The June 2 Sims 4 patch was one of the best free updates we’ve ever had. Over 700 CAS items previously only available to male or female Sims are now open to both. The ‘Gender Customization’ tab gives players more control over a Sim’s physical style by adding a masculine or feminine option. But gender customization isn’t the only big change included in the update. The Sims team also improved the graphics and made a few preparations for the June 7 Game Pack, Dine Out. Here’s a few features that you may have missed.

1. Upgraded Indoor Lighting

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The way the sun and moon light project into rooms through the windows reflects brighter, and more definitive, shadows and highlights in the room. Check out this awesome Sims 4 Indoor Lighting timelapse courtesy of The Sims Community.

2. Buy/Build Mode Attach

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Attach a table to a chair, not just the other way around. Green boundary visuals will show you footprints of both the table and chair. This is going to be so much more convenient when building restaurants in Dine Out.

3. Resize Photographs using the the Shift + ] cheat in Build Mode

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4. Food thumbnails

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They’re brighter and high-def. The improved graphics will be perfect to showcase the 20 new experimental dishes included in Dine Out. When choosing your restaurant’s menu, now you can clearly see what you’re looking at.

5. Ask a Sim to be ‘Just Friends’ and the ‘Romantic Relationship Bar’ will stop progressing

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6. Drink from the sink with the ‘Get Water’ interaction, and then ‘Ponder glass fullness'

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7. Meditating Sims can have self-discoveries for skills such as Herbalism, Baking, and Photography

‘The Sims 4’ Update: 7 Changes You May Have Missed In The June 2 Patch