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Re: Sims 4 Discover University Housing Issues with Roommates

by mightymaite007

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[OPEN] [DU] Troubles getting/keeping roommates

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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? All of them.
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Have a roommate.
What happens when the bug occurs? I have a roommate who keeps complaining that she has needs that aren’t being met but she has a bed. Theres a whole kitchen and two bathrooms in the house. Then a few hours later she says shes leaving. I got up to her immediately and ask her to be my roommate again and she says yes every time then 24 hours later the same thing happens. At first she acted like she couldn’t use the bathroom or sleep in her own bed that was assigned to her. I restarted the game and shes fine and can use every thing but she still gets upset for not reason and leaves all the time. I’ve tried mods on and off including script mods. Nothing. I tried restarting and reloading. Nothing. I don’t know what the problem is and I just hope you can fix it. If not can you please fix it in the next patch because its so annoying. I can’t have roommates until it gets fixed because they leave after a day.
What do you expect to see? It to work properly like it should.
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? Yes
Please describe the patch or change you made. It came with the University pack.

My sims can’t have roommates because they all always leave after 24 sim hours due to needs not being met but I have everything they need in the house.

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Sims 4 Discover University Housing Issues with Roommates

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Hello Everyone!


I am looking for some feedback/help. 


I am currently playing the newest expansion pack and instead of living in one of the dorms, I am living off campus within the college world. I placed an ad for roommates and when I accept them, almost all of them will leave in less than 24 hours because they are having issues with finding a bed or being able to sleep in one? None of them are blocked, and I don't seem to have issues with the set up and I can even see the roommates names over the beds when hovering the bed, but then they end up leaving? It's super frustrating as I keep having to find new roommates to replace them this a bug? Anyone having the same issues?


Hope what I wrote makes sense? lol


Thanks everyone and happy simming!

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Hello! I'm having a similar issue. My roomies were doing just fine since the pack was released, and then today (2 days later) something changed and now they won't take care of themselves. One of them complains of not having a bed, not having a toilet, etc. I'm hoping it's just a bug that will be patched soon. Might just have to kick them out and wait. 

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Phew, thank you! I thought I was the only one dealing with it as I couldn't even find a post regarding this! Hopefully soon they will fix it Standard smile

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Re: [NEEDS INPUT] [DU] Roommates complain and leave after 24 hours

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@amywatt27 Is this on or off campus (I believe the roommates work in every world, right ?)


Also to be sure that tests are legit, could you also remove all your mods and test a fresh save that never saw any mods to see if you have the same issue ?

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I am as well. I have a townhouse, my family lives on one side, the rommates on the other. I keep getting complaints that needs aren't being met, despite having tvs, enough beds, a functioning kitchen etc. They keep moving out or just... not sleeping in their beds or showering and then complaining at me. It's getting irritating.

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Having the same exact issue here. I've been through 4 roommates at this point. Have a bed for them. Have a bathroom. Fully functional kitchen. Even have luxuries that maybe they just want (ie: bookshelf, computer, tv). I don't ever play with mods, they make my game run iffy. So this is a clean save. Not sure where to go from here. I hope there's a patch to fix this very soon. My poor broke sim needs that extra rent income. 



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@amywatt27 @SisterhoodOfYAYA I have a home (duplex) with 4 sims (one is a toddler and... oh, my!), 2 dogs, 1 butler, and 3 roomies. Getting the roomies added was a wonky process at points, but I finally got them added.

One of them kept accepting but leaving. I also had some issues with a roommate that I kicked out and I think she got cached in as it took a while and several things I troubleshot - plus leaving and re-entering the game, re-assigning her bed to another roommate, etc., to finally get the option open to advertise for a roommate again - then to have them actually move in.

I also had a few times where each of the other roommates accepted to move in but did not come back. I actually moved out my dogs at one point and did not add the butler until the end - until I had the dogs back in and everyone was staying.


Something else to watch for is that when you add a new roomie sometimes one or more of the others' bed assignments shifted for me. You may want to always make sure that everyone is still assigned a bed after anything that may change this (adding any household members, butler, pets, etc.)


I am not sure of this since I was trying so many things, but I think I also had final success when each roomie was asked by a different household member, even though none of them are in the same room with a household member.


Also, make sure there enough room in the room for them to add a few tabletop things and maybe a floor lamp, as they will want to add a thing or three to their area. Not sure if it causes them an issue if they cannot do this successfully.

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I have the same problem! Tongue out

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I have a similar problem. I built  an on campus house made it for Birtcheaster and have enough beds but the game did not assign me any roommates. So I thought maybe I need to find some but that was not an option. I was under the impression that roommates were assigned to campus housing. 

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