PC users get a Sims 3 update, nothing for Mac users

Oh look, a new update for The Sims 3, how exciting! Oh wait, it’s only for Windows users and introduces a new Expansion and Stuff Pack Manager.

Mac users on most post 2013 Macs cannot play the game due to their graphics cards being unsupported. This is well known among Mac players and EA are aware of it. It is posted about on a daily basis on the official games forum and AHQ. People are still buying the game as according to the system requirements it will be fully compatible on their Mac, but it isn’t. If you have no idea what I’m talking about just read my page here.

Here’s what I think. I think that EA are no longer using the 3rd party they used for the Cider wrapping of the game so there is no one at EA who actually knows how to patch it. They’re hoping that over time Mac users will just stop moaning and buy Sims 4 or disappear altogether. Well, it’s been two years now and people are still buying the game, only to find out that it is not compatible on their new Mac. I know this because I am replying to their posts on the forums, daily.

Prove me wrong EA, go that extra mile and actually help your Mac user base rather than hope we all crawl away, never to come back (or buy Windows machines instead). While you’re at it, how about releasing that patch for Sims 4 which has rendered the game unplayable for those with NVIDIA 512MB GPUs on OS X El Capitan? You know, the one that will have taken you over two months to fix. Yep, that’s another massive group of Mac users who aren’t able to play the game they paid EA for.

At least Sims 4 is 64 bit in OS X though. They did something right.

Advice for Mac users – ignore Colton147147

I’ve been ignoring this for too long now. If you post on the official forums asking for Mac advice and Colton147147 answers you, pretty much ignore everything he has to say. He has no clue about Macs and only wants to increase his post count and appear ‘helpful’ when he’s actually just trolling. And even I can see that his Windows knowledge is pretty limited.

I’ve already messaged him asking that he ignore Mac threads as he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. He apologised but carries on regardless.

Lumping together all 15″ MacBook Pro and iMac models just shows his ignorance:


So please, just ignore his advice. He knows nothing.


A WiP in CAW. I’m really into CAW more than building lots at the moment. Just thought I’d share some pics 🙂

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