The Sims 4 Get To Work: FAQ + Specs (UPDATED)

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What is The Sims 4 Get to Work?
 
The Sims 4 Get to Work is the first expansion pack we’re releasing for The Sims 4. It introduces three all-new active careers: Doctor, Detective and Scientist as well as the ability to create, customize and manage your own Sims retail business.
 
 
Do I need to own The Sims 4 game to play The Sims 4 Get to Work?

Yes, The Sims 4 game is required to install and play The Sims 4 Get to Work.



 
 
When will The Sims 4 Get to Work be available?

The Sims 4 Get to Work will be available starting March 31, 2015 in North America. Please check your local TheSims.com website for your local release date.

 

Do I need to purchase the PC and Mac versions separately?

Just like The Sims 4 game, one purchase gets you both the PC and Mac versions.

 

Will The Sims 4 release on as a physical disc?

Yes, you’ll be able to buy a physical disc for the PC version of The Sims 4 Get to Work. Within the box version, there will be a code included which will enable you to download the game on both PC and Mac through Origin™.

 

How do I change a lot so I can build a retail store in it?

When you’re setting up any unowned lot, click on the Lot Info Panel at the top center of the screen when in Build Mode, and change it to Retail.

 

Will you be able to design your own clothing/patterns/designs for items in the store?

You can design your own outfits by combining different styles in Create A Sim and dressing up a Mannequin for your store.

 

How do I find clues as a Detective?

When you’re at a crime scene, you can find clues around the scene and investigate them. You can also click on the floor and use the interaction “Search for Clues” – it’ll send out a pulse and highlight interactable objects within range.

 

How do I get to the crime scene from the Police Station?

You can get to a crime scene by interacting with the Crime Map at the Police Station.

 

Do I need to pay family members to work at my business?

Everyone in your household shares the same income from the business, so you don’t need to pay them separately.

 

Can I own and operate multiple retail stores?

Yes, you can. Though they won’t operate unless they’re staffed, so you’ll need to make sure you spend time at each of them.

 

How do I get to the Alien world?

You can get there by going through the Scientist Career and building an Electroflux Wormhole Generator, or you can max out your Rocket Science skill and upgrade the Rocket with the Wormhole Generator.

 

Can I visit the Hospital, Science Lab or Police Station if I’m not part of that career?

The Police Station and Science Lab are only able to be visited if you’re a Detective or Scientist respectively, but if your Sim is pregnant you can give birth at the Hospital.

 

PC System Requirements

MINIMUM OS: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, or Windows 8.1

CPU: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core 4000+ or equivalent (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 RAM

DISC DRIVE: DVD ROM drive required for installation only

HARD DRIVE: At least 2 GB of free space (12 GB if installing with The Sims 4) with at least 1 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

SOUND CARD: DirectX 9.0c Compatible

INPUT: Keyboard and Mouse

ONLINE REQUIREMENTS: Internet connection required for product activation. What are the MAC minimum system requirements for The Sims 4 Get to Work?

 

Macintosh System Requirements

MINIMUM OS: Mac OS® X 10.7.5 (Lion)

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz Processor or better

RAM: At least 4 GB RAM

HARD DRIVE: At least 2 GB of free space (12 GB if installing with The Sims 4) with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games

VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro or better. Video RAM of 256MB or better

INPUT: Keyboard and Mouse

ONLINE REQUIREMENTS: Internet connection required for product activation.

 

What is The Sims 4 Get to Work rated?The Sims 4 Get to Work is rated T for Teen by the ESRB. Please check your local TheSims.com website