Talk:The Sims 3/Patch

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Style[edit source]

When adding new patches we should strive to keep the same formatting. A good rule of thumb would be to copy-paste the layout of the previous patch. Just remember to remove all the content on the page, but not the tables. Update game versions and dates. Add relevant images. Adopt a simple bullet listing of changes. Split changes for expansions and stuff packs into new level 2 headlines. Most importantly: Don't add, modify or delete the notes from EA's site. Correcting a typo or punctuation error is okay, but keep notes, clarifications, helpful links and after-thoughts in references. | Duskey | 14:44, June 15, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks to User:A morris I've been able to make a template for patches. At the time of writing it is only implemented on the Patch 12 page, so please use that for copy+paste of future patch notes. Duskey(talk)(blog) 03:39, June 19, 2010 (UTC)
Added the {{Patch-nav}} template, only added to this page so far. I'm thinking the forced category should be removed from the patch template and moved to patch-nav. Duskey(talk)(blog) 18:52, June 21, 2010 (UTC)

Directories[edit source]

I'm beginning to think naming the patches with only the second integear was a bad idea. I'm also abit dubious about having a 'patch' and 'patch #' under the Sims 3 page. I'm beginning to like 'The Sims 3/patch/1.12.7' more for example. Restructuring would be abit of pain. Especially since I'm sure we can expect an Ambitions patch soon'ish to fix all the new bugs. I'm not quite sure whether to do this before or after. Duskey(talk)(blog) 03:41, June 19, 2010 (UTC)

I decided to keep the 'Patch 12' format and added a further explanation why at the top of the main page. The new patch-nav template should combat any confusions about directories related to patches under The Sims 3. Duskey(talk)(blog) 18:54, June 21, 2010 (UTC)

Table[edit source]

I broke the table (SOOOO SORRY) trying to add that Fast Lane's patch number is (i didn't try to add the ".008001" part just the "5.0.44") Please fix this, someone.

Fixed, and by the way, that post above was from me (not logged in)--Eduardog3000 21:28, September 11, 2010 (UTC)

I believe it's due to the "brilliant" Rich Text Editor. I made an edit now, which might fix the issue. See The Sims Wiki talk:Development Portal#RTE editor. And btw, the "preview" button is your friend. --Duskeytalk 09:50, September 12, 2010 (UTC)
Someone needs to fix the table, it is so "delicate" that when LostInRiverview changed the text in the section above the table (well, he un-did a minor edit by me), the table broke.--Eduardog3000 02:29, September 25, 2010 (UTC)
I've noticed this problem on a couple other pages, one of which comes to mind right now is The Sims Wiki:Requests for bureaucratship (with the template at the top). Apparently some users don't experience this issue, but I always have. -- LostInRiverview talk · blog 02:33, September 25, 2010 (UTC)
Are you using the Rich Text Editor? Because I think that might be the problem, because the only time I have ever broken a table was using the RTE.--Eduardog3000 02:36, September 25, 2010 (UTC)
Fixed I think... Upon looking at edit history and at the code, I noticed that the beginning of the table always moves up a line when entering an edit, regardless of whether the table itself was edited. I remedied this situation by simply adding another line between the <center> and the beginning of the table, so it should be permanently fixed now (I hope).
To answer your question, Eduardog, no... I never edit complex pages in RTE, since it causes way too many problems for me. -- LostInRiverview talk · blog 02:39, September 25, 2010 (UTC)
I think one possible solution is to save the table to a template so if another part of the page is edited, it won't break the table.--Eduardog3000

patch 17[edit source]

patch 17 has been released it said on my lancher an up date is avalible it and it said it was 4.5 (ambitions) missing out 4.4 so it must be patch 17 JRCS+CAS 14:08, October 27, 2010 (UTC)

Patch 5[edit source]

The table has incorrect information about Patch 5. Patch 5 was 1.5.82 , and was installed by World Adventures, if a newer patch was not already installed. Patch 5 did not have a direct download link, and corresponds to WA patch level 2.0.86 .

According to the official EA "Incremental updates" page ( :

Patch 1.5 comes with World Adventures and will install if not patched past 1.4.

Patches 6 and 7 were released within a few days of the WA launch, so many people already had a later patch installed, by the time they installed WA. Combine this with the fact that 1.5 was never available for download, and you get the mistaken impression that patch 1.5 didn't exist, or was superseded by 1.6 . The table should be updated to merge the row "WA released" and "Patch 5" into a single row:

Patch 5 1.5.82 2.0.86 11/10/09 15:36, April 19, 2011 (UTC) wlennon

How to edit the patch table[edit source]

How do you edit the table? It lets me edit the actual page, but not the patch table. (talk) 23:05, March 9, 2012 (UTC)

Having near to zero knowledge with these things, I proudly found it all by myself just by playing with the URL: (talk) 23:24, March 9, 2012 (UTC)

Official Announcement links[edit source]

I found out that some of the links of each patch page link to non-English pages in I don't know what language that is, and if it's the original language the web is using, but I'd rather they link to English language, because this is English wiki. Also, some of the links are broken too. Can anyone fix the source? Nikel Talk 10:47, March 22, 2012 (UTC)

can you show me what patch need a fix? Wiryawan310 11:39, March 22, 2012 (UTC)
Check out the Official Announcement links in patch 31, 32, and 33. They're all not in English and are broken links. There might be some more, but I'm not going to check one by one. Nikel Talk 12:06, March 22, 2012 (UTC)
are you sure? the link is fine, in English, and straight from the sims 3 website. Wiryawan310 12:10, March 22, 2012 (UTC)
Gulp. Then... I guess something is wrong when I browse the site... or my settings. :/ Oh well, luckily I have no affiliations there... Nikel Talk 16:28, March 22, 2012 (UTC)

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Question regarding patch number suffixes[edit source]

I see that the same patch can have different versions of it, ending in 001, 002, 003, 005 or 017. I seem to understand these suffixes represent different regions. 001 seems to be US, 002 seems to mean Worldwide, and 017 Digital Download. Is this correct? And what do 003 and 005 represent? Thanks. (talk) 13:09, August 10, 2015 (UTC)

Nevermind, I found my answer:

001 us
002 europe - POLAND
003 asia - china/korea
005 japan
017 digital download version (talk) 16:49, August 10, 2015 (UTC)