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Re: Can my macbook air play the sims4?

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Can my macbook air play the sims4?

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hello, Can my macbook air (mid 2011) run the sims 4?

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That's really on the low end of things, but I think it'll run the game on low. 

If you're planning on getting the game through Origin, it might be worth bearing in mind the Great Game Guarantee exists. If you launch the game and performance is unacceptable, then you can return the game for a refund, no questions asked. 

 

Be sure to check that your OS and chipset drivers are all up to date, too. 

 

Thanks. 

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@stupidlier123 Hey, if you click the Apple icon in the top left, then click "About This Mac" you will be able to see the specs for your machine. 

 

http://support.apple.com/en-ie/HT201581


You can then compare this to the minimum requirements for The Sims 4, which are below. 

 

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MINIMUM SPECIFICATION

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.
MEMORY: 4GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 10 GB of Hard Drive space

 

The "graphics" section on your Mac's About page will probably be the most important thing to check. If you're unsure, you can post the details from the overview here and we can check if your machine is up to the task. Please don't post the serial number though. 

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thx a lot!!

1.7 GHz Intel Core i5

4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3

Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB

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That's really on the low end of things, but I think it'll run the game on low. 

If you're planning on getting the game through Origin, it might be worth bearing in mind the Great Game Guarantee exists. If you launch the game and performance is unacceptable, then you can return the game for a refund, no questions asked. 

 

Be sure to check that your OS and chipset drivers are all up to date, too. 

 

Thanks. 

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Yosemite 10.10.1

1,3 GHz Intel Core i5

4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3

Intel HD Graphics 5000 1536 MB

 

I'm not really good in these types of things... Will Sims 4 run on my Macbook Air?

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I would also like to know that! Did you get an answer or find out yet?

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@meganduif A bit late now, but the answer for you will be substantially the same as for the original poster: your Mac is rather on the low end of things, but that shouldn't stop you from giving it a try: with the Great Game Guarantee, if the game doesn't run well enough for your taste, you can just get it refunded. Standard smile

 

@avfenia Could you share the specs of your computer or Mac?

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Yes of course i can sorry about that! 

 

MacBook Air Mid 2013 

Yosemite 10.10.3

1,3 GHz Intel Core i5

4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3

Intel HD Graphics 5000 1536 MB

 

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@avfenia I'm essentially going to give you the same answer as I did to the poster above. Your computer is on the really low end for a couple of settings such as the video card (you just have an integrated chipset) and the amount of RAM, but could probably run the game on low settings.

 

I'd say give it a try and if doesn't work to your liking, get a refund. Standard smile

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i have a mid 2011 macbook air and i no problem playing sims 4 + get to work

i have no lag when i play at min settings

 

my specs

1.7 GHz Intel Core i5
4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB

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