If you love playing Sims 3 on your Mac, but you don't want to deal with the hassle of inserting the CD every time you launch the game, you might be looking for a way to crack it. Cracking is a process of bypassing the disc authentication or copy protection of a game, so that you can play it without the original CD. However, cracking is not only illegal, but also risky, as it can expose your computer to malware and viruses.
Fortunately, there is a legal and safe way to play Sims 3 on Mac without the CD, and that is by using Origin. Origin is an online gaming platform by EA that allows you to purchase and download games, including those you've already purchased in the past. You can redownload Sims 3 for free given you have the original game's product code, or you can purchase and download a new copy of Sims 3. Once you have downloaded Sims 3 through Origin, you can play it without the CD anytime.
Here are the steps to play Sims 3 on Mac without the CD using Origin:
Navigate to https://www.origin.com/usa/en-us/store/download in a web browser. This is the website for Origin. Origin is available for both PC and Mac.
Click Download below your operating system. Click the download icon below the system your computer runs to download the proper installation file for your system.
Open the Origin install file. When you are finished downloading the Origin install file, click it in your web browser, or in your Downloads folder to open the install file.
Follow the on-screen instructions to install Origin. The install process is a little different for PC and Mac. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish the install process.
Launch Origin. It has an icon that resembles an orange \"O\". Click the Origin icon to launch Origin.
Sign in to Origin or create an account. If you already have an account with Origin, enter the email address and password associated with your Origin account and click Sign In. If you do not have an account, click Create an account at the top. Fill out the form to create a new account. Then sign in once you have created an account.
Click Origin. It's in the menu bar at the top. This displays the Origin menu.
Click Redeem product code. It's in the Origin drop-down menu. This displays a bar you can use to enter a product code.
Enter your product code. It's on the back of your Sims 3 manual. If you no longer have your Sims 3 Manual you can find it at one of these locations:
Windows: Sign in as the administrator. Press the Windows key and type \"regedit\". Open the Registry Editor. Expand the following folders: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > WOW6432Node (for 64bit versions of Windows only) > Electronic Arts > Sims (Look under WOW6432Node if not under Electronic arts Folder> EP or SP > ergc. The code is displayed on the right under âData\" next to ergc or Produce GUID [^2^].
Mac OS X: Launch Finder, navigate to Utilities > Terminal, then enter the following code: cat Library/Preferences/The\\\\ Sims\\\\ 3\\\\ Preferences/system.reg grep -A1 ergc [^2^].
Click Next after entering your product code. This adds Sims 3 to your Origin library.
Click My Game Library in Origin. It's on the left side of Origin.
Click The Sims 3 icon in your game library. This displays information about The Sims 3 on the right side of Origin.
Click Download below The Sims 3 icon. This downloads The Sims 3 to your computer.
Click Play when The Sims 3 finishes downloading. This launches The Sims 3 without requiring a CD.