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Sims 3 Won't Launch on Mac

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Sims 3 Won't Launch on Mac

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I recently downloaded sims 3 onto my mac through origin. Every time I go to open it, the launcher comes up, i press play, and then nothing happens. I tried opening it through origin but when I press play it just opens up the origin application again. I have looked at many threads with similar problems but nothing has worked. I have two expansion packs if that makes a difference. 

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@gkmabbott

 

Your Intel HD 6000 graphics are not supported so you need to add the details to your game. Please read this thread and follow the link for specific instructions - https://answers.ea.com/t5/The-Sims-Mac/CURRENT-ISSUE-The-Sims-3-Issues-playing-on-newer-post-2013-Ma...



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Re: Sims 3 Won't Launch on Mac

@gkmabbott

 

Origin is not required to play the game on a Mac so forget trying to launch it through there. Can you please provide more information about your Mac and game, instructions on the info needed here - https://answers.ea.com/t5/The-Sims-Mac/READ-FIRST-Sims-3-Mac-Help-Guides-and-Troubleshooting/m-p/475...



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



The Sims 3 Mac Help Thread - | - The Sims 4 Mac Help Thread -
- The Sims 3 Mac super patch 1.67 - | - Origin Reset Tool for Mac -
- I am not affiliated with EA in anyway -
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Here are more details on my mac. I'm not using any mods or running an antivirus. I have Island Paradise and Pets expansion packs installed. 

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@gkmabbott

 

Your Intel HD 6000 graphics are not supported so you need to add the details to your game. Please read this thread and follow the link for specific instructions - https://answers.ea.com/t5/The-Sims-Mac/CURRENT-ISSUE-The-Sims-3-Issues-playing-on-newer-post-2013-Ma...



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



The Sims 3 Mac Help Thread - | - The Sims 4 Mac Help Thread -
- The Sims 3 Mac super patch 1.67 - | - Origin Reset Tool for Mac -
- I am not affiliated with EA in anyway -
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It worked, finally! Thank you so much!

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how did u get it to work
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Re: Sims 3 Won't Launch on Mac

@shamstersham  Again, please let us know what you're trying to do and where it isn't working, including any error messages you see.  No one can help you unless you provide more information.

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