EA released a big patch for The Sims 4 today, 18 April 2023, patch no. 220.127.116.110. Not big in size (around 500MB) but big on impact.
The Sims 4 Legacy Edition – It was announced back in November 2022 that the Legacy Edition (LE) of the game would be sunset. As of 12 December 2022 the LE was no longer available to download although users could still play it if it was already installed on their machine. From today the LE version of the game will no longer run, even if installed. The game will now only run on Metal supported Macs (2012 models or later, or earlier upgradeable Mac Pros).
Apple silicon equipped Macs (M1, M2 etc.) – The game is now natively supported, no need for Rosetta 2 to translate the Intel version.
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I honestly think it took advantage of newer mac chips. I get lag spikes before when playing on all “very high” settings. But now it only lags when entering build mode – immediately goes back to normal after 3 seconds or so. I’ve also tried upping the maximum sims in zone to 30 which my mac cant previously handle. But now they all spawn and does things instead of just standing in the corner after spawning. I have yet to try it in San Myshuno which is previously the laggiest world of all with “Very High” settings. Will keep you updated.
Update: The graphics looks crisper and some shader glitch (like the trees on Glimmerbrook glowing white) is gone. The floor being reflective now works even on low settings.
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