June 2021 - last edited May by crinrict
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? 220.127.116.110
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? All expansion packs, all game packs except StrangeVille and Journey To Batuu, Moschino, Toddler, Vintage Glamour, Bowling Night, Movie Night, Tiny Living, Nifty Knitting, Laundry Day, Bust The Dust, Courtyard Oasis
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Leave an electronic device outside while it is raining, then after it stops raining, click on the device.
What happens when the bug occurs? You can click on the device having only option greyed out "Use", indicating "electronics do not work in rain" - you cannot choose "use" or repair the device either. It is just permanently broken.
What do you expect to see? Repairing the device or having the device autonomously fixed at least.
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
It really spoils the game especially on community lots and dance parties thrown on Ancient Ruins since you cannot renew the DJ Booth automatically spawning out of the building area. I visited some other lot a few days after the rainy weather, this time it was completely sunny but the game behaved as it had been still raining and there was not even any "repair" option.
Edit By Crinrict: Added Tag to Title.
Do any of these objects have any sort of unbreakable upgrades on them, or simply have an unbreakable stat by default? I ask because there is another bug where so-called unbreakable objects will break, and when they do they cannot be repaired. I can't help but feel that there is a connection, or that something similar is going on.
I'd definitely give it a look, because even if they were from the gallery they could still have the unbreakable trait...stat... whatever you call it lol. I know that some objects come with that trait by default, even some of the base game objects have it, and while I only have the base game I'm sure they added more objects with that trait into some of the packs.
Also, one other thing I forgot to mention in my other post. From what I've noticed in my time playing, this glitch mostly seems to affect any sort of audio equipment. So things like radios (and possibly DJ booths) are vulnerable to it, and even hot tubs can permanently break if you add the stereo upgrade along with the unbreakable upgrade. They claim this bug was fixed, so some objects may not suffer from it anymore, but it's obvious they didn't completely fix it if there are still objects breaking that can't be repaired.
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I have seen this with refrigerators and audio devices, it cannot be repaired if rain caused the malfunction. New devices, non of them had any upgrades. The sim tries to repair them but it never gets repaired.
June 2021 - last edited June 2021
@babuchas01 I am not sure but it might be another issue, because I do not even have a "repair" option, there is only a greyed out "use" in my case... :/
Today I got sure about this issue can also be seen on the objects NOT upgraded as "unbreakable". Since this feature is too buggy (electronics cannot be used in the rain) maybe it would be the best to completely remove it from the game, just a little feedback... :/
March - last edited March
Do you guys still have this issue happening without mods (Don't forget to delete the localthumbcache file after removing mods)?