The Sims 3

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The Sims 3
Sims3.jpg
Developer(s) The Sims Studio
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Series The Sims, Sims
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s) EU November 12, 2010
NA November 15, 2010
AUS November 18, 2010
Genre(s) Life simulation
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (4), Online (*)
Input methods Wii Remote + Nunchuk
Compatibility 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: The Sims 3
Playable
GameIDs S3MP69, S3ME69
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The Sims 3 allows you to immerse your unique Sims in an open living neighborhood right outside their door. The initial feature-set unveiled includes the new seamless, open neighborhood, new Create-A-Sim, new realistic personalities (every Sim is a unique person, with a distinct personality) and new unlimited customization, You can customize everything!

Problems

Censor Effect

Under Direct3D, when active, the censor effect can cause slight graphical corruption. It will return back to normal when the censor effect is no longer on-screen. It can even crash Dolphin after a message box about "CreateTexture failed" or "Poke Z not implemented". Use OpenGL to avoid this problem.

The censor is also not in the right spot under Direct3D. OpenGL renders correctly.

The censor effect may cause VPS slow-down no matter what backend. Enable "Skip EFB Access from CPU" to fix this, although it will allow you to see your Sims like a nude Barbie doll. This also prevents graphical corruption under Direct3D.

Configuration

Only configuration options for the best compatibility where they deviate from defaults are listed.

Graphics

Config Setting Notes

Video Back End

OpenGL Censor effects have issues under Direct3D.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with The Sims 3 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

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