System Requirements

Here you will find the System Requirements for The Sims 3 and its expansions.

You can also test your computer to see if you are able to run the game or if you need to upgrade.

The Sims 3

The Sims 3 Requirements

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MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR PC:

FOR WINDOWS XP (Service Pack 2)

  • Pentium IV 2.0 GHz / Athlon XP 2000+ or equivalent
  • 1GB RAM of Memory
  • At least 6.5 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content
  • 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • The latest version of DirectX 9.0c

FOR WINDOWS VISTA (Service Pack 1)

  • Pentium IV 2.4 GHz / Athlon XP 2400+ or equivalent
  • 1.5 GB RAM of Memory
  • At least 6.5 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content
  • 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • The latest version of DirectX 9.0c

FOR COMPUTERS USING BUILT-IN GRAPHICS CHIPSETS, THE GAME REQUIRES AT LEAST

  • Intel Integrated Chipset, GMA X3000 or above (GMA 3-series or higher).
  • 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent
  • 1.5 GB RAM (XP), 2 GB RAM (Vista)

SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS FOR PC:

NVIDIA GeForce series

  • FX 5900, FX 5950
  • 6200, 6500, 6600, 6800
  • 7200, 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950
  • 8400, 8500, 8600, 8800
  • 9300, 9400, 9500, 9600, 9800
  • G100, GT 120, GT 130, GTS 150, GTS 250, GTX 260, GTX 280, GTX 285, GTX 295

ATI Radeon™ series

  • 9500, 9600, 9800
  • X300, X600, X700, X800, X850
  • X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
  • 2400, 2600, 2900
  • 3450, 3650, 3850, 3870,
  • 4850, 4870

Intel® Extreme Graphics

  • GMA X3x00 series (3-Series GMA), GMA 4-Series

Laptop versions of these chipsets may work, but may run comparatively slower. Standalone cards that are installed in vanilla PCI slots (not PCIe or PCIx or AGP), such as some GeForce FX variants, will perform poorly. Intel integrated chipsets featuring underclocked parts will not perform adequately.

Integrated chipsets such as the ATI Xpress and the NVIDIA TurboCache variants will have low settings selected, but should run satisfactorily.

Please note that attempting to play the game using video hardware that isn’t listed above may result in reduced performance, graphical issues or cause the game to not run at all.

The NVIDIA GeForce FX series is unsupported under Vista.

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR MAC:

OPERATING SYSTEM

  • Mac OS X 10.5.7 Leopard or higher

PROCESSOR

  • Intel Core Duo

MEMORY (RAM)

  • 2GB

HARD DISK SPACE

  • 6.1GB of space, 1 GB extra for saved games and custom content

VIDEO CARD

  • ATI X1600 or Nvidia 7300 GT with 128 MB of video RAM or Intel Integrated GMA X3100

SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS FOR MAC:

NVIDIA GeForce series

  • 7300, 7600
  • 8600, 8800
  • 9400M, 9600M GT
  • GT 120, GT 130

ATI Radeon™ series

  • X1600, X1900
  • 2400, 2600
  • 3870
  • 4850, 4870

Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA)

  • GMA X3x00 series
  • Intel ® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) GMA 3-Series .

This game will not run on Mac systems with processor PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) or video cards with integrated GMA 950 series.

Expansions

World Adventures | Ambitions | Late Night | Generations | Pets

The Sims 3 World Adventures Requirements


MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR PC:

FOR WINDOWS XP (Service Pack 2)

  • Pentium IV 2.0 GHz / Athlon XP 2000+ or equivalent
  • 1GB RAM of Memory
  • At least 3.5 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content
  • 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • The latest version of DirectX 9.0c

FOR WINDOWS VISTA & WINDOWS 7

  • Pentium IV 2.4 GHz / Athlon XP 2400+ or equivalent
  • 1.5 GB RAM of Memory
  • At least 3.5 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content
  • 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • The latest version of DirectX 9.0c

FOR COMPUTERS USING BUILT-IN GRAPHICS CHIPSETS, THE GAME REQUIRES AT LEAST

  • Intel Integrated Chipset, GMA X3000 or above (GMA 3-series or higher).
  • 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent
  • 1.5 GB RAM (XP), 2 GB RAM (Vista)

SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS FOR PC:

NVIDIA GeForce series

  • FX 5900, FX 5950
  • 6200, 6500, 6600, 6800
  • 7200, 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950
  • 8400, 8500, 8600, 8800
  • 9300, 9400, 9500, 9600, 9800
  • G100, GT 120, GT 130, GTS 150, GTS 250, GTX 260, GTX 275, GTX 280, GTX 285, GTX 295

ATI Radeon™ series

  • 9500, 9600, 9800
  • X300, X600, X700, X800, X850
  • X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
  • 2400, 2600, 2900
  • 3450, 3650, 3850, 3870,
  • 4850, 4870

Intel® Extreme Graphics

  • GMA X3x00 series (3-Series GMA), GMA 4-Series

Laptop versions of these chipsets may work, but may run comparatively slower. Standalone cards that are installed in vanilla PCI slots (not PCIe or PCIx or AGP), such as some GeForce FX variants, will perform poorly. Intel integrated chipsets featuring underclocked parts will not perform adequately.

Integrated chipsets such as the ATI Xpress and the NVIDIA TurboCache variants will have low settings selected, but should run satisfactorily.

Please note that attempting to play the game using video hardware that isn’t listed above may result in reduced performance, graphical issues or cause the game to not run at all.

The NVIDIA GeForce FX series is unsupported under Vista.

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR MAC:

OPERATING SYSTEM

  • Mac OS X 10.5.7 Leopard or higher

PROCESSOR

  • Intel Core Duo

MEMORY (RAM)

  • 2GB

HARD DISK SPACE

  • 3.5GB of space, 1 GB extra for saved games and custom content

VIDEO CARD

  • ATI X1600 or Nvidia 7300 GT with 128 MB of video RAM or Intel Integrated GMA X3100

SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS FOR MAC:

NVIDIA GeForce series

  • 5900 or higher
  • 7300, 7600
  • 8600, 8800
  • 9400M, 9600M GT
  • G100, GT 120, GT 130, GTS 150, GTS 250, GTX 260, GTX 275, GTX 280, GTX 285, GTX 295

ATI Radeon™ series

  • 9500 or higher
  • X300, X600, X700, X800, X850, X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
  • 2400, 2600, 2900
  • 3450, 3650, 3850, 3870
  • 4850, 4870, 4890 or higher

Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA)

  • GMA X3x00 series
  • Intel ® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) GMA 3-Series and GMA 4-Series.

This game will not run on Mac systems with processor PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) or video cards with integrated GMA 950 series.  Note that the GeForce 6100 and 7100 are not supported.

The Sims 3 Ambitions Requirements

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR PC:

FOR WINDOWS XP (Service Pack 2)

  • Pentium IV 2.0 GHz / Athlon XP 2000+ or equivalent
  • 1GB RAM of Memory
  • At least 3.5 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content
  • 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • The latest version of DirectX 9.0c

FOR WINDOWS VISTA & WINDOWS 7

  • Pentium IV 2.4 GHz / Athlon XP 2400+ or equivalent
  • 1.5 GB RAM of Memory
  • At least 3.5 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content
  • 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • The latest version of DirectX 9.0c

FOR COMPUTERS USING BUILT-IN GRAPHICS CHIPSETS, THE GAME REQUIRES AT LEAST

  • Intel Integrated Chipset, GMA X3000 or above (GMA 3-series or higher).
  • 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent
  • 1.5 GB RAM (XP), 2 GB RAM (Vista)

SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS FOR PC:

NVIDIA GeForce series

  • FX 5900, FX 5950
  • 6200, 6500, 6600, 6800
  • 7200, 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950
  • 8400, 8500, 8600, 8800
  • 9300, 9400, 9500, 9600, 9800
  • G100, GT 120, GT 130, GTS 150, GTS 250, GTX 260, GTX 275, GTX 280, GTX 285, GTX 295

ATI Radeon™ series

  • 9500, 9600, 9800
  • X300, X600, X700, X800, X850
  • X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
  • 2400, 2600, 2900
  • 3450, 3650, 3850, 3870,
  • 4850, 4870

Intel® Extreme Graphics

  • GMA X3x00 series (3-Series GMA), GMA 4-Series

Laptop versions of these chipsets may work, but may run comparatively slower. Standalone cards that are installed in vanilla PCI slots (not PCIe or PCIx or AGP), such as some GeForce FX variants, will perform poorly. Intel integrated chipsets featuring underclocked parts will not perform adequately.

Integrated chipsets such as the ATI Xpress and the NVIDIA TurboCache variants will have low settings selected, but should run satisfactorily.

Please note that attempting to play the game using video hardware that isn’t listed above may result in reduced performance, graphical issues or cause the game to not run at all.

The NVIDIA GeForce FX series is unsupported under Vista.


MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR MAC:

OPERATING SYSTEM

  • Mac OS X 10.5.7 Leopard or higher

PROCESSOR

  • Intel Core Duo

MEMORY (RAM)

  • 2GB

HARD DISK SPACE

  • 3.5GB of space, 1 GB extra for saved games and custom content

VIDEO CARD

  • ATI X1600 or Nvidia 7300 GT with 128 MB of video RAM or Intel Integrated GMA X3100

SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS FOR MAC:

NVIDIA GeForce series

  • 5900 or higher
  • 7300, 7600
  • 8600, 8800
  • 9400M, 9600M GT
  • G100, GT 120, GT 130, GTS 150, GTS 250, GTX 260, GTX 275, GTX 280, GTX 285, GTX 295

ATI Radeon™ series

  • 9500 or higher
  • X300, X600, X700, X800, X850, X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
  • 2400, 2600, 2900
  • 3450, 3650, 3850, 3870
  • 4850, 4870, 4890 or higher

Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA)

  • GMA X3x00 series
  • Intel ® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) GMA 3-Series and GMA 4-Series.

This game will not run on Mac systems with processor PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) or video cards with integrated GMA 950 series. Note that the GeForce 6100 and 7100 are not supported.

The Sims 3 Late Night Requirements

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR PC:

FOR WINDOWS XP (Service Pack 2)

  • Pentium IV 2.0 GHz / Athlon XP 2000+ or equivalent
  • 1GB RAM of Memory
  • At least 3.5 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content
  • 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • The latest version of DirectX 9.0c

FOR WINDOWS VISTA & WINDOWS 7

  • Pentium IV 2.4 GHz / Athlon XP 2400+ or equivalent
  • 1.5 GB RAM of Memory
  • At least 3.5 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content
  • 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • The latest version of DirectX 9.0c

FOR COMPUTERS USING BUILT-IN GRAPHICS CHIPSETS, THE GAME REQUIRES AT LEAST

  • Intel Integrated Chipset, GMA X3000 or above (GMA 3-series or higher).
  • 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent
  • 1.5 GB RAM (XP), 2 GB RAM (Vista)

SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS FOR PC:

NVIDIA GeForce series

  • FX 5900, FX 5950
  • 6200, 6500, 6600, 6800
  • 7200, 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950
  • 8400, 8500, 8600, 8800
  • 9300, 9400, 9500, 9600, 9800
  • G100, GT 120, GT 130, GTS 150, GTS 250, GTX 260, GTX 275, GTX 280, GTX 285, GTX 295

ATI Radeon™ series

  • 9500, 9600, 9800
  • X300, X600, X700, X800, X850
  • X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
  • 2400, 2600, 2900
  • 3450, 3650, 3850, 3870,
  • 4850, 4870

Intel® Extreme Graphics

  • GMA X3x00 series (3-Series GMA), GMA 4-Series

Laptop versions of these chipsets may work, but may run comparatively slower. Standalone cards that are installed in vanilla PCI slots (not PCIe or PCIx or AGP), such as some GeForce FX variants, will perform poorly. Intel integrated chipsets featuring underclocked parts will not perform adequately.

Integrated chipsets such as the ATI Xpress and the NVIDIA TurboCache variants will have low settings selected, but should run satisfactorily.

Please note that attempting to play the game using video hardware that isn’t listed above may result in reduced performance, graphical issues or cause the game to not run at all.

The NVIDIA GeForce FX series is unsupported under Vista.


MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR MAC:

OPERATING SYSTEM

  • Mac OS X 10.5.7 Leopard or higher

PROCESSOR

  • Intel Core Duo

MEMORY (RAM)

  • 2GB

HARD DISK SPACE

  • 3.5GB of space, 1 GB extra for saved games and custom content

VIDEO CARD

  • ATI X1600 or Nvidia 7300 GT with 128 MB of video RAM or Intel Integrated GMA X3100

SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS FOR MAC:

NVIDIA GeForce series

  • 5900 or higher
  • 7300, 7600
  • 8600, 8800
  • 9400M, 9600M GT
  • G100, GT 120, GT 130, GTS 150, GTS 250, GTX 260, GTX 275, GTX 280, GTX 285, GTX 295

ATI Radeon™ series

  • 9500 or higher
  • X300, X600, X700, X800, X850, X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
  • 2400, 2600, 2900
  • 3450, 3650, 3850, 3870
  • 4850, 4870, 4890 or higher

Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA)

  • GMA X3x00 series
  • Intel ® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) GMA 3-Series and GMA 4-Series.

This game will not run on Mac systems with processor PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) or video cards with integrated GMA 950 series. Note that the GeForce 6100 and 7100 are not supported.

The Sims 3 Generations Requirements

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR PC:

FOR WINDOWS XP (Service Pack 2)

  • Pentium IV 2.0 GHz / Athlon XP 2000+ or equivalent
  • 1GB RAM of Memory
  • At least 2.5 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content
  • 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • The latest version of DirectX 9.0c

FOR WINDOWS VISTA & WINDOWS 7

  • Pentium IV 2.4 GHz / Athlon XP 2400+ or equivalent
  • 1.5 GB RAM of Memory
  • At least 2.5 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content
  • 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • The latest version of DirectX 9.0c

FOR COMPUTERS USING BUILT-IN GRAPHICS CHIPSETS, THE GAME REQUIRES AT LEAST

  • Intel Integrated Chipset, GMA X3000 or above (GMA 3-series or higher).
  • 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent
  • 1.5 GB RAM (XP), 2 GB RAM (Vista)

SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS FOR PC:

NVIDIA GeForce series

  • FX 5900, FX 5950
  • 6200, 6500, 6600, 6800
  • 7200, 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950
  • 8400, 8500, 8600, 8800
  • 9300, 9400, 9500, 9600, 9800
  • G100, GT 120, GT 130, GTS 150, GTS 250, GTX 260, GTX 275, GTX 280, GTX 285, GTX 295

ATI Radeon™ series

  • 9500, 9600, 9800
  • X300, X600, X700, X800, X850
  • X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
  • 2400, 2600, 2900
  • 3450, 3650, 3850, 3870,
  • 4850, 4870

Intel® Extreme Graphics

  • GMA X3x00 series (3-Series GMA), GMA 4-Series

Laptop versions of these chipsets may work, but may run comparatively slower. Standalone cards that are installed in vanilla PCI slots (not PCIe or PCIx or AGP), such as some GeForce FX variants, will perform poorly. Intel integrated chipsets featuring underclocked parts will not perform adequately.

Integrated chipsets such as the ATI Xpress and the NVIDIA TurboCache variants will have low settings selected, but should run satisfactorily.

Please note that attempting to play the game using video hardware that isn’t listed above may result in reduced performance, graphical issues or cause the game to not run at all.

The NVIDIA GeForce FX series is unsupported under Vista.


MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR MAC:

OPERATING SYSTEM

  • Mac OS X 10.5.7 Leopard or higher

PROCESSOR

  • Intel Core Duo

MEMORY (RAM)

  • 2GB

HARD DISK SPACE

  • 3.5GB of space, 1 GB extra for saved games and custom content

VIDEO CARD

  • ATI X1600 or Nvidia 7300 GT with 128 MB of video RAM or Intel Integrated GMA X3100

SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS FOR MAC:

NVIDIA GeForce series

  • 5900 or higher
  • 7300, 7600
  • 8600, 8800
  • 9400M, 9600M GT
  • G100, GT 120, GT 130, GTS 150, GTS 250, GTX 260, GTX 275, GTX 280, GTX 285, GTX 295

ATI Radeon™ series

  • 9500 or higher
  • X300, X600, X700, X800, X850, X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
  • 2400, 2600, 2900
  • 3450, 3650, 3850, 3870
  • 4850, 4870, 4890 or higher

Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA)

  • GMA X3x00 series
  • Intel ® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) GMA 3-Series and GMA 4-Series.

This game will not run on Mac systems with processor PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) or video cards with integrated GMA 950 series. Note that the GeForce 6100 and 7100 are not supported.

The Sims 3 Pets Requirements

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR PC:

FOR WINDOWS XP (Service Pack 2)

  • Pentium IV 2.0 GHz / Athlon XP 2000+ or equivalent
  • 1GB RAM of Memory
  • At least 2.5 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content
  • 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • The latest version of DirectX 9.0c

FOR WINDOWS VISTA & WINDOWS 7

  • Pentium IV 2.4 GHz / Athlon XP 2400+ or equivalent
  • 1.5 GB RAM of Memory
  • At least 2.5 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content
  • 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • The latest version of DirectX 9.0c

FOR COMPUTERS USING BUILT-IN GRAPHICS CHIPSETS, THE GAME REQUIRES AT LEAST

  • Intel Integrated Chipset, GMA X3000 or above (GMA 3-series or higher).
  • 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent
  • 1.5 GB RAM (XP), 2 GB RAM (Vista)

SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS FOR PC:

NVIDIA GeForce series

  • FX 5900, FX 5950
  • 6200, 6500, 6600, 6800
  • 7200, 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950
  • 8400, 8500, 8600, 8800
  • 9300, 9400, 9500, 9600, 9800
  • G100, GT 120, GT 130, GTS 150, GTS 250, GTX 260, GTX 275, GTX 280, GTX 285, GTX 295

ATI Radeon™ series

  • 9500, 9600, 9800
  • X300, X600, X700, X800, X850
  • X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
  • 2400, 2600, 2900
  • 3450, 3650, 3850, 3870,
  • 4850, 4870

Intel® Extreme Graphics

  • GMA X3x00 series (3-Series GMA), GMA 4-Series

Laptop versions of these chipsets may work, but may run comparatively slower. Standalone cards that are installed in vanilla PCI slots (not PCIe or PCIx or AGP), such as some GeForce FX variants, will perform poorly. Intel integrated chipsets featuring underclocked parts will not perform adequately.

Integrated chipsets such as the ATI Xpress and the NVIDIA TurboCache variants will have low settings selected, but should run satisfactorily.

Please note that attempting to play the game using video hardware that isn’t listed above may result in reduced performance, graphical issues or cause the game to not run at all.

The NVIDIA GeForce FX series is unsupported under Vista.


MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR MAC:

OPERATING SYSTEM

  • Mac OS X 10.5.7 Leopard or higher

PROCESSOR

  • Intel Core Duo

MEMORY (RAM)

  • 2GB

HARD DISK SPACE

  • 3.5GB of space, 1 GB extra for saved games and custom content

VIDEO CARD

  • ATI X1600 or Nvidia 7300 GT with 128 MB of video RAM or Intel Integrated GMA X3100

SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS FOR MAC:

NVIDIA GeForce series

  • 5900 or higher
  • 7300, 7600
  • 8600, 8800
  • 9400M, 9600M GT
  • G100, GT 120, GT 130, GTS 150, GTS 250, GTX 260, GTX 275, GTX 280, GTX 285, GTX 295

ATI Radeon™ series

  • 9500 or higher
  • X300, X600, X700, X800, X850, X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
  • 2400, 2600, 2900
  • 3450, 3650, 3850, 3870
  • 4850, 4870, 4890 or higher

Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA)

  • GMA X3x00 series
  • Intel ® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) GMA 3-Series and GMA 4-Series.

This game will not run on Mac systems with processor PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) or video cards with integrated GMA 950 series. Note that the GeForce 6100 and 7100 are not supported.

Stuff Packs

High End Loft | Fast Lane | Outdoor Living | Town Life | Master Suite

The Sims 3 High End Loft Stuff Requirements


MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR PC:

FOR WINDOWS XP (Service Pack 2)

  • Pentium IV 2.0 GHz / Athlon XP 2000+ or equivalent
  • 1GB RAM of Memory
  • At least 300MB of hard drive space
  • 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • The latest version of DirectX 9.0c

FOR WINDOWS VISTA (Service Pack 1)

  • Pentium IV 2.4 GHz / Athlon XP 2400+ or equivalent
  • 1.5 GB RAM of Memory
  • At least 300MB of hard drive space
  • 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • The latest version of DirectX 9.0c

FOR COMPUTERS USING BUILT-IN GRAPHICS CHIPSETS, THE GAME REQUIRES AT LEAST

  • Intel Integrated Chipset, GMA X3000 or above (GMA 3-series or higher).
  • 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent
  • 1.5 GB RAM (XP), 2 GB RAM (Vista)

SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS FOR PC:

NVIDIA GeForce series

  • FX 5900, FX 5950
  • 6200, 6500, 6600, 6800
  • 7200, 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950
  • 8400, 8500, 8600, 8800
  • 9300, 9400, 9500, 9600, 9800
  • G100, GT 120, GT 130, GTS 150, GTS 250, GTX 260, GTX 280, GTX 285, GTX 295

ATI Radeon™ series

  • 9500, 9600, 9800
  • X300, X600, X700, X800, X850
  • X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
  • 2400, 2600, 2900
  • 3450, 3650, 3850, 3870,
  • 4850, 4870

Intel® Extreme Graphics

  • GMA X3x00 series (3-Series GMA), GMA 4-Series

Laptop versions of these chipsets may work, but may run comparatively slower. Standalone cards that are installed in vanilla PCI slots (not PCIe or PCIx or AGP), such as some GeForce FX variants, will perform poorly. Intel integrated chipsets featuring underclocked parts will not perform adequately.

Integrated chipsets such as the ATI Xpress and the NVIDIA TurboCache variants will have low settings selected, but should run satisfactorily.

Please note that attempting to play the game using video hardware that isn’t listed above may result in reduced performance, graphical issues or cause the game to not run at all.

The NVIDIA GeForce FX series is unsupported under Vista.


MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR MAC:

OPERATING SYSTEM

  • Mac OS X 10.5.7 Leopard or higher

PROCESSOR

  • Intel Core Duo

MEMORY (RAM)

  • 2GB

HARD DISK SPACE

  • 400MB of space

VIDEO CARD

  • ATI X1600 or Nvidia 7300 GT with 128 MB of video RAM or Intel Integrated GMA X3100

SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS FOR MAC:

NVIDIA GeForce series

  • 7300, 7600
  • 8600, 8800
  • 9400M, 9600M GT
  • GT 120, GT 130

ATI Radeon™ series

  • X1600, X1900
  • 2400, 2600
  • 3870
  • 4850, 4870

Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA)

  • GMA X3x00 series
  • Intel ® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) GMA 3-Series .

This game will not run on Mac systems with processor PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) or video cards with integrated GMA 950 series.

The Sims 3 Fast Lane Stuff Requirements


MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR PC:

FOR WINDOWS XP (Service Pack 2)

  • Pentium IV 2.0 GHz / Athlon XP 2000+ or equivalent
  • 1GB RAM of Memory
  • At least 300MB of hard drive space
  • 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • The latest version of DirectX 9.0c

FOR WINDOWS VISTA (Service Pack 1)

  • Pentium IV 2.4 GHz / Athlon XP 2400+ or equivalent
  • 1.5 GB RAM of Memory
  • At least 300MB of hard drive space
  • 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • The latest version of DirectX 9.0c

FOR COMPUTERS USING BUILT-IN GRAPHICS CHIPSETS, THE GAME REQUIRES AT LEAST

  • Intel Integrated Chipset, GMA X3000 or above (GMA 3-series or higher).
  • 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent
  • 1.5 GB RAM (XP), 2 GB RAM (Vista)

SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS FOR PC:

NVIDIA GeForce series

  • FX 5900, FX 5950
  • 6200, 6500, 6600, 6800
  • 7200, 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950
  • 8400, 8500, 8600, 8800
  • 9300, 9400, 9500, 9600, 9800
  • G100, GT 120, GT 130, GTS 150, GTS 250, GTX 260, GTX 280, GTX 285, GTX 295

ATI Radeon™ series

  • 9500, 9600, 9800
  • X300, X600, X700, X800, X850
  • X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
  • 2400, 2600, 2900
  • 3450, 3650, 3850, 3870,
  • 4850, 4870

Intel® Extreme Graphics

  • GMA X3x00 series (3-Series GMA), GMA 4-Series

Laptop versions of these chipsets may work, but may run comparatively slower. Standalone cards that are installed in vanilla PCI slots (not PCIe or PCIx or AGP), such as some GeForce FX variants, will perform poorly. Intel integrated chipsets featuring underclocked parts will not perform adequately.

Integrated chipsets such as the ATI Xpress and the NVIDIA TurboCache variants will have low settings selected, but should run satisfactorily.

Please note that attempting to play the game using video hardware that isn’t listed above may result in reduced performance, graphical issues or cause the game to not run at all.

The NVIDIA GeForce FX series is unsupported under Vista.


MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR MAC:

OPERATING SYSTEM

  • Mac OS X 10.5.7 Leopard or higher

PROCESSOR

  • Intel Core Duo

MEMORY (RAM)

  • 2GB

HARD DISK SPACE

  • 400MB of space

VIDEO CARD

  • ATI X1600 or Nvidia 7300 GT with 128 MB of video RAM or Intel Integrated GMA X3100

SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS FOR MAC:

NVIDIA GeForce series

  • 7300, 7600
  • 8600, 8800
  • 9400M, 9600M GT
  • GT 120, GT 130

ATI Radeon™ series

  • X1600, X1900
  • 2400, 2600
  • 3870
  • 4850, 4870

Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA)

  • GMA X3x00 series
  • Intel ® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) GMA 3-Series .

This game will not run on Mac systems with processor PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) or video cards with integrated GMA 950 series.

The Sims 3 Outdoor Living Stuff Requirements


MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR PC:

FOR WINDOWS XP (Service Pack 2)

  • Pentium IV 2.0 GHz / Athlon XP 2000+ or equivalent
  • 1GB RAM of Memory
  • At least 300MB of hard drive space
  • 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • The latest version of DirectX 9.0c

FOR WINDOWS VISTA (Service Pack 1)

  • Pentium IV 2.4 GHz / Athlon XP 2400+ or equivalent
  • 1.5 GB RAM of Memory
  • At least 300MB of hard drive space
  • 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • The latest version of DirectX 9.0c

FOR COMPUTERS USING BUILT-IN GRAPHICS CHIPSETS, THE GAME REQUIRES AT LEAST

  • Intel Integrated Chipset, GMA X3000 or above (GMA 3-series or higher).
  • 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent
  • 1.5 GB RAM (XP), 2 GB RAM (Vista)

SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS FOR PC:

NVIDIA GeForce series

  • FX 5900, FX 5950
  • 6200, 6500, 6600, 6800
  • 7200, 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950
  • 8400, 8500, 8600, 8800
  • 9300, 9400, 9500, 9600, 9800
  • G100, GT 120, GT 130, GTS 150, GTS 250, GTX 260, GTX 280, GTX 285, GTX 295

ATI Radeon™ series

  • 9500, 9600, 9800
  • X300, X600, X700, X800, X850
  • X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
  • 2400, 2600, 2900
  • 3450, 3650, 3850, 3870,
  • 4850, 4870

Intel® Extreme Graphics

  • GMA X3x00 series (3-Series GMA), GMA 4-Series

Laptop versions of these chipsets may work, but may run comparatively slower. Standalone cards that are installed in vanilla PCI slots (not PCIe or PCIx or AGP), such as some GeForce FX variants, will perform poorly. Intel integrated chipsets featuring underclocked parts will not perform adequately.

Integrated chipsets such as the ATI Xpress and the NVIDIA TurboCache variants will have low settings selected, but should run satisfactorily.

Please note that attempting to play the game using video hardware that isn’t listed above may result in reduced performance, graphical issues or cause the game to not run at all.

The NVIDIA GeForce FX series is unsupported under Vista.


MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR MAC:

OPERATING SYSTEM

  • Mac OS X 10.5.7 Leopard or higher

PROCESSOR

  • Intel Core Duo

MEMORY (RAM)

  • 2GB

HARD DISK SPACE

  • 400MB of space

VIDEO CARD

  • ATI X1600 or Nvidia 7300 GT with 128 MB of video RAM or Intel Integrated GMA X3100

SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS FOR MAC:

NVIDIA GeForce series

  • 7300, 7600
  • 8600, 8800
  • 9400M, 9600M GT
  • GT 120, GT 130

ATI Radeon™ series

  • X1600, X1900
  • 2400, 2600
  • 3870
  • 4850, 4870

Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA)

  • GMA X3x00 series
  • Intel ® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) GMA 3-Series .

This game will not run on Mac systems with processor PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) or video cards with integrated GMA 950 series.

The Sims 3 Town Life Stuff Requirements


MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR PC:

FOR WINDOWS XP (Service Pack 2)

  • Pentium IV 2.0 GHz / Athlon XP 2000+ or equivalent
  • 1GB RAM of Memory
  • At least 300MB of hard drive space
  • 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • The latest version of DirectX 9.0c

FOR WINDOWS VISTA (Service Pack 1)

  • Pentium IV 2.4 GHz / Athlon XP 2400+ or equivalent
  • 1.5 GB RAM of Memory
  • At least 300MB of hard drive space
  • 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • The latest version of DirectX 9.0c

FOR COMPUTERS USING BUILT-IN GRAPHICS CHIPSETS, THE GAME REQUIRES AT LEAST

  • Intel Integrated Chipset, GMA X3000 or above (GMA 3-series or higher).
  • 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent
  • 1.5 GB RAM (XP), 2 GB RAM (Vista)

SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS FOR PC:

NVIDIA GeForce series

  • FX 5900, FX 5950
  • 6200, 6500, 6600, 6800
  • 7200, 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950
  • 8400, 8500, 8600, 8800
  • 9300, 9400, 9500, 9600, 9800
  • G100, GT 120, GT 130, GTS 150, GTS 250, GTX 260, GTX 280, GTX 285, GTX 295

ATI Radeon™ series

  • 9500, 9600, 9800
  • X300, X600, X700, X800, X850
  • X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
  • 2400, 2600, 2900
  • 3450, 3650, 3850, 3870,
  • 4850, 4870

Intel® Extreme Graphics

  • GMA X3x00 series (3-Series GMA), GMA 4-Series

Laptop versions of these chipsets may work, but may run comparatively slower. Standalone cards that are installed in vanilla PCI slots (not PCIe or PCIx or AGP), such as some GeForce FX variants, will perform poorly. Intel integrated chipsets featuring underclocked parts will not perform adequately.

Integrated chipsets such as the ATI Xpress and the NVIDIA TurboCache variants will have low settings selected, but should run satisfactorily.

Please note that attempting to play the game using video hardware that isn’t listed above may result in reduced performance, graphical issues or cause the game to not run at all.

The NVIDIA GeForce FX series is unsupported under Vista.


MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR MAC:

OPERATING SYSTEM

  • Mac OS X 10.5.7 Leopard or higher

PROCESSOR

  • Intel Core Duo

MEMORY (RAM)

  • 2GB

HARD DISK SPACE

  • 400MB of space

VIDEO CARD

  • ATI X1600 or Nvidia 7300 GT with 128 MB of video RAM or Intel Integrated GMA X3100

SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS FOR MAC:

NVIDIA GeForce series

  • 7300, 7600
  • 8600, 8800
  • 9400M, 9600M GT
  • GT 120, GT 130

ATI Radeon™ series

  • X1600, X1900
  • 2400, 2600
  • 3870
  • 4850, 4870

Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA)

  • GMA X3x00 series
  • Intel ® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) GMA 3-Series .

This game will not run on Mac systems with processor PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) or video cards with integrated GMA 950 series.

The Sims 3 Master Suite Stuff Requirements


MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR PC:

FOR WINDOWS XP (Service Pack 2)

  • Pentium IV 2.0 GHz / Athlon XP 2000+ or equivalent
  • 1GB RAM of Memory
  • At least 300MB of hard drive space
  • 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • The latest version of DirectX 9.0c

FOR WINDOWS VISTA (Service Pack 1)

  • Pentium IV 2.4 GHz / Athlon XP 2400+ or equivalent
  • 1.5 GB RAM of Memory
  • At least 300MB of hard drive space
  • 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • The latest version of DirectX 9.0c

FOR COMPUTERS USING BUILT-IN GRAPHICS CHIPSETS, THE GAME REQUIRES AT LEAST

  • Intel Integrated Chipset, GMA X3000 or above (GMA 3-series or higher).
  • 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent
  • 1.5 GB RAM (XP), 2 GB RAM (Vista)

SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS FOR PC:

NVIDIA GeForce series

  • FX 5900, FX 5950
  • 6200, 6500, 6600, 6800
  • 7200, 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950
  • 8400, 8500, 8600, 8800
  • 9300, 9400, 9500, 9600, 9800
  • G100, GT 120, GT 130, GTS 150, GTS 250, GTX 260, GTX 280, GTX 285, GTX 295

ATI Radeon™ series

  • 9500, 9600, 9800
  • X300, X600, X700, X800, X850
  • X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
  • 2400, 2600, 2900
  • 3450, 3650, 3850, 3870,
  • 4850, 4870

Intel® Extreme Graphics

  • GMA X3x00 series (3-Series GMA), GMA 4-Series

Laptop versions of these chipsets may work, but may run comparatively slower. Standalone cards that are installed in vanilla PCI slots (not PCIe or PCIx or AGP), such as some GeForce FX variants, will perform poorly. Intel integrated chipsets featuring underclocked parts will not perform adequately.

Integrated chipsets such as the ATI Xpress and the NVIDIA TurboCache variants will have low settings selected, but should run satisfactorily.

Please note that attempting to play the game using video hardware that isn’t listed above may result in reduced performance, graphical issues or cause the game to not run at all.

The NVIDIA GeForce FX series is unsupported under Vista.


MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR MAC:

OPERATING SYSTEM

  • Mac OS X 10.5.7 Leopard or higher

PROCESSOR

  • Intel Core Duo

MEMORY (RAM)

  • 2GB

HARD DISK SPACE

  • 400MB of space

VIDEO CARD

  • ATI X1600 or Nvidia 7300 GT with 128 MB of video RAM or Intel Integrated GMA X3100

SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS FOR MAC:

NVIDIA GeForce series

  • 7300, 7600
  • 8600, 8800
  • 9400M, 9600M GT
  • GT 120, GT 130

ATI Radeon™ series

  • X1600, X1900
  • 2400, 2600
  • 3870
  • 4850, 4870

Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA)

  • GMA X3x00 series
  • Intel ® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) GMA 3-Series .

This game will not run on Mac systems with processor PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) or video cards with integrated GMA 950 series.

Create-A-Sim Demo

The Sims 3 Create-A-Sim Requirements


MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR PC:

FOR WINDOWS XP (Service Pack 2)

  • Pentium IV 2.0 GHz / Athlon XP 2000+ or equivalent
  • 1GB RAM of Memory
  • At least 2 GB of hard drive space
  • 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • The latest version of DirectX 9.0c

FOR WINDOWS VISTA (Service Pack 1)

  • Pentium IV 2.4 GHz / Athlon XP 2400+ or equivalent
  • 1.5 GB RAM of Memory
  • At least 2 GB of hard drive space
  • 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • The latest version of DirectX 9.0c

FOR COMPUTERS USING BUILT-IN GRAPHICS CHIPSETS, THE GAME REQUIRES AT LEAST

  • Intel Integrated Chipset, GMA X3000 or above (GMA 3-series or higher).
  • 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent
  • 1.5 GB RAM (XP), 2 GB RAM (Vista)

SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS FOR PC:

NVIDIA GeForce series

  • FX 5900, FX 5950
  • 6200, 6500, 6600, 6800
  • 7200, 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950
  • 8400, 8500, 8600, 8800
  • 9300, 9400, 9500, 9600, 9800
  • G100, GT 120, GT 130, GTS 150, GTS 250, GTX 260, GTX 280, GTX 285, GTX 295

ATI Radeon™ series

  • 9500, 9600, 9800
  • X300, X600, X700, X800, X850
  • X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
  • 2400, 2600, 2900
  • 3450, 3650, 3850, 3870,
  • 4850, 4870

Intel® Extreme Graphics

  • GMA X3x00 series (3-Series GMA), GMA 4-Series

Laptop versions of these chipsets may work, but may run comparatively slower. Standalone cards that are installed in vanilla PCI slots (not PCIe or PCIx or AGP), such as some GeForce FX variants, will perform poorly. Intel integrated chipsets featuring underclocked parts will not perform adequately.

Integrated chipsets such as the ATI Xpress and the NVIDIA TurboCache variants will have low settings selected, but should run satisfactorily.

Please note that attempting to play the game using video hardware that isn’t listed above may result in reduced performance, graphical issues or cause the game to not run at all.

The NVIDIA GeForce FX series is unsupported under Vista.


MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR MAC:

OPERATING SYSTEM

  • Mac OS X 10.5.7 Leopard or higher

PROCESSOR

  • Intel Core Duo

MEMORY (RAM)

  • 2GB

HARD DISK SPACE

  • 2 GB of space

VIDEO CARD

  • ATI X1600 or Nvidia 7300 GT with 128 MB of video RAM or Intel Integrated GMA X3100

SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS FOR MAC:

NVIDIA GeForce series

  • 7300, 7600
  • 8600, 8800
  • 9400M, 9600M GT
  • GT 120, GT 130

ATI Radeon™ series

  • X1600, X1900
  • 2400, 2600
  • 3870
  • 4850, 4870

Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA)

  • GMA X3x00 series
  • Intel ® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) GMA 3-Series .

This game will not run on Mac systems with processor PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) or video cards with integrated GMA 950 series.