portal PC gamer noted that Electronic Arts is preparing to end support for The Sims 4: Legacy Edition, a special version of the life simulator The Sims 4 for older Macs and PCs with 32-bit operating systems.
Recall that Legacy Edition debuted in June 2019, was free for The Sims 4 owners and save game compatible, but limited: no gallery, social interactions, updates or DLC.
As PC Gamer notes, the Legacy Edition was essentially “a long reminder that time moves on, technology evolves and those who don’t keep up with it will sooner or later be left behind”.
That “sooner or later” The Sims 4: Legacy Edition will no longer be available for 32-bit macOS and Windows on December 12th. Gamers on older Macs and PCs will either have to consider an upgrade or look for other entertainment.
To continue playing The Sims 4, EA advises Either change the operating system to 64-bit (Windows) / Metal-capable (macOS) or switch to a device that meets the minimum system requirements.
Users of The Sims 4: Legacy Edition can also transfer their saves to the current version of the game. For this you need:
- Open the Electronic Arts folder in Documents.
- Copy the folder The Sims 4: Legacy Edition, move it to the same directory on the new computer and change its name to The Sims 4;
- Start the game.
The Sims 4 debuted on PC in September 2014 and came to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in November 2017. In October 2022, the game switched to a shareware distribution model.