The Sims 4's 32-bit version is going away on December 12th

32-bit users will need to upgrade their systems to keep playing The Sims 4

The Sims 4's 32-bit version is going away on December 12th

EA's ditching The Sims 4's 32-bit Legacy Edition next month

Back in 2019, EA officially ended support for 32-bit OS' in The Sims 4, offering 32-bit players access to a new "Legacy Edition" of the game to allow users of older PCs to keep playing the game. Now, EA has confirmed that they plan to retire The Sims 4 Legacy Edition on December 12th 2022, which means that Legacy players will need to upgrade their PCs to keep playing The Sims 4. 

Those who upgrade to The Sims 4 Standard Edition will be able to continue using their existing Legacy Edition saves, allowing gamers to continue their Sim-lives without any issues. Below are instruction on how to transfer your The Sims 4 Legacy Edition save files to a new 64-bit PC. 

- Go to your Documents.
- Open your Electronic Arts folder.
- Copy the folder titled The Sims 4 Legacy Edition.
- Transfer the file to the same folder (Documents/Electronic Arts) on your new computer, and change the title to The Sims 4.
- Launch The Sims 4.

Players of The Sims 4 Legacy Edition on Windows will either need to upgrade to a 64-bit operating system or purchase a new 64-bit Windows PC. 

The Sims 4's 32-bit version is going away on December 12th

While it is sad to see EA ditching their legacy edition of The Sims 4, it did give 32-bit players an additional three years to upgrade their systems. With EA's new EA App for PC being 64-bit only, it makes sense for EA to retire their 32-bit only version of The Sims 4. If all PC gamers will soon need a 64-bit OS for EA's new PC client, there is little reason for a 32-bit only version of The Sims 4 to continue existing. 

You can join the discussion on EA abandoning their 32-bit version of The Sims 4 on the OC3D Forums

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