The Sims 2: Super Collection
Q: Will The Sims 2: Super Collection be available through Steam, Origin, or any other online store?
Currently The Sims 2: Super Collection is a Mac App Store exclusive and there are no plans to bring it to Steam or Origin in the near future.
Q: I have The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection through EA’s Origin service. Will you be supporting the Ultimate Collection on the Mac? Or does that give me free access to The Sims 2: Super Collection?
No, The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection is exclusive to Windows PC; there are no plans to support a Mac version.
Further, owning The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection or any other The Sims 2 product, whether on Mac or Windows PC, will not grant you free access to The Sims 2: Super Collection. The Sims 2: Super Collection is a new, unique product that must be purchased from the Mac App Store.
Q: Which expansions and Stuff Packs from The Sims 2 are included? Does any of it cost extra?
The following The Sims 2 expansion packs and Stuff Packs are included in The Sims 2: Super Collection at no extra cost:
- Open for Business
- Bon Voyage
- Family Fun Stuff
- Glamour Life Stuff
- Happy Holiday Stuff
Q: Will there be any other The Sims 2 expansions or Stuff Packs released in the future?
No, there are currently no plans to bring additional The Sims 2 expansions or Stuff Packs to the Mac.
Q: What languages are supported in The Sims 2: Super Collection?
The Sims 2: Super Collection features support for English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Japanese.
Q: What are the minimum system requirements for The Sims 2: Super Collection?
- Operating System: 10.9.5 and 10.10.2
- CPU Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (2 Core)
- CPU Speed: 2.2 GHz
- Memory: 4 GB
- Hard Disk Space: 10 GB
- Video Card (ATI): Radeon HD 3870
- Video Card (NVidia): Geforce 8800
- Video Card (Intel): HD 3000
- Video Memory (VRam): 256 MB
- Peripherals: Macintosh mouse and keyboard
Unsupported Video Cards:
- NVIDIA® GeForce® 9400, 8600, and older
- ATI™ Radeon™ 2600, and older
- Intel® GMA Series
Q: I’m having some technical difficulties with the game/my question wasn’t answered…
If you have general questions about the game not listed above, leave them in the comments below, and we’ll be happy to answer them.
Alternatively, if you’re having any kind of technical issues with the game, such as trouble with downloading, crashes, performance, etc, please contact Aspyr Support at http://support.aspyr.com or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. They’ll be happy to help in any way they can!
The Sims 2 Extras: Body Shop and Package Installer
Q: What are the Body Shop and Package Installer?
Via the official descriptions…
The Sims 2 Body Shop is a utility that allows you to create and customize Sims with literally millions of possible variations. You can even export your project to another utility (Photoshop for example) and create one of a kind customizations. There is no limit to your creativity with The Sims 2 Body Shop!
The Sims 2 Package Installer is a utility that allows you to install customized Sims created with The Sims 2 Body Shop. You can customize stuff with The Sims 2 Body Shop and then use the Package Installer to put that stuff into the game.
Q: Where can I get the Body Shop and Package Installer? Do they cost anything?
Both the Body Shop and Package Installer come bundled together and can be downloaded for free from GameAgent.com. They are NOT included with The Sims 2: Super Collection.
Please note a GameAgent membership is required to access the download link. Further, an active copy of The Sims 2: Super Collection from the Mac App Store is required to use these programs.
Q: How do I install the Body Shop and Package Installer?
- Create an account at GameAgent.com and/or sign in to your account.
- Visit The Sims 2 Extras page on GameAgent to get access to a download link.
- Download The Sims 2 Extras.dmg file via the unique download link.
- Once the download has finished, double-click The Sims 2 Extras.dmg.
- After The Sims 2 Extras window has opened, simply drag The Sims 2 Body Shop and The Sims 2 Package Installer into the applications folder.
- After the files have copied to your applications folder, close The Sims 2 Extras window.
- Drag The Sims 2 Extras icon from your desktop to the trash to eject the The Sims 2 Extras.dmg (this will not delete the file from your machine).
Q: Can I share my creations with other players of The Sims 2? Where?
Yes! Users are encouraged to share their creations with each other and The Sims 2 community at large. We suggest checking out two major hubs for exchanging The Sims 2 content: The Sims Resource and Mod The Sims.
Q: Does the custom content created by the Body Shop work across Windows PC and Mac?
Yes, custom-created content should work across both Windows PC and Mac, regardless of which platform it was created on. There are, however, some exceptions to which content will work.
Any created content that requires expansions or Stuff Packs not available on the Mac will not work on the Mac. For instance, if a unique piece of content is created that requires the Apartment Life expansion, this user-created content will not work on the Mac since Apartment Life is not an available Mac expansion.
More specifically, custom files for the following expansions and Stuff Packs will NOT WORK with The Sims 2: Super Collection for Mac…
Expansions not available on Mac:
- Free Time
- Apartment Life
Stuff Packs not available on Mac:
- Celebration! Stuff
- H&M Fashion Stuff
- Teen Style Stuff
- Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff
- IKEA Home Stuff
- Mansion and Garden Stuff
Also, please note that 3rd party content (Mods, textures or objects) could corrupt your save game or cause other issues with The Sims 2: Super Collection. Use at your own risk.
Q: All this The Sims 2 Extras stuff sounds pretty great. So how do I actually use it?
Stay tuned—we’ll be posting a few guides coming soon!