February 15 - Friday Highlight is here, waiting for you to check it out!
How do we choose our Maxis Faves? - Our curation guide got a revamp! If you want to get an insight on how Maxis Faves are curated, check it out!

Sims games not working on my mac.

delraybedelraybe Posts: 10 New Member
Hello evryone, im delray. I joined because i really like the sims games, and i have been troubled with mac technical difficulties with the game. my last game i bought was into the future,and i was excited to play it. Every time i load the game, it gets up to the loading stage and then says disc not found! i get so angry!!! im not sure if anyone has had this problem, i was hoping some can help. Thanks.

delray

Comments

  • BluebellFloraBluebellFlora Posts: 7,034 Member
    Many, many people have the same problem. You need to do the following:

    - uninstall Into The Future (ITF) using the Uninstaller
    - download and install Origin
    - register your games, particularly ITF, on Origin if they are not already registered through your profile
    - download ITF and try playing again
    apple-signature.png
  • delraybedelraybe Posts: 10 New Member
    thanks so much, i will try that.
  • delraybedelraybe Posts: 10 New Member
    where is the uninstall button? im sorry
  • BluebellFloraBluebellFlora Posts: 7,034 Member
    Applications > The Sims 3 > The Sims 3 Uninstaller
    apple-signature.png
  • delraybedelraybe Posts: 10 New Member
    Im sorry for asking so many questions, but how do i register the game?
  • BluebellFloraBluebellFlora Posts: 7,034 Member
    Open Origin, click on the Games drop down in the menu bar and then Add Game. You then redeem your product code from your discs.

    The master help thread on here will provide you with pretty much all the information you need to get your game running well. Have a read:

    http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/748338/a-mac-users-best-friend-please-read-before-posting-any-new-problem-threads/p1
    apple-signature.png
  • delraybedelraybe Posts: 10 New Member
    Thank you so much. I hope it works because I really want to play again
  • delraybedelraybe Posts: 10 New Member
    Im sorry again, but i cant seem to find where to register the game. Can you explain exactly where i should go?
  • BluebellFloraBluebellFlora Posts: 7,034 Member
    edited December 2014
    Open Origin, click on the Games drop down in the menu bar and then Add Game. You then redeem your product code from your discs.

    Which bit don't you understand?
    apple-signature.png
  • delraybedelraybe Posts: 10 New Member
    i dont understand what you meant. There is no "game" section, or i am just not looking at the right think. Idk where the add game menu is. i will try looking again
  • delraybedelraybe Posts: 10 New Member
    i cant find the menu where i can add the game
  • Tremayne4260Tremayne4260 Posts: 3,122 Member
    Try under Sims 3. You should be able to find the Base game and all EPs and SPs.
    Second Star to the Right and Straight on 'til Morning.
  • BluebellFloraBluebellFlora Posts: 7,034 Member
    This is as simple as I can make it:

    Open Origin and click on Game then Add Game:

    origin-game.png

    Next choose Redeem Product Code:

    origin-add-game.png

    Then enter your code from the manual that came with your game:

    origin-code.png


    apple-signature.png
  • delraybedelraybe Posts: 10 New Member
    THANKS SO MUCH. I finally got it. Thank you for all the help
  • BluebellFloraBluebellFlora Posts: 7,034 Member
    :)
    apple-signature.png
  • delraybedelraybe Posts: 10 New Member
    Hi evryone. I have gotten the sims to work and have been playing it for a few days. Now whenever i try to play it, on origin, the play button is not lit up, aka icant play it. Has anyone had this problem? I really want to play it as soon as possible
  • BluebellFloraBluebellFlora Posts: 7,034 Member
    Why are you trying to play through Origin? Just launch the game from the Into The Future icon in your Applications > The Sims 3 folder, like you did when you used the disc for the game.
    apple-signature.png
  • sophie_s67sophie_s67 Posts: 1 New Member
    edited March 2015
    I've had the same problem with disc authorisation coming up. Once it gets to the loading stage with the video about the town try making the screen smaller by clicking command and enter at the same time. After I've done this it generally doesn't come up with that message (for me anyway).

    I hope this helps :)
Sign In or Register to comment.
Return to top