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Prepare for Launch and Pre-load The Sims 4 Now!

The Sims 4 will be available on PC in just a few short days, and it’s time to get ready for launch!

In The Sims 4,your Sims will experiencenew emotions based on unique personalities. You’ll have greater choices to create entertaining and weird stories.

Get ready to craft your own Sim with all-new Create A Sim and give them a home in Build Mode. It’s almost time to explore vibrant neighborhoods filled with rich communities of Sims and share your creations in The Gallery. You can even read up on the soundtrack!

Are you getting excited for The Sims 4? If you’ve already preordered, you can start pre-loading now!

Pre-load is currently rolling out for everyone who pre-ordered the game on Origin. When it’s available in your area, just launch Origin and download your copy. You can check to see by hovering your cursor over the game tile in your Game Library.

Once you’ve pre-loaded The Sims 4, your game will unlock once the game launches in your region. For fans in the US, that means it’ll start rolling out at 12 AM EDT on September 2, 9 PM PDT on September 1. 

Fans in other regions can find their local release schedule below:

September 2: North America, Central Asia, and Russia
September 4: Australia, Japan, and Europe (excluding the UK)
September 5: New Zealand, India, South Africa, and the UK

Get ready to tell weirder stories with smarter Sims in The Sims 4.

 


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Comments (6)

  1. +1 0
    When it will be available for Mac? I don't have any PC and I'm just too excited to wait for too long! xD
    Sep 1, 2014
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    1. +1 0
      I had this problem too but you can always use bootcamp or parallels to run windows on osx I'm running parallels right now and it works like a charm can't wait to play sims 4 :) oh yeah parallels can run both systems at one time so you can work in osx but you can open applications from windows too without restarting :)
      Sep 1, 2014
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    2. 0 0
      thanks I'm already looking for this solution =)
      Sep 1, 2014
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    3. +1 0
      At this moment there are no plans for a mac version, it says so on the origin TS4 store page's FAQ.
      Sep 1, 2014
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    4. 0 0
      I would honestly look into Bootcamp if I were you. Parallels is not the greatest as running video games. I'm not sure how it will fare with Sims 4 but I doubt it'll be very pleasant. If you can find a copy of Windows, Bootcamp is pretty easy to get running! Just look online for how to set it up. You basically just install Windows as you would on another computer, then you can restart into either Mac or Windows. It's like 2 computers in one! Just make sure you allocate enough of your hard drive space because once you decide, you can't take it back!
      Sep 1, 2014
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  2. 0 0
    I bought the disc version of sims 4 and it is taking over 2 hours to install. Why is this? I've never had any game, regardless of how big take this long.
    Sep 2, 2014
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    1. 0 0
      Yeah, last night I preordered it and it took a while to download. And it did, but the installation is taking forever! I woke up this morning at 5:40 something and it was installing. I came home at 6 in the evening and it was still installing. It still is! That's over 12 hours! Why is this happening?
      Sep 2, 2014
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  3. 0 0
    I have installed Parallels 10 and windows xp but when I try to launch the game it does not respond. When I go into the disk it says that I need to put the disk in the drive even though I just access the files. Anyone else experiencing issues getting the game to launch?
    Sep 2, 2014
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  4. 0 0
    This would be on my mac OS X 10.9.4. The game will not launch in windows 7 either.
    Sep 2, 2014
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  5. +1 0
    I bought it on Origin but its still telling me its unreleased? I've refreshed it like every hour on the dot but, to no avail. I'm gonna throw up I wanna play it so bad! (I live in America, btw.) What should I do?
    Sep 3, 2014
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    Why is the UK always last?!?! Just release it to everyone at the same time!!! :(
    Sep 3, 2014
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