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Petition for EA to release the "Create-A-World -- BETA" tool on the Mac platform.

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  • WillH789WillH789 Posts: 6
    edited December 2009
    Signed!
  • SpritethSpriteth Posts: 2
    edited December 2009
    Signed!
  • MissKaitMissKait Posts: 13
    edited December 2009
    Signed!
  • upntheclouds123upntheclouds123 Posts: 3
    edited December 2009
    signed.
  • mlecmlec Posts: 1
    edited December 2009
    Signed!
  • Joseph8Joseph8 Posts: 3
    edited December 2009
    Signed!!
  • Raynor_EXRaynor_EX Posts: 2
    edited December 2009
    Signed! This is ridiculous, and I feel like I'm being discriminated based on my operating system... Geez...
  • RachelLovesRachelLoves Posts: 9
    edited December 2009
    Signed!
  • AlexRoz9AlexRoz9 Posts: 309 New Member
    edited December 2009
    EA always leaves mac out. First the patch then this? What else will we be left out of?
    It's not even that we get stuff second, psiyoshster, it's that we're not getting Create-A-World--BETA at all that annoys me. The patch is a really unfair comparison to CAW--BETA though, because EA intended to have it (the patch) ready for Win/Mac simultaneously; the fact that it wasn't ready is another debate entirely, and I could easily devote a whole thread to that, as well as to the fact that it seems to have "broken" as many games as it "fixed," and that Win/Mac users are both having problems with it. CAW--BETA in contrast, is at least labeled as a "beta" so I know to expect bugs, and unlike the patch which EA at least attempted to launch simultaneously for Win/Mac, EA isn't even trying to launch CAW--Beta for the Mac, not even a week late like the patch. It's the fact that EA is acting as if Mac users have no desire for the CAW tool that bothers me.
    Raynor_EX wrote:
    Signed! This is ridiculous, and I feel like I'm being discriminated based on my operating system... Geez...
    That makes two of us Raynor_EX. I initially defended EA's use of Cider on the grounds that it should've put an end to missing EPs, SPs, and add-on tools, but here we are, missing a major add-on tool, beta or otherwise. I hate to admit it, but I feel like I'm being ripped off here. I still don't see a valid reason as to why EA can't drop CAW--BETA into Cider for Mac users.

    Finally, Create-A-World--BETA comes out for the PC tomorrow; I encourage people to continue signing this, so that EA employees (such as the SimGurus) will hopefully see it and pass our request along to the appropriate people. EA is supposedly looking for feedback on the Create-A-World--BETA tool as they continue to improve it, and I think we're giving them some of the most constructive criticism possible in this thread, which is that they need to come up with a Mac version. Remember, if you can, contact Mac and/or Technology blogs about this (e.g. TUAW,) and use the "Tip Us" feature so we can try and get this issue some press, if you use Twitter, FaceBook, or a similar site, it wouldn't hurt to add some information there as well. What's more, I would really like it if this was going strong tomorrow when CAW--BETA is released for the PC; the more attention this issue gets, the more likely EA is to resolve it. It would be really nice if we could get some new signatures on the day that the CAW--Beta tool is released for the PC. I really feel like EA is ignoring us, and I'm not happy about that at all. On the positive side, this thread has 1,398 views, so at least we know that it's getting some attention. Again, thank you everyone for your support, and please continue to keep this thread alive, and to show EA that we want a CAW--Beta tool as well.
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  • CameronBinghamCameronBingham Posts: 20 New Member
    edited December 2009
    Signed.

    It's actually quite ridiculous.
    We paid the same amount for The Sims 3.
    We paid the same amount for The Sims 3 World Adventures.
    We paid the same amount for any The Sims Store credits.

    Why should we pay as much but only get half the features Windows computers do?
  • simbilN99simbilN99 Posts: 273 Member
    edited December 2009
    :mrgreen: signed
  • darkdevil95darkdevil95 Posts: 1
    edited December 2009
    signed :mrgreen::D
  • Sammyseal127Sammyseal127 Posts: 14
    edited December 2009
    Signed!
  • residentevil24residentevil24 Posts: 82
    edited December 2009
    I sign!

    Although, working with this tool on Parallels might not be entirely bad, but then again, I couldn't ever imagine playing The Sims 3 on Parallels, so it would be a great convenience to me if it was made for the Mac.

    Maybe this is the whole reason it is taking so long for the Create-a-World tool to come out.
  • zildjianpridezildjianpride Posts: 21
    edited December 2009
    Signed.

    I am very frustrated with EA's lack of attention to Mac users.
  • AlexRoz9AlexRoz9 Posts: 309 New Member
    edited December 2009
    Maybe this is the whole reason it is taking so long for the Create-a-World tool to come out.
    While I generally don't place much (if any) credit in Wikipedia, viewing the previous versions of the page for TS3 reveals that the Create-A-World--BETA tool was initially supposed to be released today, December 10, 2009. There was a citation, which pointed to an article from Gamespot retrieved on October 29, 2009 that supposedly provided this information. The Wikipedia page has been quietly edited to read that a release date for Create-A-World is currently unannounced/unknown.

    If EA is "quietly" holding back Create-A-World--BETA until they can release a Mac version, that would obviously be great news, but until I hear "official confirmation" from EA, I wouldn't hold my breath.

    Also, here's the relevant quote from Wikipedia; you can check their TS3 page yourself to see the current version of the article.
    Create-A-World

    On October 29, 2009, EA announced "Create-A-World (CAW)", which is an upcoming game world editor that will allow players to create their own custom cities from scratch for use within the game.[18] The editor tool will be offered to players as a separate download (130MB) on the official website. The editor will be released as a beta, on December 10th, 2009 [18] , and will be available in several languages. EA deduced that they will offer continuous support for the tool and will update and improve the editor accordingly based on the community's feedback and reception.[18] Upon creating the neighborhoods, players will have the option of sharing their creations via the official website's exchange. The tool will allow the player to have the option of either editing an existing neighborhood terrain or creating their own terrain from scratch.[18]

    In any case, we should assume EA has changed anything unless we hear directly from them, but I figured this was worth posting for the purpose of discussion. The "18" refers to the Gamespot citation; I didn't feel like ripping it out of here. The Wikipedia page was edited today.
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  • maglcmaglc Posts: 1,921 New Member
    edited December 2009
    oh comon mac sux... :mrgreen:
    we were first, and still are!
  • Aeroprincess87Aeroprincess87 Posts: 6,265 Member
    edited December 2009
    I don't have a Mac (wish I did) but I'll sign since I think all simmers should have access to CAW. :)
  • SimsDivaDSimsDivaD Posts: 13
    edited December 2009
    01. AlexRoz9
    02. Foxrafer
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    04. Maikenvv
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    20. randommermade
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    23. Batsheba
    24. YarrPee
    25. Matimassu
    26. Travo
    27. Pixelr
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    29. The_Clay
    30. GennyMartel
    31. debra1970p
    32. WeasieLou
    33. Jazzypoo
    34. Tempestrin
    35. loganr123
    36. EuphoriKelly
    37. Saawaah
    38. rane412
    39. twilightsim9
    40. FeralBunny
    41. mercifullynew
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    43. ArchonX77
    44. razberria
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    62. jz123
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    64. MoiSim51
    65. Poptartsicle
    66. deborah8929
    67. psiyoshster
    68. WillH789
    69. Spriteth
    70. MissKait
    71. upntheclouds123
    72. mlec
    73. Joseph8
    74. Raynor_EX
    75. RachelLoves
    76. CameronBingham
    77. simbilN99
    78. darkdevil95
    79. Sammyseal127
    80. residentevil24
    81. zildjianpride
    82. Aeroprincess87
    83. SimsDivaD

    I recently transitioned from PC to Mac. I have bought every Sims game, expansion and stuff pack known to man since the Sims was initially released. I spend a lot of money in the Sims 3 Store. I will continue to do so as long as the game remains truly cross-platform. A later release of the Mac version would be acceptable (but still a bit frustrating). Never having access to this tool as a Mac user would make me seriously reconsider supporting EA in the future. It is bad enough that Mac users experience sub-standard support. We muddle through by helping each other out in the forums. But denying us some of the best features of the game would be criminal.
  • martinse08martinse08 Posts: 25
    edited December 2009
    01. AlexRoz9
    02. Foxrafer
    03. xoxleslie
    04. Maikenvv
    05. jlwatkins1848
    06. niclovesdima
    07: VexingQuery
    08. Tabloid Tally
    09. MusicGirl1233
    10. Andeavor
    11. Ldocampo
    12. mshobbitgrl
    13. voirlesbruits
    14. Aquatica
    15. DataWizard
    16. athinasims
    17. Elentari412
    18. ImaginePeace
    19. misstia
    20. randommermade
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    22. rosidbon
    23. Batsheba
    24. YarrPee
    25. Matimassu
    26. Travo
    27. Pixelr
    28. simdragons
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    43. ArchonX77
    44. razberria
    45. Hamuddis
    46. Michabean
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    51. PenguinJustice
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    61. Lucibelle
    62. jz123
    63. iJancy
    64. MoiSim51
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    67. psiyoshster
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  • darkgoddessdarkgoddess Posts: 1,372 New Member
    edited December 2009
    01. AlexRoz9
    02. Foxrafer
    03. xoxleslie
    04. Maikenvv
    05. jlwatkins1848
    06. niclovesdima
    07: VexingQuery
    08. Tabloid Tally
    09. MusicGirl1233
    10. Andeavor
    11. Ldocampo
    12. mshobbitgrl
    13. voirlesbruits
    14. Aquatica
    15. DataWizard
    16. athinasims
    17. Elentari412
    18. ImaginePeace
    19. misstia
    20. randommermade
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    22. rosidbon
    23. Batsheba
    24. YarrPee
    25. Matimassu
    26. Travo
    27. Pixelr
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    30. GennyMartel
    31. debra1970p
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    33. Jazzypoo
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    82. Aeroprincess87
    83. SimsDivaD
    84. Martinse08
    85. darkgoddess


    signing!
  • DualSidewindersDualSidewinders Posts: 1
    edited December 2009
    Count me in and add my name to your petition. I play Sims 3 (as well Sims 2) on a Mac. Thank you.
  • jimbbqjimbbq Posts: 2,522 Member
    edited December 2009
    01. AlexRoz9
    02. Foxrafer
    03. xoxleslie
    04. Maikenvv
    05. jlwatkins1848
    06. niclovesdima
    07: VexingQuery
    08. Tabloid Tally
    09. MusicGirl1233
    10. Andeavor
    11. Ldocampo
    12. mshobbitgrl
    13. voirlesbruits
    14. Aquatica
    15. DataWizard
    16. athinasims
    17. Elentari412
    18. ImaginePeace
    19. misstia
    20. randommermade
    21. TheSims3Me
    22. rosidbon
    23. Batsheba
    24. YarrPee
    25. Matimassu
    26. Travo
    27. Pixelr
    28. simdragons
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    30. GennyMartel
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    43. ArchonX77
    44. razberria
    45. Hamuddis
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    51. PenguinJustice
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    66. deborah8929
    67. psiyoshster
    68. WillH789
    69. Spriteth
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    73. Joseph8
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    75. RachelLoves
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    77. simbilN99
    78. darkdevil95
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    81. zildjianpride
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  • LDoCampoLDoCampo Posts: 79
    edited December 2009
    So, how much longer can EA ignore us?
  • NicMaccNicMacc Posts: 151
    edited December 2009
    I'm furious, but not even remotely surprised. Signed

    01. AlexRoz9
    02. Foxrafer
    03. xoxleslie
    04. Maikenvv
    05. jlwatkins1848
    06. niclovesdima
    07: VexingQuery
    08. Tabloid Tally
    09. MusicGirl1233
    10. Andeavor
    11. Ldocampo
    12. mshobbitgrl
    13. voirlesbruits
    14. Aquatica
    15. DataWizard
    16. athinasims
    17. Elentari412
    18. ImaginePeace
    19. misstia
    20. randommermade
    21. TheSims3Me
    22. rosidbon
    23. Batsheba
    24. YarrPee
    25. Matimassu
    26. Travo
    27. Pixelr
    28. simdragons
    29. The_Clay
    30. GennyMartel
    31. debra1970p
    32. WeasieLou
    33. Jazzypoo
    34. Tempestrin
    35. loganr123
    36. EuphoriKelly
    37. Saawaah
    38. rane412
    39. twilightsim9
    40. FeralBunny
    41. mercifullynew
    42. SimCrazyGrl333
    43. ArchonX77
    44. razberria
    45. Hamuddis
    46. Michabean
    47. Walden95
    48. Jurik1124
    49. babyroo1111
    50. amanda1432
    51. PenguinJustice
    52. userditzy
    53. miners
    54. Uronka
    55. angie756
    56. juicyoxjuicy
    57. MFabian
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    59. CjsGirlFriend22
    60. Yamatta
    61. Lucibelle
    62. jz123
    63. iJancy
    64. MoiSim51
    65. Poptartsicle
    66. deborah8929
    67. psiyoshster
    68. WillH789
    69. Spriteth
    70. MissKait
    71. upntheclouds123
    72. mlec
    73. Joseph8
    74. Raynor_EX
    75. RachelLoves
    76. CameronBingham
    77. simbilN99
    78. darkdevil95
    79. Sammyseal127
    80. residentevil24
    81. zildjianpride
    82. Aeroprincess87
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    84. Martinse08
    85. darkgoddess
    86. DualSidewinders
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    88. NicMacc
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