I ♥ ♪ Jan 25, 2013 @ 8:41am
The sims 3 does not work on Windows 8 64 Bit!
Game runs the launcher, but the game window is in the background, without the same between full screen, does anyone have any solutions?
Last edited by I ♥ ♪; Jan 25, 2013 @ 10:11am
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Red John Jan 25, 2013 @ 9:31am 
Posta em ingles que você vai ter mais respostas
I ♥ ♪ Jan 25, 2013 @ 10:07am 
Valeu pela dica, Abraços!
Motoki Jan 25, 2013 @ 10:13am 
It definitely does run in Windows 8. I'm honestly not sure about the specific problem you are having but I can most certain verify that the game does run under Windows 8.
I ♥ ♪ Jan 25, 2013 @ 10:15am 
The game opens but only appears in the task manager. as Sims 3 (32 bits).
Last edited by I ♥ ♪; Jan 25, 2013 @ 10:28am
I ♥ ♪ Jan 25, 2013 @ 10:17am 
I'll take a screen print.
I ♥ ♪ Jan 25, 2013 @ 10:25am 
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thx1111 Jan 25, 2013 @ 11:42am 
Don't have Windows 8, look up "Compatibility Mode for Windows 8", if Windows 8 has it, you should be able to use it to run the Sims.....
FlameSnow Jan 25, 2013 @ 5:01pm 
try different languages
Motoki Jan 25, 2013 @ 5:36pm 
Originally posted by thx1111:
Don't have Windows 8, look up "Compatibility Mode for Windows 8", if Windows 8 has it, you should be able to use it to run the Sims.....

It doesn't need compatibility mode. It just works normally under Windows 8. Always has for me. I think something else is wrong. This last update hosed a lot of stuff.

And it's normal that it will appear as 32 bit in the task manager it is a 32 bit application, as are most games. That's not the problem.
FrakenBerry Jan 25, 2013 @ 10:51pm 
Try this, go to your documents>Electronic Arts>The Sims 3 folder and move it to your desktop or someplace else you can find easy. Then restart game as that folder is missing the game will generate a factory standard virgin version of the folder. With no mods, added content other than the dlcs and stuffpacks and basic game items that your have installed. Just as if you are playing it for the first time. If the game works fine at that point it is either a mod or corrupted CC Item that you have to track down in your old Documents>Electronic Arts>the Sims 3 Folder. Most of the time before a patch is applied it is recommended by Ea that you remove your mods folder from same location, as some of the new patches, DLCS can screw up a old mod.
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anijuva Sep 15, 2013 @ 4:59am 
I had same problem I just got myself a new computer with Windows 8 64-bit.
-I pressed start sims 3, then pressed playbutton on the blue startscreen we get: and then it all dissapeard?
Then i remembered;
Solution
You just need to run the disc to install what we call in norwegian: Drivers and, -yeah:
There is one disc that came with the maschine:
Run that and your problems will be fiksed, mine just did. :D
And I am so happy, and I am sure u will be too after running the disc. =)
Last edited by anijuva; Sep 16, 2013 @ 7:21am
cruinne Sep 15, 2013 @ 1:05pm 
Sims 3 definitely works normally under Windows 8 64-bit, as that's what I have and it works for me.

You may want to start with some basic troubleshooting:
  • Verify your game cache from the Steam library.
  • Ensure your chipset, video, and audio drivers are up to date.
  • Restore your game to factory defaults, and see if it runs then.
Crislygamer Jun 18 @ 7:12pm 
Does it work for windows 8 huh or no
Crislygamer Jun 18 @ 7:12pm 
Wait does it work on steam
I ♥ ♪ Jun 18 @ 7:20pm 
now it works, has now been corrected.
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