The Sims 4

The Sims 4 PC / Mac: New Update + Patch Notes! (October 3rd, 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

PC  / Mac

We have a couple new costumes for your Sims collection! An adult male and female robot costume are now available in Create a Sim.

In addition we have a couple of issues that we addressed, that we hope will improve your game experience.


General Issues

  • Inward facing doors set to “Lock Door For All” will now actually lock.
  • Attempting to place a room while using the Sims 3 Camera Mode should no longer inform players that “Roofs can’t be placed in enclosed rooms.”
  • Sims will no longer become jealous when sims with the Player trait perform romantic interactions with other Sims in front of them.
  • The cheat “clock._set_milliseconds_per_sim_second” should no longer crash the game. If you know what this cheat does, feel free to let SimGuruNinja know.

City Living

  • We addressed an issue that was allowing non greeted Sims to enter your apartment uninvited.

Get Famous

  • Sims in the Actor career on a gig that have cancelled the “Tell director ready to perform” interaction, will no longer find themselves blocked by being unable to initiate the interaction.

Island Living

  • Sims should no longer get the Sudden Chill moodlet after drinking several Kava beverages.

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  • Laundry day stuff like laundry basics and washing machines are eather gone or crash my game I do have mods that might be effecting it but that never happened before just something to look into maybe

    • 1. This isn’t the official sims forum, so your bug reporting should be directed there.
      2. Mods can start breaking content when the game is patched – test the content to see if it’s working without your mods before reporting the issue.
      3. Download any necessary updates to your mods, and try to find the one that’s breaking your content.

      • Actually they don’t want bug reports at the official forums anymore. They keep closing posts about bugs and tell people to use the less user friendly ea but report site. They just tell you to go here:
        This is the link you get when you visit the official forums and then click on help center and then PC / Mac – Bugs.

        I suppose the forum was to direct and straightforward.

        As for the patch, I am really disspointed they adressed nothing concerning Real of Magic. I was really hoping we could sell potions for a profit. This is after all already the second patch to be released after Realm of Magic.

    • Even when patches are small, there is still a potential a mod or custom content (especially functional ones) can break or even cause the game to crash especially if the patch does anything to change something that mod uses. It’s always best to not update your game until modders have checked and updated their mods or just temporarily move mods you use into a separate folder on your desktop and delete the local thumb file so the game doesn’t read outdated information and you can play until the mods you like are updated for the current patch. For me personally, I don’t update for a little while because I have a ton of mods but since I’m mostly building and in CAS a lot recently I only have bare minimum mods so I don’t have to redo settings or lose them to deletion.

  • Maybe also fix the issue with Vampires? Their wants don’t always go fulfilled after leaving the lot or being locked for a bit. Not to mention the final tier of the Grand Master Vampire aspiration’s extra 20 days isn’t counting – at all. I know I could cheat it, but I’d rather not for something that should be that simple to do.

    • You should definitely file a bug report with the official support forums. This is a fan site, and won’t be able to do anything about the issue you’re experiencing.

  • When are you going to fix other sims standing in the way of a bassinet so the parent can’t tend to it or the toddlers not finishing a plate?

    • Sandra Knapp, this is not EA. The Sims Community is a fan site and therefore can’t do anything to fix a problem in the game! You need to contact EA or an official Sims 4 site, not a fan site. ;)

  • About time go so sick of the landlord showing up and just walking in and doing what ever they wanted…. NOT YOUR HOME, GTFO!

  • Sweet. Some patch but anything to make the game run more efficiently. However…… I still have floating bowls or items occasionally and it seems to happen anythime I try to work on a game save with the 100 baby challenge.

  • Small updates like this are much easier on modders and mod users especially when EA releases big patches beforehand. Though I am surprised about potions not being fixed. Likely there will be another big patch in November to prepare for the possible new EP. I assume it will be later in that month since the team hasn’t released any teasers or avatar changes.

  • Sooo when does Xbox one and Player get the new updates? We haven’t received one since August I believe. We still don’t have realm of magic OR the new Stair options and bug fixes. As usual I feel left behind having to wait 2 months to receive a patch. So now console is 2 patches behind. Whhhy.

    • @Spencer, The Sims 4 is first, and foremost a PC game. Therefore the console version will always be a bit behind the PC version. The PC version had been out almost 4 years before the console version came out. If you don’t’ have a PC that can play the Sims 4, then at least you are able to play your game on the console. :) If you do have a PC that is capable of playing TS4, then you should have done your research to see which version would have been better for you. But you will be getting all the patches shortly (And at least you had toddlers available to you from the beginning! PC users had to wait close to a year and a half to get toddlers! )

  • Is no one gonna mention the update is 4.5 gb in size? That’s like a new major expansion pack update but just models and bug fixes I hope they delete some unnecessary files after installation it can’t keep doing this.