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Re: [OPEN] Sims changing into 1st Everyday Wear when going to school/work

by alexafaie

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Re: [OPEN] Sims changing into 1st Everyday Wear when going to school/work

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I guess your sim's changing outfit to the first everyday outfit must be taking my sim's ability to change from anything else when heading to school. She went in her swimming costume one time and another time in her pyjamas. Another time she went in her scout uniform, but at least that one was ok because it makes sense to go to school in uniform since schools have school uniforms. At least here they do. So the ability to change clothes must just be like that shared one braincell meme. For this particular household them not changing clothes to the appropriate ones doesn't bother me too much because I put them in the weirdest combinations of items and clashing colours I could for each category, but it is a bit weird having a kid walk barefoot to school in what is basically her underwear because the swimming costumes weren't strange enough without mixing the vest top and knickers together.

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Re: [OPEN] Sims changing into 1st Everyday Wear when going to school/work

@alexafaie Are you playing a house or apartment ?

If you choose them to be in swimwear before going to school, then they'll stay in swimwear. That part is by design.

For PJ, there's a bug for apartments currently:

For the scout uniform: Was she in the scout uniform before going to school or did the Sim change into it to go to school.

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Clothing outfit changes are inconsistent and random

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Product: The Sims 4
Platform:Microsoft XBOX One
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? Discover University, Backyard Stuff, Seasons, Cats and Dogs, Spa Day, Laundry Day Stuff, Spooky Stuff, Toddler Stuff, Parenthood, Get to Work, Strangerville, Cool Kitchen Stuff, Movie Hangout Stuff, Dine Out, Get Famous, Outdoor Retreat, Vampires, City Living, Island Living, Fitness Stuff, Moschino Stuff, Tiny Living Stuff Pack
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Set 6 different "everyday" outfits for a sim, and set the 3rd or 4th outfit for a day. Watch as the sim ignores your choice, when going to work
What happens when the bug occurs? The sim will choose one specific outfit when going to work - and the player cannot alter this...unless the sim will miss work
What do you expect to see? I expect to see consistency when a sim has 40 different outfits, yet defaults to only one within each category.
Have you installed any customization with the game, e.g. Custom Content or Mods? On console - never used.
Did this issue appear after a specific patch or change you made to your system? No

I imagine this issue has already been reported in the past, but I want to confirm it is not marked as resolved, or forgotten.


One of the things I do when creating a sim is choosing different outfits they should wear, for different circumstances.  The categories of outfits are:  Everyday, Formal. Athletic, Sleepwear, Party, Swimwear, Hot Weather, and Cold Weather.  Within each category, 5 outfits can be chosen for that category.  On multiple gave saves, with multiple sims, I have found the game code appears to lock in one outfit, while others do change - such as after a shower.  As a test, I selected the third or fourth outfit, within the Everyday category for a specific sim.  As soon as this sim walked down the stair, to go work, he immediately changed to the very first outfit in the Everyday category.    If I try to force the sim to change clothes to one of my choosing, the game asks if I want the sim to miss work.  If a sim is meant to only have one Everyday outfit, why provide the player with a chance to choose 5?


Based on what's been documented online, a sim should randomly change their outfit and not force the player to accept how the game chooses to run.  There are a few instances (such as changing to a random Sleepwear), where things do work - but these are few.  In reality, a person won't wear the exact same clothing every day - but apparently that's normal for a sim.


The time where this actually seems to work are sadly few.  It's frustrating for a player to take the time to choose and select specific outfits, and have the game code ignore what the player actually set. 


One of the selling points I've seen for new DLC packs is the variety of new clothes which may be chosen for a sim - but when the game code forces a player to accept what a specific sim will wear, it cheapens the value of all DLC's and the overall game itself.

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Re: [OPEN] Sims changing into 1st Everyday Wear when going to school/work

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@MavandClide I’ve experienced this for as long as I’ve owned this game on console, that I thought this was just a deliberate occurrence & not a glitch.
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My sims would always change to work outfits no matter if IT was an active career or rabbit hole ones. Now, I don't know when or why they won't anymore, none of them. In fact if I go play a household that I haven't played for a while, he/she might wearing their working clothes and they change to everyday before going to work.. /Huge facepalm 21/09/202


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