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The Sims 4 Game Update (26th March 2015)

A new game update has arrived for The Sims 4 that brings a variety of fixes and new features (including basements!). Open Origin to download the update :)

Hey Simmers,

It’s the end of March and Get to Work is inches away from your fingertips. However, but before you work your way into a new expansion, we’ve got a release full of stuff.

We’ve got NEW! We’ve got UPDATES! We’ve got Bunny Eggs? We’ve got performance improvements! We’ve got fixes! And hopefully you are comfortable as you read on.

So, let’s jump in with…

What’s new for building?

  • Basements!
    • Build 2 levels down to create the ultimate in underground excellence.
    • The Basement Tool is found in the Build sort, next to the Wall tool. Dig in and start building.
    • An additional above ground floor is available for a total of 4 up and 2 down
    • For the mathematically challenged, that is SIX FLOORS!
  • Move Lot is now an option under Move Lot & House in Build Mode, and can be used to pick up and rotate the entire lot. You can also use the shortcut key [Y] to access the tool
  • You can now download lots from the Gallery that are larger than your current lot, and crop them to fit.

What’s new in the game?

  • Paint from Reference is a new option on the Easel that lets Sims paint family portraits, landscapes, or whatever else you want!
  • We have added a Notebook, found in the phone menu, under a tiny button at the top of the menu (we tried to make the button even smaller, but some folks wanted you to find this new feature).
    • Now as your Sim is gardening or fishing and they make discoveries (such as splicing recipes, or what bait caught what fish) these discoveries will be catalogued in your Notebook.
  • Your Sims will now meet and build relationships with their co-workers and schoolmates.
    • Actions that you can take while your Sim is at work/school have been updated to allow you to gain relationship with or meet more co-workers/schoolmates.
  • Non-played Sims (sometimes referred to as townies) now have jobs!
    • The “Ask about Career” interaction has been updated to provide career information for Sims that you meet.
    • The career information discovered will be found in the Relationship panel. Hover over the Sim portrait to see their career, schedule, and, if they work at a venue (like the bartender), where they work.

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Let’s Play The Sims 2 Open for Business – Episode 2

Episode 2 of Lets Play The Sims 2 Open for Business is now available for you to watch on YouTube!

I’d also like to thank everyone who has supported the YouTube channel as we’ve just hit 6K subscribers and over 1 million views!


GirlGamersUK: Sims 4 Get to Work Preview

GirlGamersUK have shared their hands-on preview of The Sims 4 Get to Work, following their visit to EA UK on the 13th March :)

To begin with, we opted to check out the detective career and assert our authority over any nearby Sims. As a detective, your role is to investigate crime scenes, dust for fingerprints, find clues and solve crimes. You’ll be called to a crime scene, grab a case from the assignments or check out the crime board. Your Sim will have to patrol the streets and look for any altercations that may be occurring on your beat. This can be anything from random fights or people disregarding the environment and throwing litter on the streets. If this happens, you’ll need to book’em and issue a citation. As a detective, you’ll need to improve relations with the citizens and keep the area under control.

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Let’s Play The Sims Castaway Stories Episode 1

Episode 1 of Let’s Play The Sims Castaway Stories is now available to watch on the BeyondSims YouTube channel!

The Castaway Stories game focuses on our Sim who is washed ashore on an unknown island and must survive!

Be sure to also check out my Sims 3 Showtime, Sims 4 and my Sims 2 Open for Business Let’s Plays too!


Simmer Spotlight: Cinderellimouse

Cinderellimouse, who was recently on our Community Spotlight, has been featured on TheSims.com in the latest Simmer Spotlight!

How long have you been a fan of The Sims?

Since the very beginning! My best friend and I loved to tell stories about this cast of characters we had invented, and The Sims was the perfect game for us to make those characters come alive! We were so excited to get the base game, I can still remember staring at that box art and working out who each Sim would be. I absolutely love the brand! What appeals strongly to me is that it allows people a lot of freedom to be creative and do different things: there are builders, people who enjoy making Sims in CAS, storytellers, modders, and custom content artists. I see the game as a tool for people to use their imagination and get creative! It’s interesting seeing how other people play, because Simmers really make their game their own.

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