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Discussion in 'EA Land/The Sims Online Stratics Forums' started by Guest, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    As posted on the blog:

    Update for EA-Land and Test Center 3
    Posted in Update by Greg on the April 3rd, 2008
    Test Center 3 - 2.1683.0.0 abd 2.1683.0.0
    lag fix. memory leak fixes.
    lag fix. data service bug fix regarding proxy creation and metrics messaging.
    lag fix. reduction in skill data requests by dataservice
    tradelog update
    Various city-from and gifts updates
    systems updates in prep for character system update. low level.
    Known bug: crash at near zoom. No work-around
    Know bug: hang at 100% entering city. Workaround - delete contents of userdata directory
    Free players limited to 1 avatar enforced
    EA-Land - 2.1667.3.0
    lag fix. memory leak fixes.
    lag fix. data service bug fix regarding proxy creation and metrics messaging.
    lag fix. reduction in skill data requests by dataservice
    Primary avatar selection
    update lot sell back dialog to indicate no refund
    added 2 skinable rugs 1×3 and 2×3
    added ability to pick up objects that are out of bounds
     
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    yea and now no one can get to work! [​IMG]
     
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    yesh! i can't go to work and I am a premium acct holder
     
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    As posted on the blog:

    Update for EA-Land and Test Center 3
    Posted in Update by Greg on the April 3rd, 2008
    Test Center 3 - 2.1683.0.0 abd 2.1683.0.0
    lag fix. memory leak fixes.
    lag fix. data service bug fix regarding proxy creation and metrics messaging.
    lag fix. reduction in skill data requests by dataservice
    tradelog update
    Various city-from and gifts updates
    systems updates in prep for character system update. low level.
    Known bug: crash at near zoom. No work-around
    Know bug: hang at 100% entering city. Workaround - delete contents of userdata directory
    Free players limited to 1 avatar enforced
    EA-Land - 2.1667.3.0
    lag fix. memory leak fixes.
    lag fix. data service bug fix regarding proxy creation and metrics messaging.
    lag fix. reduction in skill data requests by dataservice
    Primary avatar selection
    update lot sell back dialog to indicate no refund
    added 2 skinable rugs 1×3 and 2×3
    added ability to pick up objects that are out of bounds

    [/ QUOTE ]


    They Missed one : Update No longer able to use windows mode [​IMG]
     
  5. SugarCane

    SugarCane Guest

    And this "added ability to pick up objects that are out of bounds" still doesn't work. I have a door stuck at the roadside and I still can't pick it up.... All that happened was that now I can't play in windowed mode and that there is a terrible lag going on... [​IMG]
     
  6. snowboarder

    snowboarder Guest

    I can't get to work either on any of my accounts, would post a picture but cant work out how to..... (Any Ideas?)
     
  7. coyoteee

    coyoteee Guest

    I'm getting the lag too. It's nuts.

    ~Coy
     
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    I can't get to work either on any of my accounts, would post a picture but cant work out how to..... (Any Ideas?)

    [/ QUOTE ]

    This is a bug. We just have to wait for them to fix it. [​IMG]
     
  9. <blockquote><hr>


    They Missed one : Update No longer able to use windows mode [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    This is why I can't use full screen. I can't see the bottom portion of my game screen. I can't see the top title bar to move it over, up or down. Anyone else on a wide screen laptop monitor having same problem?

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    I can't get to work either on any of my accounts, would post a picture but cant work out how to..... (Any Ideas?)

    [/ QUOTE ]

    This is a bug. We just have to wait for them to fix it. [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]
    Hmmm.... methinks the devs need to re-think the way they test these updates, as the current method seems to suck worse than gravity.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I can't get in at all [​IMG]( I hope they fix that.

    I've tried removing the '-r800x600' and'-w', even deleted the shortcut and created another but not working.

    Oh well, I better get on with some housework lol.
     
  12. Guest

    Guest Guest

    it took me 20 minutes to land but i'm in
     
  13. <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>


    They Missed one : Update No longer able to use windows mode [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    This is why I can't use full screen. I can't see the bottom portion of my game screen. I can't see the top title bar to move it over, up or down. Anyone else on a wide screen laptop monitor having same problem?

    [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]


    ME!!!!!!
     
  14. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>


    They Missed one : Update No longer able to use windows mode [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    This is why I can't use full screen. I can't see the bottom portion of my game screen. I can't see the top title bar to move it over, up or down. Anyone else on a wide screen laptop monitor having same problem?

    [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]
    There was a fix for this on the tech forum, but I have no idea if it will work with this update. Right click on the taskbar - from the pop-up, un-check the "Lock the Taskbar" option. It will now be free-floating and will re-appear when you 'bounce' your mouse on the bottom of the screen.
     
  15. When I do that it moves my game screen down. I can then see the top title bar but will view even less of the bottom, which i need to see.
     
  16. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    When I do that it moves my game screen down. I can then see the top title bar but will view even less of the bottom, which i need to see.

    [/ QUOTE ]
    You can move the screen (drag it) up with your mouse.
     
  17. snowboarder

    snowboarder Guest

    I have a widescreen laptop but i don't have this problem. The window launches in 1024x768 and my screen resolution is set to 1280x800 so i get the bottom of the screen to show by pushing the title bar off the top.
     
  18. my screen keeps bouncing down.
     
  19. <blockquote><hr>

    They Missed one : Update No longer able to use windows mode [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I thought they were making it so we couldn't use full screen?
     
  20. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    I can't get to work either on any of my accounts, would post a picture but cant work out how to..... (Any Ideas?)

    [/ QUOTE ]

    This is a bug. We just have to wait for them to fix it. [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]
    Hmmm.... methinks the devs need to re-think the way they test these updates, as the current method seems to suck worse than gravity.

    [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I thinks they are taking this beta thing to its limits, using the lets put it out there and see what happens testing thingy.
     
  21. Ok I found out the crash to desktop with resolution in the target is a bug! [​IMG]
    Likely not to be fixed this week, hopefully next...

    I've never been so happy to hear its a bug. lol
     
  22. UGH... the lag!! And I can't open any of my other accounts =( Will this be fixed soon?
     
  23. Guest

    Guest Guest

    next week? why not just reverse it until you figure it out? why do we have to wait a week? and where did that come from?
     
  24. <blockquote><hr>

    next week? why not just reverse it until you figure it out? why do we have to wait a week? and where did that come from?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Lee posted in another link .

    I agree, why not do a rollback. Seems that this is not the only bug to have come out of this last 'update' if you can call it that. Other posters have suggested that the lag wasn't fixed and since we (by that i mean the majority of users) can't use 800x600 as we would like, then just reverse this update and fix the issues instead of creating new ones.. As someone else said, isn't this what TC3 if for? Testing bugs before dragging them over to EA Land and upsetting everyone?
     
  25. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I know if they dont want to do a rollback, couldnt they tell us how to delete the latest update? Is that not possible? Next week is just ridiculous. We shouldnt have to wait until next for a fix on something especially when there are people who can't even log in to play. Now go ahead and close this thread on me too. lol
     
  26. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Well they didnt fix lag, Im laggy playing at home with one other.

    They broke jobs and windows mode.

    Least we have devs.
     
  27. mike1977

    mike1977 Guest

    No, you can't undo an update on your end.
     
  28. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    This is why I can't use full screen. I can't see the bottom portion of my game screen. I can't see the top title bar to move it over, up or down. Anyone else on a wide screen laptop monitor having same problem?

    [/ QUOTE ]Let me guess: 1280x800?

    I have that problem too, though it's more manageable on Vista, as I can just see the bottom of the title bar, and the bottom of the screen is visible through the taskbar.

    The best way to fix this problem is to right-click on your taskbar, select Properties, and then either check "Auto-hide the taskbar", or un-check "Keep the taskbar on top of other windows". Your window will now fit quite nicely.
     
  29. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Oh my! This lag is absolutely terrible!
     
  30. Guest

    Guest Guest

    It's too bad that it couldn't have been mentioned that it's a "bug" for the past two weeks it's been like this in TC3.
    (For those who seem to need this) Please don't get me wrong, I do NOT want my hand held to walk me through these issues.
     
  31. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>


    They Missed one : Update No longer able to use windows mode [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    This is why I can't use full screen. I can't see the bottom portion of my game screen. I can't see the top title bar to move it over, up or down. Anyone else on a wide screen laptop monitor having same problem?

    [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]
    There was a fix for this on the tech forum, but I have no idea if it will work with this update. Right click on the taskbar - from the pop-up, un-check the "Lock the Taskbar" option. It will now be free-floating and will re-appear when you 'bounce' your mouse on the bottom of the screen.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Or right-click on an empty space on your desktop and change the resolution. This will work as well.
     
  32. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    next week? why not just reverse it until you figure it out? why do we have to wait a week? and where did that come from?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Lee posted in another link .

    I agree, why not do a rollback. Seems that this is not the only bug to have come out of this last 'update' if you can call it that. Other posters have suggested that the lag wasn't fixed and since we (by that i mean the majority of users) can't use 800x600 as we would like, then just reverse this update and fix the issues instead of creating new ones.. As someone else said, isn't this what TC3 if for? Testing bugs before dragging them over to EA Land and upsetting everyone?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    It does work in window mode if you use 1024x768 in the target line instead of 800x600. I'm not on a widescreen monitor but I do have an advance graphics card that can handle up to 1280x1024 (is that what it is?) Anyway, I always play in 1024x768 and it works fine, even at the jobs. The print took a bit of getting used to, but since then I've been playing multiple accounts on it happily, even all of them on a group money object. People can try this and see if it lets them play in window mode as well?
     
  33. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Had these issues earlier, scrolled thru these posts and followed the advice given. Got in game and played happily, eventhough I saw some CC I bought wasn't from the good guys. Which is such a bummer. Logged out. Logged back in and now Im getting stuck at 100%. Surprise, surprise another problem to contend with... Anyone else having this problem? Is there a fix?
     
  34. <blockquote><hr>

    Had these issues earlier, scrolled thru these posts and followed the advice given. Got in game and played happily, eventhough I saw some CC I bought wasn't from the good guys. Which is such a bummer. Logged out. Logged back in and now Im getting stuck at 100%. Surprise, surprise another problem to contend with... Anyone else having this problem? Is there a fix?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    If you check the Messages from EA posts, you will see the supposed fix.
     
  35. <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    next week? why not just reverse it until you figure it out? why do we have to wait a week? and where did that come from?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Lee posted in another link .

    I agree, why not do a rollback. Seems that this is not the only bug to have come out of this last 'update' if you can call it that. Other posters have suggested that the lag wasn't fixed and since we (by that i mean the majority of users) can't use 800x600 as we would like, then just reverse this update and fix the issues instead of creating new ones.. As someone else said, isn't this what TC3 if for? Testing bugs before dragging them over to EA Land and upsetting everyone?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    It does work in window mode if you use 1024x768 in the target line instead of 800x600. I'm not on a widescreen monitor but I do have an advance graphics card that can handle up to 1280x1024 (is that what it is?) Anyway, I always play in 1024x768 and it works fine, even at the jobs. The print took a bit of getting used to, but since then I've been playing multiple accounts on it happily, even all of them on a group money object. People can try this and see if it lets them play in window mode as well?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    This is the problem, most ppl who are complaining about this, want to run windows mode in 800x600, not the standard 1024x768.
     
  36. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thanks for the response [​IMG]. I can play the game fine when I log in the normal way, its my shortcut that is not working properly. I could use my shortcut just fine after I took out the -w -r 800X600 part of it in the target. But I logged out and came back on and it gets stuck at 100% with the shortcut now. I saw Lees post for TC in March, but I'm hesitant to do that since the normal log in is fine and it states that is a temp fix. Thats for the info, I'm just going to go do something else till I hit the pillows [​IMG]
     
  37. TTL

    This is what I have in the "target" section of my client now, and it works:

    "C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims Online\TSOClient\TSOClient.exe" -w -r1280x800 "-CScity:EA Land"
     
  38. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    next week? why not just reverse it until you figure it out? why do we have to wait a week? and where did that come from?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Lee posted in another link .

    I agree, why not do a rollback. Seems that this is not the only bug to have come out of this last 'update' if you can call it that. Other posters have suggested that the lag wasn't fixed and since we (by that i mean the majority of users) can't use 800x600 as we would like, then just reverse this update and fix the issues instead of creating new ones.. As someone else said, isn't this what TC3 if for? Testing bugs before dragging them over to EA Land and upsetting everyone?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    It does work in window mode if you use 1024x768 in the target line instead of 800x600. I'm not on a widescreen monitor but I do have an advance graphics card that can handle up to 1280x1024 (is that what it is?) Anyway, I always play in 1024x768 and it works fine, even at the jobs. The print took a bit of getting used to, but since then I've been playing multiple accounts on it happily, even all of them on a group money object. People can try this and see if it lets them play in window mode as well?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    This is the problem, most ppl who are complaining about this, want to run windows mode in 800x600, not the standard 1024x768.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Yeah, but I guess I don't understand what the big difference is with a window in 800x600 instead of 1024x768. I've run both and I don't see much of a difference. I even have my TS2 icon set up to force window mode, so I've never understood why some people freak out over it so bad. [​IMG]
     
  39. PHREEKESIM

    PHREEKESIM Guest

    Ok, after the update I crashed to windows every time it reached 100%. I took the 800x600 out and it worked. I went to work right after and it said Free Accounts don't have access to work..... I've NEVER been a free account! I've been paying for this account for over 3 years (no breaks) and I have other much older accounts (almost beta). I'm sure this is also a glitch, but I wanted it to be known.
     
  40. <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    next week? why not just reverse it until you figure it out? why do we have to wait a week? and where did that come from?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Lee posted in another link .

    I agree, why not do a rollback. Seems that this is not the only bug to have come out of this last 'update' if you can call it that. Other posters have suggested that the lag wasn't fixed and since we (by that i mean the majority of users) can't use 800x600 as we would like, then just reverse this update and fix the issues instead of creating new ones.. As someone else said, isn't this what TC3 if for? Testing bugs before dragging them over to EA Land and upsetting everyone?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    It does work in window mode if you use 1024x768 in the target line instead of 800x600. I'm not on a widescreen monitor but I do have an advance graphics card that can handle up to 1280x1024 (is that what it is?) Anyway, I always play in 1024x768 and it works fine, even at the jobs. The print took a bit of getting used to, but since then I've been playing multiple accounts on it happily, even all of them on a group money object. People can try this and see if it lets them play in window mode as well?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    This is the problem, most ppl who are complaining about this, want to run windows mode in 800x600, not the standard 1024x768.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Yeah, but I guess I don't understand what the big difference is with a window in 800x600 instead of 1024x768. I've run both and I don't see much of a difference. I even have my TS2 icon set up to force window mode, so I've never understood why some people freak out over it so bad. [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    The difference is that you can see more of each of your windows when they are splayed out over the screen, they are not overlapping each other as much as if they are 1024x768, which is quite a lot bigger than 800x600.