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EA has confirmed that The Sims 4 Outdoor Retreat will be released as a dual-entitlement game alongside The Sims 4 Base Game for Mac in February 2015. This means that Mac users can download the game pack now, and then download the Mac version once the game is released for Mac. Additionally, they have also confirmed that all future content for Mac will be released simultaneously with the PC version.
@Monagas93 Yes, our Game Pack is dual-entitlement.
— The Sims (@TheSims) January 16, 2015
@DanielGrubb8 Mac users will receive all content currently available on PC and in the future simultaneously with PC.
— The Sims (@TheSims) January 20, 2015
EA has just announced that The Sims 4 is available on Origin’s Game Time. If you’re on the fence about the game, Game Time gives you 48 hours to try the game and then decide if you’d like to purchase it. If you do purchase the game, your progress will be saved so you can continue. Download period ends February 2nd.
Less than two weeks to go before we hit a big milestone for The Sims™. It’s our 15th Anniversary on February 4. As part of the celebrations, we are excited to announce that The Sims 4 is now available on Origin™ Game Time. Yes, that’s right, you can now play The Sims 4, completely free*, thanks to our friends at Origin.
You can now download The Sims 4 to your Origin Game Library and get 48 hours of Simming. All Origin users have from midnight GMT, 23 January, 2015 through 6 p.m. GMT 2 February, 2015 to add The Sims 4 Game Time to their Origin Game Library.
*Additional conditions and restrictions apply. See Game Time.
The Sims Official Magazine has rebranded themselves as The Sims Mag, and will be launching their “first” issue in February. In the video below, the team explains their vision for he new magazine, and goes over some of the features you can expect with the magazine.
A1. This is an interactive rich media ad for The Sims 4. While inactive, Sophia, will glance back and forth between Andre and Ollie waiting for the user to choose a Sim to interact with. Concentric circles radiate from each portrait indicating they can be clicked on. When a portrait is hovered over a list of traits for that Sim will appear below his portrait and his name will turn green.
There’s a new Sims 4 update available now in Origin. If you have automatic updates enabled in Origin’s “Application Settings”, the game will auto update once you open Origin. If you have auto updates disabled, you will need to manually update by clicking on the game in your library.
To ensure your game is up to date, check the game version found in Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 4 > GameVersion.txt. Your game should now read: 184.108.40.2060. If you have updated but it is not showing the correct game version, delete the GameVersion.txt file, restart the game, and all will be corrected.
Remove all MODS and Custom Content before updating your game
Update: 2/22/2015 – Version 220.127.116.110
Via SimGuruBChick: Tiny weensy patch today to address a minor configuration issue. You shouldn’t notice anything different after the patch.