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The Sims 3: Startup/Crash issue


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I recently re-installed the sims 3. Here are my system specs:

Hardware Overview:

Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,4
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.53 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 3 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
Boot ROM Version: MBP53.00AC.B03
SMC Version (system): 1.49f2
Serial Number (system): W8931CQF7XJ
Hardware UUID: 0F12D6BC-499B-5C84-A738-7269688CD7D2
Sudden Motion Sensor:
State: Enabled

When I start it, this happens:

YouTube - ISUHD.mov
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For both of you guys...check out this Sims 3 installation procedure:

How to Install Sims 3 on a Macbook White | eHow.com

In step #4 it mentions something about a "patch"...did you guys do this part? I'm not sure how old the article is...it may be outdated...and this "patch" may no longer be part of the installation process.

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well you should be able to run it without the patch... I'll try patching and see if that helps. Will let you know. From the way it's behaving I have a corrupted game disk and/or conflicting files...
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well you should be able to run it without the patch...
Everything should work...but sometimes it doesn't. That's probably why this patch was available. But as I mentioned...the article that I linked may be old...and install disks/files of Sims 3 since then may have been corrected.

Can I ask...are you installing Sims 3 from an original install disk (Macintosh version)...or was the install file downloaded from the internet?

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Its an original game disk for mac
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I did all the patch updates and it works now. Been playing all day! This game is addictive!
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I did all the patch updates and it works now. Been playing all day! This game is addictive!
Awesome...thanks for the update!!! I guess "the patch" was the answer!

Yes...those Sims games are VERY addictive!

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