The Sims 4

The Sims 4: New Update + Patch Notes! (April 13th, 2017)

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The Sims Team has released a brand new Update for The Sims 4!

To download the latest version of The Sims 4, simply open your Origin program and if the game doesn’t update automatically, right click on The Sims 4 and select ”Update”.

In case you have Mods or Custom Content, the game will automatically disable them for you after first launching The Sims 4 after the update. To re-enable all your Mods and Custom Content, select the Settings option in the Menu and select Settings. Under the”Other” section you’ll find the ”Enable Custom Content and Mods” option. Check it and restart your game in order for it to take effect!

Patch Notes

Update: 04/13/2017 – PC Version 1.29.69.1020 / Mac Version 1.29.39.1220

Hey PlantSimmers!

Are you feeling green? Ready to let the sun invigorate you? Do you see magic beans in your sleep? Is Jack your favorite name? Ivy? Or Audrey… too?

Or maybe, you just have your own seed to bear… fruit to pluck… rings to count… er… plant related story to tell. Well, now you can, because the PlantSim Challenge has sprouted!

  • Look, plant + sprout is a required pun, I really didn’t have a choice in the matter.

So, How do you get started?

Head on in to the game, and give Jasmine a call. She’ll tell you all about the challenge, and give you your very own Magic PlantSim Stump!

  • Yes, a stump.
    • Yes, the bottom part of a tree after it’s been cut down… typically dead.
      • Yes, it’s not very eco-friendly.
        • But, it’s Magic!
          • Yes, a magic stump…

To continue… the Magic PlantSim Stump will hold the Magic Beans, that you get from talking with the PlantSims that wander around during the day. There will be 6 beans to collect (Uncomfortable, Playful, Confident, Angry, Sad, and Flirty), and will require that you get a PlantSim into the corresponding emotion to acquire.

Once placed into the stump, give it a little water, and watch the…

  • Magic? You’re going to say magic aren’t you?
    • No. … I was going to say… the tree grow. Yep.
      • Tree? Uh huh…
        • Yea, the… Mystical Magic Bean Portal Tree.
          • Riiight

Once the Mystical Magic Bean Portal Tree appears…

  • What about the Mystical Arcane Unknowable Magic Bean Portal Tree?

… *sigh* it will open up a portal…

  • A magic portal?

… a portal will open once a day, where you can send your Sim, and find the Forbidden Fruit.

  • It is magically delicious fruit?

Ok, fine! Eat the fruit, you’re a PlantSim for five days! You no longer have to worry about bladder, but you need sunlight and water to survive, and you get a bonus to your gardening.

  • Woah, woah… woah. Only five days?

Eat another fruit. Let’s just get to the issues…

General Issues

  • Sims aged up from toddler to adult, will now have an appropriately sounding voice.
    • Toddler.
      • I used to write the word ‘toddler’ and this giant censor would appear out of nowhere. Still getting used to it… toddler?
        • Toddler, toddler, toddler, toddler.
          • Plum yea!
            • Just checking if the censor is still there.
  • We fixed an issue that could occur when re-loading a lot, that would prevent exterior puddles from disappearing. Exterior water puddles will once again disappear over time.
    • Being that the source of most exterior Sim puddles is from…
      • Speaking of which… do you change the clothes of your Sim after a bladder fail? Or do you just let them shake it off?

Outdoor Retreat

  • We addressed a clipping issue that occurs with yfBottom_GP01ShortBucklet when paired with certain shirts.
    • Is clipping an inside baseball term?
      • Is inside baseball an inside baseball term?

Vampires

  • Vampires will no longer attempt to break into community lots, thus preventing you from leaving… the community lot, going home, visiting a friend, returning to take care of your kids, starting your work day, gym-hopping, taking that camping trip, meeting your date for dinner…
    • Well, essentially travel… you can’t travel.
      • Now you can… visit your friends, or go h… er travel.
  • We also addressed an issue that could lock you out of your own home upon returning to your lot, if it has a vampire skulking about.
    • And yes, skulk is the proper term to use when an individual is hanging out on your home lot hoping to take a bite from your neck.
      • If they were seeking a little TLC, the proper term would be Creep.
      • If they sought to break into a maximum security prison where a world leader had mistakenly taken refuge, the proper term would be Snake.

May your PlantSims flourish,

-SimGuruGnome

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    • Not quite. PlantSims were first added into TS4 through Cool Kitchen Stuff, but also as a temporary buff. This version is a longer buff than the ice cream one I think, but still no permanent PlantSims yet. *Hopefully* they’ll add a permanent version at some point, but right now it’s all just temporary transformations.

  • “Being that the source of most exterior Sim puddles is from…”
    This is going to be some extremely wishful thinking, but that sure makes me think of rain. I know he goes directly into bladder failiure, but I’ve never once seen my Sims fail their bladder outside (They almost always do it in the living room).

  • Hello, I’m new to this whole thing and I can seem to find the “help/report issues” tab. After this update came out, some of the computer generated sims are bald and topless. I’m not sure why, but I can’t find a patch. I know this is probably in the wrong place, but it did deal with update. Sorry!