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Re: Torendi tower penthouse bug

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Re: Torendi tower penthouse bug

@filippodiprimio

Here - https://answers.ea.com/t5/Technical-Issues-Mac/-WORKAROUND-Problems-playing-Sims-4-on-the-16-quot-Ma...

It explains that you could try a 3rd party app to disable the graphics switching.

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Re: Torendi tower penthouse bug

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@Bluebellflora Thanks a lot. I have to admit I'm slightly skeptical and even anxious when it comes to downloading programs I don't know about but I think I'll give it a try. Is it safe after all right? 😅
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Re: Sims 4 new game on new MacBook keeps crashing

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Yup I did both and still having crash issues..

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Re: Torendi tower penthouse bug

@filippodiprimio

Best way to be!

I've ever used it but others have, some with success and some not. It is a fairly well known app so should be ok. Having said that, installing any app that overrides OS settings should be used with caution but as I said, it is popular Standard smile

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Re: Torendi tower penthouse bug

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@Bluebellflora I understand ... I can try! If I have to try, I'll let you know even if I've already tried playing with graphic switching disabled and it didn't work and I don't know whether to keep it disabled with an app will help
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Re: Torendi tower penthouse bug

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@Bluebellflora hi!
I turned to customer support at help.ea.com and, in addition to having me type "-w" on "command line parameters" on Origin (which slightly improved the game's performance), I was advised to disable EDGE SMOOTHING on the video card. could you explain me how to do it?
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Re: Torendi tower penthouse bug

@filippodiprimio

I think "-w" puts the game into windowed mode, something you can change easily enough in the in-game graphics options.

I've no idea what enabling "Edge Smoothing on the video card" even means but it definitely isn't anything you can do on a Mac. Unless they mean disable edge smoothing in the game options?


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Re: Torendi tower penthouse bug

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@Bluebellflora all right. thanks so much for your help :-)
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Re: ❗️ [WORKAROUND] Problems playing Sims 4 on the 16" MacBook Pro

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Thanks so much for posting a workaround! The other thread that's been up for a year did nothing. I'm trying to run Sims 4 on the 16" MBP, i7 (AMD Radeon Pro 5300M 4 GB and Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB) and Catalina 10.15.7 and nothing works.

 

It either crashes when I load a household or I can't see a floor texture, and the more I move the camera the more the screen gets lines and looks glitchy and more textures disappear. This is after disabling iCloud Drive and downloading the third-party app to stop graphics switching, toggling to window mode, toggling settings like vsync and laptop mode and retina mode. I've found the most success with window mode on and retina mode off, but the game is still barely playable, and the third-party app didn't make any difference at all.

 

Upgrading to Big Sur will be my last effort, but I've read some bad reviews about it so I want to put that off until they bug fix a bit more.

 

Please keep trying to help us EA Frown

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Re: ❗️ [WORKAROUND] Problems playing Sims 4 on the 16" MacBook Pro

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Which other thread are you referring to?

Glad you managed to find a workaround Standard smile

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