WooHoo: Ultimate Mac Hack for The Sims 2

June 27, 2006


Filed under: Help! — masteralphonso @ 7:47 pm

This is where you can post request for help. If anyone thinks they know the answer feel free to give it a go.



  1. Hi. I just bought a new MacBook with a 2GHz Intel Processor yet when I run my copy of The Sims 2 (which was purchased fall 2005) it runs slowly. There is a message that pops up saying that the game recommends at least a 500 MHz processor and that my computer does not meet the specifications and so the “game play will suffer”. How do I fix this?

    Comment by Molly — July 17, 2006 @ 2:01 am | Reply

  2. http://www.aspyr.com/games.php/mac/10880/

    Get the latest update Rev E. I know there were some problems with intel machines fixed by the update.

    there are also some tips there for improving performance. Try setting your processor speed to highest in the energy saver preferences.

    the speed error sounds like a bug in the game and probably the update will fix that.

    That’s all I know. maybe someone else has a better idea.

    Comment by masteralphonso — July 17, 2006 @ 4:45 am | Reply

  3. When I run the Package Tester, it finds 202 failed package files out of 9247. Great! This is the feature I most want to use, and I’m looking forward to getting those bad packages out of my game.

    However, all I get in the dialog box is 202 instances of the message “Bad file names are disabled in the demo version”. If I try double-clicking on one, it says “This feature is disabled: Open Bad File.”

    Is this how it’s supposed to work at the moment? If so, I’ll just relax and wait until this feature is implemented more fully. But I thought I’d better mention it because reading some of the other content on that site led me to conclude that this feature should already be available.

    PS. Let me know if you’d like my help with project documentation. I’m not much of a geek but I’m a decent technical writer.

    Comment by verylisa — August 21, 2006 @ 9:30 am | Reply

  4. That’s correct, the file name and ability to open the package from the tester window are disabled in the demo version. All disabled demo features will have a sheet, dialog, or message indicating the feature is demo disabled.

    That would be great if you could put together some documentation, with screen shots. The more complete the application and it’s support the more people will be inclined to contribute and I can start unlocking some of the demo features that are disabled.

    I have my hands full coding and tracking down bugs and smid has her hands full beta testing and building the new web site. So, contributions will really help to drive this WooHoo project. MA

    Comment by masteralphonso — August 21, 2006 @ 4:30 pm | Reply

  5. I have WooHoo version alpha 2.0 (I downloaded it at MTS2 some time ago) and it works fine, but I upgrated my computer to Mac OS X 10.4.7.
    and I get an error message with some walls (not all). What surprised me is that some were by Lekker Sims (at TSR), and they usually work fine and he makes a point of his (beautiful, by the way) walls being Mac friendly.
    So I don’t know if it’s the walls, a problem with my computer ugrade, or both, I wanted to wait a bit before asking you to send me the program, but maybe it’s about time!

    And I wanted to ask Molly: did you buy a Mac Book or a Mac Book Pro? The graphic card in the Mac Book is supposed not to be good enough for video games…

    Comment by alexpilgrim — September 23, 2006 @ 10:00 am | Reply

  6. Is the error that the txtr is not a power of two? While you will get an error with that, they do sometimes work if they are smaller than 256×512. And yes you should go to the request page and send your e-mail address for the updated version.

    Comment by hugelunatic — September 27, 2006 @ 11:29 am | Reply

  7. Alex: You are using a very old version. You need to upgrade. there have been lots of fixes and improvement since then. I’m sending you 2.17.3.

    Comment by masteralphonso — September 28, 2006 @ 12:30 am | Reply

  8. Thank you very much! 😀

    Comment by alexpilgrim — September 28, 2006 @ 4:40 am | Reply

  9. Hi!
    I used to able to install walls with the old WooHoo version I had, but noy anymore with the last demo one you sent me. I understand it is a work in progress, but just wondering.
    (Somehow Package Installer isn’t working either, it tells me the wall is installed but I can’t find it anywhere.)

    Thanks for your help.

    Comment by alexpilgrim — September 30, 2006 @ 7:33 pm | Reply

  10. Do you accept PayPal as of yet or is that still in the works?

    Comment by Dawn — November 27, 2006 @ 2:11 pm | Reply

  11. hi, i use a powerbook..i bought sims 2 a year ago and used them on my mac.also i uploaded stuff and worked fine.Now i decided to clean themac, uninstall all sims 2 and reinstal..and now the uploaded stuff i had..no longer run!for example, make up appears as option but wont apply on tthe face when clicked.. please help me..

    Comment by ened — July 5, 2007 @ 4:40 pm | Reply

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