1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 9, 2013 2:20 AM by FarScrub
FarScrub Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Dear Community.
I own a last 2007, early 2008, Macbook.
I've recently been trying to get the original Sims working, however I've hit a roadblock and require some assistance.

When opening the game it runs the opening credits and the beginning cinematics.

Once you skip, or wait through these, the game closes and a box states the following:


"DrawSprocket cannot switch to the requested resolution [800x600, 16bit, 1 buffer(s)]

(Make sure your computermeets the display requirements specified in the Read Me file)."


So instinctively I changed the resolution and tried again to no avail.

I've looked on the internet and there is no answer so I come to here to find out if any of you have an answer.

I have updated the game to 1.25 Carbon, a fix that is meant to work but apparently doesn't.


Here are my specs:


Mac OS X - 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo


Version 10.5.8 - Lion


If you could help or offer suggestions I'd appreciate it.


Kind regards,


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8), The Sims
  • FarScrub Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think I have found the cause of the problem.

    My Macbook is unable to support THOUSANDS of colors, therefore making me unable to change to the specified resolution to play the game.


    Is there a fix for this? Or any work around that anyone can think of?