The Sims

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The Sims
The Sims.jpg
Developer(s) Maxis
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Series The Sims, Sims
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s) JP January 22, 2004
NA March 25, 2003
EU April 4, 2003
Genre(s) Life simulation
Mode(s) Single-player
Input methods GameCube Controller
Compatibility 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: The Sims
Playable
GameIDs GCIP69, GCIE69, G4PJ13
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The Sims is a strategic life-simulation video game developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts. Its development was led by game designer Will Wright, also known for developing SimCity. It is a simulation of the daily activities of one or more virtual persons ("Sims") in a suburban household near SimCity.

Problems

Incorrect Shadows and Lighting

Shadows and lighting are incorrect on default settings and can have random casts. Disabling EFB Copies to Texture Only will fix the issue. The setting won't take effect until you exit the lot and reenter it (or enter another lot).

Create A Sim Head Issues

With Texture Cache Accuracy on Fast, eye color and facial hair are not viewable. Set the Texture Cache Accuracy to Safe to fix the problem.

Configuration

Only configuration options for the best compatibility where they deviate from defaults are listed. A full list of options is available here.

Graphics

Config Setting Notes

Store EFB Copies to Texture Only

Off Proper shadows and lighting

Texture Cache Accuracy

Position 1, 2 Corrects Create A Sim

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with The Sims since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

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2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.

Testing

This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS Version CPU GPU Result Tester
4.0-4654 Windows 10 Intel Core i7-4600M Intel HD Graphics 4600 Playable. Needs EFB to RAM to fix lighting and texture bugs. 70.161.74.146

Gameplay Videos