View Full Version : Anyone working on a MAC version of SimPE? Would anyone like one? or any kind of Mac tool?
7th Apr 2006, 07:53 AM
If anyone is working on MAC port of SimPE please reply here. If no one is then is anyone interested? I am. And am willing to port it myself... Anyone over at SimPE headquarters willing to share the source code?
Edit: Lets expand this topic to include any type of Mac tools that people want...
7th Apr 2006, 07:54 AM
I'm desperate for a Mac version.
7th Apr 2006, 07:24 PM
me too, Nailti, that makes two of us... I thought there would be a bigger response... not very encouraging so far. Are all the creative Mac users hanging out on some other site maybe?
8th Apr 2006, 03:02 AM
You may want to check with Quaxi over on the Sim PE site- there was a discussion about this over on the forum. It's down at the moment, but check in when it's back up.
8th Apr 2006, 08:05 AM
i am interested in having a program in creating things that I want to design, and it's such a slow process to wait for that some people just give up for a lil while because if you just wait you'll never play the actual game. I also think that there should be version of those programs be made a little more user friendly.
8th Apr 2006, 07:25 PM
I would love to get a MAC version of SIMPE! I'd be able to get my shop clerks out of those vulgar green aprons. :0) & a cleaninstaller would be quite helpful as well.
8th Apr 2006, 10:56 PM
Would love a mac friendly SimPe. Also homecrafter plus would be nice!
9th Apr 2006, 06:09 AM
More than anything I need clean installer. I can't upload anything on here because I don't have it, and it's not really my fault that I don't.
10th Apr 2006, 05:19 PM
I second to all of these. Mac versions are desperately needed.
13th Apr 2006, 10:51 PM
18th Apr 2006, 05:48 PM
I totally agree!
25th Apr 2006, 03:37 AM
:lovestruc Well, getting some positive responses... thats great. I have started work on a Mac OS X sims 2 tool. I have a beta version pretty much ready to upload.. just need to figure out where to upload it. putting the finishing touches on it right now.. like an about box and application icon.
This is the plan, going to build this tool in stages:
1. Smart Backup utility - backup your complete entire 'User/Documents/EA Games/The Sims 2' - that includes everything in the downloads and music folders. Were talking about a Giga byte or more crunched down to 50MB or less. Need this because whenever you mod your game bad things can happen so back ups are a MUST - also Smart Backups give you an unlimited number of save game slots instead of the one slot that maxis gives you.
2. Clean Installer/Package Viewer - at least as good as CleanPackInstaller for windows machines. Gives you user friendly download folder management, as well as viewing the innerworkings of .package files.
3. Package Editor - on the order of SimPE. This stage may or may not be a seperate application... We'll see.
Stage 1 is complete and ready for beta testing... I'll post here when I get it uploaded...
25th Apr 2006, 04:12 PM
This sounds very encouraging- if you need beta testers I'm sure you'll find plenty on here.
27th Apr 2006, 02:29 AM
Uploaded WooHoo to http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=152493
While that is being beta tested I am going to work on stage 2.
27th Apr 2006, 08:46 AM
Thanks lgiese, I've also posted this in the sticky note.
27th Apr 2006, 08:51 PM
Mac tools would be great! I'd love to be able to work on my own clothing, object, and building meshes. If anyone can make tools for all of us Mac Simmers it'd be fantastic and i'm sure very appreciated. :up:
30th Apr 2006, 11:59 AM
Thanx so much lgiese ! I'm very impatient for your stage 2 tool !!!
1st May 2006, 09:50 AM
Just so everyone knows: its been several days and almost 300 downloads (including both versions) without any issues so I have decided to call WooHoo v1.01b a final release... beta test is complete...
the about box and finder will still say v1.01b until i get another version uploaded... if you have v1.01b keep it... when I upload v1.01 it will be identical to v1.01b except for the little b
3rd May 2006, 01:44 AM
Thankyou so much! I'm a mac enthusiast...when I learned that my precious couldn't run any modding software for ts2, i was heartbroken. And then i found your thread...a miracle! im just glad that im not alone in this world :*)
5th May 2006, 05:04 PM
These tools will be wonderful and much appreciated once they are completed. Tried using simpe in virtual pc and that worked well (translated as not at all :D )
5th May 2006, 06:38 PM
Lgiese to the rescue! Yea!! It all sounds great. Thanks so much.
Whew, I was reallly beginning to wonder if we Mac users would have modding tools.
6th May 2006, 10:31 AM
Thanks for the enthusiasm! it keeps me going knowing that people are interested... working on woohoo v2. and hope to have an alpha version ready in about a week to upload...
6th May 2006, 02:57 PM
I would dearly love to see SimPE and clean installer ported to OS X, partly so I can see what's in the lots I download (downloaded a lot recently that claimed to be hack free... imagine my surprise when my mailbox suddenly had a whole boatload of options that I, uh, really didn't want).
Right now, when I have time, I put the lots on a flash drive and check them on my work PC, but I don't always have time and it's cumbersome. And embarrassing, when a colleague walks up and I am looking at computer-modelled houses. *G*
So I'm just saying, yeah, count me in.
17th May 2006, 04:15 AM
this is great, when do you expect them to be finished, or has it kind of been blown off?
17th May 2006, 12:16 PM
WooHoo V1.11a can be dowloaded now... it is a little unstable though... working on an update now and should be ready tomorrow hopefully
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