December 2018 - last edited December 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? 22.214.171.1240
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? All Expansion Packs All Game Packs Movie Hangout Stuff, My First Pet Stuff, Perfect Patio Stuff, Vintage Glamour Stuff
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Play a celebrity with 5 stars, and 4 quirks, and trigger the conditions for a new quirk
What happens when the bug occurs? It will add an ADDITIONAL quirk, even though there should be 4 max.
What do you expect to see? Once the sim has 4 quirks, they shouldn't get more.
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? No
So basically my 5 star sims keep getting additional celebrity quirks, even though the max should be 4.
Since this isn't easily reproducible I will tag this as Needs Input to see if anyone else has this issue.
So far there are no me toos.
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I clicked "Me Too" even though I'm not sure I'm seeing the same thing.
My Celebrities with 4 quirks enact behaviors that are associated with quirks they don't have. For example constantly playing with their phones, checking themselves in the mirror or getting the close to a celebrity buff. I don't know if this is a bug or just part of the fame/quirk system. Maybe Celebrity Sims are pushed preform these actions because that's how they get quirks.
Bit annoying, though.
If it helps, I encountered this issue after using "Quirk B Gone" to get rid of the Stan quirk. I now have a 5th quirk slot that glows red when I open the fame info tab.
Yikes that is a bug.
I got the issue too, but with my celebrity still with his 2 quirk slots. The other 2 slots (quirkslot3 and quirkslot4) are still unlocked
The issue goes like this, I think can be reproduced easily
1. I got the no-touching quirk, which appears in quirkslot1.
2. Then I got the stan quirk in quirkslot2.
3. Then I drink Quirk-B-Gone potion, to remove no-touching quirk
4. Now my celebrity has quirkslot1 empty and glowing red, stan quirk is still in quirkslot2
5. Add additional quirk with 'testingcheats on' cheat, right click the sim, then add new quirk, in my case: I add paparazzi darling
6. instead of appearing quirkslot1, for some reason the quirk appears in quirkslot3, which supposedly still unlocked!
Serious bug here, Sims team needs to check this!
This bug occurs because the removed quirk slot is still occupied by the red glow. This appears to be an oversight by the team because the glow is supposed to dissipate after a few seconds, in which case it does not.
One temporary solution I found was to save and reload your game after you remove a quirk with the potion. Upon reloading the save, the red glow will no longer be around the empty slot and will be free to take in another.
In my case I wanted to remove the no-touching quirk
With the red glow gone, is the no-touching quirk truely removed? Based on people's report, I don't think so, but I will give it a try
June - last edited June
I don't think it will truly be removed 100% of the time. The red glow unlocking 5+ slots and the quirks which leave traces after their removal appears to be two different problems.