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Instructor
#26 Old 2nd Jan 2016 at 8:35 PM
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Originally Posted by LexCee
oh well hat maybe the problem. I stopped playing for a LONG time, and when I went to play again, it automatically updated me to the 1.69 patch. I don't think I can go back now either. I will just start looking into finding the bad mods and CC.

Hmmm I wonder also how I have Windows 8 when my laptop came with Win 7 and the only update i did was their offer of Windows 10. That part is confusing me.


Well, that's the problem, patch 1.69 as you said. Here's how to fix and roll it back, http://modthesims.info/showthread.p...952#post4920952 you have to uninstall your TS3 completely then re-install it, best way is by using your TS3 BG disc, don't use the one from origin if you have, otherwise you have to disable the automatic update so it stays with 1.67, or you can just patch it with super patch 1.67, that's what I read here somewhere, it said it will go back to 1.67 if I'm not wrong.

Your laptop OS is windows 8, that's what it said above:

Quote:
=== Application info ===
Name: Sims3
Version:
Build: Release
=== Rating info ===
GPU: 3 GPU Memory: 4 CPU: 2 RAM: 4 CPU Speed: 2095 Threading: 3
Adjusted CPU: 2393 RAM: 4043 Adjusted RAM: 3531 Cores: 2
=== Machine info ===
OS version: Windows 8 6.2.9200


It will say Windows 7 or 10 if it's 7 or 10..., don't ask me how did you get it.. I wouldn't know that.. lol
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#27 Old 2nd Jan 2016 at 8:45 PM
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Originally Posted by PapaEmy
Well, that's the problem, patch 1.69 as you said. Here's how to fix and roll it back, http://modthesims.info/showthread.p...952#post4920952 you have to uninstall your TS3 completely then re-install it, best way is by using your TS3 BG disc, don't use the one from origin if you have, otherwise you have to disable the automatic update so it stays with 1.67, or you can just patch it with super patch 1.67, that's what I read here somewhere, it said it will go back to 1.67 if I'm not wrong.

Your laptop OS is windows 8, that's what it said above:



It will say Windows 7 or 10 if it's 7 or 10..., don't ask me how did you get it.. I wouldn't know that.. lol


I am chatting with someone in Windows now cause I am super confused,


I never bought a hard disk. I got all my Sims through Origin so can I still fix the patch issues?
Test Subject
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#28 Old 2nd Jan 2016 at 8:49 PM
also if I do this will it delete my games?



ETA- I do have Windows 10 they say but they said the game is recognizing the older version and when I update it should recognize but there are no more updates so I'm like
Instructor
#29 Old 2nd Jan 2016 at 8:51 PM
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Originally Posted by LexCee
hmmm when i go into my Settings-system- about it is saying I am running Windows 10, but somehow my game isn't. it's running Win 8 which I don't even know how I got Win 8


Oh I see why, you did upgraded your previous windows to 10, but you haven't done a fresh and clean install of windows 10, you have to download a copy of windows 10 build 10586, then just do a clean and fresh installation instead of upgraded version. Plus you will have a copy of Windows 10 in case you need to re-install it in the future, just don't forget to download all of your hardware drivers for windows 10, because you might not have the proper drivers for your windows 10 if you just upgraded it.
Instructor
#30 Old 2nd Jan 2016 at 8:54 PM
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Originally Posted by LexCee
I am chatting with someone in Windows now cause I am super confused,


I never bought a hard disk. I got all my Sims through Origin so can I still fix the patch issues?


I'm sure I read it here somewhere but I forgot where it was, it said it can be fix with just re-patch it with super patch 1.67, just try to look for that thread somewhere here, maybe in the General Discussion section.
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#31 Old 2nd Jan 2016 at 8:56 PM
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Originally Posted by PapaEmy
Oh I see why, you did upgraded your previous windows to 10, but you haven't done a fresh and clean install of windows 10, you have to download a copy of windows 10 build 10586, then just do a clean and fresh installation instead of upgraded version. Plus you will have a copy of Windows 10 in case you need to re-install it in the future, just don't forget to download all of your hardware drivers for windows 10, because you might not have the proper drivers for your windows 10 if you just upgraded it.


SO I go on their website and download it again because the rep says I am running windows 10 so what else could need to be done? I should have stayed with WIndows 7 for all this
Test Subject
Original Poster
#32 Old 2nd Jan 2016 at 8:57 PM
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Originally Posted by PapaEmy
I'm sure I read it here somewhere but I forgot where it was, it said it can be fix with just re-patch it with super patch 1.67, just try to look for that thread somewhere here, maybe in the General Discussion section.



ok thank you
Instructor
#33 Old 2nd Jan 2016 at 9:09 PM
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Originally Posted by LexCee
SO I go on their website and download it again because the rep says I am running windows 10 so what else could need to be done? I should have stayed with WIndows 7 for all this


There's the different, if you upgraded it before November, your Windows 10 probably build 10240 (that's the latest one before November update), if this the one you have in your laptop, it will automatically download the 1511 which is Windows 10 build 10586, the better way is just download the 10586 with its MediaCreationTool from their website and upgrade or install it manually with a fresh and clean installation.

To check your Windows 10 version just type DxDiag in Cortana or Search box, it will show you if your Windows 10 build 10130 or 10240 or 10586, the latest one is 10586.

Well either way, it doesn't matter what windows you're running, you need to fix your TS3 first if you want to play TS3, but if you want to update your Windows 10 to the latest one, I suggest you better download it as a free copy instead of upgrading it again.

You're welcome, I gotta go now.. see ya
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Original Poster
#34 Old 2nd Jan 2016 at 9:09 PM
Is it the Nrass super patch?
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Original Poster
#35 Old 2nd Jan 2016 at 9:13 PM
ok bye thanks so much
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Original Poster
#36 Old 2nd Jan 2016 at 9:14 PM
I am thinking this is an OS issue for anyone else reading that may want to comment, because my PC has been freezing in general lately anyways. I am still chatting with the rep and I hope I can get this resolved today and out of University and make me a pup.

I ran the DXdiag and I am running Win 10 10586.
Instructor
#37 Old 2nd Jan 2016 at 9:25 PM
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Originally Posted by LexCee
I am thinking this is an OS issue for anyone else reading that may want to comment, because my PC has been freezing in general lately anyways. I am still chatting with the rep and I hope I can get this resolved today and out of University and make me a pup.

I ran the DXdiag and I am running Win 10 10586.


Hmm, if that's the case, I suspect that you haven't install proper drivers for your hardware compatible with win 10, you might need to go to Toshiba website and look for its win 10 x64 drivers, as for your Intel HD, go to intel.com, that's usually the case if someone just upgrade it, you still need windows 10 compatible drivers for your laptop, because each windows OS have its own driver compatibility, I hope that helps.

Ok bye now, I really gotta go.., I'll check again soon..

PS: No, NRASS is not the super patch, you have to download super patch 1.67 about 1.2Gb in size, just google it, or its link might be here somewhere also, I just don't remember what thread was it..
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Original Poster
#38 Old 2nd Jan 2016 at 10:12 PM
Still working with the agent he is doing remote access and everything so hopefully I can get this fixed and don't have to do too much to my game


He updated some drivers but still noticed freezing which I didn't. But it did something.



Also the folder I moved to my desktop regenerated in the documents folder and so maybe that is why I can't find my saved games but I guess I will figure that out when I am done with him here
Test Subject
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#39 Old 2nd Jan 2016 at 11:23 PM
Do I went ahead and did the disk clean up all the way now I can't restore back to Windows 7 with a system restore, this is the issue, everything is fine but toshiba doesn't have a driver install for my lap top combustible with Windows 10 and so now I'm messed up. I don't know how to get back to Windows 7 and toshiba wants to charge to help me which I'm not paying so I guess I don't get To play until I figure out how to get back to atleast Windows 8.1 but I guess Windows 7. If anyone ANYONE knows how I can get back to Windows 7 without a charge please let me know
Mad Poster
#40 Old 3rd Jan 2016 at 2:06 AM
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Originally Posted by LexCee
Idk I'm not all that techy I think I read games run better when you update it was offering a free update so I did it. Everything was fine until I got seasons. Now it freezes within five minutes even if I don't run seasons. Maybe it could be mods but everything was fine until seasons.


Here's a lesson about life, "If it ain't broken, don't fix it." NEVER upgrade unless you have to. Upgrade breaks things more often than they fix. I don't know where you're reading these advices but those people don't know what they're talking about. You know, the last time I updated by Nvidia drivers, 1/2 of games don't work any more. I had to revert the driver.

I'm guessing you also updated TS3 to 1.69 patch? BIG mistake. This is what is probably causing your freezes and lags if you did that. Pretty much most people who fell for that 1.69 patch end up reinstalling TS3 and using the old 1.67 super patch.

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Here's the other thing about life when it comes to like computers, cars, etc... "Don't buy 2nd hand." People usually have the wrong idea about buying computers. They're usually thinking about "getting one that fits the budget." It is FAR better to save up and buy the NEWEST and LATEST computer. Then you can use it for 10+ years without problem. If you keep buying used computer or buying "subpar" cheap computers, you find yourself having horrible service and usage and constantly looking for fixes. Then you probably will replace it in a couple of years. The amount of $$ you spent in that 10+ years on many cheap computers and not to mention the stress you have to go through is not worth it.

Like I've said, that person upgraded and he's trying to get rid of an old junk. $250 for the bundle may seem like a good deal, but you have to think of the bigger picture. 1GB GPU is OLD, that CPU is OLD, and I imagine the HDD is probably 5400 rpm. It is an OLD computer from the 2008 era. If he's a friend, he should just GIVE it to you. If not, you should negotiate down to $50 b/c you will need to spend more money for RAM to even make that thing work.


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Originally Posted by LexCee
If anyone ANYONE knows how I can get back to Windows 7 without a charge please let me know


Win 7 is the best Win OS in my opinion. However, others have mentioned that Sims 3 work on Win 10 without problem as well. I don't know. The real problem is you are running 4GB of RAM. Win 7 itself requires at least 1-2GB just to run Win 7 and other system processes, leaving you only 2 GB for Sims 3. Today, you need a min of 6-8GB.

If your laptop came with Win 7 OS, you cannot "restore it," unfortunately. I can be wrong, maybe there's a way. However, there is a way to restore the whole system back to your manufacturing setting. This will erase everything on the hdd though, so you need to back up everything. Every laptop SHOULD come with a system backup that will format the whole laptop and reinstall the original OS. This is why you have a Win 7 serial code taped to the bottom of your laptop (which BTW you should copy down b/c the sticker gets worn out). IF you do not have a system back up, you can still format your HDD and reinstall Win 7 manually with your serial code. You can download a free copy of Win 7 DVD from Win website. (It is free b/c it doesn't work without the serial.) When you update your Win 7, make you sure do not accidentally update the annoying "Upgrade Win 10 notice."

But like I've said, if you can get it to work in Win 10, you shouldn't have to worry about it. Reverting the OS is a big task. I see more of your problem has to do with Sims 3 1.69 patch. That patch is a lie. EA should be ashamed.

Nitromon is a type of Pokemon encountered in the Pokemon Nitrome Version series.

There. Mystery solved.
In the Arena
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#41 Old 3rd Jan 2016 at 6:16 AM
Sims 3 is CPU-intensive.
IMO, it is not worth it to upgrade an i3 laptop. And I also disagree that an i3 laptop with @2.1GHz is sufficient to run Sims 3, with all patches installed. The base game, unpatched, requires a processor with 2.4GHz MINIMUM, to run.

There's also nothing wrong in buying an OLD PC if it is still working, though one has to adjust expectations. You cannot expect a 7-year old PC to run as fast as a 1month old PC with Skylake CPU processing power(current generation processor) and/or expect it to last for 2 years. If you're lucky it might run for 6mths. If not lucky it might die one month later. And because you're also buying a 2nd-hand PC without any warranty, there's no recourse for the consumer when things break one week out after the purchase is made. Like I said previously, if the specs matches TS3's requirements, for a reasonable price, a machine like that can run Sims 3 (if that is all you play) reasonably well. But expect it to die soon. My PC that died was of that generation.

@LexCee, if you cannot afford to lose $250, then don't buy the Dell. It is a better plan to put that $250 towards a new system.

I took six months to fix my gaming desktop, buying things when I can afford them. I now have a Skylake processor @3.1 GHz, 16GB RAM, a GTX 970 GPU and a 27" IPS monitor and I'm happy.

ps: there's also the hidden cost of switching from a laptop to a desktop. You'd need more than $250, because you'd need a monitor, keyboard and mouse...and check if the tower also has a network card for WiFi (wireless) or LAN port (wired)?
Instructor
#42 Old 3rd Jan 2016 at 6:41 AM Last edited by PapaEmy : 3rd Jan 2016 at 6:58 AM.
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Originally Posted by LexCee
Do I went ahead and did the disk clean up all the way now I can't restore back to Windows 7 with a system restore, this is the issue, everything is fine but toshiba doesn't have a driver install for my lap top combustible with Windows 10 and so now I'm messed up. I don't know how to get back to Windows 7 and toshiba wants to charge to help me which I'm not paying so I guess I don't get To play until I figure out how to get back to atleast Windows 8.1 but I guess Windows 7. If anyone ANYONE knows how I can get back to Windows 7 without a charge please let me know


Ok, just don't panic now.., if Toshiba don't have them yet, let's try to fix your windows 10 now, go here http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html and download CPU-Z 1.74, install and then run it, in the CPU-Z menu click on the motherboard tab, it will show what your motherboard is and its chipset, write it down and then go to intel.com and look for windows 10 driver for your motherboard's chipset.

Go here https://downloadcenter.intel.com/ to download them, they should have all what you need for your windows 10 drivers, chipset, intel HD 3000 gpu and SATA AHCI controller, install them and restart your computer each time you have install each driver. Your laptop should be fine after these 3 drivers been updated.

Now after you done that, right click on start menu logo, click device manager and look for your audio device, LAN, WLAN, if you can't find their name in the device manager, go back to start menu, right click, open program and features. From here don't uninstall anything, you just need to determine what is your Audio device, LAN and WLAN, these will show you what drivers has been installed in the previous windows 7, usually it's RealTek (but it could be different).

Now go to http://www.realtek.com.tw/ to find what your need, if you can't find specifically on what you need, just download the latest ones compatible with windows 10, and now for the rest like your camera, bluetooth and track pad or pointing device you can go back check with Toshiba otherwise you can just leave them with windows driver default, it won't harm your laptop.

And now if you want to go back to windows 7, you can do what Nitromon said above and follow his instructions, but you still need all windows 7 drivers to be re-installed back, the steps are the same only this time you need to look for windows 7 drivers compatible.

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Originally Posted by LexCee
Also the folder I moved to my desktop regenerated in the documents folder and so maybe that is why I can't find my saved games but I guess I will figure that out when I am done with him here


Your saved games are safe inside TS3 folder you just moved to desktop, just moved it back to Documents when you want to play them.

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Originally Posted by nitromon
When you update your Win 7, make you sure do not accidentally update the annoying "Upgrade Win 10 notice."


The problem is, it will, you'll need a third party software to prevent from upgrading to windows 10, or you can try to disabled your windows update all together so it won't bugging you anymore
Mad Poster
#43 Old 3rd Jan 2016 at 8:24 AM
Well, I guess I wouldn't really upgrade an i3 either, depends on how much the RAM costs these days for the laptop. If it is like $50, then sure why not. But CPU is not just measured by the mhz or the number of cores either. An i3, i5, or i7 is considered higher grade of CPUs and runs much better and faster than others of the same core and speed. But TS3 itself is a dual core game, but I guess supposely a quad core will guarantee dedicating 2 cores for TS3 and other cores to run other processes and the OS. An i3 can most definitely play TS3 smoothly, abid not running on full graphics. I also notice the OP has Intel HD, that will slow down the performance and also require an additional 1GB of RAM to use as shared VRAM.

So either way, OP, your laptop or buy the desktop, you will need more RAM. Desktop RAM tends to be cheaper, but as mentioned above, you also need monitor, mouse, etc...

Nitromon is a type of Pokemon encountered in the Pokemon Nitrome Version series.

There. Mystery solved.
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