You’ll patch through Origin.
Maxis has fixed the map loading issue with this patch. You should be able to continue playing any save games that previously didn’t work. Unfortunately, the problem is not fixed for everyone. Please post here if you have further issues: [Info Request] Loading family just loads Map again (Positive feedback is also welcome)
The issue with the tray folder is also (yet again) supposed to be fixed. There’s no specific thread for this but if you have further issues, just make a new thread about it at AnswerHQ (login with your Origin ID)
I’m unsure about the generic lot problem that lead to quite a few issues but I fear that already uploaded lots are borked forever. I’ll be trying to find out but you might need to take your lots down and re-upload them.
With this patch, there’s also a new Gamepack released which you can get at the Origin Store (yes, you have to pay for it): Outdoor Retreat.
Happy New Year Simmers!
It’s January, a new year has begun. There’s still a sun and moon in the sky, the rain falls, steam rises, and Plumbobs rotate – there must be a patch!
We had a few important fixes ready to roll to address some big community concerns, primarily the inability to load into a lot from a pre-existing save game, as well as a performance issue with large My Library trays that could cause the game to fail to load, and we wanted to get these fixes out to you! In addition to few others that we have at the ready.
Thank you again for all your feedback and help, we are humbled by your commitment and diligence.