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- Re: Can't open The Sims 3 on my Mac due to "unknown error."
Be aware that if you are using a disc you need to choose the correct 'regional' file but if you are using digital download through Origin then you should use the file designated 'region 7'. Instructions and the links to the downloads can be found in the Mac section of the forums at thesims.
If you use any mods or custom content, be sure to remove them before patching. Using Origin to install games on Mac Download and install the Origin client for Mac and make sure it is up-to-date.
If you already have Origin on your Mac but are having problems with downloading or installing games, delete the client and download a new copy this sometimes fixes issues with downloading. The latest version can be downloaded from here: When downloading from Origin, do NOT use the first install icon. Move your cursor over the game cover and click on the information letter i and then click on the install button from there. For some reason, downloads from Origin frequently become corrupted.
Using the i reduces the chance of your download being corrupted. If you have already been unfortunate and have a corrupted download, then it is important to remove all traces of this before trying again, by doing a thorough, clean uninstallation first. Are you running anti-virus software or any clean-up applications?
If so, disable these, as they might be deleting files that Origin needs. A fast, stable internet connection will also help you. This widget could not be displayed. Help us improve Answers HQ!
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Turn on suggestions. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type. Showing results for. Search instead for. Do you mean. Answer HQ English: The Sims: The Sims 3: Sims 3 won't play on my Mac. Zombies Games Plants vs. Tapped Out The Simpsons: January I downloaded and installed Origin and the Sims 3 on my mac with no problem, but when I try to play it I just get an "Unknown error" message.
But, when the Sims 3 app appeared, a few seconds later a window pops up saying "An unknown error occurred. I knew it wasn't going to work eventually because I let my mac sit there for an hour and nothing happened. I later uninstalled all 3 of the games, then reinstalled the base game and it stated, "An unknown error occurred.
Why is this not working on my mac?
How to make Sims 3 work in macOS Sierra | The Robservatory
Is there something I can do to fix this issue? I've already tried restarting my computer, reinstalling my computer, etc, but nothing seems to be working. Please help me, if I can't get this to work soon, I want a refund. September I have the same exact problem and its extremely frustrating.
According to the sims 3 forums, the latest versions of the macbook air are not compatible with the sims 3. But then I can across a video of someone playing the sims 3 on macbook air early Heres the link: Absolutely right, the game isn't compatible because of the graphics card. Some people have managed to run it with just the base game and a couple of EPs, dependant on what those EPs are. For full instructions please read this guide. It can be complicated but it does work, at least for every one who's correctly put in the right data. April I have the same problem and I have done everything possible to get it working, it was a waste of my money buying it when I could have used that money else where.
Okay so I had the exact same problem and I know that its a little late but for everyone else who is having trouble this is how I fixed it. I learned this the hard way. I got on that account and opened the game. I bought the base game with Night life and High end loft stuff. Hope this helps! July If I download the Sims 3 and packs on the main administrator account, will it automatically be there when I create the new account or do I have to install them on my new account?
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