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I'm hooked on The Sims 1 after playing it on my friend's PC... so now I want it for my Mac. Can I still move all my families/houses exactly from PC to Mac? What files do I need and how do I convert them, where do I put them? Thanks!
Asked at 16:08 on Saturday 14 February 2004 by eterata Report this Question


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You need to copy ALL the "UserData#" folders (where # is the number of the neighborhood, use just "UserData" for Neighborhood 1) to the game's directory on the Mac.

For the downloads, you'll need to copy the following directories, all located in your Sims' installation folder (usually "C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims" on the PC):
\Downloads
\GameData\Objects (NOT Objects.far)!
\GameData\Skins
\GameData\Walls
\GameData\Floors
\GameData\Roofs

It's best to have the same expansion packs on both the PC and Mac, otherwise you should reinstall downloads to avoid conflicts.

You should not need to convert any files. Only the filenames of Skins may get too long so they become unusable on some versions of Mac OS. You can find tools to solve that problem at TheSimsWorkshop.
Answered at 00:38 on Monday 16 February 2004 by ChEeTaH (TSZ Webmaster) (ChEeTaH)
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