Nov 11 2012
Seasons is almost upon us, so time for me to make this post.
Since we got the patch very early this time, there is no need to go through the whole mod ordeal again unless EA gives us another patch which is unclear at this point.
I do recommend to backup all your stuff, most importantly the DCCache folder and the Saves folder.
Most of the things stated here: What to do before patching do still apply. Installing the EP will reset all your Sims so for example not being in a vacation town at the time, reduces the changes of game corruption. If you want to be on the safe side, also remove your mods/custom content.
Start a new game after the installation. Get a feeling for what’s new. If you want to continue with your town right away, do so on a backup so you can go back should anything go wrong.
The mods that were updated for Patch 1.42 can be used with Seasons (unless there’s another patch) and do not need updating again. Some of the bigger scripting mods need checking of course so if you do care a lot about your current game, remove them for the time being (backing the game up also helps).
Should you have any lag issues after installing the patch, reset your sims with the Cheat resetsim *.
If you did not update to 1.42 yet, you need to go through the mod-updating thing. Other Custom Content should be fine, I’ve not heard of any cc breaking.
Registering the game
It seems that many are having issues registering their game. If you bought the download version through Origin, it might already be registered. Log out of thesims.com site and then back in to see if it shows under registered games. If so, you’re good to go. If it does not help, also log out and back in in your launcher as well as Origin.
Downloading the game
For those of you that have bought the game through Origin Download and still don’t see it as downloadable, log out and back in in Origin. There might also be a waiting period since many people try to download at the same time.
All Info about the patch can be found here: Patch 1.42
As with all the last EPs, I’m collecting bugs in the official forum again. The thread can be found here: Seasons Bug Thread – Please read the first page before posting. It’s already quite long since I’ve been collecting since the patch came out.
Do not despair – you do not need to read the whole thread. Read the first page carefully, answer the questions in the second post and don’t repeat what is already established. If you have further info, you’re welcome to post that.
Patch 1.42 has many bugs that should be fixed by installing the EP itself BUT that is no reason for you to buy it if you don’t want it. That is sending the wrong message to EA. They need to fix those bugs so anyone that does not want Seasons, does not need to buy it, this includes the wedding issues, the telescope and space rock bugs.
Have Fun with the EP everyone.