Sims (not Sims 2) on the new iBook

Discussion in 'Games' started by timmyb, Aug 7, 2005.

  1. timmyb macrumors 6502

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    The UK Mac magazine iCreate is offering the Sims (with 3 expansion packs) free with a subscription. I have decided not to get Sims 2 as it sounded it would perfom badly on the new iBooks. How will the Sims (version 1) run on the new iBooks (with 1GB RAM)?
     
  2. mattmack macrumors 6502a

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    I woud think it would run great. I think the original requirements were a 233 G3 and 2 mb of video ram. It performed well on my old G4 450 and runs very well on the dual G5. It was allright on my ibook 500, but a new ibook should chew through it without any problems. Also I never played the expansions just the original sims so I don't know how the expansions perform
     
  3. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

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    It should run fine.

    That is a great offer that iCreate are doing, it's a shame that I've already subscribed, because I could do with the Sims with extension packs. But thankfully I got Freeway Express free with my subscription :D

    ::20ROGERSC::
     
  4. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I ran the original Sims with a couple of the expansions on my old G3 iMac (500Mhz with 384MB RAM) and didn't have any major problems. The only issue was that things would get a little choppy if there were a lot of Sims on screen at a particular time. It was only a problem when I took one of my Sims off to one of the Community Lots, when they were in their actual homes it ran OK. I can't speak from firsthand experience of using it on an iBook, but as mattmack says the newer, better specced iBooks should run it perfectly well – especially as you've got it loaded up with plenty of RAM.
     
  5. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

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    I've seen it running on my freinds new iBook and it works great not slowdown or anything....so go for it!!

    SHadoW
     

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