Pack System: Add DLC’s to your legal base game (Mac version)

Pack System: Add pirated DLC’s to your legal base game (Mac version)

When you have at least the Sims 4 base game via Origin/Steam you can add pirated DLC’s to your legal game for free.
Or maybe it’s worth the € 12,50 to buy the base game from Origin

  • Always automatically the latest version (Origin updates it for you)
  • No problems with anti-virus (there are no cracks)
  • Much smaller downloads (example: Cottage Living is now only 1.6 GB instead of 11,4 GB)
  • Easier to add missing DLC’s for free
  • Less problems with your CC
  • Access to the Gallery
  • No game-cracked folder
  • No hassle with remid cookie
  • Play via Origin/Steam as if you bought all expansions..

New DLC’s however must still be added manually (step 3), although much smaller in size. (example: Cottage Living now 11,4 GB, with this system only 1,6 GB)

Video instructions

watch this video


Preparations in Origin

  1. Log in to your Origin account
  2. Click on the word Origin (left top bar)
  3. Click Application Settings
  4. Click Application
  5. In Client update:   switch “Automatic game updates” and “Automatically update Origin” on – see picture below.
    Now your game and Origin update whenever you start your The Sims 4


As i don’t have a Mac i can’t try it out. When it does work can you please report to me


  1. Download a small file the Origin DLC unlocker
  2. Extract wit Winrar
  3. Quit Origin
  4. Run “fix OriginClient.command”. If you get an error stating the file comes from an unidentified developer – right click that file and select “Open”.
  5. Start Origin (you MUST be online), start the game (you STILL must be online), close it and exit Origin.
  6. Run “add fake entitlements.command” and do what it says.

Run “delete entitlements.command” and redownload Origin app if you want to revert all changes.

Things to remember:

When Origin updates repeat step 4.
When a game gets a new DLC re-download the Unlocker and repeat step 5.
When a game gets a new update you don’t have to do absolutely anything.


  1. When you already have cracked DLC’s in another folder, copy the EP’s, GP’s and SP’s only to the folder of your legal game
  2. When Origin updates repeat step 4 of Step 1
    When a game gets a new DLC re-download the Unlocker and repeat step 5 of Step 1.
  3. Play the game via the legal installation folder – Game ->Bin ->TS4_x64 or shortcut thereof.

STEP 3 (Add missing DLC’s)

  1. Download this torrent for the packs or select packs via direct download
  2. Click Select none and then click the missing DLC’s
  3. Extract with Winrar
  4. Copy the extracted folders to the folder of your legal game
  5. re-download the Unlocker and repeat step 5 of Step 1
  6. Play the game via the legal installation folder – Game ->Bin ->TS4_x64 or shortcut thereof. (or directly via Origin)

STEP 4 (add future DLC’s to your game)

  1. Download the torrent for the new DLC or use the direct download
  2. Extract with Winrar
  3. Copy the downloaded and extracted folder  to your legal The Sims 4 folder
  4. re-download the Unlocker and repeat step 5 of Step 1

As you don’t have to worry about amendments in the folders __Install, Data, Delta, Game, Support (Origin does that for you) all you have to do is copy the extracted EP, FP, GP or SP folder from the download to your legal installation folder.

Presume the next DLC will be SP24 then, instead of downloading several GB, it will be restricted to maybe 250 MB)
For just (Pre-)Updates you do not need anything at all. Just play the game and it will be automatically updated to the latest version.

Simple way of installing all 18 languages in one go

Please bear in mind that when you installed the game via Origin only 1 language is available, meaning that when you installed in English you cannot change to f.e. Norwegian.
In such cases you’ll have to re-install the game in Norwegian in Origin.
Also downloads from many other sources are often in 1 language only (such as English or Spanish)

Download the Language Strings, extract with Winrar and copy all folders to your legal installation folder
When you have all languages installed, download the Language Changer, double-click and select your language.
In our downloads all languages are already installed.
You can activate the Language-changer from anywhere on your computer, no specific folder required.

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87 thoughts on “Pack System: Add DLC’s to your legal base game (Mac version)

  1. Can someone for the love of god make a video tutorial, half of this I dont even understand. I learn visually. Please please please make a video tutorial.

  2. I followed Anonymous’s instructions from December 5th 2022 and it worked perfectly!

    How do I go online and use the gallery though? The instructions are to open Origin, go offline, and then play Sims 4 directly from the application file. This is advertised as being able to use the gallery but requires you to be offline to run it?

  3. I need some help please. When I run the fix OriginClient.command I get this every single time:

    xattr: [Errno 13] Permission denied: ‘/Applications/’
    Failed to fix your OriginClient. Report this problem with following message:
    Legit: cda28a8692cc85ed27f48405211e75b8, hashsum: cda28a8692cc85ed27f48405211e75b8, expected: f10b63dbef3652830087453943331bba
    mv: rename backup/OriginClient to /Applications/ Permission denied

    I don’t know what to do to fix this. I’m pretty sure this isn’t what’s supposed to pop up when running this in the terminal. If anyone could help me, that would be wonderful!

  4. Took me hours to figure it out but turned out it’s actually pretty simple once you know where to actually put those DLC files. Basically just follow all the steps mentioned and for the location in order to find the most accurate directory all you have to do is:

    1. Open the game and right click TS4 icon in the dock > option > show in finder and it will direct you to the app location.
    2. After that just right click the TS4 app in that folder > show package contents.
    3. From here all you have to do is just copy the EP/SP of the DLCs that you’ve downloaded from and that’s it!

    Most importantly is to find the right directory to place the DLCs and the game should run perfectly.

  5. No DLCS show up after the process for me. I’ve left Orgin open offline and acessed the Sims through the application folder, but nothing at all. Not sure if I’m doing something wrong or not… been stuck on this.

  6. It works fully! As Tarra said, if you download the new DLC unlocker V1 from CS.RIN it works with all kits, including the newest menswear and blooming rooms kits. Thank you Tarra!! You have to make an account to be able to download the unlocker, and have to scroll down to find the correct file: “original DLC”. After that, the steps can be followed as made by Tarac in “Step 1”.

    Tarac, is it possible to update the file in this post to the new file from the CS.RIN forum?

  7. Here is a more detailed step process that worked for me! I ran into similar issues as the people commenting.

    1. If you already downloaded the DLC unlocker, delete it and empty trash
    2. Download DLC unlocker again.
    3. Follow Step 1 – make sure that in terminal you are clicking a random key to continue, as there are steps to follow below. For the first run, you don’t need to do anything except press a key to continue. For the second run you need to open origin, open the game, close it and quit origin. Then press a key to continue in the terminal at step 5. Enter the number 12 and hit enter. Then press a key again.
    4. Once you have downloaded the packs that you want (I did separately, just a few at first), unzip the downloaded file and double click each one. Then a folder will appear labeled EP03 etc. Next you want to put these in the content file of the app.
    5. Go to the search icon in the menu bar and search sims. Then go all the way to the bottom of the results and click open in finder. There you should see the sims 4 application directly (the white circle with green diamond). Right click The Sims and click “show package content”. This shows 1 folder: Content. Double click this folder. HERE is the folder with folders labeled “data” “delta” and “supprot”. Add the “EP03” folder here, so it should be inside the “Content” folder, next to the “delta” folder.
    6. Now do step 5 of the DLC unlocker again. Close the other terminal and reopen it newly.
    7. To start the game after step 5, you have to start origin, go offline, and keep origin open WHILE offline. Start the sims by double clicking “The Sims” in the applications folder. If you close Origin (offline or online) and then start The Sims, it will automatically open Origin, sign you in, and then it won’t work.

    THIS WORKED FOR ME! I had been trying for hours and hours, but it really helped to put it in the content folder.

    1. Hi Anon! Thank you so much for confirming this and explaining the extra steps! I had a quick question. My downloaded packs only worked while I was offline on origin. And then when I went back online, the packs disappeared and info came up about there being ‘missing content’. Does this mean I can only use the downloaded packs when I am offline?

      1. Hi @jojo, I’m not sure if I have tried playing online yet. It definitely works offline, but if you click gallery in game and go online that way did that not work?? I’m scared to try😅

        1. Hey @Anonymous ! I did try clicking ‘go online’ when opening the gallery, but it just said ‘unable to go online please check connection’ or something like that so it didnt work. I wonder if everyone else just plays offline to get their packs.

  8. Hey Teddie, I’d gotten the same problem when I first unlock the dlc with the DLC unlocker from this website. And I found out the file named “The Sims 4.fake” on the unlocker zip file was created in July. It’s totally outdated. Then I searched google for the EA DLC Unlocker, found the original forum source about this unlocker. Then downloaded it, replace all the old unlocker files from this website with it. Then redid the unlocking process as before, then open the again. This time, all DLC was unlocked! It works!
    So, you can download the unlocker zip from it’s original website, I quoted it’s URL below:
    for MacOs, you need to download “Origin DLC Unlocker v1”
    for Windows, you can download both “Origin DLC Unlocker v2” or “Origin DLC Unlocker v1”

    1. Hi Tarra,

      Thaniks! It says “You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post”. I cannot download the file, an I doing something wrong?

  9. Hi, I can confirm it works! I was a windows-user and know what the folders should like like, and I now have all EPs and GPs on my macbook air with M1 chip (2020). Unfortunatly, I can also confirm that SP 24, 25, 26 and 29 do not work for me. It says unowned in the game. I did an install from “scratch” (did buy the game on origin, obviously), so I know I did do the install right for the most part, and the other kits do work. Just not those 4.

    I redownloaded the ISO files for SP24-29 again from a different source, remounted them, and readded them to the correct folder. I then redid step 5 of step 1 and still no better. Somehow the DLC unlocker doesn’t unlock SP24-29 for me, but I’m happy with the rest!

    A few tips that would have helped me:
    – you should “mount” the ISO files (just double click them), after which they pop up on your desktop. Double click the desktop icon to show a folder titled “EP03” or something like that, depending on the ISO you double-clicked. Copy that entire folder to the application
    – the Sims 4 application is in the “applications folder” (use search in Finder to find this). Right click The Sims and click “show package content”. This shows 1 folder: Content. Double click this folder. HERE is the folder with “data” “delta” and “supprot”. Add the “EP03” folder here, so it should be inside the “Content” folder, next to the “delta” folder.
    – Now do step 5 of the DLC unlocker
    – To start the game after step 5, you have to start origin, go offline, and keep origin open WHILE offline. Start the sims by double clicking “The Sims” in the applications folder. If you close Origin (offline or online) and thén start The Sims, it will automatically open Origin, sign you in, and then it won’t work.

    Side note:
    – In Mac, the game directory doesn’t actually have a “game” folder! It has a MacOS folder that wasn’t there on my Windows laptop. But to start the game, simply double click “The Sims” in the Applications folder.

    I hope this helps someone! And if anyone has tips to unlock SP24-29, I’d like to know! Maybe the link is to an outdated version of the DLC unlocker?

    Anyway, thank you Tarac!

    1. Thank you very much for this reply.
      One question – After you added the SP24-SP29 did you re-download the unlocker and performed step 5 ?
      According to Anadius you should re-download the unlocker and not just do step 5 after adding DLC’s.

      1. No problem, I saw some people were struggling, so thought I might help.

        To make sure, I just tried it again. I deleted everything from my downloads, and redownloaded the unlocker and the ISOs, basically following step 4 (add future DLC’s to your game). It still won’t work.

        To clarify, the first time I downloaded everything from “torrent for the packs”, and with those ISOs everything worked except SP24-29. I then downloaded SP24-29 specifically from the “direct download”, and just following the steps in step 4, but still no luck.

        I even copied SP24-29 from my old windows laptop, and pasted them in the right folder, did step 5 of step 1, and still couldn’t get it to work. On my old laptop SP24-29 did work, although that was the “normal” Anadius version so with a cracked base game and an installer and all that.

        Hope this helps.

          1. No, but to test I did do step 4 again just now, and nothing. Redid step 5 after that and still nothing!

  10. Is there any video tutorial available for this? I’m struggling to keep up with instructions and find files necessary.


    1. What doesn’t work in Blooming Rooms ? Could you be a bit more specific please.
      Did you update your legal game first ?
      Are you sure you downloaded the correct folder SP29, did you extract (.rar file) or mount it (.iso file) ?

      1. Yes I did everything like I did with all other packs… everything works except the blooming kit… i even tried to buy the blooming kit but it still doesn’t show up

  11. I did all the steps, it says that I own the pack but I need to download it. I redid step 4 and 5 already what now?

      1. I’ve put all of the DLC packs into the legal Sims 4 Packs file as instructed. No errors, however when I run the game, none of the packs are owned; they’re all “unowned”.

        I have redownloaded the unlocker multiple times, AND did step5 of step 1. multiple times.

        Any advice on what to do? They are all in my legal game directory too.

  12. hi there, just wanted a little help… I’ve completed the steps. game says i have the packs but none show up in the game except get famous. what have i done wrong please.

        1. Yes, DLC’s must be placed in the Sims 4 folder of your legal game where you also see folders like Install, Data, Delta, Game, Support

  13. Hi there, please could you help me? Everything was working just fine except SP24 – SP26, they still say unowned even though I already redownloaded and ran the unlocker, but that wasn’t really an issue. However, I just updated my game and now all the packs that were working fine are saying download to use?? Is there a way to fix this, could I have done something wrong somewhere? Please help if you can 🙁

    1. Have you download and extracted SP24 and SP26 and put these in the same directory where your other DLC’s are ?
      Did you Run “add fake entitlements.command” after adding SP24 and 26 ?

  14. A plain thank you isnt right With a slow internet I reformatted my SSD and added an extra space drive Downloaded origin and logged i to and downloaded the free base game I grabbed years ago when they were giving it away for free and set about using your very clear instructions to download every pack which took me almost two days Has worked perfectly ever since with my 15 GB of mods my tray folder and save file all working perfectly well Just added the new kits content and after two restarts All working perfectly well THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU You are the most amazing person on the Internet

  15. Downloaded and followed instructions. My game registers the DLCs on the start screen, however, I cannot access any of the content in the actual game.

    Any suggestions? I did not have a Mods folder in my Sims 4 folder, but I did put the DLCs directly into Sims 4.

      1. I tried as well and would love some more help with Step 1 and the different commands- especially the 4. step – the terminal always says there are “no configs found” is that correct?

  16. Yesterday I performed all the above-mentioned steps and was able to run the sims 4 and play. However, today I tried to open it again but couldn’t. There was an error that said: ”Unable to start: Initialization error at start up. [135dec40:3fbbecd0:00000064:00000000]”
    Maybe it has something to do with the new kit?
    I would really appreciate it if you could help me out.

  17. I’m not getting any of the content from the packs. I ran all the commands and followed the directions, but the content just isn’t in my game. I also made sure I put the file in the right folder.

      1. Also, when I click on “packs” on the main screen, it shows I own all the packs but I need to download them, which then takes me to origin that says I need to buy them.

  18. So.. i added the dlc’s to the sims 4 map.. and then i ran the fix origin.client.command and it told me to switch origin offline.. then i tried to open sims and i still couldn’t see the dlc downloaded.. when i tried to go online it shows the packs but it redirects me to origin to buy the packs..

      1. yes, and they still dont work. they say “unowned”

        I’ve ran the command multiple times and redownloaded the unlocker multiple times too. all folders are in the correct directory.

  19. Adding the DLC will not work as the program you referred us to in earlier replies, is only able to be run on windows

  20. Hi, I’m currently using my Mac. I’ve gone through all the steps and everything has worked as planned, except for one thing. When I open the Sims 4, I can see that I have all the packs, they just aren’t downloaded. When I try to download any of the packs it takes me to Origin, more specifically the page to buy whichever pack I am trying to download. How do I fix this?

      1. hi! im experiencing this same problem on my mac but i cant adds the dlcs via the pack method because i cant run the .exe setup file , is there anyway around this?

        1. The actual DLC’s do not contain .exe files. Such folders like EP, FP, GP or SP can be used by Windows and Mac

          When you downloaded and extracted the unlocker you have .command files.
          When you add DLC folders run “add fake entitlements.command” again

          1. BTW, where did you encounter this setup.exe file.
            I can’t find any
            Please let me know as maybe I produced an incorrect link

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