So after many months we’ve finally worked out the fix needed for all the incompatible graphics cards in Macs that EA have never bothered to support in The Sims 3. You have tmethei, the11thmoon and wendyp7 to thank for their time and effort spent on editing their own game files. Head over to their pages and give them a hug.
If your game does not launch past the blue screen with green plumbob and you’re on a 2013 or later model Mac then this fix is for you. It’s most likely that you have one of the following graphics cards in your Mac:
- Intel Iris 5100
- Intel Iris Pro 5200
- Intel Iris 6100
- Intel HD 6000
- AMD Radeon R9 M370X
Go to this guide and follow the instructions, paying particular attention to obtaining the specific details for your Mac – Fix for incompatible graphics.
Good luck and please pass it on to any Mac users you know who have been struggling to get their games working :)