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[OPEN] [V] Vampires not protected from sunlight by umbrellas

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[OPEN] [V] Vampires not protected from sunlight by umbrellas

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Product: The Sims 4
Platform:PC
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? 1.48.90.1020
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? All
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Send a vampire that owns an umbrella to perform an interaction outside when it is daytime and sunny.
What happens when the bug occurs? Though the vampire takes out the umbrella, they aren't protected from burning until the interaction they intended to perform is completed.
What do you expect to see? Vampires should be protected from sunlight when using umbrellas.
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? Neutral/Not Sure 

Vampires are protected from sunlight if user-directed to open umbrellas, but are not protected when they autonomously open umbrellas while walking outside during daytime. This seems to happen specifically when they're told to do an interaction, like go here, talk with someone outside, examine a plant, etc. The vampire will open the umbrella, but will still be burning as they walk towards whatever they're trying to interact with. Only when the interaction is completed is the sunlight exposure buff removed. 

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I have mostly similar problem.  I'll see the vampire take out the umbrella.  But it won't actually be blocking the sun until you walk briefly or initiate another action.

 

It should be simple, umbrella out, blocks sun everytime.

 

Another problem, if a vampire gets home from work.  They will just stand outside in the sun and die instead of going inside, or at least taking out umbrella.  Now if you take control of them and walk an inch, they will take out umbrella.  But if they get home from work, they just stand there. 

 

I have autonomy set so if you don't have control of a character they take control of themselves, yet for vampires in this instance they just stand there after work.  Seems like autonomy is locked until u take control of them briefly, then they finally start doing things themselves.

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Re: Vampires not protected from sunlight by umbrellas

Hero

@Gooseyness You might wanna post/me too this: https://answers.ea.com/t5/Bug-Reports/OPEN-V-NPC-Vampires-stay-out-in-the-sun-too-long/td-p/5851121

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Crin


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Will do, thanks friend!
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Hero
Added as needs input to get more voices on this.

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Crin


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How do you get the umbrella for your vampire?
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@celiar58 If you have Seasons, then you can buy an umbrella rack and then click on it while your vampire is the active sim and tell them to take an umbrella. Then you will get to choose which colour umbrella you want them to have. Your sim should then automatically use the umbrella when going outside. 

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Hero
As a few vampire sun/umbrella issues are on the patch notes, I'm wondering:

Is anyone still seing this issue ?

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Crin


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