The game itself works and so does the launcher (only just, though!)
What does not
The launcher works, but has graphical issues. The buttons do work, but the exact location of them must be guessed. Also, the welcome button displays as a blank page, which shouldn't be the case. This never used to be a problem, however. It used to work perfectly (apart from the welcome button).
What was not tested
I don't think anything wasn't tested.
Needs d3dx9 installed so that the game doesn't crash when loading anything, and for the launcher to work .NET Framework 2.0 or later (dotnetfx.exe) is required. Both of which can be obtained using winetricks. A No-DVD crack is required to use the game. The crack must correspond to the version of the game you are playing (1.17.60.009002). The game may occasionally freeze for no reason at all. Although this doesn't happen very often, it is best to save the game regularly. The Sims 3 Launcher isn't a necessity to play the game. If for some reason the launcher won't run, run TS3.exe instead of Sims3Launcher.exe. This is easily configured by changing the command settings of the desktop launcher.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 10.x "Buster" x86_64||Dec 01 2020||5.22-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Garbage||Herman Tafintsev|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 10.x "Buster" x86_64||Dec 01 2020||5.21-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Herman Tafintsev|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64||Jul 09 2020||5.9-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Ski-lleR|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Testing "bullseye"||Mar 07 2020||5.2||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Alex S.|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 10.x "Buster" x86_64||Jul 10 2019||4.12.1-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Alex S.|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|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||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|
|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