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The Sims 4

is playable on Apple Silicon Macs via Origin


Performance Reports

device playable environment api fps resolution settings notes
💻 M1: MacBook Pro 13" 8GB yes Rosetta 2 2560 × 1600 Medium settings Runs at high settings for 1 hour with an average temperature of 40.1° (fan-less). Smooth gaming experience compared to when using MacBook Pro 13" w Touch bar (mid-2017), but travelling to different places might suddenly slow down the loading process which eventually returns to normal or faster. Note that it might crash from time to time (see notes) Gameplay about 2 hours, crashes 3 times which makes the computer non-responsive. Force shut down the computer or wait for the computer to come back (takes a few minutes). Origin
💻 MacBook Air M1 8GB yes Rosetta 2 Metal ? ? turn on vsync, runs like butter twitter Origin
💻 M1: MacBook Pro 13" 16GB no don't know 2560 × 1600 default settings , Origin
💻 M1: MacBook Pro 13" 16GB yes Rosetta 2 2560 × 1600 High, Retina on, AA off Very good 60FPS, music stutters a bit VSync On is required Origin
💻 MacBook Air M1 8GB yes Rosetta 2 Metal 50-60 FPS 2560 × 1600 High (no aliasing, uncompressed textures on, laptop mode off) Keeps to 60fps most of the time, even in community lots with several sims and larger residential lots. Some dips while on ultra-speed. Origin
💻 MacBook Pro 13" M1 8GB yes Rosetta 2 Metal 1080p Highest Quality Preset reddit Origin