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How to play the Sims 3 on a Mac

These threads and guides are not definitive nor exhaustive but they have proved extremely popular on my website and do seem to have helped frustrated Simmers along the way. The locked ‘help’ thread on here by simguruhydra has not been updated in over 3 years. Unfortunately us Mac Simmers have to help each other as EA do not offer much support for OS X, if any. If you receive advice from Customer Support to quit Processes on your Mac PLEASE ignore it. Read more…


The Sims 3 – How to do a clean uninstall and reinstall on a Mac

These instructions are to completely delete everything Sims related from your Mac – CC/Mods/Saves/Downloads, everything. If you’re having problems with your game this is a last resort but it will only work if you really get rid of everything. Even then it’s not 100% guaranteed that your game will work again after reinstalling but it should give it the best chance possible. A lot of Preference files are left behind when you uninstall The Sims 3 using the Uninstaller in the Applications folder. Read more…


Manually uninstalling an Expansion or Stuff Pack in The Sims 3 for Mac

Sometimes it is necessary to uninstall an Expansion/Stuff Pack manually, mainly because the Sims 3 uninstaller has disappeared from your Mac or is corrupted. Read more…


itsaprilXD’s How to install Mods on a Mac Guide – The Sims 3

itsaprilXD has written this brilliant tutorial on how to install mods on a Mac for The Sims 3. She did post it over on the official forums but sadly EA kept deleting it. You can also find it over on her Tumblr page – ministryofsims.tumblr.com (for help on installing Mods in The Sims 4, please read her great guide here). Read more…


Installing Sims 3 Store content on a Mac

Installing Store content into your game is always a bit hit and miss thanks to the Launcher. The Launcher is responsible for many borked issues in the game, thanks in part to it’s memory hungry greed. This guide to installing your Sims 3 Store content into your game is based on what successfully works for me – I hope it works for you too! Read more…


Checking which Sims 3 patch version you’re running

If you need to know which patch number you’re on do the following. Read more…


Finding your Serial Key using Terminal

If you’ve lost your serial key for the game you can find it using Terminal, providing the game is still installed on your Mac. Read more…


Sims 3 manual super patch for Mac 1.67

Sometimes just re-downloading and reinstalling the super patch can make your game work again. With Apple’s Gatekeeper feature now built into OS X this can prove a bit of a challenge depending on what your security settings are. Read more…