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Re: Cant Build in Apartments

by mnemonic21
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[OPEN] "Not expanded to Ops" when trying to build multilevel apartments

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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? 1.47.51.1020
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? all
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Try building on multi-level apartments after bulldozing or place room from the gallery
What happens when the bug occurs? I receive an error that says not expanded to ops and cannot build or when bulldozing says the same error but loads and never stops loading
What do you expect to see? I expect to be able to build walls or rooms or even pace rooms from the gallery
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? Yes
Please describe the patch or change you made. Get Famous And The Nov 13 patch it still persists with The November 20 patch.

as stated above

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Sims 4 Build Mode "Not expanded to Ops"

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When attempting to renovate 702 ZenView and VIII Landgraab Apartments deleting an interior wall returns a "Not expanded to Ops" error, and the wall remains, then the game acts as though there is nothing there to delete. Bulldozing these lots also causes the game to hang and requires a task-manager assisted exit.

 

The penthouse apartments are unaffected, as are the rest of the apartments in San Myshuno and all other lots appear unaffected. It happens both with a sim on the lot and just in map edit mode. It seems to affect all saves however.

 

Screenshot attached of the offending error, with a testing sim on the 702 ZenView lot.

 

Is there something specific that is causing this? My game is up to date. I have tried lowering settings, repairing game files and even reinstalling the game completely, but I haven't had much success with that. I am not running any mods, my computer meets the specifications required to run the game.

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Re: Sims 4 Build Mode "Not expanded to Ops"

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I'm able to demolish but not build walls on VIII Landgraab, also receiving the same error. Putting a big hamper on my base save file renovation. Frown

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Re: Sims 4 Build Mode "Not expanded to Ops"

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Looking into this more, I'm having trouble with basically all the apartments I've tried to build. Some let me demolish, some don't. Some let me build, some don't. And some let me do either but after multiple attempt in the same exact location.w
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Re: Cant Build in Apartments

Hero
Hi @mnemonic21

in apartments only certain things can be changed. All outside walls are fixed and can't be changed so you can probably only place rooms that don't touch outside walls (unsure, never tried)

The only lot that's build-able completely is the penthouse one.

If that's not your issue, let me know.

Happy Gaming
Crin


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Re: Cant Build in Apartments

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Placing rooms in an apartment has never been a problem for me? but even if placing rooms that touch the exterior is something I can't do when I try to build walls or place anything inside the apartment the not expanded to ops error pops up?

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Re: Cant Build in Apartments

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Hero

Let me check my game then

 

I never build (can't you tell) so, not sure what's going on.

Happy Gaming
Crin


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Re: Cant Build in Apartments

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IX Landgraab was the one first saw the issue after bulldozing if you want to try that one

 

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Re: Cant Build in Apartments

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Hero

OK. Getting that error too.

I will forward this to our build specialist. She's a bit busy right now but hope she can get back to you asap

I'll change your title a bit to reflect the error

 

EDIT: Interesting enough, when I get the error, I can expand one of the other sides and then it works with the one that was giving me the error.

 

@minebe_4 @heliospore

 

Merged your post to this bug report here.

 

Does anyone get the error on single level apartments ?

Happy Gaming
Crin


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Re: Cant Build in Apartments

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Thank You! for a good minute I thought I was doing something wrong. Also, I don't receive the error on single level apartments.

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