In Sims 4 there are several ways to check which game version you have. This can be important information for troubleshooting or if you need to know if a mod your using is compatible with your patch level.
It’s advisable to always play with the newest version but there are situations where you might not want to update right away (like on patch day if you want to wait until your favorite mods are updated).
The game version usually looks like this
- xx = Changes on big patches
- yyy = Changes on big and smaller patches
- zzzz= Indicates if you are on Mac/PC and if you’re running the Standard or the Legacy Edition
- 1020 = PC Standard
- 1220 = Mac Standard
- 1520 = PC Legacy
- 1620 = Mac Legacy
On the Main Menu
After starting the game, the version number will show on the bottom of your screen
When you’re in game, you can use the Cheat Version to check which version you have.
- Open the cheat console with ctrl-shift-c
- Type: version
- Depending on how many packs you own, you might need to scroll all the way up in the cheat window to see the version
- Close the cheat console with ctrl-shift-c
In the files
You can also check your files if you don’t have the game open.
In documents\Electronicarts\The Sims 4 you’ll find a file called GameVersion.txt. Open that with any text editor and it will give you your version. You will need to start the game at least once after patching to update the file. If it still shows an older version although you are certain, yours is newer, delete the file, then start the game and let it create a new one.
As an alternative you can check the following file: programs(x86)\Origin_Games\The Sims 4\game\bin\default.ini. This file will update after patching. No need to start the game.
The Cheat Version also works for console but you can also see the information on the Options Screen of the game