Today’s patch has a lot of fixes, a lot of annoying issues are hopefully a thing of the past. There are of course still a lot of open ones but this is a step in the right direction. Let’s just hope it doesn’t introduce just as many new ones 😀
We’re also getting a few new things like the Freelancer Career, some objects and clothing and of course the Immaculate White Shelf you’ve all been waiting for.
A few of the fixes have some draw-backs as affected Sims will not be cured. This is true for the Unable to gain power points after Grandmaster Level Bug, the Pets can’t be lectured/can’t become companions and the Sim stuck in work mode. The workaround for all three issues should still work and after fixing, they should not reoccur (please refer to the posts for the workarounds).
Other bugs that were on my ‘hot’ list that got fixed are the glitched Hair and Makeup from the Actor career, No Family Leave Option, NPC invites occuring on the wrong lots, Scientists and Detective career lab techs are wearing weird clothing, 3 star celebrities should no longer have the celebrity walkstyle and the rodent cage shouldn’t break the game anymore.
There’s also two fixes for Mac users that have been plaguing their games.
Also be aware that there might be other fixes that are not in the notes so please check your game before reporting.
Complete changes below.
Happy April, Simmers. Nice to meet you! Maxis hired me as a freelance writer to work on these game update notes. (Side note — if you find a problem, blame SimGuruGraham — he’s my editor.) In all honesty, it’s a pretty sweet gig. I got to see the new Expansion Pack, Game Pack, and Stuff Pack that the team is working on, and did you know that they bring in bagels on Fridays? But hey, enough about me. Being a freelancer, I’ll be gone again before you know it.
Anyway, funny coincidence; there’s actually a brand-new Freelancer career arriving in this update that’s free for all players. I was playing around with it earlier, and go figure… my Sim self earns more money as a freelance writer than I do! Geez; guess I’ll have to live out my fantasies of getting rich through The Sims again. Looking beyond the new, free features though, I’ve got to say… those SimGurus really knocked it out of the park with this one. Just look at all those lovely fixes to many of the top discussed community issues!
Well, let’s get to it, shall we? Here’s everything you’ll find in this April update. Have fun!
Sue D. Nym
Freelance Writer Extraordinaire
Freelancer is a brand-new type of career. Sims can choose to be a Freelance Artist, Programmer, or Writer, and will work through an agency that will connect them with a variety of gigs. Unlike other careers, there’s no defined work schedule to worry yourself over. Need some extra Simoleons? Smash through a few gigs in a single day and get paid! Need some time off? No problem – plenty of gigs will be waiting for you when you’re ready to get back to work. Your office is wherever you want it to be. Perhaps a quiet corner in the local library, or maybe you’d prefer a home office decked out in the new set of office furniture? You’re your own boss, so the choice is yours! Completion of gigs across the different agencies will lead to a variety of rewards, and ever-increasing pay. Really, it’s the best Sims career Maxis has ever made. [Sue, please… remove this. No editorializing. – SimGuruGraham]
This free set of home office furniture and decor is ideal for your burgeoning Freelancer Sims!
- Bookcase: Edgier LadderCase
- Desk: Anglette Desk
- Desk Chair: The Professional
- End Table: A Cute Anglette
- Decor: Not So Simple Pen Holder
- Decor: Hand Reference Model
- Decor: Robo, The Friendly Circuitry Kit
- Decor: The Note Book
- Laptop: FreeRoam Portable Computing Device
- Wall Decor: Better As A Pair Of Paintings
- Wall Decor: Supreme Freelancer Award
Freelancers tend to want comfy, but professional outfits. We’ve got them covered with the following new pieces of clothing.
- A cable knit cardigan outfit
- A sweater and skirt outfit
- A layered sweater
- A pair of flats
- A collared sweater
- A button up shirt
- A crewneck sweater
- A pair of drawstring pants
In collaboration with Moschino, your Sims can now enjoy an item from the Moschino X The Sims Capsule Collection. The new Freezer Bunny hoodie can be found in the Create a Sim catalog.
Immaculate White Shelf
I could have buried this down in the Fixes & Updates section, but… it’s kind of a big deal. There’s now a plain white version of “The Immaculate” shelf available in Buy Mode!
- [Note to self: Sue seemed super excited about this. It sure seems like something we should do more of… – SimGuruGraham]
FIXES & UPDATES