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by Cororon
July 27th, 2019, 5:51 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Using same DeviceConfig.log on new OS?
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Using same DeviceConfig.log on new OS?

Oh yeah! It was the .sgr files. Thanks for correcting me. Yes, I will use the same graphics card and that's why I asked. Thanks. :)
by Cororon
July 26th, 2019, 8:46 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Using same DeviceConfig.log on new OS?
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Using same DeviceConfig.log on new OS?

I have Windows 7 now but my next computer will have Windows 10. When I have installed Sims 3 on it, can I use the old DeviceConfig.log file? I had done changes to it so the game would recognise the new graphics card I got. My plan is to install the game, and then just delete the "The Sims 3" folder ...
by Cororon
July 22nd, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Would an NVMe SSD make a difference for Sims 3?
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Would an NVMe SSD make a difference for Sims 3?

sittingbear wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 8:29 am
As with other games the difference between an SSD and NVMe SSD with the Sims 3 is only a few nano seconds.
Ok, that will save me lots of money. I'll use the SATA SSD. It's a Samsung 860 EVO 1 TB. :D
by Cororon
July 22nd, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Would an NVMe SSD make a difference for Sims 3?
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Would an NVMe SSD make a difference for Sims 3?

I have a SATA SSD in my current PC and have bought one for my next PC, but I wonder if Sims 3 would benefit from an NVMe SSD? The difference in speed is 550 MB/s for a SATA SSD and 3500 MB/s for an NVMe SSD, but I have looked at tests and the loading times for games have been the same for both types...
by Cororon
July 21st, 2019, 4:26 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Are .package files more like WinRar or 7-Zip?
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Are .package files more like WinRar or 7-Zip?

Oh, forgot to ask: Does Sims 3 only use one core even when loading, or does it use more cores when loading and one core when running?
by Cororon
July 20th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Build/Buy refuses to load?
Replies: 11
Views: 402

Build/Buy refuses to load?

I have to say, I also use those weeds and once I added a bunch of them on the lot, this Buy/Build freeze happened. Interesting. I didn't use them this time (I was decorating indoors), but maybe there is some CC, like these weeds or something else, that sometimes refuse to load so the game get stuck...
by Cororon
July 20th, 2019, 2:35 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Build/Buy refuses to load?
Replies: 11
Views: 402

Build/Buy refuses to load?

It happened again today.

I installed the game seven years ago on this PC and about two years ago I cloned the hard drive to an SSD. Maybe there's some corruption going on.
by Cororon
July 20th, 2019, 2:26 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Are .package files more like WinRar or 7-Zip?
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Are .package files more like WinRar or 7-Zip?

Thanks for the replies! Hm, yeah, if Sims 3 isn't very efficient I wonder if I'm chasing seconds instead of minutes. I bought a good SSD two years or so ago (Samsung 850 Pro), but while it sped up loading Windows and made my PC snappier it didn't really make Sims 3 load faster. Maybe it did, but not...
by Cororon
July 9th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Are .package files more like WinRar or 7-Zip?
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Are .package files more like WinRar or 7-Zip?

I just thought it was worth mentioning, because it isn't widely talked about. Yeah, I get what you say. I wondered if maybe EA used an already existing compression method or at least based on or similar to those two, like 7z with .package as an extention. :)
by Cororon
July 9th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Are .package files more like WinRar or 7-Zip?
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Are .package files more like WinRar or 7-Zip?

A hardware site compared the loading time for a game when they used a fast CPU and a slower one, the rest being equal. The difference was 25%. It's not that noticeable for most games, because they load pretty quickly, but for me and Sims 3 that would mean several minutes. They explained it by saying...