If you’re playing on PC, we recommend that you update your game directly through Origin.
Expand for instructions on checking your region, downloading the super-patcher, and extracting and running it on your Mac.
The super-patcher you need for Mac OSX depends on the region of the version you’re installing.
If you already know which region version you have, skip to the next section.
If you have only installed The Sims 3 (with no expansions, worlds, or stuff packs), you can check your region version from the launcher:
If you’ve installed more than the base game, or have a version number that doesn’t end with 1, 2, 3, 5 or 7, you’ll need to manually check your region in the game files:
Click on the link that matches your region number to download the super-patcher:
The super-patcher file is large and might take a while to download. How long it takes depends on your internet connection speed.
When the download has finished:
If you installed the super-patcher and then install expansion packs or stuff packs, you may see an error message saying the game version is different than expected. Ignore the message and continue installing your packs.
Expand for instructions installing the super-patcher on your PC.
If you play on PC, you can update your game directly through Origin.
We recommend that you download and install your game through Origin, so that you get all the latest updates and have access to the most recent launcher and expansion manager.
If you do want to install from your game disks, you need to use the super-patcher.