‘Sims 4’ news & updates: New patch improves characters’ jealousy trait and other emotional reactions
Feb 02, 2016 08:06 AM EST
Players of the latest installment in the popular life simulation series, "Sims", might have noticed that their characters are now reacting more realistically to social situations than before. That's mainly because developer Maxis has just released a new patch update designed to tweak the traits and other emotional responses of the characters.
Dubbed as patch 22.214.171.1240 for the PC version of "Sims 4" and 126.96.36.1990 for the Mac platform, the latest content update comes with various new features for the game's characters. According to Inquisitr, the patch updated the jealousy trait of characters that have it.
For instance, prior to the launch of the patch, characters can cheat on their spouses and partners without their significant others getting jealous. However, through the patch, unfaithful actions, even those that are as simple as flirting with another character, can set off other Sims which can then lead to a fight.
But aside from this trait, Maxis also made a few adjustments regarding the general emotional modes of the characters. As noted by the Vine Report, these tweaks were made for the game's social environment, or when Sims invite other characters into their homes.
According to the site, the character now behave more properly when in the presence of guests through the latest patch. In other words, they don't start fights or heated arguments when they're with other Sims. Instead of letting the situation escalate into an altercation, characters may ask other Sims to leave if there is too much tension.
These are only some of the patches new additions to the game. As detailed in its patch notes, the content update also features new wall decorations including posters, fixes for connection issues and other gameplay enhancements.
"Sims 4" first came out in September of 2014 for the Microsoft Windows system. It then made its way to Apple's Mac OS X platform in February last year.