The Sims 4

The Sims 4: New Update + Patch Notes! (November 15th, 2016)


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: 11/15/2016 – PC Version / Mac Version

Hello Simmers.  Happy November!  Did you know that today is National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day?  No? Well we did.  In honor of this momentous holiday we have “cleaned out” some issues:

General Issues:

  • Improved general performance when having a large number of files in the Tray folder.
  • Fixed an issue causing some save games to return immediately to the map screen when attempting to enter a lot.
  • Your paintings, photos and terrain paints will now persist when transferring from the Gallery.
  • Addressed an issue that was affecting some players’ saves where restaurants / retail lots could not be open/closed by pressing the open/closed button.
  • No more homey lot trait buff quickly cycling when performing related activities.
  • Stats for an adopted Sim appear in their Simology Panel.
  • All you kleptomaniacs out there:
    • If you don’t get caught, the stuff will now appear in your inventory.
    • If you do get caught, do the right thing.
  • Dance, dance to your heart’s content! But, when the music stops on the radio, so will your Sim.
  • Call Jasmine. It’s ok. She will no longer knock endlessly.
  • If you’re running Windows XP you can now use the Gallery again, but seriously, you should really consider upgrading.
  • Food can be dragged into all worlds now. Dragged food… sounds yummy.

Get to Work Issues, we addressed

  • The Police Chief is squeaky clean and is beyond reproach.  He can no longer be a suspect in a crime.

City Living Issues, we addressed

  • We have fixed the issue of babies getting stuck in apartments; stuck babies will be unstuck, and babies will hereby no longer get stuck again.  We hope… for everyone’s sake.
  • Festival, anyone?
    • Going to a festival, but worried about gaining weight?  No worries, Sims will no longer continuously order and eat food at the food stalls.  If you’ve already packed on those pounds… exercise, exercise, exercise.
    • More than one Sim in a household can now get festival whims when traveling to a festival, even if it has already begun.
    • Ladies, outdoor bathrooms are now open.
  • The Trophy of 73, which you can only get after winning 73 basketball competitions (there is really and truly no other way to get it), is no longer locked in Build Buy Mode.
  • Keep at it, you might catch the elusive Pufferfish in San Myshuno.
    • And now, all trait images will appear for a ghost who died by Pufferfish when you add the ghost to your household.
  • Politics buff now has words.  The best words.
  • If your child Sim is nice, and plays well with others, the neighbor child Sim might come over to visit.
  • Have no fear, you can ignore a neighbor’s complaint without affecting your relationship with your roomie. And, that’s not all… your Sim will listen to complaints and the interaction will not drop from the queue.

Be good to each other folks!


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  • Still doesn’t fix my problem. The game runs fine, my problem is in CAS. It freezes and unfreezes every 5 minutes. I have tried taking out my mods, and it still does it. I then tried a repair game, and it still does it. Also tries clearing out the cache files, and still does it. idk what else to do, and I certainly don’t want to uninstall and reinstall the game. I also bought a new graphics card in febuary, so I know that isn’t the problem either. *sighs*

    • that’s because of the Gallery internet connection, It does that, you have to turn it off, no worries you can enabled it back if you want to get some sims,lots in the gallery…

      • Go figure. The one thing that I haven’t tried lol thanks Hun it helped my game. Who would have thought that being online would cause issues? :P

        • yeah, it also cause a music issue, what I got is, when the music is about to end and you re-enable live mode just the right moment, it will cause the build/buy mode music to play endlessly in live mode, until you restart the game the problem will be solved, I got the problem thrice now…..

  • I still have problems when it comes to traveling and loading screens. It just crashes and I have repair twice. Also uninstalled and reinstalled and contacted EA. Can’t enjoyed City Living because of it.

  • Why didn’t they fix the lag problem, so many people are having this issue!!! Its so hard to play when your sim gets stuck in an action (as such but not limited to: cleaning up or gardening) and will stay there for hours. >:(

  • For the love of baby J can you guys fix the problem where Sims grab water constantly?! My neighbor I gave a key to stopped by for a visit and had FOUR glasses back to back. It’s ridiculously annoying.

  • My daughter has Sims 4, but after updating to 1.24, the game is not running. When she starts it, she gets a message, that it cannot run with her graphics card. No problems before 1.24.
    She has an HP-laptop with a Radeon HD 8500M graphics card.
    Anyone has any suggestions?