The Sims 2

Doesn't work in 10.8

Doesn't work in 10.7

The Sims 2

Supports iCloud

Secured by Gatekeeper

Supports retina graphics

The Sims 2 icon

Available on the Mac App Store
Not available on the Mac App Store

With the introduction of genetics, you can control your sims over a lifetime and pass their sims’ DNA down from one generation to the next. The sims evolve by genetically passing on physical and personality traits. Create and play your own virtual sitcom by choosing one of five different aspirations – Popularity, Fortune, Family, Knowledge, and Romance. These aspirations in life cause your sims to have wants and fears. Will you give them a long successful existence or leave their life in shambles?

Version 1.0
Developer Aspyr Media
Status Doesn't work

0 ratings

This is the second title in the The Sims series of games. The Aspyr port of the game itself is a UNIVERSAL app not a PPC. Check "Get Info" doubters! However the installer is a PPC app and won't work. Will only install via Migration Assistant from a backup such as Time Machine. Body Shop will not work either being a PPC app.

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[ Al from Cal]Al from CalAnonymous 08 Mar 2012 02:02

If you have a Time Machine backup of the Sims 2 it will indeed run on Lion. However you can't install it from the DVD. The installer won't work. I just got a new iMac that came pre-installed with Lion and used Migration Assistant with a Time Machine Backup from SL. Sims 2 runs beautifully!

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[ David Easthope]David EasthopeAnonymous 14 Nov 2012 09:13

Contrary to what so-called "Apple Tech Support" says, The Sims 2 is configurable to run under Mac OS X Lion. Though the installer and the original distribution of the app are both 32-bit PPC apps, the updated versions are compatible as Universal apps. The same applies to the expansion packs, each of which was eventually updated with a Universal app version. If you can, install the software using Snow Leopard on a computer (or dual-boot as I do), patch the games to their latest version, and then move it into Lion. I've had no problems as of yet, with all expansion packs installed.

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[ anon]anonAnonymous 09 Dec 2012 22:51

You can open the package contents and open the .pkg to install it.

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Lion (10.7) Comments

Apple Tech SupportApple Tech SupportAnonymous 10 Jan 2012 00:53

This does NOT run on Lion!! It is a Power PC application and is therefore not supported, despite what the site says.

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