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#4726 Old 15th Jun 2022 at 3:28 PM
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Originally Posted by coolspear1
Because you need Get To Work EP for the abductions, and they don't normally tie in base game stuff to needed dlc packs.


But they added an interaction with City Living.

Since there's already a chance of an alien abduction, having it tired to the telescope would have been nice.

Speaking of, some of the interactions are a little hard to trigger. I couldn't find them, sadly.

Edit: They're trait based.

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#4727 Old 15th Jun 2022 at 3:44 PM
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Originally Posted by 310175
I don't think they know how to do that deliberately. It just happens out of sheer incompetence. Like everything else.

Incompetence still implies intent- I think it's more that they don't really care about what happens to mods, vanilla comes first.
Smeg Head
#4728 Old 15th Jun 2022 at 3:55 PM
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Originally Posted by jje1000
Incompetence still implies intent- I think it's more that they don't really care about what happens to mods, vanilla comes first.


Heck, half the time they don't really care how well or how poorly a new pack interacts with a previous pack. Hence the mountain of glitches due to this. Mods don't stand a chance for compatibility consideration.

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#4729 Old 15th Jun 2022 at 6:27 PM
Soooooo I decided to take a chance just to see how badly the game messes up Alpha CC. Good news. ALL of my Alpha hairstyles are fine. Bad news. My sliders don't work. That's gonna be a problem.

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#4730 Old 15th Jun 2022 at 7:15 PM
EA doesn't have a responsibility to ensure mods function properly as they don't make them and not all users will use them. If any of you were responsible for the franchise's development, you wouldn't care either. You have a product launching in 6 months - mods be damned.

Their job is to ensure modding works. Modders handle the rest.

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#4731 Old 15th Jun 2022 at 7:45 PM
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Originally Posted by lil bag2
Soooooo I decided to take a chance just to see how badly the game messes up Alpha CC. Good news. ALL of my Alpha hairstyles are fine. Bad news. My sliders don't work. That's gonna be a problem.


Update on the sliders front:
Cmar released an update for Morph Maker, which includes some pretty easy and straight forward instructions on how to update custom sliders, yourself. Did all of that aaaaaand my sliders are working again. Hallelujah, I am good to go.

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#4732 Old 15th Jun 2022 at 8:19 PM
There are new wands for Realm Of Magic in Werewolves.

I don't know if they do anything. It would be nice if wands actually did something.

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Lab Assistant
#4733 Old 15th Jun 2022 at 9:37 PM
I hope EA will provide more updates about aliens.

Taiwan Soul!
Mad Poster
#4734 Old 15th Jun 2022 at 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by matrix54
EA doesn't have a responsibility to ensure mods function properly as they don't make them and not all users will use them. If any of you were responsible for the franchise's development, you wouldn't care either. You have a product launching in 6 months - mods be damned.

Their job is to ensure modding works. Modders handle the rest.


Modding is like an unexpected flower appearing in a garden that brings additional delights- treat it too harshly though, and it will wither away.
Mad Poster
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#4735 Old 15th Jun 2022 at 11:27 PM
If EA was focused on customer content management, the game would never develop.

If EA made the effort to add CAST to the game, everything will break. That’s simply collateral damage.

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#4736 Old 15th Jun 2022 at 11:41 PM
I barely pop in on here anymore, but I feel like it’s necessary to point out that these “werewolves” look like that creepy vampire guy from Foodfight.



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#4737 Old 16th Jun 2022 at 12:17 AM
Posting info about Sims 4 patch that came out 6-14-22: Pictures can be seen here: https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/di...ulating-lupines


Update 6/14/22
PC: 1.89.214.1030 / Mac: 1.89.214.1230
Console: Version 1.60

Awoooo, Simmers!

We’re very excited to share with you our newest patch notes (but I’m particularly excited because this is my first time getting to write them and now I’m as free and wild as a Werewolf during a full moon)!

To begin, we hope you’ve been enjoying the real life super moons lately, because we have similar themes in store for you! Awooo!-Sorry. *Clears throat.* This patch brings bug fixes and updates to accompany the Werewolves Game Pack’s release in two days. We hope you find everything within these notes… transformative.

As usual, thank you all for your continued support and feedback, and - most importantly - have fun just wolfin’ around!

SimGuruMorgan


What’s New?

Lunar Cycles

Were your Sims set in their nocturnal ways? The moon now has phases within a Lunar Cycle! From now on, you’ll notice that the moon in the sky changes over time, which affects how much light is given off at night in almost every neighborhood across all packs. This excludes locations that might not make sense, like the Magic Realm.

In total, there are eight phases: New Moon, Waxing Crescent, First Quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Full Moon, Waning Gibbous, Third Quarter, and Waning Crescent. With default settings, the moon will change each night, but you can change the length of the phases in the Environment section of Game Options. If you want, you can also make a phase permanent or turn off moon effects.

Yes, the moon phase will affect your Sim! Each phase grants a special gameplay boost that can be viewed by hovering over the moon icon at the bottom center of the screen. This information will also display the current phase. Are you curious when the next full moon is coming around? The calendar has also been updated to display upcoming moon phases based on the previously mentioned phase length settings.

Occult Sims will find that the moon now plays an extra role in how their powers behave. During certain moon phases, Mermaids have less hydration loss, Vampires recharge power slower, Spellcasters cast spells more successfully, and Aliens receive a special moodlet while moonbathing (which is also now a thing for all Sims Teen and older)!

There are also some particularly cute new interactions for toddlers. They have special questions that they can ask during each phase and they can also say goodnight to the moon. This will grant them special moon dreams, which may change depending on the particular moon phase that night. Prepare for cuteness overload! (I’d be remiss if I failed to mention that this is where the Princess Cordelia reference is hidden in this pack. Sorry, SimGuruNinja. You can’t stop me!)

Sims are now also able to moongaze through the observatory or the…

Small Telescope

It was a rainy afternoon one day at the Maxis office. The Bay doesn’t see much rain, and the sound of water drops hitting the windows filled the otherwise silent studio.

In a dimly lit corner on the Maxis floor, one Modeling Artist was working on a telescope model. A simple feature, a staple of the Sims and real-life space hobbyists. A smile grew across the Artist's face. The model was perfect. Small, elegant, perfectly capable of sitting on a balcony in a virtual household. There were great expectations for The Sims 4, and the Artist had great expectations too.

Suddenly, a Game Designer appeared behind the Artist. The Artist was serenaded by the sound of rain, and hadn’t noticed that they were no longer alone.

As the Artist turned around to greet the Designer, the Designer uttered a single word, as if to interrupt eye contact.

“Bigger.'' the Designer muttered.

Confused, the Artist scanned their freshly sculpted 3D model in order to figure out what exactly needed to be bigger. The base of the structure?
Could it not support the weight of such a lens? Was the scope itself too small? Would the mysteries of the cosmos elude our Sims with its inadequacy?

“What do you mean by-” the Artist’s voice was cut short as they noticed the Designer digging into a fresh plate of Lobster Thermidor. A peculiar sight as there wasn’t even a kitchen nearby. How had the Designer cooked an entire lobster? The grated cheese atop the crustacean slowly melted as the Artist sat astonished.

“Bigger.” the Designer once again exclaimed. This time slightly louder, exhaling a cloud of Old Bay seasoning that stung the Artist’s eyes. The Artist blinked rapidly and grimaced.

“What exactly needs to be big-”

“BIGGER.” This time the Designer was shouting, bread crumbs flying onto the desk.

The Designer stood silently before taking another bite. The Artist looked down at the clenched hands in their lap, trying hard to find the right words to say. Where do we go from here? Where does life go from here?

The Artist tried to return their gaze to the Designer, but the Designer was already gone. Lingering steam lofted in the air. The Artist tried once again to speak, but words felt meaningless, unnecessary. The only thing that remained was the odor of buttery shellfish and the gentle hum of rain.

The Artist sighed and looked back at their telescope model, still baffled by the encounter. As their thoughts stirred, one word repeated in their mind.

Bigger.

Bigger.

Bigger.

Yes! They’re finally here. Tiny, portable, and ready to fulfill your logic dreams. This patch includes one small telescope, and The Sims 4 Werewolves Game Pack will add a second pack-specific one. Most of the interactions that were available on the observatory are also available on the small telescope, but for understandable reasons you cannot Woohoo inside it, and - as it isn’t quite as technically advanced as the observatory - using the small telescope will not reward prints. You may, at various times of day and night:

Spy on Neighborhood
Observe the Sky
Search for the Truth
Stargaze
Track Satellite
Spy on Apartments [City Living Expansion]


Important Warning: Viewing the night sky can be dangerous work. If your Sim notices something is coming straight for them… get inside quickly! Death by meteorite is now a thing! So are meteorite ghosts! Who knew?

Observatory

Small Telescopes aren’t the only star gazing item to get some attention. Remember the base game observatory? Yes, the big one. How could you forget after the story above?! Well, you can now discover 10 new framed moon prints when moongazing with it! They’re very pretty, and I hear one might show what Sixam looks like from space.

CAS Updates

We added a new beard!
ymFacialHair_BeardCurly
yfFacialHair_BeardCurly
To address feedback on the rainbow Base Game wedding dress variants we released with My Wedding Stories, we added some new variants that are ombre and faded to two of the dresses:
yfBody_DressWeddingTiered_RainbowLt
yfBody_DressWeddingTiered_RainbowWhite
yfBody_DressWeddingTiered_SolidRainbow
yfBody_DressWeddingMermaid_RainbowLt
yfBody_DressWeddingMermaid_SolidRainbow
yfBody_DressWeddingMermaid_WhiteRainbow
We heard that you wanted the My Wedding Stories wedding hijab without the veil, so now you have a new hijab headpiece in Base Game!
Hat_Hijab_Black
Hat_Hijab_BlueLt
Hat_Hijab_Blue
Hat_Hijab_Green
Hat_Hijab_Ivory
Hat_Hijab_Pink
Hat_Hijab_Purple
Hat_Hijab_Red
Hat_Hijab_WhiteBlack
Hat_Hijab_WhiteBlue
Hat_Hijab_WhiteRed
Hat_Hijab_White


Build Mode

In Build Mode you will now find “The Brickery Elite - Caution” wallpaper, which complements the existing base game “Brickery Elite” wallpaper. There are also two new terrain paints - one has a lot of tiny rocks that are very cute and the other is pine duff! Both look fantastic in Moonwood Mill if we do say so, ourselves. Use them wherever you’d like though!


Scenarios

We’ve made some various improvements to the user interface in the Base Game for Scenarios
The Scenarios menu now uses a tile system that shows information about what to start the Scenario with and some possible Story Endings
The menu will also now show recommendations for scenarios and show limited time scenarios at the top of the screen.
The Scenarios tab in the Live Mode UI has been updated to better showcase actions to pursue in the Scenario
Brand new players to The Sims 4 will now see a welcome screen on the Main Menu

Miscellaneous

Wolfsbane has been brought to Base Game. You may acquire it through cheats or random plant awards, but this will allow it to be found in the worlds of both The Sims 4 Werewolves as well as the The Sims 4 Vampires.
We are formally excited to announce: “Reticulating Splines” is back as a loading tip!


Bug Fixes

The Sims 4

Why shouldn’t Sims be able to nap in a bush that’s been… partied in? We couldn’t think of a good reason, so we fixed it! Sweet dreams.
The floors will no longer disappear on Low/Medium graphics settings for 2019 16" MacBook Pro users.
It’s a good day for 2019 16" MacBook Pro users. Potentially more important than the ground not disappearing, the game will also not crash when on Low graphics settings.
You know how when you’d make a picture frame black, then change it to another color, and then change your mind and decide that black really was the right option and you’d try to change it back but it wouldn’t go back to black? Well that doesn’t happen anymore! Your indecision is secure!
If you looked at the pack preview screenshots on Origin, some of The Sims4 packs had more screenshots than when previewing a pack on the main menu, so we made sure that each pack that had at least four screenshots on Origin also had at least four screenshots in our main menu, because our main menu felt jealous, and now it doesn’t.
The ymBody_EF01BusinessSuitMed_WarmGray suit was clipping through itself when a Sim would sit in it. Really, the clipping collected a lot of crumbs and got the suit dirty, so it was a problem that needed fixed. Fancy Sims everywhere rejoice!
I’m not very tech-savvy myself, but our engineers fixed an issue where low/medium settings on Retina displays (which I had no clue were a thing) was causing graphical issues on lots.
There were some unnecessary blue blocks in the Tutorials section of the Game Options Menu for Xbox, so we got rid of those. They were strange. Strange and blue… and very boxy. Too suspicious for us!
3… 2… 1… blast off! Sometimes Sims were unable to build rocket ships, but that is no longer the case!


Snowy Escape

The Proper trait now has text in Russian. No longer will players stare at the icon of a person bowing with no guidance as to what it means!


Spa Day

If a Sim aspiring to be a Self-Care Specialist wants to complete the “Hustle” goal, they should be able to! And now they can. The world needs more hustle.
Russian and Polish translations for one of the new aspirations were being cut off in UI when you went to select a new Aspiration. Now the tooltips say what they should!


Realm of Magic

Already powerful Spellcasters that seemed “stuck” will now receive additional perk points when the XP bar fills to maximum. Need I warn you all that fixing this was probably a bad idea? Does the world really need more powerful Spellcasters? This is how you get magical super villains!
We fixed an issue where Spellcasters and Aliens were having children with incomplete genetics data. It sort of makes sense, since they are Aliens, but also it wasn’t a good experience because once that child became a teen, they would be missing pants. And underwear. With no censor grid… So yeah.


Dream Home Decorator

When a Sim with level 10 in the Interior Decorator career does a level addition gig, they can now add additional levels, walls, stairs, and delete items on walls.
Decorator Sims who attempt to do a Basement Gym Level Addition gig are now able to add basements. Sim afraid of working out underground will not be pleased with this update.
The ymTop_GP10JeanJacket will now appear in the catalog as a feminine style choice.


My Wedding Stories

Gloves should accessorize a dress, not change it, and for the yfBody_GP11DressBridePrincess dress this is now true! No longer will gloves have an undesirable texture overlay.
There once was a magical left-handed ring, that when worn, would replace the texture of any other ring put on the same finger of the opposite hand with its own. This was a dark magic, an evil magic, and so The Sims 4 developers put a stop to it! They said, “No more! Stay on your own finger, foul ring beast!” Now you can wear this ring and another ring on the same finger but opposite hand and they will look different! All is as it should be.
Dmaps have been updated for ymBody_GP11SuitFlowing_Red, which pretty much means that it looks less wobbly. Nobody likes a wobbly suit.
When you pull the camera in and out for windows windowMISHigh2x1x4_02 and windowMISHigh1x1x3_02, they will now change LoDs as desired. The Laurents won’t be quite so confused now when they come and go from their mansion.
That awkward moment when a Sim leans in to kiss while Slow Dancing and fails… well it’s even more awkward now because they’re actually touching and their hands aren’t floating. Or is that less awkward? We aren’t sure.
Mad Poster
#4738 Old 16th Jun 2022 at 1:34 AM
The freakin concept art looks cooler than the real thing!
https://twitter.com/SimGuruBat/stat...188854494507008

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Lab Assistant
#4739 Old 16th Jun 2022 at 5:02 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by fascisthater
It was a rainy afternoon one day at the Maxis office. The Bay doesn’t see much rain, and the sound of water drops hitting the windows filled the otherwise silent studio.


Silent in productivity, intelligence, and creative drive? Or audibly silent to drive home the lack of keystrokes made on your keyboards by your programming team?

Quote:
Originally Posted by lil bag2
The freakin concept art looks cooler than the real thing!
https://twitter.com/SimGuruBat/stat...188854494507008


I still think DeviantArt can do better. Heck, I know they do. And the Concept Art still looks too furry to be in werewolf territory.

By the by, I absolutely loathe the patch updates. Just say what you fixed and stop trying to be our friends like the desperate kid in the back of the classroom always begging for attention.

Eternally skipping life's jump rope.
Alchemist
#4740 Old 16th Jun 2022 at 8:00 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by lil bag2
The freakin concept art looks cooler than the real thing!
https://twitter.com/SimGuruBat/stat...188854494507008


TOTALLY agree and WTH with the pinheads and all now? And I agree with the comment about the patch notes. I never read them. Too long and too much garbage in them. Just give us the facts.
Field Researcher
#4741 Old 16th Jun 2022 at 1:22 PM
It never ceases to amaze me no matter how many "bugs" they fix with each patch, how many bugs they continue to leave untouched.

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Mad Poster
#4742 Old 16th Jun 2022 at 1:59 PM
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Originally Posted by dikosay
It never ceases to amaze me no matter how many "bugs" they fix with each patch, how many bugs they continue to leave untouched.


They only fix surface / *superficial bugs. If they were serious about bug catching / fixing, they should have been on top of the big bugs for the past 7 years. I don't remember if there were any major bugs at release or not. If there was, they were not talked about much. Everybody was pissed off the lack of toddlers, CAST or color wheel, ect...


Quote:
* superficial
ˌsuːpəˈfɪʃ(ə)l

adjective
existing or occurring at or on the surface.
situated or occurring on the skin or immediately beneath it.
appearing to be true or real only until examined more closely.
not thorough, deep, or complete; cursory.
lacking depth of character or understanding


The definition of superficial sums up a few things beyond bugs...
Scholar
#4743 Old 17th Jun 2022 at 12:33 AM
So I dunno if this is real, I just saw it on Reddit, but apparently they posted this (last post):

Spoiled for size:




♫ Keeping this here until EA gives us a proper playable woodwind/brass instrument ♫
For now, though, my decorative Bassoon conversion for TS4. =)
Mad Poster
#4744 Old 17th Jun 2022 at 2:08 AM Last edited by lil bag2 : 17th Jun 2022 at 12:25 PM.
Playing through the pack now and so far I'm actually having a good time. It's not everything I hoped it would be and I don't think this is better than vampires, but it's a pretty close second place in terms of all the occults we've gotten so far. The complaints I have are all relatively small...except for the size of the world. I could have forgiven how tiny it is...if it weren't for all this unused space right here.



Like...that's room for at least two more lots. The fuck, Maxis?

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Field Researcher
#4745 Old 17th Jun 2022 at 4:10 AM
The idea of giving away less and less lots for us to use with the issuing of new packs seem to be an ongoing thing for Maxis as time passes. Indeed they've done better with some than others, but it appears they'd rather we look at their "art" for each new world than build on it.

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Scholar
#4746 Old 17th Jun 2022 at 7:08 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by dikosay
The idea of giving away less and less lots for us to use with the issuing of new packs seem to be an ongoing thing for Maxis as time passes. Indeed they've done better with some than others, but it appears they'd rather we look at their "art" for each new world than build on it.


I am very curious about the reason behind that. More lots in a new neighbourhood could be such an easy crowd pleaser.
Smeg Head
#4747 Old 17th Jun 2022 at 10:40 AM Last edited by coolspear1 : 17th Jun 2022 at 11:40 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by mithrak_nl
I am very curious about the reason behind that. More lots in a new neighbourhood could be such an easy crowd pleaser.


.

No room left for TS4 engine to run anything big like that.


They play a daring game of Jenga with it now, for each new big pack they release. Steering clear of EPs, chancing their luck with the odd GP, keeping interest alive just enough in between with Kits only. Knowing each time something weighty comes out it could truly topple the whole thing that's already suffering. Long suffering, for this nine year old pensioner of a game that, let's not forget, was originally designed to run on a 32bit potato because it was not meant to be so weighty. But damn, they're dragging this game out for so long now because folks are still clinging on for the breadcrumbs, so they'll happily keep giving you nothing but breadcrumbs till it finally goes bust and they abandon another in the franchise, hoping all will be forgiven and forgotten... again... as history has taught them, when the next new shiny iteration is released.

TS4's bags are long since packed and it should have gone long ago. But they just won't let it leave. They just won't close the damn case.


A quick peek into Maxis HQ when testing anything bigger than a Kit.
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Mad Poster
#4748 Old 17th Jun 2022 at 10:58 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bassoon_crazy
So I dunno if this is real, I just saw it on Reddit, but apparently they posted this (last post):

Spoiled for size:





I'm not a fan of Reddit, but I went digging in search of the tweets you posted. It's true, they said that. So much for the whole thing about ' by today's standards' BS. If they are going to settle into lecturing parent mode, they should at least have the backbone to stick with it rather than waffle.



https://twitter.com/TheSims/status/...MC46YbfkNUqAAAA

While I was poking around...



WTF is this? It looks like something children draw when they have nightmares.

Is anybody that bought this pack willing to post a screenshot of the credits? More specifically, a screenshot that shows how many people did the QA for this pack. For My Wedding Stories, it was eight people. It is looking like the same outsourced eight also worked on this pack.
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Scholar
#4749 Old 17th Jun 2022 at 11:12 AM
Compare that to DHD, they didn't even give us a world at all, and also almost No Gameplay.
Mad Poster
#4750 Old 17th Jun 2022 at 12:29 PM
I mean...Yeah, DHD was a really good stuff pack disguised as a REALLY shitty game pack, but I wouldn't necessarily pat any subsequent GP's on the back for being better than it. That's not exactly a high bar. Hell, the wedding pack at its most broken was still better than DHD.

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