The Sims 4 Tutorial: How to Play Offline

When opening The Sims 4, the game will automatically connect to the internet. If you want to play The Sims 4 Offline, there are 2 ways to solve this:

  • Via Origin
  • Via Game

When opening Origin, you’ll be automatically connected to the net. You can solve that by going to the Origin Tab on top left and selecting ”Go Offline”.

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After launching The Sims 4, the game will think that you’re not connected to the internet and you’ll be switched to Offline Mode.

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This can also be done by going in The Sims 4’s Settings panel and selecting ”Other”. From there, just untick the ”Online Access” option and you’ll play the game Offline.

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Playing The Sims 4 Offline will reduce the Main Menu loading time, but there’s a disadvantage and that’s no Gallery. You’ll only be able to see your creations and your statistics!

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  • Jasson Tanardi

    You can log in into Origin without internet connection too, just type in your password and you’re ready to go 😀 😀

  • do you need the disk to play offline? ?:-)

  • Minnie

    I dont know,where to find a code ,to play :/ they dont send me that on my email

    • Ari

      You don’t need the code if you buy the digital copy 🙂

  • Zasha

    thanks this was sooo helpful

  • nisse andersson

    origin might just be the worst ever…….
    worst ever.
    ive just played like 3 times nd i usually play alot more but since origin is there and blocking me from playing….

  • alison

    origin is the worst!!!!!!! was just playing when my laptop reset, turned it back on to see origin was doing an automatic update go on to find all my details gone after the update and telling me I have to activate the game again but it wont let me because I’ve already activated it!!!!

  • Emily Elliott

    I do not have internet conected to my computer and origin will not let me play sims 4. It has already been downloaded to my computer. So what can i do???

  • makayla williams

    It want let me sign into origin..THE WROST THING EVER
    And i cant play offline what type of shit is this :pissedoff:

  • Maddie cook

    :reallypissed: :reallypissed: and I’m also 😀 😀 because I can play offline without stupid origin origin is so bad just go to sims 4 menu and put it offline

  • Comments

  • philline

    I don’t understand what I’m doing wrong on my sims 4 i don’t have the community gallery i only have my own how do i fix this?

  • Katie

    This is fucking stupid I can’t play my game becaus origin is blocking me? I don’t have Internet service at my house right now so I can’t play? Absolutely retarded why can’t I access it? What do I do about this I didn’t waste 100 bucks on a fucking game I can’t even play? What kind of shit is this

  • I was playing sims 4 last week. And I used game time for 2 days and now it won’t let me play the game because of the game tinr

  • Violet Nessen

    I am currently at a friends because my net is out and I cant not play my Sims 3 offline like I used to and I miss being able to not have to be connected to origin to play.

  • Jhoie Trajeco

    can’t play it offline. Please fix this so we can play it offline.

  • Jodi Waszak

    Thank you for your help really appreciated it, my folks don’t have Internet 🙂 I thought I wouldn’t have been able to play, would have been a long week!

  • Tabitha

    This is really missing me off. I’m trying to play offline and it will not let me. I can play for 5 MAYBE 10 mins before it tells me the game has stopped working and shuts down on my. Closes out the entire program. What the hell???

  • Tabitha

    I’ve tried playing offline and it won’t let me. After 5 10 mins the game shuts down because it says it’s having problems. And it force shuts down the game.