1.) 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: https://www.games4theworld.club/t18501-unable-to-start-initialization-error-at-startup-135dec40984c6a3800000077
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 (x86)\
(Important: If you add this location to the exclusions, make sure that you REMOVE it from the exceptions list after installing the game!)
2.) Download and install Games4theworld's version of The Sims 4 base game, which you can find along all other Games4theworld releases, on our official Forum announcement here: https://www.games4theworld.club/t53-all-games4theworld-downloads
3.) Now install the other Games4theworld The Sims 4 torrents in the following order, if you have not done so already. If you installed some of these, then you only need to apply those item that "follow" your latest DLC. For example, if you have everything including Toddlers/Vampires/Bowling installed already, then you just need to apply Parenthood -> Fitness Stuff -> Toddlers Stuff, and of course Cats & Dogs.
=> Get to Work
=> Get together
=> City Living
=> Toddlers, Vampires & Bowling Stuff (The Sims 4 version 126.96.36.1990)
=> Fitness Stuff
=> Toddlers Stuff
=> Cats & Dogs
=> Laundry Day Stuff
=> Jungle Adventure
=> My First Pet Stuff
=> Get Famous
=> Update 188.8.131.520
4.) Your next step is to go to where you installed the base game of The Sims 4 to. Inside, you should see a folder named "Game". WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you RENAME that folder, into anything you like. For example into "Game_". Alternatively you can also delete or move the folder away.
5.) Now copy ALL the folders inside this download, to where you installed the base game of The Sims 4 to. If you installed Games4theworld's base game, the default install location will be under C:\Program files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4 .
6.) When prompted, choose "Merge folders" and "Copy and replace (all) files/Replace files in the destination".
7.) If you want to use the 32-bit version of The Sims 4, now please MOVE (don’t copy) the “The Sims 4” folder located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\ to THIS location instead: C:\Program Files (x86)\ So your new installation location will be: C:\Program Files (x86)\The Sims 4\
(Note: if you have a 32-bit Windows operating system, this folder will not exist on your system. In that case you can move the folder to this location instead: C:\Program Files\).
8.) If you want to use the 64-bit version of The Sims 4 (which is only possible if you're using a 64-bit Windows version), we recommend you move the "The Sims 4" folder to this folder instead: C:\Program Files\ , so that your new installation location of The Sims 4 will be C:\Program Files\The Sims 4.
9.) Done! You now have the latest available working version of The Sims 4 ! 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 (See step 6 above).
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!
ADDITIONAL NOTE: as of lately, the game appears to "warn" users at the beginning that the 32-bit executable is being used (when you start up the game with the TS4.exe), and that this could lead to "poor stability". If you have a 64-bit Windows operating system installed, we recommend you move your installation of The Sims 4, under C:\Program files, and always use the TS4_x64.exe when starting the game. Note that this is merely a precautionary measure, as we have not been able to make out differences between using the 32-bit and 64-bit version of the game during our testing.
ADDITIONAL NOTE 2: for some people, after they copy/paste this update over their existing Sims 4 installation, they might initially get an error like "Orange is not running" when trying to run the game the first time (after applying the new update). Click away the
error window(s), wait a few seconds, and then try starting the game again.
If it still does not work, try disabling any and all "virtualization" features in your UEFI/BIOS settings. Please try googling or refer to your specific motherboard model/number, as a start, and go from there.