February 2015 - last edited February 2015
I was having same issue like you and I fixed my problem by following few steps. Here I am putting those steps. Hope it would also help you there.
1. Adjust Static IP on mac OS X. Refer this link to perform this task:
If this link doesn't help you then please follow this link http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/22161/how-to-set-up-a-static-ip-in-mac-os-x/
2. Try clearing cache of origin using following link:
If above both steps didn't help you, try to uninstall everything including origin and game & then follow this link http://support.apple.com/kb/PH4600 or http://support.apple.com/kb/PH6651 to create new user admin account on Mac system.
Then reinstall origin and check game download again. It should work for you. Even if none of above solution help you, contact EA help by following this link: http://answers.ea.com/t5/Answer-HQ/How-to-contact-a-Game-Advisor-using-the-new-EA-Help-page/td-p/216...
Hope to see you in game soon. Best of luck!
I tried these steps, contacted a help center, and did many other suggested tips, but nothing has worked. This is super frustrating!!!!!! Will I ever be able to play sims 4?
March 2015 - last edited March 2015
Why is it such a hassle to download a game you paid hard earned money for?
Bought The Sims 4 PC version from Best Buy (just for the product code since discs included for decoration I guess), followed the steps, downloaded origin, redeemed product code, hit download, Sims has been "downloading" at 0% for 3 hours now.
I am using a Mac computer.
Because I opened the game I can't get my money back from Best Buy. I'm beginning to feel robbed, Fix this. Please!
General Download issues
Please refer to this article for Origin and Connection issues: Origin Errors and Connection Issues FAQ
The most common Download issues are as following.
Download doesn't start
Download is really slow despite of fast Internet connection
This is usually the case if there's lots of people downloading at the same time. You can try pausing the download and resuming to see if it picks up in speed.
Download reverts to lower percentage
Try turning on Safe Downloading in your Origin Options (click on the spoiler below to view an examplary screenshot).
I do not work for EA
August 2018 - last edited August 2018
Thanks for taking the time to suggest that, @anthonysroy! If someone with the same issue finds this thread they will be grateful
As this thread is quite old and we have newer discussions in the forum, I'm closing this one.
For anyone finding this in the future - If you run into this issue and the suggestions here don't help, feel free to open your own thread or join a more recent one so we can try to help.