Choppy/Lag issue for The Sims 2 (Mac version) on MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by lucky3killer, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. lucky3killer macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2007
    I had problem with little choppy and lagging when play The Sims 2 at medium setting at 1074 x 768, nothing is smooth at all time but tried played at 1280 x 800 and more choppy than 1074 x 768. I was just like ugh at Aspyr for doing a bad job with convert or developing from PC version.

    The Sims 2 is running so well on iMac with HD 2400 XT at medium/high setting with 1280 x 800 with very little choppy but more often in vacation and MBP made more worse in vacation, more choppy than sim's house.

    I don't understand that game isn't run so well on MBP, I hate to turn all to low but 8600m GT is supposed to performs better and Apple did underclock that.

    It's Mac version of The Sims 2

    MBP, 2.2 GHz, 2GB RAM, 120GB HDD and 8600m GT, OS is 10.5.1.
  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Sounds like you have the PPC version. Do you have the universal update? Sims 2 is originally made for PPC and need to be updated (free update) to run on intel macs.

    Go to or and search and you'll get this:

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