The Sims 4: New Game Patch (June 16th, 2016)


There’s a new Sims 4 update available in Origin. If you have automatic updates enabled in the “Application Settings”, the game will auto-update once you open Origin. If you have auto-updates disabled, you will need to manually update by clicking the game in your library.
To ensure your game is up to date, check the game version found in Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 4 > GameVersion.txt. Your game should now read: PC Version / Mac Version If you’ve updated but it’s not showing the correct version, delete the GameVersion.txt file, restart, and all will be corrected.

Remove all MODS and Custom Content before updating your game

Update: 06/16/2016 – PC Version / Mac Version
Howdy Simmers,

Today we have a quick, targeted update to correct a few pernicious issues reported by the community. Thank you to everyone in the community who contributed to getting these sorted out.

  • We fixed an issue that could cause the game to crash for some folks at startup or soon thereafter.
  • The game should no longer generate multiple Tragic Clowns. We have enough.

Dine Out

  • Going to a restaurant together should no longer spontaneously create new familial relations. Love at first sight may be a real phenomenon, but marriage at first meal just sounds like a bad reality TV show.

Remember: These repairs were made possible by the reports of players like you! If you haven’t checked out Answers HQ or The Sims Bugs & Issues forum, you’ll find a great community of players-helping-players and experts like @SimGuruNick and @SimGuruArvin collecting information.


(Posted on behalf of SimGuruJanitor who had the important task of pushing the button for this update.)