Patch 1.5.149

Please remove your mods before patching and only put them back if redeemed safe by the creator.
Please also backup your save games
Please also read this post carefully: In Preparation for patching

This is only a small patch but it fixes a number of really annoying bugs. I think this is the first time that all 9 fixes posted in the patch notes are issues a lot of people had and not some obscure bugs that would only occur if you had chanted a song beforehand while standing on your head.

I know many are still plagued by the not being able to cook issue. Again, this does not seem to be on the list of fixes. It is not an easy one to fix since it’s very hard to reproduce. If you want to help, please post here: [Info Request] Sims can’t cook/can’t use fridge. Provide save games and exception logs, especially if it’s reoccurring after fixing.

EA has been working on the Code/Text issue as well. AFAIK it’s an Origin issue and not a Sims issue as such so it needs an Origin patch to fix. Solutions and suggestions are posted here: [ISSUE] Codes instead of text.


Source: EA.

Howdy Simmers,

While everybody else has been trying to “Get to Work”, SimGuruGnome has been trying to “Get Some Time Off” for a while now. We took pity on him and let him out of his cave temporarily.

Here’s a small round of fixes to rein in a few pesky problems…

  • Our overly-friendly visitors from Sixam were a bit too amorous. We’ve reduced the frequency of alien abductions and further reduced the frequency of male pregnancy thereafter. We know our men are good looking but that’s no excuse!
  • We’ve fixed a couple issues in the Medical career that could cause problems for actions around repairing broken medical equipment or transferring a patient case. A career in medicine can be grueling for anybody, but nobody wants to be given an impossible task.
  • We’ve upgraded the firmware on our cameras to prevent larger photos from appearing too dark. We’ve also fixed an issue that was causing screenshots to come out blurry.
  • So what did five say to three about… you know what? I don’t have a joke for this. Save Error 531 is bad and we fixed a couple situations that would cause it to occur.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused a crash when doing sciencey stuff during the Scientist career.
  • Is your Sim unsatisfied with their love life? Maybe it’s all that alien affection they’ve been getting, or maybe it’s the stress from their new careers, but our Sims have been leaving their partners with an unsatisfied moodlet. We’ve conducted some remedial WooHoo education and Sims should now be better about taking care of their partner’s needs.
  • Fixed an issue where children and teens weren’t getting school credit if they were coming home in a mood not explicitly approved by their school. Harsh!
  • A recent update mistakenly removed some items from teens, but they’re back now. Teens can wear heels again! Fashionable teen Sims can once again experience unnecessary foot pain in the name of looking good.
  • We fixed a few unintended issues on our side that caused problems with certain types of CAS Custom Content.

That’s all for this quick update. Most of these fixes started as feedback from the community and we couldn’t do it without your help and support.

-SimGuruGnome’s Understudy

Last Updated: April 7, 2021