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How To Install The Sims™ 4 On A Mac {The Sims Series}

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In my house The Sims is the game to play. We all spend hours creating the perfect Sim, trying to make them look like each other and even building a house to look like ours. On more than one occasion I’ve been asked to do someone’s hair just like a Sim character! Since #TheSims4 has smarter Sims with even weirder stories, we HAD to have it!

Be sure to enter the SIMify yourself Facebook Contest here. There are $8000 in prizes to be won including the grand prize where you could win a trip to Maxis studio in California! See the official rules here.

In celebration of The Sims™ 4 Launch we even made these Plumbob S’mores:

Since we play a lot of video games, but since two of our computers are Macs, we figured out how to play PC games on a Mac, too!

The first thing you need to do is to Bootcamp your Mac. This isn’t some silly workaround. Apple actually has instructions for how to bootcamp your Mac on their website and the software is already installed on your computer. So you don’t need to worry about security and all that.

We bought a copy of The Sims™ 4 at Wal-Mart in their PC gaming section.

The Sims 4 at Walmart

We were so excited to install, I barely even got a picture of it before it got ripped away from me! HAH!

sims 4

Once you’ve set up you Mac to to boot in Windows mode,  just hold down control and start your computer! Click the drive you named “Windows” and your Mac will boot up in Windows mode so you can play The Sims™ 4!

install sims 4 on a mac

Install the game according to the instructions on the insert inside the game.

installation instructions for sims 4

Insert the disc into your cd drive, and this will pop up:

install sims 4 on your mac

You will be playing The Sims™ 4 on your Mac in no time at all!

One thing that might you hang you up is ejecting a cd when you’re in Windows mode. Here’s how you do it.

I can’t believe all this new awesomeness is in The Sims™ 4!

  • Sims with Big Personality –  In The Sims™ 4, there are brand new Sims with big personalities. The heart of the franchise, the Sims themselves, are smarter, more relatable and emotionally aware beings whose every action is affected by what they’re thinking and how they’re feeling. These Smarter Sims have traits, skills, and aspirations that affect their behavior like never before. They behave and emote more believable than ever before. One glance and you can see if your Sims are sad, happy, or angry. Their brand new personalities let you tell touching, funny, and weirder stories.
  • New Creative Tools – The Sims™ 4 has completely rebuilt its creative tools to be intuitive, powerful, tactile and lots of fun. For the first time ever, players can sculpt their Sims by hand and build stunning homes, room by room, with ease. It’s easier and faster for you to create exactly the Sims and the homes you’ve always wanted in The Sims™ 4.
  • Sharing – The Sims™ 4 has made it easier than ever before to share creativity with friends. Share creations, or bring the world’s creations into your game with a few simple clicks. With the new Gallery function, uploading and downloading creations is easier than ever before.

Special thanks to #CollectiveBias for making this post possible!

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