WELCOME TO A HELPFUL THREAD IN THE FORUMS THAT INCLUDES TIPS, TRICKS, INFORMATION, AND OTHER THINGS NECESSARY TO PLAY THE SIMS 4 ON A MAC (OS X) COMPUTER. IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE WITH YOUR GAME, PLEASE READ THROUGH ALL INFORMATION BEFORE ASKING ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS.
Please note, this is not a complete sheet of information for the Mac and more details and helpful tips and tricks will be posted continuously. If you have information to add, Direct Message me or post that information here! Thank you!
:: TABLE OF CONTENTS ::
1st Post : Welcome & Tips, Tricks, & Hints for Mac
2nd Post : Keyboard Shortcuts
3rd Post : Questions & Answers
4th Post : Helpful Links
5th Post : Mac Requirements for The Sims 4
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:: Tips, Tricks, & Hints for The Sims 4 on Mac ::
:: The Sims 4 is an OS X (Mac software) native game built especially for the Mac. Previous iterations of the series were built using ports or third-party companies. Please know that this game should run well due to the fact it was made specifically for iMacs, MacBooks, and OS X.
:: Any time a new patch or EP/GP is released, you should always remove your Tray folder and your Mod folder (found Documents > Electronic Arts > Sims 4). Move them to your Desktop and then update your game. Slowly add your Mods and CC back into your game only a few pieces at a time.
:: Please be mindful that whenever a new patch or EP/GP is released new game code is also released with these updates. Previous mods or CC may not work with the new updates because of changes to the game code. This can cause your game not to open or start or interfere with your graphics. Check back with the creators of the mods or CC to see if the mod has been updated to be compatible with the new patch or EP/GP.
:: Several users have reported that their newer (2014-present) MacBook (Pro, Air, & Regular) have not been running the game as smoothly as wanted. Please use any hints, tips, and tricks to allow as beautiful as a game that you can, but please be warned it might not be as spectacular as you'd want.
:: There have been many people saying that Edge Scrolling in the game is not working when you move the mouse to the top of the screen. Fortunately, moving the mouse in the right area (about half an inch down from the top of the screen) will not open up that pesky little bar. This is a setting that cannot be changed due to running OS X Yosemite.
:: Hitting the COMMAND button and either up/down key will move the camera up/down. There seems to be no other way of moving the camera unless you have an Apple Trackpad. Using that requires you hit the CONTROL key and right click (2 fingers on Trackpad) and swipe up/down to get the same effect. IF YOU STILL NEED MORE INFO, PLEASE SEE THE Trackpad & Game Controls Thread
:: Do you have an iMac Retina 5K Display? Is your game not looking as crisp or clear as you'd like? Please see this thread for further information. iMac Retina Display Help Information
:: Having issues with your graphics card? Check out the Intel 4000 Graphics Issue
thread to see if this may be the problem.
:: To turn the camera up or down (to get a better angle of a room) click COMMAND and either the up or down arrow.
:: If you are having issues with greyed out, opaque, or non 'see-through' windows, check out the Window Help Thread
:: Laptop mode is found under the Graphics Settings in the game. You have to scroll down to the bottom to find it.
:: Upgrading to OS X Yosemite has helped several simmers improve graphics. It is free to update to this software above OS X 10.7