Oops. Before you could even say new features, but only in English in Simlish, the latest update for The Sims 4 has added more bugs than it fixed.
Okay, we?re being a bit harsh here (and really, we?re not having a go at the devs?the number of times we?ve made far worse mistakes), but these little niggles can be quite irksome.
Especially when players get the whole kit and caboodle (sorry, not sorry for that pun) and yet only seven years after launch does story progression come to The Sims 4.
Snark aside, the 30 November 2021 Sims 4 update added Likes and Dislikes for Cottagecore in the Music category and for Cross-Stitching and Knitting in the Activity section. The official patch notes for the new Sims update even said that they were a bit overdue…. and yet… players who do not have the English version of The Sims 4 installed will have found… well… nothing.
Players who updated their games, ran a fresh save with no mods or CC installed, reported that the new text descriptions for the “Cross-Stitching” and “Cottagecore” weren’t there.
Usually, after a Sims 4 update, players who like living on the wild side and do not make any back-ups or update their mods will have a few moments of frantic panic when something like this happens. Sometimes, it’s an easy fix by simply remembering you’re supposed to turn mods and CC back on after a Sims 4 patch.
This time, though, that has got nothing to do with mods or CC. Moderators on the EA Help Forums responded swiftly to the reports, saying:
Just letting you know that the team is aware of the missing non-English strings for the new likes/dislikes, and is working on a solution.
Hopefully working on that solution comes faster than that Lofty window that was advertised to be part of a Sims 4 Kit all the way back in August and only dawned on players in the latest update, for the base game to boot.
Okay, okay. Snark over. For real this time.