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[NEEDS INPUT] [S] Not enough trick-or-treaters on "Spooky" type holidays

by PansekshuElle

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[NEEDS INPUT] [S] Not enough trick-or-treaters on "Spooky" type holidays

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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 vampires, RGS, MFPS, KRS, LPS.
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Create a holiday with "Trick or Treating" as a tradition.
What happens when the bug occurs? At most, I have only ever seen two trick-or-treaters appear on a lot. This doesn't seem intentional, and makes it very difficult to complete the tradition on more than one sim.
What do you expect to see? More trick-or-treaters throughout the afternoon/evening.
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. This is a Seasons issue, since it's holiday related.

Hello, I looked for a specific thread on this but couldn't find one in the answers forum. As stated, it seems like there is an unintentionally low number of trick-or-treaters showing up when I create a holiday with the "Trick or Treat" tradition. I've played through my custom Halloween holiday four times, and each time I've seen exactly two trick-or-treaters show up. Would be nice if that could be increased (especially before October). And it would be very cute if parents brought their toddlers around, but at the very least we just need more kids showing up.


Also, already posted about this in the appropriate thread, but also please add the Spooky Stuff costumes to the "Wear Costumes" tradition!


Thank you

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Re: [TO TEST] [S] Not enough trick-or-treaters on "Spooky" type holida

EA Staff

Hi @PansekshuElle


Would you be willing to send your save files?  If so, instructions are here:


That would help us a lot!.



Thank you very much!

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Hey there, thanks for responding. I made a new save to test a few things, and this might help. I used the Goth family, brand new save, no mods.


I played a holiday with the Trick or Treat tradition 4 days in a row. Watched the front door like a hawk. These were the results:


Day 1: (Traditions of Decorate, Trick or Treat, Wear Costumes, and Spooky Spirit) Two Trick-or-treaters, first at ~4:30pm second at ~5pm. 

Day 2: (Trick or Treat tradition only) Seven Trick-or-treaters, first at 4:15pm, last just before 8pm. 6 of the 7 were teens. I noticed that there were a whole lot of teens, and also that Alex Goth couldn't do the trick or treat interactions despite having the tradition objective. That seemed odd. 

Day 3: (Trick or Treat and Costumes traditions) Five Trick-or-treaters, again between about 4:15pm and 7:55pm. All teens.

Day 4: (Same traditions as day 1) Zero Trick-or-Treaters.


So it might have something to do with combining it with other traditions?


I thought the fact that almost all of the Trick-or-Treaters were teens was a little odd. Might just be chance. I think there was one child on day 1, but I didn't have Alex Goth interact with them, so idk if children can't do the Trick or Treat actions with teens or if they just can't do it at all. 


Save file is here:


Hope this is helpful!


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Added this as needs input for now to see if others have this as well.

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In one test save I created a Halloween holiday with Trick or Treat and Wear Costumes, but there were absolutely no trick or treaters. I was spying at the front door all Sim day while the holiday happened.
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I agree there's hardly ever any trick or treaters. Also when there are any, 90% of then are teens. Where are all the children. I'd expect more of them over teens.
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