Intel HD 6000 – fixed Graphics files for Sims 3

That pesky Intel HD 6000 chip that’s caused so many problems for Mac users attempting to play Sims 3? Well, after some testing we’ve finally managed to get it working, and I have pictures to prove it:

This Intel chip has proven to be the most difficult for users to get working and I could not have edited the GraphicsCards.sgr and GraphicsRules.sgr files successfully without zebragirls1221’s help. She has the 2015 13″ MacBook Air and after swapping information back and forth she can now successfully load and play her game. I cannot thank her enough, and neither should you when you get your game working again!

If you would like to apply this fix to your game you can download the edited files from my SimFileShare download. I have also included instructions on how to do it. All it involves is copying and pasting text from my files to yours.

Download Link – http://simfileshare.net/folder/38108/

Remember, there are two other very important fixes you will need to apply to your game if you have Ambitions/Late Night/Fast Lane/Outdoor Living:

  1. Adding the packs to the Launcher
  2. Fixing the Unknown Error message

So, after following those three sets of instructions, you should be good to go 🙂

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Fix for incompatible graphics finally here

So after many months we’ve finally worked out the fix needed for all the incompatible graphics cards in Macs that EA have never bothered to support in The Sims 3. You have tmethei, the11thmoon and wendyp7 to thank for their time and effort spent on editing their own game files. Head over to their pages and give them a hug.

If your game does not launch past the blue screen with green plumbob and you’re on a 2013 or later model Mac then this fix is for you. It’s most likely that you have one of the following graphics cards in your Mac:

  • Intel Iris 5100
  • Intel Iris Pro 5200
  • Intel Iris 6100
  • Intel HD 6000
  • AMD Radeon R9 M370X

Go to this guide and follow the instructions, paying particular attention to obtaining the specific details for your Mac – Fix for incompatible graphics.

Good luck and please pass it on to any Mac users you know who have been struggling to get their games working 🙂


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