I've been trying most the day to get The Sims 3 to run and have been getting the same problem no matter the solution I try. The game launches and the music/sound plays, but I have no video. Just a black screen.
The stdout is flooded with lines like:
Wine version it's using: 1.1.23-TheSims3
I'm using a Dell laptop with a built in Intel vid. 965G I believe... Which is GMA X3000 chipset, supposedly supported by Sims 3. Pixel Shader 3.0 support. So I think I'm all good with the hardware reqs?
The game plays through the intros (based on the sounds) then I appear to get to a menu I can't see, but I do have a sims-themed mouse cursor. I end up hitting esc a couple times and it then exits cleanly. So the main problem seems to be just no video at all.
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks-
Edit - forgot to mention that I followed the solutions for frequent problems with no luck at fixing this issue:
"direct rendering: Yes" is found
3d Test: 760 fps (Intel chipset)
-"OffscreenRenderingMode" to "fbo"
-"VideoMemorySize" to "128"
I'm using a Dell laptop with a built in Intel vid. 965G
Intel has bad graphic drivers for playing games.
Pixel Shader 3.0 support. So I think I'm all good with the hardware reqs?
Yes, if the drivers support it and i doubt in that.
As an happy NVIDIA customer i never have to set this option but you may want to try.
1) select The Sims 3 in POL
2) press Configure this application and press Forward
3) select Registry editor and press Forward
4) go to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Wine\\Direct3D"
5) create new string value there and name it UseGLSL 6) set the value to disabled 7) close and check if there is better