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[ARCHIVED] Shadow Movement Bug

by jrsuri
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Outdoor shadows only move every 3 Sim-minutes

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Issue


Outdoor shadows have stopped moving smoothly. Instead of updating their position every second or so, there are now 3-4 second intervals of no movement before the shadows suddenly update and skip forward. This is a very noticeable change and it looks very odd and clunky compared to what I'm used to.

 

Steps you took for Issue to occur

 

None. The issue is continuous and I cannot trigger it.

 

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I've attached 3 pictures, using a gnome as a reference for shadow position. Between 10.35am and 10.37am, the shadows did not move. At 10.38, they skipped forward.

 

Where does the bug occur ?

 

The bug is global, occurring in all worlds and saves.

 

Mods/CC

 

I do use mods and CC, but nothing that should affect lighting or shadows. The bug continues to appear even after mods have been disabled/removed and in a vanilla state.

 

Expansion Packs/Game Packs/Stuff Packs

 

Get Together, Get To Work -- Perfect Patio Stuff, Luxury Party Stuff -- Spa Day, Outdoor Retreat

 

Occurring since

 

The bug has been occurring since the latest patch (that added the 64-bit executable) and/or since I installed Get Together. I'm not 100% exactly which one triggered the issue.

 

Operating system

 

Windows 10 Home 64-bit 

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Re: Outdoor shadows only move every 3 Sim-minutes

Hero

Looks the same as this: http://answers.ea.com/t5/The-Sims-4-Bug-Reports/OPEN-Shadow-Movement-Bug/m-p/5015915 ?

 

Do you agree ?

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Crin


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Re: Outdoor shadows only move every 3 Sim-minutes

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Yes, that seems like the same bug. Sorry for double posting! I didn't notice that thread earlier.

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Re: Outdoor shadows only move every 3 Sim-minutes

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I merged. Thanks for the detailed report though

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Crin


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Re: Outdoor shadows only move every 3 Sim-minutes

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Try the following:

- Change GAME OPTIONS > GRAPHICS > LIGHTING SETTING to MEDIUM on 32-bit EXE.

- Check if it (temporarily) solves the issue.

 

Shadow skipping every 5 sims seconds occurs on HIGH and VERY HIGH lighting settings. (Observed on Win7-x64, Nvidia Drivers).

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I noticed I have this problem too.

 

Although, I first reported a "bug" over at The Sims forums, with shadows under Sims, while indoors:

(The Shadows Flicker.)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NetwSaVtGj4&feature=youtu.be

 

My game is running the 64 bit version,  game and graphics card is up to date, and almost all settings are on very high.

 

EDIT: I tried the suggestions from @Trg0d_99 and saw no improvement.

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I tried that and it works for me, thank you, @Trg0d_99Standard smile

 

They still need to sort out the issue though, I prefer to have my lighting settings on very high.

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Having same issue are update, may have been the 64bit update actually.

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Wanted to report, still having issue as of the recent March 2015 patch. It's super annoying.

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This bug is fixed in my machine, can someone confirm it?

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