The Sims™ 4
(c)2014 Electronic Arts Inc.
== Table of Contents ==
Welcome to The Sims™ 4! We hope you have a blast with it.
For the latest information on the game and associated products,
The Sims™ 4 requires at least the following:
MINIMUM: OS: Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
64 bit versions are preferred
CPU: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core 4000+ or equivalent
Dual Core and SSE 2 required
(For computers using built-in graphics chipsets the game requires 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-62 or equivalent)
RAM: At least 2 GB
HARD DRIVE: At least 14.0 GB of free space with at least
1.0 GB additional space for custom content and saved games
VIDEO: 128 MB of Video RAM and support for Pixel Shader 3.0.
Supported Video Cards: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or better
ATI Radeon X1300 or better
Intel GMA X4500 or better
DirectX: DirectX 9.0c compatible
INPUT: Keyboard and mouse
When you run The Sims™ 4 for the first time,
the game will automatically select the most appropriate options
for your graphics card, CPU, and audio card. To improve performance,
use the options control panel to lower the graphics preset.
The Sims™ 4 is a real-time 3D game that requires
the majority of your computer's processing power. Other programs
operating in the background may slow it down or cause framerate
hitches. For best results, be sure to close any background
applications while playing The Sims™ 4.
Fullscreen performance is generally better than windowed
For those running a 32 bit version of their OS may wish to visit
https://support.microsoft.com/help/833721 to enable 4 GT RAM Tuning.
The Electronic Arts Customer Support site is located at
for North American users or
for European users.
Use the search tools to find the information you need. The
Knowledge Base is updated as new information becomes available,
so check back for the latest news and information.
The Sims™ 4 keeps your saved games, videos, screenshots,
and custom content in a folder called "The Sims 4"
The location of this folder depends on your operating system.
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10:
To enter cheats in the game, first open the command console by simultaneously pressing Ctrl-Shift-C. Press the enter button
or Escape to close the command console. Some of the cheats that can be used here are as follows:
help: Lists all the cheats currently available.
quit: Exits the game.
fullscreen: Toggles fullscreen
resetSim <full Sim name>: In the rare case that a Sim gets "stuck" in an interaction or somewhere around town or gets something
stuck to it, use this cheat. It may take a while for the Sim to appear because it is being entirely rebuilt.
Usage example: resetSim Mortimer Goth
fps [on|off]: Turns the frame rate display in the bottom left corner.