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Happy Birthday to The Sims! – Updates and News – February 2018

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The Sims was officially released into the world 18 years ago this month and to celebrate we have some exciting information released to us.

First up, there is a new Patch for the PC version to celebrate the 18th Anniversary which includes new Create-A-Sim skin tones, a new hair and a milestone T-Shirt which you can also buy for yourself. (See Below for The Sims Threadless Update)

Official Patch Notes by SimGuruGnome


Update: 2/6/2018 – PC / Mac

Happy 18th Anniversary Simmers!

18 years? We’re all adulty and mature now. Wonder if our grey is showing yet? If it is, I’m going back in to Create-a-Sim for some edits.

In the meantime, however, let’s raise our juice in a toast to you, the fans! Thank you for being here with us for these 18 years… and if you were here from the start, I’m sorry for the mass amount of death by kitchen fire! But hopefully you’ve learned it’s better to make garden salads for a couple hours before trying to make mac n’ cheese (shakes fist at that demon-firestarter mac n’ cheese).

With that, we have just a few new things for you to enjoy in your game…

What’s New?

A new female hair (yes, your males can wear the hair too). The Create-a-Sim artists went all out on this one, I’m loving it! (for specifics, the asset name is yf and ymHair_EF10MedCurl).

A new Anniversary T-shirt for men and women! You can find it in Create-a-Sim under… T-shirts.

And 10 new skin tones along the cool and warm undertones to broaden the range of Sim possibilities.

…and we’ve fixed a handful of issues.

General Issues

  • Night club text invites will now only occur between 8pm and 12am (Midnight).
  • Pregnant Sims are no longer allowed to age up.
    • Fountain of youth discovered!
      • You don’t have kids, do you?
    • Fountain of youth is a hoax!
  • Deceased Sims that have been released to the netherworld will no longer appear alive in the family tree.

Vampires Issue

  • Sims will no longer perform a dance routine before a vampire attempts to drink from them.
    • Actual issue. Yep.

City Living Issue

  • Vegetarians can now safely eat a serving of Eggs and Toast without receiving negative buffs for doing so.
    • Vegans are appalled at the prospect.

Once again, Happy Anniversary, and thank you your continued support!



To go with the Anniversary Update, there are new designs available on The Sims Threadless Store! If you haven’t yet, go and check it out. There are adorable designs including these super cute plumbobs which can be ordered as a shirt, posters, phone case, throw rug, drink bottle, and so much more! I’m so glad The Sims are doing merchandise again, it makes my nerdy heart so happy. *Insert Green Plumbob Here*


For those Simmers on Consoles, there is about to be another Stuff Pack released for you. It’s the Romantic Garden Stuff Pack which is already available for us PC players, but it does add some amazing stuff into the game including the Wishing Well.

For more information about The Sims 4 Romantic Stuff Pack for Consoles, click here.


But wait; there’s MORE — Can you hear that? It sounds like a LEAK!

Origin accidentally released the description and key features for the upcoming Game Pack. We were shown a very short teaser for this game pack back in January and now we now know it as “The Sims 4 Jungle Adventures”. The information has since been removed but of course the Sims Community were hot on the information. The following was taken from The Sims VIP.


The Sims 4 Jungle Adventure

Take your Sims on a mysterious adventure into the wild and discover a new culture.

Explore a unique wilderness landscape, revealing a temple, jungle obstacles, cursed relics and treasures. Experience the culture and customs of Selvadorada, from devouring local eats to learning spicy new dance moves!


Venture to Selvadorada. Travel to Selvadorada a new destination where your Sims can befriend locals at the cantina or purchase essential survival gear. Your Sims can try traditional foods, dance to new music, practice native customs and shop for authentic décor. Dress your Sims in local fashion from outfits full of colorful patterns to durable clothing suitable for the jungle!

Explore the jungle. Sims gear up in hiking attire and prepare for danger as they trek deep into the jungle, revealing hidden pools, ancient artifact sites and ruins. Beware of natural dangers and obstacles (from deadly bees to poisonous spiders) that will surely keep your Sims on their toes!

Discover a hidden temple. Your Sims will be pleasantly surprised with what they’ll find when they stumble upon a unique temple. Venture into the mysterious rooms where Sims may find priceless relics, great treasures or doom! Have your Sims visit again to experience new challenges and uncover different treasures or traps.

Collect ancient artifacts. Uncover hidden items as Sims seek out ancient artifacts and mysterious relics. Sims can excavate and examine these precious objects closely at the archeology table, determining their quality, but watch out for fakes!



This is too much excitement for one day! I’m off to update my game and get into it.

I’ll post another update when the official trailer for The Sims 4 Jungle Adventures has been released by EA.

Happy Simming! ♢



Alexandra Eve joined Resident Entertainment in 2016 as our Sims writer. She has always enjoyed the Sims series and as one of the biggest fans of the game, we think she is the best choice out there to cover The Sims. She has been playing video games since her father introduced her to the Commodore 64 in the early 90's. She enjoys retro games, family games, puzzle games, some role playing games and also, Simulation Games. Her favourite games include Pokemon, The Sims, Animal Crossing, Kirby and Lego Games.

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