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Offline MomOfMany

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Re: A huge thanks
« Reply #25 on: August 08, 2014, 04:42:08 PM »
I am really anxious to play the Sims 4 and I thought about trying bootcamp but I don't know anything about it. What do I need for it?

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Re: A huge thanks
« Reply #26 on: August 08, 2014, 05:02:31 PM »
I am really anxious to play the Sims 4 and I thought about trying bootcamp but I don't know anything about it. What do I need for it?

If you already have the separate bootcamp partition, then it's just a question of installing Windows on it. When I ordered my iMac from the local Apple Store I just told them that I wanted them to put Windows on the brand new machine before they called me and said it was ready. I did not want to deal with that. If you have an Apple store in town or a licensed Apple repair shop, then if it were me I would take a copy of Windows to them and just tell them to do it. It would take them all of an hour probably and not cost that much.

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Re: A huge thanks
« Reply #27 on: August 08, 2014, 05:21:08 PM »
Sadly my closest Apple Store is in Chicago! Which is an hour and a half drive. Might have to wait till we need to go out there for something else. I don't know that I trust this question to Apple but how much space would need to be partition for Sims?

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Re: A huge thanks
« Reply #28 on: August 09, 2014, 03:37:43 PM »
It depends on how many EPs/SPs you are using and what else you put on there.  I partitioned 800 GB of my 1 TB drive for Boot Camp, but that is because I'm a big gamer and hardly ever use the OS X side.  I have all of the EPs/SPs save KPST (which we all know is a piece of garbage) and the program folders take up approximately 25.2 GB.  This is before CC, store content, savefiles, etc.

EDIT: This is for TS3, of course.  I don't know how much TS4 will take up.

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Re: A huge thanks
« Reply #29 on: August 10, 2014, 04:19:08 AM »
Thanks PSDuckie! My drive is 1 TB too. But I am not all that tech savvy in that I don't know how many GB that is. LOL! I just know its alot but I also know that the sims takes quite a bit if space. But I would imagine close to the same amount of storage for Sims 4 though.

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Re: A huge thanks
« Reply #30 on: August 10, 2014, 10:40:16 AM »
1 TB is either 1,000 GB or 1,024 GB, depending on what numbering system is used to measure it.  I know it's confusing, but that's the way it is.

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Re: A huge thanks
« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2014, 11:48:07 AM »
1TB is 1,024 Gigabytes, but hard drives always have less storage than advertised due to the differences between how manufacturers and how computers measure storage. Sad but true. Most of the 1TB drives I've come across have ~930GB of storage.

More info on it in this article.

Discussion about hard drives/running TS3 and TS4 on the same computer are more suited to the Technical Help board, though, so if you want to continue the conversation, open up a thread there. :)

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Re: A huge thanks
« Reply #32 on: August 25, 2014, 01:19:02 PM »
I am a little wary of Sims 4 - I just finally started doing a Life States Dynasty attempt #X on Sims 3 and now we're in a new game? Well, okay. It's a shame I never took the chance with the Sims 3 tournament, especially the last one as there were a couple I could have done like the sculptor's challenge, but hey, live and learn.

I am not ready for Sims 4 yet but once the game is launched and you start writing articles on how it works, might look into it - if my computer can handle it though. It can barely handle Sims 3 without lag. Of course, I would like to contribute ideas for any Dynasties if you want, Metro. Once I understand how the Sims 4 works I might have ideas, just PM me if you want my help. I am a font of ideas! ^_^

I wish you all luck and best wishes in the future!'

EDIT: This is several months in(so I apologize for necroposting  :-[) and things change; my computer refuses to update The Sims 3 so I had to uninstall it to free up room for my MMOs and with the help of a few gift card I was able to buy The Sims 4 and I love it immensely. With the changes and the first Sims 4 expansion coming in a few months and Metro's new Dynasty, I am not really interested in going back to Sims 3 and its bugs, glitches and doughy-face Sims. Cheers!
I play The Sims 4 for fun, so I don't care if I never end up being interviewed for the Dynasty Hall of Fame; people who play for keeps burn out too easily and don't enjoy playing the games, so I am going to not sweat the details.

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