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Tragic Clown, now available in The Sims 4

Today The Sims team released an update and brought back The Tragic Clown from the previous Sims games. They also released a blog with more details about the clown and the patch. Besides the tragic clown they also fixed a few things and added the tragic clown costume for your Sims to wear.

Download the latest update on Origin.
To update your game, right click on The Sims 4 boxart in your Origin client and choose Check for Update.

Official Sims blog post:

tragic-clown-renderWe’re Sorry

This is awkward. We wanted to add a new feature to The Sims 4 to make your Sims happier so we made a clown, but there seems to have been some sort of accident. Clowns are supposed to make people smile, right? Well, not this clown. This clown only makes people sad. It’s tragic, really. And totally accidental…

Just kidding. We made this clown bad at clowning around intentionally! Fans of the original The Sims might remember the classic Tragic Clown, a character that walked around making everyone miserable. The loveable(?) character is now back, free* in The Sims 4. If that doesn’t make you happy… well, the clown isn’t going to either. The Tragic Clown only makes Sims sad.

The Tragic Clown will be appearing around the world if you download the latest update to The Sims 4, so you’ll never know when this sad soul will show up and botch a juggling attempt. You can also summon him (or her, catastrophic tomfoolery is equal opportunity,) by viewing the Tragic Clown Painting, or you can even dress up in the Tragic Clown outfit if you want your Sim to be the bearer of bad fun. We’re excited to see how much your Sim loves this new addition to the game!

Patch Notes

Update: 04/21/2016 – PC Version / Mac Version

Greetings Simmers, Community, and folks just tuning in!

Odd behaviors, issues of community concern addressed!
NPCs come and go!
Bad puns continue!
Queuing interactions on the hour… this is W-GURU, release information and random banter, signing on.

Our lead story tonight? We have to say goodbye to our very own Jasmine Holiday. Jasmine has been with W-GURU for about a month, and has done a terrific job. We are sad to see her go, but hopefully Jasmine will come and visit us again sometime soon!

Until next time Jasmine, we wish you well in all your endeavors.

But fear not friends, Jasmine is not taking any of the goodies you got from her challenge! Keep on planting, and glow your Growfruit, admire your eggs, and hug that bunny with great satisfaction at a job well done! (acquisition of super fertilizer, and purchase of Growfruits from Jasmine, will no longer be available.)

Hey, who’s that walking through the door? It’s… oh… it’s him (or her) the Tragic Clown, and he’s… I’m feeling a little down right now.

He’s probably brought an outfit, sigh, that you can find in Create a Sim. And… oh just don’t look at the painting. He’s so sad… why does he even try to juggle? How do I get him to go awa… oh there, oh good, he’s gone.

Ok. Where was I? Back on schedule…

…General Issue segment

  • Sims will again be able to synthesize serums at the Chemistry Table…
    Serums have long held the belief that syn-thesis is merely an immoral theory, and as such fled at the thought. Scientists have spent many hours reassuring the serums that their belief is just a bad pun.
  • Sims should no longer sit down at a pool when asked to put food away in the fridge.
    Reports have indicated that refrigerators harbor jealousy towards the pools carrying capacity, and water processing capabilities. Sims have been asked to ensure they think about the feelings of all parties involved when deciding where to put away their foods.
  • Growfruit, used as a fertilizer, now hellishly better than before!
    Intentions being good, do not always pave as meant to.
  • Custom music now plays as expected on all venue speakers!
    Local DJs rejoice as they are once again free to play their music selections for all Sim-kind. Avant-garde, the Ballads, and Calypso… the Xoomii, Yodeling, and Zydeco! Styles to suit the needs of all playing issue free!
  • Previously addressed issue of Sims going to Painter and Tech Guru careers wearing face makeup, is now also addressed for all Sims saved prior to the introduction of the original issue.
    Full face makeup has been known to cause temporary facial discoloration due to the application of color, and identification issues for the identifier, as well as prolonged restroom cleaning practices when de-applying the full face makeup.
  • Stacked rugs will remain in their stacked order after the lot has been saved to the Gallery. Issue may still persist with rooms saved to the Gallery.
    A general malaise has been reported as the looming rug stacking competition is a mere millennia away. Front runners hopes are in knots, as they attempt to stitch together a plan for the up and coming event.

…MAC Issue segment

  • Having more than 2001 mods installed will no longer hinder your ability to connect to the Gallery!
    Engineer Hal reports “it was an odyssey, finding space and time to address this issue.” He was also quoted as saying “[It was a] journey of monumental proportions. We beat the ground repeatedly trying to figure things out.” And though we can’t directly quote him, it was reported that he declared the engineering group to be “…full of stars…” Others however discount the quote, saying he never actually said that, but that it may have been in an email.
  • The finder bar will no longer appear when edge scrolling at the top edge.
    Scrollers have reported that scrolling scrolls as well as ever. No longer are they finding the finder’s lack of a fix found, to impede with their scrolling. We at W-GURU can only hope that all edge cases of the top edge’s edge scrolling are edged out.

Until next time, this is SimGuruGnome signing off.


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  1. Again, I’m disappointed… Will there be a valid likable life state released with the restaurants, or is life states gone for good?

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