Macbook air config for sims 3

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Heavenkittykat, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. Heavenkittykat macrumors regular

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    I just have a brief question. I'm a light user and I want to purchase a new MBA 13' base config with 4 GB RAM. Would this be good enough to play sims 3 smoothly?
     
  2. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    Lol, 2GB will be fine. 4GB is more than enough.
     
  3. FAsnakes macrumors regular

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    You should know i've played the Sims 3 for hours on end on my 11.6 Ultimate with no issues.
     
  4. FAsnakes macrumors regular

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    BTW - i just checked and that's on medium settings..
     
  5. LurchNC macrumors regular

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  6. The Final Cut macrumors 6502

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    No offense, but I can't stop laughing at the idea of basing a laptop purchase on The Sims 3.:cool:
     
  7. Heavenkittykat thread starter macrumors regular

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    thank you for the responses. I just placed my order for 13' MBA 4 GB 128 GB SSD 1.83 Ghz.
     
  8. Heavenkittykat thread starter macrumors regular

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    well the reason is because this is probably the most intensive program i would use.
     
  9. coochiekuta macrumors 6502

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    while im glad you can find enjoyment in this world, that game is awful. good luck.
     
  10. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    I am playing it now on my computer. Looks and works great...2GB, here. Looks like you decided on 4GB...it'd work even better then.

    Have fun with your new laptop!
     
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    Kauai macrumors 6502a

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    1. Many sites (Steam, Direct2Drive, Gamersgate) offer download purchasing directly from their sites.

    2. CD sharing with a computer that has a CD Drive; Or putting the install files on a USB stick.

    3. Less...legal ways. (Well, actually, if you own a physical copy of the game / purchased it in some other way, it's legal if just highly unreliable.)
     
  13. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    I have a SuperDrive.
     
  14. zstar macrumors member

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    Do you experience performance, lagging issues on your Air? I have a ultimate 13" air but have not gotten around to installing Sims 3 on it for fear it might be unplayable. This comes from a windows quad core PC I have that takes forever to load the game up. Makes me wonder what an Air has that can play a game my quad core PC can not run smoothly.
     

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