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#1 Old 27th Apr 2020 at 12:18 AM Last edited by crazysim : 29th Apr 2020 at 8:01 PM.

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Sims 2, University, Nightlife, Open for Business, Pets, Seasons, Bon Voyage, Free Time, Apartment Life
Default Testers/Feedback Wanted: Automated Non-DXVK Test Graphics Rule Maker with Win10 Flashing Fix
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The creators of Graphics Rule Maker are looking for feedback on a test version that is in the Pinned Messages of the #troubleshooting-help-support channel of their Discord. A screenshot of where to find pinned messages in the Discord UI can be found attached to this OP.

This test version of Graphics Rules Maker implements a fix found by @Epi7. The test version allows setting the "disableTexMemEstimateAdjustment" option to true for all cards, not just Intel cards. Doing this seems to eliminate pink flashing on high end Nvidia cards such as the RTX 2080. But we need more feedback and testing. Higher end AMD Cards? Lower end Nvidia Cards? Other setups? Etc, etc?

This test version does not do things like the 4GB EXE patch. That still needs to be applied by itself and users still need to pay attention to UAC when doing so.

The DXVK approach is still great for those wishing to run somewhat stock Sims 2 who want higher FPS. But for those who want something automated or those whose CC load far exceeds what DXVK can handle, this is something to try first.

Please provide feedback in their Discord and/or here. Long live The Sims 2!
#2 Old 29th Apr 2020 at 5:46 PM
I removed the DXVK files, confirmed my game still is full of pink without it, used the new GRM instead, game no longer pink.

I feel like I may have taken a performance hit, but it's important to note I hadn't actually played TS2 in months and I could be misremembering how well it actually ran.
Test Subject
#3 Old 8th May 2020 at 1:17 PM
Seems to be working well for me too.
Test Subject
#4 Old 17th May 2020 at 9:28 PM
I loaded the game three times now and didn't have pink flashing on the NH view. No pink flashing when loading lots either. I DID have pink flashing on a community lot, tho. Let the Sim walk back home - no pink flashing anymore. Tested this in my medieval NH, so quite the stress test. Overall, it seems to be an improvement. I have to say I only loaded it with automatically detected settings. Maybe there is still something I could improve by changing settings.
Thank you for linking me on this, wouldn't have found it otherwise, I think.
Test Subject
#5 Old 4th Jul 2020 at 1:10 PM
It works almost flawlessly for me. So far I got pink flashing only once, after playing the game for a while. I run the game on highest settings, along with a lighting replacement and my neighbourhoods are heavily decorated.
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