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#1 Old 19th Nov 2012 at 1:25 PM

This user has the following games installed:

Sims 2, University, Nightlife, Open for Business, Pets, Seasons, Bon Voyage, Free Time, Apartment Life
Default Beach missing from game
I installed all The Sims 2 expansions and stuff packs on my windows 7 computer and I can get the game to load but there is no beach in my neighbourhood. My new computer was designed for me and has the best graphics card. Has anyone had this problem and did u fix it or does anyone else know of some fixes. Thanx :D
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#2 Old 19th Nov 2012 at 3:19 PM Last edited by Mootilda : 19th Nov 2012 at 6:18 PM.
Could you please explain what you mean by "beach". Perhaps a picture would help us to understand your problem.

It sounds like this may be a graphical issue. Many computers these days come with an integrated graphics chip, in addition to a real graphics card. Are you sure that the game is using your card?
http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=481768
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#3 Old 20th Nov 2012 at 2:37 AM Last edited by sartake : 20th Nov 2012 at 2:54 AM.
This is what is happening in my game.
http://www.takeshionline.com/test/Screenshot.bmp

p.s. I use AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series.
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#4 Old 20th Nov 2012 at 3:38 AM
OK, it really looks like you are unhappy about the graphics quality. Do you know whether your computer has an integrated graphics chip? Have you looked at the thread which explains how to ensure that your game is using your graphics card and not the integrated graphics chip?
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#5 Old 21st Nov 2012 at 2:20 AM
That thread is for Nvidia. I don't have Nvidia. The AMD tutorial below it is an older card then mine and my control panel doesn't look the same.
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#6 Old 21st Nov 2012 at 2:47 AM
Do you know whether you have an integrated graphics chip in your computer, along with your graphics card? Perhaps you should provide a copy of your system specs:
http://simswiki.info/wiki.php?title...lp:System_Specs

Doesn't the new control panel have similar functionality?
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#7 Old 21st Nov 2012 at 10:41 AM
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System Information
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Time of this report: 11/21/2012, 19:35:38
Machine name: USER-PC
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#8 Old 21st Nov 2012 at 3:42 PM Last edited by Mootilda : 22nd Nov 2012 at 12:10 AM.
OK, it doesn't show an integrated graphics card, so let's assume that's not the problem (unless you can find evidence that you have an integrated graphics chip on your motherboard).

Another possibility is that the game is not recognizing your card, and therefore is underestimating its capabilities. Here's an article about fixing that problem:
http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=479610
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#9 Old 22nd Nov 2012 at 3:00 AM
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. The thread you posted about the game not recognizing my card worked. I have my beach back.
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