23rd May 2010 at 1:32 AM
Last edited by NovusVerum : 23rd May 2010 at 4:27 PM.
Sims 3: WA Crashes when loading town
Just that the title says, the game starts normal and everything, but when I load a neighborhood it loads until about 20% then screen turns black and crashed to my desktop. It doesn't freeze or lag or anything, it just crashes.
I installed both The Sims 3 and World Adventures today, so I haven't added any custom content or mods.
I've played The Sims 3 before without any crashing or bugs, and this only started today when I installed it
* Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.100216-1441)
* System Manufacturer: Dell Computer Corporation
* System Model: Dimension 4600C
* Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz (2 CPUs)
* Memory: 1022MB RAM
* Page File: 594MB used, 1869MB available
* DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
* Name: NVIDIA GeForce 6200
* Manufacturer: NVIDIA
* Chip Type: GeForce 6200
* Approx. Total Memory: 256.0 MB (Not sure what this one meant, so I guessed it was 'Display Memory')
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I'm suspecting outdated drivers since you mentioned black screen before crashing.
But then again, that computer is a bit weak to be playing the game well. You're also behind a service pack which you can update via Windows Update in Start menu.
The specs posted is incomplete, though. Could you edit your post, please?
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The DirectX update may require XP Service Pack 3.
It may also need more space than that to unpack and run the update utility.
Doesn't mean after all this update, the computer would run the game fine, however.
That is a hardware restriction. The NVIDIA GeForce 6200 is on the list by EA, but too weak to be recommended by MTS staff - Game_Help:TS3_System_Requirementswiki