The Sims 4

The Sims 4.

  • Current up-to-date version available on Origin

Application Details:

Version: Origin
License: Retail
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.0

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

General game play.

What does not

Dependencies, see Workarounds.


Installing d3dx9_43 via winetricks may fix graphics and lag problems.  Depending on kernel version, changing your systems graphic's driver may also help.  And if you use Lutris ensure to disable the prefix's DXVK if it's enabled.

May also require the workarounds for Origin.

  1. Use a 64-bit prefix emulating Windows 7.
  2. Using Winetricks, install corefonts(or core fonts in the GUI).
  3. Manually install, from Microsoft, VC++ Runtime 2015/2017/2019 Win32.
  4. Manually install, from Microsoft, VC++ Runtime 2015/2017/2019 Win64.
  5. Using Winetricks, install d3dx9_43.

If you get the file permissions bug for Origin please look up a more instructions they may vary based on distro.

What was not tested

Online content.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

Was experiencing stuttering and eventually severe lag that lead to no response whatsoever.  The draw distance was so messed up a tree looked like a paper cut out after zooming out once.  Though after I changed drivers the lag wasn't so bad and the trees weren't paper cutouts but the game still wasn't playable.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 19.10 "Eoan" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 28 20205.0Yes Yes YesGoldPrivate Entity 
ShowLinux Mint 19.3 "Tricia"Jan 17 20205.0-rc5Yes Yes NoPlatinumHamish McIntyre-Bhatty 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Mar 11 20194.3-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumOwen Earl 
ShowAntergos x86_64Jan 12 20194.0-rc6-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumMike 
ShowUbuntu 18.10 "Cosmic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Dec 11 20184.0-rc1-stagingYes Yes YesGoldRobert Hanke 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
39689 The Sims 4 crashes on start (exception in MSVCRT) UNCONFIRMED View
44041 The Sims 4 instant-aborts claiming Origin doesn't run UNCONFIRMED View

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