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Scholar
Original Poster
#1 Old 26th Jun 2021 at 1:33 AM

This user has the following games installed:

Sims 3, World Adventures, Ambitions, Late Night, Generations, Pets, Showtime, Supernatural, Seasons, University Life, Island Paradise, Into the Future
Default Game wont recognize graphics card even after editing
Here's what's in my device.config
=== Graphics device info ===
Number: 0
Name (driver): NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
Name (database): NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti [Found: 0, Matched: 0]
Vendor: NVIDIA
Chipset: Vendor: 10de, Device: 2182, Board: 375e1462, Chipset: 00a1

and here is what I put in my graphicsCards.sgr (last line my card)
"NVIDIA" 0x10b4 0x12d2 0x10de
card 0x2206 "GeForce RTX 3080"
card 0x2484 "GeForce RTX 3070"
card 0x2187 "GeForce GTX 1650 Super"
card 0x1f91 "GeForce GTX 1650"
card 0x2192 "GeForce GTX 1650 Ti"
card 0x21c4 "GeForce GTX 1660 Super"
card 0x2182 "GeForce GTX 1660 Ti"

Everything SEEMS to be in place, but I still get found 0 matched 0. I havent even touched my graphicsRules.sgr, because I figure it's pointless until I can get the game to see the graphicsCard.sgr edit. I can't see what I did wrong. I even made sure it saved with .sgr instead of txt. If anyone sees my error please let me know.
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#2 Old 26th Jun 2021 at 5:37 AM
Did you edit the grapicrules.sgr? https://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/...p?topic=26753.0
Mad Poster
#3 Old 26th Jun 2021 at 7:02 AM
Follow this link:

https://modthesims.info/showthread....d=1#post4782510

If you follow Carl's guide, you'll have to modify a 2nd file too. It's just too tedious.

Sanity is overrated.

Nitromon is a type of Pokemon encountered in the Pokemon Nitrome Version series.

There. Mystery solved.
Scholar
Original Poster
#4 Old 26th Jun 2021 at 12:15 PM
I'm not modifying graphicsRules.sgr until I can get the game to find my card [so it reads "found 1 matched 0" ] There's no point in touching the rules until the game finds the card.

I didn't follow Carl's guide. I followed this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTb7UnZE_lU&t=451s This worked for me on my last two computers and this one im using now. (I uninstalled the game and now I can't get it to work)

I tried the nitromon's advice and nothing is changing the device.config. Nothing changes.
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Field Researcher
#5 Old 26th Jun 2021 at 5:53 PM
If the game is fully patched, the ones in the base game folder should be edited (The Sims 3\Game\Bin).
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#6 Old 26th Jun 2021 at 8:02 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mate54
If the game is fully patched, the ones in the base game folder should be edited (The Sims 3\Game\Bin).

OMG I was in Sims 2 mode, what a wally! All week I've been posting Sims 3 images in Sims 2 threads, now this- I need a holiday! Yes of course, the basegame files! Just to check, in case the wrong ones are being edited.

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Mad Poster
#7 Old 26th Jun 2021 at 10:22 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by simsample
OMG I was in Sims 2 mode, what a wally! All week I've been posting Sims 3 images in Sims 2 threads, now this- I need a holiday! Yes of course, the basegame files! Just to check, in case the wrong ones are being edited.


It's ok, we all get our senior moment.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mate54
If the game is fully patched, the ones in the base game folder should be edited (The Sims 3\Game\Bin).


I think this is probably the correct solution. I keep forgetting there are so many variation these days - origin, steam, etc...etc... I'm on good old fashion DVD in which I just edit the latest EP I installed.

Sanity is overrated.

Nitromon is a type of Pokemon encountered in the Pokemon Nitrome Version series.

There. Mystery solved.
Be like the 22nd elephant with heated value in space- Bark!
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#8 Old 26th Jun 2021 at 11:09 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by nitromon
It's ok, we all get our senior moment.

I've been having one since about 1993.

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Scholar
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#9 Old 27th Jun 2021 at 12:16 AM
I edited the correct .sgr file. the one in the correct folder. I thought maybe I was missing a space or something but no.

My graphics card is: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
my device number is: 2182

I have typed in : card 0x2182 "GeForce GTX 1660 Ti"

Its saved as .sgr and not text. It's the one in the /game/bin folder not some subfolder.
Mad Poster
#10 Old 27th Jun 2021 at 2:16 AM Last edited by nitromon : 27th Jun 2021 at 2:29 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by kewpie
I edited the correct .sgr file. the one in the correct folder. I thought maybe I was missing a space or something but no.

My graphics card is: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
my device number is: 2182

I have typed in : card 0x2182 "GeForce GTX 1660 Ti"

Its saved as .sgr and not text. It's the one in the /game/bin folder not some subfolder.


Did you modify graphicsrules.sgr too?

If you are going to add in your own GPU name like that, you have to edit 2 files, not 1. You have to edit graphicsrules.sgr too. That's why I said don't bother since they all run the same setting. Simply change one of the existing GPU device number to your own device number. Then you do not need to edit graphicsrules.sgr

"NVIDIA" 0x10b4 0x12d2 0x10de
card 0x2182 "GeForce GTX 1650 Ti" <<--- that'll do (assuming this was in the original?)

At the very least, this will tell you if your changes are actually being made since this GPU setting already exist. If you make this change to the device and it still says unrecognized, then you are editing the wrong file.

Sanity is overrated.

Nitromon is a type of Pokemon encountered in the Pokemon Nitrome Version series.

There. Mystery solved.
Scholar
Original Poster
#11 Old 27th Jun 2021 at 3:14 AM
for the *THIRD* time I have NOT edited graphicsrules yet, as there is no point in editing it if it can't find the card. FIRST I want the game to find the card and show me "found 1 matched 0" THEN I will edit the graphics rules. Right now, the game will not even FIND my card so there is no point in trying to get it to match on the graphicsrules.

ANYWAY I have no idea why the game can't get "found 1 matched 0" like I want it to. I have tried it the other way too. with putting my device number on the other card. It didn't work either.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTb7UnZE_lU I'll post this again so you can see what I'm doing. I've done it this way two other times and it worked perfectly. FIRST you edit the graphicscards.sgr and then just as a routine thing to be sure, you run the game and get it to "found 1 matched 0" THEN you work on the graphicsrules. If the game can't find the card, there is no point in matching it with the graphics rules.

Sorry to keep saying this but I feel like nobody is reading what I'm writing.
Test Subject
#12 Old 27th Jun 2021 at 4:05 AM
I download the attached files here
https://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/...p?topic=26753.0
and replace them. These files have the updated info for newer graphics cards.
Mad Poster
#13 Old 27th Jun 2021 at 6:22 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by kewpie
I have tried it the other way too. with putting my device number on the other card. It didn't work either.


Then you are editing the wrong file.

Sanity is overrated.

Nitromon is a type of Pokemon encountered in the Pokemon Nitrome Version series.

There. Mystery solved.
Scholar
Original Poster
#14 Old 27th Jun 2021 at 4:15 PM
I've downloaded the file from Carl's. It has my card with a different device number. I have tried it unedited AND changing my device number to match what's on my device.config, Iit changes nothing.

If I'm editing the wrong file, then which one is it? I'm editing "graphiccards.srg". That's what it's supposed to be. When you edit that alone, you should get "found 1 matched 0"

I've edited this twice before on other machines and it worked perfectly. It isn't now. If this were my very first time trying this, I'd understand that maybe I didn't know what was going on. But I edit the file I have edited in the past. I am checking and rechecking to see that I have the right number in the right spot. Nothing. The only difference is that I'm using the D: drive instead of the C:. And maybe that makes a difference. I don't know. But I KNOW I'm in the right file. unless there is some secret invisible file with the same name that I'm supposed to access.

I have put in the graphicsRules.srg just so people would stop asking. And just as I predicted, it changes nothing. I'm starting to wonder if maybe something is wrong with my device.config and it's not updating.
Mad Poster
#15 Old 27th Jun 2021 at 9:49 PM Last edited by igazor : 28th Jun 2021 at 5:32 AM.
Can we see a screenshot of the folder containing these files in Detail View that also shows the full file path to them so we can put to rest the allegations that you are editing the wrong files? Also, I assume that "srg" is a typo and not the file extension you really used, as that would cause the game to have heartburn on startup (edit -- or now that I think about it, just cause it to be ignored). The correct extension is "sgr."
Mad Poster
#16 Old 27th Jun 2021 at 11:33 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by kewpie
I've edited this twice before on other machines and it worked perfectly. It isn't now. If this were my very first time trying this, I'd understand that maybe I didn't know what was going on.


Different system, different set ups, a lot of things. Same OS? I don't know your system, I'm not there. I can only tell you if you made the modification to the file and you replaced the device number of a working old one and it still didn't display properly that it is found, then the file is not being read. Either you edited the wrong file, I think there's a copy in every EP, or as Igazor pointed out, maybe your saved file extension is wrong.

I mean, this is just notepad editing, not exactly hardcore modding. But again, it has gotten much more complicated since origin 1.69, steam, and who knows how many variations. Then there are issues with Onedrive and what not. I'm just a simple guy with the original DVDs.

---

This all sounds vaguely familiar, I think someone posted similar problems before.

Do a search on all your drives for "GraphicsCards.sgr"

I think I remember there was a person whose actual file was in a completely different folder.

Sanity is overrated.

Nitromon is a type of Pokemon encountered in the Pokemon Nitrome Version series.

There. Mystery solved.
Be like the 22nd elephant with heated value in space- Bark!
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#17 Old 1st Jul 2021 at 6:26 PM
@kewpie did you get this fixed?

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Field Researcher
#18 Old 1st Jul 2021 at 8:49 PM
I didn't have to edit the graphiccard.sgr because there is an updated download able one on Carl's, I just had to plop in that one and edit the graphicrules.sgr
Scholar
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#19 Old 5th Jul 2021 at 11:59 PM
Sorry I’ve been out of town. When I get back I’ll check again.
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