The Sims 4: New Update + Patch Notes! (June 19th, 2018)

The Sims Team has released a brand new Update for The Sims 4 on PC and Mac!

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: 06/19/2018 – PC / Mac

Hello Simmers! SimGuruGrant here! This month’s update is a really big one with hundreds of tweaks, improvements, and fixes to a bunch of content in The Sims 4. Read below to catch up on some of the specific ones! SimGuruGnome is still off on assignment, so once again you’re stuck with boring old me. My apologies!

The Sims 4

  • Fixed numerous pieces of clothing that were not properly compatible or had graphical issues.
  • Fixed numerous issues related to having and interacting with a large number of objects in a Sim’s inventory.
  • Players used to be able to grab a Sim from the gallery randomly then immediately upload it BACK to the gallery, gaining sole credit. That is no longer the case.
  • We’ve been working with air traffic controllers, and as a result, birds are no longer flying through houses throughout the various worlds. It seems we were bird brains on this one.
  • The Welcome Wagon will no longer hide their fruitcake for themselves. When they come say hi, they totally will give you that fruit cake. Which your Sims may or may not hate.
  • Children no longer wake up in a panic every time they wake up. Now, only when there are monsters around.
  • You can now successfully complete the wedding event by having the newlyweds enjoy the first slice of cake!
  • Sims at a social event with failing needs will now properly return to their active lot when you tell them to do so as expected.
  • If a Sim dies while their roommate is off lot, when the roommate returns, they’ll be very sad.
  • If you try to add birthday candles to a cake, the tooltip tells you how to do so if it is currently on the wrong part of the table.
  • Active Sims won’t try to drink so dang much during a party. Once they have a refreshing beverage, they should be good.
  • The “Sims walking on their knees” issue has been fixed for toddlers who age up.
  • The Book of Life can now be read if it is bound to the same lot as the Sim trying to read it. You can now truly get a life, or at least read about it.
  • Custom Music should now work appropriately on all stereos.

Get to Work

  • Aliens and Vampires no longer adjust the colors of their beards and eyebrows when going to work. The office uniform policy has been updated.
  • Some of our fake, not approved doctors were assigning patients to beds that already had a patient in them. This is poor healthcare and we’ve fixed it.
  • You can now sell gardening produce and flowers at retail again.
  • The police chief can no longer be the suspect in a crime. OR CAN THEY? No, they can’t. We fixed it. Or…no seriously. Case closed.
  • Sims can now purchase items stored in the LICE Cold Retail Freezer on NPC owned retail stores.
  • Employee Sims will now clock in more reliably, and automatically be assigned a job task when they show up for work.
  • Doctors and Detectives will no longer receive the Go on Vacation whim so frequently.

Get Together

  • A Sim’s club progress no longer resets when transferring the Sim to a new household.

City Living

  • Sims who are resurrected after dying from eating poisonous Pufferfish Nigiri will no longer die when they eat anything else. Sorry, seems it took us longer to get all the poison out than we would have liked.
  • Sims listening to music via Earbuds (Fitness Stuff) will no longer cause a noise complaint from neighbors in the apartment.
  • Food Critics will no longer have conflicting experiences when reviewing food.
  • Squeamish Sims (Outdoor Retreat) are now properly affected by mice and natural dangers (Jungle Adventure).
  • Sims will now fall asleep after receiving the Zonked moodlet from the Bubble Blower.
  • Teenagers will no longer send inappropriate text messages regarding the Romance Festival.
  • The Scattered Panes windows now cast appropriate shadows.

Dine Out

  • New recipes from Cats & Dogs now function as expected in restaurants.

Perfect Patio Stuff

  • Uhntz uhntz uhntz uhntz ALL RADIOS CAN NOW PLAY THE ELECTRONICA STATION uhntz uhntz uhntz uhntz

Cats & Dogs

  • Male stall vendors who work in Brindleton Bay and San Myshuno no longer wear high heels. Nobody appreciates our fashion choices!
  • Vet clinic staff will now work AS EXPECTED even if a TV or computer are on the lot. We had to update our staff policy.
  • We unfloated the objects that were floating at the Pupperstone Park location.
  • Cats will no longer receive a Flirty Moodlet from Flirty Paintings. They’ll have to look elsewhere to find love. Mee-yow.
  • Spayed cats will no longer become pregnant after an adventure from the Free Spirit trait. Now they’re super fixed.
  • Pet toys will no longer stick to cats when they’re finished playing with them. They’ll stay on the floor, as they should!
  • Fixed situations where Sims were unable to adopt cats or dogs.
  • Sims who belong to played households can no longer be employed by the Vet Clinic.
  • Sims now face the right direction when fishing in Brindleton Bay. The water is thataway!

Romantic Garden Stuff

  • When a new child is successfully summoned using the Wishing Well, the child is now actually added to the household. The magic had to be tweaked, and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Vintage Glamour Stuff

  • We’ve added an interaction to send the Butler to sleep so that time will speed up when everyone in the household is now sleeping.
  • You can now remove Vanity Makeup with a new interaction on the vanity table.

Laundry Day Stuff

  • The maid will no longer put folded clothes back into the washer and dryer. They were just trying to help…badly.

Fitness Stuff

  • Earbuds now raise a Sim’s fun need while music is streaming directly into their ears.

Bowling Night Stuff

  • Sims can now socialize with each other while bowling, because it’s not like they’re breaking a sweat with rigorous athleticism.
  • Sims will level up their bowling skill more quickly now.
  • Sims can now choose between 3, 5, or 10 frame games of bowling, with the winning Sim’s score shown at the end of the game.

My First Pet Stuff

  • Sims, and especially pets, will now be a bit less obsessed with their rodents.
  • Sims who owned a rodent will become sad for a period of time when their rodent dies.


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  1. My game has been loading for the past 20 minutes after I have created a new household to play with. This was not the case before the patch. Is anyone else having issues?

    • You should report this to EA. I had a similar problem last year when cats & dogs came out. I couldn’t load any households and got an error code when I tried. I looked it up online and found a thread on EA help about the issue. A Simguru said, that they were already working on the issue and a few days later they patched it. That all had to do with the maximum Sims update though, as you got this error when you deleted households after it, like I and many others did.

      Since I couldn’t play anymore, I was terrified. I feared that I lost all of my 1000 + hours of progress. But then I discovered the “recover” feature you can use in the saves menu. It tries to bring the save back to a state, where everything still worked fine, so you should also try that. It worked for me and I only lost about 7 hours of gameplay.

      If that doesn’t help, try to repair your game through Origin.

      I hope you can play again soon.
      Happy Simming!

      • Ive had the same problem since the latest patch and I’m really nervous considering none of my households load. It Makes me feel better that I’m not the only simmer experiencing this issue. (not that I wish this problem on people). Were you Suggesting your problem was fixed before they patched the game or you had to wait? I’m really hoping to play again soon, considering I’ve just bought seasons and can’t play

        Thanks for reading my comment

    • Do you have mods? Like mc command centre, because those cause that you cant play anymore after the patch. You have to install the updated version of mccc and other mods that aren’t compatible with this patch. If you look up the simsvip you can find a page with all the mods and which work and dont work. I had the same problem bu after removing my mods and updating a few it worked again

    • I have the same issue but I think its possibly from my mods that aren’t updated, Im going to update them and hopefully it works!! U

  2. Hello
    Since this update I found that my toddler’s age has increased
    Before the age was 7 days and now 2 days later my toddler’s age has 7 days to go
    Has more days been added to the toddler? Or is it a glitch? Please fix

  3. ever since the update ive been getting this error code every time I try to actually play the game I will let me create a sim but not play

  4. Ever since I got the newest update (The one with the glass roofs) I can’t enter my households. When I click my sims household on the map, It will bring me to the loading screen to get there. Then when the loading screen finishes, my screen brings me to the view of all the different worlds I can play in (willow creek, oasis springs, sanmyinsuno, New-crest and windinburg). Ive tried entering households in different places to but it comes with the same error. Please help, I can’t play my sims at all.

  5. There’s an annoying bug after installing the Seasons, after loading my save file. The lots I’ve added on the world are missing, what I meant about missing is that the items, decorations, everything inside is empty

    • Also, whenever I tried to edit the lot in the world, the loading screen will appear and instead of going into build mode, the game brings me back to the map. FIX THIS ASAP, I DON’T WANT TO REMODEL MY SAVE FILE AGAIN.

    • I get this too! I tried to edit the Pancakes’ house (Pique Hearth) and the exterior walls, doors, windows and just EVERYTHING inside were gone. Even the garden stuff outside was gone and I don’t know how to fix it. I don’t have any mods that mess with Build mode, especially not to cause an empty house! If you find- or have found- a fix for this, please let me know!! I can’t play the game like this…

      • OOOOOH also I tried placing a lot from the gallery and the same thing happened, just so people know I can’t undo it. I literally cannot play without refurnishing every single house from scratch and I don’t even know if that works lol

  6. Every time I want to play my Sims I can’t this happens after the update it keeps loading does even making a new household it’s still the same.

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