Sims 4 Change language

How to change the language on the various DLC’s of your 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)

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.

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 Saves, Tray to the newly created folder.

After a language change first start your game as an Administrator


Change Language

Applicable when your highest installed DLC is one of the undermentioned:

  • My First Pet
  • Seasons
  • Get Famous
When you have all languages installed, download the Language Changer, double-click and select your language.

Sims 4, change the language – from City Living upto and incl. Jungle Adventure

Applicable only when your highest installed DLC is one of the undermentioned:

  • City Living
  • Dine Out
  • Movie Stuff
  • Romantic Garden Stuff
  • Perfect Patio Stuff
  • Cool Kitchen Stuff
  • Spooky Stuff
  • Toddlers
  • Vampires
  • Bowling Stuff
  • Parenthood
  • Fitness
  • Toddler Stuff
  • Cats & Dogs
  • Laundry Day
  • Jungle Adventure

In pirated 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 install folder The Sims 4 in Program Files
  2. Open the folder Game ->Bin
  3. Open the file 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)
  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.

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


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.


Change language in earlier editions (DLC) of the sims 4

Applicable only when your highest installed DLC is one of the undermentioned:

  • Base Game
  • Get to Work
  • Outdoor Retreat
  • Spa Day
  • Luxury Party Stuff
  • Perfect Patio Stuff
  • Cool Kitchen Stuff
  • Spooky Stuff
  • Get Together

 

In these DLC’s  you will see these lines in RldOrigin.ini

 

 

 

  • Create a new line between  [Origin] en 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
  • Add a new line just above Flags=1:  LanguageHKLM=Software\Maxis\The Sims 4\Locale
  • The file now should look like this (Language set to Dutch)

 

Picture

Save RldOrigin 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

Available languages:

Language-codes
  • ​Czech: cs_CZ,
  • Danish: da_DK
  • German: de_DE
  • English: en_US
  • Spanish: es_ES
  • ​Finnish: ,fi_FI,
  • French: fr_FR
  • Italian: it_IT
  • Japanese: ja_JP
  • Korean: ko_KR
  • Dutch: nl_NL
  • Norwegian: no_NO
  • Polish: pl_PL
  • Portoguese: pt_BR
  • Russian: ru_RU
  • Swedish: sv_SE
  • Chinese: zh_TW.