The Sims, The Sims 2, The Sims 3, and The Sims 4 with Windows 10: What You Need To Know

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Windows 10 is finally out and I’m sure a lot of people, are wondering if The Sims 4 will run well on it? Well this is what I’m here to tell you about. I’m going to try to not get too technical with this and keep it as simple as possible. That being said I think you should know if there are any issues to be concerned with before upgrading and what steps you should take. First let’s cover the steps of what you should do before upgrading.

Create a backup of your Save Files! Something might happen during the upgrade process that might delete your progress, it’s important to have a backup. (Nothing happened for me with my saves, everything was fine) To make a backup of your saves go to Documents >> Electronic Arts >> The Sims 4 >> Saves and move everything in that folder to safe location, like a USB or a External hard drive.
 
Remove any and all mods! There is a chance EA will have to push out an update or two with the release to make things run well so it’s best to have no mods installed in your game.
 
After the upgrade is done, make another backup of your saves just to be safe.

 
That’s all you should have to do before the upgrade. Now how well does it perform? The Sims 4 runs just as smooth on my computer as it did with Windows 8.1. I was able to boot the game up and the only thing that was changed was the video settings. You may need to re-adjust the settings to your liking.
 
But in the end, to keep this short, yes The Sims 4 (and older titles) should run on Windows 10 just as well as it runs on Windows 7 & 8.1 (if not even better!). If you have any questions it’s best to contact an EA Game Adviser and they will be able to assist you.

The Sims, The Sims 2, The Sims 3, and The Sims 4 are compatible with Windows 10.


NOTE: You may need to run The Sims 3 in compatibility mode.