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6th Jun 2012, 5:42 AM
this is just a quick question, but my certain lots on my game really lag, so that it take ten or so real seconds for one sim minute. I have cleaned out my cc recently, and I am 92% sure there aren't any problems. So where do I start? Is it a problem with my system (I have a macbook, and am running tiger) or cc, or just that my lots are two big? And then, what should I do?
Try running smaller lots?
Try running smaller families (those with less members)?
Try patching your game (if you didn't/if you can - Macs are not very familiar with me)?
6th Jun 2012, 5:30 PM
First, reading the game problem FAQ isn't the solution. Following the game problem FAQ may be. At the very least, let us know what happens when you try lots from the shipped neighborhoods in a no-CC newly generated save game. You should also make sure that you are fully patched.
You should also provide us with your system specs:
7th Jun 2012, 3:06 AM
The same lagging occurs with or without cc. I don't think there are any patches I need.
as for system specs:
Model Name: MacBook
Model Identifier: MacBook2,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache (per processor): 4 MB
Memory: 2 GB
Bus Speed: 667 MHz
Boot ROM Version: MB21.00A5.B07
SMC Version: 1.17f0
Sudden Motion Sensor:
7th Jun 2012, 3:27 AM
Where's your graphics card?
7th Jun 2012, 5:56 AM
I don't know much about computers, so this is what I think you might be asking about. It's listed under graphics/displays:
Intel GMA 950:
Chipset Model: GMA 950
VRAM (Total): 64 MB of shared system memory
Vendor: Intel (0x8086)
Device ID: 0x27a2
Revision ID: 0x0003
Display Type: LCD
Resolution: 1280 x 800
Depth: 32-bit Color
Core Image: Hardware Accelerated
Main Display: Yes
Quartz Extreme: Supported
Status: No display connected
7th Jun 2012, 4:40 PM
That graphics chip is grossly underpowered, and playing Sims 2 with it is simply not recommended. http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Graphics-Media-Accelerator-950.2177.0.html
More important reading:
7th Jun 2012, 11:40 PM
okay, so I've sort of gotten rid of this problem. This is a weird one. When I tested without cc, things got messed up, since all the objects changed to defaults, and anyways, I was moving a bunch of stuff around with moveobjects. After this, my sims kept walking u to this diagonal wall and screaming at it, so I decided to see what was going on. I could tell if anything was amiss, but them I used moveobjects, and it turned out there was a bowl of cereal there. As soon as I moved the cereal, everything went back to normal.
Thank you everyone for your help, and I'll definitely look into the graphics card stuff you said, Darby
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