how is the sims 2 on the iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by memo90061, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. memo90061 macrumors 6502

    Jan 2, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    im not really a gamer but i do love to play the sims 2. how is the game on the iMac? is it fast? when i get an iMac i want to buy some expansion packs for it. the sims 2 is ok on my computer but when i have more than one expansion pack its super slow! does anyone here play the sims 2 on their iMac?
  2. rolex54 macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2007
    Houston, TX
    well it is not intel native so it would run through rosetta
    also many people are reporting that they cannot install it in leopard
  3. alam macrumors regular


    Mar 16, 2008
    Saudi Arabia
    i play the sims 2 on my mac
    and its perfect, and the speed is very fast, and there should be no problems at all ;)
  4. memo90061 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 2, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    do you have leopard? :O

    thanks for the replies! :D

    i cant wait to play the sims on a mac! its not so fast on my computer and i meet the requirements.
  5. NilVeres macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2008
    Haha, I, in collaboration with my family, own all the expansion packs. UNFORTUNATELLY they are for PC.

    Still, I love the game so much I am going to make a bootcamp partition just for it. My hard drive is more the sufficient and the only thing I need now is a copy of Windows for my use, which should arrive by tomorrow.

    I'd love to play them on the Mac side, which I am already in love (switched barely a week and a half ago), but I already bought something else that was not cheap at all. Plus I already have all the expansions.
  6. mslide macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2007
    My wife and I play sims 2 on our iMac, but via bootcamp. It runs great under windows. BTW, not all the expansions are available in Mac versions. Actually, maybe it's just some of the stuff packs that aren't available. I'd love to play it under OSX, but it seems like there are always issues with the Mac version, plus I already have a bunch of expansions for the PC version.
  7. Sdancott macrumors regular


    Mar 9, 2008
    Sheffield, UK
    I play sims 2 on my Al. Imac. Its perfect.

    I have 20" 2.0Ghz.

    Initially, lots of weird blue shapes kept littering the screen, even after i downloaded the patch for intel machines.

    However, after turning off Optimized rendering, it runs just perfect. no lag wotsoever.

  8. memo90061 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 2, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    yeah it would suck to buy all the expansion packs again for the mac. i dont have a copy of windows xp for when i buy an imac. ill have to get that. i cant wait to play the sims 2 on a fast computer!

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