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MAC Users - Helpful Links
« on: August 09, 2014, 05:20:17 PM »
Quick Links

Install and Uninstalling Links
Troubleshooting Help Links
Other Info.
Helpful Tips/Tricks




Install and Uninstalling Links:

How to do a clean uninstall and reinstall on a Mac
http://bluebellflora.com/how-to-do-a-clean-uninstall-and-reinstall-on-a-mac/

Sims 3 - Mac Help, Guides and Troubleshooting - By: Bluebellflora
http://answers.ea.com/t5/The-Sims-Mac/READ-FIRST-Sims-3-Mac-Help-Guides-and-Troubleshooting/td-p/749664

Bootcamp Tutorial
http://backtothesims3.com/2017/03/18/play-the-sims-3-with-bootcamp-on-your-mac-part-1/

Current Patch - 1.67 - Manual links and more (for Mac and PC)
http://answers.ea.com/t5/The-Sims-3/FAQ-Current-Patch-1-67-Manual-links-and-more/td-p/67858

Or get the Super Patcher for Sims 3 (for Mac and PC)
http://help.ea.com/en/article/the-sims-3-super-patcher/#mac

Firefox for Mac
https://mozilla.org/firefox/

How to download and install Firefox on Mac
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-download-and-install-firefox-mac

Ccleaner For Mac (It's Free)
https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download?mac
-- This helps clean up temporary files, internet cache files and other files that are left behind that are no longer being used.

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Troubleshooting Help Links:

MAC - Sims 3 Help
http://bluebellflora.com/the-sims-3-mac-help/

Trouble installing The Sims 3 from an install disk
http://help.ea.com/en/article/trouble-installing-the-sims-3-from-an-install-disk/

Game Help:TS3 Bypassing the Launcher (for both MAC and PC)
http://simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:TS3_Bypassing_the_Launcher

Mac Exception Raised Unhandled page fault on read access
https://answers.ea.com/t5/Technical-Issues-PC/Mac-Exception-Raised-Unhandled-page-fault-on-read-access-to/m-p/1851603#M95450

"Exception raised" errors on Mac - How to identify corrupt files ?
https://www.nraas.net/community/chatterbox/topic1097

Unable to start game. Service initialization failed (some number).
https://answers.ea.com/t5/Technical-Issues-PC/MAC-Unable-to-start-game-Service-initialization-failed/m-p/2074653#M105239

[FAQ] Service initialization failed
https://answers.ea.com/t5/Technical-Issues-PC/FAQ-Service-initialization-failed/td-p/65394

'Unknown Error' issue in Sims 3
http://answers.ea.com/t5/The-Sims-Mac/Unknown-Error-issue-in-Sims-3-please-post-here/td-p/5725514

Sims 3 won't start
https://answers.ea.com/t5/Technical-Issues-PC/Sims-3-won-t-start-on-Mac/m-p/1829513#M94877

Sims 3 Mac Installer Stuck
https://answers.ea.com/t5/Technical-Issues-Mac/sims-3-mac-installer-stuck/m-p/881956#M6005

Graphics mods on a Mac?
http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=27413.msg453899#msg453899

[Mac] Can't choose which expansions to load in each game
https://answers.ea.com/t5/Technical-Issues-Mac/Can-t-choose-which-expansions-to-load-in-each-game/td-p/9896407

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Other Info:

How to Upgrade Drivers for a Video Card on a Mac
https://www.wikihow.com/Update-Your-Graphics-Driver#Updating-Graphics-Drivers-on-Mac-OS-X

How to Check Computer Specifications - Method 2 of 3: Mac OS X
https://www.wikihow.com/Check-Computer-Specifications#Using-the-Apple-Menu-on-Mac

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If you're interested in running Boot Camp on your Mac, and want to learn more about it the following links
may be helpful in learning more about the software.

Boot Camp (software) - What it is.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boot_Camp_%28software%29
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Boot Camp Support
https://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/
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Mac Basics: Using Windows on your Mac with Boot Camp
http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT1461

Help with Buying a Refurbished iMac?
http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=24238.msg419174#msg419174

What Can Your Mac Handle Regarding Sims 3?
http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=25052.msg426411#msg426411

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Helpful Tips/Tricks:

BlueBellFlora.com - Sims 3 Tips for Mac Users
http://bluebellflora.com/how-to-play-the-sims-3-on-a-mac/

itsaprilXD’s How to install Mods on a Mac Guide – The Sims 3
https://bluebellflora.com/itsaprilxds-how-to-install-mods-on-a-mac-guide/




I am not a MAC user, but I have gathered a few links that I hope are helpful. If you use a Mac and have links to add, please post them below so they can be added to the list.

MrsFlynn

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