THE GAME WORKS AMAZINGLY WELL!
How to install in Linux:
Old gameplay in Linux:
New gameplay in Linux (recorded with GLC)
Thankyou Jake Ward
If you make a new starter on your desktop, then type "xgamma -gamma 1" (w/o quotes) as the command to run. Quickest way to reset gamma.
You should leave the game set to fullscreen and set the "Screen Size"
option to the resolution you chose in winecfg. The
game will change your screen's brightness, which is annoying, but
attempting to run it windowed inside the virtual desktop causes odd
problems. Although this is dependent on your video card and I myself did not get the problem.
"Enable Advanced Rendering" may not work for some. It's worked
fine in 1.1.21, but had some odd problems with it in 1.1.23.
Sometimes the screen, starting at the top left corner, would become
tinted with a colour, usually red, purple, or white. This hasn't
happened to in the slightly older wine, only 1.1.23.
Lighting and Shadows is slightly buggy at higher settings.
Specifically, there is a lot of flicker at times with certain shadows.
SAVE OFTEN. There still seems to be another memory leak, even
with the patched source. Try to save once or twice a day, game time.
Depending on what you're doing, the game may crash often or may only
crash rarely, but it will eventually crash. Large events, frequent
travel, and build mode all seem to cause this to occur faster. *Please note this may be fixed in newer wine versions
Downloading content doesn't work, but the launcher itself does,
and can be accessed easily from within Sims 3 (the "Open Launcher" menu
item). If you have access to a windows PC with the game installed, you
can download content, such as the Riverview town, there and then
transfer the .Sims3Pack files to your Linux install. Put the .Sims3Pack
files in My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads\ ('My
Documents' being the path you set My Documents to above) and the
launcher should be able to install them.
*Please note this may be fixed in newer wine versions
OffscreenRenderingMode to fbo in regedit, the texture problems seem to
have disappeared altogether
To use the launcher you need to install dotnet20 via winetricks!
Receiving the following?
fixme:actctx:parse_depend_manifests Could not find dependent assembly
err:module:attach_process_dlls "MSVCR80.dll" failed to initialize, aborting
err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for
L"\\Program Files\\The Sims 3\\Game\\Bin\\TS3.exe" failed, status c0000142
Fix by installing vcrun2005sp1 with "winetricks vcrun2005sp1"
If you have nvidia card and are having brightness issues, after entering the game, use the command 'nvidia-settings -l' (in terminal) or just launch the nvidia panel to solve the brightness problem. If the problem appears again, just repeat the command.
For ATI on Ubuntu 10.04 x64 the following works fine;
Go to System->Control Center->ATI Catalyst Control Center->Color and click the Default button. The colors now change back to normal.
Bug 18991 (crash loading a town) fix:
env WINEPREFIX="~/.wine" TZ="America/Bahia" wine "TS3.exe" Note: It might be best to change America/Bahia to your own TimeZone
Note that Greg Noe was able to download content (at least the Rivertown) by launching the Launcher from within the game, killing the TS3.exe process (launcher won't let you download while the game is running), and then just downloading like usual.