JANUARY 11 - It's Patch Day for The Sims 4 on PC/MAC! Check out whats fixed.

- Can my Mac run The Sims 4? Answers can be found here -

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  • anniechristiina13anniechristiina13 Posts: 6 New Member
    > @BluebellFlora said:
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    > Hi. Can someone please help answer my question about Mac Mini running sims 4 with expansion using Intel Iris? I posted this question earlier in this thread but it seems to have been ignored..?
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    > Thankyou to anyone who doesn’t ignore me this time.
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    > Have you posted the exact year, model and OS of your Mac mini? Full specs please - Processor/Graphics/RAM etc.


    Sorry, the specs as as follows. Thankyou @BluebellFlora for responding I really appreciate it!

    2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz) with 3MB on-chip shared L3 cache
    1TB (5400-rpm) hard drive
    8GB of 1600MHz LPDDR3 memory
    Intel Iris Graphics

    As for the year it would just be the one currently advertised on apple's website. I can't post a link as I am not allowed to but it is the middle tier mac mini that is currently on apple's US website for $699 ($1049 here in Australia..) I would go for the highest tier one at $999 in the US but here in Australia that model is $1499 and I just can't afford that much to be honest with you.

    The OS would be the most current as I would update it to be so. Hope this is helpful! Thanks again!

    Annie (:
  • BluebellFloraBluebellFlora Posts: 6,885 Member
    > @BluebellFlora said:
    > anniechristiina13 wrote: »
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    > Hi. Can someone please help answer my question about Mac Mini running sims 4 with expansion using Intel Iris? I posted this question earlier in this thread but it seems to have been ignored..?
    >
    > Thankyou to anyone who doesn’t ignore me this time.
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    > Have you posted the exact year, model and OS of your Mac mini? Full specs please - Processor/Graphics/RAM etc.


    Sorry, the specs as as follows. Thankyou @BluebellFlora for responding I really appreciate it!

    2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz) with 3MB on-chip shared L3 cache
    1TB (5400-rpm) hard drive
    8GB of 1600MHz LPDDR3 memory
    Intel Iris Graphics

    As for the year it would just be the one currently advertised on apple's website. I can't post a link as I am not allowed to but it is the middle tier mac mini that is currently on apple's US website for $699 ($1049 here in Australia..) I would go for the highest tier one at $999 in the US but here in Australia that model is $1499 and I just can't afford that much to be honest with you.

    The OS would be the most current as I would update it to be so. Hope this is helpful! Thanks again!

    Annie (:

    You should be fine but may need to keep graphics options low :)
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  • anniechristiina13anniechristiina13 Posts: 6 New Member
    Okay thankyou kindly @BluebellFlora

    I really want to be able to run sims 4 with expansions and cc on high or even ultra. What mac would you recommend to be able to do this? You can recommend an iMac or a Macbook either is fine, or one of each if you are feel like it. And don't worry about a budget as I will just have to save for it over the next few years so price isn't a problem.

    Thankyou in advance!
  • Tremayne4260Tremayne4260 Posts: 2,845 Member
    iMacs will be your best bet as they are the desktop computers and run Sims 4 very smoothly on high settings. Remember to also get extra RAM as that will help your Mac run more smoothly.
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  • BluebellFloraBluebellFlora Posts: 6,885 Member
    Okay thankyou kindly @BluebellFlora

    I really want to be able to run sims 4 with expansions and cc on high or even ultra. What mac would you recommend to be able to do this? You can recommend an iMac or a Macbook either is fine, or one of each if you are feel like it. And don't worry about a budget as I will just have to save for it over the next few years so price isn't a problem.

    Thankyou in advance!

    iMacs are desktop machines but use mobile hardware so are essentially glorified laptops. They're great but nothing compared to a Mac Pro or the new upcoming iMac Pro which have proper desktop CPUs and GPUs. You want 16Gb RAM, a dedicated GPU and ideally an i7 CPU.

    If you want to future proof yourself (always a good idea) then go for the top end 15" MacBook Pro with the AMD Radeon Pro GPU with 4Gb RAM for a laptop. Or desktop go for the current top end 21" or any of the 27" iMacs. But if you're looking at not getting one for a few years then come back when you're ready to buy and we can see what Apple will be offering :)
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  • anniechristiina13anniechristiina13 Posts: 6 New Member
    > @BluebellFlora said:
    > anniechristiina13 wrote: »
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    > Okay thankyou kindly @BluebellFlora
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    > I really want to be able to run sims 4 with expansions and cc on high or even ultra. What mac would you recommend to be able to do this? You can recommend an iMac or a Macbook either is fine, or one of each if you are feel like it. And don't worry about a budget as I will just have to save for it over the next few years so price isn't a problem.
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    > Thankyou in advance!
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    > iMacs are desktop machines but use mobile hardware so are essentially glorified laptops. They're great but nothing compared to a Mac Pro or the new upcoming iMac Pro which have proper desktop CPUs and GPUs. You want 16Gb RAM, a dedicated GPU and ideally an i7 CPU.
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    > If you want to future proof yourself (always a good idea) then go for the top end 15" MacBook Pro with the AMD Radeon Pro GPU with 4Gb RAM for a laptop. Or desktop go for the current top end 21" or any of the 27" iMacs. But if you're looking at not getting one for a few years then come back when you're ready to buy and we can see what Apple will be offering :)

    Thankyou so much for this info. You have really helped me alot and I truly appreciate it! I will definitely come back when I have funds to work with. Have an awesome day and thankyou again!! (:
  • oopsdaiesoopsdaies Posts: 28 New Member
    Hello! I was wondering if my MacBook - which has Get to Work, Get Together, and Parenthood - could also run City Living, Outdoor Retreat, and Vampires.

    Here are the specs:

    MacBook Pro, 13-inch, Mid 2012

    Processor: 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7

    Memory: 8 GB

    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB
  • oopsdaiesoopsdaies Posts: 28 New Member
    ^version 10.12.6
  • TMUTAYLEETMUTAYLEE Posts: 4 New Member
    Hi, I'm hardcore struggling with choosing the right computer for the sims 4. I want to be able to play on high settings, and maybe even ultra. I have expansion packs, and also use mods & custom content.

    I currently have a MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2014) Here are the specs:

    Processor: 1.4 GHz Intel Core i5
    Memory: 4GB 1600 MHz DDR3
    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000 1536 MB

    (Obviously the game is not able to run on high graphics; only low-medium on a good day.)

    I am going off to college this year and my mom wants me to have an apple computer. Preferibly a laptop to take to class. I am not looking to spend $2,000+ on a laptop.

    I am looking at 2 MacBook Pro's on amazon:

    1. MacBook Pro (15.4-inch, Mid 2014) with Retina display

    Processor: 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7
    Memory: 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L
    Graphics: Intel Iris Pro and NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
    OS X Yosemite


    2. MacBook Pro (15.4-inch, 2012) with Retina display

    Processor: 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7
    Memory 8GB DDR3 RAM
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1GB
    Mac OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion

    *IS IT WORTH SPENDING THE EXTRA MONEY FOR #1?
    *WHAT GRAPHICS SETTINGS AM I ABLE TO USE FOR EACH LAPTOP?

    THANK YOU !!!!
  • BluebellFloraBluebellFlora Posts: 6,885 Member
    edited January 9
    @TMUTAYLEE

    You are not going to be able to play on either of those Macs on High or Ultra settings without lag, especially if you have a lot of add on packs installed into the game.

    You need to be realistic. If you're getting a Mac and you want it to play any kind of game on high settings then you need to spend the money on a newer 15" MacBook Pro with the dedicated graphics for a laptop or 27" iMac for a desktop. The ones you have listed are old machines with old hardware in them, presumably second hand? The first one has 16Gb RAM, always preferable to 8Gb. It has a slightly better NVIDIA graphics card but you haven't stated how much VRAM it has - 512Mb, 1024Mb?

    I have upgraded from the second one you listed but without Retina, to the current 15". My old one was fantastic, still is. And the graphics in game looked fantastic as I had all settings on high. It did start to lag though during actual gameplay and I had to download and install the NVIDIA driver rather than use Apple's built in one which is always risky as it's not normal practice on a Mac.

    If you don't want to spend over 2k but want a machine for gaming then you need to get a PC.
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  • TMUTAYLEETMUTAYLEE Posts: 4 New Member
    Thanks for the feedback, saved me the hassle of buying a plum computer
  • BluebellFloraBluebellFlora Posts: 6,885 Member
    TMUTAYLEE wrote: »
    Thanks for the feedback, saved me the hassle of buying a plum computer

    It's not a plum computer, Macs age much better than Windows PCs and hold their value well. It's just an older one. And I would always be wary of buying a second hand one unless I knew it's provenance.

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  • TMUTAYLEETMUTAYLEE Posts: 4 New Member
    > @BluebellFlora said:
    > TMUTAYLEE wrote: »
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    > Thanks for the feedback, saved me the hassle of buying a plum computer
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    > It's not a plum computer, Macs age much better than Windows PCs and hold their value well. It's just an older one. And I would always be wary of buying a second hand one unless I knew it's provenance.

    Yea I understand. I have a great laptop that I can take to college, if anything ill wait to buy one of the newer ones. I'd rather have low-medium graphics than buy a windows; just personal preference aha. Thanks again!
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