*IMPORTANT – Please see the note at the bottom of this post for incompatible graphics cards.*
Ignore roaringapps.com and take anything which anyone posts about TS3 working on Lion with a pinch of salt. I, mistakenly, thought that it was run by knowledgeable people. I was wrong. Anyone can comment and change the status of an Application.
Anyway, I’ve been playing for hours now and aside from the game glitches which all users are having with the Generations patch, my game is playing exactly like it was before I installed OS X Lion. And I’ve actually been playing, not just building.
Tonight I placed a new Sim, built a house and sent my Sim off around town to all venues. She interacted with Sims, completed Opportunities, bought Lifetime Rewards and used a variety of household objects. I also played an already placed Sim family and everything was fine.
I have all Expansion and Stuff Packs installed, a ton of stuff from the Store, no CC and no mods. I didn’t do a clean install of the game once I upgraded to Lion, I’m still using the installation I was using in Snow Leopard which I clean installed a couple of weeks ago.
I understand of course that some people may have problems, like we all do with this temperamental game. But if you are a Mac user and want to upgrade to Lion (it’s fantastic by the way) don’t assume that there will be problems caused by the new OS.
I took the screenshots below when I went into Expose/Mission Control.
Edit – Just added my MBP specs to compare against. I’m undecided on whether I’m going to install Lion on my iMac because of CAW in Boot Camp and the recovery partition that Lion creates – any ideas?
*UPDATE 27/07/11 – I may not be having problems but a ton of Mac users are. It seems that there is a problem with playing The Sims 3 on any Mac which is running Lion and has the NVIDIA GeForce 9400 or NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics cards. Please go to this thread on the official forums for further information: