Snowy Escape The Sims 4

Preparing for The Sims 4 Snowy Escape + Base Game Update

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Next week is going to be a big one for The Sims 4!

First off we have a huge update coming for The Sims 4 Base Game on PC / Mac and Consoles. The update is set to release on November 10th (expected time of the release is around 10AM Pacific Time) and should bring some new features to the game such as Platforms, Sentiments and more.

The next big release is The Sims 4 Snowy Escape Expansion Pack, which happens just 3 days after the big update on November 13th. The release schedule for this Expansion Pack will be staggered across different areas and platforms. Don’t worry though – we have a countdown post covering all the zones and their exact release times!

The Sims 4 Base Game Update

The next Base Game Update is bringing a lot of new features to the table including:

  • Platforms
  • New Half Wall Sizes
  • Vacations and Rental Lots
  • Sim Info Panel
  • Sentiments
  • Nasolabial Creases in CAS
  • Fixed Skintones

We’ve covered all of the new additions in our overview video that you can check out below!

According to the official blog post released by EA the update is set to release on November 10th. Considering that the update is very heavy on new Build Mode features and Gameplay changes, it’s very possible that some of the current mods that add something to Build Mode, Worlds and Sim Gameplay will likely break.

Make sure that you keep track of all the updates and information coming from your favorite CC and Mod creators to ensure that there are new versions of Mods coming. Although that the game will automatically disable all CC and Mods the first time you open The Sims 4 after updating, it’s best advised that you don’t re-enable the Mods until mod creators confirm that their mods are safe / will be getting a compatibility update soon. Enabling your Mods / CC without assuring that they’ll work with the new Sims 4 version might break your game.

If, however, you want to test out your current Mods / CC and see how they’re working with the latest update I advise you to make a backup of your current save game folder (located in Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 4).

Here are some useful articles to help ensure a stabile CC / Mods experience after updating The Sims 4:

The Sims 4 Snowy Escape

The Sims 4’s 10th Expansion Pack – Snowy Escape, is set to release on November 13th across PC, Mac, Steam, PS4 and Xbox One – as well as the next-gen consoles PS5 and Xbox Series X. To find out exactly when’s the new pack coming out CLICK HERE!

The Sims 4 Snowy Escape, just like some of the previous Sims 4 Packs, will only work on 64bit systems and won’t be supported by The Sims 4 Legacy Edition.

To ensure that you’ll be able to play the game properly make sure you check these things:

  • Make sure your PC runs on a 64bit system. 32bit systems are no longer supported ever since the release of The Sims 4 Legacy Edition and if you have a computer that’s running on a 32bit system you WON’T be able to either update your Base Game nor play Snowy Escape.
  • Make sure you meet the following system requirements for Snowy Escape:

PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:
OS: 64 Bit Required. Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
CPU: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core 4000+ or equivalent (For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-62 or equivalent)
RAM: At least 4 GB RAM
DISC DRIVE: DVD Rom Drive required for installation only
HARD DRIVE: At least 15 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games
VIDEO: 128 MB of Video RAM and support for Pixel Shader 3.0. Supported Video Cards: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or better, ATI Radeon X1300 or better, Intel GMA X4500 or better
DIRECTX: DirectX 9.0, 10 and 11 Compatible
INPUT: Keyboard and Mouse
ONLINE REQUIREMENTS: Internet connection required for product activation.

RECOMMENDED SPECS:
OS: 64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space

MAC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:
OS: Metal required. Mac OS® X 10.11 (El Capitan)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz Processor or better
RAM: At least 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: At least 15 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680, AMD Radeon RX 560 or better
INPUT: Keyboard and Mouse
ONLINE REQUIREMENTS: Internet connection required for product activation.

RECOMMENDED SPECS:
OS: Mac OS® X 10.11 or later
PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5 or better
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680, AMD Radeon RX 560 or better
MEMORY: 8GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space

 

For all information on the release of The Sims 4 Base Game Update and Snowy Escape Expansion Pack stay tuned on Sims Community!

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