The Sims 4.
Create a 64 bit wine environment.
Install via winetricks:
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.
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
while true; do inotifywait Origin; chmod u+w Origin; done
What was not tested
Nothing. Everything related to The Sims 4 works fine.
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.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Manjaro Linux||Nov 16 2020||5.20-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Steven|
|Show||KDE Neon 5.18||Sep 12 2020||5.17||No, but has workaround||Yes||Yes||Silver||Alex Lowe|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 20 2020||5.0.2||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Tyson Roberts|
|Show||Fedora 32 x86_64||Jul 21 2020||5.12-staging||Yes||No||No||Garbage||Jonas Thiem|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Aug 04 2020||5.0.1||Yes||No||Yes||Garbage||PhobosK|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|39689||The Sims 4 crashes on start (exception in MSVCRT)||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|42467||The Sims 4 Origin crashes||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|43992||Sims 4 won't start, wine skips .dlls||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|44041||The Sims 4 instant-aborts claiming Origin doesn't run||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|44999||Python 3.6.5 crashes due to unimplemented function api-ms-win-core-path-l1-1-0.dll.PathCchCanonicalizeEx.||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|49600||Newest Sims 4 crashes at every launch with slightly different error, critical section/threading failure?||CLOSED||WORKSFORME||View|