View Full Version : Invalid height map: the image has no PNG format
7th Dec 2011, 7:48 PM
Hello, I apologize for my bad English. I used the google translator to post here.
A friend has the following problem, open the CAW and select the height map (*. png)
but I get the following error
"Invalid height map: the image has no PNG format"
He says the picture is not *. png, but it is a *. png image.
I had never read anything like that so I dare to ask here using the google translator. I hope I can help. Thank you.
9th Dec 2011, 5:40 AM
The only time I've ever seen this, it was solved only by reinstalling CAW (so indicating a corruption in the install).
That may be the quickest thing to try if it won't open any PNG files; redownload from the Sims 3 site, backup the CAW user files (Documents\ Electronic Arts\ The Sims 3 Create A World Tool), uninstall and then install the new version.
9th Dec 2011, 7:34 PM
Thank you. My friend has already reinstalled the caw, but if I had not downloaded again. I'll ask. Thanks for responding. Truth I had never seen this.
11th Dec 2011, 3:42 PM
Let us know how your friend gets on! :)
14th Dec 2011, 1:36 PM
For days I do not know anything about him, when I see you commented as you did.
27th Jul 2012, 4:39 PM
i get the same error i have uninstalled and reinstalled still no luck anyone have a site i could download other peoples worlds or if you can help me herblondnesty at hot mail .com
27th Jul 2012, 8:09 PM
This is covered in Simsamples troubleshooting thread, scroll down to "'Image is not a PNG File' error when opening heightmaps:"
Create A World - CAW not running? CAW running slowly? (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=3513489&posted=1#post3513489)
2nd Aug 2012, 5:44 PM
HerBlondnesty, if you cannot solve it after following auntielynds' link, please post again to let us know. :)
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