sims 2 performance is bad on intel macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by steviereeves, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. steviereeves macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2009
    Hi there
    i have an intel macbook 2GHz processor 512mb, 667MHz ddr2 sdram running tiger 10.4.11. I have sims 2 along with 4 expansion packs (open for business, university, nightlife and pets) and i have only a few bits of custom content installed and it runs annoyingly slow i can barely play it.

    i have put all the game settings to their lowest and makes no difference, is it all the expansion packs slowing it down or what?

    i have tried not having a lot of furniture or a lot of information in one screen but again no difference.

    if there is anything you think i can do to speed it up please let me know because it is unplayable right now

    thank you
  2. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2009
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    Sorry but it's the computer itself. I'm assuming it's a White MacBook you have. If so the graphics card isn't powerful enough for it.
  3. steviereeves thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2009
    ah that sucks, i have tried so many things such as the latest patch, the vSync cheat, and i have over 20 GB of space. is there any way i can get my computer faster?
  4. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    The Intel GMA950 is not supported by The Sims 2. It's simply not powerful enough to run the game at a playable level.

    There's nothing that can make your computer handle it better.
  5. andalusia macrumors 68030


    Apr 10, 2009
    Manchester, UK
    You guys are aware he's talking about the Sims 2 right?
  6. velocityg4 macrumors 601


    Dec 19, 2004
    That still does not really matter. The older Macbook still is a bit too slow for the Sims 2 GPU wise, the CPU is more than enough.

    That 512mb of RAM is not helping matters any. You may get some boost by upping the RAM though don't expect too much. Just for day to day use upping the RAM will be a big improvement for your laptop.
  7. djinn macrumors 68000


    Oct 4, 2003
    Exactly... you sure you guys aren't talking about Sims 3 that came out yesterday?
  8. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601


    Nov 19, 2007
    Georgia, USA
    Since you have an Intel MacBook, are you sure that you have installed the Sims 2 Intel patches? The Sims 2 was made for PowerPC, so if you have an Intel Mac, you must install the Intel patches for the game, along with all the expansion packs.

    That could be another reason why it's running really slow.
  9. coronel mustard macrumors member

    coronel mustard

    Nov 27, 2008
    Standish, England

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