PC: 184.108.40.2060/Mac: 220.127.116.110 has just been released with various bug fixes, none of which seem to address the multitude of Mac specific bugs starting to pile up.
If you’re on a Mac and no longer experiencing one or more of these issues please let me know so I can feel slightly happier that we’re not seemingly being overlooked again:
Cannot run the game in macOS 10.11 El Capitan
Cannot run the game in macOS 10.12 Sierra with AMD GPUs
Static type lines across game screen
Lines appearing over UI at bottom of the screen
First Person View off centre
Glitchy UI (not attributed to Mods)
Shadow line following your Sim indoors
Black square shadow under Sim
1 & 2 – are game breakers unless you update your version of macOS through the Mac App Store.
3 – may be fixed by turning off Edge Smoothing.
4 – can be fixed by playing in windowed mode.
5 – can be fixed by disabling Retina display in the in-game graphics options
6 – can be fixed by not skipping through the loading screens when launching the game
7 – no fix
8 – can be fixed by editing the GraphicsRules.sgr file (follow link above)
Update 25/11/19 – this issue has now been fixed in the Mac Legacy Edition patch 18.104.22.1680
Mac users running High Sierra on non-Metal supported Macs are reporting that the Legacy Edition of Sims 4
will not load successfully:
Unable to start:
Initialization error at start up.
If you are getting this error there are two workarounds you can try.
In Origin right click/CTRL click on the Sims 4 in your Games Library, select Game Properties then Advanced Launch Options and choose English from the drop down menu:
After you have successfully loaded the game in English you should be able to switch back to your native language.
Right click on the Sims 4 in your Applications folder and select
Show Package Contents. You should now see three folders and one file in the Finder window: Click on the
installer.plist file once to select it, go to Edit > Copy (or CMD and C). Open the
Contents folder then the Resources folder. Right click on The Sims 4 app in the Resources folder (the one with the game icon) and select
Show Package Contents again. There should just be one folder in the Finder window called Contents. Go to Edit > Paste (or CMD and V) to paste the installer.plist file you just copied into this folder. It should look like this:
You should now have the installer.plist file in two locations.
Either of these workarounds should result in a game that successfully launches. Hopefully EA will release a fix soon but in the meantime this should get you back in your game.
Do you have these horrible shadows under your Sims since downloading the Discover University patch?
thanks to Ryguy2707 for the screenshot
You can get rid of them in several ways like enabling laptop mode or disabling post processing effects. My preferred method is to edit the GraphicsRules.sgr file as it does not affect any other graphics settings. You will need to apply this fix after each patch update as the file will be replaced (or until EA fix the problem):
Right click on the game in your Applications folder and select
Show Package Contents Navigate to the Contents folder then open the GraphicsRules.sgr file with TextEdit
Hold down CMD and F to bring up the search box and enter
SSAO There should be four results of SsaoEnabled that come up
Make sure the value next to it is false for each instance:
prop $ConfigGroup SsaoEnabled false
Close the file, it should automatically save
They should now be gone!