How to fix Sims 4 error code 510?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

Sims 4 error code 510 is an error that can occur when trying to install or update the game. This error is usually caused by a corrupt or missing game file.

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1. Try restarting your computer and opening the game again

  1. Press the power button to turn on your computer.
  2. When the computer starts up, open the Start menu and click on the All Programs menu.
  3. Find the Sims 4 game and click on it.
  4. Click on the “Sims 4” icon on the desktop.
  5. Select the “Settings” option from the menu that appears.
  6. Click on the “Debug” tab.
  7. In the “Console” window, type “start Sims 4” and press the “Enter” key.
  8. If the game is started successfully, the message “No errors” will appear in the console. If there are errors, they will be listed in the console.
  9. To stop the game, type “stop Sims 4” and press the “Enter” key.
  10. Close the “Console” window.
  11. Restart your computer.
  12. Open the game again and try to fix the errors.

2. Update your game to the latest version

  1. Go to your game folder on your computer.
  2. Open the "update.exe" file.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the update.
  4. If you are prompted to restart your computer, do so.
  5. Once the update is installed, go to the "Sims 4" game folder and start the game.
  6. If the game does not start, try reinstalling it.

3. Delete the localthumbcache.package file

  1. Launch the Sims 4 game and go to the My Computer tab.
  2. In the Folder column, click on C:
  3. In the File column, click on localthumbcache.package
  4. Right-click on localthumbcache.package and select Delete.
  5. Click Yes in the confirmation window.

Some users might also have success with the following opitons:

  1. Delete the Sims 4 folder in Documents.
  2. Run the game in Compatibility Mode.
  3. Disable your antivirus software temporarily.
  4. Reinstall the game.