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[OPEN] Appliances break very easily

by KonekoFoxglove
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[OPEN] Appliances break very easily

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Product: The Sims 4
Platform:PC
Which language are you playing the game in? Deutsch
How often does the bug occur? Every time (100%)
What is your current game version number? n/a
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? Everything but My First Pet Stuff
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Just playing a household for a couple of days
What happens when the bug occurs? Appliances break very easily since the last patch. I always have to repair about three to four appliances a sim day (regular size house, two bathrooms, a kitchen, a TV, two computers; in larger houses it can be even more). It's especially sinks and bathroom appliances that break daily.The breaking doesn't really subside even after fully upgrading the appliance.
What do you expect to see? Not so much breakage, especially not after upgrading
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? Yes
Please describe the patch or change you made. It started occuring after the recent June-patch

I've encountered this in save files I had already played with before the patch. Didn't get to play much in a new save file that was created after the patch, so I'm not sure if it is also occuring in post-patch files. Installing seasons didn't have any effect on this.

 

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Re: [TO TEST] Appliances break very easily

★★★★★ Apprentice

appliances break indeed way more often

(all games, packs, no mods)

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Re: [TO TEST] Appliances break very easily

Hero

@Tahemet @KonekoFoxglove

 

Do you see any relations to the weather ?

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Crin


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Re: [TO TEST] Appliances break very easily

★★★★★ Apprentice

indoor applicances are affected and it can happen every day, so I don't think it is weather related.

Maybe Scout related? they get badges for repairing things. so maybe they are just given opportunities.

of course it would be interesting to know if it happens in households without scouts/teens/children as well

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Re: [TO TEST] Appliances break very easily

Hero
I've seen reports over at the officials where rain can break the appliances

That said, I've always though they break really easily but this seems a new extreme.

Happy Gaming
Crin


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★★★★ Novice

I too am seeing this. In addition to electronics constantly breaking, you are unable to repair most of them. I find if I travel away from my lot to a new one then back, I can then repair the item. 

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★★★★★ Apprentice

I am still trying to detect a pattern here.

There some I can replace and some I can only repair myself (so I can't call the service)

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Re: [TO TEST] Appliances break very easily

Hero

To speed testing up a bit on this, 

 

Would you guys be willing to share your save with me ?

 

If so, could you follow instructions here: https://answers.ea.com/t5/Bug-Reports/INFORMATION-How-to-Send-User-Files-to-The-Sims-4-Team/m-p/6065... but PM the links to me first. I'll check it and then forward.

Happy Gaming
Crin


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★★★★★ Apprentice
do you still have the link I sent you some days ago or do you need a new one?
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Re: [TO TEST] Appliances break very easily

Hero
Should still have that one.

You guys said sometimes the items are not repairable at all, are those upgraded items ?

https://answers.ea.com/t5/Bug-Reports/TO-TEST-Upgraded-Stereos-can-not-be-repaired/m-p/6882861

Happy Gaming
Crin


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