The Sims 4: Update, repair, add DLC’s

Download, update, repair your game and add missing DLC’s. Thanks to Anadius

Version from base game up-to Star Wars journey to Batuu

“Wizard” Anadius came up with a program enabling you to update and repair your game with just a few mouse-clicks.

No manual downloads, no copy/paste, the program does it all

Always check for the latest version of the updater,
do not rely on previously downloaded versions.
Latest Updater version: 04.16.
Updater Download includes:

  • dlc toggler
  • language changer
  • vcredist files for new Sims4 users

Extract with Winrar or 7-Zip
Click on Sims-4-updater
Click on Browse and select your The Sims 4 Installation Folder
Click on Update, this will also repair your game
Language files will be installed if not already present.
Click OK
You can just update your existing game without adding DLC’s  (Click OK)

The program shows an overview of non-installed DLC’s
(in this example all SP’s and Legacy Edition.)

You can Add missing DLC’s
Tick the DLC’s you want to add to your game and click OK

Bear in mind that Discover University, Tiny Living, Eco Lifestyle, Nifty Knitting and Star Wars can not be played on 32 bits Windows, so no need to download these DLC’s.

Also note that the Legacy Edition is for 32 bits Windows only



The program is now checking all your installed DLC’s for the latest update and adds the ticked items to your game

Now play your updated/repaired game and you see that all DLC’s are in the game, even those DLC’s you have not installed..
From the download of the Updater, copy the files dlc and dlc-toggler to your installation folder.
Run the dlc-toggler
All non-installed DLC’s are marked in red.

Uncheck the red boxes and close the toggler

Make sure all non-red items are ticked

When you now start your game it’s clearly visible which items are installed and which are not.

Should an error occur, just repeat your last selections. All items already downloaded are stored in the folder Updates. The program performs a quick check and continues the task.

Where is the base game ?

When you did not install the base game earlier, you should use the Repair option and the base game will be installed as well as your selected DLC’s.
Some people wish to play the fully updated base game without other DLC’s (lack of disk-space or computer not powerful enough ?). In such cases Click Repair and don’t tick other DLC’s.

First of all create a new folder The Sims 4 on your computer. Place that folder under the exceptions of your Anti-Virus program  Lead the updater in the first step to that folder.

Change language

  1. In the downloaded updater you’ll find a file called Language Changer
  2. Double-Click on it and select your language
  3. Click Yes, Yes and OK in the pop-up screens.

Error about missing .dll files

New users who never played The Sims 4 before on a Windows 10 machine get that error.

  1. In the downloaded updater you’ll find a folder # vcredist
  2. Open that folder
  3. Double-Click on all (4) files (one by one)

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126 thoughts on “The Sims 4: Update, repair, add DLC’s

  1. this is really helpful, and works fine to me! thank you! but there is little bugs i have before i update the latest patch from this updater. i as hoping it could fix the bugs, but nothing happen. my bugs is when the hot or cold weather approach, my sims didn’t change their costume, so they still wearing everyday clothes. any idea how i fixed this? and once again thank you for this cool stuff!

    1. Try the Anadius Selective download.(Anadius Repack) – click HERE
      Step 1 – download the Interactive instructions
      Step 2:
      In the left-hand column tick base game only
      In the right hand column tick the update and Star Wars.

      This should result in files to download: (Step 4)

      Put all downloaded files in one folder and run _setup-

      Step 5:
      Remove Anadius selectable torrent from your torrent client (if present)
      Download the torrent (again) and tick the items as described in Step 4

  2. The cracked game works perfectly and the downloading was pretty fast, thank you so much for this tutorial!! 🙂

    Though every time after extracting the files from the updater, the dlc-toggler disappears almost immediately (the dcl stays)? so I’m not able to make the game show only the dcls that I have. It doesn’t bother my gameplay, but if there’s a way to fix it I’d appreciate it:D

    1. Most probably the DLC-toggler is regarded as a virus by your anti-virus program.
      Copy the non-extracted dlc-toggler to the main directory of your The Sims 4 installation folder and extract it there. (presume that your The Sims 4 folder is under the exceptions of your anti-virus)

  3. Where do i find the game?when i press dlc-toggler a error happens,what do i do?it says Could not read crack config file…and it says some files i think like game craced/bin/ridorigin and other stuff

  4. I tried to Use the Updater for my Cracked TS4 Anadius Repack, and i got this Masterpiece Error , i even tried to do as it said, moving the Updater in a C://Updater folder but didn’t worked,it’s a permission error, i even added the Updater to Antivirus Exceptions and i run the Updater as Administrator, Can you help me?? Here’s the screenshot

  5. Hi there do I still really need to download the final update of star wars? because I use this updater and I saw the title this is a pre star wars update and seeing on the other alternative option of this page it says that after installing the pre update I need to download the final update. Do I really need to download the final update?

    I’m just new here. Thank you for answering

        1. The pre-star-wars update contains an update containing new elements with regards to the upcoming game but does not contain the star wars DLC as yet.
          The full update contains the pre-update + the DLC
          The final update contains the DLC only so also needs the pre-update

  6. Is the newest updater the full star wars update or it’s just a pre star wars update. I’m just confuse on what to download to get the full new update

  7. ne zaman DLC yüklemeye çalışsam error veriyor.Oysaki internetim çok iyi çekiyor.Yükleme sonunda error vermesini nasıl engelleyebilirim?

    1. İndirmede olası sorunlar (Windows Smart ekranı)

      Akıllı ekran etkinleştirildiğinde (Windows 8, 10 ve Windows Defender’ın bir parçası) yaklaşık% 99,8’e kadar indirilecek ve ardından indirmeyi engelleyecektir.
      İndirmeniz için çok fazla zaman harcamak oldukça sinir bozucu ve tüm bu zaman boşa harcanır.
      Bu nedenle – indirmeye başlamadan önce – Akıllı ekranın Engelle olarak ayarlanmadığından emin olun.

      Sağ görev çubuğunuzdaki ^ işaretine tıklayın (saatin / tarihin yanında)
      Windows Defender simgesine tıklayın
      Sol sütunda Uygulama ve Tarayıcı yönetimini tıklayın
      Tüm öğeleri Uyar olarak ayarlayın (hatta Kapalı – yine de önerilmez)
      Bundan sonra sizin tarafınızdan reddedilebilecek bir uyarı alacaksınız (yine de izin verin)

  8. I’ve downloaded the newest updater 04.15, however, whenever I run the “sims-4 updater” it always show error as below:
    “Entry Point Not Found,
    The procedure entry point ucrtbase.terminate cannot be located in the dynamic link library api-ms-win-crt-runtime-|1-1-0.dll”
    Then after I click Ok, there’s another error showed up, it says:
    “Fatal Error Detected,’C:Users\Acer\AppData\Local\Temp\_MEI38282\phyton37.dll’. LoadLibrary: The specified procedure cold not be found.”

    What should I do?
    If you can help me with this, that’ll be great. Thank you!

  9. Why does it say that there sno internet connection even though im the only onwe who use it and my internet works perfectly And when i do it again and again and again and again and again it still doesnt work

  10. Why does it say that there sno internet connection even though im the only onwe who use it and my internet works perfectly And when i do it again and again and again and again and again it still doesnt work

    1. That depends on the method you are using.
      With torrents there is a risk of course so use a vpn
      The Anadius Updater is 100% on-line so extremely safe to use. Same applies for the direct downloads.

  11. Hi i am trying to update the game but its saying i don\t have permissions to modify files in selected install path. Try running as administrator.

    which i did and i still cant update my game

    1. When you rightclick on the main folder of your selected install path, choose Properties and change the Read Only attribute from that folder.

      Another reason could be that the folder is in use by another process. Just to make sure reboot your computer.

    1. It all depends on the CC, some will still work others won’t and NO, EA cannot block your pirated game

      When you have 1 or more original DLC’s let Origin repair your original game.
      Then copy the contents of that repaired game to another location on your disk(s) and then let the Updater update that folder.
      Gallery access can be achieved by your original game and items automatically become available in your cracked game because both versions use the same folder in Documents\Electronic Arts.

      Never ever save an original game. Use the original for access to the Gallery only and play the game with the pirated version.

    1. When you started the Updater, you lead the Updater via Browse to the installation folder of the Sims 4.
      Do you have a valid shortcut on your desktop, when yes rightclick on it and select something like open location path.
      You can also search for TS4_x64.exe

      1. I pressed on TS4.exe on game in Sims 4\Game\Bin_LE and it said

        Unable to Start Due to missing files. Please Download Sims 4 Legacy Edition from Origin

  12. ben nifty knittig versiyonuna güncellemeye çalışıyorum fakat bir seçim hakkı verilmemiş ve hep error veriyor ve virüslü olup dosyalarımı silmeye çalıitığı bildirimini alıyorum yardımcı olur musunuz?

    Edit by Tarac:
    I’m trying to update to the nifty knitting version but I haven’t been given a choice and it always gives error and I get a notification that it is infected and trying to delete my files. Can you help me?

    1. @ PixieSims

      Every time you try to update, the new crack is regarded as a virus.
      Don’t worry and just continue.
      (If necessary disable your anti-virus temporarily)

      Her güncellemeye çalıştığınızda, yeni çatlak bir virüs olarak kabul edilir.
      Endişelenme ve devam et.
      (Gerekirse anti-virüsünüzü geçici olarak devre dışı bırakın)

    1. Yes, you can use this on a bought game but from then onwards your game is cracked
      You’d better copy the contents of your bought game, most probably stored in C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 4 to another location on your computer (make sure this new location is under the exceptions of your anti-virus program) then use the Updater for that new location.

  13. Hey! I downloaded the sims base game via RG mechanics on apunkagames site. And I updated it and added dlc using Anadius Updater. But when we try to choose and expansion pack to play from the main menu, it asks whether to connect to the internet or stay offline. And when I choose connect it says ‘origins is closed certain functionalities might be restricted’ what to do?

    1. You cannot play an expansion pack. All expansion packs together make the game The Sims 4
      To start your game go to: Your The Sims 4 installation folder -> Game ->Bin -> TS4_x64.exe (or in case of 32-bits windows, Bin_LE ->TS4.exe)

      Does not solve the problem ?
      Delete the folder Game from your installation folder and download latest Game folder HERE

  14. Ik krijg een error als ik wil updaten. Dit vind ik terug in de txt:

    PermissionError: [WinError 5] Toegang geweigerd: ‘update\\Game\\Bin_LE\\Simulation.dll’ -> ‘C:\\Program Files (x86)\\The Sims 4\\Game\\Bin_LE\\Simulation.dll’

    Enig idee hoe ik dit kan oplossen?

  15. Goedemiddag, ik heb geprobeerd om het nieuwe uitbreidingspakket installeren. Eerdere pakketten heb ik via uw website door middel van de door u ontwikkelde methode geïnstalleerd. Deze manier werkte voor mij heel goed, maar die kan ik nu niet meer terugvinden op uw website. Nu probeer ik het via de Updater. Wanneer ik op [Update] klik in de Updater, verschijnt de volgende melding: Update your game through Origin first! Het lijkt mij dat dit niet verstandig is om op te volgen. Hoe kan ik toch aan de nieuwe versie van Sims 4 en het uitbreidingspakket komen? Alvast hartelijk dank.

    1. @Nadine

      Het klopt dat mijn eigen methode niet meer te vinden is.
      Het lijkt er op dat je niet de Anadius updater maar de anadius repack hebt gebruikt en daar hebt aangevinkt dat je het originele spel hebt geinstalleerd.

      Dan krijg je inderdaad de melding over updaten via Origin wanneer je daar Yes aanvinkt.

      Je kunt uitgrbreid breien ook HIER downloaden
      Deze uitbreiding bevat ook alle updates vanaf Eco Lifestyle


    2. Zorg ervoor dat u het Origin Fix-bestand installeert. Sorry, ik spreek geen Nederlands en moest Google gebruiken. Dit zou je probleem echter moeten oplossen.

  16. Hey! When I copied the dlc toggler to my installation folder and clicked on the dlc toggler, I got an error saying: Could not read config file: dlc.ini
    What could I do about this to let the dlc toggler work?

  17. I keep getting an error, even when I am just updating the game without installing any DLC’s (the error occurs after the install DLC)

    1. When it is an arror like This image ?

      Repeat your original instructions in the updater again for a second try. It then tries to install the folder Game.

      As an alternative you can download the latest folder Game HERE

  18. Hey I dont’t really understand how I can install the DLCs I didn’t tick when I clicked update. So, I didn’t tick 2 DLC and I can see them with the DLC toggler, but how do I install them now, or am I even still able to intall them?

    1. When you look in the toggler, are your DLC’s in red or just grey ?
      If grey, just make sure they are ticked.
      If red, you haven’t installed them as yet. Run the updater en tick the additional DLC’s you want. (The updater shows which DLC’s are not installed).

      1. My DLC’s are red in the toggler, but when I run the updater I don’t get the list anymore where I an tick the packs that I want to install. Also, when I open the game it says that I have packs that aren’t downloaded yet and I’ll get a notification as soon as they’re installed. I’m sorry for the trouble and thanks for responding! 🙂

        1. Make sure those red items are not ticked in the toggler. Sometimes the problem is solved by rebooting your PC.
          Although the game says that it is downloading the missing DLC, you can wait forever because it isn’t.

          1. I checked and the red items weren’t ticked and I also rebooted my PC but the list with the DLCs still won’t show up when I click update. I even reinstalled the updater but it sti didn’t work.

          2. (I can’t reply to your later comment so I’m replying to this one)
            The DLCs are shown as “not owned” in the start menu and I also don’t see any objects from them.

          3. Could it be possible that you ticked Download only in the Updater ?
            As in that case your game will not be updated until you repeat the session without that tick on Download Only.
            All files and folders required are downloaded but are waiting to be executed.

          4. Nope, I didn’t. I tried it with ticking force check files, and without ticking either that or download only. The last time that list with the DLC’s popped up was when I first used the updater and ticked only one gamepack (because at that point in time I didn’t have enough GB for all 3 packs but I changed the location of the folder so I have over 40GB space left so that can’t be the problem either) which is working just fine, but since then I’ve tried everything to get the remaining two and it just won’t pop up.

          5. Can you see the folders for the “missing” DLC’s in the installation folder of the Sims 4 ?
            I presume the answer is yes as they no longer can be ticked in the Updater, so they are installed.
            To make sure: move the 2 DLC folders to your desktop and run the Updater again. Now you can tick these items.

  19. why it saying “info download failed , try again later “.i dont’t know which file should i click on browse. which folder etc i should select. please help me

    1. When too many people are logged in at the same time, servers become overloaded (short of bandwidth). So as the message states, Try again later.

  20. So I believe I did everything correctly, however, when I try to run my game none of the game packs I tried to install show up on the home screen and no items show up in CAS. I’m not sure if I did something wrong along the way.

    1. Check with the dlc-toggler:
      Are you newly installed DLC’s in grey but not checked – check them
      When they are in red you’ve missed out somewhere.

      What might have gone wrong:
      * You used the updater with the option Download only checked. Uncheck Download only and repeat Update. It will then write the selected DLC’s to your file.
      * You directed the updater to a different The Sims 4 folder and now start the game from the original folder where – obviously – the new DLC’s are not present.

  21. Is there a way I can delete what iv’e repaired because i can’t find the folder but my storage is still being taken up, I want to restart

    1. Yes, you can delete everything by just removing the Sims 4 folder.
      Try to locate that folder:
      a. Right-click on the shortcut on your desktop and select something like follow path.
      b. Click on the magnifying glass on the taskbar and type TS4*.exe. That should lead you to the Game\Bin folder of the Sims 4. Go 2 steps up and you’ll see the main folder with a.o. __Install, Delta, Data etc.
      c. Remember the location of the Sims 4 folder and use the Anadius updater with the Repair option.

      1. @Meh

        It overwrites old files with the same name with the latest files.
        It does not remove files that are no part of the Sims 4 game (or wrongly placed files).
        Basically it makes sure that all required files/folders are present and updated.

        The only real difference between repair and update is that repair also installs the base game

    1. Under the chapter “Where is the base game” you were instructed to:

      First of all create a new folder The Sims 4 on your computer. Place that folder under the exceptions of your Anti-Virus program Lead the updater in the first step to that folder.

      You should find your game application in that specific folder -> Game ->Bin ->TS4_x64.exe

      1. Thanks, I finally downloaded everything, and found the game application too. However whenever I try to start the game, either with the ts4_64x or the 86x version, it shows up an error message that says to repair or reinstall the game through origin because data is missing or damaged

        1. @Anonymous
          Run the updater again, this time with Repair and “force check files” activated.

          Also make sure that Origin is not running on your PC.

          1. Are you sure that your shortcut on your desktop is indeed a shortcut and not just a copy of TS4_x64 or TS4.exe ?

            Start your game as an administrator via:
            Your The Sims 4 installation folder ->Game -Bin -TS4_x64
            Game ->Bin_LE ->TS4.exe

  22. Hi, All. I was downloaded UNIVERSITY EXP but when I run the dlc-toogler not dectected that exp and my game force close.
    any step that i need to do?

  23. Hi, this last update seemengly overwrote my game and I lost all of my current households, which is weird af.

    There’s nothing on the library, it just started all over again and I’m kinda freaking out rn haha, I’d appreciate any help, thanks

    1. I found my saves, mods and screenshots files and copied them to the new folder, somehow it duplicated the game in spanish (though I didn’t selected any change of language) and now the older version won’t launch. Now I might as well uninstall everything and just reinstall it back with my saves, but I’m curious of why this happened.I’ve always used this version and never had any issue with the past updates till now

    1. Sorry, I posted it in French.

      I said that when i want to download the updater on me says that there is a server problem. How do I do?

      1. Most probably there are too many people trying to connect with the updater
        Très probablement, il y a trop de gens qui essaient de se connecter avec le programme Updater

    1. Yes but in that case it will install all the expansions from base game upto and incl. Nifty Knitting again.
      When you see the error No Origin fix found you most probably lead the updater to an incorrect folder (maybe you lead it to C:\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4 instead of your installation folder)

  24. i had the base game (cracked) , i did update and all the process but when i’m trying to get in the household it never opens. hOW to fix it?

  25. I have all the mods put into the installation folder and attempted running the DLC-Toggler but it fails to read the config files and cannot run correctly as a result, is there a fix for this?

    1. @Ray

      First of all, mods should not be in the installation folder but in C:\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4.

      When the toggler cannot find the config files then the toggler is not within your installation folder The Sims 4, you know where the folders __Install, Delta, Data etc. are found.

  26. question does this only work with crack sims 4 or can i add these packs to my origin base game bc i made the mistake of connecting to origin earlier this week and been looking for a fix ever since, even the updater said update your game via origin 🙁

    1. @AJ

      You never download a mods folder because it is automatically generated by the program.
      You can find the folder Mods in C;\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4

  27. Hey Thanks for this! I have a question. How can i fix some of the things in game like in CAS some of the clothes are broken, they red with a few question marks on them?

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