<snipped> Is there a bug with family trees that erases a Sim from history after X generations that could also affect the tombstone?
There is a separate bug report about sims disappearing from the family tree. https://answers.ea.com/t5/Bug-Reports/NEEDS-INPUT-Sims-in-Family-Tree-Disappearing/td-p/7287642
At this point, they are being treated as separate bugs. Read through the thread & see if it matches the issue you're experiencing. If so, please click the "Me Too" button on the first post and post any additional info that you think could be useful in that post.
I also have the same problem. I have 10 gravestones in total, but can no longer place three of them.
Have the same issue with a gravestone not able to pick up. Sim died of heat stroke and was an elder.
I am also having this issue. I didn't change lots just a new house on the same lot and now I can't replace my tombstones
I also had this problem, but it's temporary, although scary. It seems to happen when the sim dies while you are not playing that household.
Steps to "fix" or really to just see if it's temporary.
If #4 was true for you, then you're good and you can go back into build mode and move it around all you want. If it's still gone after step #4, no worries. Just don't save the game and exit out. This will restore you to the point you saved at #1 and you might have to take more drastic actions.
More drastic fix.
I accidentally kept the furniture when I moved the grandmother back into the current household. So the gravestones of the dog and her husband also went into the household inventory. I could drag the dog gravestone to the floor and all was well, the sim could take it into inventory and bring it to the graveyard lot. However, the gravestone of the husband disappears each time I drag it to the ground. Just poof. I even moved the household from an apartment to a house with a meadow, and it also disappeared. Is there any way to get this gravestone on the graveyard?
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Thank you @crinrict for guiding me to this thread. I did what @CharityCodes suggested and dragged the gravestone to the living room floor, then went to live mode. After a second the urn popped up and stayed, so I could take it into my sim's inventory. Thanks to both of you, now the gravestone of Marcel Blank finally found his final home next to the gravestone of his wife Sandra Taro
August - last edited a month ago by crinrict
Product: The Sims 4
Which language are you playing the game in? English
How often does the bug occur? Rarely (0% - 9%)
What is your current game version number? 126.96.36.1990
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? Cats & Dogs, City Living, Discover University, Eco Lifestyle, Get Famous, Get to Work, Get Together, Island Living, Seasons, Snowy Escape, Dine Out, Dream Home Decorator, Jungle Adventure, Outdoor Retreat, Parenthood, Realm of Magic, Spa Day, Strangerville, Backyard, Cool Kitchen, Fitness, Kids Room, Laundry Day, Movie Hangout, Nifty Knitting, Paranormal, Perfect Patio, Spooky, Tiny Living, Toddler, Vintage Glamour
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Gravestone for a child (they drown on my home lot, in Sulani if that matters), place on the lot, add to household inventory, leave there for a while and then try to place it again.
What happens when the bug occurs? I can see the gravestone in my household inventory. I have 2 other gravestones for elders working like normal, but the child's stone blinks out of existence each time I try to place it. I'm able to undo to get it back, but I can't get it to stay on my lot.
What do you expect to see? A solution to place the gravestone on my lot.
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? Neutral/Not Sure
This gravestone did live on my lot like normal shortly after the child died. I also had it in a Sims's inventory temporarily as well with no problems. I ended up redecorating my lot, so I put everything in my household inventory (using the backspace key, if that's relevant), then I haven't been able to place it since. I've also moved lots and had the same problem. I did have some CC and a couple mods installed, but since I have removed them and I'm still having this bug. Any help is greatly appreciated. Included a video of this bug as well. It doesn't matter how many times I try to place it, it just keeps disappearing.
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