July 2018 - last edited December 2018 by crinrict
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? n/a
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? Get to Work, Seasons, City Living / Outdoor Retreat, Dine Out / Vintage Glamour Stuff, Luxury Party Stuff, Perfect Patio Stuff
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Wait for a holiday to roll around. Then make sure a sim goes to work or to school. While the sim(s) are at their work or gaining education, have another sim leave the lot and travel somewhere else. The working and studying sims will return home.
What happens when the bug occurs? As soon as a sim travels OR enters the CAS, the other sims return home. There is an avalanche of notifications of such-and-such sims having returned from work and having earned however much their actual work time earned them. Work and school performance suffers.
What do you expect to see? I expect sims to stay at work and/or school even if a family member gets to go have some outside-home fun during a holiday.
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. Seasons expansion.
Solved! Go to Solution.
- If a Sim is at work or school on the day of a holiday, they will no longer return home from work/school early if another Sim in the household travels somewhere during the holiday.
Taking feedback if this is still occurring for anyone (with or without holidays)
Fixed in Patch 1.47.49
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I am also experiencing this glitch in game for the first time since installing seasons my sim goes to school as normal and when my game has finished returning to my sims house she is standing outside of it with none of her needs affected no mods are currently in game and it is still occurring.
June 2018 - last edited June 2018
I noticed something similar happening as well. When I loaded in a save where someone was at work, that sim came back from work. Hasn't happened to me in a long time. First time it has happened is since seasons.
Edit: I noticed as well as others that this bug only occurs when a holiday is going on. When there is no ongoing holiday, sims stay at school or work as they should.
My kids returned from school early and the mom returned early from work. This was during a holiday. It even said my kid was late for school. Then she went a returned early. It’s annoying!
June 2018 - last edited June 2018
I had sims also returning from school and from work when I entered cas via a sim at home using the mirror. When I existed cas the dad and daughter were back hours before they should.
Edit: I tested it out a bit more and found a pattern in my game. This bug (sims returning early both when another sim travels or when you enter cas) only accurs when a holiday is going on. When no holiday is going on, sims stay in school/at work.
I have this happening too! I can't have my Sim go to a different place while anyone is at school or work because they'll all return home and their grades, performance, and responsibility takes a massive hit. I also can't go back home and re-send them to school/work. There's no option to send them back. It acts as though the day has finished entirely.
I've been having this issue as well since installing Seasons. I just had a mom head out to the library while the teens were in school, only to get a bunch of pop-up notifications that they'd lost their responsibility traits due to leaving school early as soon as the lot loaded. And yes, this particular situation did happen on Halloween so it seems to fit the pattern others are noticing.
This might be a related issue, but I've had a similar issue as well with entering CAS while away from the home lot, specifically to customize townie's outfits on the fly while in a group or club meeting. Each time, after leaving CAS, it sends me back to the family members at home, and when I switch back to my previous sim, the group and/or club meeting has been disbanded. Not sure if this is the same or a different issue, but I thought I'd mention it in case it's another symptom of the same problem since it seems to have started around the same time.
I see this is an old thread, but I have this bug, and I don't have mods, nor have I ever had any.
Aaaand I'm not managing to find the right folders to do the suggested fix. =( I'm not sure if things have changed since then, or if *I'm* just not finding them.