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? 184.108.40.2060
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? spa, get to work, city living, cats and dogs, seasons, get together
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Try writing a book
What happens when the bug occurs? Whenever my sim tries to write a book or resume writing a book it is impossible for them to finish the book. The action timer does not move. Even for something small like writing a poem or short story. I have tried this with multiple sims and it still has the same problem with all of them. It started after I downloaded cats and dogs and seasons.
What do you expect to see? Sim should be able to finish writing a book.
Have you installed any customization with the game, e.g. Custom Content or Mods? Never used.
Did this issue appear after a specific patch or change you made to your system? Yes
Please describe the patch or change you made. This started after I downloaded cats and dogs and seasons.
In the screenshot, you can see the action in the bottom left hand corner. The sim has been attempting to write a short story for hours but the clockwise timer bar never moves.
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Try scratching the book and starting a new one.
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Happened to me today. I use writing a lot and never saw this before, so it must have been the last patch. Sim wrote a book, took several sessions. On the last session, before it would complete, the task just ended. I restarted the task, Resume book. The task appeared for a split second and disappeared again. Tried quitting, restarting, different computers, resetting objects, sim, nothing worked. I left the book unfinished and started a new one. The new one finished fine. Resumed the other one and it aborted again. Like that one book was stuck.
I scrapped the book, it was a screenplay I believe. I'll try more, including that genre again as soon as I get the chance.
May - last edited May
Same issue here- sim goes to resume and the action displays briefly, what looks like a tense or uncomfortable moodlet shows (briefly, too), and disappears. The sim just sits there- this affected the third and fourth book my sim started. Sim is level 7 writing skill. I don't have any cc or mod.
May - last edited May
Hello all i had the same issue and i stumble on this topic keep in mind this might not work but it work for ME.
Currently my "biggest" Mod is MCCC and i did this steps
1. Save Game
2. Restart game
3. "RESET" Sim
3a. Install MCCC, Click on Sim > Sim Cheat > RESET SIM
Note 1 keep in mind that if you activate Cheats , you should be able to RESET a sim. W/O any Mod
Note 2 I just retry and it will only work once... unless i repeat the 3 steps
Note 3 It only work "sometimes" it still bugs..
Hopefully this will work for you.
<edit crin: Removed mod link as those are not allowed at AHQ. Please only name mods, don't link them>
I have the same problem. I tried scrapping the book, but that doesn't work either. In both cases, choosing the task adds it to the queue, but it disappears from the queue without moving down.
Save file here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1ogpnsz29j3qud2/save.zip?dl=0
Same problem here too!
Zero mods on my game.
My sim just picked up the Freelancer career and can't even finish the first book with the client.
I have my sim sit at her desk, I select RE
I just had this problem for the first time today. My sim stopped writing a book at about 90% completion and cant work on it again on any computer. I tried resetting the sim and the computer but no luck. I've never used mods or CC either.