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BluebellFlora


Joined: 06/02/09 07:49 AM
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I can play Seasons fine but when the season changes to Autumn (Fall) this happens:













All the leaves disappear off the trees but do not lie on the ground, they just disappear. In Map View the trees look gloriously autumnal in loads of different colours. The ground seems to rise up and looks really blocky and crap. In the 4th and 5th pictures those are water lilies you can see floating above the house! You can only see this blockiness from certain angles - camera low down to the ground looking up mainly.

When the full moon kicks in the graphics return to normal.

When the season changes to Winter everything is normal again and leaves are back on the trees:





As you can see there is nothing wrong with the graphics so it's not a driver issue.

Specs:
2012 15" MacBook Pro
OS 10.8.2
2.6Ghz Intel Core i7
8Gb 1600MHz DDR3
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024Mb

- I have no Mods or 3rd party CC, a completely vanilla game.
- I'm playing in one of my worlds, BlueBay Retreat which 100% does not have any 3rd party CC.
- My game is patched up to date 1.42.130.019002.
- I have all EPs and SPs to date apart from Showtime, Sweet Treats and Diesel.
- Memories are off. I'm logged into the launcher but not logged in for the social aspect in-game.
- All my installs are from disc, no digital downloads.

Just to clarify, the game isn't crashing or freezing, I've had it playing for about 8 hours today.

This only happens in the Fall season.

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BluebellFlora


Joined: 06/02/09 07:49 AM
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Affected Macs:

BluebellFlora -

2012 15" MacBook Pro
2.6Ghz Intel Quad Core i7
8Gb RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024Mb
OS 10.8.2
Patch 1.42

shortmikez -

2012 15" MacBook Pro
2.6Ghz Intel Quad Core i7
8Gb RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024Mb
OS 10.8.2
Patch 1.42

yenial -

2012 15" MacBook Pro
2.3Ghz Intel Quad Core i7
8Gb RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024Mb
OS 10.8.1
Patch 1.42

Datch -

2012 15" MacBook Pro
2.3Ghz Intel Quad Core i7
8Gb RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 512Mb
OS 10.8.2
Patch 1.42

via crinrict -

2010 13" MacBook Pro
2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
4Gb RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M 256Mb
OS 10.7.5
Patch 1.42

Spectacularly -

2010 15" MacBook Pro
2.66Ghz Intel Core i7
4Gb RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 512Mb
OS 10.6.8
Patch 1.42

BethandMolson

2012 15" MacBook Pro
2.6Ghz Intel Quad Core i7
16Gb RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024Mb
OS 10.8
Patch 1.42

BodaciousFun -

2008 15" MacBook Pro
2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
2Gb RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GT 8600M 256Mb
OS 10.5.8
Patch 1.42

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caspinwall


Joined: 02/28/11 04:36 PM
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The horror! Very strange looking. Let's see if any other Mac simmers who have the game working at the moment get the same thing in Autumn. Or this could be something that isn't Mac-specific?

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extremeasaur


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that is a really odd effect, and you can play through it?
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BluebellFlora


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Awful isn't it? Yep, the game carries on playing fine and I just have to move the camera around to see my Sim.

It's ONLY in Autumn, all other seasons are fine and the full moon event (when everything has a greenish tinge to it) temporarily stops it. Think I may post in Crin's thread too. No guarantee this will be seen over here


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extremeasaur


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are they trees that are on your land? Can you remove them, or is all over the world?

Does it do it other worlds?
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BluebellFlora


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All over the world. That's a 10x10 lot. Haven't tried another world yet because I find the loading times of EA's world pretty unbearable. I'll try Hidden Springs later.


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Bel008


Joined: 08/07/09 05:41 AM
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Location:In the land of Tim Tams and Vegemite.

I have a 15 inch Mac Book Pro 2012 OS 10.8.2
Processor 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024 MB

I am playing sunlit tides. Only the festival lot has been doing that the rest of the world seems ok. It started in Autumn and continued on with the winter festival. My sims house is fine and the leaves did fall on the ground. If you move in and out of the festival lot with the camera you can get some screen shots without it but it is not great. I have never had this before seasons.





Edited to include screenshots from the winter festival.

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mcruthie


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I have this kind of issue too. If I remember correctly I saw this after I bought Lucky Palms and Sunlit Tides. Will post some pics if I see this again. Didn't complain much because I thought it was because of the custom hair I have.
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BluebellFlora


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What graphics cards do you guys have? Shortmikez and I have the same Macs and are both experiencing this, only in Autumn, the other seasons are fine.

Thanks to Crinrict who's come across this before as it's in her bug thread. It seems to be the NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024Mb which is the culprit.

Not game breaking like so many others are unfortunately experiencing but yet another issue that only EA can fix


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shortmikez


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BluebellFlora wrote:What graphics cards do you guys have? Shortmikez and I have the same Macs and are both experiencing this, only in Autumn, the other seasons are fine.

Thanks to Crinrict who's come across this before as it's in her bug thread. It seems to be the NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024Mb which is the culprit.

Not game breaking like so many others are unfortunately experiencing but yet another issue that only EA can fix


BluebellFlora I posted my topic in the Seasons and someone thinks its to do with the game not rendering fog properly. I guess that was just a suggestion.
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BluebellFlora


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Crin thought it might be leaves as it's only in Autumn. Do you have Supernatural installed shortmikez? If so, does it happen during a full moon? My seasons are only on 3 day cycles so when it comes round to Autumn again I'll turn fog off and see what happens


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crinrict


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Would it help you guys if I made a post in my blog directing people to this thread to collect more data ?

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BluebellFlora


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crinrict wrote:Would it help you guys if I made a post in my blog directing people to this thread to collect more data ?


Yes please Crin! I'm going to do a quick entry on mine. I've covered the other threads already but not yet this one.


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caspinwall


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It's just great that no gurus at all have turned up in this forum to help Mac simmers, nobody from EA bothers to respond in Crin's bug thread to let her know that her efforts are helping, but the simguru in the Season's thread is busy collating data about whether there are enough coats in Outerwear!

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