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[COLLECTION THREAD] Butler Issues

by crinrict
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Re: Same butler everywhere

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Yeah that'd be great - although I apparently can't hire a mixologist, chef, or anything else for my parties anymore either ... :'( 

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Re: Same butler everywhere

EA Sims Team

Would anyone be willing to share a save file with me where they're experiencing this issue? Thanks much! Standard smile

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Re: [TROUBLESHOOT] Butler need decay?

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@crinrict

 

Hi Crinrict Standard smile

 

I'm still having all sorts of butler problems, sadly =(  ... although one of them eventually did go to sleep. However, he slept for nearly 2 days.. which I didn't understand.

 

The bigger problem seems to be that no matter what household I play, *all* the butlers are the same person. Also, related to this issue, when a butler is hired, the maid changes into someone else completely.

 

I sure hope EA gets the kinks worked out soon!

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Re: [TROUBLESHOOT] Butler need decay?

Hero

Would you be willing to share your save as asked above ?

 

@Jonalinn

Happy Gaming
Crin


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Re: Same butler everywhere

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This is the URL to my files: https://www.dropbox.com/s/pn25ec94aq4oijz/saves.zip?dl=0

 

I'm using a MacBook Air, the errors are the following:

- Same butler keeps appearing.

- Assign task > prepare meal won't appear. It only appears repair an object, take care of the children and water the plants.

- Butler will follow me to restaurants.

 

Thank you!

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Re: [TROUBLESHOOT] Butler need decay?

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My butler never eats or does any kind of normal activities to entertain himself. All he ever does is make drinks from the globe bar. You would think if he was actually ever properly hungry or bored that he would do other things to fill his needs? Like eat real food? Watch tv, listen to the radio, read, something? Also When he gets tired (which seems to take an abnormally long time) he won't actually sleep. He just keeps getting in and out of bed over and over and over.... He'll just do that for hours if I let him. For now, to fix it, I've used testing cheats to fix his needs and make him happy whenever he starts doing that. Otherwise he'd do that forever and no work would get done around the house.

 

Also, he won't fix broken things, and when I finally tried to tell him to repair objects, my sim rings the bell to call the butler over, but then the action just cancels out and so I can't tell him to fix things either. I haven't really tried telling him to do anything else yet, other than to invite visitors into the house (which worked), so I don't know what other orders don't work, if any others are broken.

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Butlers very glitchy

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My butler keeps changing. It seems as if they are being used to fill other NPC roles in the game. The first one changed for no reason but I found her later as an entertainer in the roof top lounge. The second one changed when I had a house party in my residence and so I am on to my third butler in that save. It is a brand new save and I use no cc or mods.

The other save I have is also a brand new save with no cc or mods. With this save I hired a butler but her traits were not good so I hired another one, her traits were not good either, but third time lucky. So I stuck with this butler. I then decided to travel to San Myshuno and when I got back it had changed back to the previous butler I had. So I fired this butler and deleted him, hired another one and this time it was the first butler I had had back again. Another problem I have is that I have told all the butlers that I have had to stop gardening but they continue to do it. I noticed I have to do it with all the sims in a household and even after doing this the butler will still garden. After a while I check back on the responsibilities and it has changed back to stop gardening. Instead of start gardening that it should say. The butlers are very glitched and it looks very much like they didn't test the game alongside City Living. Just to clarify I am firing the butlers and not just dismissing them.

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Re: Butlers very glitchy

EA Live QV Team

Hi @Franstntn

 

So Just to clarify you have 2 Saves with the following issues. 

 

On the First save:

  1. The Butler kept changing outfits
  2. The Butler kept showing up in other roles in the world.

On the Second save

  1.  You fired 2 Butlers but after you traveled the second Butler came back. When you fired that Butler you got the first Butler you had hired and fired. 
  2. Butler won't stop gardening except when the whole household is instructed not to. Even then they start gardening again eventually. 

Is this about correct?

 

Would you be happy to share your saves? If so, please zip up this folder: documents\electronicarts\thesims4\saves and drop the file to this Mediafire-Link to upload.

Please make sure to name the zip file with your user name.

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Re: Butlers very glitchy

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★ Apprentice
  1.  You fired 2 Butlers but after you traveled the second Butler came back. When you fired that Butler you got the first Butler you had hired and fired. 

I'm having this issue, too.

I fired my sims 1st butler and hired a new one but after my sims' traveled the 1st butler came back.

 

 

Dear @crinrict , may you add this issue to the list?

Thank you in advance.

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Re: Butlers very glitchy

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Hero

I'm probably going to compile a butler thread as many issues seem similar and yet different.

 

 

Tagging @Franstntn

 

 

Happy Gaming
Crin


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