Simulation Lag is something that’s been present in The Sims 4 for a while now. If you don’t know what this simulation lag is, it’s an issue where:
- Sims would become unresponsive for minutes / hours
- It takes minutes for Sims to acknowledge an interaction that you’ve chosen
- Time slowing on speed 3
- Time going back to the past
Although we don’t have an official fix or patch for issues that come with simulation lag, there was a mod by simmythesim which did solve the issue but not for long as the mod hasn’t been updated for new The Sims 4 updates since its release.
However, it’s a good thing we have an active modding community! Modder duderocks managed to update simmythesim‘s Simulation Lag Fix Mod for the latest game version of The Sims 4 (1.32). Although he doesn’t promise that his mod will fix every simulation lag in the game, it will make the game a lot more responsive and playable.
After downloading this mod, extract the .zipped content to Electronic Arts > The Sims 4 > Mods. Make sure you have Mods / CC, as well as Script Mods enabled in your game options!