Issues concerning the graphics

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    Device 0 cannot run this title

    Problem I get the following error message: Unable to start game. Device 0 cannot run this title. No supported video graphics card detected. Please check your system hardware.Device 0 cannot run this title no supported video graphics card detected Unable to start game. Device 0 cannot run this title. Your video card does not appear to support at least Shader Model 2. Please upgrade your card. Cause Your graphics drivers are outdated Your graphics card is listed as unsupported in the following file: [installation directory]/Game/Bin/GraphicsCards.sgr. You have to screens connected two your computer. Solutions Upgrade your graphics drivers and check…

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    Getting Sims 3 to recognize your graphics card

    Issue There are two reasons why the game won’t recognize your graphics card properly Your card is too new. The game doesn’t know it exists You have a integrated as well as a dedicated graphics card (Integrated Graphics Vs. Dedicated Video Card) To check if the game recognizes your card, open the file documents\electronicarts\thesims3\DeviceConfig.log or documents\electronicarts\thesims4\Config.log with any text editor. You need to search for this section Important is the Found behind your graphics card. If it says Found: 0, then your card is not properly recognized. Solution If you have a Nvidia Graphics card you can try to start the game…

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    Seasons – Graphic glitch on Macs

    Problem My graphics look all weird and blocky in fall. Cause Unclear Solution There is none at the moment but you can help figure it out by posting in this thread: Graphics Glitches

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    Sims are full of Holes

    Problem My sims are full of little triangular holes. Cause This issue  is caused by the ATI/AMD Graphic driver 12.4. The following cards are affected (might be more) ATI Radeon HD 4200 series ATI Radeon HD 4500 Series ATI Radeon HD 3600 Series ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series ATI Radeon HD 2900 ATI Radeon HD 2600 ATI Radeon HD 2400 Solution Download the Hotfix Treiber 12.4a and install Further Reading Distorted Animals Distorted Fences and Stairs

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    Distorted Animals

    Problem Pets gives many players distorted animals. Graphic cards that were borderline now don’t work correctly anymore cause the requirements changed. The following issues can occur Distorted Animals with Lines Bulky Eyes Transparent fur  (Shadows) Blocky Fur Non-fluffly fur Without pictures Distorted animals in CAS Temporary Distorted animals when doing certain actions. Cause Depending on the error you’re seeing, the cause is different Distorted Animals with Lines This is due to a borderline or outdated graphic card. Make sure your card is supported (the list is not complete). If you are unsure, wait with spending money on the EP. You can…

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    Distorted Fences and Stairs

    Problem Fences and stairs are shown distorted and as long lines on the screen. Cause This problem can usually been seen with ATI Radeon graphic cards. Solution Open the ATI Catalyst Control Center (or download it) in advanced mode and click on Return to Factory Default. If this solution does not help you or you don’t have a  ATI Radeon graphic cards this can be a first sign of your card getting bad. If that is the case you will see the same effect in other graphic intensive games and it’s not just stairs and fences.  Further Reading My Sims…