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Re: The sims 3 brightness issue

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The sims 3 brightness issue

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Hey

 

Recently I was playing The Sims 3 on my new PC and I minimized the game to check on a download. When I clicked back onto the game it was all of a sudden extremely dark, so I saved and relaunched the game, this did not solve the issue. Ever since whenever I load the game, from the main menu, the loading screen, the gameplay, everything is extremely dark. This is only in fullscreen mode, and I dislike playing in windowed mode as I have to run it in a higher resolution and find it hard to see what I am doing. It is not my graphics card as before this happened I was running the game completely maxed out. I have a AMD CPU and GPU, if that helps. Is there a fix? 

 

Edit: My brightness settings are all set correctly since other applications and games work fine. 

My specs are:

AMD FX 4170 Quad Core @ 4.4Ghz

ATI Radeon HD 6670 2GB DDR3

8GB RAM

Windows 8 (I run it with compatability mode set to Windows 7)

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Re: The sims 3 brightness issue

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Hey, sorry I haven't replied sooner. I totally forgot about this thread since I went into one of those "I can't be asked to play this glitched to hell game" moods for a few weeks, lol. I haven't fixed it. I think it is down to corrupt saves. I am currently reinstalling the game and expansion packs completely, removing all custom content and saves as well. I will update you on whether or not this fixes it Standard smile

 

Update: The fix to this problem is reinstalling the base game completely and removing all custom content, saves, etc. I believe the cause is running programes like Xfire, Fraps, etc. I launched the game with Xfire enabled and had the issues again and then closed Xfire and relaunched the game and didn't have any issues.

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Re: The sims 3 brightness issue

Hero

This might be a Windows 8 issue. 

Are you graphic drivers updated ?

Happy Gaming
Crin

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Yeah, 100%. It was working fine before it happened. I've heard that others have had this issue with different operating systems but there is not a solution.

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Hero

I don't really have a solution for this. It's a little too much on the hardware side for me.

 

Do you have any troubles in other games ?

 

Maybe someone else has other ideas.

Happy Gaming
Crin

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Nope. I have over 30 PC games and not a problem with any of them.

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Hero

I really hope someone else has an idea, cause I don't Standard smile

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Crin

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Hero (Retired)

I'm not suggesting it but maybe re-installing your games (sims 3 only) could be a good idea? Just to see what happens?

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Good news, the brightness issue is solved! Bad news, I have another issue that deems the game unplayable (well, the expansion packs at least). In order to play any expansion pack past Late Night, I have to patch the game through the launcher. Well, the launcher isn't working. I click onto it and it straight away comes up with not responding and crashes. I can run the game direct through C:\blah blah\blah\blah blah blah\ The Sims 3\Game\Bin and clicking the TS3 application. But I cannot play any EPs past LN which is annoying considering the fact both ST and SN were £60 combined. Has anyone got a fix for this? Because I cannot find one and apparently reinstalling everything does not work.

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Hi, may I ask how did you manage to resolve the brightness issue? I am facing the same and don't have any idea what to do with it. Thanks!

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Re: The sims 3 brightness issue

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Hey, sorry I haven't replied sooner. I totally forgot about this thread since I went into one of those "I can't be asked to play this glitched to hell game" moods for a few weeks, lol. I haven't fixed it. I think it is down to corrupt saves. I am currently reinstalling the game and expansion packs completely, removing all custom content and saves as well. I will update you on whether or not this fixes it Standard smile

 

Update: The fix to this problem is reinstalling the base game completely and removing all custom content, saves, etc. I believe the cause is running programes like Xfire, Fraps, etc. I launched the game with Xfire enabled and had the issues again and then closed Xfire and relaunched the game and didn't have any issues.

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