Portraits are far too small/big

Problem

My Sims portraits and the rest of the UI is far to small/too big

Cause

The size of the UI depends on the resolution of your screen. The higher the resolution, the smaller the portraits. Especailly if you are using a 4K screen

Solution

One unsatisfactory solution is to change the resolution of your game.

Click on the three dots in the upper right corner and choose game options. On the tab Graphics change the resolution. 1920×1080 for example would be a good resolution for 16:9 screens.

Unfortunately, it’s not always really what you want, then at the end of the day, you want to take advantage of that great resolution your screen offers you. The game offers the option, to change the size of the UI to the way you like it. Be aware though that this will not only change the size of the UI but also all menus throughout the game.

Steps

How to manipulate the options.ini file
  1. Make sure the game is closed
  2. Navigate to your user folder in the file system and find the file Options.ini. If you have known extensions hidden you will only see the file as Options.
  3. Right-Click on the file and choose: Open with and then Editor (you can use any text editor of your choosing).
  4. Change the desired options
  5. Save your changes. Make sure, Windows doesn't add a txt as extension. The file needs to say an ini file and needs to have the corresponding icon.
  6. Start the game.
  1. Search for the line: uiscale = 100 and change the value to your liking. Values smaller than 100 make the UI bigger, bigger values make it smaller. I would recommend 50 as value if your UI was too small and 200 if it was too big.
  2. Start the game and check if you like the result. If not, go back to the file and change the value until you find one you like.