The Sims Pet Stories

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The Sims Pet Stories
The Sims Pet Stories cover
Developers
Maxis
macOS (OS X) Aspyr Media
Publishers
Electronic Arts
OS X Aspyr Media
Engines
The Sims 2 Engine
Release dates
Windows June 19, 2007
macOS (OS X) September 10, 2007
The Sims Pet Stories guide at StrategyWiki
The Sims Pet Stories at Wikipedia
The Sims Stories
Subseries of The Sims
The Sims Life Stories 2007
The Sims Pet Stories 2007
The Sims Castaway Stories 2008

Key points

Runs well on low-end hardware, especially laptops and integrated graphic cards.
This game uses a slightly modified version of the The Sims 2: Bon Voyage engine and most fixes and some mods for it also work here.

General information

Official Website (OS X)
Answer HQ for The Sims series at EA.com
Answer HQ for The Sims series at EA.com (OS X)
The Sims Wiki

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
The Mac App Store includes native 4K support, bug fixes and improved performance.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Only in the OS X version
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Smooth Edges slider
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Voices, Sound Effects, Music, Ambient and Audio Quality sliders
Surround sound
4.0 and 5.1
Subtitles
No intelligible dialog. All in-game dialog uses the fictional Simlish language.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Game 'forgets' it does not have the focus when leaving loading screens

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Speech is fictional language called Simlish.
Speech is subtitled with generic icons.
Brazilian Portuguese
Czech
Danish
French
Finnish
German
Hungarian
Norwegian
Polish
Russian
Spanish
Swedish

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 2.0
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.7 GB
Video card (GPU) Mobility Radeon 7500/ATI Radeon 7500
Nvidia GeForce 2 Series/GeForce Go Series
GeForce FX Series/Nvidia Quadro Series
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
Other 8x CD-ROM Drive
macOS (OS X)
Minimum[1]
Operating system (OS) 10.9.5
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 series
AMD Radeon HD 3870
Intel HD Graphics 3000
256 MB of VRAM

References