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I have Sims 3 software for my PC but recently purchased a mac of much higher specification and I was hoping to start shifting all my pc stuff over to my Mac. Any way to play the PC software of the Sims 3 on a Mac so I don't have to buy the games all over again...

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    256Iris256256Iris256 Posts: 170 Member
    edited June 2011
    You'll have to install the game again on your new computer but The Sims 3 is made to work on both PC and Mac so I don't think you'll have any problems (except for the ones you read here).
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    asimusasimus Posts: 47 Member
    edited June 2011
    There wouldn't be compatibility issues? Maybe that's why I can't find the Sims 3 for mac on the ea store!
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    asimusasimus Posts: 47 Member
    edited June 2011
    p.s. how do I get Origin on my Mac as the only installer I can find is an .exe?
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    256Iris256256Iris256 Posts: 170 Member
    edited June 2011
    You won't get compatibility issues if your mac reaches the minimum system requirements (they're on the right side on the boxes).
    I have no idea about 'Origin'. I don't even know what it is.
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    asimusasimus Posts: 47 Member
    edited June 2011
    It's the new name for EADM. I got my The Sims 3 downloaded from there and the installer is on there. I need to be able to get into my account to be able to install it...
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    AlexRoz9AlexRoz9 Posts: 309 New Member
    edited June 2011
    If you downloaded the game it won't be compatible with your Mac; you'll need to repurchase everything that you already have. The DVD version is WIN/MAC compatible though, and it's SecuROM (Google it) free. If you have the DVD versions, just install off of the disc; the only problems you'll have are the ones that have been documented here numerous times, which aren't "Mac problems" so much as they're "EA problems," but that's another story.
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    asimusasimus Posts: 47 Member
    edited June 2011
    There's no way at all I can rescue my already purchased online game installers? That is so rubbish! Ah well I guess I'll have to buy it again :(
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    AlexRoz9AlexRoz9 Posts: 309 New Member
    edited June 2011
    asimus wrote:
    There's no way at all I can rescue my already purchased online game installers? That is so rubbish! Ah well I guess I'll have to buy it again :(
    None at all, period, end of sentence; sorry. :(

    This is yet another reason in yet a long-list of reasons why I will never buy download-only software. (That includes OS X 10.7 "Lion," which I was all set to purchase until Apple decided to be stupid about making it a Mac App Store exclusive; I know other customers that have made the same decision.) I may make an exception for microtransactions like the content in the TS3 store, but I'd never buy a full game or an OS as a download, and would strongly advise others against doing so as well.
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    asimusasimus Posts: 47 Member
    edited June 2011
    I fully understand your reasoning there, it alienates one group of gamers. It's silly to discriminate when macs and pc's are now so interchangeable. Unfortunately I live in a very rural area and the only way to get my hands on this stuff is online.

    Someone just pointed me at GamersGate which I will admit is awesome. I just bought the Sims Medieval to test it out I only bought the one version but now I have the ability to download both the PC and Mac version of the game. Looking down the list most of the games have PC+Mac in the same package which is great. I have my eye on the Sims 3 Deluxe package on there which has both the Sims 3 base game and Sims 3 Generations for £44. Seeing Generations is bout £30 it may be the cheapest way for me to regain my Sims 3 base game and have both PC and Mac versions at my finger tips :)
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