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[NEEDS INPUT] 'Freebuild' While Visiting Residential Lots, Become Inaccessible

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[NEEDS INPUT] 'Freebuild' While Visiting Residential Lots, Become Inaccessible

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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?
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? All, except ROM and Vampires
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Visit a residential lot with your sim, enter the bb.enablefreebuild cheat, go into build/buy and then leave build/buy mode
What happens when the bug occurs? You lose all accessibility to the house your sim is visiting. It closes up as if you never visited, despite the fact that your sim is still inside. You can't see anything, except the house itself when you zoom out.
What do you expect to see? I expect to be able to edit any residential lot freely without losing access to that 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. Issue started after Ecoliving/Ecoliving patch was released

It honestly doesn't matter if you edit the residential lot or not while your sim is visiting. All you have to do is, use the enablefreebuild cheat to go into build/buy mode. As soon as you exit build/buy, it causes the residential lot that your sim(s) is visiting, to become inaccessible, as if you were never invited in. Your sim will still be inside the lot even though they were never kicked out and though the inside of the house is no longer available to you. You can still hear your sim, as well as other sims while not having visible access to it. You can also make your sim go outside. However, they lose the option to knock on the door as well because the game already thinks that they have gained entry. About 3 times, this issue has happened. The first was when my sim visited a residential lot in Oasis Springs. I saw something out of place and used the freebuild cheat to correct the issue. As soon as I exited build/buy, the house my sim was visiting closed. It was as if my sim was never invited in, although, she was still inside. I couldn't see my sim or the sims she went to visit. The option to "knock on door" was also gone because she was already given access to "come in" by the sims living there. The 2nd time I had this issue, it was at another house in Oasis Springs. It was the same scenario. I fixed something out of place and I lost entry to the house. Initially, the first time this issue happened, I figured it was a fluke. The 3rd time I got this issue, my sim was visiting her friend in San Myshuno. The sim lived in one of the apartments in the Art District. The same thing happened there and by the time I remembered the issue I kept facing the last 2 times I did this, I knew I couldn't turn back. At that point, I decided to just test a theory and see if going into build/buy without placing anything down and just closing out of it, would at least allow me access to still see inside the apartment. My hopes were shattered, as I still lost the ability to have access. In order to "fix" the issue, which this isn't a fix at all, I had to basically leave the apartment lot and go to a different apartment in the area and then go back to the original apartment so I am able to knock on the door and regain access again. In the case with the houses, I had to go to any other location in that world but not in that area, to gain the ability to knock back on the door in order for the house to become "open" again. With the houses, I tried going to another lot in that same world and then going back to the original lot where I lost access and the option to knock was still unavailable.

For better clarification, say that you have a sim who went to visit a sim who lived in the old Caliente house. Once your sim loses access to the old Caliente house, visiting the house directly next door to it and then going back to the old Caliente house still made it so that you can't knock on the door. Instead, you'd have to travel to the old Landgraab house and then go back to the old Caliente house in order for the "knock on door" option to reappear. I hope that makes sense.


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