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The Sims 4 1.54 Update Patch Notes

The Sims 4 1.54 update has gone live in the PC and Mac versions of the game. EA’s life simulation title has had some tweaks and improvements made to it, as well as some things for you to use in your everyday life. Or, rather, your Sims’ everyday lives. To get the lowdown on these patch notes, you’ll want to read our Sims 4 1.54 update guide. Check out everything new and improved, and then dive back into that Island Living lifestyle.

The Sims 4 1.54 Update | Bug fixes

The Sims 4 1.54 Update

Chief among The Sims 4 1.54 update is a number of fixes for the game’s various glitches and issues. The main one that will have you thanking your lucky stars sees improvements made to social events. NPC invites will finally no longer end mere seconds after your Sim arrives, while Sims won’t be able to serenade one another through building walls. It’s about time all of that singing stopped.

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In terms of the Island Living expansion, meanwhile, beach towels are now visible even in low light settings. Players had found a way to make towels invisible if there wasn’t sufficient light around, but EA has seen to this perverted bug now. Mermaids can now pass their genes onto the next generation too, and Mermaid conservationists are able to properly survey flora and fauna in the seas. They wouldn’t be very good at their job if they couldn’t, but apparently, that was the case up until now.

The final major tweak for the game relates to photographs. Toddlers will no longer inexplicably stretch when their photograph is being taken. You’re also able to take pictures of Sims who sit on a lounge chair too, as this wasn’t possible before.

The Sims 4 1.54 Update | Full patch notes

The Sims 4 1.54 Update

To get a full rundown of The Sims 4 1.54 update, you can see the full patch notes listed below. Now that there’s plenty of fixes for those niggling issues, your Sims should have no other problems.

The Sims 4

  • Invites from NPCs to social events at venues will no longer end seconds after your Sim arrives at the venue.
  • Sims can no longer Serenade other Sims through a wall.
  • Fixed an issue where venue lot types were sometimes not displaying correctly.
  • Walls will now show in photographs taken in basements without stairs.
    • Why you may have a basement without stairs is none of our business.
  • Take Photo Of will now work when the photo subject is lounging on a lounge chair.
    • No changes were made to subjects sitting in a sit chair, or laying on a lay bed.

Get Together

  • Toddlers no longer stretch when getting their photo taken.
  • Selected NPC Sims who are off lot will now come to take photos at the In a Flash Photo Studio.

Cats & Dogs

  • The boat at the lighthouse in Brindleton Bay now has a Travel With… interaction.
    • Because the boat was lonely, and wanted to travel with you.


  • Sims will no longer obsessively open and close their umbrellas while walking to chat with another Sim.

Island Living

  • Beach Towels are now visible when the lighting is set to low settings.
  • Mermaids now properly pass along their genetics to the next generation.
  • Mermaid conservationists can now successfully survey wildlife in the ocean.
  • Research Conservation on the computer no longer causes every skill the Sim knows to increase rapidly.
  • NPC Sims from other worlds can now successfully travel with your Sim to Sulani, instead of vanishing before arrival.
    • NPC Sims from other dimensions still disappear prior to arriving.
  • Sims will no longer get stuck when other Sims are lounging on float loungers.

Multiple updates for the Off the Grid lot trait:

  • A new search term was added to Buy Mode, “Off the Grid”, to make finding valid items in the catalog easier.
  • Fish can now be added to Fish Bowls.
  • Sims can now clean dirty sinks that work Off the Grid
  • In a Flash Photo Studio no longer emits light when placed on a lot with the Off the Grid lot trait.
  • The following objects now work Off the Grid and/or are labeled appropriately in the catalog:
    • All photography cameras
    • Sulani Volcanic BBQ Searer
    • NanoCan Touchless Trash Can
    • Wabbit Tablet, Slablet, and Digitalistic Sketchpad
    • Digirad Keyboard
    • Fireplaces
    • Rocks of Fire and Roast’em and Toast’em Campfire from Outdoor Retreat
    • The Quadpod Grill from Toddler Stuff
    • Ole Timmy’s WashTub from Laundry Day Stuff
    • Kiddie Pools from Seasons
    • To make caring for Pets easier the Petmate Programmatic Pet Feeder, Litter-Laser: Self-Cleaning Litter Box, and Litter-Matic Scoop Free are now battery powered

Dine Out

  • Random Sims will no longer steal your Sim’s food and eat it.
  • Restaurants now work in Sulani.