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Sims 3 Glitchy Screen (MacOS Catelina)

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Sims 3 Glitchy Screen (MacOS Catelina)

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The first time I downloaded and opened the sims 

3 game updated for the current version of MacOS Catelina, things ran smoothly. After that though each time I open it up the screen is flashing and pixelated and glitchy. Any way on how to fix this? I was so hype that it got updated and now I can’t play it again Frown 

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Red/Blue squares??

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so i downloaded the sims 3 64bit!

i have a macbook air 2020 and i am experiencing some weird graphical issuesFrown

it’s red blue and white boxes that are tiny but cover the whole of the screen?

they flash and move however when i turn edge smoothing off it disappears.. 

plz help bc i cant live without edge smoothing on

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Re: Red/Blue squares??

@bulletbuster2004  Could you post a screenshot?  Put the game in windowed mode (cmd-enter), then click cmd-shift-4 and drag the cursor over the section of screen you want to capture.

 

Please also attach your deviceconfig.log, in Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 3.  You'll neeed to manually open the folders; the file won't show up in a search.  You can delete your user and computer names, about 25 lines down, but there's nothing else in that file that can identify you.

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I don't work for EA. I'm just trying to help fellow players with their games.
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Re: Sims 3 Glitchy Screen (MacOS Catelina)

@gracecornell_  Please go into Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 3 and delete options.ini.  You'll need to reset all your in-game options, but don't do that yet.  Just see whether the game looks normal again.

 

When you do change graphics settings, be sure to do it from the Main Menu, and quit to desktop before loading a save.

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Re: Sims 3 Glitchy Screen (MacOS Catelina)

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@gracecornell_ I had this problem too!! I tested it and it was down to edge smoothing being turned onFrown however the game doesn't look good without it on
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Re: Sims 3 Glitchy Screen (MacOS Catelina)

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@puzzlezaddict unfortunately that doesn't change it unless edge smoothing is offFrown
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Re: Sims 3 Glitchy Screen (MacOS Catelina)

@bulletbuster2004  Since you have the same issue, I've merged your other post with this thread.  Please provide your deviceconfig, as described.  It would be really helpful to know what hardware you have.

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Re: Sims 3 Glitchy Screen (MacOS Catelina)

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MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2020)

Processor 

1.1 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i3

Memory

8 GB 3733 MHz LPDDR4X

Graphics

Intel Iris Plus Graphics 1536 MB

 

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Re: Sims 3 Glitchy Screen (MacOS Catelina)

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@bulletbuster2004 I’ve had the same issue.
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Re: Sims 3 Glitchy Screen (MacOS Catelina)

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I have the same issue. If I have edge smoothing turned on, the whole screen suddenly has heaps of small horizontal black lines moving all over it. I tried to take a screenshot but they disappeared whenever I tried to take a pic of it?! Super weird. Also, I bought the Supernatural pack recently and now when I go into CAS the sim hair is always super glitchy, with pixels moving all over it? I don't really know how to explain it. I've attached a photo though, it looks even weirder on normal hair.

Screen Shot 2020-11-07 at 2.00.40 pm.png

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