The Sims 4 1.61 Update Patch Notes

Update 1.61 has arrived for The Sims 4, and here is the full list of changes and fixes added with this patch. The new update brings important long-awaited features and bug fixes. For example, the phone got a small operating system update to a sleek new interface. All of the previous features are still there, and customizing the background color and case options for each Sims’ phone is easier than ever. So here’s everything new with The Sims 4 update 1.61.

The Sims 4 1.61 Update Patch Notes

Let’s start with the new features coming to the game. According to EA’s official website, players will experience the following features:

  • The updated phone: The phone has undergone a small operating system update to a sleek new interface. All of the previous features are still there, and customizing the background color and case options for each Sims’ phone is easier than ever.
  • Fur: Body hair is there, and no lycanthropy is required. You’ll find a selection of arm, leg, chest, and back hair now available for all your teen Sims and up. Find these new options in the Body section of Create a Sim. Proudly display these distinct mammalian characteristics.
  • Sexual orientation: Create a Sim now has more options to support Sims’ sexual orientation. In the “More Details” section of “Customize Gender”, you can now select which gender identities a Sim is romantically attracted to, if the Sim is romantically exploring, and what type of Sim they are interested in. they are even interested in Woohoo or Messing Around.
  • Desires and fears: This base game update replaces whims and includes a wide selection of desires your Sims will want to fulfill or fears they will want to overcome. This feature is enabled by default and you can disable it in the “Gameplay” options menu.
  • Curved walls: Curved walls are coming to your construction tool collection! Place and adjust medium, large and extra large curved pieces. Builders who are familiar with decks, fences, and curved platforms will find familiar commands for these new walls. Some doors and windows fit better than others, so to find the ones that work well on those walls, use the new filters “Supports all curved walls” and “Supports large and very large curved walls” in build mode.

New The Sims 4 Update: Bug Fixes


  • On some PlayStation 4 systems, Eco Lifestyle’s Evergreen Harbor had a lot of glittering objects in the environment. We think we have covered up the problem. If you see it, please let us know and provide information about the PlayStation model and OS version.
  • On Xbox, interacting with the chicken coop in Cottage Living no longer causes the cursor to disappear.
  • Closing the Notebook interface now also hides its controller legend.

Snowy getaway

  • Sims in the Employee Career can complete the “Hold a Conference Call” task consistently.
  • Drink it lifestyle potion now removes lifestyles. Go ahead and discover your new you!
  • Sims now correctly gain up to three active lifestyles.
  • Mountain climbing excursions now start instead of automatically cancelling. Let’s conquer those climbs together!

The Sims 4

  • Sims can, once again, walk to an open side of the bed that is pushed against the wall.
  • Sims reliably deliver food to toddlers via the “Grab a Serving for Me” interaction. “.
  • Organizing a birthday party for a toddler? Sims can now “Compliment Birthday Sim” to complete the party if this objective appears.
  • Did you know that your Sims can take care of a need on their own if you click on the need in the Needs panel? Try! Sims with the cleanliness trait now clean themselves when you click “Hygiene” instead of cleaning their house.
  • The Vault modular counter retains its color under the dirt when dirty.
  • Sims run again when using The MotionMonitor Playmat and PrioPerfection Motion Sensor Play Mat.
  • Both “Save” and “Delete” buttons now appear when hovering over a save slot on the “Save Game” screen.
  • Sims can ask about these likes and dislikes without having their own preferences: decor, color, hobbies and skills, and music.
  • Since Sims in the same household already know each other, they no longer have the ability to ask questions about different likes and dislikes. “Ask about career” is the only exception.
  • When socializing with another Sim, questions related to “Like and Dislike” are now grouped into a category with that name.
  • Your Sims went on vacation with another household. You have just learned via a Neighborhood Story notification that they have adopted! This notification is now named after the home world of this household rather than the vacation world.
  • Placing a lot from the gallery defaults to its lot type instead of asking to change the location’s lot type.
  • When you have a window that lines up with the dotted half-tile mark and the window is as wide as its footprint, you can now place another window like this right next to it.
  • Placing a rounded platform in another room now fills the tiling around the curve.
  • Placement dragonfly swarm and mosquitoes on ponds now translates to dragonflies and mosquitoes respectively. Bzzzzzzz bzzz….
  • Cars seen remotely on low-end computers now look more like cars and less like a beginner carpentry project.
  • That screen that appears when you can choose which Sim to do something with the active Sim… we’ve adjusted the header so the longer text doesn’t overlap with your Sim’s portrait.
  • This screen also always displays the “Everyone” category when it appears.
  • The behind-the-scenes pregnancy tracker has some improvements for better performance and stability.
  • We fixed three types of crashes:
    • [PS4-only] A case has occasionally occurred on PS4 when saving a bundle to my library.
    • One was related to graphics.
    • And the most annoying sometimes happened when placing a retail lot containing mannequins. Take that, crash!
  • Promotion conditions in the Career panel now have a helpful tooltip.
  • The Lot Challenges icon now has a useful tooltip.

Living in a cottage

  • Specific variations of Chicken Coop remain the same color when they become dirty.
  • Chickens no longer prevent the Egg Hunt tradition from ending. Rumor has it that they collected all the decorative eggs for themselves.
  • Verdant Mushroom Soup now displays correctly when choosing it from the recipe list to cook with other Sims and grab portions.
  • Color samples for long hair with bandana(ymHair_EP11LongBandana) now match hair color.

The Sims 4 is available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Mac. For more information about this update, see EA’s official site.

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