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  • Folks, I appreciate all the love and attention as always. But please, my wall is not a one-stop center for tech support. It's very difficult for me to work with conversations that happen here, and they all get deleted after a certain number of days anyway so the answers won't be as helpful or searchable to others.

    For Tech assistance with TS3:
    http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/categories/technical-discussions-en
    (There is a message thread on there especially for New Members who cannot start their own.)

    For help with NRaas mods, please join us and post at NRaas. It is what we are there for.
    http://nraas.wikispaces.com/page/messages/Chatterbox
    (Yes, Wikispaces is shutting down but you can ignore those warnings. We will have moved to our new site before that happens.)
    June 20
  • KIERSI
    Hey there! So I was the one you were helping a little while back about the computer for sims 3 + expansions packs. I've decided to go ahead and take the plunge and get the recommended computer (CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme GXIVR8020A5 Desktop Gaming PC (Intel i5-8400 6 Core Processor, AMD RX 580 4GB, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB 7200RPM HDD, WiFi, Win 10 Home 64-bit), Black - VR Ready). I know you said something about having to cap the frame rates as well as getting the game to recognize the new graphics card. Just so I can hit the ground running, is there any links you could provide to me or step-by-step instructions I could follow to do this for that particular computer listed above? I'm a little afraid I got in over my head and won't be able to make it work, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

    Thanks so much in advance!
    June 20
    • igazor
      igazor
      There isn't any point in preparing for this exercise until you have the computer in your hands and TS3 actually installed on it. :)
  • dstokkers
    Hello, I have an Asus Zenbook Pro UX550VD, with an NVIDIA GTX 1050. Can you please explain to me how to get this card recognised.
    June 20
  • newihz
    Dear Igazor,

    Sorry I'm asking a question here. I meant to send you a pm but I couldn't find the button to do so.

    Firstly, some background information on my computer. I have an i7-8700 processor, and a GTX 1070ti GPU. When I started up The Sims 4 for the first time, the game told me that my graphics card could not be found. I scoured the net for information on this, and this has led me to this forum.

    I have a few questions that I hope you could help me on.
    1) My config file says Found 0, Supported 1. I believe that means that the game still does not detect my GPU.
    2) Since my game does not detect the GPU, does that mean that the i7 processor is now providing the graphics processing? Meaning that my GPU is idle as I play and not utilised at all.
    3) My game runs super smooth without any hitches at all, and I read your other post regarding capping the FPS to match your monitor, which I have at 144hz.

    My main question however, is whether it is key to have the game recognise your GPU?
    June 10
    • igazor
      igazor
      Whether a game is using your Nvidia card or not can be seen by setting the Nvidia Control Panel to Display GPU Activity Icon in Notification Area. It should be a choice on the pulldown menu at the top of the Nvidia Control Panel, under Desktop.

      There is no such thing as the i7 processor providing graphics, at least not directly in any truly usable way. If you have dual graphics, more common on laptops, then it is possible that you have an Intel integrated chip that is in control until the Nvidia is instructed to take over. If you do not have dual graphics, then your Nvidia is being used or else you would have nothing but emergency situation graphics provided -- everything would look like you were booted into Safe Mode or you would have no visuals at all and the games would not run.

      Your card being not recognized by a game does not necessarily mean it is not being used. "Not Recognized" is not the same thing as "Not Detected." As to how important formal card recognition is to a game vs. being used without being formally recognized, I can only answer that with respect to TS3. You said that you are playing TS4. The two games are very different from each other and I do not own or play TS4, therefore cannot comment or provide any real assistance. We have threads set up for New Members of the forum on both games' sections so that questions like this can be posted in the areas that will get the attention of those who can help better. It would be best to post on one of these.

      TS4: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/878318/thread-for-new-members-to-post-game-issues#latest

      TS3: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/893122/thread-for-new-members-to-post-their-sims-3-game-issues#latest
  • Tia_Pixie
    Hi there! Sorry for posting on wall, I couldn't find a PM function. I've been lurking in the "Which laptop?" threads for a while and you always seem really helpful and friendly so I'm hoping you could help me out? I cannot for the life of me find the button to create a new discussion on the forum even after reading a How To about it... I'm after a laptop to play all TS3 expansions and ~1GB of CC, and TS4 and a couple of expansions, and then I've got a couple of other games (e.g. Assassin's Creed) that I'd also like to run. 'm in the UK and I've configured a laptop on PC Specialist (can't post link because I'm new) but I'm worried about ordering a custom computer so I've been looking for similar spec but pre-made, one that I've seen is the Gigabyte Aero 15W or MSI GS65. Looking around the £1200-£1800 mark as I'm hoping it will last me quite a few years. Be great to get your opinion! Your posts have already been so helpful - Thanks so much! Tia
    June 9
    • igazor
      igazor
      Hi there. We have a thread set up for those with New Member status seeking tech support over here (links don't work on wall post replies, so you will have to copy/paste. It would be best to post over there. There is a similar thread on the TS4 section of the forum.
      ussion/893122/thread-for-new-members-to-post-their-sims-3-game-issues#latest

      To use links such as to your PC config, it's okay to break up the beginning part so you can post them and we can figure out what was meant such as by using "h.t.t.p.s." or something similar.
    • igazor
      igazor
      Sorry, let's try that again.
      http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/893122/thread-for-new-members-to-post-their-sims-3-game-issues#latest
    • Tia_Pixie
      Tia_Pixie
      Thank you! I will post there :)
  • Simsyay2000
    Hello, please help me.

    I'm using the story progression mod and register (immigration is enabled). I am generating 0 immigration pressure points despite having rapid immigration set to 1000. Gauge is set to 1.

    Please help and tell me how to generate pressure to get immigrants. I have 20 empty houses I want to fill.

    Thanks so much.
    May 26
    • igazor
      igazor
      Hi there. Mod usage questions like this are really best addressed by posting at NRaas. It's what we are there for. But let's see what I can do to explain here.

      You appear to be mixing up around three different concepts. If your SP Immigration Gauge is set to 1 (that's really low!), the mod will check on the pressure reading once a sim day or so depending on how fast progression is running overall in your world. If the total pressure reports at anything greater than the Gauge setting, then at most one household will immigrate in that day. Then no more from that source until the next check. There are a lot of ingredients that go into the daily Pressure score, including career slots open for resident sims' co-workers and bosses, the need for more sims of each age group to balance things out, the need for sims to have more choices for friends and romantic partners, populate community lots, etc., plus a random element that makes the actual Pressure score vary a bit every day.

      Rapid Immigration is different. It's a very temporary setting and is essentially an "order" for new households to arrive right away. If you set Rapid for let's say 10, then a new household will try to immigrate in every five sim minutes or so until 10 tries are attempted and the Rapid setting decrements back down to 0. The Gauge must be >0 for Rapid to work at all, but other than that there is no correlation between the two.

      So the question becomes, why are you not getting any immigration at all? On the once daily checks still reporting a Pressure score of 0, is it the case that any sims live in this world at all? There won't be any Pressure for friends, romance, co-workers, etc. if no one lives in town or has a job to drive these needs up. On the Rapid option, I think 1,000 might be too high a value to use there and it might be getting ignored. No one, I don't think, has 1,000 empty houses to fill. Try something lower like 10 or 20 to start, and see how that goes. Then you can try "ordering up" some more by setting Rapid to a value like that a second time, etc. until you have enough sims in town. But it really shouldn't take very long for SP to fill these Rapid orders.

      Or, another possibility, is that these empty houses you have arranged are not being deemed suitable for any sims to move into. The requirements aren't that high, but they are pretty strict -- each one must have a refrigerator and enough beds/cribs (and pet beds if relevant) to attract households of the size you are expecting to live there. They also must be of lot type Residential-Regular as viewed in Edit Town, not the Player Ownable kind as those are reserved for your actively played households to move into.

      And finally, Register has nothing to do with this. Register governs Role/Service Sims, not residents. What Register "Immigration" enabled does is spawn new, usually homeless, NPCs to take up assignments to role-giving objects around town like cash registers, bars, bouncer ropes, and stylist stations. It does not foster new resident households moving in unless you want your town's housing full of cash register attendants and LN bartenders who don't have much of a life beyond their impossibly long work shifts. :)

      Does any of that help at all?
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