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DatAznGirlPavi
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-04-2013

Sims 3 Doesn't recognize graphic card (Nvidia 660m)

I recently got a new laptop. I installed the Sims3 and pets expanion pack. When I started the game there's a message says that the game doesn't recognize my graphic card. The overall town view is glitchy and in create the sims some of the background objects are glowing and flashing. Here's a clip of the look of the town http://youtu.be/JaXHeztuqfg?t=7s (I recorded with an old digital camera, sorry for the poor quality). 

Here's my specs:
CPU: i7-3630 QM

VGA: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660m/2gb GDDR5

RAM: DDRIII 8GB

 

Also, I've seen threads with the same problems from people who are also using a PC with Nvidia 660m.

crinrict
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Registered: ‎07-18-2012

Re: Sims 3 Doesn't recognize graphic card (Nvidia 660m)

What's your OS ?

 

See if this helps you: http://simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:Getting_new_graphics_cards_recognized_by_the_game



Good Luck and Happy Simming
Crin

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DatAznGirlPavi
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Registered: ‎01-04-2013

Re: Sims 3 Doesn't recognize graphic card (Nvidia 660m)

window 8. i'll try that

crinrict
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Re: Sims 3 Doesn't recognize graphic card (Nvidia 660m)

Might also be a graphic driver issue then. Sims does not yet seem to work correctly with all graphic cards on Win 8



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DatAznGirlPavi
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-04-2013

Re: Sims 3 Doesn't recognize graphic card (Nvidia 660m)

The DeviceConFig.log doesn't look anything like on wiki. Oh well I guess it's that since other games that I play seem to work fine. My 3rd time reinstalling the Sims 3 and pet expansion pack :smileysad: 2 more times to go. Sigh I hope there will be a solution.

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Bily_jednorozec
Posts: 21
Registered: ‎07-28-2012

Re: Sims 3 Doesn't recognize graphic card (Nvidia 660m)

[ Edited ]

The same problem, but on Win 7.:-(
Result of Crash Analyzer:

"Processor Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz
Processor Architecture: AMD64
Graphics Processor: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (2,00 GiB, not found)
Antiviruses: avast! Antivirus

Games Installed: The Sims™ 3 (1.50.56.021002), The Sims™ 3 Travel Adventures (2.17.2.011032), The Sims™ 3 Loft Stuff (3.13.1.011031), The Sims™ 3 Ambitions (4.10.1.011031), The Sims™ 3 Fast Lane Stuff (5.8.1.011031), The Sims™ 3 Late Night (6.5.1.011031), The Sims™ 3 Outdoor Living Stuff (7.3.2.011031), The Sims™ 3 Generations (8.0.152.011001), The Sims™ 3 Vivi la Città Stuff (9.0.73.012001), The Sims™ 3 Animali & Co. (10.0.96.013001), The Sims™ 3 Master Suite Stuff (11.0.84.014001), The Sims™ 3 Showtime (12.0.273.015001), The Sims™ 3 Katy Perry Dolci Sorprese (13.0.62.016001), The Sims™ 3 Diesel Stuff (14.0.48.017001), The Sims™ 3 Supernatural (15.0.135.018001), The Sims™ 3 Stagioni (16.0.136.019001), The Sims™ 3 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff (17.0.77.020001), The Sims™ 3 Vita Universitaria (18.0.126.021001)
Custom Content: Yes (176 found)

[WARNING CUSTOM CONTENT] 30/03/2013 23:29:44
OS Version: 6.1.7601
TS3 Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin\TS3W.exe
TS3 Version: 0.2.0.188
Installed RAM: 15,89 GiB
TS3 Free VM: 1,83 GiB / 4,00 GiB
Crash Type: ACCESS_VIOLATION reading address 0x00000681
Crash Address: 0x00b3a34a "C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin\TS3W.exe":0x0001:0x0073934a"
There is many CC, because I have converted many my store-purchases in packages and I have Store-fixes too. From gameplay-modding mods I have only mods from NRAAS (checking for update everyday), no camera-mod.
Uffa, I'm so much sorry to override manually files in Sims 3 program folder, but I've read, that this can be cause of my CTD while saving after building with my active family.
Edit: Today I've find courage to override GraphicsCards.sgr (GraphicRules.sgr it seemed be OK for my graphic card) and game has finally recognized my graphic card. Before graphic card not recognized by game caused CTD while saving after building with active family selected (no problems with CAW or building without active  family selected. It's only for let You know.:-)

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winterbutler
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎03-20-2013

Re: Sims 3 Doesn't recognize graphic card (Nvidia 660m)

Does this graphics card work now? Is there a solution?

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Shane8385
Posts: 25
Registered: ‎03-05-2013

Re: Sims 3 Doesn't recognize graphic card (Nvidia 660m)

I am having same problem, but my Nvidia GTX 670m is not showing up at all in DeviceConfig. My computer is a Toshiba Qosmio X870-BT3G23 laptop and uses 2 Video adapters with Nvidia Optimus Tech:

 

- Intel HD Graphics 4000

- Nvidia GTX 670m

 

Deviceconfig is only showing the Intel one, even though Nvidia Control Panel is forcing game to use the Nvidia one... What can I do to fix this?

Game Graphics settings is set to medium and fps is about 70, I should be able to run this mostly on high settings... Please help if possible and thanks  :smileyhappy:

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Shane8385
Posts: 25
Registered: ‎03-05-2013

Re: Sims 3 Doesn't recognize graphic card (Nvidia 660m)

The GraphicsCard SGR file in Sims 3 game directory is not listing my Nvidia GTX 670m card... How can I get Sims 3 to detect and run off the Nvidia Card? Deviceconfig file is only showing my Intel HD Graphics 4000 adapter, computer uses 2 adapters with optimus tech... Please help...

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prinsess228
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎05-23-2013

Re: Sims 3 Doesn't recognize graphic card (Nvidia 660m)

i have the intel 4000 too but also a radeon hd 7670m! has anyone found an answer??!! I have same issue with pets expansion in town view! :smileysad: