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The Sims 3 on Macintosh (08/11/2009 07:21:20 AM)

Hi All,

Just a quick note for anyone considering Windows gaming on a Macintosh. Last night, I installed The Sims 3 to my Mac, and after investigating how it is installed - it turns out that Cedega (from Transgaming) is installed as a layer to allow The Sims 3 to run! What does this mean? It may be possible to install many other games on Mac using the launcher for The Sims 3!

It also means that The Sims 3 has the potential to run on Linux. Obviously the binaries for Mac will be tailored for Leopard and higher, so it won't be as easy as copy / paste the binaries over, but with The Sims 3 running reliably and smoothly (1280 x 800 x Medium-High Detail on a 9400GT), it may mean that other games can run almost natively as well.

So yeah - I have some playing to do tonight!

Cheers,
Craig Mattson.

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