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Can't open expansion installers on Mac.

Post by sethdoesstuff on Sat 15 Dec 2012, 16:18

So I followed the installation instructions for Sims 3. I got the files from here and installed the base game. The next step is to install one of the expansions (I've tried both Katy Perry and Diesel Stuff with the same result) but after I unrar I double click the installer and it shows up for a second in my dock then goes away. The icon literally isn't in my dock long enough to see (you just see it try to open, then epic fail). I guess I'm the only idiot because I searched this forum and Google with no luck. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?

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Re: Can't open expansion installers on Mac.

Post by invalidusername on Sat 15 Dec 2012, 19:18

I would recommend updating to 1.42 using the manual patch before trying to install anything else. Maybe that would help.
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Re: Can't open expansion installers on Mac.

Post by sethdoesstuff on Sat 15 Dec 2012, 20:17

Tried that Sad

//EDIT

Have just finished downloading Ambitions. Same problem there.

//EDIT

Same for Generations. I'm really confused about this. The base game
installed just fine. I seem to be one of the only ones here using a Mac
to install Sims Sad

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Re: Can't open expansion installers on Mac.

Post by Adwomin on Sat 15 Dec 2012, 21:58

Hello,

Let's move this topic to the Mac section.

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I don't know much about Mac problems, but try this please: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t7248-how-to-install-sims-3-with-or-without-ep-s-on-mac-dmg-creating
Read very carefully.

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Re: Can't open expansion installers on Mac.

Post by antiskub on Sun 16 Dec 2012, 00:56

@sethdoesstuff wrote:So I followed the installation instructions for Sims 3. I got the files from here and installed the base game. The next step is to install one of the expansions (I've tried both Katy Perry and Diesel Stuff with the same result) but after I unrar I double click the installer and it shows up for a second in my dock then goes away. The icon literally isn't in my dock long enough to see (you just see it try to open, then epic fail). I guess I'm the only idiot because I searched this forum and Google with no luck. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?

Use Stuffit Expander to open the .rar

You can download it for free from the Mac App store.

Use this guide for creating a .dmg if your installer gives you errors

http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t7248-how-to-install-sims-3-with-or-without-ep-s-on-mac-dmg-creating
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