The Sims 3 No shadows

by Armunka
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The Sims 3 No shadows

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Hello!
I have a problem with The Sims 3 :с

I bought a new PC and now i don't have shadows in my game.

I did settings very high.

Video Card - AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT 

Intel core i5 11400F

16 gb ddr4

 

 

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@Armunka Thanks, and sorry for the late response. I do have suggestion you could try and see whether it works.

 

You will need to edit your GraphicsRules.sgr file manually, which is located in the Sims 3 installation folder (The Sims 3\Game\Bin), so please make a backup of it. Then, to make sure Windows lets you save the changes, move the version you'll be editing to your desktop. You can open it in Notepad to make your edits.

 

Once open, please search for RenderShadowMode 1. In my file, which I used the GPU Add-on on, as well as in EA's original file, there is only one instance of it with this value, in the section that applies to the ATI (AMD) vendor. Double-check that you have found it in the correct spot. Change the 1 to 2, then save the changes and move the file back to the Bin folder. 

 

Let me know what happens.

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@Armunka   This problem has to do with the way your video card is detected. I think there is a mod that solves the issue of newer video cards or you have to edit the games .sgr files. As mods and patches are not allowed in these forums your kind of on youir own. My game did not match the video card but seems to play ok. The used to be a site that walked you through adding your card to the .sgr files. You can edit the files using notepad.

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@Armunka  This happens with some AMD graphics cards.  The best workaround I know of is to use the "Sims 3 GPU Add-On Support" utility hosted on NexusMods.  I can't link it, but google should know what you're looking for.  Running this utility makes changes to the graphicsrules.sgr that should restore shadows, and it of course gets your graphics card recognized as well.

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I did it, but it doesn’t work :c

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I tried it too, but it still doesn’t work.

I read all information about it, I changed my graphics rules file, but I don’t have shadows in my game.

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My game sees my video card, because i used GPU add on utility, but shadows doesn’t work.

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@Armunka  Have you raised the in-game graphics settings since you ran the utility?  You should be able to play on ultra settings except for water and high-detail lots, which are quite demanding on the game engine if not your graphics card.  Please enable Advanced Rendering as well.  Change the settings at the Main Menu, then quit to desktop before loading a save.

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@puzzlezaddict unfortunately, it doesn’t work 😔

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@Armunka Can you please provide your DeviceConfig.log file? It is located in Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 folder. If it contains your User or Computer name that you'd like to keep private, you can edit those out using Notepad.

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@mate54 === Application info ===
Name: Sims3
Version:
Build: Release
=== Rating info ===
GPU: 4 GPU Memory: 4 CPU: 3 RAM: 4 CPU Speed: 2592 Threading: 3
Adjusted CPU: 3056 RAM: 16265 Adjusted RAM: 15753 Cores: 6
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CPU: GenuineIntel
Brand: 11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-11400F @ 2.60GHz
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User: Arman
Computer: ARMAN
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LightingQuality 3
GeneralReflections 1
TextureQuality 3
VisualEffects 3
TerrainQuality 2
EdgeSmoothing 0
ObjectHiding 0
AspectRatio 0
ForceSquarePixels 1
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TreeQuality 3
DrawDistance 3
MaxActiveLots 3
NumMaxActiveLotOptions 6
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AudioQuality 3
AudiOopsutputMode 1
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SoundFXLevel 255
MusicLevel 255
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SoundFXMute 0
MusicMute 0
AmbientMute 0
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SimWhileMinimized 0
TwelveHourClock 0
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AutonomyLevel 2
DisableAutonomyForSelectedSim 0
PetAutonomyLevel 2
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EnableIntroTutorial 1
EnableTombResets 1
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AgingStageLengthHorseElder 0
LunarCycleLength 3
LunarPhaseLength 0
EnableLunarCycle 1
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EnableWerewolves 1
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FallLength 7
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