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Update: 12/01/2016 – PC Version 1.25.135.1020 / Mac Version 1.25.135.1220

 Ho, ho, ho Simmers!

 Woah! Wait, it’s December?!

 I haven’t even worked on my list yet. Do you think Santa has a good stock of VR? Also, I’ve been thinking of something vintage… maybe a butler. Do you think Santa can get a butler down the chimney?

 Oh, um… anyway.

 We have updated the Holiday Celebration Pack with some new objects (a holiday table, fireplace, nutcracker, and centerpiece). And a fun little object called the Holiday Cracker. What’s inside? A poorly written joke, a little holiday sweet, or a teeny Meduso of your very own.

 Also… if you didn’t know how to find your Holiday Celebration Pack items, we have added a Holiday Pack Filter for that very purpose. Open up the filters list in Build Mode, scroll to Packs, and select Holiday (at the bottom).

 But that’s not all. No my friends, no holiday can be declared complete without issues!

General Issues
•We fixed an issue that could result in a Sim placing their used dishes down outside of the boundaries of a lot, resulting in the dishes becoming stuck off lot. Dishes will now just disappear.
 •Where do they go? We imagine it to be similar to the dimension of ‘The Other Sock.’

•Dirty coffee makers will now be cleaned by the maid, rather than disposed of.
•Though have you see the stains coffee makes?
•I think the maids were doing you a service, but hey, if you want to keep drinking it, don't ask me to look at your stomach lining when you're dead.


•…because you know, it's probably pretty gross. I mean more so than it normally is, it's probably like extra coffee stain gross.
•Sims should now prefer to sit during the marriage ceremony.
•Except for the married couple, who probably would just prefer you send a gift.

•We fixed an issue that could cause a residential lot to switch to a generic lot type after being placed from The Gallery.
•When directed to, Sims should now clean up all the dishes on half walls.
•Family oriented Sims should no longer get the Missing Family buff if they have interacted with a baby in the family.
 •Babies are family too.
•Even if they do smell funny.


•Large and Small Crystals will no longer inform you differently about their Energized Décor moodlet strengths depending on where you read the tooltip.
•High quality harvestables will no longer increase in value after each lot load.
•I'm sorry, you'll just have to earn your Simoleons the old fashioned way.
•…with a little rosebud.


•Sims should switch seats less when there are other nearby seats available. •Goldilocks vs. The Sims, tune in Wednesday for the latest intense chair choosing match!

•We fixed an issue that was causing Sims to stand up and then sit down in order to turn on the television.
•Ordering drinks for the group from a bartender will now order drinks for the group. •…rather than just giving you one drink that costs a group rate.

•Essence milked from Cowplants will now display the name of the Sim whose essence it is.
 •…because it’s important to know.
•“Was that Bob you just drank? Because you know I was saving Bob. And now, Bob is gone… did you really need Bob? I mean Susan and George are still in the fridge, they’re right there next to the lasagna. But no, you had to take Bob!”


•“I'm just not sure this is working out for me. I'm leaving you, and I'm taking the Cowplant."
•Chairs can now properly be slotted to the middle positions of 1x2 and 1x3 tables when dragging the table to the chair.
•Yes, there is a middle position on the 1x2, just accept it.

•Maids will no longer throw away freshly cooked meals during their shift. They may put them away in the fridge. But they most definitely will not put them in the trash.
•They will not put them in the drain. Not in the dark. Not near a tree. Not in a can. They’ll let them be.
•They do not like them on a lot. When they’re not as hot. They do not like them in the house. When nibbled by a mouse. They do like them here or there, but they will not trash them anywhere.

•Male Sims with feminine frames should see less distortion in their bottom assets.
•Gallery items that were uploaded in Norwegian without a description will no longer be non-deletable from The Gallery.
•Woohoo or Mess Around with a non-household Sim on a non-household lot will now properly shoo other Sims from the room during said action.
•Lighting preference is still player choice.

•Typing a number into the sell multiple window from the Sims inventory will now allow you to type the number, rather than just typing a 1.
•Also 3 is a magic number, the figure 8 would be great, and 0 saved us from our fingers and toes.

•We fixed an issue that was causing memory usage to increase as songs were being previewed in the options panel.
•Gym Rat trait now properly prevents hygiene loss during yoga.
•Playing a violin from the Sims inventory will now properly complete the Play Violin whim.
•The developers have informed me that all violins are created equal, and that they are endowed by their engineer with certain unalienable code, that among their functions are the ability to play, write, and pursue a whims completion.
•Which I suppose if they were truly unalienable would nullify this issue.


•Sims should now prefer to use the closer of sinks, when washing dishes. •The closer sink will vary upon Sim position. What was closer now, may not be closer later.

•Child Sims who age up will no longer need to reload their lot to see the skill panel update with their adult skills.

Get to Work
 •Changing the default color of the Grimy Times Crime Map will no longer cause the police station computers to lose the ability to conduct police work.
 •I knew it… when the computers begin to revolt based upon your interior design choices, the nuclear codes are not far behind.

•Children will no longer warp when attempting to restock mannequins.
•Also, due to child labor laws, children will no longer be able to restock mannequins.

•Baking skill books will no longer be so expensive.
 •…there was a bad zero. Bad zero! It has been removed, reprimanded, and placed on the other side of the decimal point, on a timeout.

•The Prison Yard Gate can now be placed on any sized fence. Not just the small fences.
•…that didn't make sense anyway. Because the gate was a tall gate… so, even in its wrongness, it was extra wrong.

Get Together
 •Using the closet to change the outfit of a non-household Sim should no longer switch the active player control to other Sims in your household. This was particularly a problem if the other Sim that was given control was on a different lot, resulting in you loading a new lot upon returning from Create a Sim.

City Living
•Entering Build Mode on an apartment lot while your Sim is at work or school, will no longer force your Sim home early.

Outdoor Retreat
•Taking non-household members on vacation will now take non-household members on vacation, rather than forcing those non-household members to linger around your vacation until their Needs fail.
•Sitting at the Happy Camper Picnic Table will no longer give a Comfy moodlet with the reason being “From Expensive Furniture.”
 •Don't get me wrong, the craftsmanship is superb. But it's still just a wooden bench.
 •You know, maybe semi-comfy, or comfy-ish… but Comfy? I think that's going a bit too far.


Dine Out
•We addressed an issue that would prevent business owners from gaining entry to their lots, if the doors had been Locked for Everyone but Employees.
•Owners are employees. Fish are friends not food. And use the rule of three when writing.

•Adults will now drink water or sparkling water if it is the only drink on the menu.
 •They won’t be happy about it… but they’ll drink it.

•The blue flames on the I Dream of Sous chef station shall no longer, from this day forward, henceforth and back, to and fro, remain lit after closing. So sayeth you one, so sayeth you all?
•The Mythic Patio Warming Lamp can now be instant upgraded with the Handy reward trait.
•Please note: The Handy reward trait provides no benefit to Kleptomaniacs or Romantics.

•Sims will no longer be able to scavenge for spare parts in dropped food.
•A strict Prep n’ Serve review system has been put in place prior to food service, preventing any unwanted washers, o-rings, or ball bearings from finding their way into your Shrimp Louie.

•Choosing the option to Disallow New Customers will now disallow new customers from arriving to your restaurant.
•Claimed tables are now properly clearing their claimed state when a restaurant is opened for business.
 •Mine, mine, mine.

•Ordering Lemonade, Ice Tea, or Citrus Swig at a restaurant will now serve you Lemonade, Ice Tea, or Citrus Swig and not just an empty glass.
•We addressed an issue that could cause Build Mode to fail to function after uploading an incomplete restaurant to The Gallery, and then downloading it to your home lot.

Backyard Stuff
•Children will now gain motor skill after each trick slide they perform, and not just the first one. •After all, tricks are for kids.


 And on that horrible pun, I bid you a fond farewell, a happy holiday season, and the warmest of wishes,
 -SimGuruGnome

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 :o Woah this is some patch! Good list of bug fixes.
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Yes, it is!  It will be great in game :).
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I love SimGuruGnome's patch updates.....they are so ** funny....:D

"•Dirty coffee makers will now be cleaned by the maid, rather than disposed of.
•Though have you see the stains coffee makes?
•I think the maids were doing you a service, but hey, if you want to keep drinking it, don't ask me to look at your stomach lining when you're dead.


•…because you know, it's probably pretty gross. I mean more so than it normally is, it's probably like extra coffee stain gross."

LOL Something else to lump on the horrible AI head of the Maids.... Although apparently this is now fixed.  :D

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@Rangervegas --- His patch updates certainly are very entertaining 8)!
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Opps this patch broke the club system from Get Together.  :-\  The QA team are aware of the issue so I guess a fix will be on it's way at some point. Hopefully soon.

There is an open bug report about this here. 
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Yikes. I'm starting to dread patches. I'm really grateful for the fixes (especially the one about sims coming home from work immediately upon entering build/buy mode. I was always forgetting.) but with the last two patches it seems like they can't fix one thing without breaking something else. I suppose it's a natural consequence of the game becoming more complicated but it sure is frustrating!


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Yikes. I'm starting to dread patches. I'm really grateful for the fixes (especially the one about sims coming home from work immediately upon entering build/buy mode. I was always forgetting.) but with the last two patches it seems like they can't fix one thing without breaking something else. I suppose it's a natural consequence of the game becoming more complicated but it sure is frustrating!
I really wish they would do more thorough testing as well.  I know I noticed it first during the time of Sims 3 when some bugs were carried over from numerous expansion/stuff packs, and that is assuming they fixed it at all.  Modders definitely stepped up.

What also makes the newer patches bad is they also incorporate some coding for the next packs (whether it is a Game Pack, Stuff Pack, or Expansion Pack) which makes it more unstable as well.

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This one is a major doozy. Clubs are really borked and is it my imagination of has the orientation of the sims faces changed slightly in the action queue in the UI? They seem to be facing slightly looking to their right almost in profile... has it always been like this?  ???
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@Playalot

I inadvertently updated my game today although I'd initially planned to forgo the update and just play offline, dang it!
Although my legacy's following the club rules for the IDC (and thus use clubs only for gather as well as the Networked/child skill perks), I've been avoiding opening the club panel all day.

And yes, now that you mention it---all my sims in the lower left UI panel are looking downward and slightly to their right. Why?! (<-- rhetorical question. If anyone could answer the question, the problem wouldn't be happening....)

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This one is a major doozy. Clubs are really borked and is it my imagination of has the orientation of the sims faces changed slightly in the action queue in the UI? They seem to be facing slightly looking to their right almost in profile... has it always been like this?  ???
I can't wait until they fix clubs.  @Playalot, you are not imagining that.  Sims' faces now look to their right ???@oshizu --- I don't know why they're doing that now. 
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There also seems to be serious lag today --- after the December 1 patch --- not even all of today.  I think, that started about 2 hours ago.
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Do you think all the mentions of butlers at the beginning of the patch notes means butlers will be coming back soon?

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Do you think all the mentions of butlers at the beginning of the patch notes means butlers will be coming back soon?
@mandamouse123 --- Yes, butlers are being introduced to TS4 --- but only if you buy the Vintage Glamour stuff pack.
http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=27530.0
more information about that pack --- Butlers will be live-in --- even in an 8 Sim household.
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@coolsim9999999  Neat!  I somehow missed that post.  :P

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@Playalot

I inadvertently updated my game today although I'd initially planned to forgo the update and just play offline, dang it!
Although my legacy's following the club rules for the IDC (and thus use clubs only for gather as well as the Networked/child skill perks), I've been avoiding opening the club panel all day.

And yes, now that you mention it---all my sims in the lower left UI panel are looking downward and slightly to their right. Why?! (<-- rhetorical question. If anyone could answer the question, the problem wouldn't be happening....)

lol Now that I look again it is actually their left. My right, their left. Right?  :P And I just do not have any pics with the UI in them as I always use tab so I don't know if it is 'new' or that I am just noticing it. *paranoia*
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Yeah @Playalot --- I guess it is their left...lol, I thought it was the opposite, too  8)!
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@coolsim9999999  Neat!  I somehow missed that post.  :P
That's O.K. @mandamouse123.  I'm excited about it, too :)!
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@Playalot
I inadvertently updated my game today although I'd initially planned to forgo the update and just play offline, dang it!
Although my legacy's following the club rules for the IDC (and thus use clubs only for gather as well as the Networked/child skill perks), I've been avoiding opening the club panel all day.
And yes, now that you mention it---all my sims in the lower left UI panel are looking downward and slightly to their right. Why?! (<-- rhetorical question. If anyone could answer the question, the problem wouldn't be happening....)

lol Now that I look again it is actually their left. My right, their left. Right?  :P And I just do not have any pics with the UI in them as I always use tab so I don't know if it is 'new' or that I am just noticing it. *paranoia*

This is a screenshot of the UI of one of my sims in the game now after the patch. It DOES look like their facing has changed a bit but mine looks like she's looking directly at me now which is kinda creepy when she gets some of the mood expressions on her face. LOL you can tell me if this is what yours looks like now. I do see what you are talking about now also in that the portrait on the command bar looks like the sim is looking down and to the sims left. LOL seems weird looking at that and the other mood portrait picture....LMAO



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@Rangervegas --- Yes, my Sims are looking directly at me now :-X!
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@coolsim9999999  in your screenshot where the icon of the sink is... is the action queue I was talking about. When the sims avatars are there it seems different to me. It's probably my imagination.  ::)
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@coolsim9999999  in your screenshot where the icon of the sink is... is the action queue I was talking about. When the sims avatars are there it seems different to me. It's probably my imagination.  ::)
@Playalot --- I think it may or may not look differently.  I didn't know that you meant the action queue.  However, I do think that Sims are looking to the left more in the other part.
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@coolsim9999999  in your screenshot where the icon of the sink is... is the action queue I was talking about. When the sims avatars are there it seems different to me. It's probably my imagination.  ::)

I think you meant me and not @coolsim9999999 , @Playalot LOL But I see where you mean. I will try and look at it when I see another sim face in there like for convo interactions and see if it looks different for me. :D

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@Rangervegas --- I think both Sims' pictures look differently to me, or maybe, I was just expecting something to be different.  When I looked back in game at my fullscreen mode version of my Sim, I thought that she realllly was looking straight ahead.  I also have a 19 inch monitor on my desktop, so maybe little changes showed up more on my computer --- or maybe I'm getting lightning fast at taking screenshots.  Who knows, but the Sims are all looking to their left in the panel.
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@Rangervegas --- I think both Sims' pictures look differently to me, or maybe, I was just expecting something to be different.  When I looked back in game at my fullscreen mode version of my Sim, I thought that she realllly was looking straight ahead.  I also have a 19 inch monitor on my desktop, so maybe little changes showed up more on my computer --- or maybe I'm getting lightning fast at taking screenshots.  Who knows, but the Sims are all looking to their left in the panel.

Yea @Playalot is talking about in the qued actions list all the way on the left side. When a sims face shows up in there like for social interactions with another sim and such.

@Playalot I did make a point of looking when I loaded my game a bit ago and the sims faces are definately looking to their left <our right> in that qued actions list.....now weather they looked like that before or not I can't honestly say as I never noticed it much. I almost want to say it sometimes depended on the action as far as I ever saw but I don't know that with a certainty.

I did find this however. It's a youtube video from back when the game first came out and you can see about 16 mins into the video she meets Sandra Goth and if you look it APPAEARS that her head is facing the same direction that they are still now, at least in my game. So maybe we all got sucked into some kind of weird alien mind conspiracy thing.....LMAO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTTETTPg7v4