Dude. Best, most accurate rant ever. I have a BRAND NEW IMAC. ******* $1400 computer, and my $300+ worth of new sims games have so many ******* problems. Every time I get a new game is crash city. EA don't makes us mac users doubt you. Macs are gonna take over the world soon.
Mac was never built for gaming. Not even for The Sims 3. Can't stand EA's attitude towards us Mac users, especially for those who had to get one cos their company or school required them them to get it.
I'd give up Sims before I gave up my Mac, and I've been playing since Sims 1 came out over a decade ago, so this would be a sad outcome for me. Happily, using a few key Twallan mods and being careful about which worlds I choose means that most of the time I can play without too many problems on my iMac. Yes, we are treated like second class customers and there are some Mac-specific issues that are not properly addressed, but we are treated that way by EA, not by Apple. Plus there are plenty of PC simmers with serious game problems too. Bugs in this game are by no means limited to Mac simmers.
Sims 2 for Mac, made for Mac by Aspyr ran perfectly without a single hiccup for me. It ran infinitely better than the PC version that I initially used. Sims 3 with Cider rubbishness... not so good. Sometimes you get what you pay for, and I'm guessing that Cider was a much cheaper option than Aspyr.
I just got my iMac today, haven't yet installed all my sims discs, am a bit scared to be honest. But just a few hours on this iMac is enough to know that I would be unlikely to go back to a PC, and that I too would give up my Sims addiction of nine years before I gave up this computer.
Plus I'm now not really 100% sure now how to go about installation and downloading for a Mac... Just reading a few threads is enough to show me that I have now joined the great uncared for! (But are PC folk cared about any more than we are?)
ATM I can't even play I had to force quit it because it opened 3 times and wouldn't close so I force quit it
now when I get to the loading screen with the cute messages like boosting bark volume it comes up with a message saying exception raised then some tech numbers then asking me to debug or cancel I think either way it closes my game
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Have you had a chance to delete all the memories? I was shocked by how much pep my game got in its step once I mass deleted all the memories. ALL my sims' scrapbooks were full, and I assume most if not all the Townies' memories were at max, too. It was craaaazy.
OH YES! I was sick and tired of that memory system anyway. I was happy to find out it deletes memories in town as well! I got a great boost of stability and performance just with that one feature!
Figwit is super correct. Don't go to the MATY forums. You can get the mod directly here (warning: that IS a direct link, it will start the download if clicked). You can set up your Awesome config file here…
I went to the MATY site, didn't care for it right off the bat so thank you for the links and I'll follow your advice - they have helped me so much thus far I'll keep testing what I've got so far a while longer before trying AwsomeMod.
And don't forget, the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do!
(So don't let my pragmatism and pessimism dissuade you from being one of The Crazy Ones!)
Oh! That's so sweet of yout! But I never got pessimism vibes from you. Also, being pragmatic is an indispensable quality i hope you'll cherish forever
Have a fantastic day Jooliea and Sul Sul!
I have a question, how do we delete all the townies memories without having to go through everyone individually?
the very first post in this forum says it all,glad it started crashing only 3 xpacks in might only play once a month for 10 min before it crashes..................i personally will never buy a computer game again that says sims or ea on it!!!!