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The Sims 3 Expansion Pack help on mac.

Post by StormedNinja on Thu 12 Jul 2012, 23:29

Hello, I'm having a problem with the Sims 3. The two latest EP's that I got were already unpackaged so when I extracted the .rar files I didn't get a dmg but all of the files as if I were installing it for Windows. I have read many other forums and they all say that you have to make a dmg out of the files. I have tried about 5 times to make the dmg, always making it the correct size, the correct format and everything but when all is said and done, the computer treats the dmg like a folder so when I double click it, it just opens up and shows all of the files and nothing changes. I tried opening it from the desktop as well as using finder's sidebar but it just opens the dmg up as if it was a folder and I still cannot install the EP's. I want to know if maybe I'm doing something wrong in the process of making the dmg or if I am missing something? I read on another forum here that there should be an installer.app file when I am done making the dmg but it is never there so I still cannot install the game. Can anyone help me with this? Help

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Re: The Sims 3 Expansion Pack help on mac.

Post by Aɾყα on Fri 13 Jul 2012, 10:37

Hello,

How did you extract the files? You need stuffit expander.

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Post by StormedNinja on Fri 13 Jul 2012, 12:13

I extracted the files with a program called The Unarchiver. What does suffit expander do other than extract the files?

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Post by Aɾყα on Fri 13 Jul 2012, 12:54

Hello,

I honestly have no idea, other than that it's recommended all over the MAC support section.
My guess is that it's for the same reason that PC users have to use winRAR rather than 7zip, winzip or ... because the files can get messed up if another program is used.

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Post by StormedNinja on Fri 13 Jul 2012, 13:31

Well, it's not that they got messed up its just that they all came ready for PC gaming. I used to have a windows, and it was actually preferred for the files to come like that because all you have to do is double click auto run and the game would install. Of course, OSX is different so that folder with all the files is useless because it is not a dmg. But yeah, I have no idea what to do because I can't install the EP's like that, and making a dmg isn't working right now for me.

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Post by Aɾყα on Fri 13 Jul 2012, 13:35

Hello,

The "MAC Support" section has a number of posts that seem helpful. I know a bunch of people have installed G4TW expansions on their MAC and some have shared how they did it.
I wish I could help out more but I really can't because I've never even seen a MAC up close.

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