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: 22.214.171.1240. If you have updated but it is not showing the correct game version, delete the GameVersion.txt file, restart the game, and all will be corrected.
Remove all MODS and Custom Content before updating your game
Update: 2/22/2015 – Version 126.96.36.1990
Via SimGuruBChick: Tiny weensy patch today to address a minor configuration issue. You shouldn’t notice anything different after the patch.
The Sims 4 Outdoor Retreat is the first game pack that is being offered to fans of the Sims 4 to purchase and adds a lot of outdoor themed content to the game. The concept around the Outdoor Retreat pack is basically a new location for you to visit and explore, which your Sims can choose to visit, when they wish to go out on a vacation.
The new location you get to explore is called Granite Falls and it consists of one area which contains 5 lots for Sims to live in and a park area to explore, or go hiking through. There is also a national park location which your Sim can visit which contains collectible items and there is a special zone you can get to from there, however you will need to find the secret entrance to get there.
Herbalism is a brand new skill in The Sims 4 Outdoor Retreat Game Pack. With it, your Sims are able to identify new wild plants and brew potent herbal remedies on the grill and stove. This guide will show you how to identify wild plants, and how to brew your first herbal remedy!
Granite Falls is home to a variety of wild plants that grow in the campgrounds, the forest, and the mountains. While your Sim is on vacation, keep an eye out for bushes or little clusters of mushrooms that you can harvest. If you see one, click on it!
Plants need to be identified before they can be used to brew herbal remedies. Sims can eat unidentified plants, but do so at your own risk! There are many toxic plants in Granite Falls that can have nasty effects such as making your Sim Tense, or even worse—making them bladder fail.
With 30 creations and counting on the Gallery and in her tenth year of building, this Simmer Spotlight features Ruthless_kk.
How long have you been a builder in The Sims?
I started building back when The Sims 2 Nightlife came out…so about 10 years.
When did you realize you had a passion for building?
When I was a kid, it was Legos. As an adult, I have always had a love of architecture, HGTV, and all of the home makeover shows. If I had known I could build things in The Sims, I would have been in from day one.
For this Simmer Spotlight we are featuring longtime fan and “Let’s Play” video maker – Black Essence.
How long have you been a fan of The Sims?
I have been a devoted fan of The Sims for fourteen long and proud years. Though, I am a video game enthusiast and have played many mind-blowing games throughout my twenty-seven years on this earth, no other video game has been able to settle sweetly in my heart like The Sims. If every other video game were to disappear out of existence at this very moment, as long as The Sims remains, I would forever be content with that alone.
The Sims 4 Outdoor Retreat Game Guide is now complete! If there is anything I have missed, or anything that needs to be corrected, please let me know here in the comments! Enjoy your game!