As you will often find yourself moving objects in Sims 4, the game gives you the option of freeform placement through which you can just press the alt key to place the object. Unfortunately, most users have complained about the key suddenly not working. In case you are also struggling with the alt key, then this article should be of great help to you! Using the article, we will be listing some of the most effective ways how you can troubleshoot this. So, let’s get right into it!
Sims 4 Alt Not Working
1. Checking Your Keyboard’s Mapping
Most of the time, issues like this pop up when your keyboard key mappings are changed. For instance, it could be that the alt key’s function has been mapped to any other key on the keyboard, or hasn’t been mapped to any key at all.
To confirm this, you will have to manually check for all your keyboard mappings. Alternatively, you can also reset your keyboard’s controls to the default through the settings. This should bring back all the default key mappings after which it should start working again. More specifically, if you are using a Mac device, try accessing the Keyboard settings under System Preferences.
2. Repairing the Game
There’s a chance that this might also happen because of any missing or corrupted files on your computer. Though if that is so, then you should be able to get rid of the problem with quite an ease.
First, try accessing the launcher through which you play the game. Locate the Sims 4 in that launcher’s game library (i.e., Origin/Steam). Right-click on the game after which you should get an option of repairing the game. Once you hit repair, the game’s files will go under a scan as all the missing/corrupted files should automatically be downloaded.
3. Shifting the Camera Mode
Most users have mentioned how the Alt feature only works if they had shifted to the Sims 3 camera mode. But if you are already using that camera mode, then we recommend swapping to the Sims 4 camera instead.
In either case, you will have to go to your camera settings in the game. Under these settings, you should have an option to change to either of these settings.
4. Removing Mods
If you still haven’t got your key to be working, then there’s a chance that you might have a mod installed that is interfering with the key’s working. If that is so, then you will have to remove the mod from the game.
The Bottom Line:
Is your Sims 4 alt not working at all? You can try following the instructions that have been mentioned in the article above. Doing so should help you get a much better chance of resolving this particular problem.