Tested; Sims 3 + World Adventures + Ambitions Entire install process Launcher Introduction movie Launching the game Creating a sim All gameplay aspects High graphics detail Manually importing custom content Patching/updating Installing the ea download manager
What does not
Copy protection Parts of the launcher (non-functionnal HTML implementation) Importing objects normally using the launcher 3D Anti-aliasing (even if turned on maximum in game) Cursor texture is incorrect Opening and using the ea download manager
What was not tested
Some times the desktop brightness is to high when stopping the game, going to ATI control panel (as described) and resetting the color works. Going on a holiday (World Adventure) sometimes crashes the game.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 10.x "Buster" x86_64||Jul 10 2019||4.12.1-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Alex S.|
|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|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|7411||GLSL shaders work badly with fglrx||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|10778||Gothic3 crashs after warp (VIRTmem > 4096MB?)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|13335||Wine virtual memory exhaustion causing OpenGL crashes / slowdowns||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|18879||The Sims 3: Textures go Black and sometimes Abnormal patterns.||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|21609||Multiple games loose most sound effects or crash||CLOSED||FIXED||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|
|25516||Sims 3 flickering white textures||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|25547||Sims3Launcher freezes when attempting to launch game||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|26986||The Sims 3 blacks out the screen immediately when starting.||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|30988||Multiple .NET applications using System.Windows.Forms.WebBrowser crash with Wine-Mono (libgluezilla needed for Mono.WebBrowser/Mono.Mozilla support)(Ragnarok download manager, The Sims 3 Launcher)||NEW||View|
|31266||SIMS 3 installer crashes at the end(?)||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|33261||Sims 3 pause key (`) doesn't work with Spanish keyboard||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|34155||EA Sims 3 startup failed||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|34390||Cannot install The Sims 3||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|35277||The Sims 3 (Steam) launcher 'Sims3Launcher.exe' doesn't start reliable||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|37416||The Sims 3: Display locks when running in window, uses 100% cpu||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|40828||Switching resolution in desktop mode makes task bar redraw on top of full screen game||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|45361||Texture explosion in The Sims 3 (Nvidia negative viewport coordinates quirk)||CLOSED||NOTOURBUG||View|
|47058||The Sims 3 Launcher (.NET app) crashes with Wine-Mono (libgluezilla needed for Mono.WebBrowser/Mono.Mozilla support)||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||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.