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#126 Old 12th Apr 2020 at 6:15 PM
There's now a test version of Graphics Rule Maker that enables the " disable the Texture Memory Estimate Adjustment" option that @1teslacourt brought to my attention from @Epi7. Using this should allow modern video cards to work on Windows 10 and for more CC. All without DXVK. Speaking of DXVK, users who want to continue using it could still use it for higher frame rates and using this option allows more CC with DXVK at a higher memory limit as well.

Users who want more CC with DXVK along with this option should also place in a dxvk.conf file like this one but modified to be "4096" and increase the forced texture memory in graphics rule maker.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1A...QG35nAKfAXJsC32

I haven't had a chance to try the latest Graphics Rule Maker yet and it might be Nvidia-only at the moment. The GRM developer would like some feedback on that new functionality. The build and their feedback channel is posted on their Discord: https://discord.gg/TmUmx6U
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#127 Old 15th Apr 2020 at 1:38 AM
FYI @oOLampiOo ^
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#128 Old 15th Apr 2020 at 5:51 PM
@crazysim> So if I understand it right, I can set texture memory in graphic rules to 4096 even though it's beyond DXVK's max VRAM emulation?
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#129 Old 19th Apr 2020 at 4:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Sechmet-The-Lazy-Cat
@crazysim> So if I understand it right, I can set texture memory in graphic rules to 4096 even though it's beyond DXVK's max VRAM emulation?


I haven't tried beyond yet. But the game does appear to start whereas it didn't earlier.
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#130 Old 27th Apr 2020 at 12:19 AM
Posted another thread for the non-DXVK/test GRM approach that implements @Epi7's suggestion: http://www.modthesims.info/showthre...d=1#post5632903
Test Subject
#131 Old 4th Oct 2020 at 1:07 PM
Can someone help me how to fix this problem?
https://prnt.sc/usveae
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#132 Old 11th Nov 2020 at 9:58 PM Last edited by simmer22 : 11th Nov 2020 at 10:10 PM.
So I have this problem where the DXVK fix seems to cause crashes for no apparent reason - but without it I get the occasional bright item in CAS (not everything, just the odd hair/accessory/clothing item, and it's very random, seemingly having absolutely no links in regards to TXMTs or whether there's a bump map present or any of the kind).

Had one load with a dark CAS, but updated my drivers, and made sure the graphicRules files also got updated to the 2.0 version so the files were proper (the bright CAS items happened after that).

Outside of CAS the game seems to work better without the DXVK, loads a bit faster with the same amount of CC, no crashes (yet), no pink (yet), handles having shaders on... basically the only problem is the bright CAS items. And I'm pretty sure that's not a Microsoft issue, because I let Nvidia update the drivers.

It is a bit weird with those CAS items. It's almost like there's a setting somewhere that should be turned on or off, because why do some items show fine and others don't? (Doesn't look like it's the TXMTs, they're pretty much identical between files that seem fine and bright ones - maybe it's something in the GraphicRules that's turned on or off when it's not supposed to, but that's a bit over my head). Doing the DXVK thing just for some CAS items to show properly, and most likely not being able to use all the CC I kind of need for my story project seems a bit much. Wish there was another fix to this one...
Test Subject
#133 Old 15th Feb 2021 at 3:31 PM
Hi crazysim,

I'm running Windows 10 on a VM (Parallels), and I'm wondering if this will work? My graphics card is listed as "Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645 1536 MB", and it apparently does support Vulkan according to Intel, but vulkan_test.exe gave me a failure.

Do you know of anyone who's tried this fix on a Mac? For some background, these are the things I've tried so far (nothing has worked):
  • Using the 4GB Patch to directly patch the .exe.
  • Tweaking the graphics settings using Graphics Rules Maker. First I used the "Auto-detect" feature, then I played around with the settings myself.
  • "Repairing" the game using the Origin client (not even sure what this is supposed to do but thought it was worth a shot).
  • Entering the "boolProp UseShaders false" cheat. This removed the purple soup, but my walls are still flashing red and the graphics are still slow and horrible.
  • Editing Graphics Rules.sgr according to these tips.

Thanks!
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