sun room collage

Making a sun room

For so long I’ve been wanting to build a sun room in the Sims 4 using the glass roof awning from Get Together. It can be found in Decorations > Sculpture:

Sun awning

And over the last couple of days I’ve finally got round to it. It’s not perfect, the roof edges are a little lower than the lowest wall height, but with some trims and fencing it’s fairly easy to cover up the dodgy looking bits. And it’s fully functional too!

Click on the image to see a bigger version:

pool

sun room

elevation

side view

TS4 Work

Water slide bug in the Sims 4 Backyard Stuff Pack

If your Sims are glitching out whilst using the water slide in the new Backyard stuff pack it may be because you have integrated Intel graphics. This is affecting both Macs and PCs but most of the reports are coming in from Macs running different versions of OS X. Intel chips can be found in 13″ MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs, MacBooks, entry level 15″ MacBook Pros, Mac minis and 21″ iMacs. So most Macs unfortunately.

The good news is that EA are aware of the issue and have managed to reproduce it. Let’s hope they fix it soon.

Update (22.07.16) – EA have just released a beta fix for this issue in the form of a mod to add to your game. Please read SimGuruModSquad’s post here for instructions and links – http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/895111/beta-fix-for-lawn-water-slide-animation-issue-on-backyard-stuff-pack

Update (26.07.16) – This issue has now been resolved in todays patch 1.21.40.1220.

macOS Sierra, The Sims 3 and The Sims 4

Threads are starting to pop up on the forums with people moaning that their Sims games will not work properly, or at all, since they have updated to macOS Sierra beta. What a surprise! The operating system is in beta which means it will be buggy as hell and apps may not work properly. If you’ve signed up for the public beta it means that you agreed that stuff may not work properly on your Mac under Sierra and you should be reporting bugs and issues to Apple via the Feedback Assistant. You will have also been prompted to use Time Machine to back up your Mac before installing the OS – if you didn’t then give yourself a slap.

If you now can’t play because you opted into the beta program may I suggest you wipe and reinstall El Capitan on your Mac. Alternatively you could install El Capitan/Yosemite/Mavericks onto an external drive and play the Sims on there. Or you could wait until Apple release updates and hope your game works again. Even when Sierra is finally released in a few months time there is no guarantee that EA will support it.

No 3rd party apps are supported under beta versions of any operating systems. Maybe next time stick with the stable OS you are already running?