The Sims 4: Game Options

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The Sims 4: Game Options (Menu)


  • Sims – Adjusts the level of detail of Sims.
  • Objects – Adjusts the level of detail on objects
  • Lighting – Adjusts the quality of lighting and shadows.
  • Reflections – Adjusts the quality of reflections on water and mirrors.
  • Visual Effects – Adjusts the quality of swarm particles
  • Edge Smoothing – Adjusts the anti-aliasing. Higher settings make edges appear softer, but also reduce game performance.
  • 3D scene resolution – Adjusts the 3D object resolution without reducing UI resolution.
  • View Distance – Controls how far out the world is drawn.
  • Uncompressed Sim Textures – Enabled using uncompressed Sim texture (tick box)
  • Post processing effects – Enables global focus, lighting, and shadowing effects
  • Laptop Mode – Enables faster rendering and reduces visual quality.



  • Electronica
  •  Pop
  • Romance
  • Alternative
  • Blues
  • Classical
  • Retro



  • Autonomy (Off / Full) – Adjusts the level of free will that Sims demonstrate. When Off, Sims will only react to events in order to preserve heir own lives.
  • Disable Autonomy for Selected Sim – Disabled Autonomy for the selected household member, while other Sims roam free with Autonomy On.
  • Auto Age (Played Sims) – Yes no Only Active Household. – Enables Sims to age over time. If disabled your Sims will not age up.
  • Auto Age (Unplayed Sims) – Tick – Enables unplayed Sims to age over time. If disabled your Sims will not age up.
  • Sim Lifespan – Long Normal Short – Adjusts the lifespan of your Sims. The higher settings the longer your Sims live.
  • Traditional Social menu (tick/untick) – Enables legacy style pie menu, grouping actions by type rather than by contextual relevance.
  • Memories Helper (tick/untick) – Enables visual prompts to capture memories.
  • Fill Empty Homes (tick/untick) – Toggle the automatic NPC population of Empty Homes in the Neighborhood.


Controls and Camera

  • Edge Scrolling – Enables the camera to move when the mouse cursor is near the edge of the screen
  • Sims 3 camera – Set the camera to use The Sims 3 settings such as middle mouse button pitch control
  • Invert Horizontal Rotation – Inverts the horizontal camera Rotation
  • Invert Vertical Rotation – Inverts the vertical camera rotation controls.


Video Capture

  • Capture Size – Small Medium Large
  • Capture Quality – Low Medium High Uncompressed
  • Capture UI (tick/untick) – Add/Remove UI for recording



  • Voices
  • Sound effects
  • UI Sounds


Memories and Pictures

  • Capture UI (tick/untick) – Add/Remove UI for screen capture



  • Online Access
  • Online Notifications
  • Auto Reconnect
  • Share User Data
  • Mods – Script/Non-Script (Popup) “Maxis does not pre-screen or support Mods. Please use with caution – Supports mods