The Sims 4 Dine Out Restaurant Customization Preview

In The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack, players can create, own, and manage their very own Restaurant Venue. First off, you’ll need get those creative juices flowing and pick a name for your restaurant.

More important; however, is the choice of aesthetic. There are all sorts of possibilities for designing a unique restaurant, the only requirements being a bathroom, Host Station, Waiter Station, Chef Station, and some Dining Spots for your customers to comfortably enjoy their meal at.

Sims 4 Dine Out Wait Staff

There are three job positions that you’ll need to fill in order to run a well-oiled restaurant: Host, Wait Staff, and Chef. The host greets the customers and shows them to their table. The wait staff then takes their order and delivers their meal after it has been prepared by a chef.

From the Employee Settings menu, you can choose uniforms for your staff, and dictate the dress code of your customers.

Sims 4 Dine Out Customer Review

One of the keys to running a successful restaurant is maintaining a balance between customer satisfaction and your profit margins. The quality of your restaurant will be judged on a five star rating scale based on its service, ambience, and food.

Once a patron has paid their bill, a star containing a number will appear over their head, indicating the rating they’ve given your restaurant. These Customer Reviews will dictate the overall star rating of your restaurant. You can view your restaurant’s rating through an interface shown in the trailer. It also lets you know the areas in which you could improve, and those in which you excel.

By improving your rating, you’ll earn points used for unlocking Restaurant Perks. Among the list of perks are extra wait staff positions, discounts on ingredients, and the Inspirational Speech social interaction.

Sims 4 Dine Out Food Critic

As the owner, your Sim can chat up restaurant patrons, even offering to comp their meal, to increase your star rating. When a Food Critic stops by, you may want to recommend an ideal meal for him to taste. You don’t want to keep him waiting!

Sims 4 Dine Out Customize Menu

There are several preset food menus for the restaurant that you can choose from. Otherwise, you can customize your own menu, selecting each and every dish that your restaurant can serve.

There are four meal categories available for patrons to order from, including Appetizer, Main, Dessert, and Drink. Mix in some experimental dishes to make your restaurant’s menu stand out.

Sims 4 Dine Out Customizable Sign

Among the new decorative objects in the pack are a new aquarium and a set of customizable signs. You can add all sorts of decals to the blank signs to represent your restaurant.

Look forward to experiencing all of this and more when The Sims 4 Dine Out debuts on June 7th!

The Sims 4 Lets The Sunlight In With A New Update

Sims 4 Sunlight effect

SimGuruPizza shared a screenshot of the new lighting effect that’s coming along in a future update. This effect allows sunlight to cast through the windows against objects and the floor.

Sims 4 Sunlight Effect

The new effect was first spotted for a brief moment in the new trailer for The Sims 4: Dine Out! Here you can see the sunlight shine over the tables and the wood panel flooring.

Aside from that, there have been other minor tidbits revealed on Twitter as well. For instance, we can have birthday party and dates inside the restaurant.  We can also post our photos to “Simstagram” and receive a +1 Happy Moodlet for doing so.  Well that’s all for now, see you next time!

Manage a Restaurant in The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack

The new Game Pack teased last month has been officially announced and slated for a June 7th release. In The Sims 4 Dine Out, players can build and manage their very own restaurants. Experiment with fanciful new meals and test them on your famished customers.

Sims 4 Dine Out Restaurant

For the less business oriented, a number of pre-made restaurants are available for your Sims to dine at. Classic diners, sports bars, and high-end restaurants are just a few themes you could choose from to stylize your eatery.

Sims 4 Update (4/21/2016): Tragic Clown Returns

 

Tragic Clown Sims

No longer just a mere painting, the Tragic Clown has officially returned to the Sims as a new NPC. This sim can spawn in two different ways, by either randomly appearing on a community lot or from being summoned from viewing the Tragic Clown painting.

Tragic Clown Sims 4 Pub

Upon viewing the painting a second time, a notification will pop up alerting you of his presence. He emits a a +2 sadness aura for Sims close by and will randomly perform juggling acts that tend to fail miserably.

Aside from that, this update contains a few bug fixes for both PC and Mac. The most notable one is for the Mac version where players were unable to connect to the gallery if too many mods were installed.

The Sims 4 Teases New Content in Seasonal Previews

A new video was released today, teasing some new content to come for The Sims 4. This is the first of their new seasonal previews, which they intend to release every few months.

The video shows a restaurant-themed Game Pack, slated for a Spring 2016 release. In addition, a new Stuff Pack centered around children will be released sometime in the Summer this year.

Names and additional details for these packs will come at a later date once they’ve been formally announced.

The Sims 4’s Spring Challenge Begins on March 22nd!

The Sims 4 Growfruit

A new patch will arrive on March 22nd, introducing a new Spring Challenge for a limited time. Throughout the months of March and April, players can find a unique new Sim named Jasmine Holiday roaming around. She’ll give out Growfruit seeds to Sims that speak with her, which can then be planted to grow a Growfruit tree.

The Sims 4 Growfruit Planet Render

Returning to Jasmine with 20 Growfruit will unlock a new planter object. With a ‘perfect’ Grapefruit, you can earn an additional, fancier planter.

The Sims 4 Egg Hunt Render

The Bunny Egg Hunt returns this year, now with two extra eggs to collect! Collecting all twelve will unlock a stuffed bunny object.

 

Sims 4 Update (02/04/2016): Gardeners and Tragic Clowns

The Sims 4 updated today with a surprise update celebrating the series 16th anniversary. Items and interactions from previous games in the franchise were included in today’s patch.

Sims 4 Gardener

First we have the Gardener, who can be hired from the cellphone menu. They tend to appear in the mornings at 9:00 AM to water your plants. If you think they’re doing a great job, you can even give them a tip of 100 Simoleons.

Tragic Clown Sims 4

Next is the Tragic Clown painting which first appeared in The Sims 1. Sims who gaze upon this miserable painting will be swept with of sadness. Aside from that, there’s the Plumbob poster to celebrate The Sims’ 16th Anniversary.

Kleptomaniac Skill

The Kleptomaniac Trait from The Sims 3 has returned enabling Sims to swipe objects from their neighbors. Kleptomaniacs who get caught in the act will have the Embarrassed moodlet. Kleptomanics also gain a few social interactions, such as nervously asking a Sim about their “prized possessions”, or “enthusing over the Thrill of stealing.”

Grilled Cheese SIms 4

Lastly we have the Grilled Cheese aspiration. It unlocks after eating several Grilled Cheese sandwiches. Once it’s selected, you can chat with others about Grilled Cheese. Completing all the tasks in the Aspiration unlocks the new “Melt Master” trait. This trait allows Sims to summon Grilled Cheese sandwiches and paint Grilled Cheese on an easel.

Custom Content Logo

One cool minor feature lets you filter custom content from the base game. In addition, all custom content will now have a blue wrench icon attached to their portraits.

Other notable aspects to this update are:

  • The inclusion of the Treat items from the #TeamTrick vs #TeamTreat event.
  • Twitter functionality, allowing you to post screenshots and achievements.
  • New Audio Settings, letting your radio music match the game’s current speed.

Previous Sims 4 Release Notes can be found in The Sims 4 Updates category.

 

Create a Victorian Garden in The Sims 4 Romantic Garden Stuff

Valentine’s Day is just two weeks away, and The Sims 4 is starting the celebration early with the new Romantic Garden Stuff pack. On February 9th, players can decorate their Sims and their gardens with lovely floral objects and outfits.

Sims 4 Romantic Garden Party

Give your garden a Victorian makeover and create an ideal romantic spot with dreamy statues, beautiful fountains, and a colorful assortment of flora.

Sims 4 Fountain Cuddle

Rest your derrieres and cuddle up alongside the edge of the Fountain of Gluteus Maximus. Create a moment right out of a sitcom opening sequence by jumping in and splashing around with a friend. Mischievous Sims can slip some soap in the water for a bit of bubbly fun.

Sims 4 Whispering Wishing Well

Make a wish and throw a coin into the Whispering Wishing Well for one of fifty different outcomes. The effects could be life changing, for better or worse, so be careful what you wish for! Watch out for the well’s mood, for the consequences of a poorly timed wish could be dire.

These objects and more can be found at The Lost Gardens of Healing, a new park venue. The gardens are filled with the quaint tunes of the Baroque radio station, inspired by the 1600s style of music.

Sims 4 Update (01/07/2016): Movie Posters and Being Asked to Leave

sims 4 logoThis time it’s a pre-stuff pack update gearing up for the Movie Hangout pack coming out next week!

Sims 4 Movie Posters

Create your own personalized cinema with these 8 new movie posters based on previously released promotional trailers for The Sims 4. Now you can reminisce the moments when Amber’s theme song played for the very first time — or take a trip down memory lane when those doctors stripped down in the Malpractice video. Each poster is beautifully encased in a glossy frame, adding a splash of color that’s perfect for your entertainment room.

List of Movie Posters

  • It’s Amber!
  • Stay Weirder
  • Cow Plant Love
  • Cop and Llama
  • Malpractice
  • Epic Wood
  • Sul Sul
  • Still Life

Pesky Neighbor SIms 4

A long-time staple feature to the Sims series has finally returned. If your Sim behaves inappropriately at a neighbor’s house, they may ask for your Sim to leave the premises.

Last but not least is a change to the way Sims react to fights. Sims will cheer on friends who win a fight, while enemies will cheer when their adversary loses.

Watch Movies and Chill in The Sims 4 Movie Hangout Stuff

The Sims 4 Movie Hangout Stuff introduces everything your Sims need for an awesome movie night with their friends and family. Coming next week on January 12th, this pack includes new fashions, furniture, and gameplay opportunities!

Sims 4 Movie Hangout Stuff Projector Screen

Take a seat on one of the all-new sofas with a snack and get ready for the film to begin on the Movie Projector Screen. Choose from one of ten movies, ranging from action and comedy to romance and horror.  There are even a couple of family movies, great for the kids.

Pop a perfect bowl of popcorn to munch on with the Popcorn Popper. Classic buttered popcorn, cheddar, caramel, and kettle styles are all available to pick from.

Sims 4 Movie Hangout Stuff Outdoor

Create and decorate your ideal movie space, indoor or out, with an assortment of new Bohemian themed room objects. Start a new Sim fashion trend with a selection of similarly styled outfits and a few new hairstyles to boot.