Sims 4 screen flickering

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

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

Cause
Edge Smoothing settings in the Graphics Options in-game.

Solution
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.

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Disable Origin in-game

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.

  1. Open Origin then click on Origin > Preferences in the menu bar
  2. Click on Origin in-game on the right side 
  3. 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.

Sims 4 Studio Candy Apple for Mac – object recolours!

The wonderful Sims 4 Studio people have released the latest version for Mac and it supports object recolours!! I am beyond happy right now, no more having to move between Windows and Mac. We can’t yet edit and create meshes but being able to recolour is a massive step forward. It’s still a beta version so may be a little buggy but it does support macOS High Sierra – recolour away!