August 2019 - last edited August 2019 by crinrict
Product: The Sims 4
Which language are you playing the game in? English
How often does the bug occur? Rarely (0% - 9%)
What is your current game version number? 188.8.131.520
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? ALL of them. When this screen shot was posted, I did not yet have Moschino stuff. (Screenshot taken August 12th)
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? 1. Put musical instrument in mermaid Sims inventory. 2. Have mermaid Sim swim. 3. Have mermaid Sim practice instrument or try to play instrument. 4. Try to use bb.moveobjects on to retrieve guitar (I did, and I couldn't!)
What happens when the bug occurs? See screenshot - musical instrument is dropped in ocean.
What do you expect to see? Mermaid Sim either keeps instrument in inventory or drops instrument on land before entering the water. (Possibly with a message: Getting this instrument wet might ruin it!) Also, I expect to be able to find my game version number in Origin, not just by running the game.
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? Yes
Please describe the patch or change you made. Installed Island Living.
As you can see, the mermaid Sim dropped her guitar in the ocean. Guess she didn't want to play it - in no uncertain terms!
My mermaid sim tried to swim with her guitar and now it's in the middle of the ocean, floating on the surface like the guitar is Jesus Christ himself. My sim can't retrieve it, and it's outside of the lot, so I can't retrieve it either. I've already tried setashead.
Any suggestions on how to retrieve or just get rid of this thing?
Have you tried to reset the guitar itself?
July 2019 - last edited July 2019
@GasolineCrea(side note ive never attached an image before so sorry if i messed it up)
Your picture perfectly illustrates the issue.
Any chance of your Mermaid swimming near the guitar and command her to 'put in inventory'?
There honestly isnt even a put in inventory button. I don't know why
I tried to have her play it so she'd pick it up but she can't reach it so I don't think I could put it away even if the button was there
If @dcj504's option doesn't work, you can also try to move your foundation out over the guitar with moveobjects off. I had an object get stuck partially under the stilted foundation while I was building with moveobjects on and couldn't get it out again, and turning the cheat off and extending the foundation over it deleted the item. You'll have to rebuy it of course, but at least it won't be weirdly stuck there.
I did try to put it back in her inventory, but alas, it did not work. She ignored the command. When I watched closely, there was a routing failure.
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