Seasons Patch 1.42 – New Features & Options


The latest Sims 3 Patch 1.42 brings new game options, interactions & features. Below is a compiled list of these new features, and if there are any I have missed, please let me know in the comments!



Create A Sim


The first noticeable feature in CAS is the brand new Clothing Filters. Once CAS fully loads, click the filter on the upper right side to select only the clothing from specific custom, stuff pack, expansion pack, store, or base game content.


CAS Clothing Filter


When creating Sims, you now have the option to choose a “Bald Hairstyle” and “No Eyebrows“.


Bald-No eyebrows


The next change in Create a Sim comes in the form of Facial Sliders. Three brand new sliders are introduced to the game: Alien Eyes Modifier, Alien Ears & Alien Eyes.


Alien Sliders

The next change in create a Sim comes in the form of a spooky being! Freezing to Death has been added to the Create a Sim ghost colors & tombstones.
Freezing To Death

The final change to CAS is a brand new skin tone named “Alien Skin Tone“. Thanks Tom and Annabelle!
new skin tone





Disable Memories

In the Game Options menu, a new feature allows you “Disable Memories“. This will stop the automatic creation of memories within the game.

Disable Memories




New Memory Capture

Memories work the same as always, but you now have a shortcut button in the UI to quickly and easily “Capture This Moment“. Once selecting this option, you will be greeted with a memory screenshot box.


Memories 2




Seasonal Collection Folder Icons

Brand new collection folder icons have made their way to the game. When creating a custom collection folder, you can now use the newest icons from Seasons.

Collection Icons




Blueprint Mode

With this new feature, players can create or edit lots by easily placing down pre-made room layouts. Players can modify the finer details of designs, décor and furnishings after they are done placing their selected blueprints. Blueprint mode is located in Build/Buy Mode.
Platinum Simmers has created a tutorial to that introduces you to this new feature.

:!: Blueprint Tutorial by Platinum Simmers :!:


Blueprint Mode




Ocean Swimming

Swimming in any body of water (that is not placed on a lot) has been enabled within the game. This includes bodies of water in vacation worlds from World Adventures.

Swimming in the Ocean (China) Swimming in the Ocean (Sunlit Tides)




Diving Board

The Diving Board can be found in Build Mode under Pool Objects. Diving is considered a hidden skill within the game, and as your Sims practice, they will get better at it. The diving board can be used by Sims Child-Elder.

Diving Board

Diving Board Kids Diving




Seasonal Lot Maker

The Seasonal Lot Maker will allow you to prepare your game for the Seasonal Festivities. Use this marker to hold a place in town for the Festival Lots come Seasons time. You can find this marker under BuyDebug Mode using the TestingCheatsEnabled true cheat.

Seasonal Lot Marker




Greetings Cards

Greeting Cards can be taken at the local School, City Hall or Science Facility, and in the photo tents that are coming with Seasons. The photo will be placed in your inventory, and can also be shared to social networks and your My Page on The Sims 3 website.

Greeting Cards
Greeting Cards




New Roof Patterns

There are 3 brand new Terracotta roof patterns (most likely for Monte Vista), included with this patch.

:!: Terracotta Roof Colors by Simified :!:


Practical-Terra-Cotta-Roof-640x360 (1)

Terra-Cotta-Roof-640x360 (1) Lovely-Terra-Cotta-Roof-640x360




Updated Cloud System

The sky files have been updated to better show off changes in clouds. Places like Sunlit Tides & Appaloosa Plains now have visible, changing, cloud systems.





Lot Type Scroll Bar

Something very small, but largely needed! You now have a scroll bar when selecting a lot type in edit town. Thanks lilsis3421!

Scroll Bar




New Attraction System

There is a new way to pick out which Sim in town could be a potential Romantic interest. The game now includes an auto-romance-detector, that tells you when your Sim is attracted or wants to get to know another Sim. From what I can tell, astrological signs and traits play a role in detecting who’s better compatible with who.
The game will auto generate notifications when your (or another) Sim wants to “get to know you better”. Also, the “Attractive Company” moodlet appears when your Sim is attracted to another Sim is in the room.



99 Comments Were Written on This Topic!
  1. Nathan says:

    My absolute favorite thing added with this patch wasn’t listed in the patch notes. Now our supernatural sims, such as witches and fairies, have skill bars above their heads when performing tricks or spells to show when they’ll be leveling up their powers. I’m soooooo glad they added this.

    1. sims4life says:

      Oh that’s great news!!
      Thanks for telling us. :)

    2. Orbit says:

      (Gasp) Really? Well, I did notice a skillbar when playing with my werewolf Clara and her daughter Angellia. Good to know! :D

  2. catloverplayer says:

    Where is this new alien skin tone? I cant find it.

    1. amberindia says:

      It is not a skintone, it’s only a ramp!! As if we were in short of one! :/ And it’s also ugly!

      1. Cashejim says:

        A “ramp”? *is confused*

        I don’t think it’s ugly, I think it looks like an alien… moreso than the grass green skintone we had before. :P

  3. sims3foreva says:

    also if you throw a house party sims now bring food over but it’s only family that brings the food came with the patch

    1. Sims3Expert says:

      well actually, in my previous playing of Sims 3 TM,
      i have had sim’s come to my party’s with food, that is not a patch and has always been available. i’m happy to answer anyone else’s questions! :D

  4. BrushYourCats says:

    There are two new patterns under geometric :D

  5. Autumn says:

    There’s new patterns as well, I found some christmasy patterns.=)

  6. Autumn says:

    There’s new patterns under fabrics, geometric and I forgot the other.

  7. Iron Seagull says:

    If you have World Adventures you can now buy the Chinese fireworks from the grocery store!

  8. Lauren says:

    There are also new party types!

  9. Cyber Toon says:

    can you use the debug CAS to make an alien like in TS2?

  10. Jenna says:

    Does anyone have a problem with freezing/crashing. If so, please help me fix it.

    1. Arielle says:

      I have the exact same problem Jenna! It was working perfectly fine and then when I downloaded this new patch it kept freezing every 5 minutes of game time. I’ve looked at every website for help. Nothing that has been suggested has worked yet. I’m currently uninstalling and then installing sims 3 again. I’ll let you know if it works!

  11. Sophie says:

    i have the same problem i only got the game last tuesday and i was well exsited on downloading it and then their was a recent update after wards i thought this is gonna be great all of a sudden while im building my brand new family it cuts to black so i go on my task manger and it says its not responding my computer has lots of memory and its windows 7 so im worried that its my game but everyone has been having the same problem it appears that the update is causing the problem so i hope EA sorts this out as alot of people are upset and annoyed

  12. Katt says:

    EA released a statement recently more or less saying they’ve screwed up with the new update – it’s not compatible with Seasons and will freeze/crash every 5-90 minutes. There’s nothing in particular that will make it crash. I’m lucky enough to generally get a full sim day out of mine before it crashes so I’m saving every ‘day’.

    Unfortunately the only way to play it without it crashing at the moment is to uninstall sims 3 and download the previous patch and do not update. This will mean you can’t use any online features however. They’ll fix it with the next update no doubt, however who knows how long that will take :(

    It’s a shame because I love what I’ve experienced in Seasons – there’s even lightning storms that flash across the screen in really bad weather!

  13. mrsvis says:

    I love this game, but I’m irritated with the Seasons attraction feature. My married and very committed couple are always being asked out on dates, receiving gifts from others, and flirting with “attractive company”. It’s annoying because I don’t want this couple to have marital problems. Is there a solution for this?

    1. Nicole says:

      I had the same problem before.
      Does your sims get the attractive company moodlet when she is near her husband. If not, sooner or later unless there is an intervention they will DIVORCE. I only get involved in the game with people who give my sim the attractive company moodlet.

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