Not that I have time to be doing that or anything ...... But as far as I can see it is not compatible with the MacBook that I have and when I look at the spec for the game, it only seems like the brand new MacBook pros and iMacs that are compatible!
HelloBeastie I was the same - it's like a guilty pleasure - my dp could not understand why I spent so much time playing a "kids game", and I don't think I helped my case too much when I tried to explain that I was trying to get a promotion so I could go to work in a helicopter.........
I went on this site:http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/referrer/srtest
and it says my computer has passed! My old lappy is 6 years old and decrepit. Still, it got me through Sims 1 and 2. NOw that that ones died my dad has given me his old one, which is about 2 years old and I'm so excited to get Sims 3 when I get paid! Course, my baby is also due at the same time, so we'll see how often I actually get to play!
Oh I find Sims 3 so much more fun. Far less linear repeat same stuff to trawl up the ranks gameplay. You get extra side missions and things, far more fun leisure stuff to do... can go visit/wander around far more easily... everyone else ages too...
What are the design options like? I remember being really frustrated moving from Sims1 with all the expansion packs to Sims2 and going to a really limited repertoire again (I like lots of wall paper choice!).
DP is a committed gamer so our PC is often found on the sitting room floor in bits while he stabs around with a screwdriver, swearing and trying to make it do things faster. But the plus side is that it runs Sims 3 no bother - it's great! It isn't a lot different, but it is much less clunky and repetitive. I like that they can pee without being told to go - who needs that when you've got it all day from your child?!
Just as much of an addiction as the previous games though ... I try to avoid the 3am finishes, at least on school nights, but I can sympathise