You cannot run the game with an ISO file. You can install EA Origin for Mac and install the digital download version (free). You must uninstall the disc version and install the download version.
It is possible to download the game through Origin. If you don’t already have Origin on your MAC, download it here: http://origin.com/download (just do the MAC version). Sign in if you have registered the games at thesims3.com the games should already be available for download.
Re: Can the Sims 3 be played without the disc? Yes. Download the Origin client and enter your registration code to add it to your games (if it was not an Origin purchase). If it was an Origin purchase your game will be there.
Go to Applications > The Sims 3 then right click on the Sims 3 icon and select Show Package Contents. In the Finder window that appears, open the Contents folder, then double-click the info. plist file. It should open with TextEdit.
This update of The Sims 3 also moves from OpenGL to Apple’s Metal graphics API, significantly changes how data is managed with the game service, where files are stored in the macOS file system, and has been updated to a native macOS application . The 64-bit version of The Sims 3 is now available for Mac users.
Re: The Sims 4
It is possible to install Sims 4 without your CD/DVD by simply logging into your Origin account and downloading the game from there.
You can download this version of The Sims 3 on Origin if you have a Mac OS device. If you’ve already registered The Sims 3 to your game library, you should see a new version with a “64-bit” tag above the box.
To get the new version of The Sims 3 for macOS, 64-bit, redeem your code on EA Desktop and download the 64-bit version. You can register your game and packs at www.thesims3.com by logging in with the same account you use for EA Desktop.
The Sims 3 is sold by retailers worldwide, but is free to download to your computer through Origin if you have previously purchased the game. The Sims 3 can also be downloaded for free using the peer-to-peer file-sharing protocol, also known as BitTorrent.
You don’t have to do anything special since Origin is in offline mode. Even without Origin, you can just click the Sims 3 icon that will appear on your desktop after installation. Press the large circular button with a play icon on the left side of The Sims 3 -Launchers to start your game.
You can get the digital download version (free) with the disc code. You need to download Origin – Link – Origin and click “Download for Mac” under the orange button. Install Origin and register the game/package and then you should be able to download and install the games.
The Sims 3 version on Steam is only available for Windows PC. However, you should be able to activate the serial numbers provided by Steam on Origin and then play it on your Mac through Origin. However, this requires a new download. Make sure to click Mac before downloading and you will need an EA Account.
Re: Does Sims 3 or 4 support the new MacBook with M1 chip? @Raydongc This version of Sims 3 was written for Intel Macs just like the last one. It doesn’t run and may never run natively on ARM Macs.
An Intel Core 2 Duo E4400/AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4000+ and a GeForce 7600 GT/Radeon HD 6450 is all you need for smooth operation.
The answer is Yes, you can run Sims 3 on your laptop without any problems.
Re: Moving a Sims 3 game I made on one computer to another computer. There you will find your saved game (it’s a folder). Copy this folder to an external drive or USB stick and place it in the same path on your other computer.