There’s a new Sims 4 Mac update available via Origin. If you have auto updates enabled in “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 the game in your library.
To ensure your game is up to date, check the game version found in Documents > EA > The Sims 4 > GameVersion.txt. Your game should now read: Mac 18.104.22.1680. If you’ve updated but it’s not showing the correct version, delete the GameVersion.txt file, restart, and all will be corrected.
Update 10/23/2019 – 22.214.171.1240
Small but important update for macOS players. Catalina players have had a bit of a rough time thanks to some changes in how applications access files. This has made game play a little bumpy. This patch makes things work more reliably for Catalina users!
- Simmers on macOS 10.15 (Catalina) will be prompted to allow The Sims 4 access to the Documents folder. Grant this request.
If you're on Catalina, you'll be asked to grant TS4 access to your Documents folder. Please grant this request. If you accidentally hit deny, you'll have to go to Security & Privacy > Privacy > Files and Folders and check the box for TS4
— SimGuruNick (@SimGuruNick) October 23, 2019