More SIMS3 Installation BS!

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by The Blob, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. The Blob macrumors newbie

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    OK, G5 IMAC, 2GB ram, 10.5.7 Leopard.
    Place in SIM3 CD, double click the icon, SIMS installer window appears, double click installer icon, Message (in mac window): You can't open the application "Sims 3 Installer" because it is not supported on this architecture (...sucker!).
    Yippee.
    What's the deal on that one?
    Only freaking Intel processor compatible?

    BR. The Blob.
     
  2. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

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    It's a Cider-wrapped game, not a true port. As such, it is only supported on Intel machines. Check the system requirements before you buy Mac games, since a large percentage of them are not true ports.
     
  3. Cabbit macrumors 68020

    Cabbit

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    Clearly stated on the box.

    Your CPU and GPU are not on the minimum requirements never mind the architecture differences and requirement for a dual core CPU.
     
  4. The Blob thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the replies.
    Yeap, now you mention it, there is a mention of that hidden at the bottom on the back of the box, albeit in 2pt text - 40% black! Totally unreadable under the plastic cover!
    Bought it as a birthday present to my daughter: She's real sad.
    I'm furious.

    Thanks again for the replies.
     
  5. Cabbit macrumors 68020

    Cabbit

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    Before disappointing your daughter in the future if you can read the text on the back ask a store employee or google search the system requirements(on your phone if need be).
    Do not try to blame everyone else but yourself for not checking the system requirements, especially with that being such a old computer and your wanting to run a brand new game on it.
    You obviously know enough about your computer to write down its specifications, it is only a side step to match the specification with the requirements for the game.
     

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