Everything in game seems to work for me. I can make new games, save, load, exit, talk to sims, go to different areas and I was even able to use mods.
What does not
The actual launcher does not work so you have to use the direct game launcher instead. The game also does this weird white tint to everything that is not in the wine window but that can be fixed with the instructions below from the maintainer. There is also a bit of lag but it is not that bad and the game is very playable (just occasionally when you fast forward it lags for a second).
What was not tested
I tested many features and a couple levels and they seem to work fine so I suspect everything else will too.
GPU: Nvidia 560ti CPU: AMD 955BE RAM: 4GB
|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|
|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|
|50237||The Sims 3 - cannot interact with objects and floor.||RESOLVED||FIXED||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