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Sims 3 mac installer problem

Post by Eppsticy51 on Tue 06 Jun 2017, 00:14

SO I've decided to install the complete Sims 3 collection on my Macbook Pro.
I have been following the guide on G4TW titled 'The Sims 3 Mac Guide', which is linked:
     https://www.games4theworlddownloads.org/Downloads/Guides/Sims_3_Mac_Guide.pdf
I have downloaded 'The Sims 3: The Complete Collection' from the downloads page on G4TW.
I have extracted the RAR file, and created DMGs of each folder using disk utility, in the 'hybrid image' format.

Now for the problem:  I open the Sims 3 base game DMG, double click the installer.  Instead of the installer appearing, there is an error message saying "The application 'Sims 3 Installer' cannot be opened"

I've looked around for solutions, couldn't find any, and this seems to be the best resource for Mac Sims 3 troubleshooting.

I've included a screenshot of the error message.

I've perused the other threads on installation issues bot couldn't find any solutions for this particular problem.


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Re: Sims 3 mac installer problem

Post by RoxeyJ on Mon 12 Jun 2017, 19:43

I have the same problem. Hope somebody will help us Why God.

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Re: Sims 3 mac installer problem

Post by nilahsims on Sat 17 Jun 2017, 20:47

Hiya there!

Have you tried making those DMGs into ISO files (preferably using Keka)? If not, you may have to download the other RAR file, meant for windows, convert all those files into ISO files, mount them, and follow the procedures as provided. 

If you still need help, please feel free to PM me!

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Re: Sims 3 mac installer problem

Post by Eppsticy51 on Sun 18 Jun 2017, 11:15

Thank you!
Using Keka and ISOs did it!

I managed to get the full game and all expansions installed after some more troubleshooting and research.

Made a new post outlining how I did it, hope it works for everyone else too!
Here's a link to it:
http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t30685-successful-sims-3-mac-installation-how-to#179018

Cheers

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