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Will B
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Icon 5 posted July 28, 2005 19:29      Profile for Will B     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I have casually looked around the net for reviews of Sims 2 on any Mini, and haven't really seen any definitive answers about how well it plays on a Mini, if it's painfully slow, etc. I would expect that a Radeon 9200 with 32 MB is not going to be like an X800 on a dual G5, but can anyone give me some real-world feedback on Sims 2 and a Mini?

Thanks everyone!

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uhh..
Sims1 runs *acceptable* on a G3 -900mhz iBook...-
But I would guess that Sims 2 would run acceptable on a mini with low graphic settings..

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Icon 1 posted July 29, 2005 01:21      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Unless the game is hugely bloated and hungry, it should run fine. I had Doom 3 running on my mini, and whilst it was a bit choppy it was playable. The mini is also below the minimum specs that is claimed is necessary to run doom 3, so if the minimum specs say it will be fine, then it will.
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Will B
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Icon 1 posted July 29, 2005 06:14      Profile for Will B     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Thanks guys. I realize that I posted this in the wrong area, but you guys came through anyway!

I'm still interested to hear from anyone who actually has Sims 2 on their Mini. While this isn't a deciding factor in buying one, I do like Sims 2 for Winsnows, but want to get away from OS/Bill, and Sims 2 is about the only thing that keeps Win around my house.

Thanks again!

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Icon 1 posted July 29, 2005 07:34      Profile for Stereo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I have an iMac G5, so it's a bit over the Mini, but the Sims 2 is very playable (once in a while, it seems to freeze for a few seconds - could be the mail checking my accounts in the background -, but that's all). You should do fine with the Mini. If it's really the only thing that prevent you to go away from that quasi-monopoly, hesitate no more. Especially since with OS X, memory is often more important than processor speed. For what I understand, you haven't bought it yet, so just load it with RAM if you're still hesitant.

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I run the Sims 2 on the 1.42ghz mac mini. It is a computer I bought for my niece. I don't remember how much RAM it has but I think I did add some.
It runs fine. The initial of the towns and families is a bit longer than with sims 1 but its not unbearable and once in live mode or buy mode its great.
EXCEPT I can't make a backup copy of the DVD or play without the Disk inserted. Really sux when a five year old is playing. How long is that disk going to last?
I will never buy another ASPYR product again until they institute a damaged disk replacement policy--of if I find a way to make a personal backup.

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I used to run The Sims 2 on a 2x1GHz G4 Powermac, which technically is not even up to the minimum requirements for The Sims 2. It was a bit pokey, but it worked (and The Sims 2 is hardly a twitch-reflex game anyway). I must say that it is a good deal more smooth on a brand-new Quad 2.5 though...
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