February 2019 - last edited February 2019
Giving this a "Me Too." I've had this since day 1 of playing the game and have always just shrugged it off as a glitch. When it happens to me, it's usually when I assign a task. They begin walking toward the task, then teleport back to where they were a minute ago, and then teleport back to the task (such as picking up a plate), and then carry on as usual. Never thought much of it, but if it's something that has the possibility of getting fixed, that would be awesome.
I've also repaired/re-installed/cleared cache files many times since this issue originally surfaced, so all of that's taken care of and the issue persists.
Have you tried right-clicking on the game and hitting repair game as well ?
It was fixed for a while and now it's doing it again.
I've never noticed this happen until lately and ironically, after I removed all my mods, to do some no-cc builds for the gallery (I pull my mods completely so I don't inadvertantly leave a lot trait or something that cause it to be marked with CC when I upload it.) After I pull or replace my mods, I delete my localthumbcache.package. I also repaired my game after the last two patches.
I first noticed it happening while I was playtesting a retail store build I'm about to upload. It gets really crowded, and my sim often teleports from one side of the room to another, instead of trying to walk through crowds. I figured it was just a pathing issue, but then realized later that it was also happening in his home when he was alone, or when he was out on a date or at a festival. I also placed my shop in a whole new save file, with a different sim running it to see how it placed, and to tweak the things that shifted or disappeared... and she's teleporting around too. Usually only a few steps worth of space, and sometimes back and forth from where they started to where they're going and back again. I've seen townie sims doing it in parks as well.
I play on an iMac with Ultra graphics settings, I have all expansions and game packs except Vampires and Strangerville, and all stuff packs except Toddlers and Kids stuff.
This still happens until now, I don't know how to take a video in the Sims 4. But if I can video this issue, I'll post it here.
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