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New laptop, no game CD port??

by heather2131
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BTW I should mention the file on mine is called

 

Sims 3 (sims 3 launcher. Exe)

 

Rather than  Sims 3 (ts3w. Exe) like on yours? 

 

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Edit:. I just saw your second post.  You specifically need to use TS3.exe, not the launcher .exe.  Again, TS3w.exe with the w is only if you installed using a disc or through Steam; TS3.exe is for an Origin install.

 

@heather2131  You've set the Max Frame Rate to 60 and it still goes over?  That's uncommon, but it's fine, there are other tools you can try instead.  The simplest one to use is RivaTuner Statistics Server, which is free and doesn't have any extra features to deal with.  The one caveat is that it does have to be running while you play, so don't X it out, just minimize it to the tray.  When you install and launch it, you'll see this:

 

RTSS.png

 

You can choose to start it with Windows or not (yellow box); it takes very little in the way of resources, so it's not a big deal to have it running.  Again, choose TS3.exe for an Origin install or TS3w.exe for other kinds of installs, then set your preferred framerate limit (red box).  You may need to restart your computer to get it to work.

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Ts3w.exe isn't there? Only the launcher file

 

Thank you so much for helping

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@heather2131  I promise you that if you have Sims 3 installed on your computer, there's a TS3.exe in there somewhere.  If you don't see it, click Add, then Browse, then navigate to the game's program files, which by default will be here for an Origin install:

 

Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 3\Game\Bin

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I managed to find it through browsing but it hasn't worked

 

I'll have to try the other way

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So I've installed that

And now the little fps number on the sims says 144 at the most

 

Hang on do I need to set it to 60? Haha

It's been a long day

 

Is that right?

Thank you so much

 

Is there anything I could do? 

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@heather2131  Does your screen run at 60 Hz or higher?  If you're not sure, right-click on the desktop, select Display Settings, then Advanced Display Settings, and check the refresh rate.  If it says 60, then anything over that is useless noise.

 

My screenshot says 144 because I took it on a computer hooked up to a 144 Hz monitor, with a graphics card that can handle that fps easily.  But 60 fps would lower the workload on your graphics card, so unless you have a screen that can run higher AND you notice a difference in image quality between 60 and higher, there's no real point in running the game at anything higher than 60.

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It's 120 Hz

 

Thank you so much for all your help

I never would have known all about this otherwise

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