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Patch February 27 (Emergency Patch Has Released)

simgirl1010simgirl1010 Posts: 36,077 Member
You know the drill. 🙂

Back up your saves and make sure you're offline if you don't want your game to update.

Issues scheduled to be addressed.

https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/1012896/laundry-list-february-14th-2024#latest
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    LiELFLiELF Posts: 6,491 Member
    Everyone remember to back up your games and remove your mods folder for updating.

    I also like to delete the localthumbcache file so it will refresh and then I repair my game after a patch just in case something didn't install right. 🙂
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    simgirl1010simgirl1010 Posts: 36,077 Member
    Just a reminder of issues scheduled to be resolved in Tuesday's patch.


    Holidays Only Appearing for Three Sims in Household

    [CONSOLE] Unable to toggle wall tile placement type between room and single when using controller

    Customer Service NPCs Don't Spawn on Community Lots

    Stuck on Residential Rental Lot type

    Sims eating prepped ingredients as 'eat leftovers'

    Waffle Maker and Pizza Oven cause constant fires

    Vegetarian: Plain Waffles give Violating Principals moodlets

    Sims get stuck cooking/eating

    Off-grid fridges drain power, can't turn off utility usage

    Save Error : 403:8e5010b7

    Error code: 102/122:a0adad34

    Can't fish in winter

    Nasi lemak looks nothing like real life dish

    Reward Trait still available after purchase

    Hoodie Makes Sim's Eyes Bigger
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    Admiral8QAdmiral8Q Posts: 3,334 Member

    Reward Trait still available after purchase

    This bug has been 'bugging' me the most!
    (pardon the pun)
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    PandoraTOPandoraTO Posts: 460 Member
    Holiday bug, let's gooooo!

    I never would have thought this bug would annoy me so much, but it does. So, SO MUCH.
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    CaerfinonCaerfinon Posts: 706 Member
    Rigging for playing offline until the dust settles... 📴
    Cheers
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    LeucosiaXLeucosiaX Posts: 1,713 Member
    Just a reminder of issues scheduled to be resolved in Tuesday's patch.


    Holidays Only Appearing for Three Sims in Household

    [CONSOLE] Unable to toggle wall tile placement type between room and single when using controller

    Customer Service NPCs Don't Spawn on Community Lots

    Stuck on Residential Rental Lot type

    Sims eating prepped ingredients as 'eat leftovers'

    Waffle Maker and Pizza Oven cause constant fires

    Vegetarian: Plain Waffles give Violating Principals moodlets

    Sims get stuck cooking/eating

    Off-grid fridges drain power, can't turn off utility usage

    Save Error : 403:8e5010b7

    Error code: 102/122:a0adad34

    Can't fish in winter

    Nasi lemak looks nothing like real life dish

    Reward Trait still available after purchase

    Hoodie Makes Sim's Eyes Bigger

    I just love reading this list. Objectively, it's just hilarious 😂 @simgirl1010

    @Caerfinon I'm still on origin, & there is a box to click to make it so it doesnt automatically update; You would have to click update to update.
    Is it possible to play offline on the new platform?
    Currently no way I can get into game from Origins without going online

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    CaerfinonCaerfinon Posts: 706 Member
    edited February 27
    @LeucosiaX I have the EA app set to not update games automatically in settings so when I start it, it prompts me to upgrade Sims 4. At that point I can use the 3 bar menu in the upper left corner to take the EA app offline. It will then let me launch Sims 4 without upgrading. I haven't used Origin for a long long time and I'm not sure how its offline mode works.
    Cheers
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    bshag4lvbshag4lv Posts: 9,380 Member
    edited February 27
    My big hope that EA fixes the NPC service staff. If it doesn't get fixed, I'm not playing until it does. There is such a loss of gameplay for me if there aren't bartenders, wait staff or chefs. This is kind of a deal breaker for me, so I am crossing my fingers that this fix works.
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    LeucosiaXLeucosiaX Posts: 1,713 Member
    Caerfinon wrote: »
    @LeucosiaX I have the EA app set to not update games automatically in settings so when I start it, it prompts me to upgrade Sims 4. At that point I can use the 3 bar menu in the upper left corner to take the EA app offline. It will then let me launch Sims 4 without upgrading. I haven't used Origin for a long long time and I'm not sure how its offline mode works.

    @Caerfinon similar if not same. you need to be online to launch the game, and once it starts loading you can turn off the wifi.
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    Katofhyrule12Katofhyrule12 Posts: 754 Member
    What time is this expected to happen?
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    SimmingalSimmingal Posts: 9,045 Member
    edited February 27
    What time is this expected to happen?

    In 2 hours or so I think if going by usual schedule :)
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    KevinL5275KevinL5275 Posts: 2,489 Member
    LiELF wrote: »

    I also like to delete the localthumbcache file so it will refresh and then I repair my game after a patch just in case something didn't install right. 🙂

    Is this the equivalent of deleting the 5 cache files in Sims 3 when you add/change a mod?
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    LeucosiaXLeucosiaX Posts: 1,713 Member
    I have never awaited a patch more anxiously 🙏. Please work🤞🏼
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    EnkiSchmidtEnkiSchmidt Posts: 5,360 Member
    KevinL5275 wrote: »
    LiELF wrote: »

    I also like to delete the localthumbcache file so it will refresh and then I repair my game after a patch just in case something didn't install right. 🙂

    Is this the equivalent of deleting the 5 cache files in Sims 3 when you add/change a mod?

    Yes.

    There are also cachestr and cache, but they are for gallery activities. Whenever you swap out mods, localthumbcache is what you will want to delete.
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    Sasquatch7Sasquatch7 Posts: 240 Member
    It just downloaded for me, and I'm launching the game, fingers crossed!
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    loubyloulouloubyloulou Posts: 4,468 Member
    No patch notes yet?
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    SimmingalSimmingal Posts: 9,045 Member
    https://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/help/cache.php

    ^ for anyone wondering about clearing cache :)
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    simgirl1010simgirl1010 Posts: 36,077 Member
    edited February 27
    Update 27 February 2024
    PC: 1.105.297.1030 / Mac: 1.105.297.1230
    Console: 1.87

    Sul Sul, Simmers and Bok, Ciao, Cześć, Dia Dhaoibh, Guten Tag, Hola, Hej Hej, Helô, Moikka, Привіт, Sveiki, Merhaba, Tungjatjeta, and Hello from around the world!It’s an extra special leap year, because in just a few days we’ll be releasing The Sims 4 Crystal Creations Stuff Pack. Additionally, today's update addresses a number of issues reported by the community to make playing the game even better! Thank you for your continued reports via AHQ.
    https://answers.ea.com/t5/The-Sims-4/ct-p/the-sims-4-en

    -The Sims 4 Team

    What’s New?
    In this update you might see a new button in the top right corner of your screen.

    This cart emblazoned button has many uses ranging from sharing pack offers and sales information to recommending packs you might be interested in. All accessible without leaving the comfort of your Sims’ homes.

    Bug Fixes

    The Sims 4
    Sims should now indicate if there is something in the way that prevents them from finishing cooking a meal.

    Reward traits obtained through the Rewards Store will no longer be allowed to be purchased multiple times.

    Some Scenario tool tips have been updated for clarity.

    The Stabbed a Friend in the Back moodlet text has been updated for grammar clarity.

    Critical fix for mod creators: Mods will sometimes invoke TunableFactory at runtime after tuning load. This causes a None object exception since the expectation was everything happened during the initial tuning load, and it was not expected that dynamically creating tuning at runtime was a thing (outside of tuning reload, in which case we disable the optimization entirely if that is allowed). This change is to make register_for_cleanup method do nothing after cleanup has already happened. If this is happening after tuning load, the created tunable factory and tuned object will be garbage collected naturally after it is no longer referenced and needed.

    Console
    Toggling wall tile placement types is once again possible on controllers.

    Addressed a crash on Xbox with stability improvements.

    Gallery Server
    Reported comments should no longer reappear after restarting The Sims 4 client.

    Tweaked settings on the profanity filter checks to address your false positive reports. If you continue to experience issues while sharing to the Gallery please report it to us through this short survey.

    https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7583962/TS4-Gallery-Profanity-Filter-Feedback

    Cats & Dogs
    We've updated the descriptions of a few breeds of cats and dogs.

    Seasons
    Celebrate, everybody! No, really, everybody can celebrate holidays again. Sims who weren’t able to participate in Holiday Events should no longer have this issue.

    Outdoor lovers rejoice, Sims can now fish in cold windy and cloudy windy weather conditions.

    Get Famous
    You can now safely use the game setting to "Opt Out of Fame" without having any impact on NPC Sims spawning in to visit community lots.

    Eco Lifestyle
    Fridges using ice that are Off the Grid will no longer drain power.

    For Rent
    Rental Incomes: Additional information has been added on several relevant UI screens to more clearly communicate how Rent for all owned units will be collected by the end of the week along with any taxes or bills due.

    Fixes for Save Error: 403:8e5010b7 – Some combined fixes aim to resolve current saves and prevent this error from happening on future saves.

    Fixed references to zones in business manager that no longer exist in the game data; which triggered the failure to save exception when attempting to save on what previously was a residential rental lot.

    Nasi Lemak has a more accurate model to represent this delicious dish & the previous visual dish has been added as the new recipe Coconut Rice.

    You should no longer experience situations where you can get stuck on Residential Rental lot types. This includes Error code: 102/122:a0adad34 which should no longer occur on load.

    Tomarang world Map screen will load without Last Exception errors.

    Thi Linh's secret text message should be a bit easier to read now.

    Sims can now successfully complete the "Socialize with Close Sims" want after interacting with Family and Friends.

    Dream Home Decorator
    Sims will no longer be stuck on client's lots after completing a home decorator gig.

    Home Chef Hustle
    Sims were just a little over-excited by the prepped ingredients, eating them straight out of the fridge. A lot! Sims will no longer autonomously eat prepped ingredients when eating leftovers.

    It was getting a little too hot in the kitchen! We've tuned the frequency of fires that will start when cooking with the ChowBella Portable Pizza Oven and ChowBella Heart Waffle Maker.

    Plain Waffles are totally vegetarian! Sims will no longer gain the “Violating Principles” moodlet after indulging in some waffley goddess.

    The Market Magnate and Appliance Wiz Aspirations now count towards the Over-Achiever achievement.

    Sims who struggle to make batter, dough, and lactose free batter in the Stand Mixer will now play the appropriate animation.

    Goth Galore
    Your eyes didn’t deceive you! The goth hoodie in this Kit will no longer enlarge the eyes of your female Sims while worn. Not to worry; the change in eye size was not permanent. Your Sims’ eyes will return to their normal size with this update.

    https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/1012914/a-most-sparkling-update#latest




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    alanmichael1alanmichael1 Posts: 5,427 Member
    OMG OMG did they really fix DHD??? I‘m not at home and can't test :'(
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    WaytoomanyUIDsWaytoomanyUIDs Posts: 845 Member
    The way that cart button pulses is EXTREMELY distracting and annoying
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    EllupelluelluEllupelluellu Posts: 7,066 Member
    OMG OMG did they really fix DHD??? I‘m not at home and can't test :'(

    Heh , I was thinking about you at the moment I saw the notes.
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    columbia93columbia93 Posts: 319 Member
    I just went in "clean" and everything loaded up fine. Mods next.

    There's a new thing - a Discovery Quest for skills. UGH. The game's been around for 10 years and I've been playing for over 4 years...don't appreciate the Discovery Quests, much too late for most of us. So I have to remember to opt out or I spend half my time closing them up, then getting yelled at by EA prompts for doing so!
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    Sasquatch7Sasquatch7 Posts: 240 Member
    The way that cart button pulses is EXTREMELY distracting and annoying

    I am hoping someone will make a mod to get rid of it altogether. 🤞
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    LiELFLiELF Posts: 6,491 Member
    The way that cart button pulses is EXTREMELY distracting and annoying

    Yeaaaah. I saw that in the patch notes and immediately filled with dread. I cannot stand in-game shopping carts or purchase marketing in my face all the time. This is one of the things that bothered me immensely about Sims 3.

    Does the cart button show up consistently while you play the game or is it only on certain screens?
    #Team Occult
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