The Sims™ 2: Super Collection
By Aspyr Media, Inc.
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The ground breaking classic returns to the Mac!
This updated version of The Sims™ 2 includes several enhancements exclusively for Mac:
• Native resolution support, including 4K and Retina!
• Drastically improved performance, thanks to an all new renderer.
• Gesture Support for zoom and rotate.
• Tons of bug fixes and tweaks.
In The Sims™ 2: Super Collection, take your Sim from cradle to grave through life’s greatest moments. Create your own houses, neighborhoods, Sims, and even family dynasties—then watch it all come to life! You may choose to manage your Sims so they experience the rewards of a life well lived. Of course, you may also choose to neglect their needs, indulge in their fears, and see what happens… The possibilities are endless!
The Sims™ 2: Super Collection delivers all of the award winning content from the original plus the addition of 6 expansion packs, and 3 “stuff” packs never before packaged together.
• Open for Business
• Bon Voyage
• Family Fun Stuff
• Glamour Life Stuff
• Happy Holiday Stuff
We’ve completely overhauled The Sims™ 2 to work with modern hardware and OSX configurations, optimizing performance with a new renderer, and we are supporting native resolutions, including Retina! We’ve even kept some of the old secrets, like the ability to import a neighborhood from SimCity™ 4 Deluxe, or playing around with custom content via the “Body Shop”.
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If you encounter problems playing the game, please visit support.aspyr.com. Our Customer Support team is happy and eager to help. Your feedback helps us make better games.
In order to run the game with satisfactory performance, your Mac must meet these minimum system requirements: 2.2 GHz CPU Speed | 4 GB RAM | 10 GB free disk space | (ATI): Radeon HD 3870; (NVidia): GeForce 8800 | (Intel): HD 3000 | 256 MB VRam
• If you are unsure about your system specs, head over to GameAgent.com and let the MacMatch feature do it for you! •
NOTICE: The following video chipsets are unsupported for The Sims™ 2: Super Collection
•ATI RADEON HD 2600 and older
•NVIDIA 8600m, 9400 and older
•Intel Integrated GMA 950
•Intel Integrated x3100
NOTICE: This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (CaseSensitive)
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What's New in Version 1.2.2
• Added Gesture Support for zoom and rotate.
• Added 4K Resolution Support.
• Added feature to easily restore The Sims™ 2 neighborhoods.
• Added feature to easily import SimCity 4 Terrain
• Minor bug fixes
This download was super exciting to me, because for a price that low and all those expansion packs, I thought it was a steal! It certainly was. I got the Sims 2 plus nightlight and pets about 7 years ago, and I remember the graphics were never very good, even when I had them at the best settings. It would crash a lot and have issues all the time. Sometimes I would lose the CDs, so running them off CDs was a pain. Sims games have always had some problems when running on Macs, but I haven’t had any problems with this one so far. The graphics were stunning when I first opened it up, because they were greatly improved since the Sims 2 game I had installed on my old Macbook years ago. On my Macbook Air, it runs very well and the loading screens don’t take very long at all. Being someone who loves to use a lot of custom content, I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to install downloads, but I could download Body Shop and the Package Installer separately. So far it works way better than the original sims 2, and I’ve been making beautiful, high-quality movies ever since downloading this game! It was definitely worth buying. I play it all the time. I still kind of wish we could get the rest of the expansion packs though. I would love Apartment Life.
The only Sims game out there that works on a Mac
This is the only Sims game that truly works on a Mac. Tryed Sim 3 over five years ago on my old MacBook and recently tried again on my new MacBook Pro, both attempts led to the same results… an extremely glitchy game that required far more patience to play than I have. Prior to my Mac computers, I had fond memories of playing Sims 2, so when I discovered this App for Sims 2: Super Collection I decided to give it a try. I expected it to take several hours to download... that I have the patience for. The only problem I experienced once I began playing was that I was unable to open the Cheat Console with [ctrl]+[shift]+C. I contacted Aspyr support via email, they responded back to me and helped me resolve the problem. All is GOOD! This Sims game runs amazingly smoothly without any glitches. It runs even better than I remember Sims 2 running all those years ago on my PC, and back then the only expansion pack I had was Pets. Sims 2 is still as fun now as it was then. While the updates to Sims 3 are nice, they are not worth much if you can’t successfully play the game.
Better than SIMS 3 in many ways
My favorite part of the SIMS series is the Toddler stage of life. This is completely missing from the current version (SIMS 4) and, oddly, was dumed down in SIMS 3. SIMS 2 lets toddlers do a number of delightful things like play in the snow, play in a puddle, get bathed in the tub, play in the toilet and … the most impressive one, escape from their crib after they learn to walk. This package also includes a number of delightful extras like weather (the four seasons). On the downside, most of the SIMS are downright ugly compared to SIMS 3. There’s a limited range of outfits for the Toddlers — and only “onesies.” Finally, there is no Mod to remove the silly “censor” mosiac that is so large it covers up the facial expressions on the smaller SIMS. (Since the SIMS remain clothed with censor removed, I never understood why it was needed). This is espeically disappointing with the baby getting a bath in the sink as you can’t really see its little feet and hands splashing around. I also like the fact that you can design your whole family from scratch. Overall, SIMS 2 is a much better value than SIMS 3 for essentially the same program. This one seems to load faster and run smoother too.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Oct 30, 2014
- Version: 1.2.2
- Size: 7.53 GB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
- Seller: Aspyr Media (iDP)
- © 2014, Aspyr
Compatibility: OS X 10.9.2 or later