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I apologize if this is in the wrong thread section. My daughter wants this game for her birthday in two weeks, so I am going to get it for her. But one question, there is about 200 different kinds of them! Are they all compatible with macs? She wants The Sims 2 specifically, but do I need to get her The Sims 1 as well, so it will be compatible? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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The Sims 2 is separate from Sims 1....u just need a mac version of sims 2...make sure it isnt university, nightlife, pets, seasons, open for business or watever other expansions....it has to be just The Sims 2 unless u want to get her one of the expansions...

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Oh ok, thanks a lot. Good news. I just thought you had to have Sims 1 to install Sims 2.
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wat are the specs on ur daughters comp? the game requires a good video card....

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15" Titanium Powerbook G4
CPU speed: 1 GHz
133 MHz bus speed
1 GB of memory
Mac OS X 10.4.8

But there isn't any games or anything installed on it.
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having other games on it doesn't matter....i have a 17" MacBook Pro, 2.33 GHz, 3 GB of memory, and Mac OS X 10.4.10 and Sims 2 still crashes sometimes...

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hm.. It just "unexpectedly quits" at random times on a Macbook Pro? :O That can't be a good sign. I think I'm still going to buy it and see how it pans out.
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well these are the recommended specs...just so u kno wat ur getting into...Operating System: Mac OS X 10.3.8 or later
CPU Processor: PowerPC G4/G5
CPU Speed: 1.2GHz or faster
Memory: 256 MB or higher
Hard Disk Space: 3GB free disk space
Video Card (ATI): Radeon 9000 or better
Video Card (NVidia): GeForce FX5200 or better
Video Memory (VRam): 32 MB or higher
Media Required: DVD Drive

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Gameplay will most likely be pretty slow eh... Where did you read all this?
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Is there any way to make it faster whatsoever?
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i got that from here...and it prob wont be slow, it just wont load...or if it does, itll crash almost immediatly...u cant upgrade hardware, is that ur only computer? do u have a pc that might be able to handle it?

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You can get the recommended specifications from the game's website. That's probably where Specialk51288 got it from. In this case, from: http://www.aspyr.com/product/game_specs/6

You're probably going to experience some pretty choppy and slow gameplay. There's not really much you can do to speed it up, unfortunately.

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Wow, bad news. But thanks regardless. I'm currently looking at other games...
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Do u have a Playstation 2 or Xbox? they both have The Sims 2

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We have a playstation 2, but wouldn't the computer version demolish the PS2?
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