Sims 4 Trackpad gestures not working properly since June patch

Update 16/07/19 – This issue has now been fixed in the July patch, 1.53.115.1220.

Users are reporting that their Trackpad gestures aren’t working properly since updating their game to 1.52.100.1220 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
    • Model
    • Processor
    • Memory
    • Graphics

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.

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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.

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: