Patch 1.57

Patch is now available.

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

Patch Notes


This game update includes the following changes:

Base Game Updates

  • The Brambles shrub can now be placed.
  • Fixed an issue that could occur where Sims would get “stuck” moving to a new world.
  • Child Sims will no longer “Play in Sand” indoors where there is no sand.
  • Textures on the undersides of roofs have been fixed.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented multiple rabbit holes across various worlds from being routable.

World Adventures Updates

  • World Adventures tents can now be placed back into inventory.

Ambitions Updates

  • The Gnubb Set now works properly.
  • Ghost Hunting and Fire Fighting jobs will no longer occur on resort lots if the player has The Sims 3 Island Paradise installed.

Late Night Updates

  • Drinks ordered from the pool bar will no longer be only bad or foul quality if the player has The Sims 3 Island Paradise installed.

Generations Updates

  • Elder canes now work properly.
  • Sims will no longer route through walls to climb to the top bunk of a bunk bed.

Seasons Updates

  • Snow angels now work properly.
  • Alien abductions have been disabled on houseboats if the player has The Sims 3 Island Paradise installed.

University Life Updates

  • Sims can take photos with friends again.

Island Paradise Updates

  • Mermaid Children can now take showers.
  • Sims will now take boats, if they are the best option, when directed to snorkel elsewhere while swimming in the ocean.
  • Sometimes the ocean would reset when Sims woohooed in the underwater cave, because it was just THAT good! This has been fixed.
  • Fixed an issue with the underwater cave where the tentacles waved forever, preventing Sims from entering the cave.
  • Sims will no longer pop out of the underwater cave when canceling woohoo.
  • Sims no longer route fail when directed to fish while in the basement of a houseboat.
  • Shells found while snorkeling now count towards wish fulfillment.
  • The text description of the “Narrow Barge Style Houseboat” now reflects its proper size: 20×6
  • Fixed two occurrences where a houseboat could be created on top of another houseboat thus causing both houseboats to be stuck for eternity…which is a very long time.
  • Sims can now route properly up consecutively stacked staircases on houseboats.
  • Self-employed Sims can now check into resorts without the game freezing.
  • Sims can now relax on floor tiles.
  • Outdoor grills and easels now work on Private Lots.

Create-A-World tool Updates

  • Fixed a bug where deleting a houseboat lot via Edit in Game could cause an infinite load.


Information on Twallan’s mods are here: State of the Mod.  Overwatch, UntranslatedKey and ErrorTrap have been updated. Rest works

Most XML mods will be compatible with this patch. Check with the creators to be sure.

State of the Mods list from other creators

  • Bluegenjutsu –> All compatible
  • Chicken0895 –> All compatible
  • nonamena
  • Shimrod –> One Stereo Mod needs updating. Rest is compatible
  • TFM –> All compatible


  • Velocitygrass –> NoMosiac is updated. For the rest, check out link.
  • Buzzler –> Check the link for now. Moar Interactions has been updated for 1.55 and might get an update for 1.57 but I don’t know about the rest.
GameplayData.package Changes

credit to rjbs91

Stereo XML

Patch Downloader

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Patch Links

Below you find the current patch links. These links are official EA links and the files are hosted on EA Servers. They are NOT third party. It’s the same that get offered through the launcher.

Those patches are NOT for the Steam Version

Super Patch

Super Patch (All Regions), 1.4 GB

Incremental from 1.55

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



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