Sims 2


Rocksaurus

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Patmian212 said:
I thought it was out for mac already, what are the min specs?
From Aspyr's site:

System Requirements:
# Operating System: Mac OS X 10.3.8 or later
# CPU Processor: PowerPC G4/G5
# CPU Speed: 1.2GHz or faster
# Memory: 256 MB or higher
# Hard Disk Space: 3GB free disk space
# Video Card (ATI): Radeon 9000 or better
# Video Card (NVidia): GeForce FX5200 or better
# Video Memory (VRam): 32 MB or higher
# Media Required: DVD Drive
 

macbaseball

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I'm always confused about this: Do the system requirements mean that it won't run unless the computer has those specs, or are those just reccommended specs. I want to buy it for my sister for her birthday, but I'm afraid it won't run...
 

JzzTrump22

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macbaseball said:
I'm always confused about this: Do the system requirements mean that it won't run unless the computer has those specs, or are those just reccommended specs. I want to buy it for my sister for her birthday, but I'm afraid it won't run...
Basically those are the required specs to run the game so it's playable. You might be able to get away with a 1 ghz machine if you have like a gig of ram and a higher video card. But don't count on it too much.
 

macbaseball

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JzzTrump22 said:
Basically those are the required specs to run the game so it's playable. You might be able to get away with a 1 ghz machine if you have like a gig of ram and a higher video card. But don't count on it too much.
Ok, thank you. I guess the 800 MHz iMac G4 just won't cut it.
 

thevessels

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im gonna give it a try on my 1ghz powerbook .. i have like 768mb of ram .. ill let you guys know how it runs

ive been waiting for the for a while ... :rolleyes:
 

JzzTrump22

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thevessels said:
im gonna give it a try on my 1ghz powerbook .. i have like 768mb of ram .. ill let you guys know how it runs

ive been waiting for the for a while ... :rolleyes:
Yea let us know because i'm interested if you will get by with that processor. Oh, btw, what video card do you have in that machine?
 

DavidLeblond

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Rocksaurus said:
Sims without a mouse? Ehhh....
I have the original Sims for the Gamecube and its great... I have no problems playing it without a mouse. They did a really good job with the control scheme for it.
 

jamdr

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A friend of mine has already recieved the game (no, he didn't pirate it, apparently the pre-ordered copies are already being sent out). I haven't played it yet, but he says it's really slow on his 2.5GHz PowerMac G5 with Nvidia 6800. The good news is that apparently there is an issue with just Nvidia cards and it should run faster on ATI cards. I really want to buy this game but I'm not going to if it won't be playable (like Doom 3). I'm actually considering upgrading my 1GHz eMac to the latest model with the 9600 video card just to play it--buy I wonder if that would even make much a difference. :(

Please post here when you get the game and let us know what your specs are and how well the game runs.
 

JzzTrump22

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I don't think most computers that meet the minimum requirements will have issues. I'm planning on running it on my PB in my sig. I think it will run well too.
 

Rocksaurus

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jamdr said:
A friend of mine has already recieved the game (no, he didn't pirate it, apparently the pre-ordered copies are already being sent out). I haven't played it yet, but he says it's really slow on his 2.5GHz PowerMac G5 with Nvidia 6800. The good news is that apparently there is an issue with just Nvidia cards and it should run faster on ATI cards. I really want to buy this game but I'm not going to if it won't be playable (like Doom 3). I'm actually considering upgrading my 1GHz eMac to the latest model with the 9600 video card just to play it--buy I wonder if that would even make much a difference. :(

Please post here when you get the game and let us know what your specs are and how well the game runs.
Yikes. Hope this isn't the case...
 

jaw04005

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Well, I have to turn the graphics quality down to medium in The Sims 2 (PC) with reflections off on my P4 3Ghz/1GB/128MB ATI 9800 SE to get a useable performance. So I don't imagine anything below a G5 with a nice ($$$) graphics card will run The Sims 2 "well."
 

TheGimp

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I've played it on a dual 1.8 w/ RAdeon 9800SE and 2GB ram. Framerate is terribly low (<15 FPS) with everything on medium or high at 1920x1200. Even at 800x600 with everything on medium, performance was visually choppy. I hate this game anyway, so I probably won't post again in this thread.
 

jimsowden

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joshuawaire said:
Well, I have to turn the graphics quality down to medium in The Sims 2 (PC) with reflections off on my P4 3Ghz/1GB/128MB ATI 9800 SE to get a useable performance. So I don't imagine anything below a G5 with a nice ($$$) graphics card will run The Sims 2 "well."
The same system (3ghz P4) will run it fine in OS X. *winking smiley face*
 

7254278

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I use to run it on a P4 1.8Ghz, 768MB Ram Nvidia Geforce 4 Ti 4200 128MB, it ran well with every thing on medium settings.
 

maelstromr

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TheGimp said:
I've played it on a dual 1.8 w/ RAdeon 9800SE and 2GB ram. Framerate is terribly low (<15 FPS) with everything on medium or high at 1920x1200. Even at 800x600 with everything on medium, performance was visually choppy. I hate this game anyway, so I probably won't post again in this thread.

Does anyone else find this to be ridiculous? Why do I suspect that you are the kind of person that expects 8058438 FPS or won't play a game? I can't believe that system wouldn't run the game very well, unless there is something majorly wrong with the computer.
 

StarbucksSam

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maelstromr said:
Does anyone else find this to be ridiculous? Why do I suspect that you are the kind of person that expects 8058438 FPS or won't play a game? I can't believe that system wouldn't run the game very well, unless there is something majorly wrong with the computer.
Yes, I find this to be ridiculous.
 

JzzTrump22

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I recieved my copy of the game today. I didn't touch any settings, all default from the install. I have to say i'm not dissapointed but not very impressed. I am getting ok fps. It looks a lot better then the original, thats for sure. I think if i had around a gig of ram it would perform beter. I think the only reason it's running ok is because of my high video card.
 

Freg3000

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I def. plan on buying this game even though I technically do not meet the 1.2 GHz requirement, but I think my souped up Dual 1 GHz MDD should perform admirably....right?

Scary how this thing is almost three years old. :eek:
 

sjw

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Eek I'm really worried now now.. I ordered it from amazon.ca just yesterday and I have a 1.2ghz iBook with 256mb RAM and a Radeon 9200 card...the bare minimum it seems :eek:

Should I just cancel my order now..? :confused:
 

frojas

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Sims 2 on an iBook 1GHZ

Has anyone tried running the game on a 1GHz iBook? I know that the processor is below the recommened specs but I still would like to know if the game is playable. If so how much RAM did you have? How did the game run? Was it playable? Was the performance so bad that the game became unenjoyable?

I have a 1GHz iBook with 768 MB and Ram and she would really l know if its worth even trying to buy the game.

Thanks
FR
 

StarbucksSam

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Mine is coming today. I have the 1.5 GHz PowerBook G4 with the 64MB Nvidia Geforce FX Go5200 and 768MB of RAM. I'll tell you how it is. Please bare in mind, however, that I am not incredibly picky when it comes to graphics, but if the game is sluggish I will certainly know and be able to tell you.