I have always dreaded Tuesdays, since I started Simming, not helped by Microsoft either. So, today’s big news?
EA released patch 1.47. Yes, 2 weeks early or this is the next SP’s associated patch as shipped in the DVD retail versions? And CAW reportedly is at 1.18.7. Yes, for the sake of SCIENCE! I have downloaded them both and sacrificed my PC as a guinea pig.
Haven’t gone in-game to check what mayhem lies in store yet, but out-of-the-box, CAW 1.18.7 won’t run with 1.47. It would be OK with 1.42, however.
The reason? This is not a new issue, we have certainly encountered this before, didn’t we?
Well, I can’t say if they forgot to update the INIs, as I don’t have an in with EA nor am I privy to their plans, but these files have entries for 1.42 not 1.47. Maybe there’s to be another patch in 2 weeks with the upcoming Stuff Pack? And another CAW to go with that? Because, frankly, the 1.47 patch notes is a tad sparse, yanno?
In order to run CAW 1.18.7 with base game patch 1.47.6, you just need to edit the 2 INI files:
to have the same values as the Default.ini in the base game’s path. All shown in the Patch Table’s Talk page @SimsWiki.
As usual, if you are not one to troubleshoot things, hold off updating until things have calmed down. There may yet be a corrected version later in the week, or 2 weeks when the next SP is in stores…
I’m off to check if my WIP worlds can load…off to the Ella-cave!