My CC addiction is getting out of control

All I’m doing is building rooms, taking pictures, deleting the rooms, then building more rooms.

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bedroom

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Mac ‘Initialization error at start up’ since patch 1.24

Patch 1.24.102.1220 has been released but lots of Mac users are reporting that their games will not load. They are getting the following error message –

initializationerror

Initialization error at start up.

[135dec40:a69d8f94:00000069:00000000]

The numbers in bold uniquely identify this issue. EA are aware of it and hopefully addressing it. In the meantime the workaround is to simply press any key to skip through the intro videos. There are main threads for this over at AHQ and the officials:

http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/903122/crashing-after-latest-patch-fixed

http://answers.ea.com/t5/The-Sims-Mac/Mac-Initialization-error-at-startup-135dec40-a69d8f94-00000000/m-p/5657517#U5657517

Edit – that was quick! EA have already released an update to fix the issue (28/10/16) 😀

Sims 4 – Dine Out, gardens, lighting and CAS. Oh, and toddlers.

I really am looking forward to the new Sims 4 Game Pack, Dine Out. For the last few months I’ve barely loaded the game as I’ve just found it so….. lacking. Apart from getting garden obsessed now and then –

Pool

there’s been nothing in the game to keep me interested. I find myself perusing the General Discussion forum for anything remotely interesting to read, only to find wall to wall toddler threads which are about as interesting as watching paint dry. How many times can the same people say the same thing over and over again? Don’t they get bored? (Toddler rant about toddler ranting over, oh the irony!)

The 2nd June patch got me back into the game though. No, not the CAS additions which I couldn’t give a damn about. I spend approximately 5 seconds in CAS, 10 if I’m feeling generous. CAS is even more boring than toddlers to me. No, it was the new lighting which is truly stunning. Some gorgeous pictures popped up on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/TheSimsBoi/status/738989972578021376

Including mine, of course 😉

And we now have a new Game Pack coming out, Dine Out. Who thought that running your own restaurant could be so exciting? Let’s hope it is.