The Sims 3

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Updates the graphics database and graphics rules of The Sims 3.

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This is an easy app that adds most of the GPU after year 2013 to the list and its rules. 


Before even applying this patch, please run the game first, in order to determine if the game is working in the first place. If the game doesn't work BEFORE you apply this patch, it's not this tool's fault, it's something on your end. Refusing to follow directions, it's not my issue.

No, the Tool's Database is SEPARATE FROM THE GAME. If a newer card seemingly supported in the readme, but the App fails to say it's supported, DO NOT STOP AND COMPLAIN LIKE IT'S END OF THE WORLD. RUN THE FREAKING GAME.

Please, you must have a genuine copy of the game, not a pirated one.

    1. Click on TS3_GPU_Addon.exe
    2. Find your The Sims 3 installation directory (e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronics Arts\The Sims 3, no it's not under your Documents, it only contains settings and saves)
    3. Click Apply

    For video direction:


  • There are many graphics devices of the same name, but it does have different device identification. While it may list your graphics chipset support, it may not.
  • Small (Laptop) and embedded solution may have limited support.
  • AMD and Intel graphics devices may have limited support.
  • Due to the Graphics Card Rule, some lower end graphics devices may automatically be set to high/ultra graphical settings. If you aren't satisfied with the performance, turn the graphical settings down.
  • Not responsible if it damages your system in anyway.


  • Windows OS
  •  .NET version 4.8 (8-03-2024)