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JoeWow1003JoeWow1003 Posts: 4,131 Member
The list has grown so large now that it won't all fit in one post! This first post here contains some new features but be sure to follow the link below for more features!

http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/12363829/#Comment_12363829


Come on folks! Help me build a running list of features found in Sims 4 at launch that were not found in Sims 3 at launch. Remember it can even be something as simple as a type of object.

This is a list compiled by YOU, the fans. I'm merely keeping track of everything. So please feel free to post with any features not yet listed or with any sources not yet sourced, or if you see any mistakes that need to be corrected.

Don't be shy, jump right in!

New features to the series:

Create a Sim:

Ability to change the size and shape of just about any Sim body part/area
The bro trait
Hats can be used with any hair style
Boots go over and under pants leg
Walk styles
Aspirations now have specific traits attached to them.
Children can now have Aspirations specific to them.
Sims can have five outfits now instead of three per category
Improved randomization function (randomize just skin tone, hair color, body type, etc etc)
Search function/filters to search for certain colors/materials
With the genetics system players can now create children based on only one person.
With the genetics system players can now create siblings and parents
You can now make YA siblings with teens and children in CAS
Sims can wear leggings under skirts and shorts now.
Hoodies that actually cover the Sims head
Ice cream cone earrings




Pregnancy and Babies:
Any outfit can be worn as maternity wear.
Pregnancy tests
Unexpected pregnancy lengths
Maternity leave is not mandatory
Pregnancy comes in different shapes and sizes depending on your Sim's body type
Bassinets no longer required to give birth at home.
When your sim is in labor they are still playable. They can watch tv, interact with other sims, ect
Siblings can feel "Sad" from new siblings being born
With the genetics system, children can now inherit a blended skin tone from their parents.
Your Sim now has different needs and emotions when they are pregnant.
Breastfeeding





Sim life:

Video gaming skill
Programming skill
Rocket science skill
Comedian job
Enhanced emotions
Romance bar
Multitasking
Enhanced group social interactions
Ability to write books that affect emotions
Ability to resurrect a sim with a book you have written
Gourmet cooking skill
Can order more than one type of pizza
Woodworking skill
Assigning roles to Sims during parties
You can make useable and decorative objects out of wood (musical instruments, furniture, plumbing, statues)
Ability to have all aspirations
Ability to keep progress in one aspiration when you change to another
Improved aspirations (more detailed than just family or knowledge)
Photo bombs
3 new ways to die; dying of hysterical laughter, dying of being enraged, dying of being mortified
Paintings and objects affect Sim's emotions
You can bake birthday cakes
Mentors
Different types of Showers that affect emotions
Sim can get writers block
Sims can now read skill books beyond their level but become confused doing so
Sim can now choose to keep a book they write without publishing it
Sims skilled in writing can write love email
Sims can write screnplays, jokes, violin music, guitar music, piano music to sell for money
Sims can now self publish their books
New career: Tech Guru
Ask about Woo Hoo/Birds and Bees talk
Enhanced WooHoo!!!! (decreased hygiene from engaging in it, "unsatisfying" woohoo, etc)
Sims can now purchase/earn more traits
All clothing will be available for any category
Can do push-ups and sit-ups on the ground
Sims talk while sleeping
Teens can babysit





Build mode:

SMOKE DETECTOR CAN BE MOVED UP AND DOWN THE WALL!! BEST NEW FEATURE EVER!!
Ability to move entire rooms and house
Wall heights
Cheat that allows you to change sizes of objects.
Ability to move windows up and down a wall
Curved roofs/more dynamic roof options
Different color roofs on same lot
The ability to place columns in fences\walls without a cheat
Topiary bushes
TVs can be placed on flat surfaces
Windows can be added to an entire room at once
Curved fences
Spandrels
Friezes
Roof trim
Add corbels to your porches
Add a string course to the top of your exterior walls
Curved foundations
Awnings for Roof
Enhanced foundation options (more looks, different heights, and more!)
Fences can connect to your house (with a foundation)
Gardening boxes
Ability to edit every lot you visit
3 Different Door Sizes
8 Different heights of foundation
Stairs can be dragged to made wider
Holding ALT while placing windows allows smooth vertical window placement
You can place rooms on top of themselves with movement tool to make floating rooms
Individual Roof Coloring
Career Reward Styled Room- unlocks after Level 10 of the career, after unlocking each special item in previous levels!
When you make Venue lots, you can choose which type of venue and the game will tell you want you need to make a fully functional venue
F5 allows quarter Snap to Grid item Placement
You can delete Rooms Sims are standing in and they fall to the ground
You can use hot keys to adjust terrain paint feathering
Trees do not have to be on the ground, you can put trees on the roof
Terrain Paint on flat roof
You can Change the color of the water jets of fountains
Fountains Light up at night, dependent on the color of the jets
You can save rooms you build to your local files
The exterior wallpaper corner details (brick, siding etc) automatically appear on the corners.
Lighting works with split level homes (lower levels no longer very dark). Also lights sit at the appropriate height on split levels.






Buy mode:

Cupcake making machine
Rockets
Chemistry lab for children
Giant microscope
Craft table for children
Monkeybars
Pirate Ship for Kids
Ability to disable auto placement of counters so that you can pick the part
Bonsai Tree
Magic 8 Ball

The list has grown so large now that it won't all fit in one post! Click the link below for more features!

http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/12363829/#Comment_12363829
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Comments

  • AstroAstro Posts: 6,034 Member
    edited August 2014
    I'm not sure about the left handed sims.
  • MissHoney118MissHoney118 Posts: 1,403 Member
    edited August 2014
    So you don't count TS2 and TS1? Just wondering. :)
  • Kelly_BlakeKelly_Blake Posts: 11,064 Member
    edited August 2014
    Sims are neither left nor right handed.

    Edit: Misinterpreted this from a previous announcement.
    Post edited by Kelly_Blake on
  • kovu0207kovu0207 Posts: 6,210 Member
    edited August 2014
    Since some on here think i'm all about the negative, i'll help with your list

    - The bro trait
    - Walk styles
  • Jdavij20033Jdavij20033 Posts: 2,054 Member
    edited August 2014
    So you don't count TS2 and TS1? Just wondering. :)

    ^This
  • ToyoueToyoue Posts: 30 Member
    edited August 2014
    Sims are neither left nor right handed.
    In TS4, sims are randomly left or right-handed, with right-handed being more common.

    Also there's basketball courts?! Love it.
    Post edited by Unknown User on
  • JoeWow1003JoeWow1003 Posts: 4,131 Member
    edited September 2014
    Quality of life features:

    Ability to play multiple households without losing relationships
    Improved pathing. (Sims no longer get stuck when trying to move through narrow spaces.)
    You can delete objects that your sim is currently using
    If you click on the book shelf, there will be categories to choose from, like: Romantic, Emotional, Skill, Children, Humor
    In game gallery
    Search function in Build/buy mode
    Enter build/buy mode from live mode on community lots.
    Ability to share individual rooms, not just homes and Sims
    From "manage worlds" you can go in and build on any lot, regardless of whether or not there is a sim family there in residence
    Mousing over Whims will tell you exactly what caused them to appear
    Auto save feature, WOOT!
    You can move objects without going into Build/Buy





    Other:

    Genetic gardening
    Enhanced bills (more realistic and bigger penalties for not paying them like having water shut off)
    Being able to travel between towns
    Chimneys separate from fireplaces
    Mirrors have a true reflection
    Days have been confirmed to last longer so that you can get more things done in a game day
    Fires can pass through walls
    Capturing memories from screenshots; Sims reminisce and remember how they felt and can recognize Sims in them
    Curtains now move
    Water dripping animation on recently watered plants
    Gardener for public spaces
    Unlockable lots / areas
    The Townie Generator
    FreeRealEstate cheat
    Sims can write an excuse note action to get out of work (and school?)
    12 new rewards
    Lights affect non-active floors
    Beds specifically made for children and teens that carry "Uncomfortable for adults" modifier
    Game will be more mod and CC friendly
    Up to 20 Sims per lot
    Cowplants have life cycles
    Cross-breeding of frogs
    Grim has a more in depth character now.
    Sims can use the rocketship to explore space and bring back stuff from outer space that they can't get on Simsearth
    Grim has a more in depth character now.
    Hidden Fantasy Neighbourhoods.
    Dynamic soundtrack.
    Sims can catch frogs at ponds.
    Unlockable areas with high skill levels.
    Sims can dig mounds to find fossils.
    Sprinklers inside houses put out fires.
    Collect MySims Statues from rocks
    New party gameplay with hosts, locations, mixologist (some parties) and rewards for parties. They will also now give you a status of your party and what to do to get that status.
    Can use gardening skill to grow flowers.





    Features that were not in Sims 3 at launch that are now in Sims 4 at launch:

    Violins
    VooDoo dolls
    Pianos
    Punching bags
    Children sims can play musical instruments
    careers will have extra participation
    Those super-cool 3-D video games
    Grandfather Clocks
    more interactions with babies
    Children interacting with babies
    Ability to customize each radio station individually
    Wedding arches
    Mixology as a base game skill/career.
    Styled rooms (pre-decorated rooms)
    eTablets
    The ability to take selfies
    Cow Plant
    Tattoos
    No launcher required
    Muscle and endowment sliders
    Large windows and doors for different wall heights
    Science skill
    Reading books to children
    Sims can write poetry
    Animated birds and ducks as decoration environment


    Come back items! Things that were found in previous games and will be in Sims 4!

    Open Venues
    Sims can fish at ponds
    Sims can adopt
    Variety of Sim voices
    Sims can rummage through trash cans
    Friendly, rude and friendly introductions
    Sims can heckle
    All lights still have "Auto Lights", "Turn on", "Turn Off", and you are still able to change the color and intensity. All of these can also be done on Community lots.
    All of these can be for "All Lights" and "This Light" and the color changing in done by a slider though all the colors, instead of a select few presets, and the light auto-update to the color you slide to while sliding
    Off Grid Placement: (Alt – while holding object)
    ff Angle Placement: (Alt – while rotating object)





    The following people have helped with sources:

    Jdavij20033
    bludhound
    ebuchala
    Aoralys
    Pamhamlet
    I_am_bean
    KitOnlyHuman
    korelious
    Writin_Reg
    Vampirspiegelei
    jackjack_k
    RobBauer
    HadassaXD
    Alizatina
    Echowever
    Evalen
    Damienf519
    RobBauer
    rensdesim
    Joxer4Gabby
    joop123
    BlkBarbiegal
    Davlan



    Links to posts that contain sources:

    http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/12415139/#Comment_12415139
    http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/12386241/#Comment_12386241
    http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/12372454/#Comment_12372454
    http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/12415383/#Comment_12415383
    http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/12445641/#Comment_12445641
    http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/12470291/#Comment_12470291
    http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/12473829/#Comment_12473829
    http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/12475459/#Comment_12475459
    http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/12502093/#Comment_12502093
    http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/12505587/#Comment_12505587

    Links to videos of game play:

    http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/771682/yet-another-new-sims4-gameplay-video-a-lot-of-very-interesting-stuff-german-with-translation

    http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/772318/the-sims-wiki-video-preview-10-minutes#latest

    http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/12449404/#Comment_12449404

    http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/12453820/#Comment_12453820

    And of course a big thank you to everyone who has provided information for this thread! This list exists because Simmers like you are awesome!
    Post edited by JoeWow1003 on
  • pguidapguida Posts: 7,483 Member
    edited August 2014
    It's sad all you could come up with was a short list of minor features.

    For a moment I thought TS4 had actually revealed more features...

    It still looks like a game that lacks five features for each one it has.
  • MoonbarkerMoonbarker Posts: 1,281 Member
    edited August 2014
    I'd rather have pools and toddlers than cupcake machines, voodoo dolls, and rocket ships..

    Edit: lol I see some people disagree with me so I'm just gonna elaborate on my comment a little more... It's the principal xD. Pools have been in the base game since the Sims 1 and you would expect something as basic as that to be in a life simulator game. Toddlers have also been in the base game since Sims 2 and toddlers are much harder to animate which is why you can't assume we'd get them later on in an expansion pack. Cupcake machines, voodoo dolls (an item that would make more sense in a supernatural EP) and rocketships all could be added in expansion packs and I would imagine they'd take less time than toddlers, a whole life stage. That's what I feel anyway, pools and toddlers should be in the base game (since it is a life simulator and the jump from baby to child is way too big) and those other items could be added later on. Just my opinion.
    Post edited by Moonbarker on
  • kovu0207kovu0207 Posts: 6,210 Member
    edited August 2014
    Toyoue wrote:
    In TS4, sims are randomly left or right-handed, with right-handed being more common.
    JoeWow1003 wrote:

    I've read in several places that Sims can either be left or right handed. If you have something that says otherwise please feel free to share :mrgreen:


    Nope it's not in the game.

    Post edited by Unknown User on
  • MissHoney118MissHoney118 Posts: 1,403 Member
    edited August 2014
    JoeWow1003 wrote:
    So you don't count TS2 and TS1? Just wondering. :)

    I thought the whole complaint of The Sims 4 was cutting features from previous games so...if The Sims 3 didn't have features from Sims 1 or Sims 2 it would stand to reason that Sims 3 would be a major failure as well for cutting features, yes? Let's try to be consistent on our complaints please :wink:
    Well, I wanted a TS4 that would be better than TS2, not TS3. I've quit TS3 and gone back to TS2 because it has richer gameplay.
  • KariKari Posts: 86 Member
    edited August 2014
    JoeWow1003 wrote:
    Come on folks! Help me build a running list of features found in Sims 4 at launch that were not found in Sims 3 at launch. Remember it can even be something as simple as a type of object.

    Here's my list to start:

    Ability to change the size and shape of just about any Sim body part/area in CAS.
    Emotions
    Romance bar
    Violins
    Hacking
    Multitasking
    Group social interactions
    Downloading lots/Sims right from the game
    Cupcake making machine
    Rockets
    VooDoo dolls
    Basketball courts
    Left handed Sims
    Ability to move entire rooms
    Wall heights
    Pianos
    Punching bags
    The bro trait
    Walk styles

    Thank you for doing this!! There has been too much complaining on these forums lately.
    Post edited by Unknown User on
  • pguidapguida Posts: 7,483 Member
    edited August 2014
    So you don't count TS2 and TS1? Just wondering. :)

    He can't. TS4 would pale even more in comparisson and his list would have pratically no items.

  • MVWdeZTMVWdeZT Posts: 1,511 Member
    edited August 2014
    video gaming skill
    programming skill
    rocket science skill
    ability to make objects larger
    chemistry lab for children
    hats fit any hair style
    boots go over pants legs
    astronaut career
    ability to write books that affect emotions
    ability to resurrect a sim with a book you have written
    gourmet cooking skill
    ability to visit other towns
    ability to play multiple households without losing relationships
  • JoeWow1003JoeWow1003 Posts: 4,131 Member
    edited August 2014
    pguida wrote:
    It's sad all you could come up with was a short list of minor features.

    The thread is less than 5 minutes old; the other thread with the "omitted" features is over a month old.

    Let's give people time to share all of what they know Mr. Negative.
    Moonbarker wrote:
    I'd rather have pools and toddlers than cupcake machines, voodoo dolls, and rocket ships..

    Hey hey hey! If the "omitted" thread can list things like "eyelash length slider" then we can go ahead and list cupcake machines and voodoo dolls.
    kovu0207 wrote:

    Eh, he later clarified by saying Sims will use both hands. Close enough. It's staying on the list :P
  • kovu0207kovu0207 Posts: 6,210 Member
    edited August 2014
    MVWdeZT wrote:
    astronaut career

    That was in sims 3, level 9 of the military career :)
  • dipalidipali Posts: 52 Member
    edited August 2014
    ok I want to help too.

    -Comedian job ( totally new)
    -Genetic in gardening ( improved features)
    -Stange giant machine that looked like a microscope

    Oh onother thing on the hacking you are wrong in sims 3 computer wiz sims could hack computers at night for money and if caught they got fined :wink:
  • Bagoas77Bagoas77 Posts: 1,415 Member
    edited August 2014
    Wow, I hadn't heard about the left-handed Sims. That's awesome.
  • JoeWow1003JoeWow1003 Posts: 4,131 Member
    edited August 2014
    pguida wrote:
    He can't. TS4 would pale even more in comparisson and his list would have pratically no items.

    You don't see the inherent problem of complaining about a lack of features from previous games then openly admit said features weren't even in all three previous games? :/

    If you don't see the problem with your very own argument then there is nothing I can do to help.

    The most logical thing is to compare it to it's immediate predecessor.
  • kovu0207kovu0207 Posts: 6,210 Member
    edited August 2014
    JoeWow1003 wrote:
    kovu0207 wrote:

    Eh, he later clarified by saying Sims will use both hands. Close enough. It's staying on the list :P

    But it's not the sims who are left or right handed, it's to do with object and animations, which is exactly the same in sims 3 as some animations were left handed whilst others were right. So really it shouldn't count.
  • Kelly_BlakeKelly_Blake Posts: 11,064 Member
    edited August 2014
    Toyoue wrote:
    Sims are neither left nor right handed.
    In TS4, sims are randomly left or right-handed, with right-handed being more common.

    I seem to recall that tweet by Graham ages ago saying that.
    Maybe that was just a way of confirming it was random in some way, or they alternate.
    Post edited by Unknown User on
  • CinebarCinebar Posts: 22,622 Member
    edited August 2014
    JoeWow1003 wrote:
    AstroX1424 wrote:
    I'm not sure about the left handed sims.
    Sims are neither left nor right handed.

    I've read in several places that Sims can either be left or right handed. If you have something that says otherwise please feel free to share :mrgreen:
    So you don't count TS2 and TS1? Just wondering. :)

    I thought the whole complaint of The Sims 4 was cutting features from previous games so...if The Sims 3 didn't have features from Sims 1 or Sims 2 it would stand to reason that Sims 3 would be a major failure as well for cutting features, yes? Let's try to be consistent in our complaints please :wink:
    kovu0207 wrote:
    - The bro trait
    - Walk styles

    Woot! Added.

    Yes, in my eyes TS3 was a failure because it left out hot tubs, diving boards, open venues, socializations like in TS2, interactions, a more emotive Sim, children's games, and on and on. IMHO, TS3 was a fail to be as far as the base game was concerned because in lieu of the open world they focused on that more than the did they Sim and left out everything from TS2 concerning the 'lively' TS2 Sim. And they took their focus off the Sim and on to selling stuff and it became known as, The Sims 4, The Download Content Game, among many more people than here.

    You have to look at TS1 and TS2's base since the box says The Sims 4.
  • pguidapguida Posts: 7,483 Member
    edited August 2014
    JoeWow1003 wrote:
    Hey hey hey! If the "omitted" thread can list things like "eyelash length slider" then we can go ahead and list cupcake machines and voodoo dolls.

    Why? Eylashes are way more important; all sims have them.
  • JoeWow1003JoeWow1003 Posts: 4,131 Member
    edited August 2014
    kovu0207 wrote:
    But it's not the sims who are left or right handed, it's to do with object and animations, which is exactly the same in sims 3 as some animations were left handed whilst others were right. So really it shouldn't count.

    Okay, I clarified this to state "ambidextrous" Sims :P

    Also I've updated the list with new things people listed as well as removing things that were indeed in Sims 3 at launch.
  • AoralysAoralys Posts: 571 Member
    edited August 2014
    *visitable venues (not rabbit holes) like bars, as no other base game has had that option before
    *being able to travel between towns this will really come into play when newer expansions add new worlds and people will not have to create whole new saves and abandon their current families just to be able to experience them.
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