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[NEEDS INPUT] Broken/off lot appliance causes bill for off-lot

by MaiaMadness
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[NEEDS INPUT] Broken/off lot appliance causes bill for off-lot

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Product: The Sims 4
Platform:PC
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? 1.63.134.1020
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? All of them.
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Have a sim live on an off the grid lot. Check the bills. See that the sim is being charged for electricity despite having no appliances and no wind turbines or solar panels.
What happens when the bug occurs? My sim has to pay higher bills as if they were using electricity when they are not.
What do you expect to see? No electricity bill on off the grid lot.
Have you installed any customization with the game, e.g. Custom Content or Mods? Yes
Did this issue appear after a specific patch or change you made to your system? Yes
Please describe the patch or change you made. Installing eco lifestyle.

I moved my sim into the off the grid lot in Port Promise. All that’s on the lot is a small structure that looks like a shipping container, a bed, some fabricated furniture, self-made candles, plants, a dumpster, sue collector, and off the grid toilet and shower. I have no solar panels, wind turbines, or electrical appliances, yet when I click “show bills information” it tells me I’m using power. For the first week or so, when my sim had basically nothing and was sleeping on a beach towel, bills acted like i expected them to, but then power use started rising.

 

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@MaiaMadness Could this be the same issue as this: https://answers.ea.com/t5/Bug-Reports/NEEDS-INPUT-ECO-Off-grid-fridges-drain-power-can-t-turn-off/td... ?

I assume you do have a off-grid fridge ?

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Crin


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@MaiaMadnessCould this be the same issue as this: https://answers.ea.com/t5/Bug-Reports/NEEDS-INPUT-ECO-Off-grid-fridges-drain-power-can-t-turn-off/td... ?

I assume you do have a off-grid fridge ?

I only have a chillville portable cooler, no actual fridge, but I didn’t even have that at first and it was already saying I was using power. Power consumption keeps going up. I built a Wind turbine to try and off-set it, but so far it’s not doing much.

People have been bringing broken appliances to the community space, though. A crisponix budget Dee-lux fridge was placed slightly outside so it’s accessible from my lot as well. I’ll try debug-destroying it and see if that helps.

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Okay, so, destroying that fridge immediately put my rate of change in the green and I’m no longer haemorrhaging power.

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@MaiaMadness Is that fridge labelled for off-grid ? Probably not ?

Guess the problem was that it overlapped with your lot them

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@crinrict No, it’s not marked for off the grid. But what should then happen is that it’s not usable, not that it siphons power from a lot that isn’t connected to the power grid. It also shouldn’t exist on my lot when someone dropped it off at the community space.
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@MaiaMadness No it shouldn't.

Just means it's a different issue than the other :D

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Crin


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