Sims 3 help

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by DanielleL, May 10, 2010.

  1. DanielleL macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2010
    I just got a macbook its 13 " and the white one and i also have sims 3 that i really wanna play im having alot of trouble installing im pretty sure my mac meets the expectation to the game.When i put the game in and click on the game the sims logo bounces than disapears instantly.I figured out how to get the installer to work but now it doesnt go past 3 out of 237. does anyone know how i can get this game to install
  2. PatrickCocoa macrumors 6502a

    Dec 2, 2008
    Sims 3 works fine for me, but I have a 21.5" iMac, so I can't tell what's wrong with your setup. Call up their support or talk to the place where you bought it.
  3. anairb macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2010
    File 3!!

    Omg- I am having the same exact problem! I am on a Macbook Pro (15-in running 10.5.8...)

    Last year when the game came out I had it installed and I was able to play it- and then I deleted it and now I am trying to install it again and it just keeps getting stuck on file three!! SOMEONE HELP US PLEEEEASEE....
  4. cdover macrumors member

    Mar 10, 2005
    Me too, except installation won't go past file 207 out of 237.

    I'm kinda annoyed because I really want to play. Plus, I've done this about 5 times, and now I've lost ~20GBs from my hard drive, and I can't find any Sims 3 files via Spotlight and manual searching.

    What the hell.
  5. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2009
    Assuming that your Macs meet the system requirements, it sounds like you may have defective discs.
  6. cdover macrumors member

    Mar 10, 2005
    I'm positive my Mac meets the system requirements. After running Disk Inventory X, I found that it had partially installed several times in several hidden folders in the Applications folder (i.e., it installs 4.6GB, then stalls).

    I guess I'll take the game back to Best Buy. Bummer. Thanks for the reply.
  7. sparklieflowers macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2010
    did you guys ever figure out how to fix it... cos i downloaded mine from the EA website, and it keeps getting stuck on file 550 or something and i've done it at least 5 times. please help me! im so frustrated. especially because i cant return it if it doesn't work. thanks!
  8. DanielleL thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2010
    i dont think its my game because i bought a new one and it did the same thing. i also tried it on my dads macbook and it still wouldnt work.i have no clue what is wrong with it
  9. RWB macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2008
    I'm having the SAME problem, it doesn't go past file 3, I played the game last year and it was working just fine, maybe it isn't compatible with snow leopard?

    help :confused:
  10. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2009
  11. Slayerboym88 macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2007
    New MBPs

    Sorry to drudge up an old thread, but how is the Sims 3 working on the new NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M with 256MB video cards? I'm thinking of upgrading from my current Black Macbook (Early 08) for law school.

    BTW, do you think 8GB RAM is worth the $340?
  12. Reventon macrumors 6502

    Jan 31, 2009
    Toronto, ON
    I have the GT 130 on my iMac and it works decently enough. However, if I set my graphics to high some of my custom installed cars don't show properly forcing me to use lower settings. Sims 3 also tended to crash randomly on higher settings too.

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