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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Mon 27 Jan 2020, 03:44

*Disclaimer* this 'new patch' is mainly intended for people who do not regularly keep up with The Sims 4 (a.k.a. "the last DLC I downloaded from G4TW was e.g. Seasons, do I REALLY have to grab 10 more patches to catch up?!"). If that applies to you, then read on.



Fans and followers of G4TW!!

The following alternative installation format is inspired by guest contributor anadius's (former) work on G4TW, and partly also by a user suggesting that we re-surrect what used to be known on G4TW as the "TS4 Update-Only Ultimate Fix". The format is meant to simplify and reduce the number of necessary steps to patch your The Sims 4 game. In addition to that, there is now an option to add individual DLCs at your leisure, plus direct download links for everything!

Everything is in the 'usual' G4TW format of extract/copy/paste. Note that in case you still haven't grabbed 7-zip, you can do so for free here.

Who exactly should use this format? The main audience it is intended for, are the people who don't regularly keep up with The Sims 4. EA are not showing any sign of relenting, with regards to constantly releasing mini-DLCs for the game, and G4TW's regular format of TS4 repacks has become a nightmare to use. Yes, we have to concede that. Maybe not so much for the people who really show up here every time we release something new. But if people don't regularly keep up, they have to resort to doing the step-step-step procedure.

Not so anymore! The format will just have one (1) patch, that can be applied regardless of which patch version you are on. It will always bring you to the latest available patch version + the No-Origin fixes courtesy of the group CODEX, plus the 18 language strings. It will drastically simplify and reduce the overall number of steps people will need to go through. Also included is the dlc-toggler, that is created and maintained by anadius. All credits for that go to him, we merely add it here as a supplement to the format.

We have also decided to re-release the Legacy Edition Patch, to accommodate the fact that EA's initial release was bugged. Without further ado, please read the detailed installation text guide and/or view the example walkthrough on the video.

You can view the general patch notes here:
https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/972214/february-4th-2020-patch-notes



Installation guides.

Text guide (.pdf)   -   Video example walkthrough




Magnet Links.

Magnet URL download button   The Sims 4 - Basegame [FIXED]  (vanilla basegame on patch version 1.0.732.20)

Magnet URL download button   The Sims 4 - Global Patch [1.61.15.1020]  (update patch for users with a 64-bit Windows)

Magnet URL download button   The Sims 4 - Legacy Patch [1.60.54.1520]  (update patch for users with a 32-bit Windows)

Magnet URL download button   The Sims 4 - Anadius dlc-toggler  (Adverts-free supplement to the 'new format', all credits to anadius!)

Magnet URL download button   The Sims 4 - DLC files [up to & incl. Tiny Living Stuff]  (folder with all available Sims 4 DLCs !!)





Direct Downloads.

Magnet URL download button   The Sims 4 - Basegame [FIXED]  (vanilla basegame on patch version 1.0.732.20)

Magnet URL download button   The Sims 4 - Global Patch [1.61.15.1020]  (update patch for users with a 64-bit Windows)

Magnet URL download button   The Sims 4 - Legacy Patch [1.60.54.1520]  (update patch for users with a 32-bit Windows)

Magnet URL download button   The Sims 4 - Anadius dlc-toggler  (Adverts-free supplement to the 'new format', all credits to anadius!)

Magnet URL download button   FP01 - Holiday Celebration Pack

Magnet URL download button   EP01 - Get to Work

Magnet URL download button   EP02 - Get together

Magnet URL download button   EP03 - City Living

Magnet URL download button   EP04 - Cats & Dogs

Magnet URL download button   EP05 - Seasons

Magnet URL download button   EP06 - Get Famous

Magnet URL download button   EP07 - Island Living

Magnet URL download button   EP08 - Discover University

Magnet URL download button   GP01 - Outdoor Retreat

Magnet URL download button   GP02 - Spa Day

Magnet URL download button   GP03 - Dine Out

Magnet URL download button   GP04 - Vampires

Magnet URL download button   GP05 - Parenthood

Magnet URL download button   GP06 - Jungle Adventure

Magnet URL download button   GP07 - Strangerville

Magnet URL download button   GP08 - Realm of Magic

Magnet URL download button   SP01 - Luxury Party Stuff

Magnet URL download button   SP02 - Perfect Patio Stuff

Magnet URL download button   SP03- Cool Kitchen Stuff

Magnet URL download button   SP04 - Spooky Stuff

Magnet URL download button   SP05 - Movie Hangout Stuff

Magnet URL download button   SP06 - Romantic Garden Stuff

Magnet URL download button   SP07 - Kids Room Stuff

Magnet URL download button   SP08 - Backyard Stuff

Magnet URL download button   SP09 - Vintage Glamour Stuff

Magnet URL download button   SP10 - Bowling Night Stuff

Magnet URL download button   SP11 - Fitness Stuff

Magnet URL download button   SP12 - Toddler Stuff

Magnet URL download button   SP13 - Laundry Day Stuff

Magnet URL download button   SP14 - My First Pet Stuff

Magnet URL download button   SP15 - Moschino Stuff

Magnet URL download button   SP16 - Tiny Living Stuff





Additional comments.

Exclamation  use a paid VPN service such as ProtonVPN, NordVPN, Windscribe or VPN.ac (or comparable services), when torrenting. Otherwise you may receive an "ISP warning letter" and/or risk your internet being terminated completely. If you absolutely cannot torrent or you don't have access to a good VPN, then use the direct downloads. Please make use of this GoogleDrive-Import tutorial here to learn how to bypass the "too many people have downloaded or viewed this file"-error.

Exclamation  at present, we do not intend to cancel our "normal" series of TS4 repacks, according to the TS4 Must-Read Guide.

Exclamation  the base game is 8.1 GB in download size, the Legacy Patch 6.3 GB, the Global Patch 6.8 GB, and the individual DLCs range between 150MB (stuffpack) and 2.5 GB (expansion).

Exclamation  Every time a new Global Patch (version) is released, you should use the dlc-toggler to activate the white DLC entries in there, and de-activate the red entries.

Exclamation  if you decide to grab the torrent folder with DLCs, you are able to "select" which ones to download, in the torrent preview, when you load up the magnet link. If, however, you decide to reconsider and grab more DLCs later on, you would need to re-load the magnet into your torrent client. Make sure to copy the magnet URL (unless you really want to go again through the Linkvertise here), and then REMOVE your active torrent. Maybe some torrent clients don't need to do that, I don't know. But either way, you can then re-load the magnet and re-select DLCs. That DLC torrent folder will always remain the same, and we will only re-release the torrent when we have to add a newly-released DLC to it.

Exclamation  I don't care what anybody else might say, but I do not recommend applying the Global Patch (or the Legacy Patch) on top of a basegame on Origin. I'm aware of the trick involving multiple "Game"-subfolders (Game-cracked, Game-Origin, etc), but still it's just going to invite problems down the road. Apply these patches only on cracked basegames of The Sims 4. And if you want to grab your Gallery items through a legit Sims 4 basegame, by all means. But make sure the Origin installation in a separate folder path, from your cracked game. "But I don't have enough filespace for that!!!" Then free up some space on your hard-drive, damnit.

Exclamation  you will probably say "this is actually a lot easier than the existing TS4 Must-Read guide!". Well, yes and no.  As said, it is mainly intended for the people who don't regularly keep up with the game. If, however, you are a regular follower of G4TW and you utilize this new format as your new go-to-Sims 4 patching method, then you will notice that the stuff you download is going to be (slightly) bigger, compared to the normal updates. This is because we always pack ALL of the files necessary to fully patch a Sims 4 base game. The central idea is that the Global Patch is to be applied regardless of what a user already has. But you also have to keep in mind, that from one patch version to the next, not all files change. That sounds complicated for most. But as a quick example, we always put all ClientDeltaBuild*.package files in the Global Patch. But from one patch version to the next, it is possible that only ClientDeltaBuild1.package, is updated. You get the gist, maybe.

Exclamation  as another consequence, this new format is also MUCH easier and quicker compile-able (is this even a word in English, I don't know Very Happy ), than our regular TS4 repacks. But again, at the cost of slightly more data to be uploaded/downloaded.

Exclamation  if you are new to this and are wondering about "that weird website" the links lead to, read this article here. Part of the reason the project was delayed is to be attributed to discussions about how to present this project, and how to host these items. We wanted to run each direct download DLC individually through the Linkvertise, not only for monetization issues, but also because we expect the direct downloads to hold out of slightly longer, compared to conveniently having everything in a blank-folder link on MEGA or MediaFire. And there is not much for me to add to this. But as a compromise, we put all DLC files in one single torrent.

Exclamation  I'll also give you this here. You know why we use the Linkvertise? I mean, apart from generating some revenue to pay for the hosting costs? I'll give you some hints. The Linkvertise also functions as a barrier, in certain ways. The technical side of this makes it somewhat harder for the direct download links to be taken down. But to some extent there is also a psychological barrier, in the sense that the project will be seen as "not so popular". Most of you will perceive that as a disadvantage now, but try seeing it from our side as well! If something is not so popular, it also means it won't attract much heat. Which in turn will give us (I mean the G4TW team) some more breathing space, and it will enable you and your fellow G4TW users to enjoy these direct downloads for a longer time. At the cost of the slight inconvenience of having to go through the Linkvertise. And as a final note, it slightly improves our position from a legal standpoint, in that we "don't even directly link to external filehosting platforms". OK, the latter is more of a smokescreen than a real barrier I suppose, but you get the gist.

Exclamation  some people might very well perceive this now as an attempt by me to make the policy of running links through ads, look 'more acceptable'. That's fine, really. "Freedom of Speech", and all that. But besides the very deliberate choice of words at the opening of this announcement (fans and followers of G4TW) and the fact that in the end I really don't care about clout and popularity, everybody has the choice of where they get their stuff from; nobody is forced to come to G4TW. And if the adverts-policy is something that you do not approve of, for whatever reason, you will not be appeased on here. It's as simple as that.

Exclamation  we have implemented some other precautions to ensure the direct downloads stay up for as long as possible. But I don't want to create any false hopes; it is the ultimate nature of direct downloads that they don't last for very long. If problems along these lines happen, please note that we will not re-upload the missing item(s) immediately. This can be seen as an additional 'barrier' that we are going to employ in this project. We generally take note of problems on that end, but again, we will  re-upload  mirror back items at irregular and undisclosed intervals, without making separate announcements.

Exclamation  in theory it is possible to also use this format as a means of "rolling back" to a previous patch version, provided that you actually have saved the previous patch version somewhere. Just delete your existing "Game"-subfolder again, and then copy-paste an older version of the Global Patch, over your TS4 installation. Make sure to really REPLACE all of the existing files when prompted by Windows on what to do. Though in practice it's not going to have much relevance; most people who ask about "rolling back" are concerned about mods/CC. If you decide to roll back, please ALSO go under Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4, and delete your GameVersion.txt file.

Exclamation  the Global Patch must be re-uploaded every time there is a new CODEX-update available. The basegame and the Legacy Patch will remain the same now (future .exe files to the Legacy Patch will simply be added in the form of updated "Game"-subfolders). If there is a new DLC, we will have to re-create the .torrent folder as well. The direct download version of any new DLC will simply be added to the list above though.

Exclamation  to end this thread, I would also like to draw attention to the announcement about how YOU can contribute, by helping us with direct download mirrors. Very Happy

Guide last updated on 06-02-2020.



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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Fri 07 Feb 2020, 00:15

Global Patch links updated for 1.61.15.1020, in case you didn't notice already.

Note that since the Legacy Edition Patch doesn't get official updates anymore (apart from new .exe files that I don't think are necessary), I will probably leave the Legacy Patches, as they are.

As 'always' with this new format, don't forget to re-use the dlc-toggler after applying a new version of the Global Patch: tick OFF the red DLC entries, and tick ON the white DLC entries. Whether a DLC entry is red or white will depend on whether you actually downloaded/installed individual DLC files ... the magnet link contains a folder with all DLCs, while there are individual (GoogleDrive) direct downloads for each DLC.

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