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I’ve made the same experience: all or some plants revert to dirt piles: at 7:00am and/or when the sims interact with them. I’ve tried diffrent things to get rid of this problem and one thing was to delete all plants, flowers, fruits etc. in fridges and chests from earlier patchversions. It seems like the harvest from the gameversion before the Eco Lifestyle patch was released is somehow connected with this issue in my game. But I don’t know for sure. Two simweeks have passed and the garden is fine. I don’t know if the problem is solved for me, I have to find it out when I play my other families. So far it works for three families.
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December - last edited December
@SimGuruKuxikuHere's a save file where the green smoke disappeared, the plants are there, but when my dude is doing the yard work (should be in mid-work at save open) they just disappear.
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What is happening for me is whenever I go to water the plants, or do anything with them, the plants turn to mounds of dirt, as if I had never planted them, yet it still shows what plant I had there and the quality of the plant. I am on PS4 and this issue has been ongoing since at least May/June 2020.
Product: The Sims 4
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? 1.36
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? Tiny Living
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Just wait until plants are fully grown and try to water them, they'll disappear but still show what plant was there and the quality of said plant despite it now being a dirt pile, this happened before I owned Tiny Living as well when it was just PS4 base game.
What happens when the bug occurs? My Sim will go to water the plants, then it'll water and turn into wet mounds of dirt. For me, any amount of plants results in this issue. I could have 1 plant or 50 and the issue still happens.
What do you expect to see? I expect my plants to NOT disappear, so I can can keep tending to them and evolve them.
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? Not that I can recall
1. I have Seasons (problem started right after installing and playing with it)
2. Fairly large garden and some other plants scattered around the house
3. It happens to all of them, no matter when I planted them (before/after installing Seasons) or where they are (inside/outside, in-season/sheltered) and it seemingly random
4. Some before, some after after Nov. 11 patch
I've plants revert back to dirt patches after my sim interacted with it (watering/fertilising/harvesting/etc.), after I moved them, after I placed a roof above them and sometimes without any of these so no known cause. I had to start saving every time I had a sim do gardening and had to save it periodically but sometimes I still couldn't catch all the plants in their original state. I don't see any correlation between the interactions with the plants and the reverting, it seems quite random. I haven't had any problems before installing Seasons, but it started literally right after I installed it.