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Patch 1.18/2.13/3.9/4.6/5.4/6.1 PDF Print
Written by CriCri Wednesday, 01 December 2010 01:02
There is a new patch that brings the game version to 1.18 (base game) / 2.13 (World Adventures) / 3.9 (Loft Stuff) / 4.6 (Ambitions) / 5.4 (Fast Lane Stuff) / 6.1 (Late Night).
To install this update, please launch the game and click on the “Updates” button in your Launcher.
We suggest to use the auto-update with the EADM, because in this way you are sure to download the right version for your game. If you update your game everytime a new patch is available, then the EADM will download a reduced version of the new patch. Otherwise, you'll get a full version. We also suggest to check if your EADM version is updated before download patches.
You can find the full list of bug fixed on this page. Some are reported here below.

Bug Fixed

Late Night Updates

  • Hot tubs can now be placed on the balconies of high rise buildings by using the moveobjectson true cheat.
  • Vampires now receive the “Slept like the Dead” moodlet after sleeping in the Altar Bed.
  • Crying babies will now prompt Sims to leave a hot tub and tend to the baby.
  • Sims with the Artistic or Virtuoso traits now improve the Bass, Drums, and Piano skills more quickly.
  • Pianists will no longer continue playing pianos that have been detonated.
  • The wish to “Skinny Dip with Simbot” will no longer occur.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some Sims to become permanently frozen when Late Night is uninstalled.
  • Mac Only: Swimming in a pool inside a high rise building will no longer cause a Sim’s plumbob to become invisible.
  • Butlers’ will no longer park their cars in front of client Sims’ homes for extended periods of time.
  • Simbot will now “short out” when “invited to cuddle” in a hot tub.
  • Vampires will no longer perform the Vampire Run when they have the “Too Much Sun” moodlet.
  • When placed on lots, Subway Stations are now properly named after the lot’s address.
  • Interacting with the Butler will now satisfy a Toddler’s Fun motive.
  • Vampires can no longer gain Vampiric Vigor if they have the “Too Much Sun” moodlet.
  • An issue has been fixed that causes a Sim to take an incorrect route between Bridgeport’s cemetery and library.
  • Sims can now properly use elevators placed on diagonal walls to travel to different floors of a structure.
  • NPC Sims can now properly order food and drinks from a Celebrity Mixologist.
  • When in Bridgeport, the “Bistro Baritones and Basses” skill opportunity will now correctly select Steve’s Business Complex and Restaurant as the completion point.
  • The Food Truck will now always stay at a location for at least a reasonable amount of time before leaving for the next location.
  • An issue has been fixed that caused the game to hitch as Sims routed throughout the world.
  • Stairs inside the Veranda Villas building can now be replaced after being deleted from the high rise.
  • Sims can no longer select the Mixologist for the “Play With…” interaction on the Shuffle Board table or the Dart Board.
  • Baby Sims will no longer answer a call from the Callbox and invite Sims in.
  • Sims can no longer WooHoo in the Elevator with a Sim who is on a different floor.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the cursor from displaying correctly when in the Advanced Mode of Tattoo application in Create a Sim.
  • Instruments will no longer become stuck in the Family Inventory after entering Edit Town Build/Buy Mode on a lot where Sims are using the instruments.
  • Sims can no longer hang out with Celebrity Sims on swing sets before properly impressing them.
  • Made the remaining High Rise buildings and the Trash Chute available in the Misc Debug section of Build/Buy mode for advanced users.
  • Fixed a tuning issue so that Sims now vomit at acceptable levels.
  • Butlers will no longer inadvertently dismiss themselves by autonomously leaving a lot to follow a celebrity.
  • Sims will now prefer to use the Subway when traveling to the Prosper Room in Bridgeport.
  • and so much more..

Ambitions Updates

  • The “Detonate the Digital Tattoo Applicator” opportunity can now be fulfilled.
  • Sims will no longer sit on chairs that have been detonated and are no longer present.
  • Accepting the Firefighter profession no longer takes more time than any other professions.
  • An issue has been fixed that prevented some Firefighter jobs from ending correctly once the fire has been put out.
  • In cases where the game was saved during a Firefighter job, the job can now be successfully completed when loading the save game.
  • Sims can now successfully attend the “Key to the City” celebration when reaching level 10 of the Firefighter profession.
High End Loft Stuff
  • Sims no longer get stuck when selecting the option to “Turn Vibration On” and then “Turn Vibration Off” on the “Vibromatic LN3000” vibrating bed.

World Adventures Updates

  • The game no longer loses functionality when holding down the 'CTRL' key while clicking on the “Trip Planner” icons.
  • A hover tip has been fixed that incorrectly indicated an employed Sim was unemployed while in a Vacation World.

Base Game Updates

  • The tray of drinks will no longer become stuck to a Sim’s hand when performing the “Make Drinks” interaction on regular bars.
  • Wall tops are no longer invisible when building on an empty lot on PCs with ATI video cards.
  • Burglars will now leave your lot with more than one Brave Sim on it after fighting one of these Sims, thus preventing all other Sims on lot from becoming stuck in the panicked state.
  • An issue has been fixed that caused lot names to disappear when changing the lot type.
  • Correct sound effects now play for Hogan’s Deep Sea Diner in Barnacle Bay.

The Sims 3 Create a World

  • Create a World users need to install a new version of The Sims 3 Create a World Tool.· Users can find the Create a World page from the “Games” drop down in the site header.

Before installing this patch:

Step 0: check if your EADM version is the latest (actually 6.04). If not, please update it by using the auto-update or download the latest version HERE.

Step 1: Disable Custom Content

Custom Content is all Sims content that did not come from an official The Sims 3 Update, The Sims 3 Store, Expansion Pack, or Stuff Pack. Custom Content is created by 3rd Party Developers that are not regulated by Electronic Arts or The Sims 3 Development Team and may not work with new updates. Custom Content may cause the game to behave unexpectedly or not function entirely.

To disable your custom content, undo whatever you did to install this content to get your game back into an unmodified state. If you placed it in a Sims 3 directory folder, move it to a new folder that is outside your Sims 3 file directory. Your Sims 3 file directory can be found using the paths listed below:

Windows File Directory: C:Documents and SettingsUSERMy DocumentsElectronic ArtsThe Sims 3

Mac File Directory: User/Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims/

Once you have installed the official update you may re-enable your custom content. If you experience problems, disable it again until the 3rd party developer updates their content to work with the official Update, Expansion Pack, or Stuff Pack.

Step 2: Back Up your Save Files

It’s always a good precaution to back up your save files before installing an Expansion Pack, Update, or Stuff Pack. To do this, copy the “.sims3” folders found in the Saves folder onto your desktop or another file directory.

Your Sims 3 Saves folder can be found using the paths listed below:

Windows File Directory: C:Documents and SettingsUSERMy DocumentsElectronic ArtsThe Sims 3Saves

Mac File Directory: User/Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims/Saves

After the Update is installed, run the game to verify your saves still function correctly.

Step 3: Let the Update Complete Entirely

Updates can sometimes be rather large and may take a while to download and install completely. Cancelling the update before it has completed may cause unexpected problems, so it is always best to let it finish entirely. Do not close the Launcher until you have confirmed the update is completely installed, as this will cancel the update.

Known issues:

If you get some errors while upgrade your game, and after them you get an empty lancher with a game version, it is highly recommended to follow these steps.
  • Uninstall EA Download Manager
  • Reboot your machine
  • Obtain the latest available version here
  • Open EA Download Manager to ensure that the Download Manager is fully up to date
  • Open The Sims 3 Launcher

At this point the Launcher should prompt you that there is another available update and all products will be properly in sync. If this doesn't work, we suggest you to use this tool: The Sims 3 Patch Downloader

If you have some EP or SP installed, you'll experience a multiple update. Once you choose to download the new patch, let your computer work! Do not try to quit the process if it looks like it's taking too much time! When the download ends, the installation starts. It may look like the game is off and the update is done, instead, it's going on. Once the installation is completed, you'll get a message stating the process is completed. Wait for this. You'll get one for base game and one for EP.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 December 2010 01:02