The Sims 4

The Sims 4 PC & Console: New Update + Patch Notes! (September 3rd, 2020)

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

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 9/3/2020
PC: 1.66.139.1020 / Mac: 1.66.139.1220
Console: Version 1.31

Hello Simmers!

We are super excited for the upcoming release of The Sims™ 4 Star Wars™: Journey to Batuu, so today we have an important update for you to address a couple of critical issues as well as a few updates to some existing features.

Have your Sims ever dreamed of a jungle-themed wedding escapade? Or a quiet yet elegant wedding in the woods? Sims can now elope in any of the Destination Worlds. Picture this… a warm sunny day in Selvadorada, your Sim and their loved one accompanied by the bustling sounds of Puerto Llamante… it is like the best premise for one of Russkii’s telenovelas.

Besides letting… I mean, encouraging Sims to elope to Destination Worlds, we have made windows a little more dynamic if you will. You can now place windows by stacking them above each other without the use of the bb.moveobjects cheat. Which may seem small but we hope builders enjoy this addition!

For Playstation 4 players, we checked around and we found some additional memory. This should help those Simmers who were unfortunate enough to crash during travel and transitioning in and out of Build Buy on some of their more built-up saves.

Last but not least, we have also made a change for PC and Mac in which there will be a new folder auto-generated in \Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\ called “ConfigOverride”. Inside this folder, players can place a copy of Default.ini, GraphicsCards.sgr, and/or GraphicsRules.sgr which will override these files where the game is located. So, if you edited these files before, you can now edit them in the new folder.

Happy Simming,

-SimGuruRomeo Ft. SimGuruRusskii

Now onto the fixes:

Sims 4

  • Mouse hovering over purchased traits will no longer display the text “Not available for Robots.” We understand that Robots are sentient beings, but unfortunately, these traits are not robot compliant.
  • Fixed an issue in which Lots with applied Terrain Manipulation were being placed backwards when downloaded from The Gallery. Where’s the door? Is this the front or the back? Order has been restored at last.
  • Fixed an issue in which Terrain Paint did not apply correctly under trees or foundations.
  • The UI team did some housekeeping and have fixed some background stretching happening in career panels.
  • Blinking shadows no longer appear when placing windows in basement levels that are of the same variant. I do admit that was a bit spooky, not the time windows… not the time.
  • Color swatches for Build Mode item “Large Dancing Water Emitter” have been fixed.
  • Staircases will no longer get cut through trims when there is no landing. Safety first!

Discover University

  • Some flowers and trees in Gibbs Hill will no longer appear to be floating as Sims walk by. To be honest, the idea of floating flora is quite appealing to me.

Eco Lifestyle

  • Civil Designer Sims will no longer come home after work wearing random footwear. I’m all for putting your feet up after work, but switching footwear in the middle of things and coming home from work in a completely different state as you went out, is kinda suspicious.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some color swatch glitches on Civil Designer outfits.

Realm of Magic

  • Fixed an issue with thumbnails generated in The Gallery for Toddlers that generated not only their Sim form but also included their Spellcaster form. We can only contain the cuteness so much!

Nifty Knitting

  • What’s that? Did you still hear the sounds of knitting when cancelling knitting interactions? <singsongy voice> Not a problem anymore.
  • Fixed an issue with asset cfHair_SP17LocsLong that made it display all adult color swatches.

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  • After this update cc doors and windows are broken, game freezes, floors have a strange shine to them, game sometimes crashes when travelling, lots of glitches. All for a new game pack that I do not want!

    Can we not be given the ability to roll back to a previous update or refuse any new updates that we do not require?

  • I noticed whenever you have to use options after selection or the phone, it shows a pink button in the middle of my screen or it’ll show a yellow box in the corner but will not show up the options.

  • I’m on PS4 and the game crashes every time I try to load into my save. I’ve tried EVERY single trouble shoot and did not start experiencing this until today. I downloaded Tiny Living and Perfect Patio yesterday and now it’s happened today. Please help I can’t even load into a game to play.

    • I think its a problem for all formats the game is played on. I play on pc and have done the origin repair game which people online suggest and its still the same I do not have any mods in my game but I have many of the expansion packs and stuff packs. I think its a major problem for players and EA needs to sort it out as soon as possible. My game crashes and takes me back to my desktop. I have also done many things it suggest online to fix the problem but none of them work.

  • Game keeps crashing after maybe 5 minutes of game play, if i even get to play for that long. It seems as though I’m not the only one thats had this issue since the last update for this month. Several have said we should have the option for whether or not to update the game-that definitely needs to happen. I didnt need an update, my game worked perfectly, but now its junk.