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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Sims 4 CAS cursor glitch on Mac

This has been around for ages and doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. When trying to use CAS the cursor is glitching and displaying one or more of the following symptoms:

  • When editing a body part the cursor will not ‘let go’ of the part to stop editing
  • Moving your cursor over the screen will randomly grab a body part for editing
  • Rotating the Sim is not possible unless using the keyboard arrow keys

(thanks to 13Vader for the video)

At the moment there is no solution or workaround although some users have reported that it resolves itself after a game update. We have a thread at AHQ collecting information and it does seem to be affecting lower spec. Macs so lowering your in-game graphics options may help. Please post in the thread if you are experiencing this or if you have found a fix, or leave a comment below.