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#1 jfade

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 01:37 AM

With the recent changes and additions of new forums, there may be some confusion about what you should post and where. In addition to that, before the changes, the roles of the Sims 2 and 3 Help forums and the Sims 2 and 3 General forums seemed to be getting mixed up. So we'd like to provide some simple examples that should help you decide what to post where. :)

* Is it about cheats, how do do something in the game, the best method to earn skills, etc? --> The Sims 3 General Discussion
* Is it about any other facet of gameplay? --> The Sims 3 General Discussion
* Is it about looking for a particular CC Item or items to fit a theme or something similar? --> Sims 3 Custom Content: Lost and Found
* Is it about problems with the TSR Workshop program? --> TSR Workshop General Discussion
* Is it about problems with the TSR website? --> Site/Forum Discussions & General Help

Basically, in a Nutshell:
The Sims 3 Help Forum is for when something is going wrong in the game or your PC/laptop isn't working correctly.
The Sims 3 General Discussion forum is for any other game questions.
The Sims 3 Custom Content: Lost and Found is for searching for a particular piece or theme of custom content.
The TSR Workshop General Discussion is for problems using the TSR Workshop creating tool.
The Site/Forum Discussions & General Help is for problems with the TSR website.

*We would also like to ask anyone posting a technical problem on the General PC Help section, or either the TS2 Help or TS3 Help sections when it relates to a graphical, game not starting or crashing issue, to include a DxDiag report with their thread. The following method works on both XP and Vista.

Go to Start > Run and type dxdiag into the box that shows up. Then save all information as a text file and copy and paste the first section under System Information and the fourth section under Display Drivers down to the part where it mentions the date of the driver.
It should look like this:

System Information
Time of this report: 12/23/2007, 12:33:19
Machine name: WEEZE
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2

Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ECS
System Model: Nforce3-A939
BIOS: )Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor 3700+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.2GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Page File: 476MB used, 3465MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

Display Devices
Card name: Radeon X1950 Pro
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: ATI display adapter AGP (0x7280)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_7280&SUBSYS_E190174B&REV_9A
Display Memory: 512.0 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (75Hz)
Monitor: Default Monitor
Monitor Max Res:
Driver Name: ati2dvag.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.6706 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 6/27/2007 01:58:34, 269312 bytes

We hope these guidelines will be beneficial for you when deciding what to post and where. :)

Any threads posted out of place will be moved at the moderator's discretion.

And please remember, to quote tug©:

You don't need to say HELP! This is the Help Forum!

Please ask your question in the thread title, your post will get answered faster, and it makes it easier to search for your thread later.

Any threads are subject to title change.

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