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Re: Sims cast weird shadows

by Georgiapeach8

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Re: [Mac] Sims cast weird shadows

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I don't know if this has to do with the shadows, but sometimes the whole lightning acts a bit weird. It was raining in San Myshuno and suddenly the puddles appeared much brighter, even though I moved the camera only a bit. (See screenshots.) Shouldn't there be some sort of transition? Nothing game-breaking of course, but posting just in case.

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Re: [Mac] Sims cast weird shadows

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Have the same "shadow Issue".


Here are my computer specs.


Mojave version 10.14.1

iMac 27" late 2012

Processor 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7

Memory 24 GB 1600 MHz DOR3

Graphics NVIDA GeForce GTX 680M 2048 MB


 Own current entire run of Sims 4.

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Re: [Mac] Sims cast weird shadows

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My specs:


Model: Macbook Pro (13 inch, 2017)
Operating System: macOS Mojave 10.14.1
Processor: 3.1 GHz Intel Core i5
Memory: 8 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3
Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650 1536 MB


I have all packs installed except for Bowling Night Stuff, Fitness Stuff, My First Pet Stuff, and Get Famous.


Also, I don't know if this helps, but I've been playing with a Sim and her cat in an apartment in San Myshuno, and when she leaves to go to work I think she has been leaving behind a shadow in front of the elevator that's a sort of fuzzy black circular spot as well as that shadow bar.

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Re: Sims cast weird shadows

Added this to the Mac section.

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Re: Sims cast weird shadows

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I believe I got these before Get Famous; closer to when the new patch came out.

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Re: Sims cast weird shadows

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Yes, I also think the patch caused them.

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Re: Sims cast weird shadows

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Your picture shows the bar shadow effect perfectly. Indoors only, pets and people. Happens with no Mods in the game.
I just recently updated for the first time since before Seasons came out, so I got all the patches from June till now all at once. I have all expansions except Get Famous, all game packs except Vampires and Jungle Adventure and all but a handful of stuff packs.


I'm on an iMac running El Capitan (Retina 5K, late 2015)

3.3 GHz Intel Core i5


AMD Radeon R9 M395 2048 MB


I run my video settings all on High or Very High and would REALLY prefer not to do laptop mode. Thanks for the attention to this problem. Standard smile

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Re: Sims cast weird shadows

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I noticed it on my pets first and it must have been before Get Famous. But I think it was before the latest patch (the one with terrain tool), more likely the one prior to that. 

No CC/mods. I also play on an iMac. 

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Re: Sims cast weird shadows

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Hello! I have the same issue with my game! I never used cc or mods Devil
This bug clearly showed up after an update.

This are my mac spec:
MacBook Pro (15 inch, mid 2012)
macOs Sierra 10.12.6

processor 2,6 GHz Intel Core i7
8gb ram 1600MHz DDR3

NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024 MB


My game version is:

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Re: Sims cast weird shadows

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I've got this too and believe it started after an update. I don't have Get Famous.

My specs:


OS: Mojave 10.14

Processor: 3.5 GHz Intel Core i5

Memory: 32 GB

Graphics: Radeon Pro 575 4096 MB

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