The Sims 3 running slow on Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by GSMiller, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. GSMiller macrumors 68000


    Dec 2, 2006
    I've been trying to play The Sims 3 on my iMac but the performance of the game is significantly less when compared to how the game ran on Leopard. This is the first time I've tried playing the game after upgrading, and the load times of the game are slow and the video is very choppy, why the sudden change after upgrading to a supposed "leaner" version of OS X? Has anyone else had the same problem?

    My specs:

    2.16GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 500GB HDD (with 250GB free), 2GB RAM, 256MB ATI Radeon X1600
  2. masterofbuckets macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2009
    Have you tried reinstalling the game ? Or maybe the OS ?

    There is a chance that if you did an 'upgrade' from Leopard, the drivers may have had a case of dementia :eek:

    Try turning down the resolution in addition to turning down the detail settings. Is your Mac running too hot ? You can download smcFanControl ( ) to increase fan speed.

    Hope this helps.
  3. waloshin macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Yes same here it's because it's a Cider port, not natively ran on Mac osx.

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