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

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Re: [Mac] Issues playing on newer (post 2013) Macs

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Re: Unkown Error After Installing The Sims 3 Base Game?

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I tried the workaround and I'm still getting 'unknown error occurred' when I try and launch just the base game. I don't even get to the launcher. Do I have to uninstall then reinstall the game? Is there anything I can do to make it work?

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Re: Unkown Error After Installing The Sims 3 Base Game?


@AtopCloudNine wrote:

I tried the workaround and I'm still getting 'unknown error occurred' when I try and launch just the base game. I don't even get to the launcher. Do I have to uninstall then reinstall the game? Is there anything I can do to make it work?


@AtopCloudNine

 

Uninstalling and reinstalling won't work. The problem is the game is not compatible on your Mac if it is one of the ones listed. An uninstall and reinstall won't fix that, unless you try just the base game.



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Re: [Mac] Issues playing on newer (post 2013) Macs

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Hi, I saw this post today and I tried the steps you have posted.

The problem is, Sims 3 won't still work on my Mac.

It is a MacBook Pro 12,1 (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015), Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB.

Is there any solutions for this problem?

Thanks.

 

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Huge Let Down[Mac]

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Hello (im not new to sims)

 

Yesterday on december 25 i purchased sims 3 starter pack, sims 3 supernatural and pets. I downloaded them from origin since my mac does not have a CD drive because its a newer model. I was so excited to play and i downloaded all of my games and installed them, but when i tried to play the base game to see if it worked it was to my surprise that it was just stuck on sims loading page of the diamond that pops up after you hit play on the launch page.  I tried quitting sims and trying again but it would even close out. I had to force quit.  Every other time i tried to launch them game it would say "cannot play while game it running."  That doesn't even make since because i shut the game down and there is no way the game was running. I spent hours reasserting the problem and what i have concluded is that my computer is "too new" for the sims 3. I'm so disappointed because I've been playing the sims forever.Sims 3 is by far my favorite game.  Please tell me theres something I'm missing here and EA games does not sit on a throne of lies.

 

please and thank you,

 Reanna Ruddick   

 

@rruddick Unfortunately you are correct, the game is not compatible on newer Macs due to the graphics cards not being supported. I have moved your post to the stickied Mac thread specifically related to this issue. Please read the opening post for more information and a possible workaround - BluebellFlora

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My Sims 3 Game Won't Open[Mac]

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I just got a BRAND NEW imac for christmas and all I wanted to do was play sims 3. I installed it and all the expansion packs, but then when I go to the launcher, I hit play and it disappears, being replace with a small blue screen with a green plumbob in it, and it quickly disappears! I have looked up the problem on here and on google, and nothing seems to be working. Can someone, anyone, please help me!

 

@Bella_RoEll I have moved your post to the stickied Mac thread specifically related to post-2013 Macs. Please read the opening post and try the workaround (the game is not compatible on your Mac). If your iMac is not listed perhaps you could list your full specs. here? This may help come up with the relevant lines to add to the GraphicsCard and GraphicsRules.sgr file which in turn will help others Standard smile - BluebellFlora

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Re: [Mac] Issues playing on newer (post 2013) Macs

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I have a mid 2015 Macbook Pro 11,5 with AMD Radeon R9 M370X. I purchased the Sims 3 base game which came in a pack with a stuff pack and expansion pack. I purchased another 6 expansion packs and one world pack also yesterday as this is when I purchased the computer. They are all downloaded and installed. I tried to go through the steps and changed the GraphicsCards.sgr file. I also went through and changed one of the Expansion Pack files but it still won't load. Everytime I go to load the game launcher it says there is an update, I go yes to complete this every time but it still keeps saying there is an update. Then when I try to load the game from the launcher I just get a notification that says 'The game process cannot be started'.

Please Help !!!

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Sims 3 won't load on my macbook pro 13" (2015).

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Sims 3 won't load on my macbook pro 13" (2015). It is stuck on the loading screen (blue background, sims diamond with number 3). I have the High End Loft Pack and the Late Night Expansion Pack. Is Sims 3 incompatible with MacBooks? My friend has a Macbook Air and the same packs but it works for her?

 

@eleanorwright23 I have moved your post to the stickied thread relating to post-2013 Macs. Please read the opening post for further instructions - BluebellFlora

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Re: [Mac] Issues playing on newer (post 2013) Macs

@rozalouise

 

Manually update the game then check the GraphicsCards.sgr and GraphicsRules.sgr files again.

 

This is no guaranteed fix. Perhaps you can get a refund from EA? For customer services go here - http://help.ea.com/en/contact-us/new/

 

 



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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Re: [Mac] Issues playing on newer (post 2013) Macs

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I have a 2015 macbook pro and it doesn't work for Sims but what you describe is not why it doesn't work for me. My Sims 3 installed perfectly and it loaded the game to the past the blue screen. The problem is that for some reason it says that it cannot find the Sims 3 disc? I have the disc connected into my Superdrive which is connected to macbook via USB. 

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