- Install from CD (see workaround)
- Launch the game directly (not the launcher)
- Keyboard input
- Mouse movement
- Navigating in menu
- Changing settings
Game playing quality :
- No visual glitch (see workaround) / No slowdown
- Sound is perfect
My game run is some day old, and i use something like 150 mods (including the well know StoryProgression), and never encountered a crash.
Well to be honest most mods are objects / sims, i've limited the gameplay mods to avoid problem, i do have ~10 small gameplay improvement mods (like calling the family for diner, or adding cost to adoption), and ~3-4 one that change the game behaviors a bit more.
What does not
The launcher refuse to launch ^^
For installation from CD :
Everything seemed to be fine after installing all extensions to date + latest update, but while in game the hair / cloth color was locked to black. I tried almost everything (new prefix, reinstalled 4 times, dxvk override, changing graphics settings), nothing seemed to fix the problem. So followed the same path for install + update but on Windows 10 VM, then imported all files + registry to my prefix, and the color problem was fixed. Don't know exactly what happen with the install from CD...
For the launcher :
I installed dotnet40 (20 is fine, but i wanted 40 for CC Magic), set version to xp for launcher .exe, and it run fine. I can also install content. I recommend using CC Magic for manage mods, but if you want the worlds they need to be installed from official launcher, after installation just move to CC Magic to manage everything.
What was not tested
Playing for some month :p
I you have a recent graphics card, applying a fix with "TS3 GPU ADDON" correct almost all slowdown / fps / crash problem (not a WINE problem, exist on Windows too).
CC Magic work perfectly fine for managing all installed mods, just need vcrun2010 & dotnet40.
On wine-staging 5.10 / 5.11 / 5.12, running the game just make my computer crash, but a hard lockup, like no more keyboard / mouse / display, just nothing.
If you want to prevent any save corruption, just install NRaas ErrorTrap, if will catch all errors, keeping your save safe.
I recommend also NRaas Saver, who allow to save automatically at specified interval, in 4 different slots, this + ErrorTrap is simply a must have !
Info on my hardware settings :
- AMD Ryzen 3950x + 5700 XT + 128 GB RAM
Info on my driver version :
- Mesa 20.1.2
Info on my software settings :
- xfce desktop with compositing enabled
Info specific to WINE :
- 64 bits wine profile
- Window version set to 7 (and xp for the launcher)
- Clean profile (i use one profile per game)
- No DLL overrides (except dotnet20 is you want the launcher)
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||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.|
|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||Fiku Miku Foo Foo Foo|
|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