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[NEEDS INPUT] Depth of field visual differences on owned/unowned lots

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[NEEDS INPUT] Depth of field visual differences on owned/unowned lots

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Product: The Sims 4
Platform:Mac
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? 1.61.15.1220
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? All up to and including SP16 Tiny Living.
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Click on an unowned lot to build on it. When it has loaded look in the distance, the surrounding world items and background are clear and the sky has detail. Click on an owned lot with a sim present. When it has loaded look in the distance. The surrounding world items and background are hazy and blurry with less detail.
What happens when the bug occurs? Depth of field visuals are not consistent when a lot is owned/unowned.
What do you expect to see? Consistent depth of field visuals whether the lot is occupied or not.
Have you installed any customization with the game, e.g. Custom Content or Mods? Not now. I've removed them.
Did this issue appear after a specific patch or change you made to your system? Neutral/Not Sure 

Initially this seemed to be linked to the Post Processing effects option in the game options. But enabling/disabling that option doesn't seem to make much difference. On further testing it seems to be linked to whether the lot is occupied or not (PP = Post Processing effects):

 

PP enabled.png

 

PP enabled sim on lot.png

 

PP disabled.png

 

PP disabled sim on lot.png


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Re: [NEEDS INPUT] Distance Blur Broken

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I have done further testing for details and this is what I saw: 
(I'm on an iMac, Catalina, no mods or cc, all packs.) 

 

At these settings with PP (Post Processing) on, I see:

 

Screen_Shot_2020-03-10_at_7.24.39_PM.png

 

Sim on lot, PP enabled, build mode
Sim on lot PP enabled build mode.jpg

Sim on lot, PP enabled, live mode:
Sim on lot PP enabled live mode.jpg

 

Unowned lot, PP enabled:
Unowned lot PP enabled.jpg

At these settings with PP (Post Processing) off, I see:
Screen Shot 2020-03-11 at 12.42.25 PM.png

Sim on lot, PP disabled, build mode:
Sim on lot PP disabled build mode.jpg

 

Sim on lot, PP disabled, live mode:

Sim on lot PP disabled live mode.jpg


Unowned lot, PP disabled:
Unowned lot PP disabled.jpg


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Re: [NEEDS INPUT] Distance Blur Broken

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I have tried this also. 2019 16" MacBook Pro with AMD Radeon 5500 GPU

 

PP On - Sim on lot 

 

 

PP Off - Sim on lot 

 

The game just crashes before I can get the picture, same thing when trying to visit an empty lot to repeat the exercise. 

 

I hope that helps? 

 

 

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@ldthomson Keep in mind when you build a lot a sim owns the weather layer is active, so if its party cloudy it will be blurry if the weather is transferring from partly cloud to mostly cloudy to rain or thunderstorms.
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Thanks Standard smile

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@Sid1701d9 I'm not sure I understand? I don't have seasons installed in my game at the moment..
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@Bluebellflora I noticed that if you look through a window the background / view gets clearer.
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