The Sims 4

The Sims 4: New Update! (May 17th, 2016)

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The Sims Team has released a brand new Update for The Sims 4, addressing some of the bugs in the game.

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: 05/17/2016 – PC Version 1.18.64.1020 / Mac Version 1.18.64.1220

Hey Simmers,

Keeping this update short and neat. Just letting a couple hairs hang out on this one, not an “Einstein head buried in a complicated encryption issue, hands in the hair, letting the strands fall where they may” kind of release, but a we had a bunch of backend issues to address (not called out here, because ‘brain hurts’), and a few bits of this and that. So, with that in mind…

  • We addressed an issue where the Tragic Clown hair was randomly appearing on townies who were not the Tragic Clown. As much as we love this hair, it is a bit of an oddity to see haphazardly on Bob or Jane the neighbor as they jog on by.
    • The Tragic Clown hair will no longer randomly appear on your friends and neighbors… unless you want it to.
  • Several interactions on the computer for children now properly display a skill icon to communicate why the interaction is present (unlocked because of a skill), or what the interaction will benefit for your child (raise a skill when performed).
  • Children will now gain social motive when an adult reads to them.
    • Adults may gain frustration as their child asks for “Just one more.”
    • “Just one more” interaction is only present in the IRL version.
  • Chatting with Sims on the Slablet will now build relationship with that Sim.
    • …because all Sims are Sims. As the song says “Sims are Sims so why should it be, that those Sims should have gotten along so awfully…” on the Slablet.
      • Ok, so maybe that wasn’t exactly the song’s lyrics, BUT if the writer had known about the Slablet, I’m sure it would have changed everything… a whole new mode.
  • Masterbedroom will no longer be blocked by the profanity filter when sharing to the Gallery.
    • Masterbathroom you’re next.
  • Addressed an issue that could cause a Sims shadow to flicker when in a low light room.
  • Added a blank line between each release note, in order to elongate the visual impact of the release notes.
  • Napping in a hot tub will now properly trigger Ultra Speed.
    • Napping in a hot tub is not recommended because you know… water.
  • We addressed an issue preventing the completion of the Be Parent to a Child with 3 Friends aspiration goal.
  • Edge scrolling now functions in windowed full screen mode.
    • You can find the option to turn on or off Edge Scrolling in the Options Menu (ESC) under the Game Options / Game Camera tab.
  • We fixed an issue where photographs placed on a lot could incorrectly flag the lot as having CC when shared to the Gallery.
    • This will correct the issue for creations going forward.
  • Ending a sentence with a preposition is bad, according to my 4th grade teacher, about from except with upon toward among.

Here’s to hoping your days are counted in Sim days (because then you’d get to live 3,011,903,080,114,070,519,031,513,091,407 nanoseconds on average),

-SimGuruGnome

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Jovan Jovic

Founder of the Sims Community website. I do plenty of things around here including writing articles such as "Top 10 Disney Princesses in The Sims", social media management, video content creation, streaming and more!

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