The Sims 2 now 64-bit, compatible with macOS Catalina

Woohoo! Thanks to those lovely folks at Aspyr, Mac users running 10.15 Catalina will now be able to run  The Sims 2.  First SimCity and now Sims 2, all we’re waiting for is EA to release their promised 64-bit upgrade of Sims 3 and we’re all done.

Just open the App Store and search for Sims 2. Alternatively, here’s the direct link.

The upgrade is free if you have already purchased the game through the App Store, otherwise you will need to pay for it, the price is currently £28.99 in the UK.

SimCity now 64-bit, compatible with macOS Catalina

How did I miss this? Aspyr released a 64-bit version of SimCity a couple of weeks ago on the Mac App Store, happy days!

Just open the App Store and search for SimCity. Alternatively, here’s the direct link.

The upgrade is free if you have already purchased the game through the App Store, otherwise you will need to pay for it, the price is currently £19.99 in the UK.

Still no word from EA yet on whether they will updating the version available in Origin. To be honest the Aspyr version has always run better and been more stable in my experience so I would definitely go with that option if you want to play. Enjoy!

Sims 4 patch for macOS Catalina players 1.56.55.1220

EA have released a small but very important patch today (23 October 2019) for Mac only. This addresses the issues arising through Apple’s security updates in 10.15 Catalina, specifically:

  • Game not having full access to the Documents folder resulting in user data not loading properly
  • Origin error message stating that the game is already running
  • Error Code 0 when trying to save

After updating you should be prompted to allow the Sims 4 access to your Documents folder. You MUST grant access for your game to correctly load your data.

Get patching! (But not if you are running Lion).