What’s this? Another Patch?

Yeah, I know. I said that the last patch was suppose to be the final patch. Key word there is “suppose”. EA has decided to throw out a new one.  So what does this mean? It means that if you use mods, DON’T PATCH UNTIL YOU GET THE ALL CLEAR FROM THE MOD DEV’S!

Now just what in the “H” does this patch “clear up?” you’re asking?  I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but nothing really from what I can tell. But then again I haven’t updated yet and I’m not that tech savvy to where I can go in and tear it down.
This patch takes care of server message . Check it out below and  here.

Game update 1.67
POSTED ON 01/24/14 05:31 PM
To install this update, please start your game and use the “Updates” tab in your Launcher.This game update includes the following changes:
Base Game:

  • Updated server messaging

 

Before installing an Update for The Sims 3, an Expansion Pack, or a Stuff Pack, it is a good idea to run through the following checklist to ensure your game continues to work smoothly.If you have any questions about the below steps, please visit the Technical Support forum on the official Sims 3 community found at this URL: http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/forums/show/10.pageStep 1: Disable Custom ContentCustom Content is all Sims content that did not come from an official The Sims 3 Update, The Sims 3 Store, Expansion Pack, or Stuff Pack. Custom Content is created by 3rd Party Developers that are not regulated by Electronic Arts or The Sims 3 Development Team and may not work with new updates. Custom Content may cause the game to behave unexpectedly or not function entirely.To disable your custom content, undo whatever you did to install this content to get your game back into an unmodified state. If you placed it in a Sims 3 directory folder, move it to a new folder that is outside your Sims 3 file directory. Your Sims 3 file directory can be found using the paths listed below:Windows File Directory: C:\Documents and Settings\USER\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3Mac File Directory: User/Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims/Once you have installed the official update you may re-enable your custom content. If you experience problems, disable it again until the 3rd party developer updates their content to work with the official Update, Expansion Pack, or Stuff Pack.Step 2: Back Up your Save FilesIt’s always a good precaution to back up your save files before installing an Expansion Pack, Update, or Stuff Pack. To do this, copy the “.sims3” folders found in the Saves folder onto your desktop or another file directory.Your Sims 3 Saves folder can be found using the paths listed below:Windows File Directory: C:\Documents and Settings\USER\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\SavesMac File Directory: User/Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims/SavesAfter the Update is installed, run the game to verify your saves still function correctly.Step 3: Let the Update Complete EntirelyUpdates can sometimes be rather large and may take a while to download and install completely. Cancelling the update before it has completed may cause unexpected problems, so it is always best to let it finish entirely. Do not close the Launcher until you have confirmed the update is completely installed, as this will cancel the update

Now as for your mods. Upon launching the launcher and seeing the wonderful little “!” in the updates tab, I immediately headed over to nraas to see what was going on.  According to SimAd_NRaas and Chain_Reaction, the only mods that needed updating and are now in the Update History Testing phase are Errortrap and UntranslatedKey.  Everything else appeared to not be affected by the patch.  However, even tho I keep a faithful watch on the goings on at nraas, sometimes I can’t get near my pc due to RL.  These are the places I pop onto when going over there. ( I’ll be adding the links to the new and improved helpful tools, tips and more page-once I can catch a break and clean it up some)

Link directly to the home page of NRaas

News Of the Day

Update History

Update History Testing

Chatterbox (English for me)

These are the top places to go on there. The chatterbox is where you can look up different discussions going on and maybe if your having troubles, someone else may be having the same issue your problem could be solved.

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Confirmed nraas updates

Those ever so talented mod dev’s over at nraas have done a marvelous job, not that I had any doubt, and worked diligently on getting Twallan’s mods updated as quickly as they could.

Here are the updated to 1.66 mods:

These are critical mods that need to be replaced if you have them in your game

MasterController Phase twelve (base mod only , modules (extensions) are okay)

UntranslatedKey Patch 166

Traveler phase seven

ErrorTrap Patch 166

Recommended Update (these were updated not related to the Patch 1.66 but were done due to some issues reported)

Woohooer sauna  Phase Thirteen

StoryProgression Money Phase Seventeen

OnceRead Phase Five

OnceRead Tablet Phase Five

 

I would like to add at this point, IF YOU UPDATE YOUR MODS, YOU MUST UPDATE YOUR GAME TO PATCH 1.66! But that should of been a no-brainer. So go on now, and update!

The links:

News Of the Day

Update History Testing (a.k.a. Update History Testing 166)

MC

UTK

TVLR

ET

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