Error Fixes

Fix for incompatible graphics for The Sims 3 on Mac

If you have one of the following Macs the chances are The Sims 3 doesn’t work for you. You can probably load the Launcher but the game gets stuck on the blue screen with the green plumbob. This is because your graphics card is newer than the game and isn’t included in the game files. We’ve now come up with a fix which should work. Read more…


Cannot start the process when the game is running – Sims 3 error on Mac

If you are experiencing the following error:

“Cannot start the process when the game is running. Please quit the game and try again”

you are most likely on a Mac with unsupported graphics for The Sims 3. This appears to be happening on the 2015 MacBook Airs with Intel HD 6000 and the 2015 13″ MacBook Pro with Intel Iris 6100. Both Macs have Intel Broadwell processors which may be a factor in this issue but cannot be confirmed. Read more…


Disc Authorization Failure

If you are suffering from one of the Disc Authorization Failure error messages with The Sims 3 it could be for a few different reasons. Read more…


Resetting RAM (also known as purging RAM)

If you suffer from frequent crashes/lagging/hanging in game this may be because your Mac is running out of RAM whilst you’re playing. You need to free some of it up and you can easily do this whilst you’re playing. You can buy apps from the App Store to do this but why bother when you can do it through Terminal for free? You can do this when your game starts to lag noticeably which seems to happen to me when I’m moving between Vacation, University and Home worlds in The Sims 3. Read more…

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