The Sims Medieval

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The Sims Medieval
The Sims Medieval cover
Developers
The Sims Studio
OS X TransGaming Inc.
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
The Sims 3 Engine
Release dates
Windows March 22, 2011
macOS (OS X) 2011
The Sims Medieval at Wikipedia
The Sims
Subseries of Sim
The Sims 2000
The Sims Online 2002
The Sims 2 2004
The Sims Stories (series)
MySims 2008
The Sims 3 2009
The Sims Medieval 2011
The Sims 4 2014

Key points

This game uses a slightly modified version of the The Sims 3 engine and most fixes and some mods for it also work here.

General information

Official Website (archived)
The Sims Medieval Official Forums
The Sims Wikia entry
The Sims Medieval Wikia entry
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SecuROM 8 DRM.
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Origin
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Windows
macOS (OS X)

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Pirates & Nobles
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Version differences[edit]

The Sims Medieval Deluxe edition contains both the base game and the Pirates & Nobles DLC.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patch 2.0 is the latest patch available.
The patch notes can be found here here.
Patch 2.0 doesn't work on Windows 8

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/102820/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/102820/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Origin
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
UI does not scale with resolution and is extremely small in 4K.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Can be forced in driver control panel
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Can be forced through graphics card control panel.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
No mouse acceleration.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 5.1 when zoomed in.
Subtitles
No intelligible dialog. All in-game dialog uses the fictional Simlish language.
Closed captions
Sound effects accompanied by visual effects.
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

You can find various fixes in this Troubleshooting FAQ

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 2.0
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3 Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 2400+
Intel Pentium 4 2.6 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 4000+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 1.5 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5.3 GB 6.3 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce FX 5900
ATI Radeon 9500
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
Shader model 2.0 support
Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
ATI Radeon HD 4870
512 MB of VRAM
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.5.8 10.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 1.5 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5.3 GB 6.3 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/102820/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (102820) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References