OS X Sims 3 keeps crashing! Please help!

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Irish94, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, basically my problem is that I'm trying to play sims 3 on my MacBook and it runs fine, up until I try to enter a lot/house/actually play the game. Then it just quits to desktop without any error message. The loading icon will appear for a few seconds then the game just closes.

    I have a MacBook Pro which I got in 2011 (so definitely not that old). I installed sims 3 on it back then and it played fine whenever I played it. Haven't installed any expansion packs. A few months ago I dropped my laptop and it's a little banged up. Nothing major. I just broke the cd rom, so I can't put any discs in my laptop. Obviously that meant I couldn't play sims. So I downloaded a no cd crack and tried to replace the files with that. That didn't work. So eventually I just bought an external USB cd rom, which I plug in to load discs. Sims worked up until I tried to enter a lot as described above.

    I figured maybe the crack file might have messed things up so I deletes it and uninstalled and reinstalled the game. Still no dice. Maybe I missed something? Please help me. It's beyond frustrating!!
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Everytime I've installed a crack my sims 3 doesn't work either. Try updating your crack file. That's probably the issue.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But if I deleted the crack and reinstalled the game with the disc, it should work regardless no?
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Yes it should. Typically though don't you need to have the disc in the machine? I'm trying to remember but its been a long time since I touched sims 3.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah you do. But since my computers cd rom is broken I'm using a portable USB one. It's just strange that reinstallation isnt fixing the crash...
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay I'm going to try an reinstall it again. Just to make sure I'm uninstalling it properly could anybody please give me a step by step uninstallation guide?
     

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