*MUST READ* How to install The Sims 4 correctly.

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*MUST READ* How to install The Sims 4 correctly.

Post by Adwomin on Sat 12 Dec 2015, 19:42

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DO NOT SKIP ANY STEPS AND READ EVERYTHING VERY CAREFULLY. PLEASE DO EVERY SINGLE STEP IN THE GUIDE EXACTLY AS WRITTEN BELOW, BEFORE POSTING ABOUT ISSUES!


Guide last updated on: 22-12-2016


Hello everyone,

This *MUST READ* guide is only meant for people who want the latest working version of The Sims 4. Using this guide you'll automatically get the latest available version of the game.
This page will always contain the most up-to-date instructions, so make sure to check back here first if you run into any issues, or when new The Sims 4 game updates are released. The Installation Guides that come with the torrents might become obsolete at some point, hence we keep this page here up-to-date instead.
READ CAREFULLY and DO NOT skip any steps!

AGAIN: do not do anything else, just do EXACTLY as written below!



*********START***********Read each step carefully!***********START*********
Updated on: 22-12-2016



1.) Since The Sims 4 tends to be picked up - erroneously - as "malicious" by many anti-virus programs, you need to make sure to add both the (future) install location of your game as well as the location of your downloads to the "exceptions list" in your anti-virus program. The guide HERE can give you an initial overview of what needs to be done, but depending on which anti-virus software you yourselves are using, you may need to do more research on your own. Don't worry! Even though the game files are picked up by anti-virus software as malicious, the files are completely safe to use! (it’s what we call a "false-positive" warning ).

We suggest you add the following locations to the exceptions list in your anti-virus software. Later on, once you installed the game, you may narrow-down the exclusions to only your installed The Sims 4 game folders. But in order to avoid any problems during the download of the games and/or the installation process, it is a good idea to add these exclusions beforehand OR temporarily disable your anti-virus software before downloading and installing the game.


C:\Program Files (x86)\ 
C:\Program Files\
C:\Users\(your username)\Downloads\ (Important: If you add this location to the exclusions, make sure that you REMOVE it from the exceptions list after installing the game!)




2.) If you have a base game of The Sims 4 and maybe DLC on Origin too, you should skip this step and continue with step 3 instead. Download and install Games4theworld's version of The Sims 4 base game, which you can find along all other Games4theworld releases, on our official website here: http://www.games4theworld.org/downloads .




3.) If you have an original/retail/Origin copy of The Sims 4 base game, it is recommended to turn off automatic game updates at this point. Have a look at THIS little guide to learn how to turn off automatic game updates in Origin.




4.) Now, download and install the The Sims 4: Get to Work expansion pack.




5.) Next, download and install the The Sims 4: Get Together expansion pack.




6.) Finally, download and install the The Sims 4: City Living expansion pack (see this announcement here).




7.) If you want to use the 32-bit version of The Sims 4, now please MOVE (don’t copy) the “The Sims 4” folder located in: C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\ to THIS location instead: C:\Program Files (x86)\

So your new installation location will be: C:\Program Files (x86)\The Sims 4\

(Note: if you have a 32-bit Windows operating system, this folder will not exist on your system. In that case you can move the folder to this location instead: C:\Program Files\).








8.)  If you want to use the 64-bit version of The Sims 4 (which is only possible if you're using a 64-bit Windows version), we recommend you move the "The Sims 4" folder to this folder instead: C:\Program Files\ , so that your new installation location of The Sims 4 will be C:\Program Files\The Sims 4 .




9.) Done! You now have the latest available working version of The Sims 4, with all Expansion Packs, Free Packs, Game Packs and Stuff Packs! If you have a 32-bit Windows operating system, navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\The Sims 4\Game\Bin and start the game by double-clicking the "TS4.exe" file.
If you have a 64-bit Windows version, you can use "TS4_x64.exe" file under C:\Program files\The Sims 4\Game\Bin   to start the game instead. (See step 8 above)

If you want to create shortcuts to quickly launch the game from your Desktop, right-click on the desired .exe file and choose Send to > Desktop (Create shortcut) .
 
Start the game and… ENJOY playing the latest version of The Sims 4!


*********END***********Read each step carefully!***********END*********




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