Something is happening, and I am legit. freaked out 😱
SimGuruModSquad over on the official forums has posted links to NVIDIA’s website where you can download updated graphics drivers. He’s encouraging people to give it a try and report any feedback on the Sims 4 Mac Bug thread. This is specifically aimed at those running El Capitan who can no longer play Sims 4 due to their NVIDIA graphics cards not being compatible with the game.
I’ve written a guide on how to manually update the drivers because of course we’re not meant to do it and it’s never normally recommended, all updates come from Apple. You can find the guide here – https://bluebellflora.com/manually-update-nvidia-geforce-graphics-drivers-in-os-x/.
I tested it in OS X 10.11.3 and everything went well. I have the NVIDIA GeForce GT 650 1024Mb which wasn’t one of the ones affected so I can’t say if this fixes the issue or not. If you are on one of the affected Macs PLEASE post your results if you try this manual update. It may just be the miracle fix that everyone has been waiting for.
Yep, in the December patch all you Windows users on supported machines will be able to finally play The Sims 4 in shiny new 64-bit. This means that when you’re playing in your heavily populated town which has mega mansions on all lots and families of at least 55 people living in each bedroom, your game shouldn’t, in theory, crash.
If you currently only have 4GB RAM in your 64 bit PC, now is the time to upgrade as you really won’t notice a difference otherwise.
This is way more important than toddlers. You want to know why? Because as the years go on and EA release more Expansion, Game and Stuff Packs and you download them eagerly, your game will gradually slow down and buckle under all the memory needed for all your little Simmies to fly to the moon, have a poo, go swimming, woohoo in the garden etc. etc. But with access to more RAM, your game will fly.
In other breaking news, EA have announced that the patch will also include an update which automatically disables Mods when the game updates. That will be helpful to all you stupid people who never move your Mods out before updating then wonder why your game doesn’t work. Yes, I’m also stupid as I sometimes forget to move them out too 😀