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Re: [NEEDS INPUT] [S] Outdoor plants marked as sheltered unter roof

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[NEEDS INPUT] [S] Outdoor plants marked as sheltered unter roof

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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? Discover University, Island Living, Get Famous, Seasons, Cats and Dogs, City Living, Get Together, Get to work, Realm of Magic, StrangerVille, Jungle Adventure, Parenthood, Vampire, Spa Day, Vintage Glamour Stuff, Perfect Patio Stuff, Outdoor Retreat, Cool Kitchen Stuff, Spooky Stuff
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Plant something outdoors directly next to the house so it's sort of under a bit of roof, respectively have a planter indoors and try to plant something when it's freezing cold outside.
What happens when the bug occurs? A plant outside will be marked as sheltered because of the roof, respectively an indoor plant can't be planted because it's too cold outside
What do you expect to see? Outdoor plants not being marked as sheltered just because of a bit of roof/being able to plant indoors regardless of weather.
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 

It's an odd thing I found upon gardening:


Plants under a square of roof will get marked as 'sheltered' even though they'd be all means be exposed to the weather etc, and indoor planters won't let me plant anything if it is too cold outside.

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Re: [NEEDS INPUT] [S] Outdoor plants marked as sheltered unter roof

@MeltingPenguins There's a thread here for the too cold message:

Keeping this to the sheltered issue

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Re: [NEEDS INPUT] [S] Outdoor plants marked as sheltered unter roof

Game Changer

Though it may not seem logical I believe the "sheltered" status is by design.
This has been the in place since gardening was overhauled in the patch before Seasons was released.
IMO I see this as a positive exploit to allow plants to be grown and harvested year round regardless of the season.

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I think is by desing, And anyway, I have plants outdoors but under a roof in real life and you have to care for them as they where indoors. They don't get watered by rain and the temperature indoors/outdoors isn't really that different. Indoors plant can also get bugs if you are not careful.


I mean, If the game alows you to keep summer plants indoors without a true heating/insulating system, or without proper sunlight. Then you should't be able to cultivate summer plants all year round regardless of walls. It's equally fantastic.

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