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[BY DESIGN] Pot Rack: Routing issues with stove/dishwasher

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[BY DESIGN] Pot Rack: Routing issues with stove/dishwasher

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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? 1.48.94.1020
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? All of them
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Place a pot rack above the stove on low walls (or medium rack on middle walls or large rack on tall walls). You can't place it directly above the stove but a bit to the side (see pic below)
What happens when the bug occurs? When trying to cook something on the stove, the Sims gets a routing failure although the rack was placeble without using moveobjects
What do you expect to see? No routing issues if I'm allowed to place the object.
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? Neutral/Not Sure 

I can place the pot rack (middle size wall) with no issues. Moo is always off in my game.

 

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When trying to cook something that involves the stove/oven, I get a routing issue.

 

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Re: [NEEDS INPUT] Pot Rack: Routing issues with stove/dishwasher

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Hello.

 

I heard this is by design.  It's similar behavior to placing a chair or bed in front of the stove.  Although you can place the object there, it will block the stove.  The long pot rack is intended for tall- walled rooms.

There is a shorter pot rack that can be used for shorter-walled rooms.

 

And regarding the Maxis-created styled rooms with these racks, I don't think any of those racks block the stove in those rooms.

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Hitting the MeToo...if I ever do use a pot rack, I have to MOO it into a corner or something to avoid the routing issue. A shame, as I do like them in some kitchens.
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Same here.

 

I can only ever use the shorter version of both types of rack aswell as the extractor hoods unless I put them directly i the middle over a free standing island (or anywhere else that the sim wouldn't move through).

 

My sims can't interact with any item that has a rack or extractor over it, even if they are meant for the room height.

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[NEEDS INPUT] Pot Rack causes routing issues when trying to use the dishwasher

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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? 1.59.73.1020
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? Discover University, Get Famous, Cats & Dogs, City Living, Get Together, Get To Work, Vampires, and Luxury Party Stuff
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? My Sim lives in the Party Penthouse in San Myshuno. Maybe create a sim in that residence and try it out.
What happens when the bug occurs? It seems that the sims will ONLY use the bathroom sinks to wash the dishes, even though there is a sink AND a dishwasher in the kitchen. Even if there are dirty dishes in the kitchen, it will take the dishes to a bathroom and wash them. I've even selected the dishwasher and selected "LOAD DISHWASHER" and it still goes to a bathroom sink.
What do you expect to see? I expect to see the sim wash dishes in the closest sink or use the dishwasher, especially if I explicitly tell it the use the dishwasher.
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? Neutral/Not Sure 

It seems that the sims will ONLY use the bathroom sinks to wash the dishes, even though there is a sink AND a dishwasher in the kitchen. Even if there are dirty dishes in the kitchen, it will take the dishes to a bathroom and wash them. I've even selected the dishwasher and selected "LOAD DISHWASHER" and it still goes to a bathroom sink.

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@sirsly2 Do you have anything on the counter above the dishwasher ?

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I don't have anything on the counter, but above the counter I have a rack of hanging pots & pans.

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@sirsly2 : That can cause that, too.
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@sirsly2 The pot rack does cause routing issues as here: https://answers.ea.com/t5/Bug-Reports/NEEDS-INPUT-A-Pot-Rack-causes-routing-issues-when-trying-to-us...

I'll refrain from merging for now as that thread was for stoves. Might merge later

 

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@crinrict Well, that IS one of the lower-hanging racks. I always tend to put those over counters, not the stove. I use the ventilation hood over stoves. Plus I've noticed that ANY ceiling light over a dining table breaks the dishwasher for me.
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