This page is located on the SimsWiki. To view it in it's original form, click here.
Sims 3 Game Help Categories:

Custom Content  | Installation  | Gameplay Guides  | Technical & Graphics Issues  | Miscellaneous Issues

MTS Help Q&A Forums

    Technical & Graphics Issues

    ... Information on various technical and graphics related issues.


Getting new graphics cards recognized by the game Editing the GraphicRules to add newly released graphic cards.
Graphics Cards Everything you'll ever need to know about graphics cards, and associated problems.
Windowed Mode Run the game in a window, so you can do other things while you play.
Onboard/Integrated Graphics Issues How to play the game using onboard graphics without blurry textures, crashes, and damaged motherboards.
Your Computer is like a Car Playing the Game on a weak computer can have serious consequences.


Crashing Checklist The guided step-by-step basic troubleshooting guide for those pesky crashings.
Game Problem The basic troubleshooting for any game problem or crash. If you need a step-by-step, do the Checklist above.
Improving Sims 3 Performance How to make your game run better.
Intermittent Freezes Unfroze that Sim and zap that car!
Late Night Crash Additional information to fix crashing in games with Late Night installed.
Package File Lag If you experience decreased performance with package format custom content installed.

    Technical Information

How to Backup How and what do I need to backup?
Bypassing the Launcher How to dodge that annoying TS3 Launcher.
Finding Your License Key How to find the serial key for your game if you've lost the booklet.
Installing Package Files How to install files that are in the .package format (Also see: Installing Custom Content)
Patching Your Game Everything you need to know about patching your game.
Restoring Backup Saves How to restore the backup if one of your towns is terminally broken.
System Specifications How to find out about all the bits and pieces inside your computer, no screwdrivers required.
System Requirements What your computer needs to have in order to run The Sims 3.
Unofficial Game Modification Error If you get an error saying "you have installed an unofficial game modification that does not match your current version of The Sims 3" when you run your game.