OS X How to run The Sims for Mac on OS X

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  1. opheliapolly macrumors newbie

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    I have a copy of The Sims Complete Collection for Mac but it will not install on my Mac OS X. When I click on the icon it says "You can't open the application The Sims Complete because PowerPC applications are no longer supported."

    Is there anyway to run this game on my Mac... Help! :/
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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    You need a version of OSX that has Rosetta. The last was 10.6.8
     
  3. opheliapolly thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Doomed, probably not. But the old Sims won't run.
     
  5. opheliapolly thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there a way to download Rosetta for the current os I have?
     
  6. flottenheimer macrumors 65816

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    If you want to play Sims 3 install Origin and buy+download it now.
    It is on sale —and seriously cheap— right now.

    Did I mention that you need to act —now—? : )
     
  7. ic0968 macrumors newbie

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    SIMS 3 Memory

    Hi,

    I have a MBP (mid 2012), i5 with 8gb and 500hdd.

    I'm told the default memory usage is 2gb, but this can be increased to 4gb (or 50% of the amount of memory which is in the MBP)

    How do I adjust this setting on my MBP?

    Any help gratefully received...........
     
  8. bmac89 macrumors 6502a

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    If you really want to play it you could install Snow Leopard on a separate partition. It only costs $25 to buy Snow Leopard DVD from Apple.

    Also Sims 2 complete is available for mac and will run on the newer OSX.
     
  9. Figwit macrumors newbie

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    The Sims 2 Super Collection works beautifully on the Mac. There is another thread here on this board where an Aspyr representative talks about how they updated it to make it work so smoothly.

    It is cheap enough for the whole set that was available on the Mac and you will get the enhanced version as well. Don't forget to call by Aspyr and pick up Body Shop (for free) as well.

    If you want to add mods you might find this posting at Mod the Sims helpful as the folder you need is hidden (scroll down to Muridae's post).
     
  10. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    No chance. Apple a truly awful at providing legacy software support.
     

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