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|30th Apr 2009, 04:32 AM||Sims 3: For MY Mac? #1|
Join Date: Apr 2009
I'm really interested in getting the Sims 3. It states that it's compatible for Mac OS/X and Windows (simultaneously). I'm interested in purchasing this game but I want to make sure that it can run on my Mac computer first. I'm wondering if I'll need a graphics or video card which I don't really want to look into unless I absolutely have to.
I'm hoping that it works for my computer but I want to know from you guys first if it would be okay. Thank you so much! I'm so sorry if I posted this in the wrong section. I wasn't really sure. Please move it if it's incorrect?
Here is my Mac Information: (if you need more than this, please let me know)
Mac OS X
Processor: 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory: 1GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
Processor Speed: 2GHZ
Here are my sources.
Here are the system requirements for Sims 3
FOR MAC OS X
* Mac OS X 10.5.7 Leopard or higher
* Intel Core Duo Processor
* 2 GB RAM
* ATI X1600 or Nvidia 7300 GT with 128 MB of Video RAM, or Intel Integrated GMA X3100.
* At least 6.1 GB of hard drive space, with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games
* This game will not run on PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) based Mac systems, or the GMA 950 class of integrated video cards.
Minimum Specifications: OS: Windows Vista (SP1)/Windows XP (SP2) Processor: Vista - 2.4 GHz P4 or equivalent/XP - 2.0 GHz P4 or equivalent RAM: Vista - 1.5 GB/XP - 1GB Disc Drive: 8x DVD ROM or faster Hard Drive: Vista & XP - 8 GB or more Video Card: 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0. Supported video cards include: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900, FX 5950, 6200, 6500, 6600, 6800, 7200, 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950, 8400, 8500, 8600, 8800, 9600, 9800, GTX 260, GTX 280 (GeForce FX unsupported under Vista); ATI Radeon 9500, 9600, 9800, X300, X600, X700, X800, X850, X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950, 2400, 2600, 2900, 3450, 3650, 3850, 3870, 4850, 4870; Intel Extreme Graphics GMA X3x00 series. Other: Laptop versions of chipsets above may work, but may run comparatively slower.
Anyone have any ideas? O.o
|30th Apr 2009, 04:40 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 1970
|2nd May 2009, 03:27 AM||#3|
The Mac requirements for Sims3 are here...
EDIT: Oops. Should really read the message before replying...
You seem light in the memory department. However, if Sims3 runs as smoothly as the entire set does on my PC then 1 gig should be enough.
If you bought the Mac within the past few months, they upgraded the video chip to one that should do well with the game.
Just call me Bigirish, okay?