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    The Sims 4

    The sims 3 was a lovely game to play through wine, and it worked very well. The sims 4 is coming out in a few days and id rather not have to keep windows to play it. I attempted to run The Create a Sim demo but sadly it requires Microsoft visual c++ 2013. Which does not run on wine . So this most likely means the sims 4 full game will have the same issue. So I wanted to see if anyone would be up for maybe helping to get visual 2013 running on wine? I'm not the most experianced developer so i can't do a whole lot myself but I hope someone is up for the task

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    Re: The Sims 4

    I too would like to see The Sims 4 working in Wine. Even better if it was natively ported to Linux... but knowing EA, that won't happen in a long time.

    As there will be a Mac version of the game, I will suspect the game will need to be compatible with Wine somehow (The Sims 3 Mac version itself is a Wine wrapper apparently)

    For experimentation, I have attached a .reg file (VC2013_Keys.reg.zip) containing the registry keys that the vcredist_x86.exe installer would have imported anyway (from a Windows 7 32-bit virtual machine).
    This might be useful to see what DLLs/files are missing and if it's possible to 'manually' install them, but I'm no expert in this field.

    As far as Origin is concerned: Downloading is a breeze if you patch a file first (see WineHQ http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManage...sion&iId=26175)

    I managed to 'bypass' installation by killing the installer processes prematurely a few times before it had time to return an error code, which brings a "Play" button instead of a "Install" button.
    However, upon launching, Origin will return this error:
    Invalid license. Reason code = Missing DLL: [msvcp120.dll] Error: 0x7E.
    From observing the registry file, these DLLs are "shared" and might be required:
    msvcr120.dll; msvcp120.dll; vccorlib120.dll; vcamp120.dll; vcomp120.dll; mfc120.dll; mfc120u.dll; mfcm120.dll; mfcm120u.dll; mfc120cht.dll; mfc120chs.dll; mfc120enu.dll; mfc120deu.dll; mfc120esn.dll; mfc120fra.dll; mfc120ita.dll; mfc120jpn.dll; mfc120kor.dll; mfc120rus.dll

    That's all I know so far. Another user has managed to get a bit further to the demo just crashing, according to these WineHQ test results: (queued at this time of writing)
    https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManag...estingId=85789

    Edit: Did some more experimenting. I manually copied the DLLs (and imported the .reg file) to the Wine's system32 folder and got the "Application Error" message (caused by a page fault error) with Wine 1.7.24. Sadly, I cannot retrieve any more details about why it crashes as the dialog is stuck on "Loading detailed information, please wait..."
    Last edited by lah7; August 23rd, 2014 at 02:18 PM.

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    Re: The Sims 4

    Well thankfully we're actually getting somewhere, if we're lucky maybe we can get this all worked out by the time the sims 4 is released I may end up buying windows 8 to dual boot if we can't get it wroking in linux. hopefully i don't have to do that though lol.

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    Re: The Sims 4

    For anyone else coming across this thread, you can in fact, run The Sims 4 (specifically version 1.0.797.20) under Wine, but with a patched version.

    suppur5's thread over at the WineHQ Forums has a solution:
    https://forum.winehq.org/viewtopic.p...t=23318#p97193

    Wine Entry:
    https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManag...sion&iId=31195

    Here's a quote of a tester's instructions: (as patched versions of wine shouldn't really be reported to WineHQ AppDB)
    1) Install wine-compholio (patched wine distribution to allow vcrun2013 installation)
    1a) Go https://github.com/wine-compholio/wine-staging
    1b) Click "download zip"
    1c) Unpack
    1d) Open DEVELOPER.md in text editor
    1e) Follow the instructions in 'Instructions' chapter.
    1f) Update you PATH environment variable with path to installed binaries ("export PATH=/usr/local/bin:${PATH}" in my case)
    If you are afraid of installing third-part wine distribution system-wide (I, personally, am), you can compile it without root permissions, and install it to custom prefix under special "compromised" user for gaming.

    2) Download and install:
    2a) Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl...s.aspx?id=5555)
    2b) Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl....aspx?id=30679)
    2c) Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013 (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl....aspx?id=40784)

    3) Override following DLLs to native in winecfg:
    3a) atl100, atl110, atl120
    3b) msvcp100, msvcp110, msvcp120
    3c) msvcr100, msvcr110, msvcr120
    3d) vcomp100, vcomp110, vcomp120 I'm not sure all these overrides are necessary, just followed the instruction above.
    Once Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2013 installs under stock Wine, this process would no longer be necessary.
    Last edited by lah7; November 7th, 2014 at 03:12 PM.

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    Re: The Sims 4

    Im sorry to reply to an old thread but ive installed comphilo but from there im lost i would really love to get sims 4 to work pleasse help me

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    Re: The Sims 4

    Quote Originally Posted by devdlp View Post
    i would really love to get sims 4 to work pleasse help me
    Wine has changed since this thread started. It should be possible to install and play The Sims 4 through vanilla Wine now (at least with 1.7.33), providing you install the latest development version of Wine for your system. These winetricks may be essential: vc2005, vc2008, vc2010, vc2012 and vc6. For me, it works "okay" at about 10~20 fps on the highest settings (with an Nvidia graphics card and the proprietary drivers)

    A summary of commands for the terminal:
    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install wine1.7

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    Re: The Sims 4

    I was able to get all the vcruns to work besides vcrun2013. I downloaded it from the website and tried to install but it shows error 0x80070005 - access denied. I looked the error up it says i dont have the premission. so i tried sudo su in the terminal to get root access but that failed do you know another way to install vcrun2013?

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    Re: The Sims 4

    I had excactly the same result in installing it. Install progress (re)creates package cache folder without any decent permissions (just d---------). I don't have access to the install log file, I'll try to attach it later on. Without the 2013 version of the VC++ redistributable SIMS install fails.

    1. update:
    I have Wine version 1.7.33 from WineHQ, however it seems that the Winetricks version which comes with it could be too old and does not include the vcrun2012 & vcrun2013 installs. I'll check this in the evening and report back.
    Last edited by Juha_Kimmo; January 9th, 2015 at 01:30 PM.

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    Re: The Sims 4

    Juha_Kimmo is right about winetricks being outdated. (PS. Welcome to the forums!)

    The latest script is hosted here: http://winetricks.googlecode.com/svn...src/winetricks

    To update it manually from a terminal point of view:
    Code:
    wget http://winetricks.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/src/winetricks
    chmod +x winetricks
    sudo mv winetricks /usr/bin/
    @devdlp - You should never run Wine as root! It only messes up the permissions in your wine prefix and isn't the equivilant as an administrator in Windows. It's quite dangerous. http://wiki.winehq.org/FAQ#run_as_root
    Last edited by lah7; January 9th, 2015 at 04:46 PM.

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    RE: The Sims 4

    Dude your a life savior seriously.. That allowed me to install vcrun2012, and 2013.. Now im trying to install the game ill post you back

    still having trouble

    I responded to the wrong post. But now the game wont even download ive tried reinstalling the game to no success. Its stuck at 0%. Any pointers or a quick fix?
    Last edited by howefield; February 27th, 2015 at 03:18 PM.

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