In the first patch to The Sims 4 of the year, players will find a few new additions, a few repairs, and a few changes to the way Sims behave. The small but welcome patch adds eight new movie posters and changes the way Sims act when neighbors do something inappropriate. Additionally, the repairman feature received a few needed fixes, and players should no longer be able to upload something to the Gallery that was created by another user.
Although brief, the patch notes for the latest update to The Sims 4 can be found at EA.com. The full list of notes includes all of the changes listed above as well as a few others players might be interested in. Players should notice a few differences in the way their Sims react to certain situations, for instance. If a Sim is acting inappropriately inside another Sim’s home, the owner might now ask the visiting Sim to leave. Another behavior change to Sims in the update is the way they act when a fight breaks out. A friend of a Sim in a fight might cheer for their friend to win while a nemesis might cheer if they are defeated.
Most notably, though, players can find new movie posters in the decoration option of the buy mode. These new decoration options are available for free to any player that downloads the latest update. Eight new movie posters are included with subject matter like in-game movies “Still Life” and “Malpractice” according to the official site.
The new décor comes straight to The Sims 4 after the reveal of the “Movie Hangout Stuff” pack announced yesterday. The new pack will add the new Movie Projector Screen and Popcorn Popper items with which Sims can interact. The upcoming pack is all about having the perfect movie night with the giant screen, savory snacks, and comfortable furniture. As the Inquisitr reported, the “Movie Hangout Stuff” pack is ready to release on January 12. Like previously released stuff packs, “Movie Hangout Stuff” will cost $9.99.
A few updates to the Gallery also occurred in today’s patch. A fix to overlapping UI elements making the Library section of the interface inaccessible is not rectified. Also, players should no longer be able to download something from the Gallery and then re-upload it as their own creation. This should keep an owner or player’s ID intact after a player downloads their creation, stopping another player from essentially stealing it.
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