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[New] How to Record Sims 4 on Windows and Mac

Vanessa Chiang Updated on Jun 25, 2021|   min read

If you love simulation-based games, you must have heard of Sims 4, which is well-known thanks to all the close to real-life scenarios and tools it offers. This post will guide you through it if you want to share your Sims 4 video on social media websites such as YouTube and Facebook.

Using the screen recording software we will mention in this post, you can conveniently capture the video and edit it in only a few clicks. Then you will be able to share how you build a house, create a character, and so on.

How to Record Sims 4 Gameplay on Windows PC

When you plan to record Sims 4 on Windows PC, all you need is a screen recorder that can smoothly and conveniently record gameplay. This section will guide you through recording Sims 4 on PC using EaseUS RecExperts and Xbox Game Bar.

How to Record Sims 4 with EaseUS RecExperts for Windows

This is an easy-to-use screen and game recording software that can record high-quality videos at variable frame rates. The game recording is the highlight of its functions, and it can record one game window or full screen or partial as you need it. Sims 4 supports 60 FPS gameplay, and the recorder can record at 60FPS, which means you will have a smooth video output without any jitter.

Besides that, you can also use it to record green screen webcam. This is really beneficial for YouTubers who take gameplay videos with real-time comments. They can easily record their webcam and change the green background using video editing software. If you want to record some other games, it's helpful as the same. When steam record video, this game recorder must be the most suitable choice.

Key Features:

  • Frame rate options make sure the game syncs with the FPS
  • Support Webcam recording along with the gameplay
  • Record streaming audio on many platforms
  • Noise cancellation and audio boost
  • Floating toolbar and keyboard support changing options while recording

Download this powerful gameplay recorder to record Sims 4 now.

Steps to Record Sims 4 Gameplay:

Step 1. Launch the game you're about to record and then open up EaseUS RecExperts. There are four optional modes on the main interface. Choose the "Full Screen" to continue.

record the game

Step 2. If you want to adjust the settings according to your needs, click on the "Settings" button on the right side. You can customize the output folder, output format, and quality of the recordings. Moreover, don't forget to select a suitable frame rate as it will ensure you record the game without lag.

game recording settings

Step 3. And then, a floating toolbar will appear, and you can pause or stop the recording. Besides that, the camera icon enables you to take a screenshot, and the timer icon enables you to stop the recording automatically.

game record

Step 4. After saving the recorded gameplay video, a media player will pop up. It gives you a built-in tool to trim the recording, extract audio from the video, add an opening & ending part. You can find the tool on the bottom of the player.

game recording file share

How to Record Sims 4 with Game Bar

Windows 10 offers a built-in screen recording tool—Game Bar. It is an Xbox App tool that allows recording almost anything on the screen, including Sims 4 gameplay. It can automatically identify games, and once you have Sims 4 installed, it will automatically appear in the menu. The game bar also allows you to connect music services such as Spotify so you can play with music in the background.


  • High-definition recording for gameplays 
  • Support platforms like Steam, Twitch, Discord, and more
  • Instantly check how the video will look on large displays
  • Keep a tab on performance, i.e., CPU, GPU usage

Steps to Record Sims 4 with Xbox Game Bar:

Step 1. Launch Sims 4 and get to the point at which you plan to record it. In case there is an update, make sure to update it to the latest version for any interruption within the game—next, press Win + G to bring up the game bar.

game bar record sims settings

Step 2. Configure Microphone, Sound settings, chat, and everything else crucial for your recording. Look at all the widgets available, and make sure the setup is now ready to record the game.

game bar record sims - record settings

Step 3. Click on the record button in the capture section. You can also use Win + Alt + R to start recording.

game bar - record sims gameplay

Step 4. Once done, click on the stop button on the floating button to stop recording. To stop the recording using the keyboard, use the same keyboard shortcut used to start recording.

How to Record Sims 4 Gameplay Mac

On Mac, there are also two available game recorders for Sims 4 recording. Read the introductions in this part and choose the one you like. 

Record Sims 4 Gameplay with EaseUS RecExperts for Mac

This is a lightweight but competent screen recording program on Mac. If you are not very familiar with game recording operations, this recorder can avoid many problems for you. Its simple and clean interface allows users to find the tool you want quickly, even you are a beginner. Moreover, its flexibility in choosing the recording region enables you to record any part of the gameplay you like.

You can also schedule recording. For instance, you can set the recording length as 30 minutes or 60 minutes, and the recording will end automatically when it reaches the time limit so that you don't need to wait for a long time to stop the recording. If you want to record gameplay on iPhone or iPad, you only need to mirror the iOS device screen to Mac using EaseUS RecExperts, and it can capture the contents you would like to record.

Key Features:

Don't miss this powerful recorder. Download it and record Sims 4 now.

Steps to Record Sims 4 on Mac:

Step 1. Download and launch EaseUS RecExperts on your Mac computer. Click on the "Screen" button in the Video tab.

Open EaseUS RecExperts

Step 2. Click on the "Size" option to choose the recording area. Here you can record your full screen or capture part of the screen by clicking the "Custom" button. You also can select the quality of the recorded video in advance or configure some basic options, like the shortcut and location. 

Select the recoridng area

Step 3. If you want to capture screen and audio simultaneously, you can click "Audio Sources" to select an audio source. Besides, you can adjust the volume by hitting the sound icon at the bottom.

Record screen with audio

Step 4. Once done, click the big red circle button to begin your recording. It will capture anything displayed on your Mac screen. When you are done, click the stop button to end the recording. Then you can watch the recorded video in the preview window. If you are satisfied with it, you can export it as an MP4 or GIF file flexibly.

Export the recorded video

Record Sims 4 Gameplay with OBS Studio

OBS or Open Broadcast Software is open-source software that has been built for recording and streaming. The software allows you to create scenes where you can choose multiple sources, setup audio sources, and so on. If you are ever planning to merge multiple videos or use the webcam during recording, this is the place to configure. The software is not heavy on the CPU, which makes it a great recording software.


  • Support multiple video recording sources
  • Real-time video and audio capturing and mixing
  • Scene creation supports switching between different types of game recording
  • Per-source filters such as noise gate and noise suppression

Steps to Record Sims 4 Using OBS:

Step 1. The first thing to do is set up the scene and sources for it. The configuration panel offers both of them at the bottom. Once you have set up the scene's name, click on sources, right-click and add a new one. In the pop-up screen, select Sims 4 Game application. Make sure to check the option to stretch the image to screen for full-screen recording.

obs sims 4 game recording setup

Step 2. Next, you should configure the Encoding settings. It would help if you unchecked the "Use CBR" option, configure quality balance, bitrate, buffer size, and apply. Switch to Video settings and set the resolution and FPS. Similar to this, configure audio settings for the best quality. Lastly, look at the advanced sections to configure video, network, and change as per the need.

obs sims 4 network settings

Step 3. To get started, click on the Preview Stream. A red outline will appear, which you can configure and adjust. Finally, start recording, and once done, you are ready with the recording.

obs sims 4 game recording

How to Record Sims 4 with Built-in Camera

Sims 4 offers the built-in feature to record the gameplay. However, it is limited to a few minutes as it was built to record moments of the gameplay. It supports hotkeys for creating movies, and they are accommodating.


  • Quickly switch between different views
  • Hotkeys are available
  • Memorize scenes to make sure the camera positions are correct
  • Flexibility to create a movie timeline

Steps to Record Sims 4 Using Built-in Camera:

Step 1. Launch the Sims 4 game and select the screen recording function under the game option or video capture. Next, select the video quality, choose the sound option.

Step 2. Using the keyboard, press Tab to enable the camera mode. Then press any of the WASD keys to move the camera in different directions. Once done, you can use the numbers 5,6,7,8,9 on the keyboard to memorize the scene.

Step 3. Use the key V to start recording, and once done, press it again to stop. Do note that you can only record for a few minutes only.


We mentioned four methods to record Sims 4 in this post, and you can also use those ways to record other games you like in only a few clicks. Among all those recorders above, EaseUS RecExperts is the most competent one since it can simultaneously meet your needs in screen recording and video editing. Download it and have a try now.

FAQs About Record Sims 4 on Windows and Mac

Here are answers to some of the common questions asked when it comes to recording Sims 4.

1. How do you record gameplay on Origin?

You can use any game recording software such as OBS Studio to record Origin Game.

2. How do you make a stop motion on Sims 4?

You will have to use the Sims 4 built-in camera and memorize feature to record stop motion in Sims 4.

3. How do you record the video on Sims 4?

You can use the built-in camera to record high-quality video.

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author Vanessa Chiang

Vanessa Chiang

With the interest in English writing and computer technology, Vanessa chose to be an editor in EaseUS. She is professional in video and audio topics, including video & audio editing, converting, and recording. Vanessa will keep writing to help people solve problems.

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