January 2020 - last edited January 2020 by crinrict
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? 188.8.131.520
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? Everything except the last four most recent stuff packs.
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Burgliate items from public lot then exit game to main menu without saving. The item will still appear in the family inventory after loading the most recent save file.
What happens when the bug occurs? The item appears in the family inventory even after loading the most recent save file without saving.
What do you expect to see? The burgliate item should not appear upon loading the most recent save file without saving.
Have you installed any customization with the game, e.g. Custom Content or Mods? Never used.
Did this issue appear after a specific patch or change you made to your system? Neutral/Not Sure
I've only tried to load the most recent save file after burgliate items from public lots, might also work upon loading any save file after quitting the game to main menu after burgliate. This potentially can be exploited to steal items without any repercussion by loading save file after exiting to main menu.
Okay I just found out that the bug is actually related with family inventory and loading different save file rather than the burgliate interaction. It seems that if you add or remove anything from the family inventory then load a different save file without saving, the items in the family inventory after loading a save file will be whatever you have on the previous game session before you exit to main menu rather than reflecting what you actually have in the family inventory with the loaded save file. Reloading the game again fix the issue however.