June 2018 - last edited December 2018 by crinrict
Product: The Sims 4
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? n/a
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? All
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Light a fireplace. It seems to happen most when the fireplace has been upgraded.
What happens when the bug occurs? Fireplaces upgraded with Fireproof are causing ceiling lights to catch fire.
What do you expect to see? A) Fireproof fireplaces not causing fires. B) Ceiling lights definitely not catching fire. What even?
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? No
I have upgraded my fireplaces with Fireproof and Autolight in several different saves. The fireproof fireplaces are causing a lot of fires, which I believe is a known bug. Planning to avoid this, I moved everything at least 3 tiles away from the fireplace. And then my ceiling lights caught fire.
ETA: I disabled or did not install autolight on the fireplaces, to avoid this occurring without my knowledge or attention. However, I had one of my sims warm herself by the fire, which was clear for 3 tiles in all directions except the wall it backed up against, and within seconds the ceiling light caught fire. This problem was occurring intermittently before Seasons went live (about 50-80% of the time), but has occurred every time I lit a fireplace in my new save for Seasons playtesting. I had to remove all fireplaces and replace them with a thermostat.
January 2017 - last edited February 2017 by crinrict
Could you elaborate how the fire started? Did those items self-combust? Also, listing out where your sim lives and what lot traits it has is helpful.
I've heard of ceiling lights catching fire before.
Are you using any mods/cc in your game ?
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My sims lives in Windenburg and my sims was writing while the items just caught on fire. The lot has no negative traits, it has Chefs kitchen, natural light and home studio.
P.s I use some cc, but it's only a hair and a pair of pants
January 2017 - last edited January 2017
I will try to run the game without my cc, but there are no other sims in the household so there wouldn't be any sims rays. Thanks for the help!