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UPDATE: 2/21/2019 - PC 18.104.22.1680 / Mac 22.214.171.1240
- Sims will no longer be able to lie about employing each other in order to avoid marriage.
- Fixed an issue where the Audio for the tutorial references skill levels for career progression.
- Fixed an issue where terrain manipulation might crash the game when players were manipulating to close to the edge…
- Fixed an issue where clicking various spots with terrain tools would cause an error.
- The scroll bar in text messages will no longer reset the text field back to the top.
- Fixed an error that would happen when adding an extended roof to the top of an object.
- Corrected texture issues for the solid blue pants.
- Corrected texture issues for rolled jean pants.
- Corrected shadows that were being added to clothes from a few necklaces.
- Fixed and error when players would switch between children that were created through genetics.
- Fixed a few instances where terrain paint would not correct clear when using the bulldoze option in Build.
- Fixed an error when trying to place a Nightclub on a lot that is smaller than the lot that is provided.
- Fixed an error when trying to exit the pool in First Person Camera.
- Corrected heavy framerate slowdown when using trims on glass roofs.
- Fixed a small glitch in the 24 hour live stream buff. Please excuse any technical difficulties.
- You Sims acting agent will no longer give you false pay information when completing a gig. Those agents are always trying to skim a little off the top.
- Fixed a texture issue with the SciFi Helmet and Straight Skirt.
- Corrected placeholder text on the Celebrity Home lot Moodlet.
- Fixed an issue that prevented Sims from staying longer on a gig to practice their acting skills.
- Corrected text issue in the Charity Stream Moodlet.
- Fixed floating Sims while wearing one of the high skirts.
- Corrected Text issue in the Tiresome Energies buff from the Crystal Healing Helmet
- Fixed an error when bulldozing a Denzin Pond on specific lots.
- Fixed a few graphical issues with the ice in Seasons.
- Fixed an issue where the chef was unable to adjust ingredient quality when playing with older save files.
- Fixed an issue where nosey campers knock on your campsite door.
- Fixed an error where Sims would vanish into the Forest Hideaway lot in Granite Falls.
- Corrected texture issue on Buttoned Pants.
UPDATE: 2/5/2019 - PC 126.96.36.1990 / Mac 188.8.131.520
Happy Lunar New Year! To our Chinese Simmers, and our Sims residing in Shang Simla, we wish you good fortune in 2019! Read on to discover the plenitude of newly added content that’ll ensure your Sims are ready to usher in the new year. Here at Maxis, we’ve also done some spring cleaning in preparation for the festivities…You’ll find we’ve swept away some crufty old issues that may have been causing trouble in your game.
Lunar New Year
To instill your Sims with hope for prosperity in the year ahead, we’ve added everything you’ll need to throw an extravagant reunion dinner party. New recipes are available that symbolize wealth and abundance (be sure to leave one serving of fish behind to ensure you’re blessed with abundance for the entire year!). You’ll also find an elegant new dining set, festive decor, and colorful clothing for all ages to round out the celebration.
- Vegetable Dumplings
- Requires Level 1 Cooking Skill
- Mud Carp
- Requires Level 7 Cooking Skill
- Shadow of the Moon Table
- A six seat round dining table — perfect for family meals!
- Moon-Gazing Dining Chair
- Fiery Moon Gift Centerpiece
- Wealth of the Moon Envelopes
- Lucky Citrus Tree of the Moon
- Paper Lantern of the Wiseacre Moon
- Symbols of the Watery Moon
- Sycee of the Prosperous Moon
- Moon Panda Toy
- Year of the Pig Statuette
New Clothing & Accessories
- 2 dresses
- 1 pair of fan earrings
- 1 jade necklace
Fixes and updates
The Sims 4
- The Digitalistic Sketchpad will no longer occasionally lose the majority of its interactions.
- Style Influencer Career interactions that were causing child Sims to become distorted are no longer available for selection on children.
- Fixed an issue where ghost Sims were unable to use a Book of Life to resurrect themselves.
- Seed Packets can no longer become hidden under the ground on slightly uneven terrain.
- Being insulted by the Lin-Z Smart Speaker will now cause relationship loss between the Sim and the speaker.
- Wake-up routines set on the Lin-Z Smart Speaker will now continue to run, even if a Sim no longer has a high relationship with the speaker.
- The Gallery has a new size filter to assist in searching for 40x40 lots.
- One caveat: The new filter will not find 40x40 lots that were uploaded to the Gallery prior to this game update.
- Camera Positions saved to the “9” key could conflict with using the “9” key to raise an object in the air when the bb.moveobjects cheat is turned on. To resolve this, we’ve introduced the ability to clear out a previously saved camera position.
- Existing Camera Position functionality:
- “Ctrl” + “5-9” will set a saved camera position.
- Once a camera position has been saved…
- “5-9” keys will smoothly move the camera to that position.
- “Shift” + “5-9” will immediately snap the camera to that position.
- New Camera Position functionality:
- “Alt” + “5-9” will remove a previously saved camera position from the selected number.
- When time is paused after initially loading into a lot, pressing either the “~” or “p” keys will now unpause the game, instead of requiring that you press one of the game speed keys to unpause.
- Hotkeys will no longer be able to open various Sim information panels that are locked during the Tutorial.
- Fixed an issue where a Sim could become stuck in the Tutorial if they traveled to a park without taking a vacation day off from work.
- Players will no longer be notified that someone has commented on their Gallery profile, if they were the ones writing a comment to their own profile.
- It seems a little egotistical to comment on your own profile…but hey — we’re not judging you.
- The main menu once again includes a link to the most recent patch notes.
- If that’s how you’ve made your way to reading these very words, then hello — thanks for stopping by!
- Listening to music on the Lin-Z Smart Speaker will now count towards the Listen to Music club rule.
Cats & Dogs
- Pet owners should, once again, no longer have their interaction queue become filled up with interactions.
- Leaf Piles should no longer become stuck in neighborhoods.
- Fixed a clipping issue that occurred when wearing the toddler’s rain boots with certain pairs of pants.
- Fixed two toddler hats which were causing unintended shadows to appear on the toddler’s eyes.
- Fixed an error that was preventing players from saving their game if their celebrity Sim had the Lifestyle Brand fame perk and had received royalty payments.
- The chicken mask is now available for selection in Create a Sim.
- Sims will now consider the split level coffee table as a valid surface for setting down food and books.
- Updated one of the women’s skirts to no longer have its materials influenced by the boots worn by the Sim.
- Fixed an issue where shirts weren’t tucking in properly to one of the pairs of men’s jeans.
- The Need Fixer Serum that’s crafted by Scientists can now be used to satisfy a Vampire’s thirst need.
Holiday Celebration Pack
- A pair of jeans that was included in the 2018 update to the Holiday Celebration Pack can now be worn by male Sims.
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