EA…I’m happy that you are putting out patches for the game – even though the bug fixes are minor ones, you are on the right track.  But seriously, uploading 22 patches is not fun.  Spent most of the night uploading them all and I finally just finished.  So here’s the details for the latest patch.  If you have the base game, it’ll update you to version 1.10, if you have World Adventures it’ll update to 2.5 and if you bought High End Loft Stuff your game will be updated to 3.1.

Oh, and with all patches be warned that your computer may spontaneous combust into flames after installing (well, not really but you may have gameplay problems)

The Sims 3 update 1.10/2.5/3.1 details

****** For Download instructions, read below! ******

  • Fixes issues with the Input Method Editor for players on the Japanese SKU. Also addresses some functionality errors in the launcher.
  • Fixes a bug that prevents collectible Beetles from showing up in game.
  • Fixes a bug that causes Sims to teleport off of some of the new beds in SP01.
  • Fixes crashes and stalls when multiple patches are being installed.

For those that have The Sims 3 High End Loft Stuff and need to update to 3.1, here are your files (I’m missing the Mac versions, if anyone has a link then please leave it in the comments area!)

IF YOU HAVE A PC, THESE ARE YOUR FILES

  • If you have 3.0.38.004001 and need to update to _3.1.7.004001: Download Here
  • If you have 3.0.38.004017 and need to update to _3.1.7.004017: Download Here

IF YOU HAVE A MAC, THESE ARE YOUR FILES

  • None at the moment, if you have a link to the Mac patch please contact me.

For those that have The Sims 3 World Adventures and need to update to 2.5, here are your files:

IF YOU HAVE A PC, THESE ARE YOUR FILES

  • If you have 2.4.7.004001 and need to update to 2.5.12.004001: Download Here
  • If you have 2.4.7.004002 and need to update to 2.5.12.004002: Download Here
  • If you have 2.4.7.004003 and need to update to 2.5.12.004003: Download Here
  • If you have 2.4.7.004005 and need to update to 2.5.12.004005: Download Here
  • If you have 2.4.7.004017 and need to update to 2.5.12.004017: Download Here

IF YOU HAVE A MAC, THESE ARE YOUR FILES

  • If you have 2.4.7.004001 and need to update to 2.5.12.004001: Download Here
  • If you have 2.4.7.004002 and need to update to 2.5.12.004002: Download Here
  • If you have 2.4.7.004003 and need to update to 2.5.12.004003: Download Here
  • If you have 2.4.7.004005 and need to update to 2.5.12.004005: Download Here
  • If you have 2.4.7.004017 and need to update to 2.5.12.004017: Download Here

For those that have The Sims 3 base game and need to update to 1.10, here are your files:

IF YOU HAVE A PC, THESE ARE YOUR FILES

  • If you have 1.9.22.004001 and need to update to 1.10.6.004001: Download Here
  • If you have 1.9.22.004002 and need to update to 1.10.6.004002: Download Here
  • If you have 1.9.22.004003 and need to update to 1.10.6.004003: Download Here
  • If you have 1.9.22.004005 and need to update to 1.10.6.004005: Download Here
  • If you have 1.9.22.004017 and need to update to 1.10.6.004017: Download Here

IF YOU HAVE A MAC, THESE ARE YOUR FILES

  • If you have 1.9.22.004001 and need to update to 1.10.6.004001: Download Here
  • If you have 1.9.22.004002 and need to update to 1.10.6.004002: Download Here
  • If you have 1.9.22.004003 and need to update to 1.10.6.004003: Download Here
  • If you have 1.9.22.004005 and need to update to 1.10.6.004005: Download Here
  • If you have 1.9.22.004017 and need to update to 1.10.6.004017: Download Here

Before installing an Update for The Sims 3, an Expansion Pack, or a Stuff Pack, it is a good idea to run through the following checklist to ensure your game continues to work smoothly.

If you have any questions about the below steps, please visit the Technical Support forum on the official Sims 3 community found at this URL: http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/forums/show/10.page

Step 1: Disable Custom Content

Custom Content is all Sims content that did not come from an official The Sims 3 Update, The Sims 3 Store, Expansion Pack, or Stuff Pack. Custom Content is created by 3rd Party Developers that are not regulated by Electronic Arts or The Sims 3 Development Team and may not work with new updates. Custom Content may cause the game to behave unexpectedly or not function entirely.

To disable your custom content, undo whatever you did to install this content to get your game back into an unmodified state. If you placed it in a Sims 3 directory folder, move it to a new folder that is outside your Sims 3 file directory. Your Sims 3 file directory can be found using the paths listed below:

  • Windows File Directory: C:\Documents and Settings\USER\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3
  • Mac File Directory: User/Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims/

Once you have installed the official update you may re-enable your custom content. If you experience problems, disable it again until the 3rd party developer updates their content to work with the official Update, Expansion Pack, or Stuff Pack.

Step 2: Back Up your Save Files

It’s always a good precaution to back up your save files before installing an Expansion Pack, Update, or Stuff Pack. To do this, copy the “.sims3” folders found in the Saves folder onto your desktop or another file directory.

Your Sims 3 Saves folder can be found using the paths listed below:

  • Windows File Directory: C:\Documents and Settings\USER\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Saves
  • Mac File Directory: User/Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims/Saves

After the Update is installed, run the game to verify your saves still function correctly.

Step 3: Let the Update Complete Entirely

Updates can sometimes be rather large and may take a while to download and install completely. Cancelling the update before it has completed may cause unexpected problems, so it is always best to let it finish entirely. Do not close the Launcher until you have confirmed the update is completely installed, as this will cancel the update.