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

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

    southaltan wrote: »
    Another one i was looking at —
    Upgraded 2011 13.3" Macbook Pro
    * 2.8GHz Core i7
    * 8GB Ram
    * 750GB Hard Drive
    * A fresh copy of macOS Sierra has been installed
    * The battery functions normally and does hold a charge (very low cycle count of 64)
    * A 60 watt charger is included
    * Cosmetically, this item is in excellent condition with very few signs of wear

    Intel HD 3000 with 348mb of drr3 sdram

    I'd say no to that one as the Intel HD 3000 struggles with the game. The other one would perform better :)

  • Re: Thread for new members to post their Sims 3 game issues

    Everything @igazor said, MacBook Airs are great for what they are designed for but gaming absolutely isn't one of them.
    Mac Air is not designed to run this game and you do have integrated graphics which may have trouble running this game regardless of having the video card recognized by the game. My card is newer than the game. It is not in the sgr files bit still runs the game and meets requirements. I play on PC. @igazor plays on Mac and is better suited to answer you.

    That right there highlights the issue with unsupported Intel cards with certain CPUs stopping the game from loading at all on a Mac. Where Windows users will get the video card not recognised error but the game will still load, Mac users don't get anything and the game will not load. The earliest affected Macs are listed on my website. Never suppose the Mac version of the game performs at all like the Windows version, they're as different as chalk as cheese. That's why the lines must be added to the .sgr files.

    Windows version=natively written, Mac version=horrible Cider wrapper.
  • Re: Thread for new members to post their Sims 3 game issues

    igazor wrote: »
    RansomAce wrote: »
    I have a Mac that is running 10.12.5 Sierra and I just got Late-Night, Generations, and Seasons (Which I think is the root of my problems as it's warning message to uninstall was different) for my game which is just Base, Supernatural, and Pets. Well, I cannot get past the startup screen. It stays up for 10 seconds or so and then crashes with the message of "Unable to start game" and "Service initialization failed (0x0175dcbb)". does anyone know of a way around this because I cannot find anything with my google-fu
    Hi there. You're almost in the right place, the TS3 Mac Discussions board is practically next door.

    I believe this is equivalent to the Unknown Error that El Capitan, Sierra, and High Sierra users are getting and the renegade EP in this case is LateNite. The fix is here.
    https://answers.ea.com/t5/The-Sims-Mac/CURRENT-ISSUE-Unknown-Error-issue-in-Sims-3-in-El-Capitan-Sierra/m-p/5725514#U5725514

    And here.
    https://bluebellflora.com/2017/01/02/sims-3-unknown-error-fix-el-capitan-sierra-late-night-ambitions-related

    @BluebellFlora should probably confirm for us that this is the same issue as the Service Initialization one.

    It's not exactly the same issue but the Unknown Error fix can sometimes resolve it. Manually applying the 1.67 patch sometimes fixes it too. You're absolutely right though, Late Night is the demon in the mix here so the fix will need to be applied regardless.

    You will also need to apply the fix to get Late Night to show up in your Applications > The Sims 3 folder and in the Seasons pack folder (because Seasons is the most recently released pack you have installed).
  • Re: - Can my Mac run The Sims 4? Answers can be found here -

    You're welcome :) It's really important to remember though that whilst your Mac may meet the minimum requirements, the graphics may have to be set to low and there's no accounting for how well it will fair with the introduction of future EPs. Integrated graphics (all MacBook Airs, 13" MacBook Pros, current entry level 15" MacBook Pro, all Mac minis and entry level 21" iMacs) never perform as well as dedicated graphics.
  • Re: Should I stop playing the sims?

    aob wrote: »
    I'm quite clueless about computers and macs and how they work, so I need your advice and help.
    These are my mac specs (is that what it's called? I'm not sure) :

    Processor 1.3 GHz Intel Core i5
    Memory 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3

    I have a good amount of CC, and all the expansion packs, all the game packs, and most of the game packs.
    I'm scared that my mac won't be able to run the sims anymore if I keep playing, and I'm even more scared that my mac will die due to the sims. I'm so clueless about all this stuff, so pleeease help me. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? Or should I just uninstall my game altogether?
    Thanks!

    The Sims won't kill your Mac but if you're on a laptop and don't allow air to circulate underneath then it will get very hot and you will probably shorten it's lifespan. You haven't provided very much information but as you have a low powered processor I'm guessing your Mac probably has pretty underpowered integrated graphics too. And 4Gb RAM is on the low side too.

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