The Sims 4

The Sims 4.

  • Current up-to-date version available on Origin

Application Details:

Version: Origin
License: Retail
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.17

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Test Results

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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
ShowKDE Neon 5.18Sep 12 20205.17No, but has workaround Yes YesSilverAlex Lowe 
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 20 20205.0.2Yes Yes YesSilverTyson Roberts 
ShowFedora 32 x86_64Jul 21 20205.12-stagingYes No NoGarbageJonas Thiem 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Aug 04 20205.0.1Yes No YesGarbagePhobosK 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 10.x "Buster" x86_64Jul 16 20205.0.1Yes Yes YesGoldDeadTOm 

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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