Sims 4 Updater

Windows only, 64-bit only, Windows 8 or newer required! (Reported to work through Wine on Linux, should work on Mac too. But don't try to use it on your legit Mac version, it won't work.)

Sims 4 Updater is a GUI tool for updating/repairing your The Sims 4 game to the newest available version. Simply select your game folder and click the Update button. Sims 4 Updater uses a mix of xdelta patches and full files to ensure as small download as possible.



Q: Updater doesn't run, I get some error message, what should I do?
A: First of all Sims 4 Updater is 64-bit only, so make sure your Windows is 64-bit too. It's written in Python 3.10 and they dropped Windows 7 support in 3.9, so if you have Windows 7 - update it to 8 or newer. And lastly make sure you have VC Redist 2015-2022 x64 installed and that your anti-virus doesn't block it.

Q: I get download errors, what should I do?
A: You can try using a VPN, like ProtonVPN. If it's too slow consider downloading the files manually.
If the Updater can't auto-update, download the newest version yourself. If you can't update the game - first download all the patches between your current game version and the newest one:
Then download my newest crack (no-origin-fix-<game version>-ANADIUS.rar):
And finally if you want to install some DLCs grab them from:
Put all downloaded files in the same folder as the Updater and simply run it.

Q: I get some other errors, what should I do?
A: First culprit is your anti-virus. Disable it. If that doesn't help reset file permissions (see question below). If that doesn't help copy the whole Updater ("sims-4-updater-.exe", all "updater_*" files and "updater_tmp" folder) somewhere else.

    That's important: COPY, not move.

If that doesn't help copy your game somewhere else.

    Again: COPY, not move.

Q: Error message tells me to reset file permissions, how do I do it?
A: Download this file. Right click on it, run as administrator.

Q: Is the new update/DLC added to the Updater?
A: Check out a couple of last pages from The Sims 4 thread:
I post the news about the Updater there.

Q: Can you install the whole game with the Updater?
A: Yes, but I don't recommend it. Use my repack instead.

Q: I updated the game but a new DLC didn't install, why?
A: There are 2 possible reasons:

  1. That DLC isn't out yet. The Sims 4 always gets an update 3-5 days before the DLC comes out. The DLC may appear unlocked on the main menu screen but if it's not out yet then I can't do anything about it, I'm not a time traveller.
  2. You didn't check that DLC in the "Install DLCs" window.

Q: I have problems with starting/playing the game, where can I get some help?
A: Make sure you read the troubleshooting guide.
If you still have problems you can ask in comments or on my Discord.

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