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The Sims 3

The Sims 3 (all versions).

Application Details:

Version: All
License: Retail
URL: http://thesims3.ea.com/
Votes: 73
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.13-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

Installing the game from Origin (needs workarounds though in order to make Origin work, see it here)

Installing non-Origin expansion packs

The launcher works but as listed in the notes it won't let you download content directly through it. However you can download in game content.

Everything from a normal game session :

- Create a Sim

- Modifying a city

- Build and Buy modes

- Travels and University

Changing in game options, playing at max resolutions with High / Very High settings

And the most important, saving works !

What does not

Nothing as I think I tried the most features possible

Workarounds

What was not tested

- Very long gameplay (6 hours and more)

- Online features but I assume that the store works

- Modding the game

Additional Comments

Tested the game on a Wine 32 bits prefix with the 2.13 staging version.

Here are my PC specs :
► CPU : AMD FX-8350 8 cores @4.0GHz
► GPU : MSI Lightning NVIDIA GTX 770 2GB
► RAM : 2x4GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical @1600MHz DDR3
► MOBO : Asrock 970 Extreme4
► OS : Fedora 26 x64

I use the NVIDIA 381.22 proprietary drivers for my video card.

You need to install dotnet20, vcrun2005 and mfc42 in order to make the launcher and the game work.

Shadows are a little buggy but that's fine.

The game sometimes slows down, I think it's because of the large cities, it freezes for like 3 seconds every 15-20ish minutes then it becomes playable again.

I will post a video soon where I'll try to show you the most complete gameplay.
selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentFedora 26 x86_64Jul 30 20172.13-stagingYes Yes GoldDesperalaw 
ShowUbuntu 16.10 "Yakkety" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 23 20162.0-rc2Yes Yes GoldMatthew 
ShowFedora 23 x86_64Jan 10 20161.9.0Yes Yes GoldDuff 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Nov 24 20151.7.54Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowFedora 21 x86_64Sep 11 20151.7.50Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
18879 The Sims 3: Textures go Black and sometimes Abnormal patterns. NEW View
22160 The Sims 3: Sims3Launcher.exe doesn't show web site when started second time NEW View
23807 Unsupported texture formats: DF16, DF24, RAWZ: format unrecognized(909198916) NEW View
30988 Ragnarok download manager, when invoking wine-mono, needs gluezilla NEW View
33261 Sims 3 pause key (`) doesn't work with Spanish keyboard UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

Notes
THE GAME WORKS AMAZINGLY WELL!
How to install in Linux:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8hRxlyeyIo
Old gameplay in Linux:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxaEwRoNsWQ
New gameplay in Linux (recorded with GLC)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfusLZHwQ58

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

  • If the Sims3Launcher crashes of an error such as "Unhandled Exception: System.AccessViolationException: Attempted to read or write protected memory" it's probably a truetype font problem. See appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=3754 for details on how to fix.

  • Seting 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
L"Microsoft.VC80.CRT" (8.0.50727.762)
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.

Fix Brightness/Gamma After Exiting the Game
Simply type the following into a terminal which should fix the brightness/gamma change the game performs: xgamma -gamma 1
We appreciate your help

Sending test reports, checking the bugs and posting into the threads helps us all.

If you have issues with the game, ask help. It's important to get those bugs closed which aren't up to date anymore.

Comments

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New to linux need help
by Chelsy on Sunday June 11th 2017, 22:21
I've had sims for a while and have never got it to successfully run. i recently updated my wine to 2.0.1 and actually got to an install option, but then i got an error message saying that i needed a critical update to be able to have online access, but that i could still play offline. but i needed the online access to install sims 3. i have the sims 3 disc but it doesn't seem like i can install without having the online access, but i don't know how to update origin, which is what i think needs updated.
Sims launcher won't open
by Emily Sowell on Wednesday April 5th 2017, 17:16
When I try to open my sims 3 launcher I click on the icon, it loads, and then it doesn't open. It doesn't show a messagee or anything. it just doesn't open. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
sims 3 launcher works sometimes
by steampunkgiraffe on Friday November 11th 2016, 21:44
I use the newest version of the Sims, which requires the use of Origin. There is absolutely no way around using Origin, which means that there is no way around using the launcher. Unfortunately, the launcher is extremely unpredictable. When I open origin and the sims for the very first time, the launcher will usually work and I can play the game. But, after that, the launcher freezes or sometimes doesn't load at all and shows a black box. I have absolutely no idea how to fix this, and I am also not an adept at using WINE. Is there someone with a similar problem who knows how to fix?
RE: sims 3 launcher works sometimes
by Metastopheles on Saturday November 12th 2016, 16:37
I found clearing the cache put it back to a state that will launch OK
I have a script that did this (below). These are the files I would clear, but it has been a few years since I have actually played, so this may be out of date and I strongly suggest looking through The Sims 3 forums and checking first (The game would do this in Windows as well).

Substitute name for your user name.
Also, this will move your mods if you have any, reload them after a neat game start up and close.

#!/bin/bash
# Clearing the cache files after a load crash


rm -f "/home/name/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/CASPartCache.package"
echo "CASPartCache.package"
rm -f "/home/name/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/scriptCache.package"
echo "scriptCache.package"
rm -f "/home/name/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/simCompositorCache.package"
echo "simCompositorCache.package"
rm -f "/home/name/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/DCCache/missingdeps.idx"
echo "missingdeps.idx"
rm -f "/home/name/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/DCCache/dcc.ent"
echo "dcc.ent"

rm -f "/home/name/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/Downloads/*.bin"

cd "/home/name/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/SigsCache/"
rm -f *.bin
echo "SigsCache/*.bin"
rm -f "/home/name/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/SavedSims/Downloadedsims.index"
rm -f "/home/name/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/IGACache/*.*"
echo "Downloadedsims.index & IGACache/*.*"
cd "/home/name/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/Thumbnails/"
rm -f *.package
echo "Thumbnails/*.package"
cd "/home/name/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/FeaturedItems/"
rm -f thumb_*.png
echo "FeaturedItems/thumb_*.png"

cd "/home/name/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/"
mv mods mods.old

echo -n "Smash any key to continue..." && read -n 1
RE: sims 3 launcher works sometimes
by alinuxn00b on Sunday January 1st 2017, 21:08
Do you have dotnet20 installed? I have the game on steam, and i got the game working by installing the stuff above ( the one that says as duff says....)
RE: sims 3 launcher works sometimes
by steampunkgiraffe on Sunday January 22nd 2017, 16:20
yes, dotnet20 is installed. it is just that the launcher works around the first 5 seconds then freezes entirely, rendering itself unusable
Didn't find the disk even though it's there!
by Matheus Miranda on Thursday August 11th 2016, 10:11
I installed correctly and it was running perfectly until it told me that there wasn't no disk, but the image was mounted. So I decided to download an update to the latest version of it. Should I keep on downloading and install it or should I stop and try another solution, and if I do so, what would it be? Cracks and mini images don't work at all because it's linux. Can't wait to play it since I changed to linux I'm not playing in my computer anymore.
RE: Didn't find the disk even though it's there!
by alinuxn00b on Sunday January 1st 2017, 21:05
You will need a no-cd crack for that. If you wanna try, use Nraas' NoCD mod. If THAT does not work, check the version of your game (found in the bottom-left of the launcher) and search: " sims 3 x.x.xxx (x being the version) no cd crack. I recommend game copy world.
After downloading, copy and paste the two files in: /home/.wine/ drive_c/ program files / the sims 3 / game /bin. Paste the two files there.
Sims 3: Cannot connect to EA server to activate
by nieke on Friday April 22nd 2016, 10:58
Installed Origin, works fine.
Installed the sims 3 through origin.
Launcher works fine.
But when wanting to play I get the message "we are unable to connect to EA servers to activate the sims 3 on this computer. Please try again later."

Also, from the launcher I cannot login (likely due to the same reason).

Internet Explorer cannot connect to the internet, but firefox can (and I also downloaded the game through origin). So somehow the internet works but not for the sims/ the sims activation.

I tried bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=35828 but firstly this should be solved (as of the message of March) and Origin can connect, just the sims cannot.

Any ideas?
RE: Sims 3: Cannot connect to EA server to activate
by nieke on Friday April 22nd 2016, 11:01
Oh I forgot to mention, I run:
Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit)
Wine 1.8.2
I made a 32 bit virtual drive
RE: Sims 3: Cannot connect to EA server to activate
by Claudia Carvalho on Thursday April 28th 2016, 15:47
I had the same issue re-installing Sims 4 through Origin a couple of days ago, which game had installed and played mostly just fine with the previous Origin version. So, I attempted to install my other Origin games, including Sims 3, and had the same activation error message with all of them that you did. Games that ran fine before. Must be an issue with the latest version of Origin. Hoping someone has a fix; I've found nothing helpful elsewhere.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (64-bit system)
Wine 1.9.8
64-bit virtual drive (which worked previously)
RE: Sims 3: Cannot connect to EA server to activate
by alinuxn00b on Sunday January 1st 2017, 21:11
Sorry for the late reply, but did you disable origin in game? People have found issues. Also if you wanna run the sims 4, check out egee's tutorial. (Look him up on yt)
Launcher won't start - gluezilla needed
by Zootal on Saturday February 27th 2016, 21:21
I have two wine prefixes. One is rather old and has who-knows-what installed into it. The other is brand new.

In the old prefix, the Sims 3 launcher runs just fine. Actually, it's rather slow, but it does run.

In the new one, no matter what I do, it tells me

to have webbrowser support, you need libgluezilla installed.

Or it just doesn't run, but quietly quits without any indicator at all.

I've installed vcrun2005 dotnet20sp2 mfc42, tried an old version of mono, and no matter what, I can not get the launcher to run.

Does anyone have a procedure for setting up a clean prefix that the launcher will work in?

I wish I could tell what it was about my old prefix that works, but I honestly don't have a clue.
RE: Launcher won't start - gluezilla needed
by Zootal on Saturday February 27th 2016, 21:23
PS I can start the game directly, bypassing the launcher. That works fine. I can steam and use it to download/install DLCs, I have a half dozen, and they all work great.

Just no launcher.
RE: Launcher won't start - gluezilla needed
by David Harris on Saturday April 9th 2016, 14:23
Using a clean prefix do this:

WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.winesims wineboot -u

Then type the following

WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.winesims winetricks vcrun2005 dotnet35sp1 mfc42 dotnet40 ie8

This INSTALL has to be 32bit and ran as 32bit for the launcher to work. Doesn't hurt to put corefonts in.
RE: Launcher won't start - gluezilla needed
by Zootal on Wednesday September 21st 2016, 18:13
So I revisited this today, and started getting a dotnet cannot find verison to runt this application type message.

Wiped prefix. Instlaled dotnet20 (probably not necessary).

Under the Sins directory is an install directory with the installers for directx, dotnet, vcredist, vp6. I ran those installers, and much to my surprise it started working. weird. I vaguely recall trying this a few years ago and it would not work....
Sims 3
by Kris on Friday November 6th 2015, 11:56
So I installed PlayOnLinux, and I downloaded The Sims 3. It opens and works fine, but when I tried to download the first expansion, Ambitions, it tells me that to install Ambitions, I need Sims 3 downloaded. What do I do?
RE: Sims 3
by David Harris on Tuesday April 12th 2016, 21:42
Try telling it to use the same prefix that you used with the Original Sims 3.
Can't install expansions past seasons
by Annie Gorbet on Wednesday August 26th 2015, 22:29
I got everything installed up to Seasons, but when I try to install University, it says the game needs to be updated and I have to click yes to the update to continue. But when I do that it just freezes with the updating, please wait popup on the screen. I tried to use the super patch but it didn't take, the version still says 1.42.130.019001 (I think) instead of 1.67... And the skuversion.txt file in the game directory says the 1.42 version too. How do I update the game? I installed it using PlayOnLinux, on a 32bit drive, using version 1.7.8 of wine.
Installing without disc
by Vittoria Genovese on Saturday December 13th 2014, 22:55
No luck in installing the game. I open the Sims3Setup.exe and try to install the game, but then later on during the installation process the error "the program msiexec.ese has encountered a serious probem and needs to close" shows up two times. Then I have no new folder of any type or a launcher.
Help?
RE: Installing without disc
by Jarkko Korpi on Thursday August 6th 2015, 2:50
you need to open a bug report
Wine 1.7.29 introduced severe texture corruption
by Zootal on Saturday October 18th 2014, 12:24
Wine 1.7.29 seems to have introduced some severe texture corruption. This occurs when you change any graphic settings, and sometimes when not doing anything at all. I've switched from 1.7.29 to 1.7.28 and back several times to make sure it is 1.7.29.

I have not found a work around. It does not matter what your graphic settings are, high, low, window, fullscreen, etc. Offscreenrendering or other settings don't seem to make any different. Console is flooded with:

err:d3d_surface:surface_invalidate_location Surface 0x41a09a80 does not have any up to date location.
err:d3d_surface:surface_load_location Surface 0x41a0abb8 does not have any up to date location.


The only "fix" I have found was to revert back to 1.7.28

Slackware 14.1 64 bit, nVidia 660, current nVidia drivers.
installing custom content?
by Leia on Monday October 13th 2014, 10:24
Hello, I have installed the base game the sims 3 with wine and it works perfectly, now I'd like to install some custom content (clothes, hair, sims etc), is there a way to do it? I have not found a guide yet..

I have wine 1.7.27 and ubuntu 14.04 LTS

and these are my system details:

Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-3317U CPU @ 1.70GHz × 4
Graphics: Intel® Ivybridge Mobile
Memory: 3.8 GiB
OS: 64-bit

Thanks for reading
RE: installing custom content?
by Zootal on Sunday October 19th 2014, 15:39
The only way I've been able to do this is to run the launcher on a Windows box, and then copy the files over to my linux box. I know this isn't much help....sorry....but if you have access to a Windows box, this is one way to get it don.
RE: installing custom content?
by Justin Morgan on Wednesday January 7th 2015, 7:02
Content from the Sims 3 Exchange (which is made by users) should work fine. Just press "save file" rather than "add to game" and you'll downlaod a .Sims3Pack file. Open this in the Launcher and it will install and then show up in the "Installed Content" tab of the launcher. For some content you will need the latest game patch. Also, the Launcher requires the .Net framework - I think it's vcredist20 - which you can install with winetricks.

Paid content from the Sims 3 Store probably does not work, but only because it doesn't let you download the file manually.

There are other mods, for example on ModTheSims.info, which are in the .package format. There is a guide on that website on how to install these files. Again, updating the game may be necessary for the mod to be compatible. In my case, the Launcher's auto-update feature did not work correctly, so I downloaded EA's "super-patcher" and installed it manually, which worked.

This is on Arch Linux x86_64, Wine 1.7.32, Nvidia graphics. All the custom content I've tried has worked perfectly (e.g. the Cornucopia world on The Exchange).

by Melissa lawson on Friday August 15th 2014, 19:29
Hello! I am really hoping someone can help me. So I have downloaded Wine & also PlayOnLinux and I am trying to download the Sims 3. I have gotten up to the point where Origin is installed but when I try to download Sims 3 it says the "server is not responding" and basically to try again in a few moments. I have tried many many times now and it just doesn't download. Is anyone having this problem, and if not can somebody please help me? :(
RE:
by david russ on Thursday August 21st 2014, 17:34
Hello, go onto the part of the website about installing origin in wine, there's a patch that fixes the download issues
RE:
by Melissa lawson on Thursday August 21st 2014, 17:52
Which website? I was able to run sims thru PlayonLinux but the download times were crazy. I gave up because it was taking forever. If you could help me I would really appreciate it!!

-Melissa

You can also email me at shuttupmelissa@gmail.com
RE:
by david russ on Thursday August 21st 2014, 18:00
It's on this website, just look for the page for origin and there's a solution there if you scroll down a bit.
No Disc + Read-Only Issues
by Skyler on Sunday July 27th 2014, 1:49
Done what the bloke showed in the video, but the game still can't find the disk. On a related note, after mounting the .iso it created a read-only disc--any way to correct that?
RE: No Disc + Read-Only Issues
by Justin Giroux on Monday August 4th 2014, 18:44
.ISO Are supposed to mount read-only. There is no need for writing any data to an installation disc. Just run setup.exe from the mounted image and guide it to install to the Program Files directory that wine has created under ~/.wine
How to get Origin to download
by Steven Wilson on Sunday May 18th 2014, 9:59
Use PlayOnLinux, then when you are making your wine prefix select wine version 1.5.28-Origin. It works but downloads are very slow. It took me almost 3 days of none stop downloading just to get the base game! I will be very happy when the wine devs get Origin figured out.
Sims 3 sounds and videos too fast.
by jeffpl on Wednesday March 19th 2014, 18:12
I have a problem with the sims 3 on linux. The sounds and videos are really too fast.

My PC

OS: Archlinux with latest updates and kernel
CPU: AMD Vishera fx-6300 3.5 ghx
GPU: Nvidia geforce gtx650 ti boost 2gb
Drivers: latest nvidia (334.21)
Wine version: 1.7.14
Would like to test the SimPort
by Metastopheles on Tuesday March 4th 2014, 2:29
I have played this game since it came out in Wine and it has played extremely well, I have tested just about all I can think of to test except one thing, and I need friends to do that.

I would like to try out the SimPort online feature that came with the Showtime expansion pack. If you are game enough, would you like to send an entertainer over, or would you like me to send you one? They don't have to be great, I just would like to see if the feature works in Wine.

I use the same name in the Sims as I do here, look me up if you are game. Let me know if you came from here when you look me up.

P.S. You will need the "Showtime" expansion pack to do this, I cannot provide you with the EP or any key for it, sorry.
Possible fix for crashes and freezes
by Zack Casey on Wednesday January 15th 2014, 15:53
If you get random to frequent crashes or varies freezes, you may be suffering from routing problems, too much memories, ect... Luckily, the community provides many fixes or help balance Sims 3's massive load.

No or fewer memories - www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=446281
Overwatch, corrects persistent or recurring errors produced by the Core game or other mods - nraas.wikispaces.com/Overwatch

I highly recommend the latter. Others can be found at those two sites listed in the links.
RE: Possible fix for crashes and freezes
by Robert Wm Ruedisueli on Thursday May 15th 2014, 6:36
You can now turn off memories in the normal settings. I recommend doing so.

I still recommend Overwatch, though.
Sims3 does not start
by Vadim on Monday December 23rd 2013, 14:26
OS:Gentoo
Wine version: 1.6 and 1.7.8
Command: cd ~/.local/share/wineprefixes/Sims_3/drive_c/sims/The\ Sims\ 3\ Вперед\ в\ будущее/Game/Bin/; WINEDEBUG="warn+all" WINEPREFIX="..../.local/share/wineprefixes/Sims_3/" optirun -b primus wine ./TS3EP11.exe

log: pastebin.com/wGvNwg9f

The game runs on Intel, but does not work correctly. Please help me.
RE: Sims3 does not start
by Pedro Jose Piquero Plaza on Sunday January 26th 2014, 15:11
You need install d3dx9 and vcrun2005
RE: Sims3 does not start
by Pedro Jose Piquero Plaza on Sunday January 26th 2014, 15:37
and msvc80dll or msvc100.dll and msxml3.dll. You need to install libtxc_dxtn (32 bits) too on your system
RE: Sims3 does not start
by Robert Wm Ruedisueli on Thursday May 15th 2014, 6:38
I found it runs fine without any added dlls, however you do need a texture compression library if you are running open source drivers.
Works with Wine 1.7.8
by Carlos Rodriguez on Tuesday December 17th 2013, 15:38
Tested on:

Wine 1.7.8 (compilado)
Nvidia Drivers 331.20 (.run package)
Linux Mint 15 KDE 32Bit - Kernel 3.8.0.26 PAE
CPU: INTEL Pentium G3220 (Nucleo Haswell a 22nm) 3.0Ghz (Dual-Core) Stock Clock
MEM: 8GB DDR3 1333 (2x4) Patriot value (128 bit dual channel: 21.3 gb/s)
GPU: Zotac Nvidia Geforce GT630 (GK208 28nm: 384 Shaders / 8 ROPS) Zone Edition Passive Cooling 2GB DDR3 1800Mhz a 64Bit (14.4Gb/s)
MAINBOARD: MSI H81M E33

www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgXoZNuwQck

by cstophu on Saturday December 7th 2013, 21:44
First make sure you have Timidity installed on your computer. It's a native application that plays the midi output from the game. On Ubuntu and other Debian based systems you can install Timidity by running the following command:

sudo apt-get install timidity

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Latest sims update breaks sims?
by Zootal on Tuesday June 25th 2013, 20:47
There was an update to Sims 3 in the last few days. I used to be able to launch ts3w.exe and get it to run fine. Now, when I run ts3w.exe it starts steam and then tries to start the launcher, rendering me effectively dead in the water because the launcher will not run:

System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object
at System.Windows.Forms.WebBrowser.Stop () [0x00000] in :0
at (wrapper remoting-invoke-with-check) System.Windows.Forms.WebBrowser:Stop ()


This is an old error that has been around for a while, and that is why I run ts3w.exe directly. Alas, that no longer works, and Sims 3 absolutely will not run.

Any idea how to get the main executable to run without it trying to run the Sims 3 launcher?
RE: Latest sims update breaks sims?
by Metastopheles on Wednesday June 26th 2013, 5:57
Can you launch the TS3.EXE? in the sims 3 directory.
If you have some expansion packs or stuff packs, you can launch them directly. If it is a ep, browse to the EP directory and look for the TS3EPnn, where nn=the ep number, example is the University Life EP is 09. So to launch with University you would have something similar to below.

~$ >wine "~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3 University Life/Game/Bin/TS3EP09.exe"

For a Stuff pack, the executable is TS3SPnn, where nn=the stuff pack, specific example for Town Life Stuff is

~$ >wine "~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3 Town Life Stuff/Game/Bin/TS3SP04.exe"

If you have any questions, just ask and I hope this helps.
RE: Latest sims update breaks sims?
by Zootal on Wednesday June 26th 2013, 8:51
Hi, If I try to run either ts3.exe or ts3w.exe, both of them will now cause the launcher to run. I used to run ts3w.exe to bypass the launcher, but since the recent update now all they do is run the launcher. I even tried a clean wine prefix.

I have no addons or mods. It does not matter which wine version I use.

I'm wondering if I were to get an executable that is not from the steam version if this would work (bit-torrent is my friend)?
RE: Latest sims update breaks sims?
by Zootal on Thursday June 27th 2013, 10:04
It looks like Sims 3 on Windows now does the same thing. If you try to run ts3.exe or ts3w.exe, it brings up the launcher instead going directly into the game.

Can anyone verify this? Is there any way with the current version of Sims 3 (1.55) to bypass the launcher?
RE: Latest sims update breaks sims?
by Cri on Tuesday July 23rd 2013, 5:27
i dont even have the ts3w.exe file..

in my game/bin folder is the usual ts3ep10.exe file which im used to replace by the no-cd patch...

now they are giving me the ts3w.exe-file and i dont know what to do with that...
Errors After Installing
by Kaitlyn on Friday June 7th 2013, 18:40
Okay, I'll start out by saying I'm a newbie at Linux.

System:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor
64-bit Zorin OS 6.3
Integrated nVidia GeForce 6150SE
3.3GB Ram recognized

I installed the game using a 32-bit virtual drive and everything ran nice and smooth. Install finished with no warnings and no messages came up. However, when I try to run TS3.exe by going to the proper file path and typing "wine TS3.exe", the following appears:

nvfx_screen_get_param:95 - Warning: unknown PIPE_CAP 30
nvfx_screen_get_param:95 - Warning: unknown PIPE_CAP 30
nvfx_screen_get_param:95 - Warning: unknown PIPE_CAP 55
nvfx_screen_get_param:95 - Warning: unknown PIPE_CAP 56
nvfx_screen_get_param:95 - Warning: unknown PIPE_CAP 59
nvfx_screen_get_param:95 - Warning: unknown PIPE_CAP 58
nvfx_screen_get_param:95 - Warning: unknown PIPE_CAP 30
nvfx_screen_get_param:95 - Warning: unknown PIPE_CAP 30
nvfx_screen_get_param:95 - Warning: unknown PIPE_CAP 30
nvfx_screen_get_param:95 - Warning: unknown PIPE_CAP 55
nvfx_screen_get_param:95 - Warning: unknown PIPE_CAP 56
nvfx_screen_get_param:95 - Warning: unknown PIPE_CAP 59
nvfx_screen_get_param:95 - Warning: unknown PIPE_CAP 58
nvfx_screen_get_param:95 - Warning: unknown PIPE_CAP 30
nvfx_screen_get_param:95 - Warning: unknown PIPE_CAP 30
nvfx_state_fb.c:162: nvfx_framebuffer_validate: Assertion `0' failed.
fixme:dbghelp:elf_search_auxv can't find symbol in module

Has anyone seen this error before?

Additionally, when I try to run the launcher, I get the expected "You need dotnet 2.0 to do this" message. I'm not sure if this matters, but I threw it in there anyway.

Thanks for any help!
RE: Errors After Installing
by Pedro Jose Piquero Plaza on Saturday November 16th 2013, 5:50
You need install donet 2.0 to run sims 3 nice, and i recomend vcrun2005 too
Sims 3 Steam version won't launch. with Ubuntu 12.10
by lolan on Friday May 3rd 2013, 19:14
Hi all,

I have PlayonLinux and Wine 4.1 installed, both of which I believe are up to date. I have the Steam version of The Sims 3. Whenever I try to launch the game, a box pops up for maybe one second that says "set up microscoft part one" or some such thing. Then the screen just flickers and nothing happens.

Any advice? I can't download the game from another site right now. I want to use Steam anyway. Please help me get this great game running! Thank you!
Raw input broke the pause key
by David on Saturday March 23rd 2013, 6:46
Since Wine 1.5.13, which introduced "raw input", the pause key (key to the left of the number "1", above the TAB key) doesn't work.
Using the "0" or "P" key to pause works, but it is very inconvenient.

I use a Spanish keyboard. Changing the keyboard configuration in KDE to "Generic 105-key (intl)" doesn't help.

I've run of ideas of what to try. Any help?
RE: Raw input broke the pause key
by David on Saturday March 23rd 2013, 12:45
Ok, I've found a workaround.

You need to have this environment variable set:
LC_ALL=es_ES.ISO-8859-15


So, you can start the game like this:
LC_ALL=es_ES.ISO-8859-15 wine "c:/path/to/TS3W.exe"
Sims 3 Pets - the infamous "no fluff" bug
by Gareth Hart on Tuesday January 29th 2013, 18:14
Does anyone who is currently playing The Sims 3 with the Pets expansion pack installed have any fluff displayed correctly on their animals in game? Particularly for anyone whom plays with an NVidia graphics card installed. I'm seeing graphical corruption where the fluff should be.

It's difficult to fathom whether this could be a bug within Wine, the NVidia drivers or something else.

FYI, I'm using a NVidia GeForce GT 555M.
RE: Sims 3 Pets - the infamous
by Matt on Monday August 4th 2014, 4:40
I'm curious to know if you ever got this fixed?

I'm not exactly sure what information I need to post, but here goes nothing.

I've got NVIDIA GeForce 560 ti and am using the NVIDIA 304.123 drivers
I have wine 1.6.2 (according to winecfg > about)
I have the game patched to 1.67
I haven't changed any default settings of wine, except putting the sims on it's own prefix
I have tried updating NVIDIA to 340 drivers but I get issues with my computer in general and settings OffscreenRenderingMode to fbo didn't have any effect

Nothing seems to be affected except for the pets themselves.

And here's a screenshot of my settings: oi61.tinypic.com/2rcwtvp.jpg

Here's a screenshot of the pets:

Cats: oi59.tinypic.com/fup00o.jpg
Dogs: oi59.tinypic.com/xo1vd2.jpg

Hope someone could help me find a solution. :)
Sims 3 Crash when clicking "play" button
by Zootal on Thursday January 24th 2013, 15:29
1) Signup does not work, but you can sign up at website
2) Login works
3) Clicking the big blue play button causes crash:

wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x027f2198 at address 0xf75fd995 (thread 00b7), starting debugger...

It does this with both wine 1.4.1 and 1.5.22.
RE: Sims 3 Crash when clicking
by Zootal on Saturday January 26th 2013, 16:07
So I have a wine prefix where it runs great, but I have NO IDEA how I did this, and I have spent *hours* trying to reproduce it. No matter what I do, I can not figure out how to create a wine prefix the Sims 3 will run in. I've tried for two days now to come up with a list of steps that will reliably create an environment that the Sims 3 will run in, and I can't do it. No matter what I do, the launcher starts, and it sits there with all options disabled. Nothing works.

Except for this one prefix that is actually an older prefix I use for Steam games in general. For some reason that I cannot figure out, Sims 3 works perfectly in this one prefix.
IstallWizzard looks different comparing to the installation video
by Sandra on Sunday January 13th 2013, 8:18
I'm not totally sure what is wrong with my installation procedure. When I open Sims3Setup.exe a window opens showing an orange install button for origin. I have no other options then click it. Afterwards it installs origin and the installation continues quite well. But I don't have options to select my country or the folder for the installed files. In addition, the windows at the end (where you can select whether you want a launcher or not and whether you want to see the ReadMe) are not there. I'm forced to do the installation via Origin which never appears in the installation video mentioned above.

When I try to patch my version, wine says, that I should try another patch because i'm registered at a wrong location. But I had no choice to select my location eighter.

Last but not least, Sims 3 is not running and wine says I should reinstall the base game.

My system:
Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit
Nvidia Geforce Gt 520M
Intel® Core™ i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz × 4
Launcher
by Josh Raymond on Wednesday December 26th 2012, 23:01
I can't get the launcher working for whatever reason.

I have dotnet20 installed and vcrun2005

whenever i open the launcher i get an error "Cannot start, please reinstall the game" after reinstalling, same problem.
Expansions and launcher
by Gustavo on Wednesday October 10th 2012, 17:58
So, I installed The Sims 3 base game + latest patch. Is it safe to just install the expansions normally? Do I need to follow any specific order?

By the way, I cannot get the desktop launcher to work. If I type optirun env WINEPREFIX="/home/gus/.wine" TZ="America/Halifax" wine ".wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/Game/Bin/TS3W.exe" onto the Terminal, it will run the game, but clicking the icon on the desktop will not! Can anybody help?

Thanks in advance.
RE: Expansions and launcher
by Alberto on Thursday October 11th 2012, 5:15
The installation order does not matter and try this:

env WINEPREFIX="/home/gus/.wine" TZ="America/Halifax" wine "/home/gus/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/Game/Bin\\TS3.exe"


if you want you can do the installation again
RE: Expansions and launcher
by Gustavo on Friday October 12th 2012, 10:14
Still not working! =|
I think it may be an issue with Optirun.. I will check that out and come back with results.
Updates
by Alberto on Wednesday October 3rd 2012, 11:50
Quando eu instalo the sims 3 sem expansão ou atualizações funciona normalmente. Quando eu aplico qualquer patch o the sims 3 não funciona mais se alguém puder ajudar a resolver o problema!

When I install the sims 3 expansion or upgrades without works normally. When I apply any patch the sims 3 does not work anymore if someone can help solve the problem!
RE: Updates
by Samuel William on Wednesday October 3rd 2012, 16:50
Seu The Sims é Original?
RE: Updates
by Samuel William on Tuesday October 9th 2012, 16:03
It was a Time Zone problem fixed changing it to Halifax as you wrote in your test result. Thank you for that submission.
TS3 always freezing on start-up?
by Grace on Tuesday September 25th 2012, 3:14
When the game automaticaly resizes my screen, everything is OK. But then, when the loading menu is supposed to appear, the screen dims itself to show the program is not responding. Right-clicking on the Wine Program Loader Symbol on my sidebar and selecting quit also tells me "The Sims 3 is not responding" and I quit it. It's never done this before and I'm not sure what to do.
I'm running Ubuntu Precise Pangolin 12.04, and it has been fine before, its just today. I have cleared out the mods, done everything. The game isn't working! Help!
Wine not opening TS3 properly?
by Grace on Monday September 24th 2012, 23:42
When I initiate the process, which runs as normal, my screen usually 'splits' like in the picture below. After this, within about 15 seconds, the loading screen would appear and the game would work as normal, however now it just stay at the split screen and doesn't load. I have a few mods and am thinking about trying to run the game without them but ultimately its necessary to have the mods. Does anyone have this problem, or have you had and fixed it?
Cheers
RE: Wine not opening TS3 properly?
by embun on Friday November 30th 2012, 10:37
You may be fortune.. It cannot run normally for me :( goo.gl/lMHFT
Custom Content
by Josh Raymond on Monday September 17th 2012, 2:10
Well it appears that in the newest version of the Sims store, you're unable to download custom content as .package or .sims3package files, the only option for these is to download them throught he launcher, requiering java script. I'm not sure if it's just me, just my wine setup, or what, but java script doesnt seem to work very well for me, at least in this regard. On windows, you click "Download" on the website, it opens the launcher and downloads/installs the content. in WINE, it does nothing. Absolutly nothing.

Anyone got any ideas in how to fix this?

(Using Firefox in WINE, as IE insta crashes for w.e reason)
RE: Custom Content
by Robert Wm Ruedisueli on Monday September 17th 2012, 10:21
There is a newer download option in the game itself.

If you click the download button once, it will add it to your library, then instead of following the "sims3:" url which can only be loaded in the launcher, you will need to click the menu in the game and select "download manager" So long as you are logged in, you can download custom content here if the launcher isn't working right for you.
RE: Custom Content
by Josh Raymond on Saturday September 22nd 2012, 1:14
Thats not working either, I login to the EA store through the game just fine, then when i click on downloaded content it gives me "You must login to the EA Store in-game before accessing the Downloaded Content."
RE: Custom Content
by Grace on Monday September 24th 2012, 23:37
I had the same problem. The .package files are supposed to go in Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/Mods/Packages. You can find how to get these folders functional here: www.modthesims.info/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:Installing_Sims_3_Package_Files/Setup_and_Files

As for the .sims3pack files, I got them working by installing TS3 on a Windows system and downloading and installing them, then when in Linux (assuming that is your OS) merging the Downloads folder on Windows with the one on your local machine. That worked for me - I know its not ideal but at least its a temporary solution.
Graphic problem
by erickblack on Saturday August 25th 2012, 14:37
Well, the game is working great but sometimes happen some "graphic" problem.


i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w470/Kiakumio/c3578389.png

What I have to do?
RE: Graphic problem
by Samuel William on Saturday August 25th 2012, 18:30
Sorry, but how can we help you if you don't answer our questions?
screen with no text
by erickblack on Thursday August 23rd 2012, 8:45
I don't know why, when I execute the game the screen gets shorter and every "window" does't contain text:

i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w470/Kiakumio/8d731123.png

Do you have a patch for this?
What I have to do?
RE: screen with no text
by Samuel William on Thursday August 23rd 2012, 23:59
Please, could you read the post "everything works except..
by Laureen on Wednesday June 13th 2012, 8:48" and its replies and tell us if it solves your problem?

Thank you,
program error
by Jonny on Saturday August 11th 2012, 20:48
the program ts3w.exe has encountered a serious problem and needs to close.we are sorry for the inconvenience.

i got this when i upgraded to wine 1.5.10 help???
RE: program error
by Grace on Monday September 24th 2012, 23:44
Try running TS3.exe instead. I can never seem to get TS3W.exe to work.
Hope I helped :))
Versions
by Aleksi on Thursday August 9th 2012, 9:13
Edit: I'm using version 1.36 of The Sims 3 and version 1.4.1 of Wine.
RE: Versions
by Samuel William on Saturday August 18th 2012, 2:15
Please, try the command below and then tell us if it works:

env WINEPREFIX="/home/aleksi/.wine" TZ="America/Halifax" wine "/home/aleksi/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3 Lemmikit/Game/Bin/TS3EP05.exe"
RE: Versions
by Aleksi on Saturday August 18th 2012, 4:55
It didn't worked (the town load still crashes), but I got some error messages, and now the code I entered to the Terminal, it ran (before it didn't).

Terminal says this after your command:
fixme:iphlpapi:NotifyAddrChange (Handle 0x10fe8e0, overlapped 0x10fe8ec): stub
wine: configuration in '/home/aleksi/.wine' has been updated.
aleksi@Acer-Aspire-8930:~$ fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x33e6b8,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x33ca94,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x33c9d4,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:ddraw:ddraw7_Initialize Ignoring guid {aeb2cdd4-6e41-43ea-941c-8361cc760781}.
fixme:devenum:DEVENUM_ICreateDevEnum_CreateClassEnumerator Category {33d9a760-90c8-11d0-bd43-00a0c911ce86} not found
fixme:devenum:DEVENUM_ICreateDevEnum_CreateClassEnumerator Category {33d9a761-90c8-11d0-bd43-00a0c911ce86} not found
fixme:winediag:AUDDRV_GetAudioEndpoint Winepulse is not officially supported by the wine project
fixme:winediag:AUDDRV_GetAudioEndpoint For sound related feedback and support, please visit ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1960599
fixme:devenum:DEVENUM_ICreateDevEnum_CreateClassEnumerator Category {cc7bfb41-f175-11d1-a392-00e0291f3959} not found
fixme:devenum:DEVENUM_ICreateDevEnum_CreateClassEnumerator Category {cc7bfb46-f175-11d1-a392-00e0291f3959} not found
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x134): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x384): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x388): stub
fixme:xinput:XInputGetState (0 0x33eb9c)
fixme:system:SystemParametersInfoW Unimplemented action: 94 (SPI_GETMOUSETRAILS)
fixme:system:SystemParametersInfoW Unimplemented action: 4124 (SPI_GETMOUSESONAR)
fixme:d3d:resource_check_usage Unhandled usage flags 0x8.
fixme:d3d:resource_check_usage Unhandled usage flags 0x8.
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x5a8): stub
fixme:d3d:resource_check_usage Unhandled usage flags 0x8.
fixme:d3d:resource_check_usage Unhandled usage flags 0x8.
fixme:d3d:resource_check_usage Unhandled usage flags 0x8.
fixme:d3d:resource_check_usage Unhandled usage flags 0x8.
fixme:d3d:resource_check_usage Unhandled usage flags 0x8.
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x5c0): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x5d4): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x5d8): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x5dc): stub
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW INTERNET_OPTION_SEND/RECEIVE_TIMEOUT/DATA_SEND_TIMEOUT 50000
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x5e0): stub
fixme:win:RegisterDeviceNotificationA (hwnd=0x130032, filter=0x33eb38,flags=0x00000000) returns a fake device notification handle!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Sat, 18-Aug-2012 11:24:19 GMT;path=/;domain=.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x5d8): stub
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"Expires=Sun, 18-Aug-2013 09:41:59 GMT")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Sat, 18-Aug-2012 09:54:26 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x618): stub
fixme:dsound:DSOUND_RecalcFormat Conversion from 4 to 2 channels is not implemented, falling back to stereo
fixme:dsound:DSOUND_RecalcFormat Conversion from 6 to 2 channels is not implemented, falling back to stereo
fixme:dsound:DSOUND_RecalcFormat Conversion from 6 to 2 channels is not implemented, falling back to stereo
fixme:dsound:DSOUND_RecalcFormat Conversion from 6 to 2 channels is not implemented, falling back to stereo
fixme:dsound:DSOUND_RecalcFormat Conversion from 6 to 2 channels is not implemented, falling back to stereo
fixme:dsound:DSOUND_RecalcFormat Conversion from 6 to 2 channels is not implemented, falling back to stereo
fixme:dsound:DSOUND_RecalcFormat Conversion from 6 to 2 channels is not implemented, falling back to stereo
fixme:dsound:DSOUND_RecalcFormat Conversion from 4 to 2 channels is not implemented, falling back to stereo
fixme:dsound:DSOUND_RecalcFormat Conversion from 6 to 2 channels is not implemented, falling back to stereo
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x61c): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x620): stub
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"Expires=Sun, 18-Aug-2013 09:42:00 GMT")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Sat, 18-Aug-2012 09:54:27 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x684): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x66c): stub
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:imm:ImmGetOpenStatus (0xbe3d6a8): semi-stub
fixme:imm:ImmReleaseContext (0x130032, 0xbe3d6a8): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x668): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x674): stub
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Sat, 18-Aug-2012 09:54:28 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x668): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x670): stub
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Sat, 18-Aug-2012 09:54:29 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Sat, 18-Aug-2012 09:54:30 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Sat, 18-Aug-2012 09:54:31 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x3c0): stub
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Sat, 18-Aug-2012 09:54:33 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Sat, 18-Aug-2012 09:54:35 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Sat, 18-Aug-2012 09:54:37 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Sat, 18-Aug-2012 09:54:37 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Sat, 18-Aug-2012 09:54:40 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Sat, 18-Aug-2012 09:54:42 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x3bc): stub
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Sat, 18-Aug-2012 09:54:44 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Sat, 18-Aug-2012 09:54:45 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Sat, 18-Aug-2012 09:54:48 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Sat, 18-Aug-2012 09:54:48 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Sat, 18-Aug-2012 09:54:50 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Sat, 18-Aug-2012 09:54:52 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Sat, 18-Aug-2012 09:54:52 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Sat, 18-Aug-2012 09:54:56 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Sat, 18-Aug-2012 09:55:02 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Sat, 18-Aug-2012 09:55:03 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Sat, 18-Aug-2012 09:55:04 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x38c): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x394): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x398): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x39c): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x3a0): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x3a4): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x3a8): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x3ac): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x3b0): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x3b4): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x3b8): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x3bc): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x3c0): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x3c4): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x3c8): stub
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Sat, 18-Aug-2012 09:55:13 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Sat, 18-Aug-2012 09:55:17 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Sat, 18-Aug-2012 09:55:19 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Sat, 18-Aug-2012 09:55:21 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Sat, 18-Aug-2012 09:55:24 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Sat, 18-Aug-2012 09:55:26 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Sat, 18-Aug-2012 09:55:29 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Sat, 18-Aug-2012 09:55:30 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Sat, 18-Aug-2012 09:55:32 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Sat, 18-Aug-2012 09:55:34 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Sat, 18-Aug-2012 09:55:36 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Sat, 18-Aug-2012 09:55:38 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x38c): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x390): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x394): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x398): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x39c): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x3a0): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x3a4): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x3a8): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x3ac): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x3b0): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x3b4): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x3b8): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x3bc): stub
fixme:dbghelp:elf_search_auxv can't find symbol in module
wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x00000000 at address 0xd6ba29 (thread 004d), starting debugger...


The Wine error message windows appeared as well. It says (I translated from Finnish):

"Program TS3W.exe is crashed and has to be closed. We're sorry about this. This can be problem in the program or Wine. You may want to visit Application Database. There may be some tips to run this program."

I click "Show details", but it doesn't load the error details.
RE: Versions
by Samuel William on Friday August 24th 2012, 0:36
Please try it:

Go to your home folder, open the "Eletronic Arts" folder, and then the "The Sims 3" folder (~/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/). Now, delete the file "DeviceConfig.log" and if there is a folder called "Options" open it and delete the same file. If there is another expansion's folder in the Eletronic Arts' folder, open it and delete any "DeviceConfig.log" file.

It is going to reset your game's config.
The game falls when loading town
by Aleksi on Thursday August 9th 2012, 9:12
I've installed the expansion packs from World Adventures to Pets, using version 1.36 and no-cd mod (no crack!).

The game itself starts and works fine, but when I try to load any town, game freezes. Immediately the mouse pointer changes from "loading" to "pointer" and finally "Ubuntu pointer". Loading bar doesn't move.

Is it possible to fix it, and could this be consequence of expansion packs?
RE: The game falls when loading town
by Aleksi on Friday August 10th 2012, 9:22
Could it be Bug 18991? I tried to run this command:

env WINEPREFIX="/home/aleksi/.wine" TZ="America/Bahia" wine "TS3.exe"

but it says:
wine: cannot find L"C:\\windows\\system32\\TS3.exe"
RE: The game falls when loading town
by Aleksi on Friday August 10th 2012, 9:57
In the terminal:

env WINEPREFIX="/home/aleksi/.wine" TZ="America/Bahia" wine "/home/aleksi/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3 Lemmikit/Game/Bin/TS3EP05.exe"
aleksi@Acer-Aspire-8930:~$ fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x33e6d8,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:ntdll:find_reg_tz_info Can't find matching timezone information in the registry for bias 180, std (d/m/y): 26/02/2012, dlt (d/m/y): 21/10/2012
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x33cab4,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x33c9d4,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:ddraw:ddraw7_Initialize Ignoring guid {aeb2cdd4-6e41-43ea-941c-8361cc760781}.
fixme:devenum:DEVENUM_ICreateDevEnum_CreateClassEnumerator Category {33d9a760-90c8-11d0-bd43-00a0c911ce86} not found
fixme:devenum:DEVENUM_ICreateDevEnum_CreateClassEnumerator Category {33d9a761-90c8-11d0-bd43-00a0c911ce86} not found
fixme:devenum:DEVENUM_ICreateDevEnum_CreateClassEnumerator Category {cc7bfb41-f175-11d1-a392-00e0291f3959} not found
fixme:devenum:DEVENUM_ICreateDevEnum_CreateClassEnumerator Category {cc7bfb46-f175-11d1-a392-00e0291f3959} not found
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x120): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x358): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x35c): stub
fixme:xinput:XInputGetState (0 0x33eb9c)
fixme:system:SystemParametersInfoW Unimplemented action: 94 (SPI_GETMOUSETRAILS)
fixme:system:SystemParametersInfoW Unimplemented action: 4124 (SPI_GETMOUSESONAR)
fixme:d3d:resource_check_usage Unhandled usage flags 0x8.
fixme:d3d:resource_check_usage Unhandled usage flags 0x8.
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x57c): stub
fixme:d3d:resource_check_usage Unhandled usage flags 0x8.
fixme:d3d:resource_check_usage Unhandled usage flags 0x8.
fixme:d3d:resource_check_usage Unhandled usage flags 0x8.
fixme:d3d:resource_check_usage Unhandled usage flags 0x8.
fixme:d3d:resource_check_usage Unhandled usage flags 0x8.
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x594): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x5a4): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x5ac): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x5b0): stub
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW INTERNET_OPTION_SEND/RECEIVE_TIMEOUT/DATA_SEND_TIMEOUT 50000
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x5b4): stub
fixme:win:RegisterDeviceNotificationA (hwnd=0x60022, filter=0x33eb38,flags=0x00000000) returns a fake device notification handle!
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x5d8): stub
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Fri, 10-Aug-2012 16:36:21 GMT;path=/;domain=.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:URLCache_FindFirstFreeEntry Grow file
err:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal no free entries
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x5ec): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x5f0): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x5f4): stub
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"Expires=Sat, 10-Aug-2013 14:53:46 GMT")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Fri, 10-Aug-2012 15:05:47 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:URLCache_FindFirstFreeEntry Grow file
err:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal no free entries
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"Expires=Sat, 10-Aug-2013 14:53:46 GMT")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Fri, 10-Aug-2012 15:05:47 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:URLCache_FindFirstFreeEntry Grow file
err:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal no free entries
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x5e8): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x660): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x610): stub
fixme:imm:ImmGetOpenStatus (0x195200): semi-stub
fixme:imm:ImmReleaseContext (0x60022, 0x195200): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x654): stub
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Fri, 10-Aug-2012 15:05:50 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x60c): stub
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x640): stub
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Fri, 10-Aug-2012 15:05:51 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:URLCache_FindFirstFreeEntry Grow file
err:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal no free entries
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Fri, 10-Aug-2012 15:05:51 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Fri, 10-Aug-2012 15:05:52 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Fri, 10-Aug-2012 15:05:52 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Fri, 10-Aug-2012 15:05:52 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Fri, 10-Aug-2012 15:05:53 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:URLCache_FindFirstFreeEntry Grow file
err:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal no free entries
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Fri, 10-Aug-2012 15:05:53 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Fri, 10-Aug-2012 15:05:53 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Fri, 10-Aug-2012 15:05:53 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Fri, 10-Aug-2012 15:05:54 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Fri, 10-Aug-2012 15:05:54 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0x390): stub
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Fri, 10-Aug-2012 15:05:55 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Fri, 10-Aug-2012 15:05:55 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:URLCache_FindFirstFreeEntry Grow file
err:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal no free entries
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Fri, 10-Aug-2012 15:05:55 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Fri, 10-Aug-2012 15:05:56 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Fri, 10-Aug-2012 15:05:58 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Fri, 10-Aug-2012 15:06:00 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Fri, 10-Aug-2012 15:06:02 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Fri, 10-Aug-2012 15:06:04 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Fri, 10-Aug-2012 15:06:06 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Fri, 10-Aug-2012 15:06:07 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Fri, 10-Aug-2012 15:06:09 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Fri, 10-Aug-2012 15:06:09 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Fri, 10-Aug-2012 15:06:11 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Fri, 10-Aug-2012 15:06:12 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Fri, 10-Aug-2012 15:06:13 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Fri, 10-Aug-2012 15:06:14 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Fri, 10-Aug-2012 15:06:15 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:set_cookie persistent cookies not handled (L"expires=Fri, 10-Aug-2012 15:06:15 GMT;path=/;domain=igs.thesims3.com;httponly")
fixme:wininet:set_cookie httponly not handled (L"httponly")
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
* Assertion at ..\..\mono\mono\metadata\icall.c:5454, condition `err' not met
fixme:dbghelp:elf_search_auxv can't find symbol in module
wine: Unhandled exception 0x80000003 at address 0x58b816 (thread 004d), starting debugger...
Created thumbnails are gray, old ones are in color
by John on Wednesday August 1st 2012, 17:31
Definitely a problem on the creation side. Thumbnails for default families/houses and downloaded ones are in perfect color. Nothing to complain about there. The problem occurs when creating new objects. The color is a grayscale and very light - almost ghosted. It seems what you would see if you broke an image up by color components in GIMP. Not a true grayscale image, but you can clearly tell the pixel structure is the same. It is drawing the right pictures, but it's very hard to see since its only gray shades and very light.

I tried to delete the thumbnails in both the saved games folder and the sims 3 main folder. Nothing happens. I don't know what is causing this.

Everything else works well aside from a few glitches rendering roads, but then I am playing on minimal settings. The game plays perfectly and the actual 3D imagery is rendered properly considering my settings. Sound is good too, so it's probably not a DirectX problem.

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 with a few KDE updates installed. My wine version is 1.2.3, and I'm using the built-in PlayOnLinux wrapper for the Sims 3. The version of the game itself is 1.2.7 with no-CD patch.

Here are some images showing what is happening:
i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd515/Parkitect/other/sims.jpg
i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd515/Parkitect/other/houses.jpg

The above images have created items on the right, downloaded ones in the middle, and default ones on the right. As you can see, it only affects the ones created with my game ran with wine. It draws everything else as it should be, so the error is in the creation of the thumbnail images, not displaying correctly-created ones.
RE: Created thumbnails are gray, old ones are in color
by John on Tuesday December 18th 2012, 13:37
Well now the thumbnails work. It seems to be related to the "fbo" off-screen rendering setting mentioned above. However, after reinstalling, I managed to mess something up and the game crashes with access violation exceptions. It's really annoying. It didn't on my previous install.
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