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The Sims 3 Digital Download
 
TORCHBEARER414  posted on Aug 30, 2011 12:31:17 AM - Report post

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Hi guys!
I have been looking at the different options for getting The Sims 3 on my Macbook Pro and I have a question that I figured I would bring here.
From the looks of it, none of the legitimate game downloading sites (e.g. Origins, D2D, etc.) have The Sims 3 base game available as a digital download.
I know that in the past when I have bought The Sims 2 games, I would download the base game, then all the expansion packs. After the expansion packs were all downloaded, from then on the game would use the first downloaded expansion pack to launch.
Now I'm not sure if the case remains with The Sims 3, but I think it would be beneficial to buy the base game, download it, then buy an expansion pack via digital download and just use that to launch the game so I would not always have to use the discs.
So I suppose my question in short is: Can I buy a disc of the base game, buy a digital download of the expansion packs, and use the expansion packs to launch the game?
Any help would be very much appreciated! Thanks
 
J_Rambo  posted on Aug 30, 2011 1:13:07 AM - Report post

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I looked on Steam, and it appears the "base game" is available. You sure you looked at all the legitimate digital distribution services?
 
DABhand  posted on Aug 30, 2011 4:53:32 AM - Report post

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No idea why there is no MAC version on Origins..

www.gamersgate.co.uk/DDB-SIMS3UK/the-sims-3-uk-bundle

You can get from there, seems to be the cheapest in the UK at the moment, so check at gamersgate it may redirect you to a local version.

EDIT:

www.gamersgate.com/DDB-SIMS3/the-sims-3-bundle

Think is the US link

[Edited by DABhand, 8/30/2011 4:55:09 AM]

 
TORCHBEARER414  posted on Aug 30, 2011 8:44:33 AM - Report post

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@J_Rambo- Remember, I'm looking for the mac version of the game. Steam doesn't have a mac version of the base game, but rather the PC version.

@DABhand- I know that some digital download sites also ship hard copies, are you sure this isn't the case here?

 
DABhand  posted on Aug 30, 2011 9:15:44 AM - Report post

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Gamersgate will allow you to download the game, you don't get a hardcopy.

But as a bonus, you also get the PC version too, so you are getting both for the price of 1.

 
TORCHBEARER414  posted on Aug 30, 2011 6:17:14 PM - Report post

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Wow! Sounds good! Thanks for the help!
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