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#1 Tacohead

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 10:26 AM

If you haven't heard The Sims 3 release date has been delayed from February 20th to June 4th. But there's an interesting tidbit. The press release officially names a Mac version and there's a link that leads to the box art. On the box it clearly says "PC/Mac DVD" which obviously strongly suggests simultaneous release.

While that is great and all it also strongly suggests Cider and no Aspyr. Aspyr previously did the other Sims games for the Mac. Interesting.

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 10:25 AM

EA Germany confirmed a simultaneous release on hybrid-DVD (Mac/Win) on 4th june (source).

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 01:15 PM

Also, expect the same SecuROM DRM protection that plagued Spore.

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 06:56 AM

Here a link to the box art which clearly states both Win and Mac release :D Yay! No more bootcamp or waiting for a year to play new games...
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Posted 06 April 2009 - 03:36 AM

View PostJanichsan, on February 4th 2009, 12:15 PM, said:

Also, expect the same SecuROM DRM protection that plagued Spore.

http://www.shacknews...article.x/57876

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 08:10 AM

I'm looking forward to this one :)
But ciderized doesn't mean that it's going to run perfectly on a Mac, right?
I don't really know much about ports, but I read that Spore wasn't too awesome on the Mac...
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Posted 20 April 2009 - 12:10 PM

View Postnagareboshi, on April 20th 2009, 04:10 PM, said:

But ciderized doesn't mean that it's going to run perfectly on a Mac, right?
I don't really know much about ports, but I read that Spore wasn't too awesome on the Mac...
Yeah, I expect the game to run on the minimally capable Macs (everything with just a ATi x1600) to run like ass on the lowest possible settings.

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 06:52 AM

Well, funny because the system requirements say even lower (although that is for Windows).

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 06:52 AM

View PostThe Liberator, on April 29th 2009, 02:52 PM, said:

Well, funny because the system requirements say even lower (although that is for Windows).
Sure. Cider (and the generally lower performance of Apple's OpenGL) steal quite a bit of the performance. Here are the Mac minimum requirements, by the way.

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