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Sims 3 Won’t Launch on Mac

by briannang6
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Sims 3 Won’t Launch on Mac

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I downloaded origin and then purchased the sims 3 starter pack for mac and when i click to play it tells me the server can’t connect. My wifi is good, i have restated my mac, uninstalled and reinstalled both origin and sims, nothing works. What do I do???

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@briannang6  It sounds like you only installed the base game, not Late Night or High-End Loft Stuff, the packs that come with the Starter Pack.  The connection error you're seeing can be fixed, or it should just go away on its own if you install Late Night.  Click the Sims 3 icon in Origin, then choose More > Expansion Packs (for LN) or Stuff Packs (for HELS), scroll to where each pack is listed, and click Download.  If you don't see More, scroll down a bit—it's under the hours played number.

 

Once you've installed the packs, run the Super Patch (digital download version), as the launcher doesn't do a good job of patching on its own.

 

https://bluebellflora.com/sims-3-manual-super-patch-for-mac-1-67/

 

Then create an alias for Late Night in Applications\The Sims 3, alongside the alias for the base game:

 

https://bluebellflora.com/sims-3-packs-not-showing-as-installed/

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I don't work for EA. I'm just trying to help fellow players with their games.
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So, I'm having the same issue as well. I have done updates for the expansion pack and still nothing. I have deleted, and re-downloaded the sims, and still nothing. I just bought the sims 3 and it seems this issue will never fix. Please help.


@puzzlezaddict wrote:

@briannang6  It sounds like you only installed the base game, not Late Night or High-End Loft Stuff, the packs that come with the Starter Pack.  The connection error you're seeing can be fixed, or it should just go away on its own if you install Late Night.  Click the Sims 3 icon in Origin, then choose More > Expansion Packs (for LN) or Stuff Packs (for HELS), scroll to where each pack is listed, and click Download.  If you don't see More, scroll down a bit—it's under the hours played number.

 

Once you've installed the packs, run the Super Patch (digital download version), as the launcher doesn't do a good job of patching on its own.

 

https://bluebellflora.com/sims-3-manual-super-patch-for-mac-1-67/

 

Then create an alias for Late Night in Applications\The Sims 3, alongside the alias for the base game:

 

https://bluebellflora.com/sims-3-packs-not-showing-as-installed/


 

 

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@leidyens1  What packs have you installed?  Do you specifically get the license server error, or an unknown error, or something else?

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