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)

The Sims 3:

World Adventures:

High End Loft Stuff:

Ambitions:

Fast Lane Stuff:

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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.