have to notice.

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Post by PatdBest on Sat 17 Nov 2012, 14:23

what if I expand my ram to 4GB? will it be capable for win 7 64 bit??

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Post by Adwomin on Sat 17 Nov 2012, 21:56

@PatdBest wrote:what if I expand my ram to 4GB? will it be capable for win 7 64 bit??
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32-bit systems can only use a maximum of about 3-4GB RAM. 64-bit supports up to about 32GB of RAM.
Windows 7 64-bit is definitely worth it.

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Post by PatdBest on Sun 18 Nov 2012, 14:51

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@PatdBest wrote:what if I expand my ram to 4GB? will it be capable for win 7 64 bit??
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32-bit systems can only use a maximum of about 3-4GB RAM. 64-bit supports up to about 32GB of RAM.
Windows 7 64-bit is definitely worth it.

Hello Admin sir, please could you tell me that how much ram is needed for playing The Sims 3 without any problem in 64-bit?? And what Graphics Card is recommended for gaming?

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Post by Adwomin on Sun 18 Nov 2012, 15:03

Hello there,

For smooth PC performance in general, I do recommend 3-4GB of RAM.
As for the GPU, there are a lot of good (and not too overpriced) GPU's out there. What kinds of games do you want to play?

You should visit your local hardware store and see what they have to offer.

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Re: The Sims 3 startup and closing problems

Post by PatdBest on Sun 18 Nov 2012, 15:07

Admin wrote:Hello there,

For smooth PC performance in general, I do recommend 3-4GB of RAM.
As for the GPU, there are a lot of good (and not too overpriced) GPU's out there. What kinds of games do you want to play?

You should visit your local hardware store and see what they have to offer.

I want to play all the latest games like call of duty, assassins creed 3, 18WoS Extreme Trucker 2,etc. What you gpu recommend for these types of games? Smile

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Post by Adwomin on Sun 18 Nov 2012, 15:36

@PatdBest wrote:
Admin wrote:Hello there,

For smooth PC performance in general, I do recommend 3-4GB of RAM.
As for the GPU, there are a lot of good (and not too overpriced) GPU's out there. What kinds of games do you want to play?

You should visit your local hardware store and see what they have to offer.

I want to play all the latest games like call of duty, assassins creed 3, 18WoS Extreme Trucker 2,etc. What you gpu recommend for these types of games? Smile
Hello,

What is your budget? Do you prefer ATI or NVIDIA?

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Re: The Sims 3 startup and closing problems

Post by PatdBest on Mon 19 Nov 2012, 07:44

my budget is $50 to $60 and for preference, I don't have much knowledge about graphic cards. Please can you recommend? Thanks...

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Post by Adwomin on Mon 19 Nov 2012, 17:27

Hello,

Yes, it's kind of hard for me to recommend something with that budget, because I do not know you local prices.
The prices for products here and there tend to be different.

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Post by PatdBest on Tue 20 Nov 2012, 07:11

anyways, thanks admin for giving your precious time Smile

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Post by Adwomin on Wed 21 Nov 2012, 19:23

Hello,

You're welcome! Sorry I can't help with that problem. But I recommend you visit a local hardware store or wait for someone from India to reply here.

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