UPDATE 📝 22/08/2021: This guide is outdated. You no longer need to manually fiddle with this Proton prefix in order to play the game. I have tested this from a bare installation using “Proton 6.3-6” and the game installs and plays fine. I’ve left this article visible to show the rapid progression of gaming on Linux. Introduction I’ve seen lots of Linux gamers online having issues trying to get this game to run.
Update (24-06-2020) 📝 This document is outdated. Lutris will automatically install the necessary compatibility files for you. Therefore, you no longer need to manually download these files as explained in the steps below. I have left this article visible, simply to show the rapid progression of gaming on Linux. The Sims 4 on Linux with Lutris At the time of writing, this game is a free download on Origin. I’ve heard a lot about it, however, this game is not a native Linux game title, therefore, we will need to use Lutris to install and run it.
For those using the “Thunar” file manager in Linux — I’ve written a small script which adds a custom action to Thunar. It uses ffmpeg to convert large screen grab images to the size required for Lutris game banners images. For games that don’t have a banner, you can screenshot your own to your Pictures/ folder when the game is open, then convert the saved images for use as game banners with this script.