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Re: [CURRENT ISSUE 64-bit] Pixellated shadows

by Bluebellflora

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[CURRENT ISSUE 64-bit] Pixellated shadows

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Shadows are quite pixellated in-game, in both the game window and in-game screenshots.  This affects sims:




as well as objects:


juice bar.png


This treehouse roof is especially dramatic:


treehouse roof.png


These are all EA-made items, with no lighting mods or other attempts to tweak the game's graphics.


I don't work for EA. I'm just trying to help fellow players with their games.
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Re: Sims look low-resolution

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The shadows on my game are very pixelated. 




This is my DeviceConfig.log:


=== Application info ===
Name:            Sims3
Build:           Release
=== Rating info ===
GPU: 5 GPU Memory: 5 CPU: 5 RAM: 5 CPU Speed: 4200 Threading: 3
Adjusted CPU: 7140 RAM: 40960 Adjusted RAM: 40448 Cores: 4
Card Found in DB: 1
=== Machine info ===
OS version:      Mac OS X Version 10.15.7 (Build 19H2)
OS prod type:    0
OS major ver:    10
OS minor ver:    15
OS SP major ver: 0
OS SP minor ver: 0
OS is 64Bit: 1
CPU:             iMac18,3
    Brand:       Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz
    Family:      8
    Model:       7
    Cores:       4
    HT:          1
    x64:         1
Memory:          40960MB
Free memory:     2806MB
=== Graphics device info ===
Number:          0
Name (driver):   Radeon Pro 575
Name (database): Radeon Pro 575 [Found: 1, Matched: 1]
Vendor:          ATI
Chipset:         Vendor: 1002, Device: 67df, Board: 00000162, Chipset: 00c4
Driver:          macOS Metal driver, Version:
Driver version:  0
Monitor:         8CF77C32
Texture memory:  4096MB
Vertex program:  3.0
Pixel program:   3.0
Hardware TnL:    0
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Re: Sims look low-resolution

@bbmuchsims  The pixellated shadows have been an issue since the beginning, although not on all systems.  I see the same thing.  In-game screenshot:




Taken with cmd-shift-4 (screen capture/snip tool):


screen capture.png


I don't think there's much to be done about it, to be honest.  But if I get any info, I'll let you know.


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Re: [CURRENT ISSUE 64-bit] Pixellated shadows


These shadows really look horrific. My kid thinks they are great because they remind him of Minecraft. I think they look awful.

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I know there'll be more important issues with the game, but I just want to post some screenshots here.


Those pixelated shadows are ugly lol 





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@fwmello I have the same problems presented by everyone in this post.
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