Giveaway: Win The Sims 4 + Steelseries Gaming Gear!


The entry period for this giveaway has ended. Check back October 25th at 5pm Central for the winners!

The awesome folks over at Steelseries are giving SimsVIP readers a chance to win The Sims 4 Steelseries Gaming Gear Set! As an added bonus, we’re also giving out one copy of The Sims 4 Limited Edition!

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The Sims 4: Tragic Clown, Grungy Walls, & More

Used in the video below…

• David Sims Hair: (Download)

• Tragic Clown: (Download)

• Pumpkin Patch: (Download)

• Graffiti Wallpaper: (Download)

• Grunge Wallpaper: (Download)

• Grunge Floor Tiles: (Download)


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Community Blog: Simmer Spotlight Ian Roach
Posted by The Sims 4



We love all the cool stuff that our fans make in The Sims 4, and we want to highlight some of the craziest creations! Each Simmer Spotlight will feature someone making awesome stuff in the game with a few tips on how to make your own.
First up is Ian Roach. You may have seen his creations from The Sims 4. I asked him a few questions about some of the amazing stuff he has been building.
• What inspired you to start building TV show sets?
It started with the CAS Demo. Once I had created all of my family and friends, I needed a new challenge, so I started recreating characters from my favorite TV shows. Once the game was released, the obvious next step was to build their TV homes.


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The Sims 4: New Screenshot of Pools
Posted by The Sims 4

SimGuruGraham went to check out what the video team was working on, and brought us back this sneak peek of pools in The Sims 4. Pools will be available free of charge in an upcoming November game update.



The Sims 4: New Game Patch (October 21st, 2014)

There’s a new Sims 4 update available now in Origin. If you have automatic updates enabled in Origin’s “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 on 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: 1.0.797.20. If you have updated but it is not showing the correct game version, start the game, shut it down, and then it will be corrected.

:!: Remove all MODS and Custom Content before updating your game :!:

Update: 10/21/2014 – Version 1.0.797.20

Hello Simmers, readers of patch notes, and other developers who just happen to be searching the internet for examples of how other teams are writing up their release notes!

We had a few issues we felt needed to be addressed sooner rather than later, and have tackled them in today’s patch! Many of these issues were brought forth by the community through the forums. We thank you for your efforts, your posts, and your focus in helping us create a better experience with The Sims 4.

Some bugs you might be keen to know were fixed: The “Eye and jaw width looks funky” bug! The “I can’t get married if my fiancé died” issue! And the “My Sims can’t age up anymore” bug.

The other issues which we have fixed are detailed below, and we are always dedicated to fixing performance and gameplay blocking issues in order to provide the best gaming experience possible. Please keep posting on the forums. We do read them and we are tracking issues that you are finding.  Thank you!

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The Sims 4 Live Broadcast (Replay)
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Origin UK: 30% off The Sims 4 Standard & Digital Deluxe

Origin UK has discounted The Sims 4 by 30%. Additionally, The Sims 4 is 14% off in North America, and 8-16% off in various other countries. Check for details in your country. Sale ends October 24th.

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The Sims 4 Gallery: “Ghost of Every Kind” by SimsVIP

I have now uploaded my “Ghost of Every Kind” to The Sims 4 Gallery for those of you who want to experience the power of ghosts without killing your Sims. All Sim-Ghosts are CC free, and have died each of the eight ways possible. For more information about ghosts and their superpowers, see our Sims 4 Ghosts Guide.

SimsVIP’s Origin ID: SimsVIP_Admin

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The Sims 3 Concept Art by John Estes


The Sims 3 Ambitions, The Sims 3 Late Night, and The Sims 3 Outdoor Living by John Estes.

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The Sims 4 Cash Card + Game/Stuff Packs Confirmed

Target has stocked the gaming isle with a new game card: The Sims 4 Cash Card. This card works just like the $20 EA Cash Card, but instead adds $25 USD to your Origin account. This card also confirms that we will be seeing some brand new content that includes Game Packs, Stuff Packs, and more.

:!: Cash Cards are alternate methods of purchasing games on Origin when you don’t want to use a credit/debit card or PayPal. This is similar to purchasing a pre-paid Mastercard/Visa/Amex, but instead, adds funds to your EA Wallet. These cards have nothing to do with Simpoints or Sims 4 currency, and can be used to purchase any games on Origin.


Big thanks to LifeSimmer for bringing this to our attention

It was confirmed in June that Simpoints would not be the currency used to purchase any additional content for The Sims 4, and we now have confirmation that Origin will be the primary distributor of all future content.

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