Metal upgrade postponed for Sims 4

On the plus side everyone gets the opportunity to play Island Living. I say opportunity because it looks absolutely delicious in the trailer with high graphics but I shouldn’t imagine low end machines will handle it well:

On the down side, we’re still waiting for our Metal upgrade that EA said would be released in June and, I’m hoping, will provide a noticeable boost in performance for Metal supported Macs:

Please remember, EA dropping support for 32-bit machines in the Sims 4 is irrelevant to all Mac users. The Sims 4 has always been 64-bit for us. This is also NOT related to Apple dropping support for 32-bit apps in macOS 10.15 Catalina.

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Sims 2, Sims 3, Sims Medieval and SimCity are no more in macOS Catalina

We knew it was coming and now it’s real:

32-bit apps are dead in 10.15. If you’re thinking about upgrading when the public beta is released in July, or when it is released in the Autumn, you may want to install Mojave or an earlier version of macOS on an external drive beforehand if you want to continue to play the legacy sims games.

First Person View Bug with Retina Display enabled

A new bug since the April ’19 patch, this time affecting First Person View (FPV). Users reported the little white circle not being centred properly on their game screen:

After testing various options, it seems that having Retina Display enabled in the Game Options causes this bug:

Uncheck the Retina Display option and the FPV marker will be back in the centre of your game screen: