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mac install

by boxwood625

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mac install

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Been trying to install The Sims 3 multiple times on my new Macbook.   It was a new purchase and install.   It always gets to the same point on the install and freezes (usually with 43 seconds remaining).   Have tried to download and install many times.   Any ideas on why this is happening or how to fix it?


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Re: mac install

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In Origin go to Origin > Preferences > Advanced and click on Browse game installers. Delete any installers there then manually check for any installed files. Once you've done that try downloading again


Please bear in mind that Sims 3 is not compatible on newer Macs due to the graphics cards not being supported. See this stickied thread on post-2013 Macs -





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