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The Sims 4 – Create a Sim Demo FAQ

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Hi Simmers! 

If you’re playing the early trial experience of The Sims 4 Create A Sim Demo, we hope you’re having a lot of fun with it! Have questions about the demo? We hope this FAQ answers them. Any feedback about the demo you would like to share? Please post here

Q: What is The Sims™ 4 Create A Sim Demo? 
A: Create smarter Sims with unique personalities and distinct appearances in The Sims 4 Create A Sim Demo. Experience the powerful Create A Sim and directly manipulate your Sims with tactile precision to create the most unique and detailed Sims yet. Share your Sims on the Gallery or Facebook, then download them directly into The Sims 4 when the game launches in September 2014 and bring your Sims to life. The Sims 4 Create A Sim Demo will be released worldwide later this summer. 

Q: How do I get into The Sims 4 Create A Sim Demo? 
A: An early version of The Sims 4 Create A Sim Demo is available now, by invitation only for some of our fans. This is a trial experience that we are using to test our key functionality in advance of the worldwide release of The Sims 4. As a result we will be doing periodic maintenance on our servers. 

Q: How much does The Sims 4 Create A Sim Demo cost?
A: The Sims 4 Create A Sim Demo will be available at no cost to you. 

Q: Does The Sims 4 Create A Sim Demo require an Origin account to play? 
A: Yes, The Sims 4 Create a Sim Demo is available from Origin and you will use the Origin client to download and install the demo. Once installed, you don’t need to be online to play the demo. 

Q: Does The Sims 4 Create A Sim Demo feature all of the content from the base game? 
A: The Sims 4 Create A Sim Demo features a sampling of content from The Sims 4 base game. 

Q: Is there a Mac version of The Sims 4 Create A Sim Demo? 
A: We are currently focused on the PC version of The Sims 4. We have no additional information regarding Mac at this time. 

Q: Where can I provide feedback for the early trial experience of The Sims 4 Create A Sim Demo? 
A: We welcome your feedback! Head over to our forums and let us know what you think. Share your feedback here

Q: Can I tell my friends about the early trial experience of The Sims 4 Create A Sim Demo? 
A: Yes! While this early trial experience is by invitation only, we encourage you to share your creations with your friends and family using the Facebook share functionality. 

Q: How do I stay up to date with The Sims 4? 
A: The latest information for The Sims 4 can be found at our website. You can also keep up to date by following @TheSimson Twitter or by Liking us on Facebook. 
The Sims on Twitter 
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Q: What are the system requirements for The Sims 4 Create A Sim Demo? 
A: The following system requirements only apply to The Sims 4 Create A Sim Demo. The system requirements for The Sims 4base game will be released at a later date. 

MINIMUM: OS: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 (64 bit versions are preferred) 
CPU: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core 4000+ or equivalent 
Dual Core and SSE 2 required 
For computers using built-in graphics chipsets the game requires 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-62 or equivalent 
RAM: At least 2 GB 
HARD DRIVE: At least 1.2 GB of free space with at least 0.5 GB additional space for custom content and saved games 
VIDEO: 128 MB of Video RAM and support for Pixel Shader 3.0 
SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or better, ATI Radeon X1300 or better, Intel GMA X4500 or better 
DIRECTX: DirectX 9.0c compatible 
INPUT: Keyboard and mouse 

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  • I think its unfair to give the the demo to some simmers and not to all. Just because they have time to play the game all day does’nt mean anything, I am a simmer I love the sims and I well never stop. So I think it”s unfair that some simmers cant get the demo and some can. I cryed for two hours knowing that i did’nt get the demo. ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS IT”S UNFAIR

    • I wouldn’t say it’s unfair. It’s explained very clearly that it’s a trial version and is given to just a few simmers to try out for the first few weeks. But The Create A Sim Demo will be available in early August (August 12 possibly) For the whole public, requires an Internet Connection and a Origin account to download it via Origin Client. But does not require a internet connection to play it unless using the Gallery.

  • I think it’s very strange that they have this invite only thing going on. Then when anyone asks about it it’s all hush hush. Why even say that there is a demo out but it’s only by invite? It’s like telling a big group of your close friends ” Oh I’m having this HUGE SUPER COOL AWESOME party but only a few of you are invited. No criteria by the way. I’m picking who’s invited by playing eeny-meeny-miney-mo”…..

    It really upsets me, I guess EA cares more about some customers than others.

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    It really upsets me, I guess EA cares more about some customers than others……………..

  • I have every single sims3 2 and 1 game ever made. I was surprised they didn’t pick me to have the demo. I cryied sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo long guys…. if the people that made the sims see this comment, this is a little note to u. My cousin told me that EVERY simmer would get this. I told her I would make her a sim. she was sad too when I didn’t get it. ITS UNFAIR GUYS!!!! GIVE IT TO EVERY1!!!!! 😥