Upcoming June 2019 Game Update Overview

This overview includes:
1) Important Announcement from the EA Team re system support of old systems (this was made in March 2019).
2) How to find out what type of operating system you are on for Windows.
3) How to find out if this affects you as a Mac user

I expect that the majority of Windows computers are 64 bit system so this is not likely to affect that many Windows players. I can’t speak for the Mac players. For those it affects, there will be a legacy edition of the game available around June 2019, but you won’t get new updates after June 2019, you will not be able to buy new content released after February 2019 nor will you have access to the gallery. Exact timing has not been released yet.

1) IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE EA TEAM

“Today we are announcing some changes to the supported specifications for The Sims 4™ on PC and Mac. As of June 2019, we will no longer support The Sims 4 on Non-Metal Mac OS machines or PC 32-bit Operating Systems.”
“There will be a ‘The Sims 4™: Legacy Edition’ available for those who cannot update. This change is tentatively planned for June 2019. The Gallery, game banners, and social integrations will be disabled. The Sims 4: Legacy Edition will not display or allow any purchases of content released after February 2019.”
This same post has FAQ about the update, here’s a copy of what is said:
“The Sims 4: Legacy Edition FAQ


Where can I get The Sims 4: Legacy Edition?

The Sims 4: Legacy Edition will be available in June 2019. If you are an existing The Sims 4 owner, we will have instructions on this page which will walk you through the steps to get your free copy of The Sims 4: Legacy Edition when it is released. The Sims 4: Legacy Edition will not be made available to new players.

I already own The Sims 4, will I need to purchase The Sims 4: Legacy Edition?

No, if you are an existing The Sims 4 owner, you will be able to get your copy of The Sims 4: Legacy Edition for free once it’s available in June 2019.

When will this change happen and when will The Sims 4: Legacy Edition be available?

This change is tentatively planned for June 2019. If there are any changes to the planned June date, we will update it.

Will The Sims 4 on my Non-Metal Mac OS be automatically updated to the legacy version?

No, you will need to download The Sims 4: Legacy Edition. To find out if your Mac supports Metal, please check here https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205073

Will The Sims 4 on my 32-bit OS PC be automatically updated to the legacy version?

No, you will need to download The Sims4: Legacy Edition.

Will The Sims 4: Legacy Edition receive any additional content or bug fixes in the future?

No, The Sims 4: Legacy Edition will not receive any more content or bug fixes.

Will any online features still work in The Sims 4: Legacy Edition?

The Gallery, game banners, and social integrations will be disabled. The Sims 4: Legacy Edition will not display or allow any purchases of content released after February 2019.

What Stuff Packs, Game Packs, and Expansion Packs can I play using The Sims 4: Legacy Edition?

You will be able to purchase and play all Stuff, Game and Expansion packs released between September 2, 2014 and February 26, 2019. This includes Luxury Party Stuff Pack, Perfect Patio Stuff Pack, Cool Kitchen Stuff Pack, Spooky Stuff Pack, Movie Hangout Stuff Pack, Romantic Garden Stuff Pack, Kids Room Stuff Pack, Backyard Stuff Pack, Vintage Glamour Stuff Pack, Bowling Night Stuff Pack, Fitness Stuff Pack, Toddler Stuff Pack, Laundry Day Stuff Pack, My First Pet Stuff Pack, Outdoor Retreat Game Pack, Spa Day Game Pack, Dine Out Game Pack, Vampires Game Pack, Parenthood Game Pack, Jungle Adventure Game Pack, StrangerVille Game Pack, Get Together Expansion Pack, Get To Work Expansion Pack, City Living Expansion Pack, Cats & Dogs Expansion Pack, Seasons Expansion Pack and Get Famous Expansion Pack.

Content released after February 2019 will require you to upgrade your system.

Will custom content still work with The Sims 4: Legacy Edition?

It will be up to the custom content or mod developer to decide to support their custom content for both The Sims 4 and The Sims 4: Legacy Edition.

Will there be different versions of The Sims 4: Legacy Edition for Non-Metal Mac OS and 32-bit PC OS?

There will be one version of The Sims 4: Legacy Edition that you will be able to download.

Will my save files still work in The Sims 4: Legacy Edition?

Yes, save files will still work with The Sims 4: Legacy Edition. Instructions on “how to” will be published once The Sims 4: Legacy Edition is released.”

2) How to Find Out if you are on a 32 or 64 bit System in Windows:

You can find out what version of Windows you have by going into your system information. To do this on Windows 8 or 10, right mouse click on your windows icon on the bottom left hand corner of your screen.  Then select ‘System’, which will pull up your system information.  The System Type will indicate if it is 32 bit or 64 bit.
Alternatively, here’s a link to Microsoft’s site which explains how to tell whether you are on a 32 or 64 bit system. https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/827218/how-to-determine-whether-a-computer-is-running-a-32-bit-version-or-64
Article on EA’s site with information on the difference between 32 or 64 bit System in Windows. https://help.ea.com/en-nz/help/the-sims/the-sims-4/when-to-use-the-sims-4-64-bit-or-32-bit-version/

3) How to Find Out if it Affects you as a Mac User:

I recommend you comment on her site if you need help.
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New House on the Gallery

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The completed house for House 3 of the Drifter Challenge is now on the gallery.
This is a family one story home with 4 bedrooms/4 bathroom on the main floor and 2 more bedrooms and 1 bathroom in the basement.
 
Garage was converted to greenhouse. Lot also features a perfect money tree (Seasons required), perfect forbidden fruit tree, a cow plant, other sundry plants & 5 collected cow plant essences (on shelf in main room of the basement, by the cow plant picture painted by my drifter 😊).
No CC, play-tested, 177,718 simoleons on a 30×20 lot
 
Origin ID: MapleSimmer
 

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If you’d like to see the Drifter House 3 Let’s Play, and the two from before, links were provided in my previous Casting Call post for House 4.

Information on the Drifter Challenge:

The Drifter Challenge is a challenge created by the lovely Lady Vi and you start with both Willow Creek and Oasis Springs empty, except for one restaurant if you have Dine Out. It can be thought of as a generation challenge as well as a building challenge, which each generation, or ‘house’, starts with no money on an empty lot and each ‘house’ has its own set of goals. As you meet certain goals over the generations, or ‘houses’ as they are called, you can also start adding certain community lots (which you can build or download from the gallery or add the original lots back if you’ve saved them in your library). It’s a good way to examine a lot of different elements in the game, and you can skip any generation you don’t want to do. Here’s a link to the main page if it interests you; it further links to the different ‘house’ rules.   https://thedrifterchallenge.blogspot.com/

Link to house 3 rules:
Vihisha’s Blogspot: https://thedrifterchallenge.blogspot.com/p/drifter-house-003.html

 

Casting Call for my Drifter Challenge House 4 Let’s Play

Calling for non CC sims to use in my YouTube Let’s Play for House 4 of the Drifter Challenge. I need the following:
1) Young Adults (preferably unskilled) as potential love interests, they can come with siblings/parents, but need at least one other young adult or older in the household,
2) Sims in the Scientist career as co workers (just have them join, they don’t need to have been played in the career) AND
3) Aliens (I may eventually have one move in to my household as that is one goal of the challenge 😊 )
2) and 3) require you to have Get to Work.
Please use #H4MapleSimmer when sharing on the gallery or just comment below if you have any and let me know your User ID. 😊
Here’s my sim, Dominique Driver. She is a genius, geek and a bookworm. Her story starts this Thursday, March 21. Dominique_YAwTraits

After living a sheltered life, our new drifter Dominique Driver returns to her grandmother’s world of Willow Creek to start her first day with nothing in an empty neighborhood (lot is Riverside Roost).  She is fascinated by aliens, since her grandfather was abducted late in life and came back pregnant with her aunt Bridget.

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Will she be up to the following challenges?:

1) To max the scientist career (note if you don’t have GTW, the goal is to max the astronaut career).
2) To build a 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Home worth at least $50k Simoleons (after Depreciation)
3) To achieve level 10 of the Rocket Science skill
4) To travel to space and bring back 3 unique Space Rocks or Aliens (*If you own Get To Work, items acquired from Sixam count)
5) Befriend and Move In a Co-Worker (*If you own Get To Work, you may befriend and move in an Alien instead, so this will be my goal)
6) Produce and raise an Heir to the Young Adult life stage; this Heir will become the Main Sim in the 5th House Mini-Challenge.

Note we can only control our main sim in this challenge (apart from a few exceptions, one main one being ‘claiming bed’ and aging up on a cake).

If you’d like to see Dominique’s great grandmother Alicia’s journey, a link to House 1 of the Drifter Challenge is here:

If you’d like to see Dominique’s grandmother Bella’s journey, a link to House 2 of the Drifter Challenge is here:

If you’d like to see Dominique’s mother Charity’s journey, a link to House 3 of the Drifter Challenge is here:

Information on the Drifter Challenge:

The Drifter Challenge is a challenge created by the lovely Lady Vi and you start with both Willow Creek and Oasis Springs empty, except for one restaurant if you have Dine Out. It can be thought of as a generation challenge as well as a building challenge, which each generation, or ‘house’, starts with no money on an empty lot and each ‘house’ has its own set of goals. As you meet certain goals over the generations, or ‘houses’ as they are called, you can also start adding certain community lots (which you can build or download from the gallery or add the original lots back if you’ve saved them in your library). It’s a good way to examine a lot of different elements in the game, and you can skip any generation you don’t want to do. Here’s a link to the main page if it interests you; it further links to the different ‘house’ rules.   https://thedrifterchallenge.blogspot.com/

Link to house 4 rules:
Vihisha’s Blogspot: https://thedrifterchallenge.blogspot.com/p/drifter-house-004.html

Where to find Vihisha:

YouTube channel Lady Vi Gaming link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkN_yJd3CP3h7IwC-vCxK7A

Twitch channel link: https://www.twitch.tv/vihisha

Newcrest Family Pool Park

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Updated Newcrest Family Pool Park is now on the gallery. Lots of things for everyone to do, from toddler to seniors!
 
Description: Family and toddler friendly park for Newcrest. Includes the usual park items as well as rare fishing pond, toddler jungle gym, pool, wading pool, basketball, yoga items (mats & stool), easels, mural & secret gaming room which can be made exclusive to clubs.
Secret gaming room is found under the bathrooms and it includes computers, gaming items, void critter station, a full kitchen & more bathrooms so members (or whomever is using it 😊 ) don’t have to go upstairs.  Originally seen in my #Parenthood LP now fixed & UPDATED for Seasons & Pets.  Now has swings, instruments, Get Famous music station & is pet friendly. #NoCC
 
Origin ID: MapleSimmer
 
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Alien Encounters Challenge

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Do you have Get To Work? Here’s a challenge I thought of after EA increased the changes of 1) getting abducted and 2) male sims getting pregnant from abduction with the November 2017 patch.

  1. You need to start with a male sim (See *Note)
  2. Have them join the Scientist career.
  3. See (A) how many times your sim is abducted & (B) how many times he gets pregnant with alien children (ie how many children he has) by the time he’s spent one week at the top of the Scientist Career.  The plan is to keep them and raise them, not send them back to the home world. 😊

There are mods, such as MCC, that can help you increase the chances (or stop abductions from happening). The challenge is meant to be done without help from mods, but if you prefer to use them, just mention that when sharing your results!😊

*Note: You can either create your sim or use one that you’ve played through until the young adult age, I did the latter.  Your sim can have a friend or sibling if you’d like them to have company, preferably female so they don’t get pregnant from being abducted.  I chose to have his sister live with my sim.😊

Some optional goals to do while working on the above:

  • To complete the nerd brain aspiration;
  • To try to complete the element collection (inspired by the Not So Berry Challenge);
  • To complete the curator aspiration;
  • To visit Sixam; and
  • If you have Get Famous, see how famous your sim can get as a scientist.

I have a current Let’s Play where I’m doing this challenge, though as an alternative possibility I had an option to marry an alien if my sim never had any alien children from abduction, you’re welcome to do the same. Here’s a link to the playlist😊: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyPCBQSeZfrLodZ-82s9WtGPNUU22h0xJ

 

Blue Cottage

I just uploaded a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath single story family home with a small basement which can be expanded and finished to the gallery. There are a few flowers planted in indoor planters in the shed off the kitchen, ready for some flower arranging.
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Homeless Musician Challenge

🎼 Homeless Musician Challenge 🎼 :

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This is just a short little challenge that I recently did because I wanted to compare earnings from guitar🎸vs violin🎻 in a Rags to Riches challenge. Rules are in the screenshot. Please note that you can licence music you write with your instrument of choice; that is included in ‘making money from that instrument’.😊

I chose to do this with a teen, but you can use any age, teen and up. I have Seasons so I made the school days holidays so my teen didn’t have to worry about skipping school.

Please let me know if you have any questions! I’d love to see how you do! 😊 

Here’s the sim I used, she’s a teen who is creative and a music lover and has the muser trait from choosing a creative aspiration (Musical Genius): Ruby-Ransom-Teen

Here is how I set up the calendar since I have Seasons:

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One of her first whims won’t be able to be completed for a while since she has no house, never mind a door, so I promptly dismissed it!

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Perhaps one day in the not to distant future! Stay tuned to see how she did…