How to Play the Sims on the Mac

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How to Play the Sims on the Mac
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"The Sims" computer game originally launched as Windows compatible software only. If you owned a Mac, you couldn't enjoy "The Sims" on your Macintosh computer. Since the original launch, a patch for "The Sims" has been developed which will make the game compatible with the Mac OS X operating system. Once you install the retail version of the game, you need to download and install "The Sims" for Mac OS X 2.0.1 patch to play the game.

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Things you need

  • Retail version of "The Sims"

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  1. 1

    Insert the retail version of "The Sims" into the disc drive.

  2. 2

    Click "Install" on the onscreen prompt which launches, then follow the onscreen prompts to install the retail version of "The Sims."

  3. 3

    Download "The Sims" for Mac OS X 2.0.1 patch from the official Apple download page.

  4. 4

    Click "Run," then follow all on-screen prompts to install the patch. "The Sims" installed on your computer will now run on your Macintosh computer.

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