The Sims 4

The Sims 4: New Update + Patch Notes! (September 17th, 2019)

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 9/17/2019 – PC / Mac

Hello Simmers!

We wanted to swiftly address some unintentional issues that popped up following our last game update.

Thanks for your patience, and now onto the fixes…

  • Did you know that one of the Island Living Counter swatches had an inconsistent color and texture compared to their Counter Island that was added later? It was a silly gaffe on our part that we felt compelled to fix as quickly as possible.
  • There also happened to be a crash that was occurring when exiting CAS in the middle of a spellcaster idle animation. It was an issue that required unlucky timing to trigger and we missed it during testing. T’was Dark Magic I say! The darkest of magics. Worry not, brave wanderer; the issue has since been defeated.
  • One other important fix coming: Columns were being forced to be medium wall height; no matter the actual wall height. Kind of lame, huh? Well, *wand waggle* *spellcast* *poof* FIXED! Columns now watch your wall height. Ahhhh – that’s better.


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  • My sim’s dog keeps being sent out to forage for items while I travel with a different sim in the same household.. The sim and her dig are left at home. The dog is a familiar but I am not zending he dog out. I have to keep resetting the dog to get her to come home to eat.

  • That’s great, but there are some glitches with sims 4 on xbox one as well with toddlers the dont eat when tell them to, when your sim is turned back to a human while he was a vampire they will have the same weaknesses as what they did when they was human. And island living as glitches as well. Great packs love them but its frustrating :)

  • I haven’t gotten the new game pack I just have a problem with my game lagging. I don’t use mods and I thought the last update was supposed to fix the lagging

  • I am I the only one who’s sims only change outfits for cold weather and hot weather? They sleep, shower, work out, etc. in the everyday outfits. Please fix this Simssss!

  • Can you please update it so that all NPC’s don’t become spellcasters? As well as all existing of my playables?
    I don’t want to see Nancy Landgraab dueling in the streets of san Myshuno and I don’t want every family I have to be a spellcaster

    • They dont practice magic outside of the magical realm unless you are playing the sim or the sim is a spellcaster and you ask them to duel. It was made this way due to the vampire outbreaks and them repeatedly breaking in.

  • Why is a bit of colour difference more important than what these PAYING gamers have going on? AS you dropped the ball in who you should be listening to.

  • Love the game! Problem this update ruined my game. Is there a way to go back before this update. No offence it just doesn’t work for me. I don’t have the realm of magic. It was fine before the update.

  • My toddlers won’t finish their food, and every time my sims use the bath they get stuck in a loop and won’t stop getting dressed.

  • Most annoying part is when your CC is in the game but disappears when you place it… I wish they’d fix that “issue” too… ‍♀️

  • Scruberoo should work on the potty chair!!!, and by golly the kids and toddlers should have at least something to do with being spellcasters, or at least some friggin sparkles around them would be nice. Like Wyatt in charmed, he used to be able to take toys away from other toddlers e.t.c. Or something mischievous, just sOMETHING.

  • I feel like a broken record, but the whole “toddlers won’t eat” thing is getting on my nerves! I have to keep telling them to, and it takes a long time before their needs fill. Can we get a fix for this now, too? I’d only been having these issues you guys fixed for a short time, but the toddler glitch started months ago, and it’s making any family gameplay frustrating.

  • What about the restaurant glitch? Sims stop eating mid meal. It’s super annoying. Also lighthouse woohoo no longer works. I would love for the old games to work before i buy new expansions.

  • I understand why all these bugs frustrate everyone. :( But what I don’t understand is what you think Sims Community can do about it? SC is *not* part of EA! They are a fan site!

    If you want EA to fix these things, you need to tell EA about it, not a fan site!

  • be cool if my Sim would stop getting cold even when I have both traits that shouldn’t effect him in the cold weather, full cold gear on, while standing in front of the fireplace and thermostat. Haha I just love the silly moments that pop up during this game. Makes it fun.

  • My sims just straight up can’t woohoo. Even with all my mods out of the game they can’t, the interaction doesn’t show up in their queue and I can’t click on the sim I want to woohoo with and do it that way either… But whatever I’d rather have sims with no woohoo that no sims 4 at all!

  • So I have a funny, but really annoying bug. I’ve taken every mod out piece by piece and it’s not one of my mods, it’s the fact that I have mods. If I remove my mods folder it works perfectly and the games fine. However, I have no clue why my mermaids are jesus and walk on water..???? And it’s just with water in general. I cant take a nice swim without standing…??????
    I’m so confused, before island living everything was fine. And I normally wait a month to buy a new pack because by that time, they’ve already fixed all the bugs and it’s pretty much good. Not this time.

  • Pack ideas

    -sims 4 candy stuff (adds candy to refrigerators and if seasons adds new food option and for dine out)

    -sims 4 kitchen stuff (adds more matching counters and cabinets (could bring back some sims 3 counters)

    -sims 4 favorites (game pack adds zodiac and favorite system)

    -sims 4 elders (adds the new retiring center lot trait which you’re sims can work at to help elder sims)

    -sims 4 playground stuff (adds slides,adds a more playground looking playground,even adds more toys and a sleep with teddy bear option)

    Sims 4 generations (now personally i hate it when my sims age up but i see potential in this pack… adds option if you want your sims to age up to the next age or stay their age until the player is ready to age them up (I’m not saying it has to take away the aging bar but it’s fine if you do) sneaking out,could add grocery stores so that sims could get groceries for fresh ingredient food,adds sleep over party,adds bunk beds if they don’t add it to university, and adds the new sleeping bags for slumber party, also could add toddlers sleeping with adults

  • There is bugs in this version. When i try to click my sim, there is no interactions appear. Then after i get to know some sims, there is a bug that when i want to talk to that sim again, there no interactions appeared. Please fix this.

  • My son’s stove catches fire every time they cook. Even with a fire alarm no fire Dept shows up. This has happened 3 times same sim. Also community lots are not showing up when you visit. You see them on the map but when you arrive it’s gone.

    Welcoming neighbors never leave and there is no option to ask them to leave.

  • Ok but like was anyone going to tell me without or with this new update that the patch would destroy my sensitivity I can’t even play the game properly anymore. I removed mods and I reinstalled TWICE honestly I’m going back to Sims 3, back when the patches didn’t break the game every two f***ing second.