My sims 3 wont launch on mac

Replies: 23 Who? Have you tried temporarily moving your Sims 3 folder the one with your mods, saves, etc and seeing if that helps? If you try that and it helps then you'll at least know the problem is something within that folder. Also I believe there should be an option within Origin to repair the game if you click right click I believe on your game, that may be worth a try too.

Maybe try a combination of both, move your Sims 3 folder then try running the repair option in Origin. I'm not sure if any of those things will help, but I thought I'd at least try suggesting a couple of simple things. Reinstall your game.


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Download the "Superpatch" version 1. Always use the TS3W shortcut to launch your game. In the help section on this forum you will find instructions on how to do all of this. Reason: Correction on CCMagic. Posts: 1, 1 Achievements. Take a minute to look at the information page detailing Patch 1. Also note CC Magic no longer works with 1. Check out the details on the page. As suggested above also try putting your The Sims3 game folder on your desktop or rename it to something else.

Load the game and a new The Sims 3 folder will be recreated.

See if you can play. If you can start adding things back a few at a time and testing each time to make sure you can play. Chances are you have something in that mods folder that is either outdated or conflicting with something else. Edit: Sorry, I misled you: 1. Very often the patching process, not just the 1. Some never see this happen, others did with every patch unless they pulled their game folder out first. It's not really that uncommon. If your game is registered with Origin, and if pulling the game folder out still doesn't work, you could as a last resort after all else fails consider uninstalling TS3, clean your Windows Registry with CCleaner, and reinstall the digital only version through Origin at no extra cost.

You wouldn't need the disc anymore.


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And please don't try Super Patching or bypassing the Launcher with a shortcut as suggested above, those things don't work on Patch 1. Stop Origin from updating your game. There is a box for that you can uncheck on the last tab of the launcher. Next download the superpatch for 1. Next find your TS3W. Create a shortcut for it and drag it to your desktop. Always start sims with that shortcut. Never use origin. I have never had a digital copy of sims so I suppose that is the reason I made the suggestion. Didn't mean to lead anyone astray.

I was simply unaware that you couldn't select the patch you want with a digital copy. Posts: 5, Thanks: in 20 Posts 7 Achievements. Just booted right up. You are a gentleman. Mine is a MacBook Pro without the Retina display. Finally I can play my sims 3 again! I scoured the internet looking for a way to fix it. Thank you! I was afraid I was going to have to move all my save files to the other partition of the harddrive that I have Snow Leopard saved on, or get an old MBP and use it as my gaming computer. The instructions worked perfectly.

Re: [MAC] Sims 3 won't start!

Just installed the game via origin but it goes into full screen mode and goes black. Please please help! It should, because it just lets the game launch, and then you can choose which pack to use. Anything I can do to help that? I just got a new iMac and nothing I tried from forums worked.

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Your fix does work and fingers crossed it is better than ever! Thank you so much! Hi Rob, your post has given me hope.


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With the latest version of High Sierra Sims 3 will not longer work even with this amended code. Are there any other ideas you have as otherwise I may have to buy a new laptop! My kids moved on to Sims 4, despite not liking it at first. Email Address. Showing results for. Search instead for. Do you mean. Sims 3 won't start on Mac by simluvr7. Zombies Heroes Plants vs. Zombies Games Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 1 Plants vs. Zombies 2 Other Plants vs. Sims 3 won't start on Mac. November The icon appears at the bottom of the screen as if it is going to start but doesn't.

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