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[NEEDS INPUT] [S] Missing scout manual/trophies

by Shadowb170

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[NEEDS INPUT] [S] Missing scout manual/trophies

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Product: The Sims 4
Which language are you playing the game in? English
How often does the bug occur? Occasionally (10% - 49%)
What is your current game version number? n/a
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? dogs and cats, get to work, seasons, vampires
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Earn first scout badge on a retail lot your parents own
What happens when the bug occurs? No scout guide appears in child's inventory. Question: Is there another way to get the scout guide?
What do you expect to see? A scout guide
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

First day using Sims 4 seasons. Got my kid to get the first scout badge on a retail lot. It said I got a Scout guide book or manual.  No book in family inventory, on ground, or in child's inventory.



Question: Is there a secondary way to get the book?  How necessary is the book, should I load an older save file for it?  Is this a bug or something else?

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I had to go to kids section in build/buy to get it. That was after I got the message my Sim earned it. I don't think the trophies appeared either.

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Re: [TO TEST] [S] Missing scout manual

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It's not in the inventory but in every bookshelf after you reached the first level of the career. 

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You're right about the trophies. They're not showing up. That can't be right. 

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EA Staff

Hi everyone,


Have you checked the family inventory for the manual and trophies?  are they purchasable in the build/buy mode?



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★★★ Guide

I added a 'me too' as I had the same thing happen, no manual or trophy, and I did look in my family inventory. I did see the option to buy the scout manual so I did, but by the time I noticed it, my sims had reached the top of the 'career' so I'm not sure if it's meant to do anything. Standard smile


Best regards,


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Tagging this as unsure for now cause with this many reports, it seems an issue. Just don't know if it's by design or something going on.

Happy Gaming


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Re: [UNSURE] [S] Missing scout manual/trophies

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I never get the trophies or the books... But the book is buyable. I'm not sure about the throphy though. If the notification says that I get something for a career then I would except to find it in one of the inventories just like with adult careers.

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I was able to buy the manual in buy mode.  I checked al inventories and it was not there.  I have not seen a trophy. 

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I had to buy the manual and the bronze trophy that my child Sim just earned in Build/Buy. I checked the family inventory and every bookshelf on the lot. No scouting manual or trophy.

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