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Good grief!  These patches are getting ridiculous with the numbering sequence.  Anyhow, The Sims Team has issued a new patch to update your games to the latest version for this time – The Sims 3 (1.17), World Adventures (2.12), High End Loft Stuff (3.8), Ambitions (4.5) and Fast Lane Stuff (5.2).  The patch information is below.

Patches will be added to the site’s server shortly; links below – thanks everyone!

Links to the Patches (thanks to MATY and aWT)

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The Sims 3:

World Adventures:

High End Loft Stuff:

Ambitions:

Fast Lane Stuff:

https://i0.wp.com/www.beyondsims.com/downloads/patches/sims3/Sims3Patch.jpg?resize=515%2C389

This game update includes:

Base Game Updates

  • Players can now suppress Opportunities by selecting the Opportunities Suppression check box in the Game Options menu. This means players can still get opportunities through interactions, but no opportunities will be automatically directed towards the player.
  • The game can now detect downloaded content and use these objects in Sims’ dreams, opportunities, etc.
  • Live Mode
    • Sims can now form groups, so that they stay together when they’re going out.
    • Players can set bought lights as ‘black light’.
  • Create a Sim
    • Players can adjust a Sim’s muscularity and breast size.
    • Sims can now have astrological signs.
  • Build/Buy Mode
    • Players can use the platform tools to create stages and other raised areas.
    • Players can create half walls.
    • Players can build urinals.
    • Pools can have rounded corners.
    • Pools don’t necessarily have to be built on the ground floor.
    • Players can create fountains anywhere, with the new fountain tools.
  • Edit Town
    • Players can build a public sound set on public lots, so that you can hear music anywhere on that lot.
  • Additional bug fixes to existing features

World Adventures

  • Additional bug fixes and polish to existing features

Ambitions

  • Additional bug fixes and polish to existing features

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.

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theblackscorpion

where do you go to get those links to each part of the update anyways?

aWT

Just waiting for patch numbers.

Blah

Looks like the feature list is incomplete…

Judhudson

I agree. I hope there is a PDF file with a list of all the fixes.

theblackscorpion

check this out. it explains a little more about this patch. http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=nl&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sims3nieuws.nl%2F
we get more than the sliders (and headaches)with this patch. thanks sims3nieuws

Judhudson

Thanks BlackScorpion. Hoping for a true translation, Google kind of messes things up. 🙂 Nice to know what they are though!

Blah
theblackscorpion

aWT how did you find those direct links?

aWT

A user from MATY pointed them out.
I updated mine Patch Table Generator and Patch Link Generator if you want it for other regions. 🙂

Jonny

Does anyone know what version The Sims 3 Late Night is? I need to know for a tool that I’ve made 🙂

Blah

It’s 6.0.81.

Jonny

Thank you 🙂

aWT

Jonny, it’s 6.0.81.0090RR. 🙂

absolut

3.8.6.009001_from_3.6.6.008001.exe

bad patch not working

aWT

Sorry if anyone tried to access the tools in the last minutes, I forgot to add one stupid comma to an array and to browse 450 lines of code in search of it is not easy. 😛

aWT


absolut:

3.8.6.009001_from_3.6.6.008001.exe
bad patch not working

But it is working. o.ó

theblackscorpion

the HELS one isn’t working for me. says some file error

absolut

not working i reinstall mt HELS stuff and updating game not craking and come to this new update its cant update errors

theblackscorpion

invalid file found eh? i’ll invalid file you, you stupid corrupt download! grr!!!

absolut

TS3SP01_3.8.6.009001_Update

this patch installing very good 🙂

Rothchild

I also had an issue with Sims3_3.8.6.009001_from_3.6.6.008001.exe due to invalid file error.

I used http://akamai.cdn.ea.com/eadownloads/u/f/sims/sims3/patches/TS3SP01_3.8.6.009001_Update.exe and it worked fine.

aWT

That’s weird I installed them all fine. >_>

aWT

Must be the servers, you guys meant like a corrupt download or something like that?

theblackscorpion


aWT:

Must be the servers, you guys meant like a corrupt download or something like that?

yes. i need the one for HELS that ends in 9017 but as it’s installing it, it says file missing and quits.

theblackscorpion

i meant it says (invalid file found).

theblackscorpion

the Cumulative patch for HELS worked where the one listed here failed. strange.

aWT

Oh I forgot to install HELS, I will try it now.

aWT

Yes, it does show that error. The download is fine, the file is not.

EA will probably have to fix that soon.

Jonny

Thank you Blah and awt for telling me the Late Night versions. The tool is on my website (Click the name) 🙂

sanrahudin

How do I make my game work without a crack for last update (fast lane)?

David

yay we can hold back the popping up of opportunities now!! 😀 I had complained about this on the forums and so had others, Maybe they really do listen to us..

Blah

EA fixed the patch notes on their official site.

QuipCloud

Erm, forgive me but I’m pretty confused! Why are there two links for one game? Also, my game is not updating via the launcher like it usually does. Is this simply because they haven’t sent the update from their servers? Is this a UK thing?

QuipCloud

Ah, sorry, it was Download manager problems 😛

TheSimAddict

I keep trying to update it by pressing the update button on The Sims 3 Launcher, but it just exits out and doesn’t return. Whats up with that?

Having Issues D:


TheSimAddict:

I keep trying to update it by pressing the update button on The Sims 3 Launcher, but it just exits out and doesn’t return. Whats up with that?

Oh my gosh, I’m having the same issue. It’s so annoying.

Sims is my soul mate


Having Issues D::


TheSimAddict:

I keep trying to update it by pressing the update button on The Sims 3 Launcher, but it just exits out and doesn’t return. Whats up with that?

Oh my gosh, I’m having the same issue. It’s so annoying.

I have the same freaking problem, it’s annoying the crap out of me. I really want these new update, they sound awesome. Does anyone know how to fix it??

Michael

Could anyone please help me?

EA Download Manager won’t open when clicking on the icon. Previously, it opened fine, but it doesn’t reach to 1% for almost 10 minutes. It usually takes at least 2 minutes for it to download and updated previously.

Both EA Download Manager and The Launcher are available to be updated, but I want to know which one to update first. Should I update the Launcher first, and then EA Download Manager afterward? Then, EA Download Manager will open up and load quickly as usually before? I only have a Base game CD.

Thanks.

Michael

That is fine. I restarted my computer after posting this message. EA Download Manager opened fine and loaded quickly like I mentioned previously.

I updated that first before the Launcher because Ea Download Manager is the one to get new patches, etc. That is the reasonable.

Thanks.

Judhudson

All patches have now been added to the site’s servers – you can now find them on their respected patches page. 🙂

theblackscorpion

this patch has some glitches with the inventory. if i try to click and drag anything into a trash can or recycle bin the hand stays in that mode and i can’t click anything! also when this happens the time controls no loner work by pressing 1-4 on the keyboard. also my sim can’t do anything and it causes the same problem for everyone living on the same lot. resetsim cheat kinda fixes it… that and shift-click delete then forcing build/buy mode by shift-clicking the gound and edit lot in build/buy mode. also my sim can’t go to work. applies to both regular jobs and professions. he’ll barely be on the job and all of a sudden he’s back home.

theblackscorpion

oh and you can’t drag leftovers into the fridge anymore, that’s part of the glitch i mentioned before this one.

Mikey

is there a crack for 4.5 🙂

Diaboliks

I want to know if your updates, for exemple : http://akamai.cdn.ea.com/eadownloads/u/f/sims/sims3/patches/Sims3_1.17.60.009002_from_1.15.34.008002.exe , containt all updates since The Sims 3 was released. I see the update is from 1.15.34 to 1.17.60(latest) but I know if antire Setup File contain all update in the order that them appeard(1.0.631 to 1.2.7 to 1.3.24 to 1.4.6 to 1.6.6 to 1.7.9 to 1.8.25 to 1.9.22 to 1.10.6 to 1.11.7 to 1.12.7 to 1.14.11 to 1.15.34 to 1.17.60). I hope someone can answer to my question. Please & thanks in advance!

Diaboliks

Ah and i forgot if the other updates for expansions and stuffs packs are like The Sims 3 Updates..(contains all updates since the expansion/stuff packs appeared). 10x

theblackscorpion


Mikey:

is there a crack for 4.5

wrong place to take about pirated games.

Geran

Unfortunetly, I never found a working fix for 0.0.0.0 so I guess it’s uninstall, reinstall and patch without loading the launcher at all.

Did I mention my copy of TS3 takes about…. 1 and a half hours to install? My DVD drive barely reads the disc at all… >.<

Judhudson

Geran, I got hit with the dreaded 0.0.0.0 bug with the last patch, so I too will end up having to reinstall everything. ugh. No point anymore 😐

joe

i could update all packs except HEL

Rothchild

@Diaboliks No, those are incremental patches and will only install if your current game version is the from version. Here are the full patches;
http://akamai.cdn.ea.com/eadownloads/u/f/sims/sims3/patches/TS3_1.17.60.009001_Update.exe
http://akamai.cdn.ea.com/eadownloads/u/f/sims/sims3/patches/TS3EP01_2.12.8.009001_Update.exe
http://akamai.cdn.ea.com/eadownloads/u/f/sims/sims3/patches/TS3SP01_3.8.6.009001_Update.exe
You can change the region code is needed.

Geran

I wouldn’t mind as much if the Support files didn’t take an enternity to install.

Geran

New odd error. The launcher crashes (Sims3Launcher has encountered an error) AFTER i close either when loading the game or just closing it.