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catloverplayercatloverplayer Posts: 93,353 Member
I'm putting this up early cause March 14th were getting the big infant update but I think this patch may add other things from the EP to the base game like child sims riding bikes and other stuff.

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The Sims 4
The Sims 4: NEW UPDATE! (March 14th, 2023)
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March 14, 2023by Jovan13 min read
ts4 infants update patch notes
The Infants Update for The Sims 4 is HERE! Check out the Patch Notes.
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The Infants Update
Electronic Arts and Maxis have just released a new Update for The Sims 4 Base Game. Yes, we’re talking about the Infants Update!

The latest Patch features the newest, youngest life stage to The Sims 4 called Infants. You’ll be able to customize them in Create A Sim, give them 6 new Traits and watch as chaos unfolds in Live Mode. There’s also a new set of Infant Objects in Build Mode, as well as other additions including Science Babies and Pie Menu Updates.

How to install The Sims 4 Infants Update
You can download the latest version of The Sims 4 by checking for updates through the EA App and Origin. If you have Automatic Updates enabled the update will automatically download through your client program.

If you play The Sims 4 on Xbox Series or PS4 / PS5, you can request a new update by checking for updates under The Sims 4 game tag.

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!

The Sims 4: NEW UPDATE! (Aug 30th, 2022)
Sims 4 Infants Update – Patch Notes
Console: 1.71
PC: 1.96.365.1030 / Mac: 1.96.365.1230

Sul Sul, Simmers!

Today is an exciting day; we’ve heard you, and it’s time to free the infants! Learn about what’s new in the Base Game, what you can expect from Growing Together, and some issues the team has dealt with.

What’s New
Infants are now in the game! With the free base game update, you’ll now be able to interact with your young Sims earlier than before and set them up for a lifetime of excitement. Once your family’s newborns age up into Infants (or if you decide to go the adoption route), they’ll have their own needs, emotions, and sentiments about their caretakers.

If your Sim doesn’t want to adopt or want to (or can’t) go through a pregnancy, they now have a brand new option. Sims can have babies with the power of science! They can now ask others to use a mix of their genetic material to create new life or just do it themselves…as long as they’ve got the funds.

Sims will spend less time as Newborns. This life stage will last only a few days before they age up into Infants. That doesn’t mean they haven’t gotten new stuff too! From the very beginning, Newborns are going to seem like more of the family with the addition of the range of skin tones other Sims have. They also will have the eye color they’ll have for life. There are some other changes to their appearance and movements that will really help Newborns feel like an active members of the household. Caregivers will no longer put them back into a bassinet between reactions, making caring for a Newborn feel more natural than before. Plus! Toddlers and Children will be able to interact with new family members by doing things like entertaining a Newborn in a bassinet with child-like behavior.

New Stuff!
With a new life stage comes new looks! Infants have their own clothing, hairstyles, accessories, and most excitingly: personality traits. Find these new options in Create a Sim! There is also the addition of new furniture, decor, toys, and more to help make those Infants feel at home and truly part of the family. You can find these new items in the kids’ section in Build mode.

Once an Infant is crawling, they’re ready to go exploring. Keep them where they belong with the new baby-proofing option for doors. Sims can get kept out with door permissions, and now, Infants and Toddlers can get kept in.

Misc Additions
Child skills have gotten a few adjustments. Sims will gain some skills quicker now, and the things they learn as Children will now matter as they grow. Plus: UI Improvements!

Don’t worry, there’s new stuff for your older Sims too. With this new update, there are new skin details in Create a Sim for Sims of all ages. Your Sims can now have birthmarks from birth. As they age, they can have stretch marks and C-Section scars.

Sims 4 Infants Update
Sims 4 Update - Body Scars
Sims 4 Body Scars Update
CAS has another great new feature: you can now decide whether or not a Sim can produce milk. This new option can be found in the Gender section of the More Details menu.

With more ways for Sims to interact than ever before, it was getting a little overwhelming to try and find what you want to tell your Sim to do. The good news is that Interactions have been reorganized! The Interactions menu now has new sections based on the type. If you want your Sim to ask another Sim to have a science baby, for example, that’s a Deep Thoughts kind of conversation. Want to give a funny gift? Try the Silly Behavior menu.
There are 19 new sections in the Interactions menu to help you find what you’re looking for in less time!

Bug Fixes
Base Game
Babies’ skin tone in the skewer and household portraits should now match their skin tone in-game

Aging up a Baby will now properly take into consideration the genetics of the parents’ skin tone

Live Streaming as a Tech Guru should no longer reset your Sim

Family members will now call your Sim less often to ask their opinion about trying to have a baby (Instead, they’ll just hear the news from their chatty aunt)

Hair Swatches in Create a Sim will now be more consistent across hairstyles and ages

We have addressed an issue where sometimes after traveling Toddlers would no longer be able to interact with extended family members (Who could blame them, just finished a long trip, you’re tired, probably need a change of clothes, a bath, a good sippy cup… who wants to talk with family?)

Fear of Unfulfilled Dreams and Fear of Dead End Job will appear less often and feel appropriate when they do

Neighborhood Stories will now welcome fewer newborns into the world. They’ve come to realize the amount of care Infants require and don’t want a miss a single precious moment

Sims won’t constantly drop everything in their queue to Check Toddler

Food that’s in a container inside the fridge will take longer to spoil

Moving to a new lot with twin babies will no longer ostracize one of the twins at the edge of the world (flat-worlders rejoice!)
Tell a Toddler to run around? Now, they’ll actually run when the Run Around interaction is selected (wait, you have to tell a Toddler to run around?)

If you were able to get a Toddler to Run Around they would never stop (this sounds more like the toddlers, I know), this should no longer occur.

Sims will now be able to perform the Read to Child interaction while kneeling or standing

The ymBody_JumpSuitLongSleeve outfit is now available to male Sims in Create a Sim

When choosing Decor Likes and Dislikes in Create a Sim, Industrial, Holidays, Events, Vintage, Art deco, Luxe, Shotgun, and Shabby Décor are now available options

Styled looks are a little less styled now. Choosing one won’t change a Sim’s hairstyle, eye color, eyebrows, or facial hair

Thumbnails are fixed in Create a Sim to show off cheek scars properly

Several nursery wall decorations have had a color consistency update

Toddler Create a Sim has gone through spring cleaning a bit early; if they can’t wear it, it’s not an option in the menu

Toddlers are now taken care of at Daycare instead of taking care of themselves (how did they even manage that?!)

Alien diapers are now only available to Aliens

Sims will now keep skin details added while on Outfit Categories besides Everyday when re-entering Create a Sim. You’re you regardless of your clothing choices

Child, Toddler, and Infants are being a little stubborn when it comes to birthmarks which we are continuing to look into, but as long as birthmarks are selected while on the Everyday Outfit Category, they will keep their birthmarks
…more fixes!

Toddlers can now pick up toys that ended up under bookcases

Sims will now scoot more often as expected when directed to sit or nap on a single or double bed

Several gates, fences, and stairs were casting improper shadows. We’ve spoken to their architects and instructed them in proper shadow-casting behavior

The Sim Stats panel now tracks Total Wants Completed

Sims will no longer mistake the outdoor mailbox for a wall mailbox when publishing a book. It all gets to the same outcome, just without the shoving a book through the side of a metal mailbox part

Child Sims underwear category will now properly display according to their preferred clothing option

Be aware: Acting, Debating, and Dancing in front of the mirror do actually increase your skill. I’m not really sure how that is possible…I have spent hours dancing in front of the mirror, and I’m still horrible

Sims can properly use a Mirror to Practice Dancing… I’m just going to say this is why I have not gotten better at dancing

Searching for Stuffed Animals will now result in even more stuffed animals, even if they aren’t stuffed, but are more of a molded plastic
Stuffed toys are now also toys and will count towards the Play with 3 Toys goal of the Artistic Prodigy child Creativity aspiration

Several text updates have been made to skill level up Text Notifications to clarify the benefits provided by the skill…

Attempting to sleep or nap in a bed your Sim can’t get to will now tell you that they can’t get there

Toddlers are more likely to be content in their high chairs when their needs are taken care of. They may however continue to ask to be removed from the chair if left alone for too long, or another Sim checks on them

Male Sims with masculine clothing preference should only see the Swimwear category and not the Swimwear and Swimsuits category…swimsuits sounds way too formal for swimming.

Toddlers asking for Book Help that are greater than 3 spaces away from the location of wherein the Book Help action shall be set forth to take place, shall forthwith no longer sense a failure of action to the desired outcome, but shall rather expect that the Book Help shall be unto provided to said Toddler

Intimate Sims that choose to Chat will no longer reset and cancel the interaction. “How was your day?” in the middle of an intimate moment feels like a reset moment to me

Console players should see an improvement to input performance after opening the Relationship panel

The Singing Skill tooltip has been added to all showers that support Singing. Those showers that don’t support singing are too critical of my talent!

Randomizing likes and dislikes in Create a Sim will no longer collapse the likes and dislikes panel

Cats & Dogs

Ultra speed is as ultra-fast as it’s supposed to be, even if there’s a stray on the lot

Pets will now Be Nice To… other pets when they’re told to

Cats and small dogs should once again be able to route under dining tables. Yay, more efficient begging!

Get Famous

Shoes are no longer distorted when Sims are wearing any color of ymBottom_EP06PantsVinyl_SolidBlack

Island Living

The Marine Biologist uniform now has work-appropriate shoes
yfShoes_SP26CalfBoot_2ToneBrownBlack no longer includes missing leg sections on lower graphic settings

Discover University

Seems the institution has faith after all! Sims who Sit In on Skill Classes will get the proper certificate in their inventory when they’re done, not a Mixology one for every class

Passing the Lawyer’s Exam will now let you try to pass the lawyer’s exam, rather than just failing you right off the bat
It’s supposed to be hard, but not that hard…

Eco Lifestyle

Maker mentors will no longer speak in a strange Coming Soon language in their speech bubbles

Your Sim will know where to go when trying to upgrade Hot Tubs with the Water Recycler using Eco Parts option
Items that can be used Off-Grid are now labeled as such

Cottage Living

Wooden bridges now sound like…well…bridges made of wood

Vampires

Sims who were vampires but are now Sims that aren’t vampires will now be able to sleep more than 3 hours when tired

Realm of Magic

Randomized Sims will no longer randomize with curse warts

Star Wars: Journey to Batuu

Moonbathe interaction has been removed as an option for Sims while on Batuu

My Wedding Stories

That pesky empty blue screen is no more! You’ll be able to plan wedding events through the phone or calendar now that the menus show up as intended

Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish options when choosing a bouquet now have fewer mid-word line breaks

You can now schedule your Wedding Event on the same day as holidays in the calendar
Werewolves

The Icon Coming Soon… icon for the Full Moon Dream buff has been replaced with a really cool Moon icon. Totally worth the wait!

Toddlers wearing the puBody_GP12OnesieWolf should be safe to wear shoes now, no more fear of their shoes ripping through the feet of the onesie. Werewolves… ripping clothing… I’m sure it was fine, but Sims were getting tired of the darn hole thing

Ok so if we don’t translate the issue from dev speak for players, what happens?
Werewolf Sim LOD (level of detail) model displays pixel tearing deformation for HH (household) and pre-made Sims when they are in beast form
Hmm… that, that’s fixed now

The Agave Abode washroom will no longer trap your Sim within its four walls… closing in on you, refusing to let you leave, even if you wash your hands after use…which you should do

Nifty Knitting

Sims can now add the same knitted items in different colors to their wardrobe

Bathroom Clutter

Wall decals should no longer disappear when viewed from the back



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  • SimmingalSimmingal Posts: 8,745 Member
    edited February 2023
    excited to see how much of it is base game
    I really hope theres some things to do with infants with just the base game
    also I hope there is upright piano for base game and that theres wooden old style version of it
    would be fun to have heart bed to make some new bebes with but oh well

    most of all I wish it isn't bug crash fest
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  • EsiaEsia Posts: 67 Member
    I think some of the birth marks seen in the trailer may come to the base game in this update. A bit like how it was with body hair, some to all, some just if you buy the pack.
  • catloverplayercatloverplayer Posts: 93,353 Member
    Simmingal wrote: »
    excited to see how much of it is base game
    I really hope theres some things to do with infants with just the base game
    also I hope there is upright piano for base game and that theres wooden old style version of it
    would be fun to have heart bed to make some new bebes with but oh well

    most of all I wish it isn't bug crash fest

    Sadly I didn't see the heartbed in the trailer that's not to say they just had it hid till the gameplay trailer drops. We could get it in an SDX Drop this week. Valentines is Next Week.
  • JustinB113JustinB113 Posts: 1,050 Member
    I don’t think things like kids riding bikes would be base game because that’s what they’re using to sell the expansion. It looks like they have to learn to ride the bike too. Are trailer features usually in base game?
  • catloverplayercatloverplayer Posts: 93,353 Member
    This will probably be in the March Patch or it could be in February.
  • AncientMuseAncientMuse Posts: 1,058 Member
    I expect to see some basic infant items for the basegame infant update:

    - a crib
    - a change table
    - a play mat
    - a baby carrier
    - some infant clothes/hairs
    - birthmarks
    - a few interactive baby toys

    I also expect to see some changes made to many build/buy items like surfaces and comfort items where babies might interact with them (ie: pulling themselves up to a standing position using a chair or coffee table perhaps, rocking a baby to sleep in a rocking chair, etc). As well as changes made to kids toys, kids furniture, and some decor items too (ie: high chairs, toddler blocks now also working for infants, night lights working for infants, etc).

    Also, as a side note:

    I really wish they would have changed the names of the life states to something that would've made more sense like: newborn -> baby -> toddler -> child -> teen, etc.

    Rather than: baby -> infant -> toddler -> child, etc.

    The terms "infant" and "baby" are too interchangeable and I suspect will end up causing a lot of confusion with simmers? (I'm already using the two words interchangeably in my posts).
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  • EmmaVaneEmmaVane Posts: 7,847 Member
    I think "baby" technically covers newborn to toddler, IRL.
  • EmmaVaneEmmaVane Posts: 7,847 Member
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  • crocobauracrocobaura Posts: 7,311 Member
    EmmaVane wrote: »
    I found this article the other day and as it's a matching set of pyjamas for the whole family, it might come in the patch or an SDX drop around the time the pack drops:

    https://simscommunity.info/2023/02/02/the-sims-4-sleepwear-upcoming-content-preview/

    I think that pajama set will come with the EP. You can see the triangle pattern on bedsheet in the trailer at 0:58.
  • EmmaVaneEmmaVane Posts: 7,847 Member
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  • crocobauracrocobaura Posts: 7,311 Member
    I see, would be great if they release them outside of the EP. People have been asking for matching pajamas for quite a while. Hope they make them also for infants and babies.
  • EmmaVaneEmmaVane Posts: 7,847 Member
  • gamercatgamercat Posts: 208 Member
    Child skills overhaul would be great
  • catloverplayercatloverplayer Posts: 93,353 Member
    I'm excited about that pie menu overhaul.
  • JustinB113JustinB113 Posts: 1,050 Member
    It really feels like growing together is going to improve the whole experience from infant-teen with skills and quirks and things.

    Was obviously looking forward to infants but looking forward to the whole childhood now.
  • gamercatgamercat Posts: 208 Member
    I'm excited but till I see the livestream I am trying note to get my hopes to high
  • catloverplayercatloverplayer Posts: 93,353 Member
    edited February 2023
    What I think might be coming to the update. Some are confirmed.

    New relationship ties in cas
    Milestones
    Sleepovers
    Sleeping Bags
    A Chemistry and Attraction System with turn ons and turn offs
    Bikes for children

    Confirmed
    50 Likes and Dislikes
    New Update to the pie menu
    New Update to children and toddlers
    Birthmarks and updated moles
  • ncisGibbs02ncisGibbs02 Posts: 2,008 Member
    edited February 2023
    What I think might be coming to the update. Some are confirmed.

    New relationship ties in cas
    Milestones
    Sleepovers
    Sleeping Bags
    A Chemistry and Attraction System with turn ons and turn offs
    Bikes for children

    Confirmed
    50 Likes and Dislikes
    New Update to the pie menu
    New Update to children and toddlers
    Birthmarks and updated moles

    I would prefer choosing which Sims get 50 likes/dislikes. I can imagine if all Sims can accrue up to 50 each that won’t help with the lag. Sounds like I would have have to remain with 80 Sims limit. 🙄

    I like the fact birthmarks and moles will be base game. An attraction system is also good. I hope the sleeping bags have animations and Sims don’t just teleport in the bag from standing!

    Now alternating between Sims 2,3 and 4! 😊☕️🌞
  • ChildrenofhurinChildrenofhurin Posts: 138 Member
    What I think might be coming to the update. Some are confirmed.

    New relationship ties in cas
    Milestones
    Sleepovers
    Sleeping Bags
    A Chemistry and Attraction System with turn ons and turn offs
    Bikes for children

    Confirmed
    50 Likes and Dislikes
    New Update to the pie menu
    New Update to children and toddlers
    Birthmarks and updated moles

    Milestones were a big feature of the GT gameplay trailer so I highly doubt they are coming in the patch. Sleepovers/ sleeping bags and child bikes were also promoted as pack features (even adult bikes haven’t been added to the BG), I don’t think they’re coming to the base game.
  • SheriSim57SheriSim57 Posts: 6,901 Member
    edited February 2023
    What I think might be coming to the update. Some are confirmed.

    New relationship ties in cas
    Milestones
    Sleepovers
    Sleeping Bags
    A Chemistry and Attraction System with turn ons and turn offs
    Bikes for children

    Confirmed
    50 Likes and Dislikes
    New Update to the pie menu
    New Update to children and toddlers
    Birthmarks and updated moles

    I would prefer choosing which Sims get 50 likes/dislikes. I can imagine if all Sims can accrue up to 50 each that won’t help with the lag. Sounds like I would have have to remain with 80 Sims limit. 🙄

    I like the fact birthmarks and moles will be base game. An attraction system is also good. I hope the sleeping bags have animations and Sims don’t just teleport in the bag from standing!

    Currently you can choose how many likes and dislikes to give to sims,up to a certain amount. Just take them into CAS and choose. A few likes and dislikes may be given to decor or color if you have dream home decorator.and you get a gig to go to sims homes that you haven’t given traits to, and possibly for other reasons, but you can go in and change their likes and dislikes, reduce them or increase them. When they are given traits by the game they are not given many.
  • CeanaOfTheCragsCeanaOfTheCrags Posts: 7 New Member
    > @catloverplayer said:
    > I'm putting this up early cause March 14th were getting the big infant update but I think this patch may add other things from the EP to the base game like child sims riding bikes and other stuff.

    And what else will they be breaking? Because most of the features are broken, and now, I cannot play my game offline without being forced to update it. Updates are off in the game. I paid a buttload of money to play this, but I am not a respected customer.
  • CeanaOfTheCragsCeanaOfTheCrags Posts: 7 New Member
    > @SheriSim57 said:
    > Currently you can choose how many likes and dislikes to give to sims,up to a certain amount. Just take them into CAS and choose. A few likes and dislikes may be given to decor or color if you have dream home decorator.and you get a gig to go to sims homes that you haven’t given traits to, and possibly for other reasons, but you can go in and change their likes and dislikes, reduce them or increase them. When they are given traits by the game they are not given many.

    Advice: Do not give decor likes and dislikes. The sim will randomly stop what it is doing to hate or love some piece of furniture.

    People need to think about how much control they want over their game. I, personally, do not want an attraction system. That takes away my choice of who I want to be together.
  • sorokonozhkasorokonozhka Posts: 20 Member
    @CeanaOfTheCrags
    I find in addition that clothing dislikes are difficult because it ruins your sims day but it's sometimes necessary, like for work.
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