## Changing Game Language in Sims 4?

daveedmee
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### Changing Game Language in Sims 4?

Hi, I'm new here, so idk if this was already posted. Also I'm German, so please excuse me for any grammar or spelling mistakes.

Well, on to the topic...

My laptop has two systems installed. Linux Mint (on which I'm online now) and Windows 10.
I installed Wine and can execute The Sims 4, which is installed on my Windows partition, successfully. Everything runs fine, but although I installed the game in German on Windows, it runs in English on Linux. I don't know why because Linux Mint is also installed in German, so the Locale of the system is either. I tried to import the TS4 locales in wine's registry with regedit, i checked the world wide cyberspace and people suggested others to run the game through a terminal with this kind of code:

LANG=de_DE.UTF-8 wine /path/to/game/game.exe

I tried that, but it didn't work. I also tried to copy the whole Sims 4 folder into wine's c_drive but none of that worked.

So does anybody know how I can change the Game language?

daveedmee

jkfloris
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### Re: Changing Game Language in Sims 4?

can execute The Sims 4, which is installed on my Windows partition
This is not supported. Install the Sims 4 in Wine.

After the installation you could change the language with the registry editor

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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Maxis -> The Sims 4 -> Locale -> de_DE


daveedmee
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### Re: Changing Game Language in Sims 4?

Okay thank you, but I think I'll play Sims 4 on Windows since I have my savestate there. Thought it'd be possible to play it cross platform with the advantages of the Linux system.

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### Re: Changing Game Language in Sims 4?

daveedmee wrote:Okay thank you, but I think I'll play Sims 4 on Windows since I have my savestate there. Thought it'd be possible to play it cross platform with the advantages of the Linux system.
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@daveedmee

As long as your WINEPREFIX architecture matches the archiecture of your MS Windows OS: then you will be able to transfer over your saved games directory and use this under Wine...
You can also transfer the games, saved under Linux+Wine, back to MS Windows.

I.e. you'll need:
• 64-bit WINEPREFIX for a 64-bit version of MS Windows
• 32-bit WINERPEFIX for a 32-bit version of MS Windows
I've done this many times; with games I play myself!

Bob

daveedmee
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### Re: Changing Game Language in Sims 4?

Yeah okay but I just wanted to change the language of the game on Linux but without installing it on that system. I mean I can play it and it just works fine, I can install Mods on my wine c_drive, can transfer the saves or create new ones for each system but is there really no way to change the game language on Linux? It's German on Windows but English on Linux. Is there really no way to change it to German on Linux without installing the whole game with wine? I don't wanna use up one third of my Mint partition just for this game since I have it installed on Windows already

jkfloris
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### Re: Changing Game Language in Sims 4?

I tried to import the TS4 locales in wine's registry with regedit
Did you also change the path to the game?

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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Maxis\The Sims 4
or
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Maxis\The Sims 4
-> Install Dir -> <path\to\The Sims 4\in\Wine>
-> Locale -> de_DE


daveedmee
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### Re: Changing Game Language in Sims 4?

Yes I did but the game language didn't change

jkfloris
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### Re: Changing Game Language in Sims 4?

Did you copy (or symlink) the directory "My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4" from Windows to Wine?

daveedmee
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### Re: Changing Game Language in Sims 4?

Yes I also did that as I wanted to test if mods are gonna work. I copied the whole Electronic Arts folder and the mods showed up in-game but the game was still in English