Patch 1.66

Update 15.01.2014

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

Patch Notes

(Source: EA

This game update includes the following changes:

Into the Future Updates

  • Fixed the Laser Rhythm-a-con VFX when on a houseboat
  • Corrected a mannequin outfit issue when cloning the clothing pedestal
  • Fixed an issue with Plumbot Trait Chips not appearing in the Adjust Trait Chip menu
  • Future Sim reactions to SimBots are now more appropriate
  • Ghosts no longer appear in the Time Almanac
  • Fixed an issue that prevented completion of The Silicon Slinger opportunity
  • Descendants names will now update correctly after changing name at City Hall
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a teen to be trapped in a child’s body when travelling to the future at the exact moment of a birthday
  • Fixed some consistency issues associated with Legacy Statue achievements
  • Fixed an issue with the Bot Career not progressing correctly
  • Fixed an issue with the Quantum Power Suits not working after reloading a saved game
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Time Traveler to catch on fire and not be able to be put out

Mac Updates

  • Fixed several graphical errors on the game screen that could occur when changing the resolution

The Sims 3 Store content updates

  • Fixed issues that occurred with having the Tree of Prosperity installed with Into the Future
  • Fixed issue with Baby Walker and Playpen that could cause toddler problems

Mods

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
  • Traveler
  • 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

MTS

  • Velocitygrass
  • Buzzler
GameplayData.package Changes
  • EditCollectionDialog_0xf3ffd9ee5aeb7c14
  • Opportunities_EP11

Patch Downloader

Updated

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 1.63

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

Macs

Super Patch Links

CAW

Does not need updating. It will work with the newest patch.