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The Sims 4

The Sims 4.

  • Current up-to-date version available on Origin

Application Details:

Version: Origin
License: Retail
URL: https://www.ea.com/games/the-s...
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.17

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

Create a 64 bit wine environment.

Install via winetricks:

  • Corefonts
  • Arial
  • vcrun2010
  • vcrun2013
  • d3d9


What does not

Origin-in-game does not work. You have to turn that off for The Sims 4, before launching the game, or it will error out.

Workarounds

There are some wacky permissions issues on the Origin folder when trying to install Origin in the first place.

You need to install inotify-tools:

apt install inotify-tools

Then navigate to the "Program Files (x86)" folder in your wine prefix,
and run the following command in a separate terminal window. Start it *before*
you start the origin installer, and leave it running until the installer
is done.

while true; do inotifywait Origin; chmod u+w Origin; done

What was not tested

Nothing. Everything related to The Sims 4 works fine.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

When downloading The Sims 4 and extra packs, it complains about the download failing at the end of each download, but they show as downloaded, and they run fine.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
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 
CurrentDebian 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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