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The Sims 3 Pets Expansion [Mac Download]

by Electronic Arts See the Amazon Page for this brand
Teen Origin
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews) 79 / 100

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Platform: Mac Download
Edition: Standard
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  • Be the pet - Wield control of your pets to chase, dig, tackle, and more. Be the perfect companion or wreak havoc on your Sims!
  • Pets have their own traits - From intelligent, friendly, and proud to playful, adventurous, and aggressive, determine the personalities of your Sims' pets.
  • Pets can learn skills - Cats and dogs can learn to hunt, dogs can learn to locate collectibles and fetch your Sims a date. With career opportunities, your Sims' pets can even work their way up the chain to become the ultimate criminal mastermind.
  • More pets mean more fun! Create a wide variety of unique dogs, cats, and - for the first time ever - horses! Think your Sim has what it takes to tame a wild horse?

Important Note

This game requires The Sims 3 base game to play.


Product Details

Platform: Mac Download | Edition: Standard
  • Downloading: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United States and who have a U.S. billing address.
  • Note: Gifting is not available for this item.
  • ASIN: B005Q1YAI6
  • Release Date: October 18, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Platform: Mac Download | Edition: Standard

From the Manufacturer

Bring excitement and surprise into your Sims' lives with pets! Create the perfect (or imperfect) pets for your Sims, from fierce guard dogs to destructive kittens to trusty horses and more as you determine not only how your Sims' pets look but their personality traits as well. With a variety of new activities and social interactions, take direct control of your Sims' pets and explore new ways to mess with their lives. Give your Sims a new member of their household and discover all-new ways to play with life!

The Sims 3 Pets

The Sims 3 Pets
Many Pets to choose from
Many pets to choose from
Ride a horse
Ride a horse
Train guard dogs
Train guard dogs

Synopsis

Experience life on four legs as you explore the Sims world through the eyes of a dog or cat! Will you be fun and friendly or will you be more pest than pet? Dig, chase, find collectibles, learn to hunt, and more. Go outside and play or just go on the rug. Dogs can even help their owners land a date! Move up the pet pecking order with career opportunities. (Who knew there was a dog and cat underworld?) Travel the town with your owner, sniff out discoveries, find treasure, and more.



Key Features:

  • More pets mean more fun! Create a wide variety of unique dogs, cats, and—for the first time ever—horses! Build a collection of lizards, turtles, snakes, and birds. Think your Sim has what it takes to tame a wild horse?
  • Be the Pet. Wield control of your Sim’s pet to chase, dig, tackle and more. Be the perfect companion or wreck havoc on your Sims!
  • Pets have their own traits! From intelligent, brave, and friendly to hydrophobic, skittish, and clueless to gentle, fast, and agile, determine the personality of your Sims’ pets.


System Requirements
  Minimum Specifications:
OS: Mac OS X 10.5.7 Leopard or higher
Processor: 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
RAM: 1 GB
Hard Drive: 3.2 GB
Video Card: Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
Additional Info: Requires The Sims 3 base game to play

INTERNET CONNECTION, ORIGIN ACCOUNT, ACCEPTANCE OF PRODUCT AND ORIGIN END USER LICENSE AGREEMENTS, INSTALLATION OF THE ORIGIN CLIENT SOFTWARE (WWW.ORIGIN.COM/ABOUT). REGISTRATION WITH ENCLOSED SINGLE-SE SERIAL CODE(S) AND LATEST THE SIMS 3 PATCH UPDATE REQUIRED TO PLAY. ACCESS TO ONLINE SERVICES INCLUDING SIMPOINTS AND DOWNLOADS REQUIRES AN INTERNET CONNECTION, ORIGIN ACCOUNT AND GAME REGISTRATION WITH THE ENCLOSED ONE-TIME USE SERIAL CODE. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO ONE ORIGIN ACCOUNT PER SERIAL CODE AND IS NON-TRANSFERABLE. EA ONLINE PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS OF SERVICE CAN BE FOUND AT www.ea.com. YOU MUST BE 13+ TO REGISTER FOR AN ORIGIN ACCOUNT. MAC USERS MUST UPDATE TO THE LATEST VERSION OF THE SIMS 3 LAUNCHER TO ACCESS ONLINE SERVICES, INCLUDING SIMPOINTS AND DOWNLOADS. INCLUDES SOFTWARE THAT COLLECTS DATA ONLINE NECESSARY TO PROVIDE AND ACTIVATE IN-GAME ADVERTISING FOR ALL THE SIMS 3 PRODUCTS PREVIOUSLY OR HEREAFTER INSTALLED. INTERNET CONNECTION AND FACEBOOK ACCOUNT REQUIRED TO ACCESS FACEBOOK MEMORY FEATURE. FEATURE CAN BE DISCONTINUED AT ANYTIME WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE.

EA MAY RETIRE ONLINE FEATURES AFTER 30 DAYS NOTICE POSTED ON WWW.EA.COM.


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Customer Reviews

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36 of 41 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful concept but terrible execution by EA October 20, 2011
Platform for Display:Mac Download|Edition:Standard
If you get to see the promotional videos and screen captures online, be warned. If you get the game to install and run, it should run just fine. But for many Mac users who meet and exceed the requirements for the game, the Sims 3 Pets still crashes. Many users have been able to play the game until a horse shows up on screen, whether you are building a horse in Create a Pet mode or are just wandering around Appaloosa Plains. It doesn't seem to be limited to the type of OSX or graphics card you're using, either. It seems to be a terrible glitch on EA's end. Their customer service also has no good solutions for you. Don't even bother with them-they're just copy and pasting from an answer book. This isn't even including all the users that have deformed pets in the game despite having "supported graphics cards"!

Until the Sims3 team come up with a patch for most Mac users so we can actually play the game we purchased, I'd steer clear of this Expansion Pack for a couple of weeks. Save your money-because not being able to play your bugged game while watching other people on the Sims Forums post pictures of their PEP adventures is excruciating.

Otherwise, the graphics are amazing, the pets animations are adorable, and horses and unicorns are majestic... if you get the game to run. At this point, however, downloading (via disk or online) is like playing Russian roulette...
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Corrupted Download October 20, 2011
By Chloe
Platform for Display:Mac Download| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
I'm having a ton of problems with the mac download. At first the game wouldn't install because there was an "illegal seek" (whatever that means). I downloaded the whole thing again and now it won't install for "image file corruption" or something along those lines. Either way, I want my money back! This game was not cheap, and I did not just shell out $32 for a game I can't even get installed.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worked for me! February 27, 2012
By Liz
Platform for Display:Mac Download| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
I was very skeptical on downloading this game after seeing all of the bad reviews. But I had recently bought this game and received a disk that was scratched and broken, got my money back, and did not feel like buying a new disk...so I decided to just try it. And, hey, it was a good idea. This game works perfectly. It is fast and the graphics are beautiful. I really love the new town. I'm sorry that it isn't working for some of you.
I have a 13-inch Macbook from 2010.
Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB
Software: Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars PROCEED WITH CAUTION November 23, 2011
Platform for Display:Mac Download| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
I have just talked with EA for the past 2 hours, unfortunately Sims 3 Pets does not play nice with Lion Users and is a bit iffy with Snow Leopard. To make a long story short, in order for the game to work EA has to make a PATCH, specifically for users running the 10.7.2 version of the Mac OS X system.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DOESN'T WORK FOR MAC November 8, 2011
Platform for Display:Mac Download| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
Attention all mac users, this download DOES NOT WORK! I tried multiple times, and i just doesn't read for mac. Can you say, REFUND???
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I should have listened... June 12, 2012
By Kelly
Platform for Display:Mac Download| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
I read the reviews that said the game doesn't work for mac, that it freezes and crashes and runs really slowly, but for some reason I thought it would be different for me, so I downloaded it anyway. Well, I can safely say that my game doesn't freeze or run really slowly - it just doesn't open at all. What happens is that the launcher opens, I press play, the screen with The Sims 3 logo appears, and then the game icon disappears from the dock and nothing happens. It's almost like my computer is looking at me, asking if I've just told it to do something. Two long, confusing, and fruitless chats with EA customer support later, not to mention about a dozen searches that showed that just about every mac user is having problems with Pets, I'v concluded that this game is just not going to work. I'm pretty pissed about it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Freezing...unfortunately January 2, 2012
By Mimi
Platform for Display:Mac Download| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
Just like so many others, I am on a mac (Leopard 10.5.8 with "supported" graphics card) and have been experiencing the freezing horse problem since I downloaded it a few days ago. Seeing a horse, interacting with a horse, and (heaven forbid!) owning a horse is absolutely impossible. I end up having to force quit the game (and you all know how long it takes for the game to restart...ugh). Puppies and kittens are all adorable and wonderful and have creative interactions, i love it! But I did spend my money on this mostly to play with horses.......so.....

I'm also completely disappointed that the game has been out since October and there STILL isn't a fix for this ridiculous problem. I've turned the graphics down all the way (which has resulted in awful gameplay) and it still freezes...so no point in that. I'm going to try and upgrade to Snow Leopard with my fingers crossed that this will fix the problem. If you decide to take the risk, good luck and I hope the game works for you.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't Even Work... October 21, 2011
Platform for Display:Mac Download| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
This literally will not even open for me. I have done every single thing that the instructions have asked me too, including reinstall the product probably 8 times now. Not fun. Don't trust it. It doesn't even get to the intro for me. Money back.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this game!
Published 1 day ago by Amanda Augustino
1.0 out of 5 stars This game kept freezing on my Mac and then everything ...
This game kept freezing on my Mac and then everything would be lost. I was so excited for this game. I was so mad and let down.
Published 8 days ago by Kelly
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great!
Published 21 days ago by Lissa heidenreich
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this game!
Published 3 months ago by Sharon Russ
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Always Love the Pet Expansion
I love having pets in the sims. This one is pretty cool that you get horses. I had no problems with the downloads, but I have read many horror stories. Read more
Published 8 months ago by PSReviews
1.0 out of 5 stars VERY VERY UNHAPPY
This was under sims 3 supernatural, when this is NOT that. I am very unhappy and already own sims 3 pets but I can't get a refund even though i already own this stupid game . Read more
Published 8 months ago by Alexandra Snow
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool game everyone!
I like it because its cool to have pets!!! And I also think that its cool because you can have all different breeds and colors of pets.....
Published 9 months ago by helen guyton
2.0 out of 5 stars Crashes on macbook air 2012 80% of the time
I have a 2012 macbook air. Regular sims works great but the pets are glitchy. its about a 25% chance that it will work when I try and control my horses actions. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Phillip T
2.0 out of 5 stars Horrible download.
The game its self is great! its just the download thats horrible. it took a day to download on my computer and when i finally got to play it, it started making my game lag REALLY... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Chloe
4.0 out of 5 stars WORKS GREAT ON MAC
I was really afraid to get this after reading the reviews of it not working on macs. But there is no where in my whole town to buy it so i figured i would give the download a... Read more
Published 11 months ago by kailah
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