This has always happened to me too. It's becoming increasingly frustrating that it hasn't been fixed in a patch. It happens with every sim, in every save without fail
Product: The Sims 4
Which language are you playing the game in? English
How often does the bug occur? Often (50% - 99%)
What is your current game version number? 18.104.22.1680
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? Get Famous, Cats & Dogs, City Living, Get Together, Get to Work,Dine Out,Vintage Glamour
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? This happens when the house has a lot of family members, or if I have a lot play time in a household/World
What happens when the bug occurs? Nothing The Sims won't use autonomy after come home from work. They'll stand in the spot until hungry, sleep, or needs are in the red. Then they use autonomy again until the next time they come home from work and repeats.
What do you expect to see? Idk maybe go read book, take care of hungry crying baby, play games, SOMETHING
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? No
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I’ve also noticed this with my Drifter Challenge save (which is one of my current Let’s Plays). I can only control my main sim and her husband always stays outside regardless of the weather and I have to have my sim ‘call over’ to get him in the house. I don’t remember it being like that in the prior generation. It happens all the time, so can be seen in any of my videos. He’s also not very good at autonomous self care in general, again much worse than any of my prior generation spouses, but I wasn’t sure if it was specific to this sim or something else. 🙂
Thanks and regards.
This happens on PS4 also. The sims just idle outside the house doing nothing for hours if you don't catch them when they get home from work or school. Even Vampires will do this and stand there burning in the sun whether coming home from work or school. The vampires will stand there and die or regular sims let their needs go into the red. The only time they don't idle is when they get the "run inside" from inclement weather.
This has got worse for me since Island Living – they've always stood outside for a long time but now if you leave them it's literally Sim hours, plenty of time to freeze or burn to death. It makes doing an ISBI challenge practically impossible. if there's no controllable Sim in the house to persuade them in with a 'chat here' or 'call over' they'll stay there until they die.
Same thing here. Haven't used any mods.
The thing is my house is build in the back of the lot, not at the front where they arrive from work. So it might be that? I'm too busy to try and place the house closer right now, but I'll let you know if I do and works.
This happens to me too in apartments, they just stop in the hallway and their needs are getting redder and redder until you active the sim yourself. It's hugely annoying when you got a few sims!