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Can you play SIMS 4 on a Chromebook?

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As an avid gamer, you may be wondering about the possibility of playing SIMS 4 on a Chromebook. Chromebooks are sleek laptops that are designed for normal day-to-day usage without burning a hole in your pockets.

In this article, we will delve into the compatibility of SIMS 4 with Chromebook and explore various workarounds so that you can enjoy that game on this device.

Can you play SIMS 4 on a Chromebook?

The short and direct answer is no, you cannot play SMIS 4 on a Chromebook.

This is because SIMS 4 is not compatible with ChromeOS, the operating system that runs on Chromebook.

SIMS 4 runs on Windows or MacOS and also requires a decent amount of processing power and storage space which the Chromebooks usually lack.

Chromebooks are designed to run web-based applications and store most of their data on the cloud, which makes them unsuitable for heavy gaming.

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Alternative SIMS games on Chromebook

Although SIMS 4 is unplayable on Chromebook, you can still enjoy SIMS gaming on your Chromebook with the two mobile versions:

  • The SIMS FreePlay
  • The SIMS Mobile

These games are designed for touch-enabled devices and can be downloaded from Google Play Store.

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Workaround to play SIMS 4 on Chromebook: Using Chrome Remote Desktop

If you are still adamant about playing SIMS 4 on your Chromebook, there is a workaround that you can try if you are willing to do through some extra steps and have access to another computer.

This method involves the use of Chrome Remote Desktop, a feature that lets you remotely access another computer from your Chromebook.

First, you will need to install SIMS 4 on a Windows or Mac computer that meets the game’s requirements and then connect it to your Chromebook via Chrome Remote Desktop.

Note: Both devices must be on the same internet connection for this method to work.

Here are the steps to play SIMS 4 on a Chromebook using a Chrome Remote Desktop:

  • Start by downloading the Chrome Remote Desktop application on both your Windows or Mac computer and your Chromebook. You can find the application on Google Play Store.
  • Pair your Windows or Mac computer and your Chromebook through the Chrome Remote Desktop application. You will need to sign in with the same Google account on both devices and follow the instructions on the screen.
  • When you are done, start a remote session with the Windows or Mac computer from the Chromebook using the app.
  • Launch SIMS 4 on your Windows or Mac computer and play it via your Chromebook.

This way, you can technically play SIMS 4 on a Chromebook. But keep in mind that this is not an official or optimal way to do so. You may experience lags or glitches and the graphics quality will be sub-par.

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Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: [email protected]