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Post by Admin on Sat 12 Dec 2015, 19:42

 Edit 2019: 


Are you completely new to The Sims 4? If so, it might be tricky for you to download and install each of the individual torrents below; since the G4TW system of Sims 4 releases 'benefits' those people in the first place who have been following G4TW since the base game release in late 2014. In case you are completely new to this, there are easier ways for you to install The Sims 4 and the DLCs! Check out @Sim Architect's most current all-in-one version here:


Everybody else can keep using the 'G4TW system' of simply copy/pasting the new repacks, over your existing Sims 4 installations...



SO AGAIN: if you are completely new to The Sims 4, please use Sim Architect's All-In-One! It will probably save you a lot of time and headache, later on.

- The_gh0stm4n


     We've got a Carloz. 


Guide last updated on: 05-10-2019, patch version 1.56.52.1020



Hello everyone,

This *MUST READ* guide is only meant for people who want the latest working version of The Sims 4. Using this guide you'll automatically get the latest available version of the game.

Below you will always find the most up-to-date instructions, so make sure to check back here first if you run into any issues, or when new The Sims 4 game updates are released. The Installation Guides that come with the torrents might become obsolete at some point, hence we keep this page here up-to-date instead.

Note: this page primarily deals with installing the repacks available through Games4theworld. It is not about Origin-versions of the game, nor about releases from other repackers. 



How can I keep up with news?

Follow the Forum (in particular, keep an eye out for updates posted under Latest Games4theworld News), or sign up for the e-mail newsletters. In the near future we will also be trying to utilize the new Games4theworldclub YouTube-channel for certain announcements. As of right now, however, there is no formal 'program' on the channel besides some short gameplay clips that are meant to 'accompany' some of our game releases...



What are the current system requirements of The Sims 4?

According to the information taken from the Origin Store, updated as per the latest available patch and DLC (patch version 1.56.52.1020, Realm of Magic Gamepack follow-up patch/hotfix).


PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:
OS: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
CPU: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core 4000+ or equivalent (For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-62 or equivalent)
RAM: At least 2 GB RAM
DISC DRIVE: DVD Rom Drive required for installation only
HARD DRIVE: At least 9 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games
VIDEO: 128 MB of Video RAM and support for Pixel Shader 3.0. Supported Video Cards: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or better, ATI Radeon X1300 or better, Intel GMA X4500 or better
DIRECTX: DirectX 9.0,10 and 11 Compatible
INPUT: Keyboard and Mouse
ONLINE REQUIREMENTS: Internet connection required for product activation.

RECOMMENDED SPECS:
OS: 64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space

MAC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:
OS: Mac OS® X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz Processor or better
RAM: At least 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: At least 14 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro or better. Video RAM of 256MB or better
INPUT: Keyboard and Mouse
ONLINE REQUIREMENTS: Internet connection required for product activation.

RECOMMENDED SPECS:
OS: Mac OS® X 10.9 or later
PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5 or better
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
MEMORY: 8GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space




How much filespace do I need exactly for installing the game?

As of currently (patch version 1.56.52.1020, Realm of Magic Gamepack), the total filesize of your The Sims 4 installation will take up approximately 35.6 GB. Not including any third-party mods or custom content that you may choose to download later on...




Where can I find all of the Games4theworld The Sims 4 repacks?

There is a topic on the Forum here:
https://www.games4theworld.club/t53-all-games4theworld-downloads

However, over the course of this guide you will also find buttons for magnet links, next to the name of each The Sims 4 release.




What do I do with the downloaded stuff, after installing??

You can delete those downloads after installing, but a better choice would be if you can back up the installers on some kind of external storage format (USB-flash, external/portable hard-drives, even DVD or other optical discs - if anybody is still using those!), so you don't need to re-downloaded the stuff later on, if you need to re-install the game or switch to another computer.

Even better: only back up your entire "The Sims 4" install folder (currently 35.6 GB in filesize if you decide to install every update mentioned over the course of this tutorial), and not the downloads/installers. Make sure to pack the folder in a .rar or .7z archive file, or even an .iso image, before you back it up. The purpose of that step is to reduce the risk of file corruption. In WinRAR or 7-zip, if you right-click on a folder, there should be an option somewhere saying "Add to archive". Another window will pop up with options.

Choose as the name of the archive file "The Sims 4" (or I suppose anything you like, for all I care), and you can leave the other options as they are. Note that the packing can take a while to complete, also depending on how fast your computer overall is.

When finished, you end up with a .rar or .7z archive file, of your installation folder "The Sims 4". Again, copy that archive file to your external storage.




General introduction to the downloads. 

The way Games4theworld packs updates for The Sims 4 is according to major DLC for the game (expansion packs). Each of these torrents also includes a number of minor DLC. You might now be confused, and want to know why there are no separate releases for individual DLC. The main reason is due to technicalities: you cannot easily add individual DLC items to TS4 without causing certain in-game problems such as game freezes at startup. As of currently you have to add new DLC to TS4, in the form of these packs. The procedure outlined here is essentially a "progressive build-up": the torrents are meant to be applied in a specific order. Which DLC do these torrent packs consist of then?

Base game:
   Origin Digital Deluxe Edition items, Plumbob lamps, Freezer Bunny Award 

Get to Work:  Holiday Celebration Pack (FP01, 2014 Christmas-themed items), Outdoor Retreat Game Pack (GP01), Get to Work Expansion Pack (EP01)

Get together: Spa Day Game Pack (GP02), Luxury Party Stuff Pack (SP01), Perfect Patio Stuff Pack (SP02), Cool Kitchen Stuff Pack (SP03), Spooky Stuff Pack (SP04), Get together Expansion Pack (EP02)

City living:    Dine Out (GP03), Movie Hangout Stuff Pack (SP05), Romantic Garden Stuff Pack (SP06), Kids Room Stuff Pack (SP07), Backyard Stuff Pack (SP08), Vintage Glamour Stuff Pack (SP09), City Living Expansion Pack (EP03).

Toddlers, Vampires & Bowling Stuff: Toddlers (included in the base game patch), Vampires (GP04), Bowling Stuff Pack (SP10).

Parenthood: Parenthood Game Pack (GP05)

Fitness Stuff: Fitness Stuff Pack (SP11)

Toddlers Stuff: Toddlers Stuff Pack (SP12)

Cats & Dogs: Cats & Dogs Expansion Pack (EP04)

Laundry Day Stuff: Laundry Day Stuff Pack (SP13)

Jungle Adventure: Jungle Adventure Game Pack (GP06)

My First Pet Stuff: My First Pet Stuff Pack (SP14)

Seasons: Seasons Expansion Pack (EP05)

Get Famous: Get Famous Expansion Pack (EP06)

Strangerville: Strangerville Game Pack (GP07)

Island Living: Island Living Expansion Pack (EP07)

Moschino Stuff: Moschino Stuff Pack (SP15)

Realm of Magic: Realm of Magic Game Pack (GP08)




Installation procedure
Step #1, preparations.


Since The Sims 4 tends to be picked up - erroneously - as "malicious" by many anti-virus programs, you need to make sure to add both the (future) install location of your game as well as the location of your downloads to the "exceptions list" in your anti-virus program. The guide HERE can give you an initial overview of what needs to be done, but depending on which anti-virus software you yourselves are using, you may need to do more research on your own. Don't worry! Even though the game files are picked up by anti-virus software as malicious, the files are completely safe to use! (it’s what we call a "false-positive" warning ).

We suggest you add the following locations to the exceptions list in your anti-virus software. Later on, once you installed the game, you may narrow-down the exclusions to only your installed The Sims 4 game folders. But in order to avoid any problems during the download of the games and/or the installation process, it is a good idea to add these exclusions beforehand OR temporarily disable your anti-virus software before downloading and installing the game.


C:\Program Files\
C:\Users\(your username)\Downloads\ (Important: If you add this location to the exclusions, we suggest you make sure that you REMOVE it from the exceptions list after installing the game!)

We also recommend that you download and install all available Windows updates, including the Visual C++ runtimes. You can find the necessary runtimes, under THIS DOWNLOAD LINK.
Code:
https://goo.gl/vrVZfV

Normally though, by default the Windows update settings are such that these runtimes are grabbed too, alongside the rest of Windows' updates.




Step #2, the Base game.   Magnet URL download button 

Download and install Games4theworld's version of The Sims 4 base game. On the download-page mentioned above, that is the torrent named "The Sims 4". Extract the download with WinRAR, and into a fresh folder somewhere. We recommend though that you run the installer from a hard-drive, rather than a USB-flash or similar devices.

By default the installer will put your installation of The Sims 4, under C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts, regardless as to what you choose during the installation. If you find you are having difficulties with installing the base game on your C: drive due to limited filespace, check this tutorial here

We strongly recommend that you move the installation folder "The Sims 4" away from C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts, and elsewhere, otherwise you will get difficulties later on with running the game, with more DLCs.

MOVE the “The Sims 4” folder located in: C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\, to THIS location instead: C:\Program Files\or alternatively C:\Program Files (x86)

So your new installation location will be: C:\Program Files (x86)\The Sims 4\


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Step #3, the Get to Work expansion.   Magnet URL download button 

Now, download and install the The Sims 4: Get to Work expansion pack. Extract with WinRAR, and copy/paste the contents over your existing installation of The Sims 4. Make sure that you actually copy the contents of the DLC directly into the folder "The Sims 4", and not into one of the subfolders like __Installer, Data, Delta, etc. And when prompted, replace the existing files.

Extra note: besides the Get to Work expansion, this download already includes the Holiday Celebration Pack (FP01, 2014 Christmas-themed items) & Outdoor Retreat Game Pack (GP01).




Step #4, the Get together expansion.   Magnet URL download button 

Next, download and install the The Sims 4: Get Together expansion pack. Extract with WinRAR, and copy/paste the contents over your existing installation of The Sims 4. Make sure that you actually copy the contents of the DLC directly into the folder "The Sims 4", and not into one of the subfolders like __Installer, Data, Delta, etc. And when prompted, replace the existing files.

Extra note: besides the Get together expansion, this download already includes the Spa Day Game Pack (GP02), Luxury Party Stuff Pack (SP01), Perfect Patio Stuff Pack (SP02), Cool Kitchen Stuff Pack (SP03) & Spooky Stuff Pack (SP04).




Step #5, the City Living expansion.   Magnet URL download button 

Download and install the The Sims 4: City Living expansion pack. Extract with WinRAR, and copy/paste the contents over your existing installation of The Sims 4. Make sure that you actually copy the contents of the DLC directly into the folder "The Sims 4", and not into one of the subfolders like __Installer, Data, Delta, etc. And when prompted, replace the existing files.

Extra note: besides the City Living expansion, this download already includes the Dine Out pack (GP03), Movie Hangout Stuff Pack (SP05), Romantic Garden Stuff Pack (SP06), Kids Room Stuff Pack (SP07), Backyard Stuff Pack (SP08) & Vintage Glamour Stuff Pack (SP09).




Step #6, the Toddlers update.    Magnet URL download button 

Download and install the torrent The Sims 4: Toddlers, Vampires & Bowling Stuff. Keep in mind that the name of the actual archive file (the item that is saved on your computer, after you finished the torrent download 100%) is The Sims 4 Update v1.29.69.1020.zip. Extract with WinRAR, and copy/paste the contents over your existing installation of The Sims 4. Make sure that you actually copy the contents of the DLC directly into the folder "The Sims 4", and not into one of the subfolders like __Installer, Data, Delta, etc. And when prompted, replace the existing files.




Step #7, fixing the Toddlers update.    

After you installed the 'Toddler'-update, please go under the folder of where you installed your The Sims 4 game to. You will see a "Game"-folder. 


Exclamation  Delete it!

Exclamation  Then, download the fixed "Game"-folder. Place the folder simply inside your installation folder "The Sims 4". Download it here.

Code:
https://tinyurl.com/y7jxavnd



The screenshot below shows the "defective" Game-folder, and that I simply renamed it. For the average Joe & Jane out there, I do not recommend using this method though, because experience has shown that people end up with too many "renamed Game-folders", losing track of them, and likely leading to more problems down the road. Again, just delete the defective Game-folder that you get after installing the Toddlers update, and then grab the fixed Game-folder from the download link above.


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Step #8, the Parenthood gamepack.    Magnet URL download button 

Download and install the torrent The Sims 4: Parenthood. Extract with WinRAR, and copy/paste the contents over your existing installation of The Sims 4. Make sure that you actually copy the contents of the DLC directly into the folder "The Sims 4", and not into one of the subfolders like __Installer, Data, Delta, etc. And when prompted, replace the existing files.

We strongly suggest you download and apply the 1.30.105.1010 game update, after that as well, to fix some bugs. Download it here.

Code:
https://tinyurl.com/ya5zeuek




Step #9, the Fitness stuffpack.   Magnet URL download button 

Download and install the torrent The Sims 4: Fitness Stuff. Extract with WinRAR, and copy/paste the contents over your existing installation of The Sims 4. Make sure that you actually copy the contents of the DLC directly into the folder "The Sims 4", and not into one of the subfolders like __Installer, Data, Delta, etc. And when prompted, replace the existing files.




Step #10, the Toddlers stuffpack.   Magnet URL download button 

Download and install the torrent The Sims 4: Toddlers Stuff. Extract with WinRAR, and copy/paste the contents over your existing installation of The Sims 4. Make sure that you actually copy the contents of the DLC directly into the folder "The Sims 4", and not into one of the subfolders like __Installer, Data, Delta, etc. And when prompted, replace the existing files.

If your game starts up with Error Code 3/in Spanish, please delete the "Game"-folder once more from your install directory of The Sims 4. Download and apply the fixed "Game-folder" for Toddlers Stuff instead. Download it here.

Code:
https://tinyurl.com/ycvbanyf




Step #11, the Cats & Dogs expansion.   Magnet URL download button 

Delete your existing "Game"-folder in your TS4 installation, before applying this new pack! Download and install the torrent The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs. Extract with WinRAR, and copy/paste the contents over your existing installation of The Sims 4. Make sure that you actually copy the contents of the DLC directly into the folder "The Sims 4", and not into one of the subfolders like __Installer, Data, Delta, etc. And when prompted, replace the existing files.




Step #12, the Laundry Day stuffpack.   Magnet URL download button 

Delete your existing "Game"-subfolder in your TS4 installation, before applying this new pack! Download and install the the torrent The Sims 4: Laundry Day Stuff. Extract with WinRAR, and copy/paste the contents over your existing installation of The Sims 4. Make sure that you actually copy the contents of the DLC directly into the folder "The Sims 4", and not into one of the subfolders like __Installer, Data, Delta, etc. And when prompted, replace the existing files.




Step #13, the Jungle Adventures gamepack.   Magnet URL download button 

Delete your existing "Game"-subfolder in your TS4 installation, before applying this new pack! Download and install the torrent The Sims 4: Jungle Adventure. Extract with WinRAR, and copy/paste the contents over your existing installation of The Sims 4. Make sure that you actually copy the contents of the DLC directly into the folder "The Sims 4", and not into one of the subfolders like __Installer, Data, Delta, etc. And when prompted, replace the existing files.




Step #14, the My First Pet stuffpack.    Magnet URL download button 

Delete your existing "Game"-subfolder in your TS4 installation, before applying this new pack! Download and install the torrent The Sims 4: My First Pet Stuff. Extract with WinRAR, and copy/paste the contents over your existing installation of The Sims 4. Make sure that you actually copy the contents of the DLC directly into the folder "The Sims 4", and not into one of the subfolders like __Installer, Data, Delta, etc. And when prompted, replace the existing files.




Step #15, the Seasons expansion.   Magnet URL download button 

Delete your existing "Game"-subfolder in your TS4 installation, before applying this new pack! Download and install the torrent The Sims 4: Seasons. Extract with WinRAR, and copy/paste the contents over your existing installation of The Sims 4. Make sure that you actually copy the contents of the DLC directly into the folder "The Sims 4", and not into one of the subfolders like __Installer, Data, Delta, etc. And when prompted, replace the existing files.




Step #16, the Get Famous expansion.   Magnet URL download button 

Delete your existing "Game"-subfolder in your TS4 installation, before applying this new pack! Download and install the torrent The Sims 4: Get Famous. Extract with 7-zip (!!), and copy/paste the contents over your existing installation of The Sims 4. Make sure that you actually copy the contents of the DLC directly into the folder "The Sims 4", and not into one of the subfolders like __Installer, Data, Delta, etc. And when prompted, replace the existing files.




Step #17, the follow-up patch for Get famous.   Magnet URL download button 

Delete your existing "Game"-subfolder in your TS4 installation, before applying this new pack!  Due to glitches with the Get Famous Pack (good job EA), we recommend downloading and installing The Sims 4 - Update 1.49.65.1020 now. Extract with 7-zip (!!), and copy/paste the contents over your existing installation of The Sims 4. Make sure that you actually copy the contents of the DLC directly into the folder "The Sims 4", and not into one of the subfolders like __Installer, Data, Delta, etc. And when prompted, replace the existing files.




Step #18, the Strangerville gamepack.   Magnet URL download button 

Delete your existing "Game"-subfolder in your TS4 installation, before applying this new pack!  Now, download and install the torrent The Sims 4: Strangerville. Extract with 7-zip (!!), and copy/paste the contents over your existing installation of The Sims 4. Make sure that you actually copy the contents of the DLC directly into the folder "The Sims 4", and not into one of the subfolders like __Installer, Data, Delta, etc. And when prompted, replace the existing files.




Step #19, the Island Living Expansion Pack.   Magnet URL download button 

Delete your existing "Game"-subfolder in your TS4 installation, before applying this new pack!  Finally, download and install the torrent The Sims 4 - Island Living. Extract with 7-zip (!!), and copy/paste the contents over your existing installation of The Sims 4. Make sure that you actually copy the contents of the DLC directly into the folder "The Sims 4", and not into one of the subfolders like __Installer, Data, Delta, etc. And when prompted, replace the existing files.

Additional note: you can apply this new DLC regardless of whether or not you have the previous 1.51.77.1020 patch installed.




Step #20, the Moschino Stuffpack.   Magnet URL download button

Delete your existing "Game"-subfolder in your TS4 installation, before applying this new pack!  Finally, download and install the torrent The Sims 4 - Moschino Stuff. Extract with 7-zip (!!), and copy/paste the contents over your existing installation of The Sims 4. Make sure that you actually copy the contents of the DLC directly into the folder "The Sims 4", and not into one of the subfolders like __Installer, Data, Delta, etc. And when prompted, replace the existing files.




Step #21, the Realm of Magic gamepack.   Magnet URL download button

Delete your existing "Game"-subfolder in your TS4 installation, before applying this new pack!  Finally, download and install the torrent The Sims 4 - Realm of Magic. Extract with 7-zip (!!), and copy/paste the contents over your existing installation of The Sims 4. Make sure that you actually copy the contents of the DLC directly into the folder "The Sims 4", and not into one of the subfolders like __Installer, Data, Delta, etc. And when prompted, replace the existing files.




Step #22, the Realm of Magic follow-up patch/hotfix.   Magnet URL download button

Delete your existing "Game"-subfolder in your TS4 installation, before applying this new pack!  Finally, download and install the torrent The Sims 4 - Update 1.56.52.1020. Extract with 7-zip (!!), and copy/paste the contents over your existing installation of The Sims 4. Make sure that you actually copy the contents of the DLC directly into the folder "The Sims 4", and not into one of the subfolders like __Installer, Data, Delta, etc. And when prompted, replace the existing files.




Step #23, ???

Done! You now have the latest available (DRM-free) working version of The Sims 4, with all DLC! If you have a 32-bit Windows operating system, navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\The Sims 4\Game\Bin and start the game by double-clicking the "TS4.exe" file.
If you have a 64-bit Windows version, you can use "TS4_x64.exe" file under C:\Program files\The Sims 4\Game\Bin   to start the game instead. 

If you want to create shortcuts to quickly launch the game from your Desktop, right-click on the desired .exe file and choose Send to > Desktop (Create shortcut) .
 
Start the game and… ENJOY playing the latest version of The Sims 4!

The Sims 3 plumbob I'm so happy emergaw   What he said.




What if I forgot a step?

You can simply download and apply the DLC or update that you skipped, but you would then also have to re-apply all subsequent patches/DLC on the list, too...




But what if I don't want all the DLC listed in that (long) Must-Read?

Use the items here, instead:
https://www.games4theworld.club/t33925-the-sims-4-v1-52-100-1020-all-dlcs-selectable-17-languages-anadius-repack-download-only-what-you-need




Can I add your downloads to my Origin account?

No.




How do I use your downloads together with my Origin version?

You can't. We suggest you keep two separate installations of The Sims 4, in two different folder paths (one Origin, one G4TW). You can also use separate Windows users-accounts for that purpose.

Even then, the games use the same directory for savefiles, mods, etc. Try using the procedure mentioned HERE for a workaround. The method will also be helpful if you intend to download Gallery items from the legal Sims 4 version, and then transfer them to the G4TW version.




Are there further troubleshooting guides?

Check out "The Sims 4 Fixes" here for technical troubleshooting:
https://www.games4theworld.club/f44-the-sims-4-fixes-windows-pc

And if you like, see "The Sims 4 Tips & tricks" for other tutorials:
https://www.games4theworld.club/f46-the-sims-4-tips-tricks




One last thing:

Note that the included installation guides in our torrents may become outdated at some point in the future (and you cannot edit the contents of existing torrents), which is why we recommend you check back on this thread here regularly!

We've chosen to provide text files for all official Games4theworld releases, for the event that the sites/forums go down, and so that users have at least something to work with.
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