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Known Mod Issues

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[INFORMATION] Common Game Fixing Mods - Hero Approved

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Hey there Simmers,

 

We know that many of you enjoy using Mods to help shape and change the game in different ways and you are aware that here on AHQ we have a standing rule that links for Mods are a no-go. This rule is not changing.

 

But we have recognized that some Mods have become standard go-to's for fixing some smaller game issues that have not been addressed so far, and that it has been frustrating to both community members and our AHQ Heroes and Champions not to be allowed to share them here. 

 

With this being said, we have given permission for this thread to be here because we are hoping that it will help you, our players, to play. It will be maintained by our Heroes and Champions to house links to mods that they support as solutions to common game issues.

 

To affirm: EA, Maxis, and the AHQ team have not verified these mods, their safety to your PC, or game. 

We encourage you to use safe practices when downloading and utilizing any Mod from any location by using appropriate anti-virus/anti-malware tools and checks. 

 

Happy Simming!

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Generally useful mods

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Hero

The Sims series wouldn't be what it is without Mods and Custom Content. A lot of people use it and that's totally fine. EA doesn't official support mods though and you'll be using them at your own risk.

 

  • A mod is something that changes the game code and because of this, each and every mod needs to be checked with every new patch or they can cause issues.
  • Custom content such as clothing and hair can also become obsolete but not as often. 

For the bug forum, this means that you should

 

  1. Test your game without mods
  2. Remove all your mods BEFORE the patching process and only put them back if the creators says it's ok to use.

Please do NOT report anything before you have done this. There's a lot of legit issues around and EA doesn't look into errors with mods. You need to take these to the creator of the mod.

 

Mod Instructions

 

Generally useful mods/Tools

 

The following mods have several mechanism that can help with troubleshooting. They don't necessarily have bug fixes themselves but they can help you troubleshoot your game.

 

The following Tools can be of great help. Those are third party installations. They do not go into your mods folder

 

  • S4Studio - Tool for modding and batch fixing stuff
  • Tray Importer - Helps with your Tray Files
  • Mod Conflict Detector - Tool that helps you find package files that aren't actually for Sims 4, duplicate files as well as mods that conflict with each other. This tool does NOT detect conflicts between a mod and the game itself and also can't detect conflicts between script mods. Hasn't been updated in a while, 

Known Modders that often post Bug Fixes

 

As I'm not always on top of all the mod fixes, this is a list of modders that often have fixes for bugs on their sites.

 

  • Bienchen: Tweaks and bug fixes
  • LeRoiDeTout: Often has bug fixes for LastExceptions
  • LittleMsSam: Her Bug Fix mods are all in one Download. You download them all and then put the ones you want in your game.
  • ModTheSims: Go to Site for lots of mods. Bug fixes and other stuff.
  • Scarlet's Mods: Various bug fixes
  • Simvasion: Various bug fixes
  • TwistedMexi: Various Tools to make your life easier
  • Weerbesu: Various Tools and GUI Extensions (UI Cheat Extension, More Columns in CAS)

Happy Gaming
Crin

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Known Mod Issues

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Compiled Lists for broken mods

 

luthienrising creates lists of outdated mods with almost every patch. I'll list them below but be aware that those list only reflect a momentary status. Once updated, mods are fine to use until the next patch

 

Known issues to be caused by Mods

 

Happy Gaming
Crin

Trennlinie

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Please only contact me via PM when asked to do so.



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Bug Fixes

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The following mods are bug fixes for known issues. 

 

Several of the creators listed in the post above also have lots of mods that aren't directly intended to fix your bug but can help nonetheless (for example by turning off autonomy for a particular interaction) so check those sites as well.

 

Disclaimer: Please always read the description of the mod what the mod actually does. I have not tested ever fix and some mods also have other functionality. Make sure it does what you want. 

 

Bug Mod Fix Creator
'Be Nice To...' Option Missing for cats Pet to Pet Greeting/Be Nice Fix (Cats & Dogs DLC) LittleMsSam
'Be nice to…' interaction not working on dogs Pet to Pet Greeting/Be Nice Fix (Cats & Dogs DLC) LittleMsSam
Bear phase moodlet remains after phase childhoodphasetweak 83bienchen
Campfire causes too many fires lesscampfirestartfire 83bienchen
Can't Sing Karaoke Duets with Groups During Festivals karaokeduetfilterfix 83bienchen
Cats are unaware of Pet Bowls or Litter Boxes on the other floors [GAME FIX] Pets can find Pet Stuff on other Floors Deathcofi
Cats Do Not Kill City Living TLC Apt. Mice mouseholetweak 83bienchen
Controlled Sims pulling out portable computers at libraries Fix For Sims Using Laptops They Don’t Have thefreshsims
Counters disappear/NPC Stealing Eco Lifestyle Interactions Fixes simvasion
Counters disappear/NPC Stealing napoverhaul 83bienchen
Dogs can't use elevators Elevator Fix for Toddler & Pets LittleMsSam
Generated NPCs wearing hats /socks/accessories on all clothes lessrandomhatsandaccessories 83bienchen
Knitting Skill books not giving skill Knitting Skill Book Fix simvasion
Large Bills on Mt. Komorobi lots due to high power usage Mt. Komorebi Power Fix! gettp
LE for Family/Angler/Athetic Aspiration Aspiration Fix LittleMsSam
Lifestyle Moodlets Appearing after removing lifestyle removelifestylefix 83bienchen
Metal Music: Speakers are not synchronized StereoWall Channel Metal Sync Fix LittleMsSam
More than three active lifestyles [SE] 3+ Lifestyles Fix TwelfthDoctor1
My Poor Sims Are Receiving Money Randomly Less Bunny Rewards LittleMsSam
New Year Resolution: 'Loose Weight' not fulfilling Lose Weight / Get Fit New Year's resolution bugfix Rifsunot
No Countdown on TV/Stereo combinations Missing Channels (Tiny Living) LittleMsSam
Non-Active Sims get 'Not Enough Exercise' from Kick Soccer Ball soccer_noantsybuff 83bienchen
Ocean doesn't count as Water Fun for Toddler waterfuntraditiongoalfix 83bienchen
Parents (Caregiver) not affected by 'Call to Meal' Call to Meal Fix LittleMsSam
Perfectionist Sims painting don't go in inventory when scratched for new Perfectionist No Canvas Destroying LittleMsSam
Restaurant Customers Never Order Dessert restauranticefix 83bienchen
Roomate blows kisses to toddler Fix For Roommate Behaviors Not Checking Valid Ages thefreshsims
Scientist: Research Machine causing breakthroughs for non-Scientist Breakthrough Fix LittleMsSam
Serenading causes romance bar with inappropriate age groups Fix For Roommate Behaviors Not Checking Valid Ages thefreshsims
Sim using umbrella inside when raining outside carryumbrellafix 83bienchen
Sims do not knit in club gathering Nifty Knitting - Autonomous knitting during Club Gatherings Mermaidlullaby
Sims keep eating spoiled food Stop Eating Spoiled Food Fix LittleMsSam
Sims never order things at bar/food stalls/cafes OrderThingsGoddamitFix TURBODRIVER
Sims no longer autonomously knit Autonomous Knitting Fix simvasion
Sims obsessivly wash hands again onlyautowashhandsafterpee 83bienchen
Teens/Kids getting stuck in phases on rotational play childhoodphasetweak 83bienchen
Toddlers can't use elevators Elevator Fix for Toddler & Pets LittleMsSam
Toddlers stretch to use Tiny Home idle animation Toddler Idle Fixes And Safer Murphy Beds thefreshsims
Toddlers stretch when using umbrella Toddlers stretch when using umbrella thefreshsims
Toddlers stretch when using umbrella noumbrellasfortoddlers 83bienchen
Toddlers Won't Show Up At Parks When Invited By Phone Invite over NPC Toddler on Park Venue Fix LittleMsSam
UnavailableClubError when editing clubs should_stop_club_errors leroidetout
Upgraded fire-proof objects catching fire a lot Fireguard Means No Fire LittleMsSam
Vampires are constantly disappearing and reappearing backwards Vampire Interactions Fixes mod simvasion
Vampires Obsessively Wash Hands onlyautowashhandsafterpee 83bienchen

Happy Gaming
Crin

Trennlinie

I don't work or have any association with EA. I give advice to the best of my knowledge and cannot be held responsible for any damage done to your computer/game.
Please only contact me via PM when asked to do so.



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