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Due to a flaw, The Sims 3 doesn't detect video cards newer than what was released.

Reason of dialogEdit

The Sims 3 checks the video card using the GraphicsCards.sgr and GraphicsRules.sgr files. If the card is listed, no warning is displayed. However, newer video cards such as the Radeon R7/R9 graphics and the NVIDIA 900 series aren't listed so starting The Sims 3 or The Sims Medieval causes the warning to be displayed.

This is noticeable if one has a newer PC or Mac since the newer computers, especially the gaming computers, tend to have newer cards.

Cards affected (TS3)Edit

The following information is used for The Sims 3 Into the Future with version 1.67. You may get a warning even with some older cards if running older Sims 3 versions or The Sims Medieval.

  • AMD Radeon cards past the HD 7000 series such as the Radeon R Series
  • AMD FirePro Workstation cards
  • NVIDIA GeForce 600, 700, and 900 series cards
  • NVIDIA GeForce 700M, 800M, 900M
  • Intel HD 4400, 5000, etc.
  • Intel Iris

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