Sims 4 Horse Ranch Expansion: How to Fix Missing Text on Steam

Learn how to get your text back in The Sims 4 Horse Ranch Expansion!

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If you bought The Sims 4 Horse Ranch Expansion Pack, you might be wondering how to fix the missing text issue on Steam. For $39.99, a lot of players were unpleasantly surprised by the product they received lacking text for almost every interaction that Horse Ranch was supposed to include. This resulted in the pack opening to Mostly Negative reviews on Steam, since having missing text is kind of a big deal.

Sims 4 Horse Ranch Expansion: How to Fix Missing Text on Steam

  • An update has been rolled out that should install automatically
  • If the update doesn’t automatically install, you have to reinstall the DLC

The Sim Community Lead EA_Cade responded on the official forums about the missing text issue in Horse Ranch.

Steam players: You should be prompted to update the game at this time, but if not you can untick the DLC in the DLC manager, then check the box again to re-download.


He directs this part to Steam players, like me, specifically because playing The Sims through Steam isn’t the originally intended platform for the game, and EA has more control over their own game app than they do with Steam.

Hopefully, the update works for you, if not, then reinstalling the DLC might be your only option.

Now that you know how to fix the missing text issue with The Sims 4 Horse Ranch Expansion Pack on Steam, you might be having problems with other bugs or glitches, but while waiting for the next patch, you can check out more guides like how to increase your household size beyond 8 or all ways to kill a Sim.

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