How to Get Sims 4 on Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

So you’ve got a Mac and you’re itching to play The Sims 4, but you’re not sure how to go about it? Well, you’re in luck!

In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps to get The Sims 4 up and running on your Mac. Let’s dive right in!

Step 1: System Requirements

Before we begin, let’s make sure your Mac meets the system requirements for The Sims 4. Here are the minimum specs:

  • Operating System: macOS X 10.7 Lion or later
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Memory (RAM): At least 4 GB
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT or better
  • Storage: At least 10 GB of free space

Step 2: Purchase and Download The Sims 4

If your Mac meets the system requirements, it’s time to purchase and download The Sims 4. Follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Official Website:

    Head over to the official website of The Sims at

  2. Purchase the Game:

    Once on the website, click on “Buy Now” or “Get it Free” if there is a promotional offer available. Follow the prompts to complete your purchase. You may need to create an account if you don’t already have one.

  3. Download the Game:

    After purchasing, you should be redirected to a download page. If not, go to your account’s library or purchase history and find The Sims 4. Click on “Download” to start the download process.

Step 3: Install The Sims 4

Now that you have the game downloaded, let’s install it on your Mac. Here’s how:

  1. Locate the Installer:

    Open your Downloads folder or wherever you saved the installer file. It should be named something like “Sims4Setup.exe” or “TheSims4.dmg”.

  2. Double-click the Installer:

    Double-click on the installer file to start the installation process. Follow any prompts or instructions that appear on your screen.

  3. Agree to Terms and Conditions:

    Read through and accept any terms and conditions presented during the installation process.

  4. Select Installation Location:

    Choose where you want The Sims 4 to be installed on your Mac. Make sure you have enough free space for the game.

  5. Wait for Installation:

    Sit back and relax while the installer does its thing. This may take a few minutes, so be patient!

  6. Launch The Sims 4:

    Once the installation is complete, locate The Sims 4 in your Applications folder and double-click to launch the game.

Step 4: Update The Sims 4

After launching The Sims 4 for the first time, it’s a good idea to check for any available updates. Follow these steps to keep your game up to date:

  1. Open The Sims 4:

    Launch the game by double-clicking on its icon in your Applications folder.

  2. Go to Game Options:

    In the top menu bar, click on “The Sims 4” and then select “Game Options” from the dropdown menu.

  3. Check for Updates:

    In the Game Options window, click on the “Updates” tab. If there are any available updates, click on “Update Now” to start downloading and installing them.

  4. Restart the Game:

    Once the updates have been installed, close The Sims 4 and relaunch it for the changes to take effect.

In Conclusion

Congratulations! You now have The Sims 4 installed and updated on your Mac.

Enjoy creating virtual lives, building dream homes, and exploring all that this popular simulation game has to offer. Happy Simming!

If you encounter any issues during installation or gameplay, refer to official forums or support resources provided by EA Games for assistance. They should be able to help you troubleshoot any problems you may face along the way.

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