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[OPEN] Writing on computer not working properly

by LostOne20
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Re: Sim won't write book

Hero
@dkct91 This is a known issue.

I merged your post with the bug report on it.

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Crin


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Sim can't start writing a genre book

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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? 1.58.69.1010
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? Sims 4 Holiday Celebration Pack
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Click on write Genre Book, then click any of the options. Task does not even appear in task bar.
What happens when the bug occurs? Trying to use any computer to write a Genre book or the book of life will fail, as the task will never appear.
What do you expect to see? Sim should begin naming book, or at least go to the computer to try and write.
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? No

I've tried deleting everything in the Sims 4 and making a new sim, and that new sim was able to start writing a book. as soon as I put any one of my old saves back in (ONLY the save), the sims were unable to write.

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Re: [OPEN] Writing on computer not working properly

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Same here with all my sims! Can't write anything, not any genre or even a comedy show. I've tried selling the computer... Now I have this problem with the piano as well, so I can't use the piano either and selling and re-buyng doesn't work.

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Re: [OPEN] Writing on computer not working properly

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Having this problem too! After the patch, my sims can't write books anymore. They can practice writing, but when I click write book the sims make the "I can't go there" expression as if something's blocking the computer. But this happens at every computer and for every sim in my household! And ONLY for writing books!

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Re: Write A Genre Book Broken

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Also having this problem its so frustrating!!! yes you can sell and buy a new pc but for those of us not using cheats the money thing comes into play. rather than that just fix the issue EA.

Message 95 of 117 (172 Views)

Re: Write A Genre Book Broken

Hero
@muhrizzle Have you tried putting it in the household inventory and taking it back out as someone else suggested ?

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Crin


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Message 96 of 117 (153 Views)

Re: [OPEN] Writing on computer not working properly

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I have the Sims 4 PC base game only, no mods or CC. I've had it for a few months now and just noticed the writing issue. I was able to have my sims write until Thanksgiving Vacation, one sim was writing I had her stop for a bathroom break and could not resume. I was in off line mode too! It affected all my sims and save files retroactively. I even tried the fix game function. Nothing, they just can't write. They have to be a brand new sim in a new file I've never used before. (Stopped to try this just now.) Selling the computer and buying new one doesn't help. Essentially no game saved before Thanksgiving will let you write. I even tried turning the new options for computer security on and off. I'm glad I'm new to Sims 4 I can't imagine having this issue with a legacy save file! Though I've been playing Sims 1 & 2 for years. Here's hoping a fix is found. 

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My sims can’t write

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Whenever I attempt to get my sim to write, it shows up briefly as an action then disappears. They can practice writing, but are unable to actually write a book. I’ve tried uninstalling the game, tried different computers in different locations. I got a new laptop and installed sims, and it is doing the same thing in my new game. Help!

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Re: [OPEN] Writing on computer not working properly

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Adding to this thread as well. I was unable to write at all with a new sim, newly purchased computer and new lot. Putting the computer in the inventory and then taking it out again did work for me as well. I imagine it'll break again at some point but good to know that works as my sim is a writer. 

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Re: Write A Genre Book Broken

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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? Latest + Spellcaster DLC downloaded.
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? Spell Caster DLC.
Steps: It is very simple to trigger the bug, simply have your Sims in the Freelancer career with Writing select as his goal in life, and start writing a book. Once you travel with that Sim or any Sim of that household (including when they go to work or school) try to get the Sim to resume or start writing a new piece. It will not work. Make sure you have your Sim selected as a spell-caster, I am not sure if the threads of the Sim personality can trigger it but so far it happens almost every single time with me, when my Sim goal is to be a Writer. I also had that issue when my Sim aim was to become the most powerful Spellcaster (the one from the DLC).

What happens when the bug occurs? When you try to start writing or resume one, the icon for writing on the PC queued up for a bit and then immediately is cancelled by the Sim themselves. Not sure why. Sometimes it shows as a black flash-drive as well, not sure what that is but it does happen sometime.
What do you expect to see? A pop up to appeal once the Sim sits on the computer asking for the Book title, or the sim to resume writing already started book.
Have you installed any customisation with the game, e.g. Custom Content or Mods? I did, but this bugs started happening before I installed any mods...
Did this issue appear after a specific patch or change you made to your system? I am not sure about this one, I do remember there was a recent a update on the game, like a week ago or so, but this is the time when I was still learning about the game, so it could have happened after the latest patch or it could have existed before that.

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