Sims 4 screen flickering

This problem has been around for a while and affected some Mac users but not all.

When you play your game the screen will flicker and changing certain graphics options in-game doesn’t fix it.

Edge Smoothing settings in the Graphics Options in-game.

Play around with the Edge Smoothing settings in the Graphics Options menu. Try turning it off if you have it on or lowering it if you have it on high. Also try raising it if you have it on low.

Thanks to the wonderful people who have confirmed the issue and solution over on this thread at AHQ.


Glass vase and jar CC not showing correctly in game

Since the Cats & Dogs patches there have been various reports of some CC glass vases and jars not displaying properly in game:

So far I’ve only seen reports from Mac users but it may be affecting Windows users too. This is apparently happening because EA changed something glass related in the November patch. If you are experiencing this there is no fix at the moment that I know of. Either EA need to fix something or the CC creators do.

Leave a comment below if you are also experiencing this, Mac or Windows 🙂


Mac ‘Initialization error at start up’ since patch 1.24

Patch has been released but lots of Mac users are reporting that their games will not load. They are getting the following error message –


Initialization error at start up.


The numbers in bold uniquely identify this issue. EA are aware of it and hopefully addressing it. In the meantime the workaround is to simply press any key to skip through the intro videos. There are main threads for this over at AHQ and the officials:

Edit – that was quick! EA have already released an update to fix the issue (28/10/16) 😀