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

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

When you have at least the Sims 4 base game via Origin you can add pirated DLC’s to your legal game for free. (Not sure that it also works for Steam)
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)


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

 

 

 

Find the location of your original (legal) game

The packs should be in:
[Your home directory] > Applications > The Sims 4 Packs

What the home directory is called will depend on what your user/computer is called. To find it, you can use the Finder – it should be in the left hand menu with a little house icon. Otherwise you can also open the finder and press command + shift + H to open the home directory 🙂

NB there is also a The Sims 4 folder in Documents > Electronic Arts (this is where saves go), as well as multiple other folders/shortcuts called ‘Applications’ which makes this all a little trickier than necessary!

As i don’t have a Mac i can’t try it out. 


STEP 1

  1. Download a small file the Origin DLC unlocker v1 for Mac
  2. Double-click to extract the downloaded file
  3. Quit Origin (closing the window is not the same)
  4. Ignore the Windows files
  5. From the downloaded and extracted file Run “fix OriginClient.command”.
    If you get an error stating the file comes from an unidentified developer – right click that file and select “Open”.
    If you get an error stating you don’t have appropriate access priviliges – make the script file executable
  6. Run “add fake entitlements.command” and do what it says.

If you want to revert all changes. Run “delete entitlements.command” and re-download Origin app

Example of downloaded and extracted Unlocker

Things to remember:

When Origin updates repeat step 5.
When a game gets a new DLC re-download the Unlocker and repeat step 6.
When a game gets a new update you don’t have to do absolutely anything.

From now on every time you want to play the game:
0. Exit Origin if it’s running.
1. Start Origin (you MUST be online).
2. Select Origin > Go Offline.
3. Start the game.
4. Try going online, you can do it from Origin in-game overlay. If that removes the DLCs repeat the process and stay offline.
5. Enjoy your game!

STEP 2 (Optional)

  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 5 of Step 1
    When a game gets a new DLC re-download the Unlocker and repeat step 6 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)

Commented by Anna:

Wow this worked like a charm, thank you so much!!

In STEP 3 (Add missing DLC’s) I struggled to find where my legal game packs are installed, so I thought I’d share what I found in case anyone else is having the same issue:

The packs should be in:
[Your home directory] > Applications > The Sims 4 Packs

What the home directory is called will depend on what your user/computer is called. To find it, you can use the Finder – it should be in the left hand menu with a little house icon. Otherwise you can also open the finder and press command + shift + H to open the home directory 🙂

NB there is also a The Sims 4 folder in Documents > Electronic Arts (this is where saves go), as well as multiple other folders/shortcuts called ‘Applications’ which makes this all a little trickier than necessary!

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

  1. Download the torrent for the new DLC or use the direct download
  2. Extract by double-click
  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 SP32 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.


4 methods for adding DLC’s: Suitable for Windows and Mac

Download DLC’s via torrents
Download via torrents (selectable) in Winrar format Download via torrents (selectable) in iso format All DLC’s in 1 iso download
  1. Download the torrent for the packs in winrar format
  2. Make your selections
  3. When downloads are finished, select the .rar files
  4. Right-click on the selection and click Extract
  5. In the pop-up window search for the installation folder of your legal game
  1. Download the torrent for the selectable packs in iso format
  2. Make your selection(s)
  3. When download are finished, mount a pack
  4. From the mounted iso, copy the folder to the installation folder of your legal game
  1. Download the torrent for the all-in-one
  2. When download is finished mount the iso
  3. Copy the folders of the DLC’s to your legal installation folder
Direct downloads in .iso format (selectable)
Here you can select and add Packs in .iso format (no specific order required)

Go to this Page

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

  1. Would anyone be able to help me? I’ve downloaded the DLC’s i need (I’m on Mac) and followed all the steps exactly. CAS seems to work fine if I start a new game however if i try to load in a game or place a sim in a new game every time I click on a lot it takes me straight back to the worlds menu. I’ve tried resetting the game, origin, and re-downloading the iso files and it doesn’t seem to work. I can’t get past the worlds menu and actually play the game.

  2. I’ve done everything and got the dlcs to work- but my sims can’t interact with one another at all nor can I interact with NPCs, and I can’t seem to figure out why..

  3. Just download the iso file format (MAC) place it in The sims4 Packs folder do step 1 and it should work… no need to uninstall or do those useless steps (if u dont find sims4packs – Go to Finder and type The sims 4 packs in the search bar it should show up !)

  4. To find this out while your game is open right click on the sims icon in your dock and select show in finder that is where you want to install your game files in “The sims 4 packs”
    1. run the delete entitlements command
    2. Uninstall Origin. Shut down computer. Restart computer
    3. Reinstall Origin. Sign back into origin let the game download or repair itself. Once thats done Quit Origin make sure its closed.
    4. run Fix Origin cmd
    5. Reopen origin again stay online open your game while game is open and your online Run the Add fake cmd follow the steps.
    6. Close the game and origin again.
    7. Then reopen origin when it opens go to the top left menu bar where is says accounts click that and select go off-line then open your game library and open the game.
    You should a screen welcoming you to all of the DLC’s

    1. so, i have a mac desktop and i’ve tried everyone’s suggestions and i’ve followed this step by step. this is the problem i’m running into.
      when i go to “my packs” in game, it says that i have all of the packs. but, when i go to each individual pack, it says that i need to download it in order to play with it. i’m not sure if im just dumb and missed a step or if im not able to actually play with the dlcs lmao

  5. Okay, I read half of the comments and am still unable to understand fully what I am doing to get this to work. Can someone explain step by step a simplified version? If that even makes sense.

    I have a MacBook Air (2018) if that makes a difference?

    1. So I got it to install but when I load game and am at main menu, a message pops up saying that I will receive a notif when they are done. However, when I go to press the x or OK, my cursor turns into the colorful rainbow one and won’t stop loading. Does anybody know why this is happening?

    2. if you are still having trouble, i highly recommend following Anonymous’s instructions from december 5th. their method was the only way i got it to work

  6. Let me be more clear in my process of what I did. I do this every time there is an update its probably not needed to do all of this I just done like messing around with stuff and I know that this will always work for me.before we do anything we need to make sure you have the correct file install location. To find this out while your game is open right click on the sims icon in your dock and select show in finder that is where you want to install your game files in “The sims 4 packs”

    First run the delete entitlements command then using Ccleaner or whatever you use to remove applications Uninstall Origin. restart computer. reinstall Origin. Sign back into origin let the game download or repair itself. Quit Origin make sure its closed. Then run Fix Origin cmd then reopen origin again stay online open your game while game is open and your online Run the Add fake cmd follow the steps. Close the game and origin again. Then reopen origin when it opens go to the top left menu bar where is says accounts click that and select go off-line then open your game library and open the game.

  7. MAC USERS
    if u have a mac download the ISO format only, it will only work with the iso one. once u had downloaded it click on the file then a folder will appear, then open a new finder window and search for The Sims 4 Packs. if u found it place the folder into the The Sims 4 Packs folder then do what STEP 1 says. It should work fine after this 🙂

    1. How do I go offline on origin? Search says there’s an origin tab, but mine doesn’t seem to have it

    2. Did exactly this for two packs and they work just fine. A weird issue that I’m experiencing is that out of the 3 other packs that I actually own, only one of them works. I own an EP, a GP, and there’s a free pack. Only my GP works. The other two show the dreaded red/white broken texture and I’m not able to go any further than placing a household onto a lot. Any idea what could be causing this? I didn’t think that any issues would arise with the packs that already existed. No mods or cc are downloaded.

  8. After following the directions as well as making sure my packs were in the Sims 4 Packs file, it does show that I own them however I’ve been having some other issues.

    I’ve only gone as far as CAS and the majority of the DLC clothing does not appear or is broken (red/white checkered). Pets don’t show up at all, sometimes the sims look shiny? Currently have no mods installed that could be causing this issue so it’s definitely something else. I’ve noticed other commenters have the same issue but I have yet to see any fixes for this.

    Any ideas or solutions?

  9. I posted this comment a while ago hopefully this helps the new comers

    I have a mac and some problems I ran into were:
    1. I didn’t have origin offline.
    2. Make sure you start the game in origin, but before you are able to play make sure you exit origin if it is running, then run the “fix OrginClient.command” open origin, then go offline and run the “add fake entitlements command.
    3. The ISO download format is the only thing that works for me, so once you have then downloaded it, make sure the DLC folder (Ex:E02) is not in a game folder but just free-floating in the Sims 4 Packs folder.

    1. The “fix OrginClient.command” seems to work but “add fake entitlements command” does not seem to unlock the DLCs. they still show as ‘unowned’ from the game. I tried your method too but same result.

  10. Guys The Files work fine you just need to run delete cmd and uninstall origin. Re-install, let the game download, close origin then run the FIX cmd. Then reopen origin while being online run FAKE cmd follow steps and your golden.

  11. after going through all of step one, i poked around in the files for the main game and found a folder titled “Delta” which contained all of the expansions. however, since this was in Applications>The Sims 4>Contents>Delta and NOT the Applications>The Sims 4 Packs, my game kept saying that i owned the packs but still had to download them. after copying all of the Delta folder files and pasting them into the Simes 4 Packs folder, this issue went away.

    i haven’t had the time to poke around in the game to check that everything works yet, but the character creator updated from the base game to having all the new options and i got all the opening welcome notifs from the new games upon starting the game.

  12. Hi,

    Just wanted to let you all know that it works fine for me with all expansion packs including the new Werewolves GP!

    Thanks Tarac!

    1. How did you make yours work?? Mine doesn’t work and keeps giving me critical error message(my game and packs are all pirated) my internet connection is good and my firewall and anti virus are also turned off, I never had this problem before,so please I need help

      1. if you’re having trouble with your game saying that some dlc isn’t downloaded, try anonymous’s solution from december 5th. it worked perfectly for me after hours of trying different things and i’m so relieved after all this frustration

  13. Hey! Anyone know if this works with a Macbook pro 2019? Ive been trying to download this and it does not work 🙁

  14. Hi there, I’m back with an update! I made a backup sims folder (with all my mods and stuff) and redownloaded the sims. This time, I made sure not to add anything to the new sims 4 folder, I just kept it as it is. I followed each step carefully but I was faced with the same issue. I can’t customize my sims because of the question marks and cas breaking. Again, i just created a sim and moved onto moving the sim into a house. Most houses were replaced with llama icons and had no labels or descriptions on them. I picked a house that was normal and wasn’t completely broken. the loading screen went on for about 7 minutes and I was faced with the same crash report. Feedback and ways to fix this would be greatly appreciated! The DLCs are floating in the Sims 4 Packs folder and I’m using a mac

  15. Hey! When I open the Sims it says I own every pack but, it says download to play, how can I fix this? I use macbook to play Sims btw. Thankss!!

    1. Figured it out! Download the Iso files and put them in the The Sims 4 Packs folder and it should work!

    2. I’m having this same issue :/
      I’ve downloaded all the folders from the iso into my sims 4 game packs folder and deleted/redownloaded the origin unlocker v1 (bc i am running on mac) 5+ times. only certain dlc shows as owned and the others say ”download to use” (obviously lol). i also tried connecting once i was in the game (opened the gallery) but that didn’t help. I’ve been struggling with this all day lol any help would be appreciated

  16. hi, I downloaded the pack I wanted and why I’m playing my game my sims won’t answer my commands. is there a problem since I have mods, or did I just download too many game packs?

  17. please help, my packs only show when offline? I cannot figure out how to go online in the game. Can anyone tell me how to get my packs to show up while online?

  18. this worked for me. I had to reinstall my game and packs I already bought. Direct download the iso files and drag the folder into packs folder. run the fix orgin command. start orgin, go offline, start game

  19. After some trying it worked for me. Go trough all of step one, then download the ISO files. Open finder, go to your sims 4 folder (mine was in ‘documents’ and search for ‘packs’. Place the unpacked ISO folders in the packs folder and start the game as explained at the end of step one (so, start origin, go offline, start the game through the sims 4 icon on the launchpad, try to go online in the game.) I will be adding my mods to the game now, see if everything keeps working.

    1. I can’t figure out how to go online through the game, my packs only show up when I’m offline.

    2. omg this is the only comment that helped me. except after i added the iso files to the sims 4 packs, i did step one again and then followed the rest of the instructions and it worked!! also fyi you have to click on the iso thingy and THEN it opens the iso folder, that is what you put in the game.

  20. It keeps showing that I must update the game via origin but it already is, I’ve tried multiple different things and it will not work

    1. It looks like you have more than 1 installation folder for the Sims 4, 1 you have updated via Origin and 1 you are leading the DLC unlocker to.

  21. Hey! So it works, it says I own every pack and that is true. The problem is that when I go to cas, every item has a ton of question marks. And when I try and play with a household, it says an error code and wants me to relaunch the game. I do relaunch but it says the same thing so my game is basically unplayable as of now. Is there any way to fix this? The DLC folders are floating in the Sims 4 Packs folder and I’ve cleared my “documents>electronic arts>the sim 4” folder already. Any help is appreciated please and thank you

    1. You say: “I’ve cleared my “documents>electronic arts>the sims 4” folder already.”
      How did you do that ? The only correct way is to move (not copy) that folder to a different location on your computer.
      Then start your game again. No problems now ?, copy the folders Tray and Saves back from the different location on your computer to the newly created Documents\Electonic Arts\The Sims 4
      Again, start your game: still no problems ?
      Good luck sorting out which faulty mods/scripts are causing the errors.

      1. Yes! I did that haha I’m sorry I forgot to clarify 😅 Even though I moved the folder, it still does the same thing, even when I removed all my mods and custom content as a whole. I’ll look into it later and remove that folder again to see if it does anything. Btw for the crash report it says this “The method DecoratedTextButton is not implemented and “client info is not here”

        I think I will repeat the steps and check back when I am done. Thank you though! I’ll be sure to update

      2. if i downloaded the iso files a while ago, do I need to download them again in the future? or is it automatically updated? thank u in advance

      1. i downloaded the iso format of the dlcs then added it to The sims 4 packs folder, then did step 1 again and it worked !
        (if u can’t find it go to finder then write it in the search bar !!! and it will appear!!) hope it helps

        i followed this instruction too
        2. Make sure you start the game in origin, but before you are able to play make sure you exit origin if it is running, then run the “fix OrginClient.command” open origin, then go offline and run the “add fake entitlements command.
        3. The ISO download format is the only thing that works for me, so once you have then downloaded it, make sure the DLC folder (Ex:E02) is not in a game folder but just free-floating in the Sims 4 Packs folder.

        1. Yes! I added them to my The Sims 4 Packs folder and its still not working, I’m not the most tech-savvy so I’m not sure how to troubleshoot this.

      1. In game it says I own the packs, but even after I downloaded them individually it says “download to play”. I’ve tried every solution people have come up with and nothing has helped. I really just want this to work!!

  22. I followed all the steps- but when I go into sims it says all the DLC’s need to be dowloaded.

    1. I have a mac and some problems I ran into were:
      1. I didn’t have origin offline.
      2. Make sure you start the game in origin, but before you are able to play make sure you exit origin if it is running, then run the “fix OrginClient.command” open origin, then go offline and run the “add fake entitlements command.
      3. The ISO download format is the only thing that works for me, so once you have then downloaded it, make sure the DLC folder (Ex:E02) is not in a game folder but just free-floating in the Sims 4 Packs folder.

      I hope this helps!! 🙂

  23. Hey, thanks so much for all of this! Everything is running smoothly, except for some reason, when I try to shift click on my sims, the menu doesn’t show up. I tried doing it with just the base game with and without mods and it works, just not when I have the DLCs applied. Do you know why this may be the case? Thanks in advance!

  24. So is there any solution for this issue 🙁 when i do steps it says download to use when i go online …. it says i already have the package. but can’t play ughh mac user here please help someone

  25. okay i think im on the right track this time, theres one huge issue blocking me though. whenever i open the sims, it automatically opens origin to boot it up. how can i prevent this from happening? im on macbook with the legal base game btw! thank you ^^

    1. nevermind LOL i went in offline mode in origin but the dlcs dont show up. it doesnt even say i own them or anything, it still says that i have to buy them :”(

      1. were you ever able to fix this? if so, could you help because I’m having the same issue (btw thank you in advance)

    2. you cant open the application directly from origin, you have to open C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 4\Game-cracked\Bin and then click on TS4_x64 then you should be able to play the game with all the dlcs, hopefully that works for you, i have windows so I’m not sure if you’re able to do the same but this is how i got the dlcs to show up

  26. Hi there,

    First of all thank you for this, it works amazing on my mac and im forever grateful to have all the packs!

    I just have a quick question, I’ve followed all the above and some games are showing as ‘Already Owned’ and some are showing as ‘Download To Use’. They’re all in the same folder so im a little unsure of why this is happening.

    Is there any way that you can help? 🙂

    TIA

    1. Hey I’m a macbook user too, is it okay if I ask how you got them into the game? It is not working for me 🙁 Did you put them in a specific folder or something?

    2. when i open the game i have the same issue for me they all shown as download to use … dunno what to do … i’ve tried downloading unlocker for like 10 times still nothing 🙁

  27. Hello Tarac, thank you so much for your tutorial ! I did everything it said and when I start the game it indeed says that I own all the dlc’s and packs, however I cannot play them ? when I start a new game it just shows the city that I already own (base game and cats and dogs) do I have to wait for the packs to install themselves by letting the game open or idk ? Do I have to do something with the folders ? I’m kinda confused… thank you

  28. Hey Tarac please help
    i did everything it said the packs do show up but they all grey and it said i need to download it to play… i don’t know what to do now

  29. Hello Tarac, I had to run “delete entitlements.command” and redownload Origin, because my computer was overheating with all the DLC’s now I want to put only a few to prevent the same thing from happening, but it does not work I perform each step the same way from before and it does not work, can you help me? 🙁

  30. hello! i need some help with getting the packs into my game. i am sure i am doing something wrong. i have went through every instruction carefully, put my desired dlcs into the sims 4 folder inside contents (the folder you can access by right clicking the sims 4 app and going into packaging contents). i have reinstalled my game and the dlc unlocker several times, i go offline in origin, etc. i am just having an issue with getting my dlcs in, ive mounted the isos and everything, am i putting it them the right folder? im concerned on why they arent getting into the actual game. im on a macbook if that helps, thank you!

    1. Hi did you find a solution to this. I followed the steps and put the mount in my sims 4 folder but they do not show up in game

  31. Is er een manier om te weten of de DLC’s correct ontgrendeld zijn? Bij mij staat er nog altijd overal ‘Niet in bezit’ in de game, hoewel ik alle stappen gevolgd heb.

  32. since the last origin update a lot of cas items are showing the red-white texture with the question marks. i did the fix origin client and the rest but they dont go back to normal

      1. no they are item from ts4 pack that i downloaded through this website, i don’t understand how to fix them

  33. Hi, i do every step correctly I think, but then when I open the game (with origin offline) and then put the game online it only says that I already own the dlcs. but when I start to play there is none. what should I do?

    1. the same issue is happening to me! when i go offline it wont let me use any packs, even the ones that were legally installed before

  34. Je n’y arrive pas, déjà je n’ai pas besoin d’extraire le fichier ? est ce normal? ensuite je n’ai pas le message pour ignorer les messages windows et l’étape 6 m’amène sur un terminal ou on me dit que mon jeu est déjà corrigé

      1. je suis sur Mac et l’étape 6 ne fonctionne pas cela m’ouvre une fenêtre pour me dire que mon jeux est déjà “fixé”

      2. Last login: Mon Apr 4 17:08:43 on ttys000
        /Users/chloeboulanger/Downloads/Origin\ DLC\ Unlocker\ for\ Mac/fix\ OriginClient.command ; exit;
        chloeboulanger@Air-de-Chloe ~ % /Users/chloeboulanger/Downloads/Origin\ DLC\ Unlocker\ for\ Mac/fix\ OriginClient.command ; exit;

        Your OriginClient is already fixed!

        Press any key to continue . . .

        Saving session…
        …copying shared history…
        …saving history…truncating history files…
        …completed.

        [Opération terminée]

  35. Hey Tarac, thanks for all the tutorials. I’ve tried every single steps on my mac, but it doesn’t works. I’m using The Sims 4 Legacy Edition, is that the problem?

  36. Wow this worked like a charm, thank you so much!!

    In STEP 3 (Add missing DLC’s) I struggled to find where my legal game packs are installed, so I thought I’d share what I found in case anyone else is having the same issue:

    The packs should be in:
    [Your home directory] > Applications > The Sims 4 Packs

    What the home directory is called will depend on what your user/computer is called. To find it, you can use the Finder – it should be in the left hand menu with a little house icon. Otherwise you can also open the finder and press command + shift + H to open the home directory 🙂

    NB there is also a The Sims 4 folder in Documents > Electronic Arts (this is where saves go), as well as multiple other folders/shortcuts called ‘Applications’ which makes this all a little trickier than necessary!

    1. OMG a really big big thank you to you Anna!!! Your instruction saves the whole thing and it should be added ! Tarac thank you so much for all your work, could you please put Anna’s comment into this ‘special for Mac’ page? Cuz this is sooo important as a majority of folks would have confuse the ‘Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 4’ folder (where saves, troys, and mods stay) with the actual ‘The Sims 4 Packs’ folder, that all DLCs should be placed at. And the ‘The Sims 4 Packs’ folder is hidden for some reason but it does exit in Applications. God I wish I could attach screenshots in comments

  37. Can anyone with a Mac help me.I can’t extract the dlc Unlocker maybe that is why it isn’t working for me.

    1. To open (extract) a compressed item: Double-click the zip file.

      The extracted item will appear in the same folder as the .zip file. You can delete the .zip file if you wish.

      Note: If you can’t open the .zip file, make sure your Mac has enough space for the extracted item. If you received the .zip file from someone else, there may be a problem with the file. Ask the sender to repackage and send the file.

      1. I’ve tried to archive then unarchive the DLC Unlocker folder (simply because I can’t find an app to unzip it)follow the instructions but it still says I do not own the expansion packs.I’m honestly really frustrated at this point and disappointed.

        Note:I also compressed it and then unzip it and use that folder to follow the instructions and still nothing. Any Mac users would appreciate the help

  38. someone needs to do this for me, why can’t this be simple I don’t understand the steps or what any of it really means lmao it really do need to be dumbed down and way more steps

  39. Hi all,

    I DID get it to work, including the wedding stories pack and all kits. I you have trouble getting some kits to work, and not the wedding stories pack, your DLC unlocker is outdated. You would need to download the newest DLC unlocker (NOT v2 but V1) from the CS RIN forum. You can download it here:
    https://cs.rin.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=104412

    In order to download the unlocker, you need to make an account and log in, only then can you see the attached file and download it. It is not the top one (that is V2) but you have to scroll a bit to the V1 version. After redownloading, I redid steps 4, 5, 6 of step 1, and now it’s working.

    Happy simming & Thanks Tarac and Anadius!

  40. hi , if I copy the folders of the DLC’s to my legal installation folder and try to start the game, all of the folders of the DLC’s will get deleted from my legal installation folder. Can you help me? Maybe post a video how to download it on a mac properly?

  41. what if I did everything right, I downloaded the torrent for all DLC and even deleted and redownloaded everything multiple time but it only downloaded one new expansion pack for me?

  42. I downloaded the new wedding dlc but it is not unlocked yet I redownloaded the dlc unlocker. Is there another place where I can download it? (the last 5 KITS are not unlocked either)

  43. hey! so ive used this before and it really worked,but out of a sudden,it stopped working.ive checked the folders,redownloaded origin dlc installer,but nothing works!! does anyone know why?
    *im on mac btw

  44. The YouTube tutorial got taken down on YouTube and I’m confused on where to put the sims 4 download. I don’t know where to put the download folder in my legal game. where?!

    1. On mac, right click the sims 4 app and slick show package contents (or something like that mine isn’t in English). There is just one folder named contents you just put them in that folder. They are not going to replace folders that were already there so dont search for same named folders

  45. Hello
    Where can I find the latest version of the dlc unlocker ?? because all the dlc are unlocked except the last ones

      1. I’ve already done it
        I downloaded it from the link in step 1
        Is there another place with a more recent version? Only the last 6 Kits are not unlocked

  46. Hello, sp 26 & 28 still won’t work for me, you said before that I need to use the latest dlc unlocker, do you have a link for this Tarac??

      1. when I re-download the unlocker (so I can get the newer kits + wedding game pack) I get no prompt to download a newer version. the rest of the packs work with unlocker in its current state though. what should I do?

  47. Any other ways to download the packs? I can’t seem to download it because there are no seeders. It takes up to weeks

  48. Hey. I followed instructions for downloading the dlc and it looks like it’s all unlocked on my game, but says I have to wait until they finish installing before I can use. When i click on a world it gives me that message then tries to open origin, I’m guessing to see my downloads. But they aren’t there, am I just being impatient and need to wait or how do I use the dlc?

      1. What happens to the user above is the same with mine, dlc’s are showing but it opens origin when I try the other worlds. I also keep on doing steps 4-6 just to make sure but it just doesn’t work. Can you help us out?

        1. According to the readme file in the folder of the Origin DLC Unlocker:
          [quote]

          From now on every time you want to play the game:
          0. Exit Origin if it’s running.
          1. Start Origin (you MUST be online).
          2. Select Origin > Go Offline.
          3. Start the game.
          4. Try going online, you can do it from Origin in-game overlay. If that removes the DLCs repeat the process and stay offline.
          5. Enjoy your game!
          [\quote]

        2. hey i found someone’s comment that fixed this issue (i copied and pasted below)

          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 https://cs.rin.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?p=930237#p930237/https://rentry.org/the-sims-4-dlc-only#google-drive and that’s it!

      2. Yes i followed all of the instructions and eventually just restarted the process and keep getting the same result; the worlds just say they need to be downloaded but not sure why

  49. hi, i would just like to say thank you so much!! it works!! however when I try to download the actual docs from your website it becomes a disk image. how I got it to work is because I actually have game packs from previous origin accounts. tysm 🙂 I’m eternally grateful

  50. Thank you so much for doing this! All the packs work perfectly except for the clothes when you get to create a sim, and I was wondering if you know of anything I can do to maybe fix this? All the clothes look like when custom content is broken (they have the question marks). I was thinking of just moving them to the mods folder to fix it quickly but I don’t want to break anything else.

  51. Hey, thank you so much for the work you do! I have been trying to download SP24-29 on my Mac but it doesn’t work. The game doesn’t recognise that they have been downloaded. Everything else works perfectly so I have to assume that something is wrong with those kits for Mac. Any advice?

    1. Things to remember:

      When Origin updates repeat step 4.
      When a game gets a new DLC re-download the Unlocker and repeat item 5 of step 1.
      When a game gets a new update you don’t have to do absolutely anything.

  52. so i got it all to work, did every step, and everything shows as owned (except for the last 5 kids which isn’t a big deal, i’ll figure that out later) but all of the content packs in-game say “download to use.” i left the game running for a good half hour, and nothing “downloaded or changed. since the game has to run offline for the packs to show, I’m not entirely sure what to do. any help is appreciated!

    1. Hi Lumie, I’m having the exact same problem. The packs are registered but it says download to use. Maybe the origin downloader is faulty(?). Any help would be appreciated

  53. I am willing to give out my phone number for HELP…. I can’t comprehend anything in these instructions. Ive downloaded the unlocker from cs.rin.ru but can’t find the wit Winwar to extract. TOTALLY CLUELESS PLEASE HELP.

    1. same! i think i’m miss a step cause i did everything but when i open my sims it’s like nothing changed and i have none of them.

  54. 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.

  55. 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?

    1. Hey! How’d you get the instructions to work? Followed every step correctly and it still wouldn’t work for me :(.

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

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

  57. 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 https://cs.rin.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?p=930237#p930237/https://rentry.org/the-sims-4-dlc-only#google-drive and that’s it!

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

  58. 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.

  59. 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 unlocker.zip”. After that, the steps can be followed as made by Tarac in “Step 1”.

    https://cs.rin.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=104412

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

  60. 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 4.app 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 4.app” in the applications folder. If you close Origin (offline or online) and then start The Sims 4.app, 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.

    2. I’m honestly not sure what it means to go offline other than disconnecting from wifi. But that’s what I did. I disconnected from my wifi, which doesn’t really let me get in the game, but I connect it right away, opened sims 4 and it seems the packs work for me while still being able to see and use the gallery. I still have yet to play a game using the packs, but the contents when creating a sims was all there

      1. Let me be more clear! If the DLC’s don’t work when you go online, try this!
        1. Start origin as usual, but turn off your wifi before doing so (also remember to do step 5 of step 1)
        2. Since being offline doesn’t let you go into the sims 4 through Origin, search in your computer for the sims 4 app, it will let you start the game as technically Origin is open
        3. Once you are in the game, turn on your wifi and you’ll be able to access the gallery while also having the DLC work!

  61. 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:
    https://cs.rin.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=104412
    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?

  62. 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 4.app 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 4.app” in the applications folder. If you close Origin (offline or online) and thén start The Sims 4.app, 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 4.app” 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!

    2. Salut je n’arrive pas a entrer le code dans le terminal, pour ajouter des faux droit.command sur le même Mac que toi tu peux m’aider?

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

    Thanks!!

    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

  64. 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.

  65. 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

  66. 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 ?

  67. 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

  68. 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?

  69. 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.

  70. 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.

  71. 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.

        1. Hi, if you are using mac you should first start origin then go on offline mode and then start the sims 4

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

  73. 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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