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[ARCHIVED] [GTW] Unfinished Serums & Ashes Spawning

by canelacaliente
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I've never had that happen during the whole time I played the career.

 

Do you have any idea what triggers the ashes ?

 

There has been an issue around a while back where ashes just randomly spawned in houses (there's a thread somewhere) but I've not seen any reports in a while.

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The use of the serum machine. Sometimes ashes spawn, sometimes serums spawn.
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Weird.

 

OK

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So I noticed that when an NPC drinks a serum the ashes seem to spawn.

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@canelacaliente, since I have a scientist in my current game I tried to see if I could replicate your issue with serum bottles and/or ashes.  Like @crinrict, I've never had this happen in any of my saves while playing the career.

 

This morning I had my scientist give two tainted and an untested serum to coworkers to drink and nope, no ashes anywhere.  The only time I see a pile of anything on the floor is the one to search for parts and then its residue to be thrown away.

 

I don't see where you've indicated whether or not this issue is happening when you start a brand new game.  Have you tried that?  I think it's worth knowing if the machines function correctly in a new game.  If you haven't started a new game because you really don't want to leave your current save, the only other think I can think of to try is to delete and replace the serum machines in your lab.  Well, if that's possible.  I haven't tried to enter build mode on any of the special lots myself so I'm not really sure if the option to do so is even available.

 

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I have started a brand new game and repaired my game.  Other people on the official forums are having this issue. http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/14525150#Comment_14525150

 

In this picture, ashes appeared right after the Sim drank the serum and fell asleep.

 

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In this picture, ashes appeared after my Sim gave this Sim a serum.  This is the second serum my Sim is giving this Sim.

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@canelacaliente, all I can do now is second @crinrict's comment of "Weird".  It never ceases to amaze me how some people can have a problem in certain situations and others not.

 

I'll continue to keep an eye out for the problem as I play my scientist in the current save and post if I encounter the issue.  The only difference in style of play I could see from your pics is that I don't give the same coworker two serums in a row to drink.  I always pick a different guinea pig for a second serum.  Not sure that's relevant, though, as it looks like you got a pile of ashes from the first serum.

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I said I would report back if I encountered ashes and I have.  A pic attached.

 

In this case, I can tell you that it is associated with giving a coworker an untested snake oil serum to drink.  I was able to replicate it with that serum.  When the affected coworker wakes up, the ashes are present.  I was left with the impression that it is a by design happening.  A humorous way to say "that serum flopped, clean up and start again" sort of thing.  The ashes do have throw away option when hovered over.

 

I did also have one serum container left on the floor but I know why.  My scientist was giving it to a coworker to drink when he had to leave work.  Apparently, the action was interrupted by the leaving process and caused the container to be left on the floor.  I went into build mold and sold it.  So far, other than that one container, I haven't seen serum containers on the ground anywhere else on the lot.

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I was testing my game and I was just about to post this.  I don't think it is by design because the tainted snake oil serum is the only one gives ashes.  The other tainted serums don't.

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For anyone still having this issue, please use the new thread here: https://answers.ea.com/t5/Bug-Reports/NEEDS-INPUT-GTW-Serums-Spawning-After-Failed-Serum/m-p/8978832

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