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  • Cyathiums
    Hello, I can't make new thread as a new member so pardon me for texting you here. I just got TS3 through Steam and installed it but the whole game is too bright/glowing/washed out. I using Win10 with i5 and GTX 1050. Please help me, thank you so much. Here a screenshot: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1x3rzrXMUudglPShZQtbZRsMEXeFNsCvu
    November 9
    • igazor
      igazor
      The biggest favor you can do for your game and hardware, if you have not already done so, is arrange vertical sync for TS3w.exe (with the "w" since Steam conveys a Patch 1.67 install currently) on the Nvidia Control Panel, verify with the in-game cheat code that your fps is being capped to stay under 60 or whatever the refresh rate of your monitor is, and if not then add Nvidia Inspector to the mix to explicitly set the fps cap. TS3 being an older game has no functional built-in fps limiter. That's the short version, and it may (or may not) have anything to do with the excessive brightness you are seeing.

      Also do not use GeForce Experience to optimize the settings, this can be undone with a single click if you already have, as that makes a mess of older games like TS3.

      For more help if needed with the above, and if it ends up doing nothing for your brightness issues, this is a good place to post. No offense intended or taken at all, but I can't stand trying to provide tech support through wall posts here.
      https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/893122/thread-for-new-members-to-post-their-sims-3-game-issues#latest

      In this case, and since I myself do not have Nvidia cards (mine are all AMD) and must use different tools than you would have to manage them, you might also want to cross-post here if no response seems to be forthcoming as the helpers on AHQ can be very thorough in providing this kind of assistance.
      https://answers.ea.com/t5/Technical-Issues-PC/bd-p/the-sims-3
    • Cyathiums
      Cyathiums
      Thank you so much, I will try it.
  • BubbElina
    Hello, I'm unsure of how to create a thread or which one to post this in, so I will do it here. I'm wondering if my laptop will be able to run The Sims 3 without being fried - even better if it can run well. This is my dxdiag: https://pastebin.com/8yGUnmZg
    October 29
    • BubbElina
      BubbElina
      Additional info: I'm going to have all the EPs and probably custom content as well
    • igazor
      igazor
      Your laptop is strong enough to run the entire game (all EPs and a reasonable amount of CC) on high settings. Once installed, you will need to use the Nvidia Control Panel to set up a profile for TS3.exe (for Origin/Patch 1.69) or TS3w.exe (with the "w" for Disc or Steam/Patch 1.67), set it to use the High Performance card as you have dual graphics, and switch Vertical Sync to On or Adaptive. You will then need to check the actual fps rates you get in-game using the fps on cheat code as your card is strong enough to throw wildly high frame rates otherwise and, if they are running higher than the refresh rate of your monitor which seems to be 120 Hz (so 120 fps), add Nvidia Inspector to explicitly cap the frame rate for TS3 to 120 (or 60 if that works out better).

      If you need any assistance with any of the above, this is the place for those with New Membership status to post:
      https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/893122/thread-for-new-members-to-post-their-sims-3-game-issues#latest
    • BubbElina
      BubbElina
      Thank you!
  • Tara2018
    Hello I am back for the last time(hopefully) I have money sooner than I thought which is fun. I have a budget of around $600 USD for a desktop to run sims 3 and 4. I prefer high but I’m fine with medium settings. I will have CC and mods. Thanks for any help!
    October 28
    • igazor
      igazor
      Since you still have New Member status and the prior thread we were posting on got locked up, I've started a new one for you here: https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/968090/new-thread-for-tara2018
  • kittensquad
    I have nrass installed but it's missing a lot of settings from the master controller in game. For example, when i first installed the mod options like family funds appeared and now they're gone. So was end pregnancy, pause pregnancy, etc. Why did all these options dissapear in my game? :(
    October 7
    • igazor
      igazor
      The commands you are describing require both the MasterController base mod and its MC Cheats add-on module. Do you have both in play? In the case of the pregnancy commands, of course they will only show on a sim who is actually pregnant.
    • kittensquad
      kittensquad
      dont think i have the mc cheats add on. i need selectability again cause it no longer appears on my mod commands
    • igazor
      igazor
      Selectability is another example of a command that requires MC Cheats. Are you having problems downloading and installing the MC Cheats module? The modules are on the same download page as the base mods, scroll down a bit to see them.
      http://www.nraas.net/community/MasterController
    • kittensquad
      kittensquad
      yes i am. i installed it and it's still not showing up in game :(
    • kittensquad
      kittensquad
      https://www.nraas.net/community/MasterController-Cheats this?
    • igazor
      igazor
      Yes, that is the download page for MC Cheats. So with the game not running you unzipped the download and placed the package file in Mods\Packages right where the base mod is, correct? And you cleared (deleted) the scriptCache.package file on the top level of your TS3 user game folder? That should have done it, the "extra" more advanced MC commands should then show up.
    • kittensquad
      kittensquad
      i did. nothing showed up in game.
    • kittensquad
      kittensquad
      https://i.imgur.com/IUVARAD.jpg this is what shows up in game
    • igazor
      igazor
      It does look like the MC Cheats module is missing then. The module is unzipped, the cache cleared...try a fresh download? Sorry, but do not know what else to suggest.
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