Smooth Edges greyed out
#1 08-02-2022 
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Hi ^^

So, the Smooth Edges option is not available to me when I'm playing TS2. I've tried everything I could find on the internet: changing all "enumeratemultisamplelevels" to true and changing "seti textureMemory 32" to 1744. And nothing worked. I know my graphics card sucks but what I don't get about this issue it's that I used to play TS3 before and the smooth edges there worked properly (not at max, but I could still set it at a low or medium setting). And as far as I know, TS3 requires a lot more from a computer than TS2. So why can't I enable the Smooth Edges option on my TS2? Hope someone could help me with that. ^^ And sorry if anything goes wrong with my english, I'm not a native speaker. x-x

My operating system is Windows 7.


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.txt  config-log.txt (Size: 10.37 KB / Downloads: 194)

#2 08-02-2022 
Hi @Yuxie,

The game tends to disable functions that it has not enough memory to support.
From your config-log, it seems like you have no more than 4 GB of system RAM in total, which is clearly not sufficient to run TS2 with high resolution and most of the advanced graphic options. Smooth Edges is one of the options that needs more than your system seems to support.
But to verify my suspicion, I think I need to see your DxDiag report, if that's possible.

And to be honest, setting the texture memory to 1744 is not the optimal solution for all computers, either. I believe that, whoever suggests that to TS2 players in general, has no idea what they are doing.

#3 08-02-2022 
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Hi, thanks for answering. ^^

I didn't know that my RAM was not enough. ):
At least now I understand why it doesn't work.

I'm attaching my DxDiag report in case my game has any salvation. xD

Oh, the DxDiag report had not been attached in the previous post, sorry. x-x

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(This post was last modified: 08-02-2022 05:45 PM by Yuxie.)

#4 09-02-2022 
Hello again, @Yuxie.

I'm sorry to disappoint you again. I see more trouble, which will not make it better.
Your system cannot even give the game the 1744 MB of texture memory, because according to DxDiag, there is only 1695 MB available.
Display Memory: 1695 MB
   Dedicated Memory: 32 MB
      Shared Memory: 1663 MB

This shows that your (built-in) graphics card has no real texture memory of its own, so it needs to borrow from system RAM (the 'Shared Memory' part).
So, with your low total RAM, and your graphics card using a large portion of it, there is not enough room to even PLAY this game.

So, to summarize: I'm afraid you need a much better computer. One with AT LEAST 8 GB RAM, and a graphics card with at least 1 or 2 GB of VRAM.

I'm so sorry. ;-(

#5 09-02-2022 
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Oh it's okay, no need to apologize. ^^

I was already expecting something like this to be honest. Guess I'll have to start thinking about getting another computer if I want to continue being a Sims player. xD Oh, and thanks for the specs you recommended, btw.

Thank you for trying to help. (:


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