Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Sims 4 Kids Room Stuff Available Now on Origin!

The newest Stuff Pack for The Sims 4: Kids Room Stuff is now available on Origin. You can buy it here.


Kids Have Style!

Spark the imagination of Sims with new items to personalise kids’ bedrooms in The Sims™ 4 Kids Room Stuff. Collect and trade monster cards, then bring them to life in the electronic battle station. Put on a puppet show to tell stories and entertain family and friends. Show off your kid Sims with new clothing items and hairstyles that express their style.

KEY FEATURES

  • Customise kids' rooms. Build kids bedrooms full of style! Excite your Sim’s imagination with colorful new furniture and themed decorations ranging from space robots to fun flower flourishes.
  • Battle with monsters. Collect and trade monster cards featuring your Sim’s favorite magical creatures. Use cards in the electronic battle station to bring them to life and challenge friends to a monster duel that’s sure to excite.
  • Put on a show. With the all-new puppet theater and a bit of imagination, Sims can tell whimsical stories to entertain an audience of family and friends.
  • Lots of style. Get trendy, playful clothing and hairstyles to showcase their individual style or highlight their obsession with the latest tween heartthrob! So dreamy!


Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Sims 4 Kids Room Stuff: Battle Station Teaser

The Sims 4 Kids Room Stuff News: Collect ‘Em All! Learn About the Battle Station

By SimGuruGraham

Leif. Barry. Lora. Finn. Ellie. These are the revered names of legendary Voidcritter trainers, masters of the five elements. Will your Sims’ children be the next honored member of this elite circle? 

They’ll have the chance to become legend on June 28th in The Sims 4 Kids Room Stuff*.


Voidcritter monsters are the inspiration for a collectible card game that Sim kids can compete over – the first of its kind in The Sims franchise. Spanning five powerful elements (earth, fire, wind, water, and void) there are twenty monsters in total to find. While the more common critters can be acquired by ordering card booster packs from a computer, rarer monsters are better discovered by searching the world to see what you can find. Reach inside a hollow log here, dig through the trash over there… it’s all worth it if you have a hope of catching them all.

You can even trade Voidcritters with other kids in the neighborhood in hopes of landing a card that eludes you. In addition, each monster card has a limited edition foil variant that can be unearthed, and is totally the envy of every other kid in the neighborhood. 



As great as each Voidcritter card looks when displayed on a shelf, you’ll unlock their true potential by giving your Sims the Battle Station, an electronic arena where the Voidcritters come to life. Select the 
Voidcritter which will gain your favor in combat – as you train them and lead them into battle, their power level will increase and play an important role in determining the winner. When each competitor inserts their critter card into the machine, the digital screen springs to life as kids attempt to button mash their way to victory while the battle unfolds. Elemental attacks even leap out of the screen, enhanced by a child’s own imagination.

Become the Voidcritter victor, the elemental egalitarian, and perhaps most importantly… the champion of the playground! This destiny awaits you in The Sims 4 Kids Room Stuff when it releases this June 28th.

Friday, June 24, 2016

The Sims 4 Kids Room Stuff: New Render!


The Sims 4 News: There's a Monster Under Your Bed in The Sims 4! No, Really!

By SimGuruGnome

After today's Update to The Sims 4, don't be surprised if you see something a little... monstrous... peeking out from under the bed. See, after we got the patch together, we started hearing that children from all over have reportedly been awoken at night to the eerie sounds of a monster lurking beneath their bed.

Parents claim they have no idea what their little ones are talking about, but have taken to humoring them by spraying a “monster repellent” around the bed. This apparently has done remarkably well at getting tentacled things to go away and keeping creepy things in check!


“It’s true,” say the youngsters! “Some sort of unspeakable monster of unspeakableness has been seen skulking beneath our beds!” Apparently the beguiling behemoth is only visible at night, and only to children. The frightened youth however are more than willing to fetch the nearest household member to help with their monster predicament.

However, some tenacious tykes have instead attempted to communicate with the slithering disturber of slumbers. Going the route of befriending the lurking leviathan with a kind word or two. Perhaps though, your budding offspring are not the “step into the belly of the beast” types… then your little sprout should plop the “Coolala, The Defender Wall Light” upon their walls, guaranteed to keep the ghoulish ghoulie away better than any apple!

So sleep tight… good night…. and know that the Monster Under the Bed is afraid of sunlight.

The Sims 4: New Update! (23/06/2016)


Update: 06/23/2016 – PC Version 1.20.60.1020 / Mac Version 1.20.60.1220

How do Simmers!
Just about the end of June… Summer is in full swing… what better time than now for a release?!

What’s New?
Did you see something? Over there... peeking out from under the bed. Not if you aren’t a kid!
Children however might find themselves awakened at night to the eerie sounds of a monster lurking beneath their bed. Fear not brave ones, a quick spray of monster repellent will get the pesky critter to creep away (you can also pre-spray like any properly working repellent).

But… why be afraid, when you can be friends! Children can spend a little time trying to get to know the bed bound beastie, and maybe make a new friend.
Of course, perhaps you just don’t want your kiddies to worry. Place “Coolala, The Defender Wall Light” to keep the monster at bay, and sleep tight, have a good night…. and know that the Monster Under the Bed is afraid of sunlight.

General Issues…
  • We fixed an issue that left our elders looking a bit more daw… er…ly morning of the dead than we wanted them to be… their age lines were quite pronounced. Elders should look less zombie and more walking alive.
  • The Days Until Age Up information in the Simology panel will now display no matter where you hover over the age bar.
    • Left side… right side… slightly off center... the Sims’ days are always numbered.
      • Do you think the Sim knows about their age countdown?
        • Do you think it’s Logans Run’esque, Terminator 2’ish, or maybe Paycheck’ian...
          • …not that anyone should reference Paycheck. But you know what, I liked Paycheck. There, I said it, and now you know.
  • "Eat" will no longer be called "Eat and Learn Experimental Food" on foods that are not experimental foods.
    • Also… quotations used "incorrectly" have been known to cause "confusion" and lead to the belief that "what the writer is writing" is intended sarcastically.
  • We fixed an issue with some assets that were incorrectly tagged as masculine or feminine, or that had their tags forgotten altogether. Specifically:
    • ymhair_Sp05LongFront is now tagged as masculine
    • ymTop_SP05Basic is now tagged as masculine
    • yfAcc_EarScoop is now tagged as feminine
    • yfBottom_EF10SwimBikiniMetalFront is now tagged as feminine
  • We fixed an issue that prevented Sims from being able to hire a mixologist to tend bar.
    • They are back, they are mixing…
    • …‘ologist’ refers to a person who studies or has knowledge of a particular kind of science.
      • And as much as I hoped… a tribologist does not actually study tribbles.

Spa Day…
  • Mud bathing Sims will no longer appear with random face paints.

Dine Out…
  • The hair ym_GP03SlickBackWavy will no longer have a bald spot on the back.
    • Implants are complete, all hair is 100% natural… no chemicals or artificial sweeteners have been added.
  • Net profit information will no longer improperly display when opening the View Last Finances report in your restaurant menu.
    • We fixed an issue that was causing the totals to add incorrectly each time the dialog was viewed.
  • We addressed an issue (Hello issue) that could cause restaurant advertising to have little or no effect upon the number of customers that would come to visit your establishment.

Get to Work…
  • We fixed an interface issue that made it appear retail stores would remain open when the Sim left the lot.
  • Patients should no longer reset when their doctor attempts to examine them or take their temperature.


Thank you again for your feedback, support, and issue reports – all of which keeps us moving along!
-SimGuruGnome

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Sims 4 Kids Room Stuff: New Screenshots!



The Sims 4 Kids Room Stuff News: Kid At Heart?

By SimGuruGraham

Childish Sims and Simmers rejoice; The Sims 4 Kids Room Stuff* is arriving on June 28th, and it's all about giving those little rascals more to occupy their time.

A child Sim can put on a performance in the Puppet Theater to help with their social development, they can stoke their competitive fire by challenging their friends at the Voidcritter Battle Station, and they can go out exploring in the world to discover and acquire the new Voidcritter collection.


…hold on a second, a Void-what? Voidcritters! As the story goes, these cute and occasionally ferocious monsters are mysteriously appearing in your Sims’ world, and it’s up to the children in your family to capture, collect, trade, and train them. Voidcritters are a brand new collection of twenty collectible (duh!) cards, which can be battled against each other in the Voidcritter Battle Station. Each competitor inserts their critter’s card into this electronic arena, and the digital screen springs to life as kids attempt to button mash their way to victory while the battle unfolds. This collectible card game is unlike anything you’ve ever seen in The Sims before.

Children will also find the Puppet Theater waiting for them when looking for an amicable social undertaking. In another first for the franchise, friends and family will gather around as your child Sim puts on the performance of their lifetime. When the curtain rises, a variety of stories can unfold… will two friends lost in the woods make it back to safety? Will a monster with razor sharp teeth find living arrangements in a suburban family’s home? Will the dastardly deviant that stole a notebook be brought to justice by the school’s private eye? Five plays in total are unlocked as a child raises their social skill, and each one is positively adorable to watch as it’s acted out.


To complete the experience, we imagine you’ll want to do some renovations to your kid's rooms, as well as a wardrobe overhaul to set the right tone. You’ll find that objects are aged up in style from the primary shapes and colors that adorn the existing kid’s furniture; the content in this stuff pack helps children start to define their own space. Clothing is similarly expressive and unique, with patterns, logos, colors, and fashions that help tell the world who they are and what they like. Finally, what better way for kids to pass idle time in their room than listening to the new Tween Pop radio station, or watching the new BEtween TV channel.

For the young Sims in the game, or those Simmers who are just young at heart, there’s plenty in The Sims 4 Kids Room Stuff to put a smile on your face when it launches this June 28th.

The Sims 4 Kids Room Stuff: Official Trailer


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Sims FreePlay Police Update Video Trailer




WHAT'S NEW IN THIS UPDATE

Stop! In the name of Sim Town! Get ready for a whole new gameplay experience with the Professions gameplay mode.

  • Embark on your very own career journey as you live the life of a Sim Town Police Officer
  • Choose your specialty and work your way up, from small-time cop to Chief of Police or Paranormal Agent
  • Help Sim Town residents by investigating spooky scenarios, honing your interrogation skills, and getting the latest Sim Town gossip from your surveillance van
  • Spruce up your Police Station and unlock more gear by collecting police coins and resources – add a Jail Cell, Forensic Lab, K-9 area, and more!

The Sims FreePlay Police Update Available Now on Google Play


WHAT'S NEW IN VERSION 5.22.1

Stop! In the name of Sim Town! Get ready for a whole new gameplay experience with the Professions gameplay mode.

  • Embark on your very own career journey as you live the life of a Sim Town Police Officer
  • Choose your specialty and work your way up, from small-time cop to Chief of Police or Paranormal Agent
  • Help Sim Town residents by investigating spooky scenarios, honing your interrogation skills, and getting the latest Sim Town gossip from your surveillance van
  • Spruce up your Police Station and unlock more gear by collecting police coins and resources – add a Jail Cell, Forensic Lab, K-9 area, and more!

Click here To download The Sims FreePlay for Android or go to the Play Store on your Android device.



APA YANG BARU DI VERSI 5.22.1

Berhenti! Atas nama Sim Town! Bersiaplah untuk semua pengalaman permainan baru dengan mode permainan Profesi.

  • Memulai perjalanan karir sendiri saat Anda menjalani kehidupan sebagai Polisi Kota Sim
  • Pilih keahlian khusus Anda dan bekerja dengan cara Anda, dari polisi pangkat bawah sampai Kepala Kepolisian atau Agen Paranormal
  • Menolong penduduk Sim Town dengan menginvestigasi skenario menakutkan, mengasah keterampilan introgasi Anda, dan dapatkan gosip hangat Sim Town dari mobil van pengintai Anda
  • Rapikan Kantor Polisi Anda dan buka lebih banyak gear dengan mengumpulkan koin polisi dan bahan - tambahkan Penjara, Laboratorium Forensik, area K-9, dan masih banyak lagi!

Klik di sini untuk mengunduh The Sims FreePlay untuk Android atau pergi ke Google Play langsung melalui perangkat Android Anda.


The Sims FreePlay Police Update Available Now on App Store


WHAT'S NEW IN VERSION 5.22.1

Stop! In the name of Sim Town! Get ready for a whole new gameplay experience with the Professions gameplay mode.

  • Embark on your very own career journey as you live the life of a Sim Town Police Officer
  • Choose your specialty and work your way up, from small-time cop to Chief of Police or Paranormal Agent
  • Help Sim Town residents by investigating spooky scenarios, honing your interrogation skills, and getting the latest Sim Town gossip from your surveillance van
  • Spruce up your Police Station and unlock more gear by collecting police coins and resources – add a Jail Cell, Forensic Lab, K-9 area, and more!

Click here to townload The Sims FreePlay for iOS or go to the App Store on your iDevice.




APA YANG BARU DI VERSI 5.22.1

Berhenti! Atas nama Sim Town! Bersiaplah untuk semua pengalaman permainan baru dengan mode permainan Profesi.

  • Memulai perjalanan karir sendiri saat Anda menjalani kehidupan sebagai Polisi Kota Sim
  • Pilih keahlian khusus Anda dan bekerja dengan cara Anda, dari polisi pangkat bawah sampai Kepala Kepolisian atau Agen Paranormal
  • Menolong penduduk Sim Town dengan menginvestigasi skenario menakutkan, mengasah keterampilan introgasi Anda, dan dapatkan gosip hangat Sim Town dari mobil van pengintai Anda
  • Rapikan Kantor Polisi Anda dan buka lebih banyak gear dengan mengumpulkan koin polisi dan bahan - tambahkan Penjara, Laboratorium Forensik, area K-9, dan masih banyak lagi!

Klik di sini untuk mengunduh The Sims FreePlay untuk iOS atau ke App Store pada iDevice Anda.



Friday, June 3, 2016

The Sims 4: New Update! (02/06/2016)





Update: 06/02/2016 – PC Version 1.19.28.1010 / Mac Version 1.19.28.1210

Hello Simmers,
I hope you have had a wonderful [Note for the user of this form: fill in this blank with locale specific recent holiday or family specific event of eventfulness, significance, and/or noteworthiness]!
We’ve got some changes happening… and so without any caveating, let’s jump into…

…What’s New?

Major Create a Sim changes:
New options are now available when creating or modifying your Sims. These options provide expanded opportunities to customize your Sims’ style and story.
These options are entirely in your control and the game itself will not modify how Sims appear in your world. Instead this is about adding more tools in your toolbox, and letting you pick the tools that make sense to you while ignoring what doesn’t.
So, what are the new tools and options available to you in Create a Sim?

Customize Gender options
There is a new button called Customize Gender found beneath the gender selection buttons. This opens up a panel of options that allow you to customize details about the currently displayed Sim. These options are specific to the current Sim being edited, and modify the physique of the Sim (does the Sim have a masculine or feminine frame), toilet behavior, and whether or not they can become pregnant*.
*Children do not have access to the Customize options. Teens do, but while they can set their pregnancy preferences, they will have to wait until they become young adults for the choice to be active.

Voice settings
Sims now have access to all six of the Sim voices to expand the range of available audio options.

Clothing Filters
All* Create a Sim assets (tops, bottoms, accessories, hairs, shoes… all) are now available to either gender. Through the use of the filters found under the Fashion Choice option, you can choose to show/hide based on Masculine and Feminine tags.
If you are unfamiliar with the catalog filters, they are found just above the asset catalog (such as tops or bottoms), by clicking on the triangle icon (its tooltip will say “Open Filter Panel”).
As a result, you now have access to a hugely expanded catalog. As an example, by selecting both filters under tops, you will nearly double the number of available tops to choose from (if you were to add it all up, across all of the asset categories, you are coming close to somewhere over 700 assets being added for availability).
*We came close to 100% coverage of all assets, but some were proving difficult for various reasons. We chose to lean towards the ‘give access to more’ over the ‘make everything perfect’ side however. Let us know about any issues you run against.

What about Sims I’ve already made?
I mentioned above that these options are available for modifying Sims as well as creating. So, specifically, when editing Sims via Edit Household from the map, or when clicking on a Dresser and choosing the new option “Change Sim” – you will have access to many editing options that were previously not available for played Sims, such as modifying gender, body and face shapes, and the customize gender options.
We also made the addition and removal of tattoos available in all Create a Sim re-entry modes (including Plan Outfit).
There is a great deal to explore with these expanded Create a Sim options, I look forward to hearing all about… oh, I guess there is a bit more here to talk about.

Lighting Changes:
For players that play with their Lighting settings set to Very High (Options menu under Graphics tab), you will see an improvement to the way sun (and moonlight) project into rooms through windows.
And as well, we have a couple issues that we have addressed.

General Issues…
  • You can slot… er pair… connect… attach, yes attach! You can now attach a table to a chair, whereas before you had to attach the chair to the table.
    • The green boundary visuals will also update to include both object footprints now.
      • Err, footprint… um.
  • Bills, previously being an unknown envelope in your Sims inventory, will now tell you they are a bill when you hover over them.
  • Tidy Up away actions will now also tidy up puddles.
    • And now… some tongue twisters for no reason:
      • The puddles play, kept tidy the tidal pool.
      • A Tidy Up while away, keeps the puddles at bay.
      • Poodles play playfully in the puddles people lay.
        • Poodles was only typed here because of its alliteration in regards to puddles. In no way is this a foreshadowing, hinting, or similar… it is only used because of the alliteration. Alligator.
  • Non family members may now also get the "Whisked Away" buff when a child or baby is taken away for neglect, depending on their relationship, and the distance to the action.
  • The "Whisked Away" buff will now properly tell you the origin of the buff.
    • The origin of the buff will not sound like your mother-in-law: “So, let your kid get taken away huh? Forgot to feed him? Do you even remember his name? Don’t talk to me about making room in your home… what kind of household is this?”
  • The Hug whim is no longer a flirty whim, but a happy whim.
  • Sims now have to wait for the birthday blower to blow out their candles before taking a slice of SimCity Cheesecake.
    • Reminds me of that time when I grabbed my dinner before the moms on Mother’s Day. Yea, that was a mistake…
      • I prefer to fast now.
  • Death Flowers are now considered part of the "Harvest All" action.
    • No longer shall they be ostracized for their death like demeanor!
  • The default name for the Book of Life is no longer "This is SciFi book One," rather it is now "The Book of Life."
  • Foodie Sims will no longer receive the "Disappointing Drink" buff after drinking reward store bought potions.               
    • One steamy review read “After having drank one hundred Potion of Youth beverages, I can not in good conscience recommend this “so called drink” for consumption. One and a half stars.”
  • We fixed an issue that could result in light being shown on incorrect floors. If lights are placed on a lower level, it was possible for their light to transfer to upper levels through doors with glass.
  • We fixed an issue where the game is telling your pregnant Sims to do push-ups (via the whims), and then yelling at you for trying to do push-ups with a pregnant Sim.
    • Although thinking about how such a dialog might occur…
      • ”Drop and gimme 20!”
      • “Why did you just try to do 20 push-ups, don’t you know you’re pregnant!?”
      • “Now drop and gimme 20!”
  • Sims will no longer get the Comfy or Uncomfy buff from sitting at a pool edge.
    • It’s not too hard, not too soft… it’s just right. Now eat your porridge.
  • Sims with the “Hates Children” trait now get a happy buff when they fail a pregnancy test…
    • … or is that succeed a pregnancy test? I mean if they don’t like children and they are shown to not be pregnant, that is a success… right?
  • Fixed an issue that would cause light to bleed through a blocks ceiling. You should see less light bleed at the top of interior blocks.
    • If light could bleed, would it be dark?
  • We fixed an issue that could prevent Sims from being able to continue the “Soothing Jets” upgrade on a Princess Cordelia's Bathtub.
  • Sims will no longer reset if they attempt to “Summon a Grilled Cheese” sandwich while holding something in both of their hands.
    • Do not reset on an empty stomach. Resetting is not for everyone. If you or a loved one have blurred vision after a recent reset, queue an interaction immediately.
  • Paintings on an Easel, will no longer be removed to the household inventory when the lot is rotated or the room in which the painting is contained is moved or rotated.
  • Sims can now purchase items from the Lice Cold Freezer when visiting an NPCs Retail lot.


Get to Work…
  • The resize object cheat will now properly resize photographs.
    • But, grandmother, what big eyes you have!

Get Together…
  • Sims will now only get the whim to Light a Bonfire, when there is a bonfire present.
  • The Sun Setting Park Bench - Floral Edition will now count towards the bench requirement for building Park venues.

Outdoor Retreat…
  • It seems as though the hermit had a ‘hermit outfit’ that he was supposed to wear when hermiting. Now, the hermit will properly wear his ‘hermit outfit’.
    • Though, I’m not sure why a hermit cares what the bears see him wear…wherever he may fair… even when he relaxes in his chair… eating a pear… glaring at the hares… who are unaware of his despair… as he sits alone in his soli…tude.
  • Sims will no longer have a chance to reset when cancelling roast marshmallows at a campfire while socializing.
  • Sims seated at a campfire, will no longer stand up to listen to a Group Story being told to them.
    • Yes, it may be an intense story. But sit, relax. Maybe I’m just going to tell you about a river rafting trip, and I won’t mention anything about the guy with a hook for a hand.

Spa Day…
  • Pregnant Sims can’t take a mud bath. They still can’t take a mud bath. However, now, when you try to take a mud bath, we tell you they can’t take a mud bath with a tooltip on the not available interaction.
  • Meditating Sims can now have self-discoveries for skills such as Herbalism, Baking, and Photography.
  • Socializing in a steam room will now properly satisfy the "Sit and Talk to Your Date" goal when on a date.
    • …also steam room socialization can be steamy.
      • Also, I like steamed pork buns…
        • …not that they are the same thing at all.
        • But all this talk about steam really got me thinking about how hungry I am and I really could go for a steamed pork bun.
  • We fixed an issue where the game is telling your pregnant Sims to do Yoga (via the whims), and then yelling at you for trying to… you know, I’m sensing a trend here…

Cool Kitchen Stuff…
  • Ice Cream Cones and Cartons will now inform you (by highlighting yellow) when they are going to be removed from the lot due to a build action (such as drawing a room on top of them).

Movie Hangout Stuff…
  • We fixed an issue where a Sim that was on vacation and comes home early, or a Sim that skips school or work, will not be available to “Watch a Movie Together” until they would normally have come home.

Romantic Garden Stuff…
  • Sims that become a ghost by way of the wishing well will now properly route as if they were a ghost.

As always, I wish you well, happy Simming, and we love hearing from you – your trials, tribulations, and successes!
-SimGuruGnome