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The Sims 1.1.3 Update Released
9:41 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Westlake Interactive has announced the release of an update to the extremely popular title The Sims from Aspyr Media. Being the great programmers they are, Westlake actually fixed a number of bugs from the PC version in this patch, along with some OpenGL and memory issues on the Mac side. Here's a list of changes:

The Sims 1.1.3 Updater is now available. This application is for the U.S. Retail (ie, boxed) version of The Sims only. It will NOT update Livin' Large or OEM versions of the software. The program is currently available through FTP at Aspyr.com, and will update The Sims versions 1.1 and 1.1.1 to version 1.1.3. Here's a rundown of the latest changes:

  • Under OpenGL 1.2 and later, texture maps are uploaded in 16-bit (rather than 32-bit) format in order to reduce memory usage.

  • Fixed a PC memory leak when Ghosts showed up.

  • Fixed a PC bug where families could become corrupted if the game crashed while bulldozing a house in the Neighborhood screen.

  • Fixed minor bugs when setting file attributes (ie, locking/unlocking files) and folder copying.

  • Freed up approximately 512 KB of global memory usage.

  • Fixed a bug with music volumes.

  • Fixed a few minor translation problems in French and German versions.

  • Added a cheat to play the game in any language. To access it, hold down the "L" key immediately after launching the application. Please note that this cheat is completely unsupported; use it at your own risk!
  • So, there you have it -- a must-download for fans of Mac Sims. Grab it from the link below.

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