The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection

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macOS Compatibility

Method Rating Notes
Native Perfect Plays perfectly (AppStore version), need to disable "Pro Motion" before starting.
Compatibility layer
CrossOver Unplayable Game does not run.[1]
Wine Unknown
Virtualization
Parallels Perfect Plays perfectly with code "boolprop useshaders false" used in game on Windows 11 on ARM and Parallels 17

References

  1. Verified by User:Mavethee on 19-August-2021
    Device: MacBook Air M1 2020 16GB RAM (8-core GPU)
    OS: macOS Big Sur 11.5.2
    Method: CrossOver 21
    Game version: Cracked version ( FOR TESTING )
    Store: Steam
    Comment: Game does not run, black screen with sound or at best, game running on very low settings, textures flickering. Tried some modifications (like Graphics Rules Maker), compatibility troubleshooting or guide provided at https://forum.parallels.com/threads/sims-2-graphics-issues.210407/ but no luck really. Technically found a gameplay video with method used on that forum but personally had no luck with this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMhcrvuveKc