Having Origin enabled in-game has always caused issues on Macs. As well as causing lagging issues it can also cause your game to not load, something which seems to be becoming more frequent amongst players. So the best thing to do is just disable it. Unfortunately you will have to do this after each Origin update as it annoyingly enables itself each time.
- Open Origin then click on Origin > Preferences in the menu bar
- Click on Origin in-game on the right side
- If Origin is enabled in-game the button will show green. Click on it to turn it off so it looks like the picture above.
As of 28th August 2017 Origin is only supported in versions of macOS 10.9 Mavericks and later, support for 10.7 Lion and 10.8 Mountain Lion is no longer available:
Release notes here.
If you need to update your Mac you can do so through the App Store.
This seems to affect every Mac user and has been around pretty much since the game was released. And you know what? I absolutely couldn’t care AT ALL.
IT IS A COMPLETE NON-ISSUE.
If Origin isn’t correctly tracking the amount of hours you spend playing the Sims 4, and the last time you played, then just accept it and move on. It does not affect gameplay in any way, shape or form. There are various posts that people have written over on the official games forum and AHQ regarding this and EA are aware of it.
I have a few questions for those people who are having meltdowns about this NON-ISSUE:
- Does this bug stop your game from loading?
- Does this bug cause your game to crash?
- Does this bug cause your game to freeze?
- Does this bug stop Origin from working?
- Does this bug stop Origin updating?
- Does this bug cause the game to not update?
- Does this affect your ability to play the Sims 4 in any way?
If you answered no to every single one of those questions then you need to evaluate what is important to you as a gamer. Because if it’s counting the hours you’ve played and the date you last played then I’m sorry, but you’re doing it all wrong.