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How to Improve Game Lighting in TS4 & Tweaking an Nvidia Graphics Card via the Nvidia Experience

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Postszanne7000 on Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:53 pm

This is another grab from a post I made in another thread regarding Game Lighting in ts4...

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Regarding game lighting...

Here are the links for Zerbu's lighting mods (in game pictures are on these pages so you can see the differences)

NoBlu   Here

and

NoGlo   Here

They were under a different name, so they can be difficult to find :D

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Also, I made a few changes directly in my Nvidia settings which gave me some differences in my game.

Here are screenshots of my card type and the specific application settings I changed for ts4. I did not change a whole lot, as I was not completely certain how the changes would affect my game. I had read several articles about it and changed items that would give me better graphics...

...the repeating pictures of #3 are in the order items appear via the scroll bar :D



My Nvidia Card:





NOTE:  Many Nvidia cards have this ability - you can check to see if you have a similar Nvidia Experience by entering Nvidia in your Start Bar and clicking on Nvidia Control Panel :D

NOTE: This means your Nvidia control panel may not look exactly like my pictures, but it will look similar :D



Overview Picture of Nvidia Control Panel --- notice I am on the Program Settings tab and not the Global Settings tab :D






Closeups of the Settings in Box #3












Each setting is either available or not (shaded gray if not available for the application - ts4, in this case) and there is an explanation of what it does on the bottom.

REMINDER: This is my card - with the Nvidia Experience. Yours may be different; however, if it is Nvidia, it should be similar  :summerB7:



If you don't like the lighting in your game, I would suggest getting the Zerbu lighting mods. Those will absolutely make a difference in how you see your game and how your pictures come out.

Remember, I do absolutely zero editing of any of my pictures. My pictures are totally in game and due only to Zerbu's mods and my graphics card.

The only thing I've ever done to them was to turn the DOTY Titanic round pictures Black & White and I used PowerPoint for that - literally a point and click, lol... the app did all the work. It took all of 1 second for each picture! I adjusted nothing :D   I also used PowerPoint to add frames and backgrounds to the sofa pictures... but I didn't do any post-processing of those pictures, either. <3



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PostChicklet45368 on Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:40 am

Suzanne - This is soooo awesome that you posted this for people to improve their lighting!

I, for one, can 100% attest to the fact that doing the tweaking to your Nvidia graphics card WILL indeed make a difference!

I'm not sure if anybody else has really noticed in the game before, but textures that you are not looking straight at, or down at such as the sides of brick walls, fireplaces, carpeting, and especially wood table tops would look very blurry and smeary. Yuck!

After I made these small adjustments to my video card, my textures look amazing in game now! No more blur! It's fantastic!!!!!!!!!

Suzanne helped me made the adjustments a few weeks ago and just WOW WOW WOW!!! Even the grass looks better!!


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Postszanne7000 on Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:01 am

Awww, thank you, TJ!

I'm also available to assist with this via skype... just give me a pm :D



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PostLorry on Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:44 pm

Suzanne will the same changes work TS3?

I have started the long haul of installing Sims 3, and my graphics card is too high for that game, however I love the graphics in Sims 4.
I am a little confused at the moment......not very good with technical stuff facepalm

And I still need to look at the re shade, it's all a little overwhelming


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PostChicklet45368 on Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:42 am

Well I'm not Suzanne, Chica ....but, I can answer this for you! YES! These same settings work perfectly for TS3! All you have to do is set it to TS3W instead of TS4.


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PostLorry on Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:49 am

Chica my main concern is Sims 4.....I love the how the graphics are in game.
So I keep wondering if this will change they way that game looks

Have you noticed a difference?


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PostChicklet45368 on Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:55 am

No, it won't effect TS4 at all Chica, I promise! You will be making changes to TS3 only not to every program you run. If you get on skype then I can share my screen to show you what I mean.

And, actually you might even like these settings with TS4 too! It makes everything sharper and also textures are clearer (you know how sometimes certain textures look blurry if you view it from the side, like brick on the wall, or wood on tables? This makes those textures be more clear). It won't change the lighting or anything like that at all. I was amazed when I did, just how much better the game looked by tweaking the settings for it. Like the grass looked like grass, you could see the blades of grass and not just a smeary green.


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Postszanne7000 on Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:41 am

Hi Lorry :)

I was going to say yes and to talk with TJ, lol.

...and, ReShade 3 also works with ts3.

I'd also be willing to Skype to assist with making changes to your card and/or installing, and using ReShade. <3



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PostLorry on Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:05 am

Thank you Suzanne, I don't think I can do this on my own.....we shall have to Skype!
But remember, while I have Skype on my computer, I don't have a mic or webcam, so I can only do it on my IPad.

It will be nice to you you again bighugs2


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Postszanne7000 on Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:33 am

No worries, Lorry...

...you can always face your IPad towards your computer screen - we'll make it work :D



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PostLorry on Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:34 am

LOL I know, I am going through the steps now, only the TS exe is via the launcher....is that correct

Step 2 Multi Frame Sampled AA...... I can't use single whatever


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Postszanne7000 on Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:20 am

No worries, Lorry...

...you can always face your IPad towards your computer screen - we'll make it work :D



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Posttilly on Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:17 am

This is really helpful Suzanne. Im going to take a look at my settings now, thank you!
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Postszanne7000 on Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:01 am

Do you have an NVidia card, Lisa?

Seriously, it really makes a difference all by itself - just remember to use Program (and select your game) not Global for settings :D

I now have a Radeon card, so I'll be taking a look (when I find time) for anything I can do with that.

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