Will sims 3 work on my pc and my friends?

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Oct 29, 2010
  1. Ringo619
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    I kinda got back into playing sims3 after it was released to the nds but now i wanna play it on my pc and my friend also wants to play it as well but the problem is i am not sure if me and my friends pc specs are meeting the required specs to play it, i checked the sims3 system requirements and half of my specs don't really meet the required specs. I will post mine and my friends specs.

    My specs/sims3 specs

    Friends specs/sims 3 specs

    If anyone can tell me if the sims 3 can run on my and my friends pc with the specs we both have? i know we both don't have the required but just to make sure if it will run or not.
    Thanks in advance
     
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    Need exact model of the graphics cards. Can't judge otherwise.
     
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    how do i find the graphics card for both xp and vista?
     
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    Most easy tool would be Speccy. It should not need any explanation.
     
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    If your graphics cards happen to be integrated chipsets, then you both will not be able to run the game.

    Your friend's PC specs already look low enough as it is so I doubt he will be able to run the game despite his graphics card.

    In XP go to Start then Run and a small text box will show up. Type 'dxdiag' on there without the quotes. It will prompt you if you want to find out info about your PC or something like that, click on yes or OK and another window will show up with several tabs. This window will give you all the info you need about your system.

    Clicking on the video tab will tell you the info of your graphics card.
     
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    It seems to me that me and my friends integrated chipsets so i guess we can't run sims3 D:but is there any other sims game we can run that is quite new?
     
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    i went to the site "http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/" and i picked sims3 and i passed all the minimum specs so i am guessing i can run it on my pc? cause i got all ticks on my hard ware and so on
     
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    yeah you should be able to most minimum specs on pc games is dev suggested minimum specs you can get stuff to run on low end equipment just have to screw around with the settings
     
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    EA and Maxis produced a line of Sims games that were specifically tailored for lower end computers and laptops. I know one of them was called Castaway.
     
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    I'd wager and say that you could probably run the game no problem. That CPU is it at least a dual or quad core? If it is you shouldn't have to worry there. Also I would never rely on that website to tell me whether or not I can run a game, it can be pretty inaccurate. I was told on my older system that I could not run Battlefield 2142 just because my video card was not supported but ran fine on high settings anyway.
     
  12. ball2012003

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    Are you sure this is a good site, look at the results i got for crysis
    [​IMG]
    My specs are also in the image but in case you cant tell I have an integrated ati radeon hd 4200
     
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    The site's messing up because your card's saying it's something other than it's actual model number.
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sims_Stories
     
  15. ball2012003

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    I think this site is more accurate than the one previously posted because it didn't mess up for the test.
    http://www.yougamers.com/
    [​IMG]
     
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    Yes it will! all i canrun it are shitty sites... I can run all the games they show my PC not run at medium - High settings so go for Sims 3! i myself have the Intel GMA Core i3 HD and it can run almost any game out there.
     
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    apparently my laptop can run crysis at max also according to both these sites

    dont trust them
     
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    Recommended != max.

    Screenshots?
     

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