The Sims 4 gets serious Day One patch

The Sims 4 has arrived in various places around the world (that is: North America / that is not: Australia), and EA has already hopped onto the patch-wagon, releasing a Day One update to fix a bunch of “severe” issues that accidentally shipped with the game.

Apparently, babies have been getting stuck in household inventories, the game’s started thinking fences are rooms, and attempting to go on a date with the Reaper has been pushing the game into a non-responsive state. All of these – and a handful more – have been fixed now, and we are reassured “The Reaper still loves ya baby!”

The patch will apply automatically the next time you load The Sims 4 (or, y’know, the first time, if you’re not someone who has the game yet), so you don’t need to worry. Here’s the changelog to bring you up to speed:

Severe Issues / Crashes:

  • Fixed a crash in Build Mode by preventing the game from thinking fences were rooms.
  • Fixed a crash in Create A Sim that could occur after the you lock and unlock your computer.

Bug Fixes / Issues:

  • Fixed an issue with “Shine on Men’s Suit”, “Glitter and Abs”, “Big Hat of Shame”, “Star-Spangled Glasses” and the “Tiki Bar”, not remembering their unlocked state upon reload.
  • Fixed several issues with Sims attempting to go on dates with the Reaper, resulting in non-responsive game states.The Reaper still loves ya baby, he is just too busy to go on a date with every lovelorn Sim that vies for his attention.
  • Fixed several issues where babies were incorrectly hibernating within household inventories resulting in several issues:
    • You can now exit Build Mode when not on your home lot if a baby was incorrectly left in the home lot inventory.
    • Game no longer hangs if you attempt to split a household with a baby on the lot and in the household inventory.
    • Splitting and merging households no longer results in unplayable households due to babies being left in household inventories.
    • Babies are no longer left locked in the household inventory if all the other Sims in the household die.
    • Babies no longer multiply if left in the Household Inventory while editing the lot via Manage Worlds.
  • Fixed an issue where Gallery households that have been merged with another household were preventing Live Mode from loading.
  • Adding a new Sim to a played household via Create A Sim by going from Manage Worlds will now allow you to modify their face and body.
  • Lots with scaled objects (via the shift + [,] cheat) that are shared to the Gallery will now remember their enlarged state for others to enjoy.

Gallery Issues:

  • Fixed an issue where the game would become non-responsive when attempting to save a lot to the your library.

In case you haven’t picked up the game already (because you’re in the wrong part of the world, or you missed the memo that it’s out right now), it might be worth looking over the system specs for The Sims 4. Predictably, there’s nothing too challenging, but if you’ve been looking for a reason to upgrade your PC, why not run with it?

PC Minimum System Requirements

  • REQUIRED: Internet connection required for product activation.
  • OS: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, or Windows 8.1
  • PROCESSOR: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core 4000+ or equivalent (For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-62 or equivalent) MEMORY: At least 2 GB RAM
  • HARD DRIVE: At least 9 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games
  • DVD-ROM: DVD ROM drive required for installation only
  • VIDEO CARD: 128 MB of Video RAM and support for Pixel Shader 3.0.
    Supported Video Cards: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or better, ATI Radeon X1300 or better, Intel GMA X4500 or better
  • SOUND CARD: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
  • DIRECTX: DirectX 9.0c compatible
  • INPUT: Keyboard and Mouse

PC Recommended System Requirements

  • REQUIRED: Internet connection required for product activation.
  • OS: 64 Bit Windows 7,8, or 8.1
  • PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster / AMD Athlon X4
  • MEMORY: 4GB RAM
  • HARD DRIVE: At least 9 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games
  • DVD-ROM: DVD ROM drive required for installation only
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
  • SOUND CARD: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
  • DIRECTX: DirectX 9.0c compatible
  • INPUT: Keyboard and Mouse

The Sims 4 is out right now for PC if you’re in North America, heading to Europe and Australia on September 4, and New Zealand and the UK on September 5. There’s still no word on the promised Mac version.

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