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Thursday, July 26, 2001
Sims Patches Posted
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As promised, Aspyr Media has released patches for both The Sims and the expansion pack Livin' Large. As always MacGameFiles has the downloads; there is both an OS 9 and Carbon patch for The Sims which bring them to version 1.1.4, and a OS 9-only patch for Livin' Large which updates that game to 1.2.1.

Here is a list of changes in the Sims patch:

- Fixed a problem with some skin textures having bad colors under MacOS 9.1 and later.

- Worked around a QuickTime music bug where coming out of Pause mode would occasionally crash the Mac OS.

- Fixed a problem with a low-level sorting algorithm which would cause long lists of floor tiles to "jump around" when you selected them in Build Mode.

- Fixed multiple PC bugs in the Sims IsoRect and SpriteListInfo classes.

- Tweaked the low-level hardware timers to avoid counter wrapping.

- Fixed two memory trashers: one when converting directory IDs to full path names, the other when initializing the Westlake libraries.

- Made some minor tweaks to low-level mouse button handling and cursor screen pinning.

- Fixed a minor problem when shutting down the sound system.

- Fixed a problem with some German translation text.

- Fixed a minor problem in the Mac credits.
The patch for Livin' Large also has an extensive list of changes; many are incorporated fixes from previous Sims patches plus the same fixes as listed above. Grab the patches at MGF.

The Sims 1.1.4 (Classic/Carbon) (1.9 MB)
The Sims Livin' Large 1.2.1(8.9 MB)

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