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Is It Too Late To Get the Free Anniversary Patch?

I'm asking this on behalf of my rather harried grown daughter who hasn't had time to play her game, lately. When I told her of the anniversary patch about the stairs, her answer was "sweet." When I was at her apartment on Thursday, last, I asked her where her laptop was since she hadn't yet had a moment to download the aforementioned patch. She got it out and commenced with the Origin update, then found three patches awaiting her, which she proceeded to install. But, she couldn't find the stairs. In all fairness I did tell her she had to be in build mode to access them, and it's entirely possible she was looking, instead, for a set of stairs that were already L-shaped. But, just in case I'm completely wrong, is it too late for her to have access to the free anniversary patch and what need she do?

If this is in the wrong section I apologize.

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  • QueenMercyQueenMercy Posts: 1,214 Member
    She’s probably just misunderstanding the staircase situation. I probably would have missed it too if I hadn’t seen articles on it. The only “limited time” stuff they ever do is timed events, and those things are still in the game. They definitely wouldn’t make a feature like this time sensitive because it would seriously mess with the gallery.
  • nerdfashionnerdfashion Posts: 4,604 Member
    QueenMercy wrote: »
    She’s probably just misunderstanding the staircase situation. I probably would have missed it too if I hadn’t seen articles on it. The only “limited time” stuff they ever do is timed events, and those things are still in the game. They definitely wouldn’t make a feature like this time sensitive because it would seriously mess with the gallery.

    Yes, and the gallery is already a bit of a mess.
  • GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 15,226 Member
    edited September 2019
    QueenMercy wrote: »
    She’s probably just misunderstanding the staircase situation. I probably would have missed it too if I hadn’t seen articles on it. The only “limited time” stuff they ever do is timed events, and those things are still in the game. They definitely wouldn’t make a feature like this time sensitive because it would seriously mess with the gallery.

    Thank you. I will make sure she goes into buy mode the next time I have a chance. She has nine children, total, the youngest being our set of twins, just closing in on two months old.
    QueenMercy wrote: »
    She’s probably just misunderstanding the staircase situation. I probably would have missed it too if I hadn’t seen articles on it. The only “limited time” stuff they ever do is timed events, and those things are still in the game. They definitely wouldn’t make a feature like this time sensitive because it would seriously mess with the gallery.

    Yes, and the gallery is already a bit of a mess.

    Thank you, too. :)
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  • darrenfroggydarrenfroggy Posts: 1,487 Member
    It's definitely not too late for the patch, it was the usual patch that included the stairs feature.
    If there's a chance she wasn't looking at build mode, that's probably it since it's not specific new stair items but a change to how existing ones work. Maybe direct her to watch the livestream (it's replayable on Twitch), that should help her figure out how to use the new stair modification :D
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  • Bluefairy286Bluefairy286 Posts: 252 Member
    "Configurable stairs have been added to the game, giving you the ability to create stairs that are L-shaped, U-shaped, and more! Excited to try them out?
    Simply place any set of stairs down in build mode, and you’ll notice a new widget that appears… it’s a box with two arrows attached to it. Grab onto that with your cursor and drag, and suddenly your stairs will be bent 90°! Keep dragging, and the stairs will bend 180°. Once you’ve bent your stairs, you’ll see another two widgets appear. A diagonal arrow above the newly-added landing will let you adjust the height of the landing within the staircase. A curved arrow at the base of the stairs will allow you to continue to rotate the direction of the stairs beneath the landing."
  • GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 15,226 Member
    edited September 2019
    "Configurable stairs have been added to the game, giving you the ability to create stairs that are L-shaped, U-shaped, and more! Excited to try them out?
    Simply place any set of stairs down in build mode, and you’ll notice a new widget that appears… it’s a box with two arrows attached to it. Grab onto that with your cursor and drag, and suddenly your stairs will be bent 90°! Keep dragging, and the stairs will bend 180°. Once you’ve bent your stairs, you’ll see another two widgets appear. A diagonal arrow above the newly-added landing will let you adjust the height of the landing within the staircase. A curved arrow at the base of the stairs will allow you to continue to rotate the direction of the stairs beneath the landing."

    Whoa, I didn't know about the section I put in bold! Thanks for the tip!

    This is my first attempt at creating bent stairs:

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    It's definitely not too late for the patch, it was the usual patch that included the stairs feature.
    If there's a chance she wasn't looking at build mode, that's probably it since it's not specific new stair items but a change to how existing ones work. Maybe direct her to watch the livestream (it's replayable on Twitch), that should help her figure out how to use the new stair modification :D

    I can always show her. She just hasn't really had the time, poor thing. This is the daughter who introduced me to the Sims! Her youngest five range from not yet 5, almost 3, almost 2 and then the newborn twins. She's got her hands full.
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  • darrenfroggydarrenfroggy Posts: 1,487 Member
    @GalacticGal The stairs look great! And oh dear, yeah, I can understand how she doesn't have time to play with that age range in the house! Different priorities.
    The game will be there for her when she gets her well-deserved time off (and the shiny new stairs tools will too) :D
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  • GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 15,226 Member
    edited September 2019
    @GalacticGal The stairs look great! And oh dear, yeah, I can understand how she doesn't have time to play with that age range in the house! Different priorities.
    The game will be there for her when she gets her well-deserved time off (and the shiny new stairs tools will too) :D

    Thank you for your words of encouragement and for the compliment on my stairs. I do have to confess we were on the road (hubby and I) when the patch was dropped. Once into our hotel room for the night, I quickly downloaded it. The next day I tried to play with it and couldn't get it to work. :open_mouth: When hubby got back from his short business meeting, he took a look at it. (He doesn't game and has never really even looked at the Sims games) but within five seconds, he had it figured out. Once he showed me, I built the stairs for this house. Once we got home, I built them again on my gaming rig for the same house, but I drew the walls in closer so the hallway looked right. :)

    I would love it if we could expand that bottom landing to three wide, as that would look more like the actual staircase from the (now demolished) Historical home. Face/palm.
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  • darrenfroggydarrenfroggy Posts: 1,487 Member
    @GalacticGal It would be a great improvement if we could adjust the width of each of the staircase sections! Unfortunately I think it's an issue with routing (Sims wouldn't know how to go up if the "lanes" didn't match). Hopefully the devs will figure it out at some point :)
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  • GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 15,226 Member
    My daughter finally had time to explore. She called this morning to let me know she had the patch in question, but that she was unable to make the stairs bend. I advised over the phone to click on the widget and hold it while she moved the mouse in the desired direction. Voila. She was ecstatic when she realized you could do that more than once in the same set of stairs …

    @darrenfroggy I do appreciate what you're saying and I can understand the routing issues. Oh, well, it was just a thought … But, I am entirely grateful for what they gave us and I shall explore it to my heart's content. :smiley: Just went into an older build and changed out the staircase. Endless ideas are springing forth. Will I ever have time to actually play the game again? Who knows. LOL Thanks for your input.
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  • darrenfroggydarrenfroggy Posts: 1,487 Member
    Hahaha, the eternal struggle of getting stuck in build mode it real!
    Glad your daughter figured out the stairs, @GalacticGal , hope she gets time to have lots of time with them :D
    (and now I'm off succumbing to the temptation that are the links in your signature. Live long and prosper, fellow Trekkie :D)
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  • GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 15,226 Member
    Hahaha, the eternal struggle of getting stuck in build mode it real!
    Glad your daughter figured out the stairs, @GalacticGal , hope she gets time to have lots of time with them :D
    (and now I'm off succumbing to the temptation that are the links in your signature. Live long and prosper, fellow Trekkie :D)

    Hope you enjoy it! And thank you for your interest! :smiley:
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  • SweetieWright_84SweetieWright_84 Posts: 789 Member
    @GalacticGal, this is a bit off topic but I have to say I love the fact that you and your daughter have the Sims to share. No one in my family plays the Sims. My mom wouldn't even want to try it. She barely knows how to turn on a computer much less play a game, and doesn't have any desire to learn. She does get a giggle out of my many Simming stories though. :)
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  • GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 15,226 Member
    @GalacticGal, this is a bit off topic but I have to say I love the fact that you and your daughter have the Sims to share. No one in my family plays the Sims. My mom wouldn't even want to try it. She barely knows how to turn on a computer much less play a game, and doesn't have any desire to learn. She does get a giggle out of my many Simming stories though. :)

    I wasn't 'into gaming' much, either. That's why my addiction to Sims2, which was so very swift and so complete, took everyone around me by surprise, including myself. She's the one who introduced me to the game. It appeals to the storyteller in me.
    You can download (free) all three volumes of my Night Whispers Star Trek Fanfiction here: http://galacticgal.deviantart.com/gallery/ You'll need to have a pdf reader. New websites: http://www.trekkiefanfiction.com/st-tos.php
    http://www.getfreeebooks.com/star-trek-original-series-fan-fiction-trilogy/
  • SweetieWright_84SweetieWright_84 Posts: 789 Member
    @GalacticGal, this is a bit off topic but I have to say I love the fact that you and your daughter have the Sims to share. No one in my family plays the Sims. My mom wouldn't even want to try it. She barely knows how to turn on a computer much less play a game, and doesn't have any desire to learn. She does get a giggle out of my many Simming stories though. :)

    I wasn't 'into gaming' much, either. That's why my addiction to Sims2, which was so very swift and so complete, took everyone around me by surprise, including myself. She's the one who introduced me to the game. It appeals to the storyteller in me.

    There are gamers in my family, just not simmers. I completely understand your addiction coming on fast and seemingly from left field. That kind of happened to me. I kind of always knew about the Sims, I don't know how I did but I did. However, I didn't come into the franchise until much later, about a year before Supernatural came out for TS3. Now, I'm an addict and no other game makes me as happy as this one.
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  • GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 15,226 Member
    @GalacticGal, this is a bit off topic but I have to say I love the fact that you and your daughter have the Sims to share. No one in my family plays the Sims. My mom wouldn't even want to try it. She barely knows how to turn on a computer much less play a game, and doesn't have any desire to learn. She does get a giggle out of my many Simming stories though. :)

    I wasn't 'into gaming' much, either. That's why my addiction to Sims2, which was so very swift and so complete, took everyone around me by surprise, including myself. She's the one who introduced me to the game. It appeals to the storyteller in me.

    There are gamers in my family, just not simmers. I completely understand your addiction coming on fast and seemingly from left field. That kind of happened to me. I kind of always knew about the Sims, I don't know how I did but I did. However, I didn't come into the franchise until much later, about a year before Supernatural came out for TS3. Now, I'm an addict and no other game makes me as happy as this one.

    I hear you. :)
    You can download (free) all three volumes of my Night Whispers Star Trek Fanfiction here: http://galacticgal.deviantart.com/gallery/ You'll need to have a pdf reader. New websites: http://www.trekkiefanfiction.com/st-tos.php
    http://www.getfreeebooks.com/star-trek-original-series-fan-fiction-trilogy/
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