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Post by marshmallow on Tue 29 Jun 2010, 19:12

Hi, I was on yesterday asking about installation order.

So, I've downloaded the torrents and am attempting to install them. I'm on a MacBook and I use CrossOver software to deal with .exe files. I managed to get the first crack installed (I think, I hope! I don't know how to test to see that it was successful but I figured since nothing started on fire I must okay on some level!). Anyway, I'm just wondering if anyone has installed these on a Mac and can give me some guidance?

I'm on step 4 which reads: Open the 'Crack 2' folder in the '# Crack' file. Copy ·ll the files in that folder
to: C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin and REPLACE them by the existing ones.

I don't have a folder like that with the game. I did a search for file names since it implied that I would be replacing files of the same name that already exist. I did find files of the same name but they were within the World Adventures expansion pack game folders.

I'm really sorry, I am probably not explaining thins well and I know it's a pain in the ass for non-Mac people to deal with Mac stuff. If you have any hints or guidance I would appreciate it. Also, if there is no info for installing on a Mac I completely understand.

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Re: Installing on a MAC ?

Post by ShadeKensis on Tue 29 Jun 2010, 20:25

@marshmallow wrote:Hi, I was on yesterday asking about installation order.

So, I've downloaded the torrents and am attempting to install them. I'm on a MacBook and I use CrossOver software to deal with .exe files. I managed to get the first crack installed (I think, I hope! I don't know how to test to see that it was successful but I figured since nothing started on fire I must okay on some level!). Anyway, I'm just wondering if anyone has installed these on a Mac and can give me some guidance?

I'm on step 4 which reads: Open the 'Crack 2' folder in the '# Crack' file. Copy ·ll the files in that folder
to: C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin and REPLACE them by the existing ones.

I don't have a folder like that with the game. I did a search for file names since it implied that I would be replacing files of the same name that already exist. I did find files of the same name but they were within the World Adventures expansion pack game folders.

I'm really sorry, I am probably not explaining thins well and I know it's a pain in the ass for non-Mac people to deal with Mac stuff. If you have any hints or guidance I would appreciate it. Also, if there is no info for installing on a Mac I completely understand.

Thanks


im not even sure if all this stuff would work for mac honestly

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Re: Installing on a MAC ?

Post by marshmallow on Tue 29 Jun 2010, 20:31

My initial Sims 3 that I downloaded and installed was a 'PC' version. The Intel Macs can run them, I just used the Crossover software to open and run the .exe files. So I know is can be done, but I just don't know if it is possible with this particular set of files. Or, more importantly, whether I can figure out how to do it.

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Re: Installing on a MAC ?

Post by Adwomin on Wed 30 Jun 2010, 13:13

I'm on step 4 which reads: Open the 'Crack 2' folder in the '# Crack' file. Copy ·ll the files in that folder
to: C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin and REPLACE them by the existing ones.

On your MAC, navigate to the folder where you Installed The Sims 3; in there, there should be a folder called "Game" and then, ín there a folder called "Bin". See if you can find it.

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Re: Installing on a MAC ?

Post by marshmallow on Wed 30 Jun 2010, 18:14



That's a screenshot of the folder, I don't have anything like that in there. I did a search on my computer and the only folders called "bin" were in the files that I had downloaded. I'm wondering if maybe I should also download your version of the base game and go from there? Maybe it will be set up differently than the one I have? I just don't know.

I do appreciate all of your help on this, thank you.

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Re: Installing on a MAC ?

Post by Adwomin on Thu 01 Jul 2010, 11:43

No, it has nothing to do with the base game. Try this: go to the "Crack 3" and just start updating the Game. After that, skip all the other Crack -parts and just Install the Game.

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Re: Installing on a MAC ?

Post by marshmallow on Thu 01 Jul 2010, 18:37

Don't suppose you know how to change the region code on a Mac since I don't have the regedit thing. I'm sorry this has been so needy. Thank you for your help.

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Re: Installing on a MAC ?

Post by Adwomin on Fri 02 Jul 2010, 10:59

That's the point, try installing the updates wíthout changing the region code.

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Re: Installing on a MAC ?

Post by marshmallow on Fri 02 Jul 2010, 16:26

It won't let me, it gives me an error.

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Post by Adwomin on Fri 02 Jul 2010, 18:56

What does the error says?

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Re: Installing on a MAC ?

Post by marshmallow on Sat 03 Jul 2010, 19:52

"The setup has detected that the installed game region for this update is incorrect. This update requires a different game region in order to be installed."

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Re: Installing on a MAC ?

Post by Adwomin on Sat 03 Jul 2010, 20:20

Ok, that error is because you didn't change the region code. One minute, I'll do some research and then update this post.


Edit: Looks like MAC OS doesn't have a registery, so you're not able to change the registery and install the updates.
What you can try is; buy the Original The Sims 3 and then install our Ambitions. That should work, since you then automatically already have the latest updates and don't need to Install them any more.

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Re: Installing on a MAC ?

Post by marshmallow on Sat 03 Jul 2010, 20:38

Okay, thanks!

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Re: Installing on a MAC ?

Post by Adwomin on Sat 03 Jul 2010, 20:54

If you're going to do that, please tell me the result, so I can improve my help to others with the same problem(s).

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Re: Installing on a MAC ?

Post by marshmallow on Sat 03 Jul 2010, 21:36

I can't afford to buy right away, but if I can I will definitely let you know how it works.

Thank you so much for your help with this.

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