Sims 4 Change language

How to change the language of The Sims 4


Language files in general

Please bear in mind that when you installed the game via Origin or ZLOrigin 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 (ZL)Origin.
Also downloads from many other sources are often in 1 language only (mostly English or Spanish)
All our downloads already contain all the available languages.

Simple way of installing all 17 languages in one go

Instead of re-installing the game via Origin or ZLOrigin:
Download the Language Strings, extract with Winrar and copy all folders to your installation folder such as Program Files\The Sims 4

Most languages create a new folder The Sims 4, Die Sims 4, Los Sims 4 etc. in the folder Documents\Electronic Arts, and you might lose your previously created Houses, Sims aso.
Copy your folders Saves and Tray to the newly created folder.

   After a language change first start your game as an Administrator


Change Language

Depending on your highest installed DLC (as per table below)

GP08 Realm of Magic Use Method 1
SP15 Moschino Stuff
EP07 Island Living
GP07 Strangerville
EP06 Get Famous
EP05 Seasons
SP14 My First Pet Stuff
GP06 Jungle Adventures If Method 1 failed

then

Use Method 2

SP13 Laundry Day Stuff
EP04 Cats & Dogs
SP12 Toddler Stuff
SP11 Fitness Stuff
GP05 Parenthood
SP10 Bowling Stuff
GP04 Vampires
SP09 Vitage Glamour Stuff
SP08 Backyard Stuff
SP07 Kids Room Srtuff
SP06 Romantic Garden Stuff
SP05 Movie Hangout Stuff
SP04 Spooky Stuff
GP03 Dine Out
EP03 City Living
EP02 Get Together If Method 1 failed

then

Use Method 3

SP04 Spooky Stuff
SP03 Cool Kitchen Stiuff
SP02 Perfect Patio Stuff
SP01 Luxury Party Stuff
GP02 Spa Day (Wellness)
GP01 Outdoor Retreat
EP01 Get to Work
FP01 Holiday Celebration Stuff
Base Game

Method 1

When you have all languages installed, download the Language Changer, double-click and select your language.
In our downloads all languages are already installed.

Method 2

In these versions of The Sims 4 you can’t change the language in the computer’s register as it will be overruled by the settings in RldOrigin.ini when you start the game.

It’s very simple:

  1. Open the folder The Sims 4 in Program Files
  2. Open the folder Game ->Bin
  3. Open the file RldOrigin.ini with f.e. Notepad
  4. Change the line Language= with the code for your desired language, such as it_IT for Italian. (Language=it_IT) – see list of language-codes at the bottom of this page.
  5. Save the amended file
  6. Start your game as an Administrator every time you’ve changed a language.

Note: Most languages create a new folder The Sims 4, Die Sims 4, Los Sims 4 etc. in the folder Documents\Electronic Arts, so you might lose your previously created Houses, Sims aso.
When necessary, copy your folders Saves and Tray to the newly created folder.

Picture

In the above picture, language is set to Dutch (nl_NL)

Method 3

  1. Open the folder The Sims 4 in Program Files
  2. Open the folder Game ->Bin
  3. Open the file RldOrigin.ini with f.e. Notepad
  4. Create a new line between  [Origin] and  Languages=cs_CZ,da_DK,de_DE,en_US,es_ES,fi_FI,fr_FR,it_IT,ja_JP,ko_KR,nl_NL,no_NO,pl_PL,pt_BR,ru_RU,sv_SE,zh_TW
  5. Add Language=(code of your desired language)
  6. Add a new line just above Flags=1:  Add: LanguageHKLM=Software\Maxis\The Sims 4\Locale
  7. The file now should look like this (Language here set to Dutch)

Picture

Save RldOrigin.ini and start your game the first time as an Administrator

You can select another language in the line Language=
such as Language=pt_BR for Portuguese
You’ll find a complete list of all language-codes at the bottom of this page


Cannot save the amended file rldorigin.ini

Saving an amended RldOrigin.ini can sometimes be prohibited.
In that case:

  1. Go to your install folder The Sims 4 .
  2. Rightclick on the folder Game
  3. Select Properties
  4. Remove the tick at Read-only
  5. Click Apply and OK

Now you can save the amended file.

Picture


Available languages:

Czech

Danish

German

English

Spanish

​Finnish

French

Italian

Japanese

Korean

Dutch

Norwegian

Polish

Portuguese

Russian

Swedish

Chinese

cs_CZ

da_DK

de_DE

en_US

es_ES

fi_FI

fr_FR

it_IT

ja_JP

ko_KR

nl_NL

no_NO

pl_PL

pt_BR

ru_RU

sv_SE

zh_TW