August 2022 - last edited August 2022 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? 1.90.375.1020
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? All expansions, game packs, and stuff packs. Only the Bust the Dust kit.
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? 1. Open a shopping picker window that is supposed to have a custom background, such as a Batuu vendor (Dok Ondar or Droid Depot) or the new Bubble Tea Vendor. 2. Note the plain UI background. In the case of the Bubble Tea vendor, note the hard line on the top of the icon that should blend into the background.
What happens when the bug occurs? No custom themed background for the picker UI shows.
What do you expect to see? Custom UI backgrounds should be enabled on the shopping picker for Batuu Vendor, and New Bubble Tea store.
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. Unsure when the patch happened that accidently removed the custom backgrounds.
So, it looks like a previous update broke the ability for the basic non-multi column picker to support a declared custom background.
The new shop (BubbleTea Vendor) has a specific callout to a custom background that's supposed to blend with the new rainbow icons, BG_TRENDI. Batuu vendors have a custom background declared in it's tuning as well, BG_VENDOR or BG_DROID. This background was in the game at the launch of JTB, but now only shows correctly on the multi-column picker.
Batuu Vendor (Dok) picker UI tuning:
<V n="picker_dialog" t="purchase_picker">
<V n="background_audio" t="enabled">
<V n="max_selectable" t="unlimited" />
<V n="secondary_icon" t="enabled">
<V n="enabled" t="resource_key">
<T n="key" p="InGP09\UI\Icons\Dialog\VendorStall_DokOndar_Antiquities.png">2f7d0004:00000000:969ce5c24e422e47</T>
The same thing with the new Bubble Tea store (food or drink):
<V n="picker_dialog" t="recipe_picker">
<V n="column_sort_priorities" t="enabled">
However, none of these show up in the game, making the UI plain in the background. This looks especially bad on the Bubble Tea vendor, where the icon was clearly designed for some sort of background above the icon, since the rest of the icon fades to the sides.
Edit By Crinrict: Corrected Tags, removed word custom from title to avoid confusion with custom content.
This is still happening as of 1.99.264.1030, the picker_dialog still doesn't support the special declared backgrounds:
This specific picker_dlalog has 'BG_TRENDI' declared in the code. This bug appears on my Xbox install (with only Base Game + JTB), and my PC install.