Sims 3 Game Update 1.42 (10/29/12)



Remember to Remove Custom Content and MODS before updating. Check with your modding community for updates post patch.


This game update includes the following changes:


Base Game Updates

  • Greeting Cards feature has been added.  Sims can take a picture using the Greeting Card feature and share it on, Facebook, or Twitter.
  • Attraction System has been added. This is a new initial romantic system that provides bonuses to socialization and romance when the Sim is attracted by certain attributes.
  • Sims can now swim in the ocean.
  • Diving Board object has been added to Build Mode.
  • Blueprint tool has been added to Buy/Build Mode. User’s may quickly place down furnished rooms with this tool.
  • Resolved Player Profile and Wall issue where clicking on a user’s name brought up a blank profile.
  • Badges earned by completing achievements will now appear on your MyPage on
  • The moon’s glow on the UI will no longer appear when starting a new game without The Sims 3 Supernatural installed.

World Adventures Updates

  • Fixed an issue where fish placed in the Sims inventory will no longer disappear when Sims travel back from a vacation world.
  • Fixed an issue where sound was getting dropped out when Sims are learning a song.

Pets Updates

  • Fixed a galloping animation issue with Horses that has level 10 Racing skill.


Showtime Updates

  • Sims must now have some positive relationship before asking other Sims to take photos in the “Gigi Photo Booth”.

Supernatural Updates

  • Saving and loading during a full moon cycle before 6pm will no longer cause the moon cycle to skip forward.
  • Feral Change buff will now expire for werewolf on various lunar cycle settings.
  • Addressed an animation issue in the Smustle dance.
  • Toadified Sims will route fail less often when trying to eat flies on counters or large tables.
  • Writing fiction book will display proper text.
  • Fairy children will no longer stretch into adult size when using the “Talk to Plant” interaction.
  • Fixed an issue where Woohoo in the Gypsy Caravan wish is not fulfilled when Sims Woohoo in the Gypsy Caravan.
  • Improved routing issues with the Fairy House.
  • Sending an elixir from the household inventory to a friend now fulfills the “Send an Elixir to a Friend” wish.
  • The “Gift of Giving” buff and Lifetime Happiness Points are now given when gifting an elixir from the household inventory.
  • When gifting an elixir from the household inventory only one elixir is sent instead of two.
  • Wall post will be created when a user opens a mystery gift containing Simoleons.
  • Create-A-Sim UI flow fixed so that the use can no longer access other Create-A-Sim menus while eye color picker is still open.
  • Fairy Bloom interaction will now work with the Omni Plant from The Sims 3 base game.
  • Sims that were turned into SimBots via an elixir will no longer revert back to human form after WooHoo in the Gypsy Caravan.
  • Fixed issues with Supernatural children genetics.
  • “Sweeten Up” interaction can now be completed on Birthday Inferno Cake.
  • Fixed an issue when selecting werewolf to transform while being struck by a witch’s fire blast.
  • Fixed flickering issue on objects after performing the “Midas Touch” interaction.
  • “Midas Touch” interaction will now be able to turn a zombie into a statue.
  • Fixed an issue with conversion spells turning inexpensive items into expensive items.
  • Fixed an issue when trying to buy a SimBot with Lifetime Happiness Points.
  • Turning off the “Spectrum Mood Lamp” will now properly return Sims to their original color.


Store Updates

  • Fixed a potential crash with the launcher that could occur after uninstalling Lucky Palms.
  • Fixed an issue where Store Set icons would appear incorrectly in the Organize Collections pop-up window.
  • Worlds can now be purchased on the Main Menu.

Super Patch (All Regions) ~ Download (1.1 GB)
Incremental Manual Patching below should only be applied from patch 1.39
Region 1 (USA) – Download (216 MB)
Region 2 (Europe, Australia & rest of the world) – Download (216 MB)
Region 3 (Asia) – Download (216 MB)
Region 5 (Japan) – Download (216 MB)
Region 17 (Digital Game Version) – Download (216 MB)