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heartkinz17
9th Oct 2017, 5:53 PM
I downloaded SweetFX by brntwaffles on tumblr a few months back. My game ran 100% fine, but I didn't see a visual difference. The colors were dull like usual and it didn't do squat, despite all of the needed files being in the main game Bin folder.
So, I decided to download and install the mod again, putting all the files in the Bin folder as instructed to.
I don't know what happened, but I got an error message for a missing dll.
I decided to install the latest version of Direct X. Now the game will crash on startup.
I have Windows 10, no viruses, and no other visual mods.
Please help so I can play again with brighter colors :cry:

XtraSim
9th Oct 2017, 6:05 PM
waste of time using this makes the game actually look worse. you can't make a game with bad gfx from the start look better :deal:

heartkinz17
9th Oct 2017, 6:19 PM
I'm trying to delete the SweetFX so I can actually play. Says the folder is in use and other than Origin, nothing sims-related is open.

Apsalar
9th Oct 2017, 7:18 PM
Okay, you need to remove the SweetFX files, then repair the game, so any missing files are restored. Then the game should run fine.

heartkinz17
9th Oct 2017, 10:34 PM
The files won't delete.

mustluvcatz
9th Oct 2017, 10:57 PM
Have you closed Origin and tried to delete them? If not, try it. If you have done that, try closing everything that's open and restarting your computer. Then try deleting the files again.

Apsalar
9th Oct 2017, 10:59 PM
The files won't delete.
The folder is most likely set to read-only. Right-click on the Bin folder and choose Properties and untick the read-only box. You can tick it back on after you've repaired the game.

Lyralei
11th Oct 2017, 2:17 PM
Moved to help! :)

heartkinz17
11th Oct 2017, 3:17 PM
I got it fixed thx

AnataWaBoo
21st Jun 2018, 8:05 PM
Idk if anyone will ever reply to this- but I have a similar issue. I get into the game and selected current household to play, but then it sent me back to the world selector with a message. It read: "The game failed to load. Error Code: 123:9d5d0e8f:b1d302d. It is recommended you relaunch the game.". I have repaired my sims game about nine times, taken out every single mod, and tried watching youtube videos, but the same shit keeps happening. I am on the verge of just chucking my monitor out of the window. Someone... I beg of any smart person... please help me fix m game.

Keren
21st Jun 2018, 9:20 PM
Idk if anyone will ever reply to this- but I have a similar issue. I get into the game and selected current household to play, but then it sent me back to the world selector with a message. It read: "The game failed to load. Error Code: 123:9d5d0e8f:b1d302d. It is recommended you relaunch the game.". I have repaired my sims game about nine times, taken out every single mod, and tried watching youtube videos, but the same shit keeps happening. I am on the verge of just chucking my monitor out of the window. Someone... I beg of any smart person... please help me fix m game.

http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=613506

chiakyn
26th Jun 2018, 2:55 PM
I use reshade instead of sweetfx as it is much easier and you're able to manage it while in-game (with adding/removing new effects and stuff) I personally think reshade is better (and dw it includes effects from sweetfx in it too aswell as it being install file so you don't need to manually do everything)

all you have to do is bassicly run the reshade program once installed then select the game exe file from game folder and reshade will do the rest. (you'll also be asked if you want to download the shaders/effects and textures and then press yes on it and then a window will pop up where you can check in which ones you want to install and hit ok and then once it's done the "original reshade window" will say something like changing it's options or whatever it says anyhow whatever it says there if you click it you can change or see where the shaders, textures, etc. (+ ofc screenshot folder) is located. (and yes they will add their own screenshot usage with bmp format which is raw/uncompressed -> resulting in better image quality than normal screenshots)

If you're interested in using reshade & have it installed. Then just use Shift+F2 while in-game to see the reshade window where you add presents, effects, etc. and also see it taking effect while you do it in-game. (aswell as settings where you can add in a hotkey for active/inactive reshade whenever you want and other things like screeshots, etc.)

You can get reshade here. (https://reshade.me/)
Also here's what the "Reshade window" will look like in-game (in windowed fullscreen mode) (https://i.imgur.com/tRgaSKG.png) (and I don't even have all the effects downloaded, I only got the effects I choose to download during install so it obviously it dosn't show all the effects you can have)


As for the sweetfx folder problem thing. Best is to either just remove the sweet fx files from the folder itself then repair the game from origin or just completly uninstall the game, remove the folders and reinstall again. And don't worry even if you repair/uninstall/reinstall again you'll still keep your documents ea folder where your saves, mods, screenshots, etc. is so dw!