Upside down screenshots in the Sims 4 on Mac since the August patch

This one is funny – since today’s patch all screenshots taken in-game are upside down and back to front.

Not really too much of an issue but something to be aware of if you like to share them from within the game. You can easily turn them the right way in Preview (Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 4 > Screenshots) by rotating 180° and flipping on the horizontal. This doesn’t help if you want to access them in-game though as they appear to have disappeared:

We have a thread running at AHQ on the issue but nothing really that needs feedback at the moment, EA are aware of the problem. It wouldn’t hurt to hit the Me too button though – https://answers.ea.com/t5/The-Sims-Mac/Screenshots-upside-down-and-back-to-front-since-August-patch/td-p/6987234

Oh yeah, the map screen is also in the Upside Down when you try to place a lot from the Gallery:

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Seasons Sprinkler Recolours

It’s so lovely to have the sprinkler back in the game but the colours are just too bright for me. I recoloured in six muted colours including two shades of green so the sprinkler can blend in more with the garden.

This is a simple recolour of the Maxis Sprinkle-O-Matic 2001 so you will need the Seasons Expansion Pack for this to place in your game. I also dropped the price from §350 to §50.

– Sim File Share Download –

This download is free, no Patreon, adfly or any similar paywalls. Clicking on the download link will take you straight to the SFS download page.


 

EA Game Changers ruining the surprises?

Seasons is probably the most hotly anticipated pack for the Sims 4, and rightly so. It’s one of the most loved features in the previous versions of the Sims franchise and adds a wealth of new opportunities and visuals to your game. Speculation has been rife since it was announced and the communities have been full of excited Simmers watching EA’s carefully choreographed screenshot and video releases. The EA Game Changers have also been fulfilling their duties by regularly tweeting/facebooking/youtubing/twitching their excitement and whipping up the crowds into a frenzied mass of weather related joyfulness. But is it going just a bit too far?

Ever since the game changers have been allowed to post their experiences of the game, pre-release, I’m not sure there’s anything we don’t know about the pack, and that takes the shine off it. It seems like there’s a competition as to who can get the most information out in the public domain and as quickly as possible. Some of us still like surprises and don’t want to know everything before we can get our hands on the EP. The thunder and lightning  won’t have such a wow factor because they’ve been plastered all over social media, the blizzards won’t be new and exciting, we’ve already had countless screenshots of the scarecrow and sprinkler, and every single possible compilation of clothes in CAS has been exhausted. I want to be able to go onto the social media platform of my choice and not be bombarded with spoilers. Phantom summed it up beautifully here:

For the record, I was lucky enough to play Seasons at EA Play, and I loved it, but I was careful to not over-expose myself to every single new feature in the pack. In fact, I spent most of the time playing around with the glass roofs which came in the free game update this week 😛