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Can't play sims 3 on imac


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I installed Sims 3 onto my imac but the game won't start!! It starts up and then disappears. No warning, no nothing. What should i do?!
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How about giving us your iMac's specs.

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um.. i just bought my imac
3.2GHz Intel Core i3 processor with 4MB level 3 cache; supports Hyper-Threading

thank you!
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um.. i just bought my imac
3.2GHz Intel Core i3 processor with 4MB level 3 cache; supports Hyper-Threading

thank you!
iMac's have been around since 1998 (that's 12 years)...so posting a thread with a title that says, "Can't play Sims 3 on iMac."...is a pretty open ended question...and could have meant almost anything from a hardware perspective.

Good to hear that you have a new iMac...you really shouldn't have any problem running Sims 3 on it. I would do two things:

- reinstall Sims 3 again
- before you launch Sims 3 for the first time...search the internet for any Sims 3 updates...and if there is one...install it before launching Sims 3.

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thank you for your fast reply. I did all those things already,still doesn't work.. maybe I missed some steps along the way. Thanks again!
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thank you for your fast reply. I did all those things already,still doesn't work.. maybe I missed some steps along the way. Thanks again!
There really shouldn't be any problems installing & running Sims 3 on your iMac. The computer clearly meets the system requirements for the game.

I hate to ask...but did you install the game from original install disks...or is this a file you downloaded somewhere on the internet?

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i downloaded it on bittorrent --the .iso version.

I installed it on windows 7 and there wasn't any problem..So i was hoping that it will work on imac too
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i downloaded it on bittorrent --the .iso version.

I installed it on windows 7 and there wasn't any problem..So i was hoping that it will work on imac too
Why would you assume this...unless you know 100% for sure that an install disk or file includes both a Windows & Macintosh version.

Otherwise...software for a Windows computer & a Macintosh have always had separate versions...so if this version of Sims 3 is a Windows only version...it will not work on a Mac.

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i downloaded it on bittorrent --the .iso version.

I installed it on windows 7 and there wasn't any problem..So i was hoping that it will work on imac too
You downloaded an illegal copy. In other words, you didn't pay for it, it was pirated. And, Windows versions do not work on a Mac.

Buy the official Sims 3 Mac OS X version from your local software supplier store and don't expect any further assistance for illegal activities.

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