I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on an iMac. I have all the specific requirements to play the game, as I have done on this mac before. I'm just wondering if it's possible to run it on Ubuntu?
First you need to follow this guide: How to Install and Configure Wine
After that you need to look for the components The Sims 3 needs to install. I already posted a review for it in WineHQ DB. You also need to check if you have the hardware requirements for it. For information about this see: http://www.thesims3.com/game/systemreq Lastly, the winetricks components I had installed when I tested to see if the Sims 3 was working (Not all of them are needed) were:
The game works perfectly. I recommend running the game from the terminal first to see what the game needs (If there is anything it needs, it will tell you through the terminal, for example "Missing .NET Framework 4.0). The game also works best with Windows 7 selected on the winecfg application. It also works with Windows XP but I feel it looks or runs faster on Windows 7.