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rahulgagrani
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Registered: ‎11-01-2012
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The Sims 3 Keeps Minimizing!

I installed The Sims 3, Ambitions, Late Night, Generations, and Pets onto my Asus laptop last night. I went to play it and after a couple minutes it minimized into my task bar. So I clicked on the icon and it reopened where I left off, well it wont stop doing this making it almost impossible to play the game and is extremely annoying! Before I installed the games I made sure my laptop had all the right requirements. I was able to see in the create a sim  that my pets aren't distorted like they are on my desktop computer! I don't have any other games downloaded on my laptop. I just really want to play! Can someone please help!!!???

crinrict
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Re: The Sims 3 Keeps Minimizing!

What happens if you play in windowed mode (for troubleshooting purposes). Does it also minimize ?



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zombie0000
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Registered: ‎11-30-2012

Re: The Sims 3 Keeps Minimizing!

I am having this problem too. The game runs fine in windowed mode, but when I go into options and switch to fullscreen, it minimizes again. I don't know why this is happening. It wasn't that long ago when the game ran fine in fullscreen mode. I'd like to know why it's doing this so I can fix it. I really don't want to have to uninstall and reinstall everything.

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romkind
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Registered: ‎07-15-2013

Re: The Sims 3 Keeps Minimizing!

Hi there,

 

same problem.

How can i run windowed mode if i cant open the game.

Its downloaded version.

 

Rom

crinrict
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Re: The Sims 3 Keeps Minimizing!

You can change that in the options file.

 

Go to documents\electronicarts\thesims3 and find called options(.ini). Open that with a text editor and search for windowed mode. If there's a 1 now, change it to 0 or the other way round.



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xheavendustx
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Registered: ‎01-04-2014

Re: The Sims 3 Keeps Minimizing!


zombie0000 wrote:

I am having this problem too. The game runs fine in windowed mode, but when I go into options and switch to fullscreen, it minimizes again. I don't know why this is happening. It wasn't that long ago when the game ran fine in fullscreen mode. I'd like to know why it's doing this so I can fix it. I really don't want to have to uninstall and reinstall everything.


I have the exact same problem. I had no problem until about a week ago. Is there something to do to fix it?

crinrict
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Re: The Sims 3 Keeps Minimizing!

Did you change anything a week ago ? Could there be a program interfering in the back ground ?



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xheavendustx
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Re: The Sims 3 Keeps Minimizing!

nope. i don't like running anything when i'm on sims. it's a pet peeve. lol

crinrict
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Re: The Sims 3 Keeps Minimizing!

What's your operating system ?



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xheavendustx
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Re: The Sims 3 Keeps Minimizing!

my system is windows 8. i bought this computer brand new. this minimizing thing didn't start happening until i updated the game to the newest version.