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PostSubject: Gender Barriers will be removed in next update   Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:10 am

I saw a couple posts about this over on the Official forum.

According to Sims Community and another site, Rachel Franklin stated in an email sent to the Associated Press that the Sims 4 team has been working for over a year on the removal of the gender barriers.

So what does that mean? Simple. There will be over 700 items that will be available to both female and male sims from hair (both face and body) to shoes to clothing to accessories. Something was also mentioned about the possible removal of the "male" "female" signs which I'm assuming that means the public bathroom doors?

The full article can be read here.

I'm not sure about the whole removal of the gender barrier. I'm not against anyone's preference on how they live their life, that's their choice and decision and I have many friends who are either transgender, gay or lesbian, but I'm beginning to feel that those gender types are pushing their lifestyles on the rest of us and that's where I draw the line.

If I don't or refuse to do the update, then I don't see being able to play the game with any added content later on and I'm so looking forward to Dine Out. Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Gender Barriers will be removed in next update   Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:15 am

I had not seen that yet. Will go read the link after work.
I will and have always treated The Sims as a game.
There are some ... interesting ... situations that may cause a few raised eyebrows.
Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

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PostSubject: Re: Gender Barriers will be removed in next update   Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:57 am

Quickly skimmed thru the info and this caught my eye.

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In an updating Tweet, Lyndsay Pearson stated that “the game will not automatically create any NPCs using this new functionality”. This means that unisex CAS assets will not overrun player’s games with non-traditional Sims unless added specifically by the player.
Posted at SimsVIP
This seems to indicate the player will still control what happens in their game.
We all have experienced a few instances when even the best intentions of the developers can go sideways.
I will still continue to update my game and roll with the punches. If I do not like certain content I will just not use it.
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PostSubject: Re: Gender Barriers will be removed in next update   Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:35 pm

Yeah the patch is out and here is what is posted about it:

SimGuruDrake wrote:
Update: 06/02/2016 – PC Version 1.19.28.1010 / Mac Version 1.19.28.1210

Hello Simmers,

I hope you have had a wonderful [Note for the user of this form: fill in this blank with locale specific recent holiday or family specific event of eventfulness, significance, and/or noteworthiness]!

We’ve got some changes happening… and so without any caveating, let’s jump into…

…What’s New?

Major Create a Sim changes:
New options are now available when creating or modifying your Sims. These options provide expanded opportunities to customize your Sims’ style and story.

These options are entirely in your control and the game itself will not modify how Sims appear in your world. Instead this is about adding more tools in your toolbox, and letting you pick the tools that make sense to you while ignoring what doesn’t.

So, what are the new tools and options available to you in Create a Sim?

Customize Gender options
There is a new button called Customize Gender found beneath the gender selection buttons. This opens up a panel of options that allow you to customize details about the currently displayed Sim. These options are specific to the current Sim being edited, and modify the physique of the Sim (does the Sim have a masculine or feminine frame), toilet behavior, and whether or not they can become pregnant*.

*Children do not have access to the Customize options. Teens do, but while they can set their pregnancy preferences, they will have to wait until they become young adults for the choice to be active.

Voice settings
Sims now have access to all six of the Sim voices to expand the range of available audio options.

Clothing Filters
All* Create a Sim assets (tops, bottoms, accessories, hairs, shoes… all) are now available to either gender. Through the use of the filters found under the Fashion Choice option, you can choose to show/hide based on Masculine and Feminine tags.

If you are unfamiliar with the catalog filters, they are found just above the asset catalog (such as tops or bottoms), by clicking on the triangle icon (its tooltip will say “Open Filter Panel”).

As a result, you now have access to a hugely expanded catalog. As an example, by selecting both filters under tops, you will nearly double the number of available tops to choose from (if you were to add it all up, across all of the asset categories, you are coming close to somewhere over 700 assets being added for availability).

*We came close to 100% coverage of all assets, but some were proving difficult for various reasons. We chose to lean towards the ‘give access to more’ over the ‘make everything perfect’ side however. Let us know about any issues you run against.

What about Sims I’ve already made?
I mentioned above that these options are available for modifying Sims as well as creating. So, specifically, when editing Sims via Edit Household from the map, or when clicking on a Dresser and choosing the new option “Change Sim” – you will have access to many editing options that were previously not available for played Sims, such as modifying gender, body and face shapes, and the customize gender options.

We also made the addition and removal of tattoos available in all Create a Sim re-entry modes (including Plan Outfit).

There is a great deal to explore with these expanded Create a Sim options, I look forward to hearing all about… oh, I guess there is a bit more here to talk about.

Lighting Changes:
For players that play with their Lighting settings set to Very High (Options menu under Graphics tab), you will see an improvement to the way sun (and moonlight) project into rooms through windows.


And as well, we have a couple issues that we have addressed.

General Issues…

   You can slot… er pair… connect… attach, yes attach! You can now attach a table to a chair, whereas before you had to attach the chair to the table.
       The green boundary visuals will also update to include both object footprints now.
           Err, footprint… um.
   Bills, previously being an unknown envelope in your Sims inventory, will now tell you they are a bill when you hover over them.
   Tidy Up away actions will now also tidy up puddles.
       And now… some tongue twisters for no reason:
           The puddles play, kept tidy the tidal pool.
           A Tidy Up while away, keeps the puddles at bay.
           Poodles play playfully in the puddles people lay.
   Poodles was only typed here because of its alliteration in regards to puddles. In no way is this a foreshadowing, hinting, or similar… it is only used because of the alliteration. Alligator.
   Non family members may now also get the "Whisked Away" buff when a child or baby is taken away for neglect, depending on their relationship, and the distance to the action.
   The "Whisked Away" buff will now properly tell you the origin of the buff.
       The origin of the buff will not sound like your mother-in-law: “So, let your kid get taken away huh? Forgot to feed him? Do you even remember his name? Don’t talk to me about making room in your home… what kind of household is this?”
   The Hug whim is no longer a flirty whim, but a happy whim.
   Sims now have to wait for the birthday blower to blow out their candles before taking a slice of SimCity Cheesecake.
       Reminds me of that time when I grabbed my dinner before the moms on Mother’s Day. Yea, that was a mistake…
           I prefer to fast now.
   Death Flowers are now considered part of the "Harvest All" action.
       No longer shall they be ostracized for their death like demeanor!
   The default name for the Book of Life is no longer "This is SciFi book One," rather it is now "The Book of Life."
   Foodie Sims will no longer receive the "Disappointing Drink" buff after drinking reward store bought potions.
       One steamy review read “After having drank one hundred Potion of Youth beverages, I can not in good conscience recommend this “so called drink” for consumption. One and a half stars.”
   We fixed an issue that could result in light being shown on incorrect floors. If lights are placed on a lower level, it was possible for their light to transfer to upper levels through doors with glass.
   We fixed an issue where the game is telling your pregnant Sims to do push-ups (via the whims), and then yelling at you for trying to do push-ups with a pregnant Sim.
       Although thinking about how such a dialog might occur…
           ”Drop and gimme 20!”
           “Why did you just try to do 20 push-ups, don’t you know you’re pregnant!?”
           “Now drop and gimme 20!”
   Sims will no longer get the Comfy or Uncomfy buff from sitting at a pool edge.
       It’s not too hard, not too soft… it’s just right. Now eat your porridge.
   Sims with the “Hates Children” trait now get a happy buff when they fail a pregnancy test…
       … or is that succeed a pregnancy test? I mean if they don’t like children and they are shown to not be pregnant, that is a success… right?
   Fixed an issue that would cause light to bleed through a blocks ceiling. You should see less light bleed at the top of interior blocks.
       If light could bleed, would it be dark?
   We fixed an issue that could prevent Sims from being able to continue the “Soothing Jets” upgrade on a Princess Cordelia's Bathtub.
   Sims will no longer reset if they attempt to “Summon a Grilled Cheese” sandwich while holding something in both of their hands.
       Do not reset on an empty stomach. Resetting is not for everyone. If you or a loved one have blurred vision after a recent reset, queue an interaction immediately.
   Paintings on an Easel, will no longer be removed to the household inventory when the lot is rotated or the room in which the painting is contained is moved or rotated.
   Sims can now purchase items from the Lice Cold Freezer when visiting an NPCs Retail lot.


Get to Work…

   The resize object cheat will now properly resize photographs.
       But, grandmother, what big eyes you have!


Get Together…

   Sims will now only get the whim to Light a Bonfire, when there is a bonfire present.
   The Sun Setting Park Bench - Floral Edition will now count towards the bench requirement for building Park venues.


Outdoor Retreat…

   It seems as though the hermit had a ‘hermit outfit’ that he was supposed to wear when hermiting. Now, the hermit will properly wear his ‘hermit outfit’.
       Though, I’m not sure why a hermit cares what the bears see him wear…wherever he may fair… even when he relaxes in his chair… eating a pear… glaring at the hares… who are unaware of his despair… as he sits alone in his soli…tude.
   Sims will no longer have a chance to reset when cancelling roast marshmallows at a campfire while socializing.
   Sims seated at a campfire, will no longer stand up to listen to a Group Story being told to them.
       Yes, it may be an intense story. But sit, relax. Maybe I’m just going to tell you about a river rafting trip, and I won’t mention anything about the guy with a hook for a hand.


Spa Day…

   Pregnant Sims can’t take a mud bath. They still can’t take a mud bath. However, now, when you try to take a mud bath, we tell you they can’t take a mud bath with a tooltip on the not available interaction.
   Meditating Sims can now have self-discoveries for skills such as Herbalism, Baking, and Photography.
   Socializing in a steam room will now properly satisfy the "Sit and Talk to Your Date" goal when on a date.
       …also steam room socialization can be steamy.
           Also, I like steamed pork buns…
   …not that they are the same thing at all.
   But all this talk about steam really got me thinking about how hungry I am and I really could go for a steamed pork bun.
   We fixed an issue where the game is telling your pregnant Sims to do Yoga (via the whims), and then yelling at you for trying to… you know, I’m sensing a trend here…


Cool Kitchen Stuff…

   Ice Cream Cones and Cartons will now inform you (by highlighting yellow) when they are going to be removed from the lot due to a build action (such as drawing a room on top of them).


Movie Hangout Stuff…

   We fixed an issue where a Sim that was on vacation and comes home early, or a Sim that skips school or work, will not be available to “Watch a Movie Together” until they would normally have come home.


Romantic Garden Stuff…

   Sims that become a ghost by way of the wishing well will now properly route as if they were a ghost.


As always, I wish you well, happy Simming, and we love hearing from you – your trials, tribulations, and successes!
-SimGuruGnome

I guess we shall see if any rouge NPC's happen to sneak out in rather different attire. Wink Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Gender Barriers will be removed in next update   Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:47 pm

@Mamajanaynay
Great minds Cool
I was going to check for Patch Notes.
Thanks for posting them.

FYI: Anyone with an important current save should make a copy before patching ... just on case. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Gender Barriers will be removed in next update   Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:42 pm

So I jumped into CAS to check it out.

By clicking on the "female/male" signs you will have a drop down menu for gender. As you can see you do have control over their body structure, clothing preference, what they will be able to do (love how they worded that!  giggle ) and their toiletries preference.


Now taking this...ahem...seemingly normal looking male Sim I have there,  I played around and did a, well, he got a make over.
If you use CC that clothing will show up, not sure if all of it will as I have tons in my game, but from what I could tell most of it did. The CC female hair though, did not. Sad Bummer cause he could of really looked smashing.


Now I'm off to see if there are any rouge NPC's roaming any of the streets. I can just imagine what the gallery looks like right about now. Surprised scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Gender Barriers will be removed in next update   Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:08 pm

This could be fun Cool
In other news .... check out the lighting at the hospital.



A new interaction ....




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PostSubject: Re: Gender Barriers will be removed in next update   Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:15 am

I agree this whole gender removal thing does have it's positives. Smile There are some of the male clothing that looks great on the female's.

I was looking at the lighting in my game yesterday but it's been a bit since I've actually played so I wasn't sure if the lighting in the lots, (and I went to every single lot I've got, except the pre-made ones! Head Desk ) and I couldn't tell if the lighting had actually been changed or not because I couldn't remember what it looked like before! Ha HA
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PostSubject: Re: Gender Barriers will be removed in next update   Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:21 am

I accidentally (?) noticed the light pattern when my Sim went to have her baby. Instead of just light it is affected by the window used.
PS: Did you know water could spoil? I laughed myself silly when I hovered over an empty glass and it was 'spoiled' water.

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PostSubject: Re: Gender Barriers will be removed in next update   Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:18 am

EuphorialQueen wrote:

PS: Did you know water could spoil? I laughed myself silly when I hovered over an empty glass and it was 'spoiled' water.

Surprised I did not know that! That is funny! Laughing

Also I downloaded the newest version of S4S and creators/players can now update all their CC through there to make it for all genders, for anyone interested. I tested this and when you go into CAS, in the sections: clothing, shoes, hair, etc., up in the filters box it will say "masculine" or "feminine", depending on which one you have in CAS. There will be a little x next to them, click on it and you will find ALL CC in your mod's folder available. I'm so happy the team at S4S did this. It makes it sooooo much easier than seeing if any of the creators will update any of their items. For some that would of turned out to be a very tedious task!  

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PostSubject: Re: Gender Barriers will be removed in next update   Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:07 pm

What an interesting list of changes. Always a fun thing to read. Thank you Mamajanaynay for posting the list.
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PostSubject: Re: Gender Barriers will be removed in next update   Sun Jun 05, 2016 3:03 am

I was hoping the Custom Gender Settings would work on Sims born in game. My Sim was pregnant before the Patch and gave birth to a girl after the Patch was installed. When the baby aged to a child she had a boyish hairstyle so I decided to roll with that and use a mix of Masculine/ Feminine wardrobe. Becoming a Teen I thought (hoped) some of the Custom settings would open up. Alas thosethose options were greyed out as "Not able to edit" a pre-made Sim.

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PostSubject: Re: Gender Barriers will be removed in next update   Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:13 am

EuphorialQueen wrote:
I was hoping the Custom Gender Settings would work on Sims born in game. My Sim was pregnant before the Patch and gave birth to a girl after the Patch was installed. When the baby aged to a child she had a boyish hairstyle so I decided to roll with that and use a mix of Masculine/ Feminine wardrobe. Becoming a Teen I thought (hoped) some of the Custom settings would open up. Alas thosethose options were greyed out as "Not able to edit" a pre-made Sim.

That is a bummer, EQ! Thanks for letting us know!
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PostSubject: Re: Gender Barriers will be removed in next update   Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:15 am

@Gramcrackers, you're welcome! I find it interesting and sometimes they are funny, to read the patch notes. I'm so glad they are doing these, I don't recall TS3 doing that, but I could be wrong as I never really looked for them! scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Gender Barriers will be removed in next update   Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:59 pm

Good news! By using Household Management the Gender options are active.
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PostSubject: Re: Gender Barriers will be removed in next update   Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:19 pm

Woohoo! cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Gender Barriers will be removed in next update   Sun Jun 05, 2016 3:33 pm

Good to know! Thanks EQ.
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