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Sims Pets Graphics Help
« on: September 27, 2012, 10:18:59 PM »
Yeah, so whenever I make a giant fluffy cat, or a collie dog, the graphics for my pets glitch and aren't solid.





Even collars rarely help.



Does anyone know how to fix this or what even causes it in the beginning? It's really annoying, and noticeable even in game. Never happens to horses though.

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Re: Sims Pets Graphics Help
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2012, 07:46:35 AM »
It is your graphic card. The animals look like that with my old card. The horses was fine. What graphic card do you have?



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Re: Sims Pets Graphics Help
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2012, 04:55:23 PM »
Uh....how do you check?

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Re: Sims Pets Graphics Help
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2012, 05:48:20 PM »
I've done a search on the forum for you ;) here is the link: http://www.carls-sims-3-guide.com/forum/index.php/topic,10001.msg198958.html#msg198958

Just scroll down it bit, someone explain how to find it.

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Re: Sims Pets Graphics Help
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2012, 08:30:11 PM »
I've done a search on the forum for you ;) here is the link: http://www.carls-sims-3-guide.com/forum/index.php/topic,10001.msg198958.html#msg198958

Just scroll down it bit, someone explain how to find it.

Done and....

Chip Type: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
DAC Type: Internal
Adaptor String: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000
Bios Information: Intel Video BIOS

Total Available Graphics Memory: 1696MB


Is that all you need?

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Re: Sims Pets Graphics Help
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2012, 02:04:52 AM »
It looks like you have a integrated graphic card. it is not a real gaming card. The best you can do is to play with dogs and cats that have no fluff. I'm sorry I can't be of more help.

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Re: Sims Pets Graphics Help
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2012, 02:45:51 AM »
So I can't get another one to add on and work, or something?



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Re: Sims Pets Graphics Help
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2012, 03:39:09 AM »
I know just the basics, it will be best to ask Flynn Arrowstarr. He is a real expert.

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Re: Sims Pets Graphics Help
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2012, 02:45:26 PM »
Is that his name on the site, or do you think you can point him to my thread?

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Re: Sims Pets Graphics Help
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2012, 03:04:56 PM »
It is his name on the forum. He is a member. :)

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Re: Sims Pets Graphics Help
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2012, 04:19:29 PM »
Are you running a laptop? The only cards I know that are integrated are laptops... and if you are running a laptop you cannot add another card to your computer (or you could but it would be so much more expensive than just buying a new computer).
A way you could try to resolve the issue of no fluff (that I had on my Laptop and previous desktop before I got my new beastly computer) try turning down all graphics to low in "options" menu and turn advanced rendering on.
Turning advanced rendering on will help make pets appear more normal, however it will really slow down an older computer/any laptop, which is why I said to turn down any other graphics to make up for it.

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Re: Sims Pets Graphics Help
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2012, 04:34:24 PM »
Are you running a laptop? The only cards I know that are integrated are laptops... and if you are running a laptop you cannot add another card to your computer (or you could but it would be so much more expensive than just buying a new computer).
A way you could try to resolve the issue of no fluff (that I had on my Laptop and previous desktop before I got my new beastly computer) try turning down all graphics to low in "options" menu and turn advanced rendering on.
Turning advanced rendering on will help make pets appear more normal, however it will really slow down an older computer/any laptop, which is why I said to turn down any other graphics to make up for it.

Yeah it's a laptop, and I have a computer too, but the graphics were way too intensive and such for my desktop computer on just the original package.

I might have to try that though, because I would love to have actual fluffy kitties.

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Re: Sims Pets Graphics Help
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2012, 04:54:45 PM »
I can't promise it will help, but I do know that people who turned on advanced rendering did have more success with pet-fluff. However since it adds a lot of graphics to the game there's a chance it will slow your game down or even crash it. Be prepared and save often until you figure out how much your laptop will handle!

Your story sounds similar to mine. I had a desktop that was so old (well it was the first windows to run Vista) and it had no graphics card... when I was using that computer was before my boyfriend even taught me about ram and my graphics card... I thought Sims would work on EVERY computer. When I got my laptop I was disappointed because while it had better ram and a so-called "graphics" card it was all integrated and very poor quality. I finally took a lot of my saved money and bought a brand new computer from HP that I designed myself to ensure it worked perfectly with Sims (yes, I bought/built a new computer just for Sims, I'm that crazy). If the funds aren't there though (and I definitely know that feeling) then I recommend looking at small fixes like advanced rendering on, everything else low.

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Re: Sims Pets Graphics Help
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2012, 08:05:46 PM »
I can't promise it will help, but I do know that people who turned on advanced rendering did have more success with pet-fluff. However since it adds a lot of graphics to the game there's a chance it will slow your game down or even crash it. Be prepared and save often until you figure out how much your laptop will handle!

Your story sounds similar to mine. I had a desktop that was so old (well it was the first windows to run Vista) and it had no graphics card... when I was using that computer was before my boyfriend even taught me about ram and my graphics card... I thought Sims would work on EVERY computer. When I got my laptop I was disappointed because while it had better ram and a so-called "graphics" card it was all integrated and very poor quality. I finally took a lot of my saved money and bought a brand new computer from HP that I designed myself to ensure it worked perfectly with Sims (yes, I bought/built a new computer just for Sims, I'm that crazy). If the funds aren't there though (and I definitely know that feeling) then I recommend looking at small fixes like advanced rendering on, everything else low.

Well it really sucks because it's technically a brand new laptop; only a few months old. And I believe the fluff worked back when I first installed pets; it seems to have anyways since I have a screenshot from back then; so if that's so, then the graphics got overloaded afterwards. And then went pet screwy.

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Re: Sims Pets Graphics Help
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2012, 08:12:58 PM »
Done and....

Chip Type: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
DAC Type: Internal
Adaptor String: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000
Bios Information: Intel Video BIOS

Total Available Graphics Memory: 1696MB


Is that all you need?

Unfortunately, the Intel HD 3000 isn't capable of running The Sims 3 at full graphics detail. Can you tell me what brand/model (e.g. HP Pavilion dv7-3065dx) of laptop you have? It may help me look up some alternatives. Thanks. :)

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