Will this mac run the sims 2/3/4?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by deetoxicity, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. deetoxicity macrumors newbie


    Dec 15, 2016
  2. BittenApple macrumors 6502a


    Nov 29, 2008
    under windows it will. not sure about the mac side of things
  3. Garrod, Dec 16, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2016

    Garrod Suspended


    Nov 13, 2008
    Here are the system requirements (macOS) for The Sims 2:

    Operating System: 10.9.5 (Mavericks), 10.10.5 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.12 (Sierra)
    CPU Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
    CPU Speed: 2.2 GHz
    Memory: 4 GB RAM
    Hard Disk Space: 10 GB
    Video Card (ATI): Radeon HD 3870
    Video Card (NVIDIA): Geforce 8800
    Video Card (Intel): HD 3000
    Video Memory (VRam): 256 MB
    Peripherals: Macintosh mouse and keyboard

    ...and The Sims 3:

    Mac OS X 10.5.7 Leopard or higher
    Intel Core Duo Processor
    2 GB RAM
    ATI X1600 or Nvidia 7300 GT with 128 MB of Video RAM, or Intel Integrated GMA X3100.
    At least 6.1 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB of additional space for custom content and saved games

    ...and The Sims 4:

    OS: Mac OS® X 10.7.5 (Lion)
    PROCESSOR: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz Processor or better
    VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce 320M, 9600M, 9400M,ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro or better. Video RAM of 256MB or better.
    HARD DRIVE: 10 GB of Hard Drive space
    INPUT: Keyboard and Mouse

    So you're pretty good to go with with all three of them. As for The Sims 4 though? Why not try the free demo of The Sims 4 (it's fully functional for 48 hours)? Where to get it? Why, here: https://www.origin.com/gbr/en-us/store/the-sims/the-sims-4/standard-edition

    If you've got a Boot Camp partition with Windows on it you should be fine with all three too.

    Hope this helps!
  4. deetoxicity thread starter macrumors newbie


    Dec 15, 2016
    Thanks guys! Sims 2 and 4 run perfectly on the mac side, the sims 3 was a little laggy so I ran it through windows on the bootcamp partition and it runs wonderfully!

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