The Most Recent Sims 4 Update Is Causing Excessive Crashing On PC And Consoles
On November 10, The Sims team announced the latest update for the game was available. The update came a few days before the launch of the Snowy Escape expansion pack out this week.
The major update was meant to fix several long-standing issues but also add new features such as platforms and “Sentiments.” Unfortunately, after many installed the update, many Simmers reported that their game was excessively crashing. Often, these issues are reported by PC players for reasons unrelated to the main update, but this time console players were reporting excessive crashing as well.
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PC players are always told to remove any script mods and backup custom content before installing a new update. After the script mod has been updated to match the newest official update, it’s usually safe to update the mod and then add it back in. Some did report issues, but The Sims team is often polite to report the issue is with a mod and not from the patch.
What made this update stand out is that the crashing was happening to console players as well. Console players can’t use mods, so the crashing is being caused by the new update.
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Hi Simmers, I just wanted to acknowledge the excessive crashing that’s happening for a lot of people, our team is investigating. Below is a bug report thread (check the first post), please share your own experiences and save files, thanks so much!https://t.co/Lfh7haeWVr
— SimGuruNick (@SimGuruNick) November 12, 2020
Fortunately, a few days after many Simmers began to express their frustrations online, The Sims team went to work. SimGuruNick reported that their team was working on resolving the issue.
Anyone who experiences crashing is asked to fill out a report on The Sims website, which is linked in SimGuruNick’s tweet. The reports have to be made depending on the platform, so players should make sure they’re reporting to the right place.
Those who are able to run the game are experiencing other issues not caused by outdated mods. Some players reported that their Sims couldn’t use indoor stairs, while others are experiencing no sound.
For now, it’s suggested not to update The Sims. Unfortunately, many Simmers have already updated their game because they were excited about the new content. One workaround seems to be running Origin in offline mode until the second patch to fix the first patch is available.
The release time for the new patch is still unknown but is in progress.
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The newest EP, Snowy Escape, launches tomorrow, November 13, for PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Published at Thu, 12 Nov 2020 15:40:06 +0000
Kowloon’s Gate Sequel Kowloon’s Rhizome Announced With Plans To Launch in 2021
The KG Project has announced plans to develop a sequel to the 1997 PlayStation 1 game Kowloon’s Gate. The game is currently seeking funding on the Japanese crowdfunding website Campfire and has already reached 273% of its initial goal.
Kowloon’s Rhizome “A Day of the Fire” comes 28 years after the launch of the first game. It will be a completely new game and not a remake of the previous title. It includes a new heroine and a new storyline, but there will be a reunion with the first protagonist.
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Kowloon’s Rhizome’s heroine is an agent who was dispatched from an organization investigating a shady organization in China. The game takes place in a cyber walled city.
The gameplay will also differ from Kowloon’s Gate, with real-time rendering with an open world. Players should be able to play and know where they are supposed to go next. A screenshot displays different color flags with how far the next objective is.
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— クーロンズリゾーム公式アカウント (@kgproject4) October 23, 2020
The artwork and characters were developed by Oguchi-san, a Tokyo University of the Arts graduate. He has a unique art style combining Western, contemporary, and pop culture art with oil painting techniques. The Campfire page showcases some of his work, along with character designs for the game.
Japanese musician Kuniaki Haishima was invited to return compose the soundtrack, after previously working on the music for Kowloon’s Gate. He is experienced in creating music for anime, live-action series, and movies.
As for the graphics, KG Project is using ready-made 3DCG assets from the Unity store. The main goal for the setting is to create “Futuristic Slums.” using multiple 3DGC asset stores, the developer can work faster.
For backers, the developer plans to release a demo, a members-only message board to discuss the game, merchandise, and mentions in the in-game credits. There are additional plans to invite backers in a production session, where fans can directly speak with some of the developers.
Fans of the first game will get to see some of the secret materials used in development. All backers will receive a digital version of Kowloon’s Gate If.
The developer mentioned that they want to work together with fans of the original game. They plan on releasing the full game next year with plans to launch on PC via Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and possibly PS5 in the future since the game is being developed in 4K. After the full game has been released, the developer plans on releasing a spin-off scenario as well.
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Kowloon’s Rhizome is planned to launch in Fall 2021.
Published at Thu, 12 Nov 2020 15:10:34 +0000