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|10th Jul 2005, 06:11 AM||MAC SUPPORT -Mac Information #1|
NOTE: All players should backup the game before patching.
Players on a Mac who have the Mac versions of the games should use the Aspyr patches. Please read the notes carefully- the you need depend upon your machine and your game version.
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For players running the PC versions of the game on Windows via Bootcamp, you need the PC patches.
|10th Jul 2005, 06:43 PM||#2|
***** Known issues: *****
1) intprop censorGridSize 0 - This is the getting rid of blur cheat that you normally place in userstartup.cheat file. This does not work on the Mac version. Currently there is no workaround.
An anti blur hack that was originally designed for Nightlife also works for the Mac. It can be found here.
|8th Aug 2005, 06:57 PM||#3|
Info courtesy of Numenor:
|7th Sep 2005, 03:34 AM||#4|
Where Do I Put My Custom Content I've Downloaded?
Info courtesy of recens_aetas:
|6th Apr 2006, 05:22 PM||Mac and Support FAQs #5|
Support FAQs and the Mac.
Throughout MTS2 there are support forums and help for technical issues, as well as modding issues.
It can be a little confusing as to what will work on the Mac, but there are some basic guidelines.
THE GAME PLAY will be identical for a Mac user as for a Windows user. The same will apply, and the game functions will work in the same way. Hacks and custom content that work on PC should also work on Mac, provided they are for the right Expansion Pack. The only exceptions are any config mods (such as lighting or camera mods). If these have an installer or instructions for a file path, it may not work quite the same for a Mac. As you know .exe files do NOT work on Macintosh, so you will not be able to use any mods which use an exe.
KEYS: Generally, where a Windows user says right click it will mean Command click on a Mac. The Command Key is Control, the Option key is Alt. There is a list of other comparisons, called 'what's it called on my Mac', available in the help files of OSX. Use finder to fetch it for you from your Mac.
|6th Apr 2006, 05:36 PM||Zip and RAR files. #6|
Get the Stuffit Expander which deals with or files:
Info courtesy of kyotchi:
Safari and .rar files: If you'd like to use Safari to download .rar files, you need to control click and choose 'download linked file'. If you have stuffit or another extraction program, the file will be downloaded as a .package.txt file- you just need to rename it and remove the .txt extension so that it reads .package only. To do this, control click and choose get info> filename and extension. Not practical for batches of downloads, but okay for one or two. It would be possible to write an automator script to rename batches of files.
You can get a program called File List to rename batches of Rar.txt files.
Firefox and Camino do not have these difficulties with files.
Thanks to appleofuri and thisisfudd for the information on files and browsers.
"As of Mac OS X.5 with Safari 3.0.4 (at least, given that's what I've tested it on) the MIME formats are read correctly and you no longer get gibberish pages on this site when downloading .rar files." ~ Thank you flameflash for this information.
|6th Apr 2006, 05:41 PM||Windowed Mode! #7|
To play in Windowed Mode on a Mac:
If you play in full screen mode, just hit COMMAND (control) +H to hide the game and use other programs, then hit the icon in the dock and bring it back up when you're ready to play again. Just be sure to turn off "sim while minimized" in your options so the game doesn't carry on without you knowing about it.
Thanks to Nailati for the information!
|6th Apr 2006, 05:44 PM||Intel Install problems #8|
For Intel Mac users:
Go to the University disk, and control click on the installer. Now go into contents/resources and control click on University.pkg and show contents. Now go to contents and drag Archive.pax.gz to your desktop. Unpack it, and drag the files The Sims 2, Package Installer, Body Shop, and Expansion Packs into your game folder.
This should work for Nightlife too.
|6th Apr 2006, 05:56 PM||Sims 2 tools for Mac users. #9|
Unfortunately, there aren't many tools for Mac users.
You can download the pre-release version of Bodyshop from Macgamefiles:
Thanks to luws for that link!
Unfortunately there is no Homecrafter Plus for the Mac.
Currently it does not work on Mac OS.
From the website:
It does what it says- it reads the package files, so it may be of use in identifying files.
Read more here:
There is a handy Tutorial for this software by *Laure*, find it here.
By Cavallo. From the thread:
Get it here:
|18th Apr 2006, 06:55 PM||Patch It! #10|
Get the latest for The Sims 2 base game here:
Aspyr don't seem to have Sims 2 support on their site any more, but you can get the Aspyr from this site:
Be sure to save that somewhere safe in case it's not available in future!
|27th Apr 2006, 08:44 AM||Beta Testers needed: #11|
November 2006: This project appears to be currently unsupported; I'm leaving this information here in case it continues at a later date.
2008: Huge Lunatic has posted the most up to date copy of WooHoo over on the Insim forums. Get it here.
Also hosted here: Click to Download file.
If you are playing the Sims2 on Mac, you may be interested in beta testing this tool created by lgiese. It is a utility, and there are other features planned for this, including a package editor.
The website is here:
|19th Jul 2006, 07:02 PM||File Limits #12|
Kayanna and Luws alerted me to a problem that Mac users sometimes have with The Sims2. There is a limit to the number of files that Mac OSX can handle with a single application- if this limit is exceeded users can experience problems such as wireframes in the neighbourhood view, disappearing neighbourhoods and loading problems. The base game apparently raises this limit a little.
There is a procedure to raise this level- however it does require making system changes to your Operating System, and should only be done if you take the proper precautions (back up ALL important files, including game files, first!).
The procedure is by sakgonz over on The Sims Resource:
Sakgonz also links to a repackager utility that may also be used to overcome this glitch. Most people should find that the base game raises the level enough so that they do not need to attempt this procedure.
|27th Apr 2008, 05:03 AM||Sims 2 Tools for Mac (Part 2) #13|
WoofMeowOink was kind enough to offer some explanations of the function of DBPF Reader, DBPF Inspector and WooHoo for Mac.
I hope this may help Mac users who wish to investigate their custom content, but are not sure which tools they could use. Thanks WoofMeowOink !
|2nd May 2008, 11:44 AM||Mac Unpac #14|
Biscuit-the-great was kind enough to send me a link to a program I'd overlooked. It is Mac Unpac by DJS Sims. It looks like it could do for Mac users what did for PC users.
Check it out!
Thanks to Biscuit-the-great!
|18th May 2008, 10:48 AM||Sims 2 on Bootcamp #15|
|6th Jul 2008, 04:30 AM||App Delete #16|
I keep forgetting to put this here:
It is now donationware but well worth supporting.
Bear in mind that your Downloads and neighbourhoods will be regarded as files associated with The Sims 2, so they will be deleted by App Delete too. Your best bet is to copy your needed files to a different hard drive, flash drive, CD or DVD- however you can rescue any deleted files out of the named folder in the trash.
|1st Dec 2008, 02:18 AM||Cep Extra Files #17|
Mac users need to install the manually. However, you should be aware that the Garden Rocks extra files should only be installed if you have Bon Voyage.