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TS3 Patching by Category

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Patch 1.17.60 / 2.12.8 / 3.8.6 / 4.5.6 / 5.2.4

Unsolved Issues (pre-existing)

  • Stuff related to StoryProgression
    • Relationships ie random marriages, random births, etc
    • Immigration / Emigration
    • Career paths ie random promotions?
  • Inventory
  • Freezes and lags caused by
    • Derelict vehicles
    • Stuck Sims
    • Stuck sound due to stereos

  • Stuff brought about with WA (and the borked SP)
    all the above plus:
    • missing Sims (Invi-Sims) upon arrival at WA destination or departure for trip to home town
    • missing UI (User Interface ie the panel)
    • borked relationships during/after travel
    • borked Career during/after travel
    • excavation
  • Stuff brought about with AMB
    • aging reset after using Stylist Chair
    • issues with professions

Known (New) Issues

This patch causes the following issues:

  • ATI/AMD graphic cards
    • Issue: weird transparent walls
    • Workaround: place a door or window (source)
  • bug 2
    • Issue:
    • Workaround:
  • bug 3
    • Issue:
    • Workaround:

Release Date and version numbers

This patch released on Oct 26, 2010 updates

  • The Sims 3 base game to version 1.17.60,
  • Expansion Packs:
    1. World Adventures to version 2.12.8, and
    2. Ambitions to version 4.5.6
  • Stuff Packs:
    1. High End Loft Stuff to version 3.8.6, and
    2. Fast Lane Stuff to version 5.2.4

Patch Notes

This game update includes:

Base Game Updates

  • Players can now suppress Opportunities by selecting the Opportunities Suppression check box in the Game Options menu. This means players can still get opportunities through interactions, but no opportunities will be automatically directed towards the player.
  • The game can now detect downloaded content and use these objects in Sims’ dreams, opportunities, etc.
  • Live Mode
    • Sims can now form groups with one or more other Sims to stay linked to each other while out and about in the world.
    • Players can now set lights purchased from Buy Mode as a "black light."
  • Create a Sim
    • Players can now adjust a Sim’s muscle definition and breast size.
    • New Sims can now have an Astrological Sign assigned.
  • Build/Buy Mode
    • Players can now use the Platform Tool to create stages and other elevated spaces.
    • Half Walls can now be created and placed on lots.
    • Urinals can now be purchased and placed in addition to toilets!
    • Using new rounded corners and size adjustments, players now have more control over the shapes and sizes of swimming pools.
    • Swimming pools are no longer restricted to being built on the ground floor. They can now be built on multiple other levels of a structure.
    • Players can now create fountains on Residential and Community lots throughout the world by using the Fountain Tool.
  • Edit Town
    • Players can now place the Public Sounds wall stereo on Community Lots to set and play continuous music throughout a community lot.
  • Additional bug fixes to existing features

World Adventures

  • Additional bug fixes and polish to existing features


  • Additional bug fixes and polish to existing features

Patch notes copied from Official Site

Direct downloads

The executable files are located in

Create a World Tool Beta

Release Date and version numbers

A new beta file was released to be compatible with this patch series. You have to uninstall the older version, download a new version from here and install this one.

  • The Create a World Tool (Beta) is now at version

For those interested to find out, this version string is located in the following file, under Programs:

\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 Create a World Tool\worldbuilder.ini

The Sims 3 Fast Lane Stuff 5.3.4 (Mac Only)

This patch released on Nov 16, 2010 is available on OSX systems only.

  • Fixed an issue on Spanish, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Russian, and Finnish languages where users who have The SimsTM 3 Fast Lane Stuff installed cannot startup the game. In order to apply the patch, the user will have to start the game by running The SimsTM 3 Fast Lane Stuff shortcut.