The Sims 4

The Sims 4: New Update + Patch Notes! (September 12th, 2017)

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: 09/12/2017 – PC Version 1.34.18.1020 / Mac Version 1.34.18.1220

Aroooo Simmers,

Ok, it’s a little early to jump into the pet puns… sure it’s been ruff, but if we all keep trying to hold on to that feline, I’m sure we can mutt’le through. Just a little bite longer, before you too can fetch your very own pets. O – kay? Nine… eight… ah, a countdown just breeds melan-collie… So instead, let’s all raise a hound of appawse, and heel in for a few issues we retrieved, and try to think pawsitively until pets is pup and running!

THE NEW

New Create a Sim assets:

  • For adults – a hair, necklace, jacket, and pants, full body outfit, and top.
  • For children – a top, and bottom

New objects:

  • Some architectural pieces – fence, chimney, 2 windows, and an awning.
  • And some objects – a mirror, bed, chair, living chair, sofa, potted plant, and a duck.
    • Yes… a duck, it’s wooden.

We have also made some small Gallery changes. When you are viewing the catalog details page for a catalog item in the Gallery:

  • The comments section will always be visible on the right side.
  • The catalog information will always be visible on the left.
  • And Information about what packs are used by the catalog item will now be found along the top of the information and comments section.

THE ISSUES

General

  • We addressed an issue…
  • We addressed an issue? Really… how many times have you used the phrase we addressed an issue? Stop addressing them and fix…
  • Woah, woah… we can’t use that word.
  • You can’t use the word “fix”?
  • Not when pets are just around the corner.
  • *sigh* As I was saying, WE ADDRESSED AN ISSUE that would cause an incorrect save to appear in the load menu, if you cancelled a Save As action or used Save As to overwrite an existing save.
      • Yaaaaaaaaaaaaawn.
  • We’re done here.
  • We fixed an issue that was preventing Sims from autonomously using the television if they did not own Movie Hangout Stuff.
  • I have decided not to add anything more to this issue in order to make the reading of these notes quick and easy, without padding any extra space by just randomly talking about nothing in parti…
  • Oh shh…

Toddler Stuff

·       We have improved the visuals around the ball pit.

o   The ball pit itself looks exactly like it did, we just made the area around the ball pit look better?

§  No!

o   We made the area around the ball pit look worse?

§  No, we improved the visuals of the ball pit.

o   Why did you say around?

§  It’s a common phrase… like killing time.

o   How could you?!

·       Toddlers will now be able to autonomously cancel their use of the ball pit if they chose to play within it autonomously.

Get to Work

·       The Be Prepared Security Gate can now be placed on tall, small, and in all between fence sizes.

City Living

·       The Tree in a Box now has category tags properly associated with it.

·       Sims with the isWeirdo and isCityRepair hidden traits will now properly age if they have been added to your family…

o   …via marriage, adoption, squatting, cheating, osmosis, merging, incorporation, bonding, bunching together, teaming up, tagging in, or any other means of joining, going in league with, wedding, binding, banding, plugging in, hooking up, fusing, coupling, associating, blending, joining the same bracket, or just tacking things together.

Thanks again for your time and mastiff amounts of feedback,

-SimGuru “the pet puns are only going to get worse” Gnome

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    • I know how you feel, there’s also the issue of jingles randomly playing since Parenthood came out, but apparently they’re aware of the jingle bug, so it may just be they’ve yet to find a solution to the Detective career bug, cos let’s be real, it’s quite a big issue.

  • Ever since I got the movie expansion pack my all tv and screens in fast forward are static u can only see hescreena when it is on the slowest speed please fix it I keep hoping u will

  • My vampires still wont come over when i invite them at night, your last update didn’t fix it, and my sims still do that thing where they just stand there not doing anything for hours, even though they have actions cued.

  • great fixes… new stuff a new bed…But still no bunk beds(for all ages) a new awning… how many people actually use them?, 2 things for kids, a new mirror and a wooden duck, probably just another decoration. When are we actually gonna get stuff we want? errrrrr.