How To Record Sims 4 Gameplay
Sims 4 is one of the most popular simulation games, because of the realistic graphics that it offers. As a way to share the love of the game, most Sims 4 players will choose to record gameplay and then share the video on YouTube or any other social media sites.
But to successfully record gameplay, you will need a screen recording tool with the necessary features to capture all the graphics that make Sims 4 so popular, without compromising on the quality of the video. In this article, we will take a look at the best tools to record high-quality Sims 4 gameplay.
Part 1 Record Sims 4 with Built-in Camera
Sims 4 is one of the few games that comes with a built-in recording function. This means that you can record gameplay without needing to install any recording software on your computer. The function is very easy to use; just follow these simple steps;
Step 1: Open Sims 4 on your computer and when prompted, confirm the recording option- “Game Option/Video Capture.” Choose “High” or “Not Compressed” as the quality and disable the “UI Sound” to avoid capturing computer sounds.
Step 2: Press the “TAB” key on your keyboard to close the UI to make capturing more flexible. You can use the mouse to move around and use the “W”, “A”, “S” and “D” keys to move the camera. Use the “Z” and “X” keys to zoom in and out.
Step 3: Use the “V” key to start the recording. When the recording is complete, use the “V” key again to stop the recording. The video will be saved in the "Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Recorded videos" folder.
Part 2 Record Sims 4 Gameplay with DemoCreator
If you are looking for a solution that will give you more options when it comes to features and functionality, DemoCreator is a better tool. This desktop screen recorder is designed to record gameplay videos without losing the quality of the video.
And it also has a very simple-to-user interface that makes it an easy solution. Here’s how to use it to record Sims 4 gameplay;
Step 1: Run the Program
Once installation is complete, open Wondershare DemoCreator and in the main window, select “Capture” to begin the process,
Step 2: Configure the Settings
In the next window, you will see a number of options to configure the settings. The following are just some of the options you have;
Here, select “Game” and then choose the game you will be recording (in this case Minecraft) and then select the frame rate to use.
Since we are recording gameplay, it would be a good idea to record the Computer Audio. So, go ahead and set that to “Capture”
If you would like to include commentary with your recording, you should also set “Microphone” to “Capture”
The camera setup may not be relevant when recording gameplay. It is therefore a good idea to leave these settings to default.
Step 3: Record Minecraft Gameplay
Then when you’re ready, click on “Capture” to begin recording.
The program will start a 3 second countdown before the actual recording begins.
You can use the “F10” key on your keyboard to stop the recording or the “F9” key to pause the recording.
Part 3 Record Sims 4 Games with FBX
FBX is a free solution that allows you to record gameplay in high quality. It is highly effective and very easy to use; just follow these simple steps;
Step 1: Download and install FBX on to your computer. Launch it after installation and then click on the “Capture” section of the “Settings” tab. Here, choose “Game capture mode.”
Step 2: Open Sims 4 and you should see the FBX overlay appear at the top of the screen. You can change the location of this overlay in the “Overlay (HUD)” section of the “Settings” tab,
Step 3: To start the recoding process, use the “Ctrl + F12” hotkey om your keyboard. An indicator will appear in the overlay, indicating that the recording has begun. You should also see the duration of the recoding by default, although this can also be changed in the “Overlay (HUD)” settings.
Step 4: To end the recording process, use the same “Ctrl +F12” hotkey again and a message will popup indicating that the video has been saved.
The recording will appear in the “Recordings” tab and you can click on it to preview it.
Part 4 Fun Challenges to Play in Sims 4
Sims players are also known for creating fun challenges aimed at changing up the normal gameplay and make the game more enjoyable. The following are some of the most fun challenges to play in Sims 4;
1. The Legacy Challenge
This is one of the oldest SIM 4 challenges that players have been taking part in for years. The rules are as follows;
- A player creates a Sim of their choice and move it onto the largest empty lot. But they can only start only $10,000 simoleons.
- The founder will build the house and wealth and then procreate and create a second generation.
- Then play in the single family for 10 generations, with each generation having different flavors that can be added to the challenge to make it more exciting.
This challenge is fun as you can play especially since you can play through one bloodline, grow your wealth steadily and watch your family grow.
2. The Decades Challenge
This challenge is focused on American life from 1890 -to the present. The player starts off in 1890 and can only marry in their own ethnicity and the opposite gender. Everything must match the decade you’re in. For instance, in 1890, there is no access to electricity and the furniture must be made of wood. By the 1920’s women are allowed to have a job, although n the 1930s everyone loses their job, thanks to the great depression. The decades much on, each corresponding to the real-life challenges of the time until you get to the current decade.
This one is certainly challenging, although it can be a lot of fun, depending on the decade you are in. It does also involve downloading additional custom content to play.
3. The Black Widow Challenge
As the name suggests, the main challenge here is to marry a male Sims, kill him and inherit all his money. You start off as a young female Sim with materialistic, but also romantic traits. She is allowed to move around the house, but cannot use any cheats for money. She is also not allowed to work; all her money must come from the inheritance.
Her challenge is to meet and marry a male Sim, host a dinner to show off her new partner, but meet a new romantic interest. She then invites the new partner to her house and gets caught cheating. She then needs to find a way to kill her husband and marry the new love interest. To win, you must have a number of tombstones on the lot.
4. Homeless Challenge
If you would like a challenge that is a bit challenging, the Homeless challenge is a good one. To start, make a single Sim, who can be male or female, move them to an empty lot and then use cheats to take away all their money. The Sim cannot have a job, but must basically live off the land gardening, fishing and rummaging through the trash to earn a living. They can also beg for money or play musical instruments for tips.
They must also sleep on park benches and use public toilets until you allow them to start building a home. The challenge ends when the Sim has managed to save $5000 and built a basic house.
5. Apocalypse Challenge
In this challenge, the world has been wiped out after a nuclear war. Your Sim has survived and their challenge is to survive in their bomb shelter until they die of old age. The first thing to do is to create Sim and a shelter, that is only a single room to hold only the basic necessities.
The Sim is not allowed to leave the lot because of the nuclear fallout caused by the war. If the Sim dies for any other reason, other than old age, you lose.
Sim 4 is one of the most popular simulation games in the market right now and by recording tour gameplay, you can share the game with other players. The above three options above offer the best solutions to record Sims 4 gameplay in high-quality easily and quickly.