The patch 1.50 has been announced today! I'm not always interested in patches, but this one is different. And in fact, it seems to imply that EA actually heard us, the community (not necessarily The Sims Wiki though)! They've listed a lot of fixes as stated on the release notes. And let me make sure those will all be good news.

  • Ghosts will now properly appear for level 5 Ghost Hunters so they can continue their career progression.


  • Sims can now dumpster dive from the Commercial Dumpster pre-placed in Sunset Valley and find cool items including furniture and collectables!

The new, carried-forward feature in University Life. ;)

  • New air conditioning units and electrical box decorative objects.
  • The Fog Emitter that came with The Sims 3 Ambitions has been updated to transition properly to the new base game Fog Emitter object. Any lots created with The Sims 3 Ambitions fog emitters that were installed since the release of The Sims 3 Seasons will have to be reinstalled for the emitter effects to play properly. There is no need to re-upload any content to The Sims 3 Exchange – all content created with either The Sims 3 Ambitions fog emitter or the new base game fog emitter will work properly when installed after this update is applied.

These have been asked for a long time in MTS forums. Good for them, and to you too, builders!

  • Greeting Cards placed in the home will no longer block Sims from accessing dressers or beds.

The previous workaround was to hang them on Ambitions picture frame. No longer needed, everyone.

  • Sims will no longer occasionally flip or stutter when trying to walk through doorways.
  • Pillow Fight wishes will appear much less frequently.
  • Karaoke Machine wishes will appear much less frequently.
  • Sims can now be in the rain without an umbrella for a longer period of time before receiving the Soaked moodlet.
  • The frequency of umbrellas breaking has been lowered.

These have been bugging me for a long time.

  • Gifts sent by invalid NPC Sims will no longer cause the mailbox to become unusable.
  • The frequency of getting called by an NPC Sim to go out on a date has been lowered.

The curses of attraction feature. Now fixed. Yay.

  • Sims that already had the hidden diving skill prior to game update 1.42 will now be able to use diving boards.
  • Harvestable plants that are grown indoors can no longer become dormant or accumulate snow.
  • Sims can now be in the rain without an umbrella for a longer period of time before receiving the Soaked moodlet.

More annoying bugs -- fixed!

  • Lemons and eggplants will now show up in the Collection Journal.

I've been questioning this all along!

  • Malleable Mimic Voodoo Doll, Lord Vladimir’s Magic Cauldron, Soothsayer’s Crystal Ball, and Lady Ravendancer Goth’s Book o’ Spells will all now give skills introduced in The Sims 3 Supernatural.

We've all been deceived all this time?

  • Hot Dog and Pie Eating contests can no longer ironically cause a Sim to starve to death.

Now I want everyone to stop stating this "Death by Choking" on the Death page.

  • The frequency of alien abductions (without user intervention to increase chances) has been lowered.
  • The frequency of aliens visiting the player’s household (without user intervention to increase chances) has been lowered. They will however still visit the world at the same frequency.

Gonna have to update Alien page for their visit chance, apparently.

I haven't downloaded the patch yet, let alone installed it, but I'm looking forward to! I just hope they don't ruin anything while fixing these stuff. Nikel Talk Vote! 18:07, February 19, 2013 (UTC)