The Sims 4: Introducing the Toddler Life State

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Sims 4 by EA has been released for a little over two years now. While it is quite a magnificent game all on its own, it was missing bits and pieces from its predecessors. One of those particular pieces was rather large: a whole life cycle. When your Sims had a baby, that baby would grow (as all things do), but it would pop right from the bassinet into elementary school. Generally, those kinds of things don’t happen, as there are a lot of terrible years in between of small children doing stupid things that will unknowingly get them killed. Sims 4 didn’t allow you those “wonderful” years, but now, they have finally returned!

They Grow Up So Fast

Help them grow up to be brilliant.

While it may seem arbitrary to people who haven’t played the Sims franchise, having that toddler stage introduces a little extra time on your Sim’s lifespan to introduce some game changing elements. Enrich their minds in those Toddler years so they grow up to be brilliant, Simolean-making scientists, or make sure their emotional levels are in check and you’ll have a regular Don Juan on your hands when he becomes of age.

Surprise!

Surprise!

A great point to this update was that stayed a total secret until its release in the newest game patch. Most of the time, large secrets like these get leaked weeks or months beforehand, like what happened with The Sim’s Vampire Game Pack that was announced recently. It was leaked over a month ago, so there was no surprise when that announcement came to be, but no one saw the toddlers coming! The developers have been working on this update for over two years now, and though there was a tiny hint dropped a year ago, these small people crawled their way into our hearts without us even noticing.

The significance of this update is also pretty astounding because it was completely free to those that had already owned the game. Instead of having to receive this update in one of the many expansion packs for the game, the developers stuck this update right into the direct patch of the game, without any additional fanfare. The update was almost 2GB worth of data and included the toddler life cycle, and a range of toddler hats, hair, glasses, outfits, onesies, body accessories and shoes. There were also eight unique toddler traits and at least 19 new toddler objects like high chairs, child potties, toys and more. This was a huge amount of content for a free update.

Let’s Set The World On Fire

Someone can’t cook.

If you’ve never tried The Sims before, perhaps this is finally the time to do it. While it may not fit your genre, or the ability to control a virtual human’s life creeps you out, The Sims 4 has so much interesting gameplay and dynamics to try out that you’ll find yourself deep within the game in just a matter of moments. Hours later, you’ve got a nice sized family, that bungalow you’ve always wanted in the hills, and a soft annoyance for Sims language. Soon, you’ll be buying the add-on packs, and your family will wonder where you’ve disappeared to. Just let them know that you’ve created a family all your own. Hopefully they won’t all die in a terrible kitchen fire because one of them is a bad cook.

The Sims 4 Holiday Celebration Pack Brings New Careers, Cheats & More

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A brand new patch has been launched today to The Sims 4 (version 1.3.18.1010 if you keep track of things), bringing a lot of changes and fixes and improvements, plus the Holiday Celebration Pack, filled with goodies.

We are here to share with you all the details on this latest update, the new careers that you can follow in the game, as well as new cool features and changes – all available for free. But before we get to the changes, here is how to get the Holiday Celebration Pack in The Sims 4:

– Log into Origin and launch The Sims 4.
– Banners within the main menu of The Sims 4 and in The Gallery will show the option to redeem the “Holiday Celebration Pack”.
– Click on the respective banner to surface an in-game pop up that will place the Holiday Celebration Pack in your shopping cart.
– No payment information will be required to check out.
– You will then be directed to an order confirmation page. Click the “Close” button.
– After closing, you will receive a notification that your content is preparing for download. Click the “OK” button.
– Once the download is complete, a notification will inform you that the Holiday Celebration Pack has been successfully installed.
– You will need to restart The Sims 4 in order to see content from the Holiday Celebration Pack in your game.

OK, so now that we have everything set up, let’s see what this latest Sims 4 patch brings us new:

– The Holiday Celebration pack brings us new Objects, including a wreath, wall decorations, and a grinning holiday snowman, plus new sweaters for our Sims.
– New careers: Business Career (you can become an Angel Investor or Business Tycoon) or the Athletic Career (choose between Hall of Famer or Mr./Ms. Solar System), all coming together with new outfits, career reward rooms and reward objects and interactions.
– Paid time off and Family leaves are also available in the game (yay for parenthood)
– New cheats are available in the game (for example, the sims.give_satisfaction_points # cheat for satisfaction), and many more

To find out everything about the new changes, including all the smaller changes, improvements or additions, you can check out the official patch changelist here.

How to Resurrect a Sim in The Sims 4

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We have already talked about ways to die in The Sims 4, but maybe now you are in a better mood and you might want to resurrect a Sim in The Sims 4. Fortunately, this can be done without cheating or breaking any rules and we have in this article the short tutorial on how to revive or resurrect a Sim in The Sims 4.

In order to be able to resurrect a Sim in the game and basically have full control over their life, you need to become an expert writer. Here’s the step by step guide for the entire process:

– Practice your Writing Skill until you reach Level 10
– Complete the Aspiration “Bestselling Author”
– Write “The Book of Life” on the Computer

Now, after the book is complete, you need to go near a Sim you want to Resurrect in the future. Simply go near that Sim and use the “Capture Epic Saga…” option by clicking the book. That nearby Sim will be “collected” in the book and after he or she dies, you can use the “Summon” interaction with the book to bring that Sim back to life.

In order to make sure that this works as planned, make sure that there’s just one single Sim near you when you use the “Capture” interaction (the Sim you plan to resurrect in the future) and, of course, make sure you do this before the Sim you want to bring back from the dead goes to the other side.

Nice fun way to keep your favorite Sim alive, right?

The Sims 4 Guide: 8 Ways to Die

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Death is part of life itself and as in the previous games, The Sims 4 features a series of different ways to die. Drowning is the only traditional way to die that has been removed since there’s currently no swim pools in game, however all the other ways are still available. There’s also three new ways to die originated from the new dynamic emotion system. If you’re looking for different ways to kill your sims, then keep reading.

1. Starvation

The basics of life are always present in The Sims, which makes it no surprise that eating is essential to keep your sims alive. Food restriction for too long will lead your sims into imminent death.

How to trigger this death: Abstain from eating for several days.

 2. Old Age

No one lives forever and there’s nothing more full-filing than living a complete long life. In The Sims 4, players can live properly during their elderly phase but eventually their body will give up and natural death will occur.

How to trigger this death: Live a healthy life until the end of your elder days.

3. Fire

Being cautious in the kitchen will mostly avoid this type of death but it can always happen, especially if your sims is not experienced enough in culinary methods. When you’re caught by a fire and you’re unable to extinguish it in time, your sims will be consumed by the flames.

How to trigger this death: Start a fire and let the flames get close. A good way to trigger a fire is to use a cheap oven and an inexperienced cooker.

4. Electrocution

Another death path that has been featured in all Sims games is the electrocution. This is not an easy way to die, simply because the chances to get electrocuted are low. Still, your sims can suffer an accident and be shocked to death, literally.

How to trigger this death: Repair electronic objects repeatedly with a handiness inexperienced sims. Eventually, the event will generate.

5. Overexertion

Going beyond your body’s capabilities in The Sims 4 will activate an unexpected way to die, death by overexertion. This type of death can occur at any age from the young adult stage beyond and there’s several ways to trigger it.

How to trigger this death: Push your sims to the limits with physical exercise (until you get the -40 sore uncomfortable moodlet), then WooHoo. Your sims will go over the limits and perish.

6. Embarrassment

Dying from embarrassment sounds ridiculous but it’s one of the new death possibilities in The Sims 4. To unlock this death you need to humiliate your sims in many ways. Peeing in your pants, having an awkward social encounter or having another sims invading your privacy will drive your sims insane and overly depressed, which can be lethal.

How to trigger this death: Embarrass your sims in several ways until he/she can’t handle it anymore.

7. Laughter

Another death generated by emotions is the laughter. It literally means that your sims can die from laughing too much. Just as the electrocution, this event has low probabilities to happen so patience is the main key.

How to trigger this death: Get your sims into the playful mood and repeat jokes and funny interactions.

 8. Laganaphyllis Simnovorii (Cow Plant)

Mature Cow Plants can devour sims causing immediate death. This type of plant is rare and hard to get, you can see how to get one here.

How to trigger this death: Try to get the Cow Plant’s cake.

9. Social Services

Even though this is not a real death it works as such. If sims don’t take proper care of their child, the social services will take them away and there will be no further contact, working as if the child died (at least to the family).

How to trigger this death: Do not feed your child for several days.

 

Here’s a full list of possible ways to kill your sims but be aware that ghosts do not exist anymore and certain deaths won’t leave a grave behind.

The Sims 4 Guide: How to Make Your Sim Younger

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Aging is part of life itself and as obvious, it’s part of the Sims world as well. However, it’s always disappointing to watch your favorite sim getting old and eventually die from natural causes. But don’t panic, there’s a few things that can be done to slow and/or reverse aging in The Sims 4.

Note: All the tricks mentioned here are not cheats.

 1. Potion of Youth

Drinking a potion of youth will reset your sim’s current age state. This means that all the days lived in a current age group will go back to zero. However, if your sim is already an elder, he/she cannot become an adult or young adult anymore. So, if you want your sim to remain really young, you need to drink this potion before reaching elderly. You can obtain this item thought the life time rewards store, it costs 1.500 points.

 2. Timeline Freezer

For those who wish to be young and fresh forever, this is most likely the best option. You can freeze the aging timeline through the game options: Game Options > Gameplay > Auto Age > No. This mode will affect your ability to have children and it will also affect the natural growing process of existent children and teenagers, who will never reach the adult phase.

 3. Augmented Lifespan

Extending sim’s lifespan will still preserve the natural aging aspect of the game. Instead of freezing time, as the last option, it will slow the process of aging, therefore extending your possible living days. To trigger this option you must do the following steps in game: Game Options > Gameplay > Sim Lifespan > Long.

 4. Pregnancy

This method only works for female sims at the adult stage. If you manage to get your sim pregnant a few days before reaching elderly, then she will remain as an adult until she gives birth. This method is risky and it can only delay the elderly stage for a few days, still it’s a viable way.

The Sims 4: 5 Reasons Why You Should Play This Game

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Opinions diverge drastically when it comes to define The Sims 4. It’s true that over one hundred things are missing from the previous games but good or bad Maxis’ new game still has its key features. If you’re unsure why you should try this game, then you probably should check the reasons below.

sims-4-event5. Ranked Social Events

Hosting social events has turned into an imminent challenge. Now, players have solid objectives to accomplish during every event and they can also unlock rare items for their houses, depending on their efforts and results. This ranked system is set by bronze, silver and gold medals. Achieving a high score won’t just make your guests satisfied, it will also reward you in an unexpected way. Your hosting sim will receive a moody and as stated above, he/she will also receive a rare item in the individual inventory. You’re supposed to have fun in parties, so make sure everyone’s enjoying your event because it’s certainly rewarding.

sims-4-cell4. Automated World

The Sims 4 presents a sophisticated world with lots of automation. Things that used to be done manually in the previous games have become instantaneous – home gardening, repairing, fires, purchases and thieves are now dealt in an automatic way. Besides that, personal mobiles have become an indispensable utility. By using one, a sim can automatically perform a great number of tasks, such as finding a job, host a social event, go on a date with someone, chat with friends, browse the web, play games, hire a service or even negotiate with your boss. This is apparently Maxis’ attempt to recreate our modern global village connected by new technologies and social networks. Everything has become indeed more simplified and that ultimately means more time for things that really matter.

the-sims-4-gamer33. Modern and Alternative Professions

Did you ever dream about being a professional gamer in your Sims game? Or perhaps a specialized astronaut? The Sims 4 has gone forward with the profession system, a bit too forward I would say. But the main point here is the fact that players can get to try new and alternative professions such as comedian, space ranger, diamond agent, mixologist or even a startup entrepreneur. Technology, just as in real life, is now entangled in the Sims quotidian and that’s extremely reflected in the profession system, where most careers require a computer or other technological apparatus.

sims-4-emo2. New and Extensive Emotion System

Sims have become more complex, diverse and realistic in The Sims 4 with the new emotion system. Now, they have a mind of their own, they have mood swings and they’re severely affected by everything around them, including friends, family, occupation, hobbies or even interior factors. Personality traits will also influence the emotion instance, for example if a sim has the lonely trait, he/she will feel tense in a social event due to the presence of strangers. Besides that, special moods will unlock circumstantial actions in the interaction menu. When a sim is feeling flirty he/she will be able to execute a set of new romance actions.

sims-4-builder1. Whole New Intuitive Builder

Undoubtedly, the best feature of The Sims 4 is the new builder. This freshly releases system is extremely intuitive and manageable. Building and decorating has never been so easy in the Sims world. Now, players can insert full preset rooms and browse items by their function and by their room category. More, they can see all the existent items in game for a specified category or object type. When it comes to build a house, players can choose between a faster and a personalized way. If they pretend to make something unique, then they can select which part of the house they want to build and then they define which wall and room shape they want. It’s as easy as that – select, insert, adjust and it’s done.

Convinced? Even though The Sims 4 is not the greatest game of the series so far, it’s still a very decent simulator and a more than worth playing game.

The Sims 4: Top 10 Fun Things to Do

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The Sims 4 is out and even if the reception is not the best, the game is still able to proportionate plenty of fun moments. Some of the entertaining elements from the previous games are gone – pools, hot tubs, cars, ghosts and even aliens are now inexistent. However, players can still explore and engage into many other amusing activities. Here’s the top ten things you can do in The Sims 4.

10. Pester Your Enemies

sims 4 enemyMaking enemies in The Sims 4 is not too different from the previous games but when it comes to confront them things can get really spicy. With the new emotion and personality systems, players can now experience a larger variety of social options. For example, if a sim is angry at someone, then a new set of negative actions will be unlocked. The same happens if your sim’s personality includes the evil or mean trait. Exploring all these new options can be fun and hilarious for a while because after all, it’s never too much to reassure your enemy superiority.

tumblr_n76smhgoAc1td97dco1_5009. Visit the Park with Children

Parks in The Sims 4 are not that different from The Sims 3. Besides meeting new people and taking a walk with your friends, you can also visit the park with your family. If you have kids, things can get much more interesting in this game since each park has a different playground expressly designed for children. Watching them play can be entertaining and surprising, especially because it’s a unique feature and it cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

8. Collect Household Items

sims 4 frogThere are numerous items to be collected in The Sims 4. The available collections can be found under the Household Items. The problem is how to find them all but that’s part of exploration, right? Traveling around, searching places where no one goes, trying new things and so on. In Maxis’ new game, players can collect a large diversity of objects such as frogs, fossils, metals and even space prints. Some of them are quite rare and hard to get, the challenge is on.

7. Go Fishing

sims 4 frogFishing is one of the several existing hobbies in The Sims 4 and it allows players to progress and evolve through a series of levels. The more you fish, the better you get at it, thus the more and better fishes you’ll be able to catch. What then? Well, you can just collect all the fish species in game or you can simply place your favorite fish in your aquarium, with the additional option to name it. Throw the bait and wait for a big catch.

6. WooHoo Frequently

sims 4 wohoThis one is a little tricky. WooHoo is always a fun thing to do, at least to your sims but the point is not exactly about the act itself. In The Sims 4 the female sim can get pregnant, there’s a small chance to unlock pregnancy every time you choose to WooHoo. And it gets even more interesting since the pregnancy can generate multiple babies. For romance enthusiasts this might be an unpleasant news.

5. Do a Public Performance

sims 4 showArtistic talented sims can do public performances at any time. This includes instrument players and entertainers. Why is it exciting to go out and show off your skills? Well, you never know how other sims will react to your exhibition. They might dislike it, love it or even give you surprising tips. If your sim is really talented, then you might as well be able to make a living with this kind of performance.

4. Become a Professional eSports Gamer

sims 4 gamerThe ultimate dream of any gamer is now a possibility in The Sims 4 – to go professional. Become a professional eSports gamer is nowa career branch, which means your sim can make tons of money out of gaming. Practice your favorite games, win tournaments and watch your fan base and income numbers rise madly during your streams. The more you practice, the more you’ll win at every level!

3. Throw a Kickass Party

sims 4 partyIs there anything funnier than throwing the best party ever? In this new Sims game, players have determined objectives during their events in order to obtain a bronze, silver or gold medal. By other words, to host a kickass party you need to satisfy all your guests, as well as include as many entertaining elements as possible. And the challenge is exactly there, to fulfill all the requirements. Try it and enjoy your party.

2. Find Secret Places

sims4 gladeGetting out of the ordinary world is always a good way to have fun and in The Sims 4, players can get their sims to explore and eventually discover secret places. It’s certainly not easy but the outcome is quite rewarding. You can read the guides on how to unlock the Forgotten Grotto in Oasis Springs and the Sylvan Glade in Willow Creek. Enjoy these beautiful places.

1. Plant a Cowplant

sims 4 cowplantThe wonder of gardening can sometimes create strange results. In this case, sims can mix and remix seeds so much until they end up with a cowplant. Yes, a cowplant. If you want to have a pet-plant then you probably want to closely follow all the gardening steps here. Once you create this aberration of nature, you need to take proper care of it, else it will die and leave its skeleton behind. Check out how to create your Cowplant here.

The Sims 4: 5 Reasons Why This Game is a Huge Flop

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After five years, Electronic Arts has finally released a new Sims game but the reception hasn’t been the best so far. Gamers and reviewers are extremely disappointed with the functionality and content of the game. But some go even farther claiming that The Sims 4 is a huge failure. But why exactly? What’s so wrong about Maxis’ new game? Here’s five reasons why The Sims 4 is a huge flop and most likely, the worst of the Sims series so far.

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5. Aging Controversy: Teen, Adult or Elder?

In The Sims 4 age seems to be rather meaningless in terms of aesthetics. Whether your sim is a teen, young adult, adult or elder, their height doesn’t change at all and their physical appearance remains pretty much the same all along. Isn’t that a bit controversial? In previous games, teenagers were smaller than adults and elders used to have noticeable wrinkles and body changes, which made them look visibly older. Now, we got a slightly eternal-look system that disregards aging at every level. For some reason, EA now thinks that white/gray hair is all that matters when it comes to create an elder character. So much for a perfectionist life simulator… that’s really not the way in my opinion.

the-sims-4-jobs4. Professions: The Snobbism Effect

Everything in The Sims 4 seems unrealistic and magical, starting by professions. For some reason, all the basic/primal professions have been removed and most of these activities do not exist in game anymore – policeman, fireman, medic, teacher, lawyer and businessman are no longer part of the daily life. And even if the criminal job still exists in this fourth game, thieves do not. Now, we have a list of elitist professions. Hail the snobbism effect: Astronaut, Chef, Criminal, Entertainer, Painter, Secret Agent, Tech Guru and Writer are now the new promising careers. I think we’re getting too far away from reality here. Way too far. But it gets even worse with the inexistence of physical work places. The setback is real and it’s not going anywhere.

sims-4-exercice3. Improvement: What’s New, Really?

The new builder is quite amazing, it’s really intuitive and easy to maneuver – creating houses and decorating them have never been so natural. The new personality system is also reasonable but besides that, what’s new? Nothing really. Innovation and improvement were surely not taken in consideration during the creation of The Sims 4. The whole game looks like a short version of the previous one, The Sims 3, with way less content of course. On the visual side, the graphics are basically the same, nothing stunning or surprising. Finally, the in-game activities are less than before and hobby places like the cinema, theater and stadium are gone, as well as many stores and facility buildings, like the book and grocery stores, the hospital and the cemetery. Déjà vu, anyone?

sims-4-repairr2. Content & Features: Is This a Demo?

The Sims 4 feels like a demonstration. Maybe because I’ve played all the other Sims games before but still, there are so many things missing that it’s quite unbelievable. For example, simple and mundane things like pools, dish washing machine, cars and toddles are not existent in-game. Fires get auto extinguished, broken objects get auto repaired, social services are instantaneous and tax collectors are invisible. Everything happens as pure magic, as if the game was made in a rush and there was not enough time to implement features that have been part of the previous three games. The city panorama was also affected. Now, sims can only visit a few places such as the Park, Lounge, Museum and Gymnasium.

sims-4-park1. Unrealistic World: Peace and Love Baby

I would say that The Sims 4 was created based on a single slogan: “Peace and Love Baby”. Why? Well, with so many things missing the new virtual world is not just unrealistic, it’s like a fantasy world put into a life simulator, where crime only exists if you choose, where bad things are stopped by mystic powers, where primary jobs are part of the past, where swimming is only a dream and where death and sickness are barely extant. Everything is chilled and ordinary, filled with snobbism, glamour and the utopia of a perfect world. In other words, it’s boredom at its best, not realism.

How to Fix The Sims 4 Crashes, Freezes and Other Errors

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The launch of The Sims 4 has been met with a standing ovation by the community and this is indeed the game that will keep us busy for a long time starting now. However, not all players are as lucky as most of us when it comes to fully enjoying the game and there are reports of The Sims 4 crashes, freezes and other errors, glitches or bugs that make the game unplayable or just not as good as it should be. We are here to share with you a complete set of tips and tricks that will hopefully help you fix The Sims 4 crashes, freezes and other problems that you might be encountering in order to enjoy the full experience of this amazing game.

First of all, before trying any of the fixes listed below, make sure that your computer or laptop meets the minimum system requirements to run the game. Also, make sure that you have applied the latest Sims 4 patch and that you tune down the visual settings according to your system’s specifications (if you run on an older computer, try tuning things down a little bit).

So here are the Sims 4 minimum system requirements to start with and exclude possible compatibility issues:

REQUIRED: Internet connection required for product activation.
OS: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, or Windows 8.1
PROCESSOR: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core 4000+ or equivalent (For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-62 or equivalent) MEMORY: At least 2 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: At least 9 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games
VIDEO CARD: 128 MB of Video RAM and support for Pixel Shader 3.0. Supported Video Cards: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or better, ATI Radeon X1300 or better, Intel GMA X4500 or better

If you meet the requirements and you still encounter problems, it’s time to go a bit more in depth with the tips and tricks.

How to Fix Sims 4 Crashes

Many reports come from users whose game crashes or becomes unresponsive shortly after launch or during regular gameplay. Apparently, that is caused by outdated drivers. Make sure you are running the latest drivers for your graphics card: download the GeForce 340.52 Driver here and the AMD driver here.

Alternately, you should try running the game in Windowed mode. This is specifically useful if your computer restarts when playing The Sims 4 or trying to launch it.

The users whose game crashes after the keyboard freezes in the game managed to prevent this from happening by disabling Origin in the game. In order to do so, right click on The Sims 4, go to properties and check the “Disable Origin” box. Restart the game and you should have no further problems.

Finally, if none of these fixes work, try running the game in offline mode. This also helps users with a lot of crashing and freezing, as well as other performance problems.

How to Fix Sims 4 Black Screen & Llama Face Error

This is a strange error that the game gives you when it doesn’t manage to locate your Origin install. There’s a bit of work involved to do this, but at least you’ll be able to play the game in the end. So, first of all, uninstall your game from Origin. Then, you have to uninstall Origin itself: the easiest way is to head over to its install folder and uninstall it from there (usually C:\Program Files (x86)/Origin/OriginUninstall.exe).

After uninstalling Origin, you have to restart your computer. Install Origin again from its official website (click here) and then install The Sims 4 once more. Play the game and it should work just fine!

How to fix The Sims 4 Missing DLL: [msvcp120.dll] Error: 0x7E

This is usually caused by the fact that you are missing some installs on your computer. Simply go to the Sims 4 Origin install folder (Origin/The Sims 4/__Installer/vc/vc2013/redist) and install vcredist_x64 and vcredist_x86 to fix this problem.

How to Fix The Sims 4 Blurred Graphics & other Graphic bugs

If this is only affecting your Sims, then you have to go to the Game Options and select the Graphics tab. Select the Uncompressed Sim Textures box, then apply changes and restart the game for the change to take effect. Your Sims should look OK now.

If this is not limited to the Sims only, you can try to run the game in the Laptop Mode which automatically adjusts the game’s graphics to match the system’s power. If this still doesn’t work, try turning off the Post Processing Effects in the Graphics menu to have the game looking as smooth as possible.

These are, for now, our Sims 4 crash fixes and tips to improving the game’s performance. We really hope that you find them useful and they will help you get your game running as it should: flawlessly!

The Sims 4: How to Unlock the Forgotten Grotto in Oasis Springs

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The second hidden lot in The Sims 4 is the Forgotten Grotto which can be found in Oasis Springs. And since we’ve already shared with you how to unlock the Sylvan Glade in the game, we will also tell you how to get access to the nice Forgotten Grotto in Oasis Springs as well.

Just like with the previous hidden area, there are a few steps that you have to follow if you want to unlock the Forgotten Grotto in The Sims 4:

  • Get to Level 10 Handiness (read three books) before starting this adventure!
  • Then, you have to go to the Desert Bloom park in Oasis Springs.
  • Once you get there, travel away from the park towards the mountains. There’s a bit of walking that you have to do: first, you will get to a Bathroom inside the mountain, then go to the left of it until you find an abandoned cave entrance.
  • Now you have to interact with the Mine Cave. Since you have level 10 Handiness, you can interact with the door and blast it away.
  • After the door is away, select “Explore” to start your adventure towards the Forgotten Grotto. You need to select the right answers, and these are: Take the Wide Path, Climb the Ladder, Step onto the Ledge, Travel to Grotto, OK.

Now you have access to this beautiful area and a ton of great collectables are waiting for you. Don’t forget to fish as well!

And if my step by step guide was not enough for you, you have a video below showing exactly what to do in order to get to this secret lot:

Have you unlocked the Forgotten Grotto in The Sims 4? What do you think about it?