Forums  
[line_separator]
  [Search] Search   [Recent Topics] Recent Topics   [Hottest Topics] Hottest Topics   [Members]  Member Listing   [Groups] Back to forum index 
NVidia Drivers 191.07 - Crash to Desktop  XML
Post Reply Forum Index » Technical Discussions (EN)
Author Message
SimGuru_BGY_11


Joined: 06/01/09 03:07 PM
Messages: 7503
Offline

The latest driver update for NVIDIA video cards (191.07) has an apparent conflict with The Sims 3. Your game may not run properly (or at all) if you're using these drivers.

Until a more permanent solution becomes available, we recommend reverting to an older release of the NVIDIA drivers to ensure that The Sims 3 runs smoothly.

http://easims.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/easims.cfg/php/enduser/std_a
dp.php?p_faqid=23473


-Big Guy-

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 12/15/09 05:03 PM


Profile
Nichaedemus


Joined: 06/14/09 02:52 AM
Messages: 15238
Location:North America

Hi,

The driver issue mentioned has already been confirmed by at least one user with an NVidia GeForce GTS 250. For reference, the original thread can be found here:

http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/112199.page

Note that the link to the NVidia website mentioned in the EA Support article above is for Windows XP 32-bit, but there are indeed other OS versions available. Please refer the following list for your particular drivers to download:

190.62 WHQL NVidia Drivers

Windows XP 32-bit
http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_190.62_whql.html

Windows Server 2003 64-bit, Windows XP 64-bit
http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp64_190.62_whql.html

Windows 7 32-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit
http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7_winvista_32bit_190.62_whql.ht
ml


Windows 7 64-bit, Windows Vista 64-bit
http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7_winvista_64bit_190.62_whql.ht
ml


Update 11/26/09

NVidia has now released a new WHQL-certified version of the 195.62 GeForce/Ion reference drivers for NVidia graphics cards. If you are still using the 195.39 Beta NVidia drivers, it is advised that you uninstall them via Add or Remove Programs and update to the newer drivers. Please refer the following list for your particular drivers to download:

195.62 WHQL NVidia Drivers

Windows XP 32-bit
http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_195.62_whql.html

Windows XP 64-bit, Windows Server 2003 64-bit
http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp64_195.62_whql.html

Windows 7 32-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit
http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7_winvista_32bit_195.62_whql.ht
ml


Windows 7 64-bit, Windows Vista 64-bit
http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7_winvista_64bit_195.62_whql.ht
ml


For those using laptops, please visit your system manufacturer's website for the updated NVidia drivers when they become available. For help with identifying and installing the video drivers, please refer to the following EA Support article:

https://easims.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/easims.cfg/php/enduser/std_
adp.php?p_faqid=10711


Update 12/10/09

There is a known conflict with the 195.62 WHQL NVidia drivers and the Sims 3 game. If you have installed these drivers and are experiencing crash issues while using the launcher and/or starting the game, it is advised that you do the following:

1) Uninstall the 195.62 drivers and revert back to the 190.62 drivers until further notice. Uninstall the drivers via Add or Remove Programs only, as recommended by EA.
2) Bypass the game launcher by running the game executable directly.

For more details on this issue, please refer to the following sticky:

http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/140337.page

This message was edited 13 times. Last update was at 12/12/09 12:15 AM


Need assistance with The Sims 3? Visit the Master Help Thread today!
Profile
Alponen


Joined: 10/07/09 05:30 PM
Messages: 2
Offline

Same issue here, I have sent a message to official nVidia boards. Hope they will fix this asap, because they occasionally release driver updates.
Profile
simbilN99


Joined: 05/30/09 02:24 AM
Messages: 230
Offline

GT8800-CTD and I got an access violation report after using them. Reverted back to the old drivers by using system restore.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 10/08/09 01:38 AM

Profile
Animaga


Joined: 06/06/09 09:11 PM
Messages: 521
Offline

Any eta whatsoever about when this little problem will likely be fixed?

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 10/09/09 09:34 AM


Profile
sexihoniebunnie


Joined: 06/03/09 04:43 PM
Messages: 409
Location:Hot-Lanta, USA
Offline

Is this only for some computers? I'm running the full version of Windows 7 (not RC or BETA, the real deal) and I ran the sims with no issues.

Profile
sphinx1252


Joined: 10/13/09 12:06 AM
Messages: 1
Offline

I got this problem too. the game worked until i downloaded new nvidia driver.
Profile
nesv9


Joined: 06/04/09 03:04 AM
Messages: 5
Offline

I pre-ordered the Sims 3 and it worked fine until about a week ago when my disc drive stopped working so I am wondering if there is a way I can play it without the disc because I really miss playing it...
Thank you for any help
Profile
RenanPisi


Joined: 06/07/09 12:19 AM
Messages: 22
Offline

I wish I had seen this topic earlier... my game stoped working today, when I updated my NVidia video card.

*PS: I have a NVidia 6 Series 6200 256mb

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 10/15/09 03:28 PM

Profile
cameonet1950


Joined: 05/30/09 05:36 PM
Messages: 1875
Location:US
Offline

Mine is: 512 MB DDR3 NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT Video Card. No problems with this one and haven't received any update offers for it or checked into it. Hope I'm still good for a at least a while.

Profile
Zonas


Joined: 10/07/09 06:19 PM
Messages: 1
Offline

NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT here.

I hope a fix is in thew works. Id go back to the last set of drivers but then programs I need for work begin to crash.
Profile
Adessa


Joined: 10/18/09 07:05 PM
Messages: 1
Offline

Any news on this? I'm running a GeForce 9800 on vista, and the revert won't work because it's for XP, anyone have a link for an older one for vista?
Profile
NicolinaSurel


Joined: 08/17/09 01:15 AM
Messages: 5
Offline

Wow.. I was wondering why it kept crashing. I have a NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS running Windows Vista 64-bit on a HP Touchsmart. It always chooses to inconveniently crash after I haven't thought to save for a while. I suppose we're just going to wait for NVIDIA to send out a driver update? I hope it's not too long.. I can't revert back to the old drivers because a lot of the games I play require the more recent ones. Anyways.. good luck to everyone.
Profile
kick3ld


Joined: 05/29/09 02:04 PM
Messages: 29
Offline

Nvidia 8600GT


Not wanting to roll back because it makes WoW, among other games, crash.

I'm crossing my fingers for a speedy fix.

Profile
Nickmadkillera


Joined: 10/19/09 09:33 PM
Messages: 1
Offline

I was wondering why I wasn't able to play the Sims 3.I use a 9500GT using XP and soon going to Win7.I have the drivers from back to 85. and once this "latest" driver came out Sims 3 hasn't worked.I suspected that the driver caused it to fail.I'm glad I noticed this post before starting a thread about this.

Anyways I hope they come with a some what fast driver to fix the problem.I can wait about maybe a 1-2 weeks till I'll be impatient.nvidia is good about getting fast drivers though.We all saw that back when the 90. came out.Anyways all hope it comes here quick.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 10/19/09 09:43 PM

Profile
 
Post Reply Forum Index » Technical Discussions (EN)
Go to: