OS X Can I run The Sims 3 for Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Braders88, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. Braders88 macrumors newbie

    Braders88

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    #1
    Hello MacRumors community,

    I was having a clear out of my cupboards the other day and happen to come across an old classic, The Sims 3!
    After reading the box I was surprised to see that it supports Mac!
    I am a little skeptic as to installing it, I am currently running OSX Mavericks with an early 09' built iMac.
    I have read machines running Maverick OS seem to be having some graphical issues...

    The specs are as follows;
    2.93 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    4 GB 1067MHz DDR3
    NVIDIA GeForce GT120 256MB

    Can anyone confirm that I will be able to run this game with settings maxed out?

    A final note, I read that the Sims 3 contains Adware or other types of sneaky spying tools from EA, is this true? (Information gathered from a quick Google search). Would it still be safe to install?

    Thank you all for your responses!
     
  2. blasto2236 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd imagine you will be fine. It runs like a dream on my mid-2011 iMac with roughly the same specs as yours.
     
  3. LOLZpersonok macrumors 6502a

    LOLZpersonok

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    Your processor surpasses the requirement, but the rest of the computer seems to be at or around the minimum requirements. You can run it but I wouldn't expect really high graphics or amazing performance. The Sims 3 for Mac is more demanding than its Windows counterpart, and from my experience, it does not perform as well due to something I can't remember off the top of my head.
     
  4. Zellio macrumors 65816

    Zellio

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    I believe it uses open gl 1.4 or 1.2 which doesn't perform well.
     

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