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I tried searching this, but I couldn't find any concrete proof on it.

Has anyone played The Sims 2 on a macbook using Bootcamp? (Well, I guess it wouldn't change much if you played it on Bootcamp or if you just used the Mac version of the Sims 2.) I'm just wondering if gameplay works well or if its too strong of a game to be played on a macbook.
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If there's already a Sims 2 for the Mac why do you want to play it using Bootcamp?
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yeah, i've heard that that is one sim game that actually does run semi-ok on a macbook under OS X (not like simcity4 or civilizationIV).

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If there's already a Sims 2 for the Mac why do you want to play it using Bootcamp?
Because I'm making the switch to a macbook and already have The Sims 2 for Windows, which is why I would run it thru Bootcamp. I don't really feel the need to buy the game a second time.
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Because I'm making the switch to a macbook and already have The Sims 2 for Windows, which is why I would run it thru Bootcamp. I don't really feel the need to buy the game a second time.
Ah I see where your coming from now.
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save yourself the headache; sell the windows version and pick up the OS X version for a few bucks off of amazon.

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Is there any difference between the two versions of the game? Do expansion packs and stuff work the same, cuz I've already got a couple of the expansion packs.

This is the only game that I actually play, and I'm absolutely addicted so I'm really hoping it can run well on my new macbook.
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not completely sure, but i'd guess expansion packs are platform specific.

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if you have a program for windows and ur going to install bootcamp there will be no difference on the mac under bootcamp than on ur current machine.
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kkelly122, weird, I'm originally from West Deptford, too haha.

Anyway as for the original post, rest assured. I also had Sims 2-PC, and in fact, after losing the first disk of my first copy, and buying a second copy, I was not about to buy a third copy for the Mac. I was also on the fence about switching partially for this reason (lame I know but my PC was so old and slow, and the point of a new computer was so I could play my game!), so I read up on bootcamp. I expressed my concerns about the graphics card, etc to the Apple Store genius, and he claimed that his sister had a mac mini and plays the sims2 on there fine, and he believed I'd have no problems on my new macbook.

So to answer your question, it runs perfectly for me. Therefore I say go for it, install bootcamp and have fun playing the Sims 2.

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