Sims 3

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  1. Inunah
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    Inunah The Female Mistaken for a Male.

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    Is there any way to get our FPS to max at more than like 7? We had to use some hack that told Sims 3 we had Pixel Shader 2.0, since we don't have any Pixel Shader, but it's uber slow. It's not unplayable, just uber uber slow...

    We've set the resolution to 600x800 and set everything to low and disabled reflections and such... [​IMG] We tried windowed but it makes the fps even worse.

    Help? [​IMG]
     
  2. jan777

    jan777 motion control..? srsly? so 2008. 3DS is teh bombz

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    Thats probably the problem.
     
  3. Uzumakijl

    Uzumakijl GBAtemp Fan

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    SwiftShader/3danalizer? Or "some kind of hack"? If you are using some random method as you say then try these 2 apps i mentioned but it won't be that better, you just can't emulate Pixel Shader 2.0 and get good results, You're better off playing other game (Sims 2 doesn't needs it AFAIK) or buying a video card.
     
  4. Inunah
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    Inunah The Female Mistaken for a Male.

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    LOL Yeah SwiftShader. I've got it running at a slightly playable frame rate......

    [​IMG]

    I DO have Sims 2, but even that has debilitating lag because we have dlc from modthesims.info up the ass and all the expansion packs.
     
  5. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    so your using a hack that enabled pixelshader 2.0 when your card prob can't even support it?
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Inunah
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    Inunah The Female Mistaken for a Male.

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    That's not my problem. It must be the settings, because right now I can't afford a new graphics card.
     
  7. Joe88

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    that is your problem
    your using unstable hacks because your using a very low end gfx card/junk integrated gfx to play a new game, and it cant even handle the game / doesnt meet the lowest spec in the requirements

    the solution would be to buy a better card
    start saving up
     
  8. myuusmeow

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    This. Get a 9800GT (or a GTS 250 if you can get it for a similar price) for $69.99 and a Corsair 400W PSU for $29.99 (unless the one you already have is good, sounds like you have a manufactured PC so its probably crap) Make sure you have PCI-E x16 slots.

    9800GT: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...0-323-_-Product or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...5-288-_-Product
    PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...=corsair%20400w

    Or if your budget doesn't allow for those, a 9600 series card should be a nice price:Performance card.
    If you have a laptop, get a new one.
     
  9. Uncout

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    Did you check if your pc even meets the minimum required specs for the game? Because if they don't, you're going to need to buy better parts/ brand new computer to get it running well. Sims 3 can be quite a resource hog when you zoom out to view the whole neighbourhood and all.