Patch 1.63

Patch is now available.

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

Patch Notes

(Source: EA

This game update includes the following changes:

Into the Future fixes

  • Loaded games no longer crash after saving and quitting while arriving in the future.
  • Sim heads no longer appear on the bodies of Plumbots on display.
  • Descendants can no longer own more than one house in the future.
  • Future outfits purchased by pregnant Sims will no longer duplicate in the outfit picker.
  • Future outfits purchased by pregnant Sims no longer disappear from the outfit picker when the baby arrives.
  • Pregnant Sims keep their belly when wearing clothing purchased from the clothing pedestal.
  • The projection paneling in the Bot Emporium is now interactive.
  • The Time Portal will no longer disappear when travelling to the future.
  • The colors of the trees in Utopia will now stay consistent when the camera is moved around.
  • Fixed an issue with loading legacy statues.

University Life fixes

  • Fixed Sims not always loading correctly when travelling to University.
  • Fixed Sims sometimes losing family data when travelling.
  • Fixed placement of elevator shafts.

Base Game Fixes

  • Fixed Sims sometimes turning invisible after a save/load.

Mac Fixes

  • Improved stability and performance for Mac version.


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

950 XML Files have been updated. Most XML Mods will no longer work.

State of the Mods list from other creators


  • Velocitygrass
  • Buzzler
GameplayData.package Changes

credit to nonamena

Since there so many changes, I will not list them all but instead link this file by nonamena

Patch Downloader


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), 1.7 GB

Incremental from 1.57

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


Super Patch Links


Updated. Make sure to get the newest version.

New Features

See this post by SimsVIP

The Sims 3 Starter Edition/The Sims 3 Refresh

If you bought the base game after Sept. 2012, you have a version that needs Origin and an Origin account. It seems that since the patch, you can no longer start the game from any short-cuts you might have on your desktop.

The game needs to be started through Origin.. This means that the short-cut will start Origin only. You will then need to press PLAY on Origin for the launcher to start and on the PLAY button on the launcher to start the game.

Trying to find out what this is all about.


Please report any bugs in the bug thread here: ITF Bug Thread