The Sims 3 64-bit and Metal version is now available and can be downloaded and installed through your Origin games library. Unfortunately the game isn’t actually playable as this error is appearing at the Main menu:
If you look in your Applications folder you can probably see the Sims 3 Packs folder but no game app:
Hold down CMD, Shift and the full stop/period key and you will see hidden files and folders. Now you can see the Sims 3 app:
I don’t know what the cause of this is but thankfully EA are aware and looking into it. I’m wondering whether it’s a trusted developer/certificate thing? I’m blaming Origin. If in doubt, blame Origin because it’s horrible. I have tried various workarounds I thought might work with no success and am still playing around now.
Keep an eye on this thread for updates from MaxisJoe and hey, you didn’t really think the launch would go smoothly did you? This is Sims 3 on a Mac 😀