Before you rush to install the public beta of Catalina, be aware that the Sims 4 does not currently run in this new OS. This is because of the ActivationUI file which is still 32-bit and 32-bit is no longer supported. EA fixed this in the April ’19 patch but unfortunately had to roll it back in the subsequent hot fix patch as it rendered the game unplayable for all users running 10.7 Lion..
If you are desperate to install a beta version of the operating system on your Mac then make sure to install Mojave on an external drive or install a VM so you can still play Sims 4 and 32-bit apps.
As well as the Trackpad issue appearing since the 18 June patch we have a new lag issue in CAS that is pretty awful and affecting Mac users with Intel chips, judging by the posted specs. of some. You can see a video here of the issue.
Thankfully there are some really helpful Mac Simmers in the thread, candiecoatediv and twin-reverb-sims, who are being really responsive to requests for more information and actively trying suggestions. Twin-reverb-sims has suggested that doing the following has helped to minimise the lag a little:
- Go into System Preferences > Accessibility > Display and check the box next to Reduce motion.
- Go into System Preferences > Display and change the resolution towards larger text.
Please reply in the AHQ thread if you are experiencing this issue in CAS since the patch with your Mac information. And if you have any further suggestions which may help others, then definitely please post.
Update 16/07/19 – This issue has now been fixed in the July patch, 184.108.40.2060.
Users are reporting that their Trackpad gestures aren’t working properly since updating their game to 220.127.116.110 today (18/06/19). We have a thread running at Answers HQ about this, please take a minute to post the following if you are experiencing issues with your in-game Trackpad controls since updating your game:
- List of gestures you normally use the Trackpad for (e.g. swipe or pinch to zoom)
- Have you changed any default Trackpad settings in System Preferences?
- Your Mac info: click on the Apple in the menu bar > About This Mac and post these details about your Mac:
- macOS version
One or other of the Zoom and Rotate functions will work using the trackpad but not both, depending on which action you first used when you started playing. Please make sure to click the all important Me Too button on the AHQ thread too. Remember, EA need to know what Mac you are on in order to try and narrow down the cause. The more people who provide their specs. the better 🙂
To get around this issue and still be able to zoom and pinch in your game:
Zoom – two finger swipe up and down the trackpad (like scrolling up and down a page) or use the + and – keys.
Rotate – use the < and > keys.