Author Topic: Almost invisible pool water  (Read 4756 times)

Fellly

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Almost invisible pool water
« on: November 04, 2011, 05:08:58 PM »
The water in the pools is almost..not there!
I see beautiful water in so many pictures other simmers upload and I wonder what is the problem with my computer?
I know my graphics card is not good at all (ATI X1300/1550), but I remember  not having this problem when I first started playing..(I think)
I tried the reflection and visual effects options but nothing changed.
This is the water:


loveSims

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Re: Almost invisible pool water
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2011, 06:08:09 PM »
It look like advanced rendering is turned off. It is a option under graphic settings.



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Fellly

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Re: Almost invisible pool water
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2011, 08:24:33 AM »
Oh my..That's better!



Thank you! I had no idea advanced rendering was so important  :D

loveSims

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Re: Almost invisible pool water
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2011, 10:22:15 AM »
Glad I could help. It is also make the grass look great and put shine on metal objets like taps,

Fellly

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Re: Almost invisible pool water
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2011, 11:16:16 AM »
You're right! I noticed it.
I also enabled the reflections so the water now (with the rendering on) reflects buildings and trees so it looks even more great than the pic above.. :D
But the problem is my game crashes to black screen after a while..  :( bad computer.

loveSims

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Re: Almost invisible pool water
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2011, 12:17:15 PM »
Try and turn all refections off. What is your other graphic settngs?

Fellly

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Re: Almost invisible pool water
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2011, 02:55:10 PM »
All other settings are on low or off.
Only sim detail and texture are on high settings. (now the advanced rendering is also on)



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loveSims

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Re: Almost invisible pool water
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2011, 04:52:39 PM »
The advanced renedering take a lot from you graphic card. I'm not good at technical stuff but perhaps your card overheat. But it make everyting look pretty. I play always on the default graphic settings.

Fellly

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Re: Almost invisible pool water
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2011, 09:36:34 AM »
I think the reflections are more harsh for my graphics card. So I turned it off and now I'm playing ok with just the advanced rendering on.
I just need to save very often just in case.
I wish I could play smoothly with all the settings set on high :D

loveSims

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Re: Almost invisible pool water
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2011, 01:06:18 PM »
Just as long as you can play. I also save often. If my game crash I get paranoid and save every 30 minutes lol!

Fellly

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Re: Almost invisible pool water
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2011, 05:23:07 PM »
I don't save only to prevent losing the played time,
but also because I find the "not saving" being the reason why my game crashes in the first place. I don't know why..