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[FIXED] [IL] CAS created Mermaids have no tail/no hydration bar

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[FIXED] [IL] CAS created Mermaids have no tail/no hydration bar

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★★★ Apprentice

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? 1.77.131.1030
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? all except laundry day and interior decorating, I believe
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? not sure--try to get a mermaid through stories, see if it happens there?
What happens when the bug occurs? This seems to be the same issue as this thread here (https://answers.ea.com/t5/Bug-Reports/FIXED-IL-Mermaids-have-no-tail-no-hydration-bar-missing-trait/...) that was supposedly resolved, except rather than it being a townie, it is the sim I created through stories and am playing with currently. I didn't play any other households before this one--I used stories to create my sim, which created them as a mermaid, and started playing with them. From the beginning, they have had a hygiene bar rather than hydration bar, and it is not filled by normal hydration like swimming. They also do not transform into their mermaid form when swimming, although I can edit the mermaid form in CAS.
What do you expect to see? All mermaid sims in my household to act like normal mermaids, even when created through the story function in CAS.
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 tried the solution proposed in that other thread, of adding that other specific trait through cheats, but it didn't seem to have any affect. To be fair, I could have mis-understood the instructions, so if someone wants to provide a detailed step by step how-to for that, I will try it again.

 

Edit By Crinrict: Added Tag to Title, Adjusted Title, Added Base Game Version Number

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Re: Mermaid will not transform

Hero

  • New Mermaids no longer lose their tails and Hydration bar when swimming. For Mermaids made between the previous update and this one, you can restore their “Mermaidness” by eating Mermadic Kelp to become human and eating it again to become a Mermaid. You can also use the cheat "traits.equip_trait trait_OccultMermaid_TYAE" as a workaround as well.


Fixed in Patch 1.77.146/1.45

If you're still experiencing this issue, please create a new thread.

Happy Gaming
Crin

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Mermaid sims4 BUg

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Hi,

 

after getting a newest sims4 update, new created mermaid always appears as a normal sim. Tried to create few families with mermaids and always the same thing happens. Even typing cheats doesn't work. The sim is bugged and normal sim abilities are mixed with mermaid abilities so comfortable game is impossible.

 

Mier

 

 

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Re: Mermaid sims4 BUg

@cornflowerpretty  Please try creating a new mermaid in a clean user folder.  Move your entire Sims 4 folder out of Documents\Electronic Arts and onto your desktop, and when you launch the game, a clean folder will spawn with no content.  (Your saves and other content will be intact in the folder you've moved but temporarily not read by the game.)  Don't add anything to the new folder yet; just see whether your mermaids look normal.

 

It would be interesting to test both mermaids created in CAS and regular sims that become mermaids through gameplay.  You can cheat the aspiration points to buy mermadic kelp if you want; the kelp itself wouldn't be affected by the cheat, let alone the transition it produces.

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Re: Mermaid have no tail/no hydration bar

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Hero

@Fanphoria are you mermaids hybrids ? 

 

Sorry, got confused what you mean by stories. I assume you mean story mode and not a story you played and had mermaid children in ?

 

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Crin

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Re: Mermaid have no tail/no hydration bar

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Yeah, Mermaids are broken. Any old mermaids in old saves work fine. New mermaids created in old or new saves are broken. Shows Hygiene bar instead of hydration bar and they don't transform into mermaid form in water. They still have their mermaid powers which drains hygiene and swimming around does appear to raise hygiene. 

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Re: [IL] CAS created Mermaids have no tail/no hydration bar

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@Fanphoria Can confirm this issue. Mermaids in new saves do not have a hydration bar and do not turn into mermaids when swimming. My mermaids in an older save are still working fine however.
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Re: Mermaid have no tail/no hydration bar

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Hero

 

Looks like they're missing the trait trait_OccultMermaid_TYAE again  (only this times it's CAS created mermaids and not NPCs)

 

You can fix them by cheat-adding the trait

 

traits.equip_trait trait_OccultMermaid_TYAE

 

Then send them to the ocean to swim. that should fix both the tail and the bar, If this doesn't trigger it, travel to a different lot and back.

 

If you don't want to use cheats, you can also eat kelp twice to make the mermaid human and then eat again to make them a mermaid again. That seems to work (thank you @cornflowerpretty for testing that)

 

 

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Crin

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No legs on Mermaid Sims and no Hydration needs bar

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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? 1.77.131.1030
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? All packs up to Dream Home Decorator are installed.
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Make or move in from the gallery any mermaid occult sim of any age and gender and have them go swimming or take a bath. (The needs panel open to see missing hydration bar) *Both only occur in new saves*
What happens when the bug occurs? Mermaid sims do not perform the transformation action into a mermaid and do not have mermaid tails. Mermaid sims keep their human legs, and they swim like a normal sim. They can still use mermaid abilities, and It recognizes the hydration need is in effect when using powers, but the hydration bar itself is not present; it just appears as a normal sim needs panel.
What do you expect to see? I expect mermaid sims to transform into a mermaid with a tail and the needs panel to show the proper hydration need bar.
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 

Picture 5768 shows a mermaid sim swimming like a normal sim with no tail, and picture 5769 shows the mermaid sim needs panel without the hydration bar.

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Re: Mermaid have no tail/no hydration bar

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@crinrict This works, thanks!
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Mermaid not changing after update

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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? 1.77.131.1030
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? All of them
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Create a mermaid/merman and go swimming. Make sure to have updated the game with the latest update.
What happens when the bug occurs? The sim does not change to mermaid/merman form.
What do you expect to see? The sim should change to mermaid/merman form
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? Yes
Please describe the patch or change you made. The latest patch in preparation for Cottage Living.

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