The game generally works. Occasionally there are bugs (which I have yet to file but will) but only very minor and not a huge problem.
What does not
That's about it. As you can see, the pros definitely outweigh the cons, and technically because the game itself can be loaded flawlessly (but not the Launcher) and no 3rd Party content was needed, I will mark this as Platinum.
What was not tested
To load game: 1) Open 'Browse C: Drive' from the Applications listed (wherever yours may be) with a wine logo certifying that it is a Wine program. 2) Open 'Program Files' (for x32/86 OSes) or 'Program Files x86' (for x64 OSes) 3) Open 'Electronic Arts' To create a desktop li 4) Open 'The Sims 3' (the Vanilla folder. You could open the SP/EP folders and do the following but I have tested and know all works with the Vanilla folder) 5) Open 'Game' 6) Open 'Bin' 7) Double click or Right Click>Open As...>Wine Program Loader on the TS3.exe 8) Your game should execute How to Create a desktop 'Short Cut': 1) Do as above to locate TS3.exe 2) Right click > Make Link... 3) In the Sims 3 Folder of which you are in, there will be a new file called 'Link to TS3.exe' with an additional arrow to signal its a shortcut (link) 4) Right Click>Move To...>Desktop (Or Cut/Ctrl+X and Paste wherever) 5) You know have a working shortcut. Notes: DO NOT Copy and Paste the file to the desktop! Or Cut and Paste. The game will be ineffective if you do so, but it can be fixed by moving the file back to its original folder
|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