Today’s patch is to prepare the game for the upcoming Cottage Living pack. Being an EP patch there are also quite a few bug fixes coming and some new stuff like a pond tool, group cooking and gardening for children.
There’s a handful of good fixes and I’m happy that they’re finally fixing the slopes for console players but I’m missing the big ah-moment
. The currently more severe bugs like the mountain excursion and crashes with the Lifestyle brand have unfortunately not been addressed. All in all it looks like a solid EP patch without major highlights.
Very happy to see the cat whiskers back and the scattered panes shadows fixed as I know it’s been a thorn in the side for many for many years but my personal favorite being the New Highlight fix for the StrangeVille pack says a lot about the fixes coming.
Update: I need to correct myself. This update seems to have quite a few fixes that weren’t in the notes. The lifestyle brand crashes are fixed and the mountain excursion is showing progress in such that they do work again on new saves.
Console also had some pretty good updates and gardening saw some love as well.
Complete changes below.
Hope you are well wherever you are in the world and that you are all having a fantastic Summer of Sims! We are excited to share today’s update with you. There is a lot of info, so make sure you have your tea/coffee/beverage of choice ready to read on. You all know I have my coffee ready for this!
As we continue to get ready to explore the countryside charm of Henford-on-Bagley and cannot absolutely wait to play with the adorable animals in Cottage Living, we also have updates and fixes that should improve and complement your Sims’ everyday life. We have something for everyone and we hope that you all enjoy them. Thank you for all your feedback and support.
Cheers! -SimGuruRusskii ft. SimGuruRomeo and SimGuruJoAnna
What’s New ?
Let’s start with some items that we shared in our last Sims 411!
For this update, we partnered with two talented artists from the LGBTQ+ community, Ashley Lukashepsky, and Mohammed Iman Fayaz, and they have brought their inspiring and beautiful artwork into the game. We have also included the modernized version of the large afro hairstyle that we showed you. But more than tell you about it in text, let me actually attach a screenshot of everything put together:
I love everything about this scene, not only it shows you how the artwork looks in a real game setting, but the whole scene with the two Sims and their surroundings is quite magical. Also, look at that hair! The way the light highlights it, perfection! You may also notice the hair of the Sim on the right, which was also added with this update for everyone. I want to personally thank all Simmers for their feedback and recommendations, as we are continuously working on adding more diverse hairstyles and textures to not only packs, but also to our base game.
Now that we are talking about artwork, the last patch notes I forgot to add the artwork made by the wonderful Jupiter Stevens-Hill. I apologize for that, I totally blanked out. However, I’m happy to see that a lot of you are enjoying it and placing it in your Lots! That makes a very happy Russkii =)
To find Jupiter, Ashley, and Mohammed’s paintings in Build Mode, make sure you take a look at the Paintings and Posters sort and filter by Base Game items. These artists are amazing and we hope you enjoy their creations.
Now, without further ado, let’s get to some new features and improvements that are part of this update!