The Sims 4

The Sims 4 Tutorial: How to record Videos in Bigger Resolution!

The Sims 4 offers 3 video resolutions: Small (320×240), Medium (640×480) and Large (1024×768). There is one problem though: none of these Video sizes are not recognizable as High Definition.

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To make your video files bigger, you’ll need to adjust a small detail in The Sims 4’s Game Files.

To edit your video size, open the folder where you install your Origin Games and then go to The Sims 4 > Game > Bin > res. In the ”res” folder, you’ll have to open a configuration setting file called ”VideoRecording”.

To make a video larger, simply rename the ”Large =” section from 1024 to any bigger resolution you want.


After your’re done with editing, go to File and select Save.

Here’s a tip: if you plan to The Sims 4 Videos on YouTube, it’s recommended that you set the resolution to 1280 (1280×720 – 720p) or 1920 (1920×1080 – 1080p).

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  • Jarred C.

    I cannot find the “Game” folder in my Sims 4 files. The only things I have are as follows:

    cache, cachestr, Custom Music, lotcacheddata, Mods, Recorded Videos, SavedSimInfoData, saves, Screenshots, Tray, VideoCameraStates, Config, GameVersion, localthumbcache.package, notify.glob, Options, ReticulatedSplines, ReticulatedSplinesView, UserData.lock, UserSetting. How can I find the right folders to adjust the resolution of video capture?

    • Karen Tower

      Open the following folder: Computer > Programs (x86) > Origin Games > The Sims 4 > Game

      • Karen Tower

        Game > Bin > res

  • Jamie Scrafton

    My videos come out with a blue tint on everything, Why is this happening and how would I go about fixing it. Thankyou

  • Edward

    Hi i AM wounding what do you need in order to run a smooth Playback video after recording it in Sims 4 ?? is IT a GPU, CPU OR RAM OR ALL OF IT THANKS AND SORRY FOR MY SPELLING .

  • I’ve click save but the new window is said save as, then i replaced but access is denied.. Please help me, Windows 8

  • Pixie plumbob


    Does anyone know how to do this on a MacBook?

    • Carolyn

      Took me forever to figure it out!!! Go to your app folder and find sims 4 and then right click and click show package contents… then contents… then res and then video recording… you can’t open it though so you have to go to the App Store and download text editor

    • Carolyn

      actually you should have a text editor already in your app, you shouldn’t have to download one