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[NEEDS INPUT] Sims in Family Tree Disappearing

by Shanz0313
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Re: [NEEDS INPUT] Sims in Family Tree Disappearing

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Product: The Sims 4
Platform:PC
Which language are you playing the game in? English
How often does the bug occur? Every time (100%) but I've noticed it only in one family so far.
What is your current game version number? 1.61.15.1020

What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? Everything except the Digital Deluxe Upgrade
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? 

Have a Legacy Family

Have father abducted by aliens and become pregnant with twins (alien parent is Senior Pollination Technician #3)

Have twins grow up to teens (this is how far I got)

Go to Family Tree and see that one of the twins appears differently (or not at all) in Family Tree, depending on which family member you select
What happens when the bug occurs? 

One of the alien twins appears differently (or not at all) in Family Tree, depending on which family member you select
What do you expect to see?

The sim in the correct position in the family tree

Have you installed any customization with the game, e.g. Custom Content or Mods? Yes
Did this issue appear after a specific patch or change you made to your system? Neutral/Not Sure

(I haven't played this household in a while - probably since mid 2019 - and I just noticed)

 

I do not have any previous saves so I cannot verify when this issue started to happen.

I have included screenshots of how the issue looks from each family member's perspective. The sim with the issue is Cellestya Goth.

 

From my game play experience, sims receive gifts from their alien "parents" on their birthdays.

Below you can see that both twins received gifts from Senior Pollination Technician #3.

 

Senior Pollination Technician #3 gifts.PNG

 

Alexander Goth is the father of the twins.

Aliny is his wife and is only half-alien. They have a son together, Aron, who is human.

 

If I click on either of them, Cellestya is missing from the Family Tree.

 

Alexander Goth.pngAliny Goth.png

 

When I click on Aron, the twins's half-brother, the Family Tree shows Aron and Cellestya as siblings and Riley as their half-sister, which is inaccurate.

 

Aron Goth.png

 

Ryley's Familly Tree is the only accurate one, showing Senior Pollination Technician #3 and Alexander Goth as Riley and Cellestya's parents.

In Cellestya's tree, it appears that there is only one parent (unknown) for all three kids.

 

Riley Goth.pngCellestya Goth.png

 

Confusing genealogy:

 

Riley Goth - siblings.pngCellestya Goth - siblings.png

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Re: [NEEDS INPUT] Sims in Family Tree Disappearing

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Oh sh* I had to check after reading this and yes... There are sims missing from my family tree also. And it's not even that big! 

 

In the picture I linked here the highlighted sim should have a half brother (same mother) with his own family and kids. They were left to another neighbourhood (same game still, I think they were left to live in the Strangerville when the highlighted sim moved away with her husband and I moved on to play with that part of family), but they should still be seen in the family tree right?! Not even the first sim (the mother) has any trace of her son.

 

The other pic shows couple of saves, highlighted being my current save and the other from time the now missing half brother was still alive and part of family.

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Game is deleting Sims from Family Tree

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Product: The Sims 4
Platform:PC
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? 1.62.67.1020
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? Everything but Realm of Magic
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Go to a Sim's family tree.
What happens when the bug occurs? The game will randomly delete sims from my family trees. They will either be gone completely or only show a grayed out box.
What do you expect to see? The game to remember all my sims in the family trees.
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

The game will randomly delete my sims from the family trees even though I still have their graves. (And their names still show on the graves) I don't know if it's because I have too many sims or what but it's very annoying when I try to build these family lines and the game stops me.  

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@Chezzy01  That is normal as far as I know.  When a sim is culled from the game, the portrait will turn blank in the family tree.  When you release a sim to the netherworld or just don't remember to strengthen their bond using the option on the urn, they will sooner or later disappear and after a certain amount of time has passed, the ghost will get culled.  There are ways to stop it from happening both in game and using mods.

 

The in game method is to make sure you keep the ghost around by using the strengthen option on the urn.  But if you switch to another household for a while, when you come back to the household where the urn is, it is more than likely the option expired and the ghost got released.  So to absolutely save the ghost, you need to ask them to join your household.  then you can have them move out or use manage households to split the household and just leave them in another lot or not in world.  

 

Hope this helps.

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Thank you this actually sounds like something I can do to help my game. 😄

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