Everything - I have played this for many hundreds of hours, and I have not found anything that does not work. I have played several different cities for many hours, one game has played through a dozen generations of sims. I have many DLCs, pets, ambitions, generations, showtime, into the future, island paradise, just to name a few. I have installed several mods. Even the online store works, as does the launcher. I can not think of anything that does not work, and work well.
What does not
What was not tested
I can't really think of anything I did not test.
This game earns an easy Platinum. The current version of wine seems to have fixed a lot of the older bugs, and it runs well without crashing for hour after hour. According to Steam, I have 420 hours in game, but I often play it without Steam running (it will run without Steam), and I think I have about a thousand hours into this. I and others in my home have played this for many hundreds of hours. It is just rock solid.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Slackware64 14.2 multilib||Oct 05 2017||2.18-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Zootal|
|Show||Fedora 26 x86_64||Jul 30 2017||2.13-staging||Yes||Yes||Gold||Desperalaw|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 23 2016||2.0-rc2||Yes||Yes||Gold||Matthew|
|Show||Fedora 23 x86_64||Jan 10 2016||1.9.0||Yes||Yes||Gold||Duff|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Nov 24 2015||1.7.54||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|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|
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.
Here are the patch links: (if you have any more, feel free to post them)PLEASE VIEW HERE FOR MORE PATCHES: http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/175477.page
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.