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Fixed: Sims 4 pixelated mess

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Sims 4 pixels

The Sims 4 has been released into the wild and getting plenty of people excited and happy. Darryn is busy torturing our simulated replicas and I’m a bit too afraid to ask how it’s going. Some of you may be having an issue with growing pixellation in your Sims 4 experience, and here’s how to fix it.

At first, the blurring appears harmless as Player Attack reports. The usual modesty pixellation occurs when your Sim uses the toilet or takes a shower. However, this can then spread and eventually blur and block out the entire screen. Are you having this problem?

Then you’re a pirate.

That’s right, this was a little present to the numerous Sims pirates – a special gift from Maxis. Not only do pirates get a blurry version of the game, when they take to EA’s Sims 4 forum to complain about the problem, they are outed as pirates. Well done, Maxis.

Sims games have been notoriously popular with pirates and I actually really like this approach. Pirates can still play the game, and use it for demo purposes. I don’t have a problem with people trying out a game and then deciding to buy it if they like it, but this way it forces pirates to decide and prevents them from enjoying the full game without dishing out the cash. It’s craft and cool and is the approach to piracy that I like – recognize that it will happen and make a specific plan.

So, if you’re having a problem where your Sims 4 becomes a pixellated mess, it’s time for you to pay for the full game.

Last Updated: September 5, 2014

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