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Re: [UNSURE/A] Story mode sim not retained when downloading through gallery/libr

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[BY DESIGN] Story mode sim not retained when downloading through gallery/library

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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? 1.53.115.1020
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? All of them.
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? 1. Create a sim in story mode 2. Save sim to library/upload it 3. Quit game 4. Start the game again 5. Go to CAS 6. Load up the sim 7. The story is no longer there!
What happens when the bug occurs? Basically, you're able to select the traits and aspirations again and the story that was chosen through the questions wasn't there anymore, as if the sim was never a story mode sim.
What do you expect to see? I expect to see the sim still available with the story mode even though it's been in the library/uploaded.
Have you installed any customization with the game, e.g. Custom Content or Mods? Not now. I've removed them.
Did this issue appear after a specific patch or change you made to your system? Neutral/Not Sure 

I'm unsure whether I'm just doing something wrong or if anybody else is having this problem. 

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Re: [UNSURE/A] Story mode sim not retained when downloading through gallery/libr

EA Sims Team

Hello.

 

What is being described is currently expected behavior.  The Gallery does not save household funds.  (You can edit the funds through the money cheat if you need).

 

Also, even though the Story Panels do not display in CAS after importing a Sim from the Gallery, the Sim's traits, career, and skills should still be saved, which you will notice once the Sim is placed in Live Mode.

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Re: [UNSURE/A] Story mode sim not retained when downloading through gallery/libr

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@crinrictInsane_Babe I started a new game and inserted a couple sims I had made with the story mode yesterday and didn't see the story icon either, which caused a bit of concern. However, when I moved them into a house, the story sort of worked, but not completely. They were each supposed to get "standard" starting out funds (which came out to 25k simoleons I noticed when first placed), but when I placed them this time, they were only given the usually 20k start. On the other hand, the jobs and skills given to them by the story mode are still there. So, it's half-working as intended? It's like the game treats it as a played gallery sim.
(and yes, this was tested on a vanilla game as I've not put any mods back in yet since the rebrand update)
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I can confirm this. I started a new game without mods after updating, created a sim (an alien) using story mode saved to my gallery, did not share it, loaded it again just now to edit it some more before possibly playing it and the story mode panels to the right of the of CAS were missing. Creating a sim, saving it to my gallery and editing it several times before playing is my normal workflow.  I would expect the story mode elements to remain in CAS if the sim has only been saved locally. If I place the sim in world she does have skills and a career, but just the basic starting money, though.

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Its probably by design from how its working

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Crin

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Re: [UNSURE/A] Story mode sim not retained when downloading through gallery/libr

EA Sims Team

Hello.

 

What is being described is currently expected behavior.  The Gallery does not save household funds.  (You can edit the funds through the money cheat if you need).

 

Also, even though the Story Panels do not display in CAS after importing a Sim from the Gallery, the Sim's traits, career, and skills should still be saved, which you will notice once the Sim is placed in Live Mode.

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