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GEGNER
2nd Jul 2012, 12:15 AM
I only ask because browsing through opinions on MATY about AL made me nostalgic for when I had AL on my old comp.

I have a mac now and I'm curious if there's any way I could get AL for Windows running, seeing as Aspyr gave up the conversions after seeing that TS3 was the next big thing.

I'd make possible guesses but I'm not sure if they would be relevant. Any help is appreciated.

M.M.A.A.
2nd Jul 2012, 12:33 AM
I remember that it is possible, but I'm not sure if its from PC>Mac or the other way round. I also remember seeing a tutorial.

Nysha
2nd Jul 2012, 1:04 AM
As far as I know, the only option is bootcamp or a similar setup - which of course requires you to buy Windows copies of all your Mac EPs. :/ I'm not a Mac user though, so I may be wrong.

GEGNER
2nd Jul 2012, 1:13 AM
Hmm. That would be doubling the price, but that's still around $30, what is sold for originally.

simsample
2nd Jul 2012, 1:15 AM
Were the Aspyr games just Wine ports, like the Sims 3 Mac versions are? If so, you could try porting the Windows versions yourself, although I'm not sure how it would work with the Aspyr ported basegame.

GEGNER
2nd Jul 2012, 1:36 AM
Were the Aspyr games just Wine ports, like the Sims 3 Mac versions are? If so, you could try porting the Windows versions yourself, although I'm not sure how it would work with the Aspyr ported basegame.

How exactly would I go about that? I'm not sure what you mean :c

simsample
2nd Jul 2012, 2:20 AM
http://www.winehq.org/

It's an open source program that will package a PC game in a 'wrapper' for use on other operating systems.

EA use Cider for Sims 3, which is similar:
http://transgaming.com/cider/
That is slightly different to WINE, and it's likely that Aspyr used their own program to port Sims 2. So, in that case you'd most likely have to get the PC version of Sims 2 basegame as well as the EPs, and port them all with the same program. I'm not sure that you could get an Aspyr ported basegame to work with a WINE ported EP.

Maybe a more Mac-savvy person will be reading this and offer some more information!

GEGNER
2nd Jul 2012, 2:22 AM
http://www.winehq.org/

It's an open source program that will package a PC game in a 'wrapper' for use on other operating systems.

EA use Cider for Sims 3, which is similar:
http://transgaming.com/cider/
That is slightly different to WINE, and it's likely that Aspyr used their own program to port Sims 2. So, in that case you'd most likely have to get the PC version of Sims 2 basegame as well as the EPs, and port them all with the same program. I'm not sure that you could get an Aspyr ported basegame to work with a WINE ported EP.

Maybe a more Mac-savvy person will be reading this and offer some more information!

Oh, I see what you mean.

Gosh, that sure is a lot of buying.

Guh, if only Aspyr made ALL the conversions.