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I have 8.1 (I downgraded back down after 3 or 4 hours lol) however I also have a nvidia 970 and don't have that problem HOWEVER I ran the graphics rules maker to take care of the black box shadow. 

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46 minutes ago, gayars said:

 

I have 8.1 (I downgraded back down after 3 or 4 hours lol) however I also have a nvidia 970 and don't have that problem HOWEVER I ran the graphics rules maker to take care of the black box shadow. 

 

I don't have that rule maker. Where do you find it and what is it doing?

The thing is I don't think my problem is really shadows, the form of the original rug is still showing :(

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What is the graphics rules maker?  I googled it and I think I may have used that program a long time ago.  

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On 7/9/2016 at 4:21 PM, Rebecah said:

I mean could it have anything to do with the cache files and all those different rugs, not being done properly?

I really do not know Beck

 

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I think this is what we had to do when Marbi was having issues.  I believe there is more to this and you would need to add your video card info to the ea graphic files.

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Alet, if you do decide to try this program be sure to make a backup of your Graphics Rules.sgr and your Video Cards.sgr files.  I don't have the same video card and it made my game go to a very small window size.  Fortunately I had a backup.

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Yes make a backup of the graphics cards thing. I believe you have to do the config version and then copy the graphics over to csconfig (for body shop).

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17 hours ago, Rebecah said:

Alet, if you do decide to try this program be sure to make a backup of your Graphics Rules.sgr and your Video Cards.sgr files.  I don't have the same video card and it made my game go to a very small window size.  Fortunately I had a backup.

 

18 hours ago, Rebecah said:

 Alet I do recommend you install this

Okay I installed the Graphic ruler and it worked :) The shadows were gone. But then I was stuck with that ridiculous small window :(

So I replace the video cards.sgr files with the one I made a backup off as you both had recommended me to do :)  

And the rug shadows are back!

Thank you again, all of you for trying to help me :)

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Alet there SHOULD be a setting after you run the graphics rules maker so that you can choose size of display :) if you still have the copy, and want to send it to me, I am pretty good at graphics rules (I actually help people do both Sims 2 and 3 versions a lot :))for that matter I might be able to just fix your original if you want to send me a copy of it too!

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Sorry, Gina, I think I didn't  explain it clearly. 

In the 800 x 600 window the shadows were gone :)

But when I changed it back to the large window, 1280 x 720, the shadows were back. I tested the other resolutions too. Only the small one doesn't have the shadows.

What info do you need?

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I will need to know what the system actually calls your graphics card so I can put it into the graphics rules and how much memory your card has :)

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Gina, I did put the graphics card in the Rules :)

Is this the info you want?

 Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660

    Memory:  8.00GB

Memory.JPG

 

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Graphics card memory :) is it a 1 GB card, a 2 GB card, a 4 GB card? I will look at mine and see if I can figure out the setting that needs changed exactly.

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I wonder if she sent a copy of the new graphic rules that the program created along with a copy of her backup copies...well I think I could compare them and figure out a way to fix this.  I would guess her video memory is 1GB gina, that's pretty much the typical memory.  

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Or Alet could rerun the graphic rules program then edit the Graphics Rules.sgr file and make these changes to about line 777.

 

option ScreenModeResolution
   setting $Low
      uintProp maxResWidth      1920
      uintProp maxResHeight     1980
      uintProp defaultResWidth  1280
      uintProp defaultResHeight 1024

   setting $MediumButDefaultLow
      uintProp maxResWidth      1920
      uintProp maxResHeight     1980
      uintProp defaultResWidth  1920
      uintProp defaultResHeight 1980

   setting $Medium
      uintProp maxResWidth      1920
      uintProp maxResHeight     1980
      uintProp defaultResWidth  1280
      uintProp defaultResHeight 1024

   setting $High
      uintProp maxResWidth      1920
      uintProp maxResHeight     1980
      uintProp defaultResWidth  1280
      uintProp defaultResHeight 1024
end

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1 hour ago, Rebecah said:

I would guess her video memory is 1GB gina, that's pretty much the typical memory.  

Yes, Beck, it's 1 GB

2 hours ago, Rebecah said:

Or Alet could rerun the graphic rules program then edit the Graphics Rules.sgr file and make these changes to about line 777.

 

Beck, I already did that. That's what I did to get the  1280 x 720  window

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This is so technical and that stuff scares me to bits. I am never upgrading beyond windows 7 for the game. I would seriously be in tears at this point, probably shaking the house down too.

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Oh Beck and Gina, I appreciate it so much that you are trying to help me! I think it must be more frustrating to you than to me :)  How can I thank you both? 

Yes, MM the technical stuff scares me too; but I've learned a lot of new stuff from Beck's and Gina's suggestions and me researching them. What puzzles me very much is why does that shadows show up only in my game? I must have some setting wrong, I guess. I just don't know where to look and am afraid to change things I do not know anything about.

But I'm totally satisfied to play with the cheat on, when needed. 

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Well as long as you are happy with the cheat then I am going to be happy too:) I am just the type to be ocd and work with that stuff til I figure it out so don't mind me lol. 

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7 hours ago, gayars said:

I am just the type to be ocd and work with that stuff til I figure it out so don't mind me lol. 

LOL you're welcome to figure it out till you get the solution, Gina! :P 

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