Game itself, some launcher functionality.
What does not
The starting HTML page that is required for social functions in the launcher does not load or render at all if the game was installed in a prefix that was created in the 2.21-staging version. Logging in from other menus like Downloads doesn’t work either.
If the the prefix was created in 2.0.3 version, the page loads but isn’t fully rendered, although you can can login from other menus.
The problem is not present in 2.0.3.
As with previous versions, it’s still necessary to create 32-bit prefix and install dotnet20, vcrun2005 and mfc42 through winetricks in order to run the game.
In the first launch the game launches with a small resolution, which results in only seeing quarter of a screen. To fix it, you need to configure (in winecfg) the prefix to emulate desktop in a window, launch the game, change resolution and disable desktop emulation back.
What was not tested
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Dec 01 2018||3.21-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Alexandr Oleynikov|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Oct 07 2018||3.17||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||xavery|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 23 2018||3.10||Yes||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Alexandr Oleynikov|
|Show||Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 02 2018||3.0||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Murteza|
|Current||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 27 2017||2.21-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Alexandr Oleynikov|
|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|
|40828||Switching resolution in desktop mode makes task bar redraw on top of full screen game||NEW||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.