It seems that you can still login the game and install Store content even if you do not update to 1.66. If you do not want to quit Twallan’s mods, there’s no reason to update your game.
The only considerable patch corrections concern the two store objects. There’s a mod solution for both that work just fine for 1.63: Sims in Slow Motion and Workaround for the Playpen and Walker reset bug (Blog Post to follow).
Yesterday’s maintenance work did fix the Simport, ingame gifting and player wall issues. Simport and the player wall should now work correctly, even at patch 1.63. I’m still verifying the ingame gifting. Definitely not working is ingame gifting of the ITF pyramids.
Should you decide not to patch, save a copy of Superpatch 1.63 to your hard disc. You’ll need it should you need to reinstall. You won’t need the incremental patches.
Patch is now available.
Please take the necessary precautions before patching: What to do before patching
Twallan has retired. He won’t be updating his mods but the community might be able to pull through. I will inform as soon as new info is available. You an check News Of The Day for further details. If you are using his mods, do turn off automatic updates for the moment.
Chain_Reaction has checked twallan’s mods in a nights worth of work and has redeemed all mods except a few to be compatible with Patch 1.66 with 98% certainty.
The following mods are not to be used with Patch 1.66:
- ErrorTrap & UntranslatedKey –> Updated by CHAIN_REACTION
- MasterController does need a minor fix but should not destroy your game. –> Updated by CHAIN_REACTION
DO MAKE A BACKUP OF YOUR SAVE GAMES before patching and using the mods.
Most XML should be compatible with this patch.
State of the Mods list from other creators
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 (All Regions), 1.7 GB
Incremental from 1.63
Make sure to download the right region. The last two digits of your base game version will tell you, your region.
- Region 1 (USA), 177,7 MB
- Region 2 (Europe, Australia & rest of the world), 179.6 MB
- Region 3 (Asia), 177.7 MB
- Region 5 (Japan), 177.3 MB
- Region 17 (Digital Game Version), 81.5 MB
Super Patch Links
- Region 1 (USA, Canada), 1.7 GB
- Region 2 (Europe, Australia & Rest of the World), 1.7 GB
- Region 3 (Asian), 1.7 GB
- Region 5 (Japan), 1.7 GB
- Region 17 (Digital Game Version), 1.7 GB
Does not need updating. It will work with the newest patch.