The Sims 4

The Sims 4: New Update + Patch Notes (June 23rd, 2016)


The Sims Team has released a brand new Update for The Sims 4! Not only are they fixing some of the game bugs, but they’re also introducing a new ‘Monster under the Bed’ feature!

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: 06/23/2016 – PC Version / Mac Version

How do Simmers!

Just about the end of June… Summer is in full swing… what better time than now for a release?!

What’s New?

Did you see something? Over there… peeking out from under the bed. Not if you aren’t a kid!

Children however might find themselves awakened at night to the eerie sounds of a monster lurking beneath their bed. Fear not brave ones, a quick spray of monster repellent will get the pesky critter to creep away (you can also pre-spray like any properly working repellent).

But… why be afraid, when you can be friends! Children can spend a little time trying to get to know the bed bound beastie, and maybe make a new friend.

Of course, perhaps you just don’t want your kiddies to worry. Place “Coolala, The Defender Wall Light” to keep the monster at bay, and sleep tight, have a good night…. and know that the Monster Under the Bed is afraid of sunlight.

General Issues…

  • We fixed an issue that left our elders looking a bit more daw… er…ly morning of the dead than we wanted them to be… their age lines were quite pronounced. Elders should look less zombie and more walking alive.
  • The Days Until Age Up information in the Simology panel will now display no matter where you hover over the age bar.
    • Left side… right side… slightly off center… the Sims’ days are always numbered.
      • Do you think the Sim knows about their age countdown?
        • Do you think it’s Logans Run’esque, Terminator 2’ish, or maybe Paycheck’ian…
          • …not that anyone should reference Paycheck. But you know what, I liked Paycheck. There, I said it, and now you know.
        • “Eat” will no longer be called “Eat and Learn Experimental Food” on foods that are not experimental foods.
          • Also… quotations used “incorrectly” have been known to cause “confusion” and lead to the belief that “what the writer is writing” is intended sarcastically.
        • We fixed an issue with some assets that were incorrectly tagged as masculine or feminine, or that had their tags forgotten altogether. Specifically:
          • ymhair_Sp05LongFront is now tagged as masculine
          • ymTop_SP05Basic is now tagged as masculine
          • yfAcc_EarScoop is now tagged as feminine
          • yfBottom_EF10SwimBikiniMetalFront is now tagged as feminine
        • We fixed an issue that prevented Sims from being able to hire a mixologist to tend bar.
          • They are back, they are mixing…
          • …‘ologist’ refers to a person who studies or has knowledge of a particular kind of science.
            • And as much as I hoped… a tribologist does not actually study tribbles.

Spa Day…

  • Mud bathing Sims will no longer appear with random face paints.

Dine Out…

  • The hair ym_GP03SlickBackWavy will no longer have a bald spot on the back.
    • Implants are complete, all hair is 100% natural… no chemicals or artificial sweeteners have been added.
  • Net profit information will no longer improperly display when opening the View Last Finances report in your restaurant menu.
    • We fixed an issue that was causing the totals to add incorrectly each time the dialog was viewed.
  • We addressed an issue (Hello issue) that could cause restaurant advertising to have little or no effect upon the number of customers that would come to visit your establishment.

Get to Work…

  • We fixed an interface issue that made it appear retail stores would remain open when the Sim left the lot.
  • Patients should no longer reset when their doctor attempts to examine them or take their temperature.

Thank you again for your feedback, support, and issue reports – all of which keeps us moving along!


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  • This patch actually messed up my game, it’s all glitchy, nothing works, my sims just reset themselves and can’t/don’t do anything…

    • That last patch said they fixed a crash that happens shortly after the you start playing the game. I never had that issue till they supposedly fixed it now my game does nothing but blue screen, and I can’t even play. Im running virgin copy of the game. No mods or anything.

  • My game ran smoothly before the update with cc , now it’s very laggy and slow, I thought it was only me experiencing this. I will have to disable mods for the time being :)

  • I can’t even play my game. It takes over 10 minutes to load if I go somewhere, AND it’s so laggy once I do get there, it freezes my game. I’ve lost my recent sims twice now. /: Hopefully, they come out with a new update SOON. I miss my game..