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Update: 03/23/2017 – PC Version 126.96.36.1990 / Mac Version 188.8.131.520
Happy March Simmers!
We have a short update here, as we step onto the approach. We’ve picked our ball from the rack, and we’ll try not to hook into a split.
So, without spending too much time on this frame, let’s address the lane…
Babies born to parents whose last name includes an apostrophe, will also have an apostrophe in their last name.
Hovering over the name field in Create a Sim will once again cause the cursor to change to a ‘Cursor and Pencil’ cursor.
Non-active Sims with violin and guitar skill will no longer silently horde violins and guitars in their inventories.
We’ve made improvements to Sim interaction selection.
Sims will no longer woodwork to the exclusion of all else.
Teens are now allowed to move out on their own from the Household Management screen.
The lighting created by the combination of curtains and windows will no longer change upon reload.
The ymMakeupEyebrows_Unibrow will now save upon exiting Create a Sim.
Taking a cutting from a wild plant will once again identify the plant from which it was taken.
We have addressed an issue that could cause adults to take a serving from a group meal and just place it in their inventory. They should now, if hungry, take a serving, and eat it.
The Chomper the Devourer toybox will now properly be searched for when using the color filters in Build Mode.
Sims are once again sitting to watch TV.
Sims were incorrectly being allowed to choose a primary aspiration upon age up from teen to young adult, which would result in two bonus traits. This option has been removed.
The Starbroker styled look can once again be found for teens when the feminine filter is on.
And along the same lines the ymHair_EP01LowBun can also once again be found under the masculine filter… it too had been incorrectly unhooked and left in limbo.
The Let There Be Light and The Let There Be More Light windows now have matching frames under any light.
Undo in Create a Sim will no longer change the camera setting.
Switching phone covers will now remember their settings between loads of the game.
We have addressed an issue with emotional aura’s incorrectly putting children into a flirty emotion. Children should never enter the flirty emotion.
Addressed an issue that could cause a child Sim aged up from a toddler to be unable to use stairs.
Giving a toddler a bath should no longer become impossible when a baby is added to the household.
puHair_Medwavy (aka the big curly hair) toddler hair will now maintain the chosen color regardless of outfit chosen.
Toddler socks can now be found in formal wear.
Fixed some highlight issues in Create a Sim that resulted in graphical issues when hovering over the feet of some Sims.
Fixed an issue in Create a Sim that would cause the filter display to become corrupted if enough filters were chosen such that the … (dot dot dot) replacement display was needed.
Fixed a seam that could appear on the back of a Sims head when wearing cuHair_SP06StraightSide hairstyle.
Which should clarify the expected action of an “enter name here” field…
…where you could use a pencil to enter your name.
Please, don’t draw on your monitor.
So, we need you to play at this event, do you have your own instrument?
Ok then, we’ve had a few of our violins go missing recently, so if you could just make sure to return this when your shift is over, that’d be great.
Ok then, I’ll just put this violin in your pocket. Are you comfortable with the violin?
Ok, then, why don’t you take this guitar too, just in case. Soooo, I guess that’ll be all.
Klepto Sims interaction test to swipe something was being tested for, even when there were no klepto Sims present, increasing the time it took for Sims to decide on actions to take.
Also, they are allowed to move back in.
However, their room was probably converted into a spa, or something…
Their parents have taken on a new roommate named Barney…
And they make you pay rent.
Just stay away, it’s better.
Alignment over a clear goal was brought to the table, in a face time generation of a sustainable proactive win-win spin-up of the problem. A holistic outside of the box approach was what ultimately brought our synergy to a proper wellness level, and allowed us to break through the clutter for an end of the day exit strategy to this issue.
It had accidentally been untagged, which caused it to only appear when no filters were selected.
Ooooooh oh yea.
Yep, I’m currently working on the chorus. I’m thinking platinum this time next year.
No matter whether it be little, more, little more, or more than a little light, the Let There Be windows are letting light be light.
UNDO IN CREATE A SIM WILL NO LONGER CHANGE THE CAMERA SETTING!!
Because even if you understand how the code is put together, this makes no sense.
Also, we have preemptively prevented Sims from spontaneously combusting after storing a salad in the refrigerator while the stereo is playing pop.
Red hair please.
You got it, want brown hair on that toddler?
Thank you, red hair will be fine.
Brown hair coming up.
Red yes, brown no.
Hold the red.
No, I want the red.
Brown it is.
Brown me no “likes”
Ah, come on, make up your mind!
Okay, okay on second thought…. make my toddler bald.
There was some debate that resulted in a survey of a handful of toddlers, and their thoughts on formal attire. Results varied, as you would expect, but with proper skewing we found that more toddlers preferred to keep their feet covered, than those that desired an open toe approach.
And while this doesn’t preclude the open toe option for those with the proclivity to free the digits, it does make one wonder why we keep a handful of toddlers around the office for just these sorts of things.
This issue should no longer occur. (dot)
Though some have speculated on the possibility of the seam being an Edgar suit, it should be pointed at that beyond the seam, there was a clear lack of droopy cheek, wrinkle neck, and glassy eye.
Any desire a Sim may express for sugar in water is purely coincidental.
Update: 09/12/2017 – PC Version 184.108.40.2060 / Mac Version 220.127.116.110
Ok, it’s a little early to jump into the pet puns… sure it’s been ruff, but if we all keep trying to hold on to that feline, I’m sure we can mutt’le through. Just a little bite longer, before you too can fetch your very own pets. O - kay? Nine… eight… ah, a countdown just breeds melan-collie… So instead, let’s all raise a hound of appawse, and heel in for a few issues we retrieved, and try to think pawsitively until pets is pup and running!
New Create a Sim assets:
For adults – a hair, necklace, jacket, and pants, full body outfit, and top.
For children – a top, and bottom
Some architectural pieces – fence, chimney, 2 windows, and an awning.
And some objects - a mirror, bed, chair, living chair, sofa, potted plant, and a duck.
Yes… a duck, it’s wooden.
We have also made some small Gallery changes. When you are viewing the catalog details page for a catalog item in the Gallery:
The comments section will always be visible on the right side.
The catalog information will always be visible on the left.
And Information about what packs are used by the catalog item will now be found along the top of the information and comments section.
We addressed an issue…
We addressed an issue? Really… how many times have you used the phrase we addressed an issue? Stop addressing them and fix…
Woah, woah… we can’t use that word.
You can’t use the word “fix”?
Not when pets are just around the corner.
*sigh* As I was saying, WE ADDRESSED AN ISSUE that would cause an incorrect save to appear in the load menu, if you cancelled a Save As action or used Save As to overwrite an existing save.
We’re done here.
We fixed an issue that was preventing Sims from autonomously using the television if they did not own Movie Hangout Stuff.
I have decided not to add anything more to this issue in order to make the reading of these notes quick and easy, without padding any extra space by just randomly talking about nothing in parti…
We have improved the visuals around the ball pit.
The ball pit itself looks exactly like it did, we just made the area around the ball pit look better?
We made the area around the ball pit look worse?
No, we improved the visuals of the ball pit.
Why did you say around?
It’s a common phrase… like killing time
How could you?!
Toddlers will now be able to autonomously cancel their use of the ball pit if they chose to play within it autonomously.
Get to Work
The Be Prepared Security Gate can now be placed on tall, small, and in all between fence sizes.
The Tree in a Box now has category tags properly associated with it.
Sims with the isWeirdo and isCityRepair hidden traits will now properly age if they have been added to your family…
…via marriage, adoption, squatting, cheating, osmosis, merging, incorporation, bonding, bunching together, teaming up, tagging in, or any other means of joining, going in league with, wedding, binding, banding, plugging in, hooking up, fusing, coupling, associating, blending, joining the same bracket, or just tacking things together.
Thanks again for your time and mastiff amounts of feedback,
-SimGuru “the pet puns are only going to get worse” Gnome
Хээээээй! Встречайте мою новую династию Кроуфорд! Я решила сделать эту династию эстафетной. Надеюсь, все частички геймплея, которые успели появиться в блоге вас не смутили. Обещаю, вы узнаете об этом всем подробнее уже вближайшие дни! Оставайтесь со мной! (:
Всех, кто видит этот пост, прошу сделать реблог (!), чтобы распространить информацию о новой эстафетной тамблер-династии. Кто знает, возможно одно из следующих поколений достанется именно тебе?
The latest Sims 4 survey is making the rounds (it’s by invitation only, check your email) and this time it includes a short blurb for 11 potential expansion pack themes. Four of the expansion pack themes (Generations, Vacations, On The Road and Find Love) included a detailed description.
Of note: There is no mention of a Pet expansion pack or the popular Town Life (with neighborhood editing tools) option from the October 2014 survey.
POTENTIAL THEMES Potential themes for future The Sims 4 expansion packs.
ON THE ROAD Get behind the wheel of different vehicles including cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Fix up old cars, build a hotrod, or jump on your ride and explore a number of unique tourist destinations.
Detailed description and potential features:
THE SIMS 4 ON THE ROAD Jump behind the wheel and travel the
country with your Sims! Choose from a wide variety of vehicles,
including cars, trucks, and even motorcycles. Make a living fixing up
old cars, or building the perfect hot rod. Jump on your ride and
explore the world by visiting a number of unique tourist destinations.
Vehicles: Your Sims can now choose from a variety of vehicles to own
and drive including cars, trucks, and even motorcycles.
Build A Garage: Build a brand new garage where you can work on your vehicles and display them for all to see.
Become A Mechanic: Fix up, customize, and build new cars with the new Mechanic active career.
Tourist Destinations: Take your ride on the road to visit tourist
destinations like the Grand Sims Canyon, the World’s Largest Ball of
Twine, or the Secret Mystery Spot.
UNIVERSITY Send your Sims off to University! Explore the University campus and decide whether your Sims are going to study to ace their exams or spend their days partying it up. Sims can also pledge fraternities and sororities and try to become members of these prestigious organizations.
GENERATIONS It’s time for your Sims to settle down and start a family! Raise your children from cooing babies into rowdy toddlers, with all the fun and excitement that youngsters bring. Watch as your children grow into moody pre-teens and help them overcome the trials and tribulations of youth. Help your family grow and flourish into a dynasty that will last forever.
Detailed description and potential features:
THE SIMS 4 GENERATIONS (Incomplete description; missing feature descriptions.)
time for your Sims to settle down and start a family! Raise your
children from cooing babies into rowdy toddlers, with all the fun and
excitement that youngsters bring. Watch as your children grow into
moody pre-teens and help them overcome the trials and tribulations of
youth. Help your family grow and flourish into a dynasty that will last
Toddlers: For the first time in Sims 4, you can experience the joys of …
GET REAL It’s time to become a reality star! Join the cast of Sliced n’ Diced to compete against other chefs, Finding Love to become the most desired bachelor/bachelorette, or Runway Takeoff to become a fashion design star.
POWER UP Turn your Sims into superheroes! Use powers like mind reading, telekinesis, and teleportation. Learn new powers at the Super Hero Academy and use them to make the world a better place or terrorize the population.
REBUILD The apocalypse has struck The Sims 4! Explore abandoned neighborhoods and rescue survivors, rebuild your town into a thriving community, and fight off zombies to protect your new town.
BACK TO SCHOOL Take your Sims to school! Have your child and teen Sims participate in school activities including classes, dances, and student government elections or become a teacher with the new Teacher active career!
GET FAMOUS: It’s time to get internet famous! Start a band, play pranks on your friends, give Sims stylish makeovers and broadcast it all on SimTube to gain fans and get famous.
VACATION Take your Sims on vacation! Head to Mt. Wright for fun winter getaway with ice skating, sledding, and snowboarding, and mysterious ice caves. Or head to Isla Cordinada to soak up the sun and build sand castles, surf the waves, and uncover ancient tombs.
Detailed description and potential features:
THE SIMS 4 VACATION It’s time to take your Sims on
vacation! Head to one of two new exciting locations with unique
activities and weather. Travel to the peaks of Mt. Wright for some
winter fun where you can go ice skating, sledding, snowboarding, and
explore the mysterious ice caves. Or head to Isla Cordinada to soak up
the sun, build sand castles, surf the waves, and uncover through the
Summer Vacation: Experience the best of summer
at an island getaway, with sand castles, surfing, and delicious island
food and drinks.
Winter Getaway: Enjoy a winter wonderland with
a snowy mountain vacation. Go snowboarding, sledding, make snowmen, or
hit the lake for some ice skating!
Explore Ancient Locations:
Explore ancient tombs in the jungle, or beautiful ice caves in the …
avoiding deadly traps and yetis..
Winter & Summer Seasons:
Bring the weather home with you. Experience the warm days of summer or
magical snowfall in your home town!
FIND LOVE Find true love in the Sims 4! Meet your date on SimMatch, take your date to romantic getaway spots, build up your romantic reputation, and have the wedding of your dreams!
THE SIMS 4 FIND LOVE Love is in the air in The Sims 4! Find your
Sim’s soulmate with the new dating app SimMatch, then head to one of
the new romantic getaway spots for the perfect date. Build your
romantic reputation as a loyal companion or the town heartbreaker, and
enjoy the ultimate wedding celebration, complete with bachelor &
bachelorette parties and exclusive food and decor.
Dating App: Help your Sims find their soulmate or a fun fling for the
night with the new SimMatch app. Pick out the perfect selfie, fill out
their profile, and decide how honest your Sims want to be.
Getaway Locations: Take your Sims out for the perfect date at one of
the new romantic getaway locations including a cozy bed and breakfast or
the swanky eco-lounge.
Romantic Reputation: Build up your
romantic reputation as you go out on dates with different Sims. Will
you be known as a loyal companion or the town hearkbreaker? Your
reputation will determine how Sims in the world react to you and earn
you unique romance rewards.
Ultimate Wedding: Live out your
Sims’ wedding fantasies and have the ultimate bachelor or bachelorette
party, select and customize the perfect wedding party, and spruce things
up with exclusive wedding food and decor.
METROPOLIS Move into a bustling, modern city! Live in new apartments and penthouses, eat at food carts and shop at street markets, and immerse your Sims in the different cultures of the city by exploring the many diverse neighborhoods.
SimGuruGraham gives us a first look at some of the new items that will come with The Sims 4 Eco Living Stuff – a community Stuff Pack which we all helped build together throughout this year.
As you can see on the panel on the right there are some new clothing items with some that still need to be created by the development team.
Pieces of clothing are starting to appear in the build for our community Stuff Pack… others remain conspicuously absent #WorkInProgress
UPDATE: 8/22/2017 – PC Version 18.104.22.1680 / Mac Version 22.214.171.1240
The end of summer is here and… you know, whenever I talk to my mom she wants to talk about the weather. It’s kind of our starting point to get the conversation motor running, after the weather we start talking about more meaningful things… our brains are in conversation mode, and we are ready to go… so, with that…
…on to the issues.
Unlocking the Beloved Trait for the second time should no longer cause the first unlocked Beloved Trait to fail to function.
Highlander-esque code has been cut off from the top… there can be only… more than one really.
Sad Sims once again look sad and not worried when they express their sadness.
“E’en the most gifted bard’s rhyme can only sing but to the lack of her and all she isn’t. His tongue doth trip-“ -Gustave
You will now get a notification warning you that your baby will be taken away if you neglect them.
You horrible horrible person…
…not that we’re judging. Perhaps it was just a busy day…
…and you had the sound off.
… and you wanted to finish a painting.
We at Maxis will never judge…
….you horrible person.
Clothing color swatches that are already highlighted in the panel will now apply to the Sim in Create a Sim when clicked on.
The quick meals previously added for toddlers are now also available for all ages.
Because who doesn’t like a bowl of applesauce.
If it were really a sauce, why do we eat it by itself?
I’m looking at you salsa drinkers.
Nannies, butlers, and maids should no longer stand idle for long periods of time after cleaning a toy box.
We addressed an issue with the Make Happy cheat. It will once again fulfill the motives of the target Sim, and not the active Sim.
Children, when told to play with a toy, will no longer grab a toy, pull it out, play with it for less than a brief moment, and then place it in their inventory. They will now play with the toy for a reasonable period of time.
Tell a child to play with their toys? You there, small child, stop scrubbing the floors and go play with your toys. I swear, kids these days, it’s all work work work… why back in my day, we used to play with a ball uphill, both ways, barefoot in the grassy fields, with the sun shining brightly on our faces, as a gentle breeze kept our brow cool.
Auto light settings will now properly save even if bills are currently delinquent.
Lights should no longer revert to their default intensity after setting the lights to auto-lights.
Children will no longer be able to purchase the beguiling reward trait.
Listen Deeply is now available on the stereo for music lovers whether they have Get to Work installed or not.
Addressed an issue that would result in some glasses clipping with the Sims faces, in particular yuAcc_GlassesXLoPStar, yuAcc_GlassesSP05RoundLarge, and yfAcc_GlassesMod.
Singing at a Karaoke Machine for an hour, will now complete the Sing at the Karaoke Bar city event goal.
An hour of singing Karaoke? Ok, I’m not sure what is worse… the notification that I neglected my baby, or singing Karaoke for an hour.
Masculine Sims in the Politics Career will now always wear shoes when going to work.
I KNEW IT, those podiums are so obfuscating!
Sims should no longer get the Spicy Burn buff when they have the Spice Hound reward trait.
Users will now receive the proper amount of Simoleons when setting markup to 200% while selling at a yard sale.
Sims in a club with the club rule “Watch Movies” will now watch movies.
Welcome to Movie Club, we’re just about ready to watch…
Yea, don’t care.
Ok, so we get together, watch movies, and then talk…
Yep, great, where’s the food?
Right, so ok, um, there’s food in the kitchen, help yourself, and if you could clean up…
The club perk to give a bonus to your Singing Skill is back.
Get to Work
The “Known Alien” relationship will no longer appear twice in the relationship panel.
The Retail Hours timer will now correctly state how long the store has been open… rather than just always showing zero.
Ok, so it’s payday. Let’s see how long you worked this week? Ok… so the store didn’t open this week, so nothing.
But I worked all week.
Yea, I’m seeing a zero here. So, we’ll see you next week then? Same time. Good.
To midnight most days…
… I missed my own birthday…
… my grandma died of laughter while I was at work…
… they took away my baby.
A light brown color swatch has been added to yf/ymHair_GP05MedStraight.
You can now use the Bring Here interaction on household vampires when they are not currently on the active lot.
…because the interaction is now present.
Vampires can now complete the Get into a Fight whim with the vampire fight interactions.
Fights with vampires now count towards the Get Into 5 Fights goal of the Public Enemy aspiration.
Vampires will no longer pretend to be asleep after midnight when you attempt to call them, they will now answer your call.
Every time… right when I sneak in for dinner.
Vampire Sims can now be selected as guests and as the birthday Sim during Birthday parties set during the daytime.
Note: Daytime invite of vampires may result in minor to severe sun burning, and possibly even death.
Note: Nighttime invite of vampires may result in minor to severe undeath.
Vlad is now able to turn Sims he has a friendly relationship with into a vampire when offering the gift of eternal life.
But, I thought we were buds?
Choosing The Winged Imp Gargoyle’s black swatch will now select the color black.
Fixed an issue that could leave two vampire Sims at speed 3 after woohoo.
We fixed an issue that could result in Sims wearing random clothing rather than a towel, when changing into a towel at the gym.
Updated the choker necklace to appear when worn with yfTop_SP11HoodieCropBand and yfTop_SP11TankCroppedWrap.
Sims should now choose to bowl at underground bowling lanes… If you were to build an underground bowling alley.
Where were you last night?
I was at… the… club.
You were at the underground bowling alley… weren’t you!?
No… it was the… dance club.
Why are you wearing a blue and pink polyester shirt that says Bubbas Bowling League?
It was polyester shirt night?
Butlers will remember who they are working for, even if you load a different household to play.
No madam, my name is Binks madam.
But he was taking care of the baby!
I’m sorry madam, but there is this notification.
Butlers should no longer appear in your list to hire a butler if that butler was formerly fired.
Sims fingers should no longer deform oddly when wearing ymTop_SP03DenimShirt.
Thank you to our players, our community, finders of issues, organizers of chaos, creators, builders, and storytellers everywhere. Most sincerely,