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Re: I cannot buy any upgrade materials from my sims' computer at all

by crinrict
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[BY DESIGN] Ordering parts missing from computer

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Product: The Sims 4
Platform:PC
Which language are you playing the game in? English
How often does the bug occur? Every time (100%)
What is your current game version number? 1.52.100.1020
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? Every released pack installed
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Check to see if you can buy upgrade materials
What happens when the bug occurs? I cannot buy upgrade materials at all
What do you expect to see? The option to buy upgrade material
Have you installed any customization with the game, e.g. Custom Content or Mods? Never used.
Did this issue appear after a specific patch or change you made to your system? No

I cannot buy upgrade materials at all. Every time I click on an option to buy them on my sims' computer, it lists everything (pretty much I think), but the upgrade materials

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Re: [NEEDS INPUT/A] Ordering parts missing from computer

Champion

This might be just the intentional way it works.

 

As far as I can see in the tuning files, the restrictions for whether or not it appear include:

1) your sim must be at least level 2 in handiness skill

2) your sim must OWN the computer they are trying to order it from

 

This means public computers at the library wouldn't work, but computers at your home while your sim bought or at a owned business your sim bought will work. Or possibly if you have the portable laptop and took it to a library, that would work because you own it.

 

The purchase medicine also used to work this way too, before they removed the "you must own the computer" restriction. You'd have to ask the developers why there's the difference. Maybe because they think you wouldn't normally be away from your home ordering parts to upgrade stuff that isn't at your home? I know now with the new off-the-grid lot trait, you might need this restriction gone, so that you can order parts from a public place.

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Re: I cannot buy any upgrade materials from my sims' computer at all

Hero
@thisiseleanorrr Is the computer upgraded ? There used to be a issue with this but it was fixed.

It does still seem to happen for random items though. Are you missing any other things for ordering ?

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Crin


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Re: I cannot buy any upgrade materials from my sims' computer at all

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Have same issue using the library computers, can see no option to order upgrade parts. Came to library to order upgrade parts and seeds but computer has no option to.

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Re: I cannot buy any upgrade materials from my sims' computer at all

Hero
@loyabe I can confirm the library.

Happy Gaming
Crin


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Re: [NEEDS INPUT/A] Ordering parts missing from computer

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@crinrictthisiseleanorrr I had this issue too. Tried buying more computers or replacing old one - still no option to buy upgrade parts. I eventually traveled to their business lot which also had a computer, and on that one it worked so I bought upgrade parts. Thankfully, it began working on the home computer too, after that.
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Re: [NEEDS INPUT/A] Ordering parts missing from computer

Champion

This might be just the intentional way it works.

 

As far as I can see in the tuning files, the restrictions for whether or not it appear include:

1) your sim must be at least level 2 in handiness skill

2) your sim must OWN the computer they are trying to order it from

 

This means public computers at the library wouldn't work, but computers at your home while your sim bought or at a owned business your sim bought will work. Or possibly if you have the portable laptop and took it to a library, that would work because you own it.

 

The purchase medicine also used to work this way too, before they removed the "you must own the computer" restriction. You'd have to ask the developers why there's the difference. Maybe because they think you wouldn't normally be away from your home ordering parts to upgrade stuff that isn't at your home? I know now with the new off-the-grid lot trait, you might need this restriction gone, so that you can order parts from a public place.

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Re: [NEEDS INPUT/A] Ordering parts missing from computer

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 That's good to know. Although not very helpful for my Sim, who is Living of the Grid. Back to kicking over the bin and hoping for more plumbing parts. Will also buy a laptop and give that a try.

 

Update:  Laptop at the library worked, took both cheap and expensive for testing purposes. Both worked. Thank you again, that info on owned PC was very helpful. 

 

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Re: [BY DESIGN] Ordering parts missing from computer

Hero
@thisiseleanorrr Going to mark this as by design for now until I hear back that it's neither of the issues outlined by @simvasion

Happy Gaming
Crin


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No longer Tuning-Tiles to ordner on PC?

★★★ Apprentice

Product: Die Sims 4
Platform:PC
Which language are you playing the game in? Deutsch
How often does the bug occur? Every time (100%)
What is your current game version number? 1.52.100.1020
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? all
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? try to order tuningtiles on computer
What happens when the bug occurs? no option to ordner tuningtiles on computer is shown
What do you expect to see? option to order tuningtiles on computer
Have you installed any customization with the game, e.g. Custom Content or Mods? Never used.
Did this issue appear after a specific patch or change you made to your system? No

look abov, shortly befor the new pack island life, I have had no problems to order tuningtiles on pc

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Re: No longer Tuning-Tiles to ordner on PC?

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Ok, just figured out what the problem is. My household is off the grid. And the PC in the beach bar for the computer work of the conservationist career does not help the Sim in the ordering of tuning parts. Well, so without electricity in the home, something is not more. Who would have thought that.

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