First up, I'm not great with computers so I have no idea what I'm talking about, hahahaha. I just want to play Sims 3
My brother-in-law is in I.T. so I can get him to install it/buy it. But he knows nothing about Sims and isn't here.
I'm having difficulty matching the 'minimum specs' thread to what I actually have.
I downloaded that CPU-Z thing that determines your computer's ******** and organs or whatever. People were talking about it. I also right clicked properties under My Computer and these were my results (I have no idea what I'm doing)
Oh, and I'm running Windows XP. I might be getting Vista in a week or two, but my brother-in-law told me to get Windows something something 7 instead.
Anyway, these were the results and I just wanted to know if I had the sufficient system requirements:
I've installed the game. It plays and loads quickly, but the graphics are just as bad as Sims 1. It's terrible. Upon turning them up to the highest quality (they were defaulted to the lowest possible), the screen went a bit darker in contrast for a few seconds, then went entirely black except for the "main user interface puck" at the bottom.
So I switched the settings back to low, then changed the settings back to high but this time changed the resolution from 600 x 800 to something like 1280 x 1024 and that worked. Except then everything lagged sooo badly. I was scrolling in and out trying to warm it up or something, but it was lagging and the graphics were so bad.
Anyway my question is how can I make it faster and improve the graphics? So that it's actually worth playing. I don't mind going out and buying more RAM, a better GHz P4 processor or a video card (❤️❤️❤️❤️ are all these things? hahahahah - price isn't an issue as my birthday was June 2nd
I really hope I don't have to buy a new computer. The one I have is 4 years old, but I bought it when I was 13 using childhood savings from birthday parties. Although from what I've heard on here, it's better to buy the parts and assemble your own computer...
Sorry I talk so much.
Thanks for reading and thanks heaps in advance to those who offer help