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[CURRENT ISSUE] The Sims 3 - Issues playing on newer (post 2013) Macs

by Bluebellflora
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Re: I am losing my mind here[Mac]

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@susanmarden

 

Glad it's kind of working! I think the problem maybe because your Mac isn't very powerful and TS3 is a resource hog. In the GraphicsRules.sgr file try changing the Medium to Low in the 'seti CardLevel $cardLevelMedium' line.

 

Rules

 

In response to your EP question, another user couldn't run Late Night, Ambitions and Island Paradise but could run all the others ok. They were on a different Mac to you but still one of the affected ones.

 

Well done for getting this far, so many don't and I think it's because they don't quite edit the files properly or miss out a step.



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Message 11 of 209 (2,161 Views)

Sims 3 Keeps Freezing/Crashing on my Mac!

★★★★ Newbie

Hello! I recently re-downloaded the Sims 3 from Origin onto my 6-month old Macbook Air. When I opened the game to play it the first time, it allowed me to play for about 30-45 minutes and then randomly crashed. Now everytime I try to play, it tells me that I already have a game running (see attachment) even though I don't. I've force quit the Sims launcher, and I've reset my laptop, but nothing works! Please help this is so frustrating!!!

 

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Re: Sims 3 Keeps Freezing/Crashing on my Mac!

@madzisadinosaur

 

I have merged your post with this thread. Please read the opening post for help.



Using CC/Mods is at your own risk, EA are not responsible for making the game compatible with 3rd party content, the creator is. 



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- The Sims 3 Mac super patch 1.67 - | - Origin Reset Tool for Mac -
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Message 13 of 209 (2,142 Views)

[MAC] Sims 3 won't start!

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★★★★ Novice

I recently downloaded the sims 3 base game onto the computer and when I go to click on to play the game says that it cannot start the process when the game is running and to try again. I tried a how to that was on here and that didn't work either. Any ideas?

 

@layankeeta I am moving your post to the sticked help thread regarding newer Macs and the graphics card issue. Please follow the inks in the opening post and try the fix. BluebellFlora

Message 14 of 209 (2,112 Views)

Re: [Mac] Game stuck on blue start screen with plumbob

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I have the early 2015 13" Macbook pro. I can't get past the launch screen still, it gives me the error "Cannot start the process when the game is running. Please quit the game and try again” like everyone else. I've force quit, I've gone to Activity Monitor and quit, I've done the workaround for the graphics card, but it still gives me the same error every time. Is there any other way to fix this? Am I missing something I'm supposed to quit in Activity Monitor?

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Re: [MAC] Sims 3 won't start!

★★★★ Novice

 

layankeeta wrote:

I recently downloaded the sims 3 base game onto the computer and when I go to click on to play the game says that it cannot start the process when the game is running and to try again. I tried a how to that was on here and that didn't work either. Any ideas?

 

@layankeeta I am moving your post to the sticked help thread regarding newer Macs and the graphics card issue. Please follow the inks in the opening post and try the fix. BluebellFlora

 

@Bluebellflora Thank you, if this still doesn't work am I probably just doing something wrong or is there a slight possibility that it won't either? What if I just purchase a download could that work?


 

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Re: [MAC] Sims 3 won't start!

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@therorysong @layankeeta

 

There isn't any other fix apart from this one unfortunately. Purchasing a new download makes no difference, it's your Mac's graphics that aren't supported in the game.

 

In Activity Monitor look for anything with Sims 3, Transgaming or Cider in the name and go down the whole list.



Using CC/Mods is at your own risk, EA are not responsible for making the game compatible with 3rd party content, the creator is. 



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- The Sims 3 Mac super patch 1.67 - | - Origin Reset Tool for Mac -
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Message 17 of 209 (2,083 Views)

Just downloaded Sims 3 and it won't launch[Mac]

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★★★ Newbie

I just bought Sims 3, and have only been able to open it once - briefly - before it quit unexpectedly. When I try to open it in the launcher, it rather just quits itself or when I get to the opening menu and select 'play', it tells me I have to first quit my current game (when there is no game in the background).

 

I'm on a new Macbook Air. I've uninstalled/re-installed, force quit and restarted my computer many times. Any ideas? Thanks

 

@Bluebellflora  please and thank you in advance

 

 

@sarchat I'm moving your post to the stickied thread related to newer Macs. Please read the opening post and follow the links for a potential fix.

 

Message 18 of 209 (2,087 Views)

I cannot get Sims 3 to launch on my macbook air, please help!

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★★★★ Novice

I have not been able to get my sims 3 to launch. I don't have any expansion packs installed currently. I do not have a disk drive, but I was told that I could download the game through Origin, which I did. I also enabled to skip the launcher to see if that worked, but it did not. Here's all the information about my Mac

 

Version: OS X Yosemite 10.10.5

Processor: 1.6GHz Intel core i5

Memory: 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 6000 1536 MB

 

Someone please help! thank you!

 

@mkt0009 - I am moving your post to the stickied thread relating to post 2013 Macs which aren't supported in the game. Please try the workaround linked to in the opening post. BluebellFlora.

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Unkown Error After Installing The Sims 3 Base Game?

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★★★★ Novice

I recently got a new mac and I want to put the sims 3 on it. I have the disc versions but my new computer does not have a disc port. I registered all of my games so that they now appear in origin however after installing just the base game, I get the unknown error message. I have tried every solution I can find-uninstalling and reinstalling, deleting the com.transgaming folders-everything but nothing is working. How can I get my game to work?

 

@AtopCloudNine I've moved your post to the stickied thread related to new Macs. Please read the opening post for more information - BluebellFlora.

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