Patch 1.42

The new patch is available. This seems to be the Seasons Patch already.

Please take the necessary precautions before patching: What to do before patching

Patch Notes

(Source: EA

Base Game Updates

  • Greeting Cards feature has been added. Sims can take a picture using the Greeting Card feature and share it on, Facebook, or Twitter.
  • Attraction System has been added. This is a new initial romantic system that provides bonuses to socialization and romance when the Sim is attracted by certain attributes.
  • Sims can now swim in the ocean.
  • Diving Board object has been added to Build Mode.
  • Blueprint tool has been added to Buy/Build Mode. User’s may quickly place down furnished rooms with this tool.
  • Resolved Player Profile and Wall issue where clicking on a user’s name brought up a blank profile.
  • Badges earned by completing achievements will now appear on your MyPage on
  • The moon’s glow on the UI will no longer appear when starting a new game without The Sims 3 Supernatural installed.

World Adventures Updates

  • Fixed an issue where fish placed in the Sims inventory will no longer disappear when Sims travel back from a vacation world.
  • Fixed an issue where sound was getting dropped out when Sims are learning a song.

Pets Updates

  • Fixed a galloping animation issue with Horses that has level 10 Racing skill.

Showtime Updates

  • Sims must now have some positive relationship before asking other Sims to take photos in the “Gigi Photo Booth”.

Supernatural Updates

  • Saving and loading during a full moon cycle before 6pm will no longer cause the moon cycle to skip forward.
  • Feral Change buff will now expire for werewolf on various lunar cycle settings.
  • Addressed an animation issue in the Smustle dance.
  • Toadified Sims will route fail less often when trying to eat flies on counters or large tables.
  • Writing fiction book will display proper text.
  • Fairy children will no longer stretch into adult size when using the “Talk to Plant” interaction.
  • Fixed an issue where Woohoo in the Gypsy Caravan wish is not fulfilled when Sims Woohoo in the Gypsy Caravan.
  • Improved routing issues with the Fairy House.
  • Sending an elixir from the household inventory to a friend now fulfills the “Send an Elixir to a Friend” wish.
  • The “Gift of Giving” buff and Lifetime Happiness Points are now given when gifting an elixir from the household inventory.
  • When gifting an elixir from the household inventory only one elixir is sent instead of two.
  • Wall post will be created when a user opens a mystery gift containing Simoleons.
  • Create-A-Sim UI flow fixed so that the use can no longer access other Create-A-Sim menus while eye color picker is still open.
  • Fairy Bloom interaction will now work with the Omni Plant from The Sims 3 base game.
  • Sims that were turned into SimBots via an elixir will no longer revert back to human form after WooHoo in the Gypsy Caravan.
  • Fixed issues with Supernatural children genetics.
  • “Sweeten Up” interaction can now be completed on Birthday Inferno Cake.
  • Fixed an issue when selecting werewolf to transform while being struck by a witch’s fire blast.
  • Fixed flickering issue on objects after performing the “Midas Touch” interaction.
  • “Midas Touch” interaction will now be able to turn a zombie into a statue.
  • Fixed an issue with conversion spells turning inexpensive items into expensive items.
  • Fixed an issue when trying to buy a SimBot with Lifetime Happiness Points.
  • Turning off the “Spectrum Mood Lamp” will now properly return Sims to their original color.

Store Updates

  • Fixed a potential crash with the launcher that could occur after uninstalling Lucky Palms.
  • Fixed an issue where Store Set icons would appear incorrectly in the Organize Collections pop-up window.
  • Worlds can now be purchased on the Main Menu.


Information on Twallan’s mods are here: State of the Mod. 

Many files have been altered so many mods need updating. Make sure to check with the creators.

State of the Mods list from other creators

  • Bluegenjutsu
  • Chicken0895
  • Shimrod
  • TFM


  • NoMemory Mod –> Updated. Tool still works but you will need to update the file you made with it
  • NoMosaic –> Update
  • Effect Tool –> Broken, needs updating
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Patch Downloader

Is updated

Patch Links

Below you find the current patch links

Super Patch

Super Patch (All Regions), 1.1 GB

Incremental from 1.39

Make sure to download the right region. The last two digits of your base game version will tell you, your region.


Game Help:TS3 Patching/Patch Download OSX

New features

Since this is the Seasons patch, there are a few new features already included. I did not check them all out so for more details see here: Seasons Patch 1.42 – New Features & Options

Diving Board

You can find the diving board in  Build Mode – Pool and yes – I’m loving it.

CAS – EP filters

You can now filter your CAS content by EPs like you already can with your build/buy items.

Options – Disable Memories

Finally you won’t need a mod anymore to turn off memories. With the new feature you can decide if you don’t want to disable the memories, just the notifications or nothing at all.

Be aware that this feature won’t delete existing memories.

There’s an issue with this feature. Although it shows disabled from the beginning it isn’t really. You will need to choose another option first and then go back to disabled. Saving might also help.

More Obnoxious Store Advertisement

We can now buy worlds from the main menu directly. If you have the  ingame store turned off, you won’t get it.

Problem with this new  feature is that some see worlds they have already bought and also if you have the standard edition, you will still get the gold edition as available to buy.

Greeting Cards

You can now post Greeting Cards on your (or your friends wall). To do so, go to the school, town hall or science facility where you have to option to take a photo for the greeting card.

The Sims will actually go to the rabbithole, it will then take a moment and then you’ll get the option to upload the greeting card to your wall.

Blue Print Modus

With this modus you can now place pre-made rooms.


The new version of CAW has many issues. If you’re building a world, it’s best to not update atm.

See this thread for details: Save Issues with Supernatural and Seasons CAW: Discussion and research thread


Please report all bugs here: Seasons Bug Thread

  • Sims reset when using the telescope
  • Sims don’t move in after getting married