Apple Ending Support For 32-Bit Apps, Multiple Sims Titles Unplayable

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If you are one of many macOS users playing various Sims titles, BlueBellFlora has reported on recent changes made by Apple regarding support for 32-bit apps. Apple announced last year that macOS 10.13 High Sierra would be the last version to support 32-bit apps, which unfortunately has left several Sims titles unplayable until such time they are updated.

Apple announced last year that macOS 10.13 High Sierra will be the last version of the OS to support 32-bit apps. You can read this article which explains why they are doing this and what it means. Most apps produced in the last few years are 64-bit so there is no cause for concern but for most of our beloved Sims games this most likely means that it will be the end. This does not affect Sims 4 as it is already 64-bit.


If you have updated to macOS 10.13.4 you should have started receiving this notification when launching 32-bit apps:

Until we can download the beta of the next macOS we’re not going to know when 32-bit apps will be rendered completely obsolete. I hoped to wait until we had the beta before posting this but I’ve received so many messages I thought a post now may help.


The following Sims games are currently 32-bit:

The Sims 2 Super Collection (Aspyr)
The Sims 3 (EA/Maxis)
SimCity 4 (Aspyr)
SimCity 2013 (EA – Origin; Aspyr – Mac App Store)
Sims Medieval (EA/Maxis)