June 2020 - last edited June 2020
Product: The Sims 4
Which language are you playing the game in? English
How often does the bug occur? Often (50% - 99%)
What is your current game version number? 18.104.22.1680
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? All
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Place roof or ground solar panels or wind turbines. Wait until daytime.
What happens when the bug occurs? On most days power generation will be NEGATIVE even on sunny days and with absolutely NO powered devices on the lot.
What do you expect to see? Power generating devices actually generate power.
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. ECO Living.
I have a lot with NO powered devices. Candles for all lighting. I have SIX roof solar panels and one ground wind turbine and get a constant -4.93 power generation after 10am on sunny days in summer.
This was the last component of ECO Living that made the pack useful. Now that this is broken also, the expansion is (almost) completely useless. I suppose the clothing and new furniture works, is this a Stuff pack?
This makes off-the-grid living completely worthless. With no way to generate power and somehow getting a NEGATIVE power usage even with no powered devices, there's no point. NAPs are broken. ECO footprint is broken. Power generation is broken. Fabricator is broken. Juicer is broken. Wall planters are (kinda) broken.
At least with the new billing system broken also, non off-the-grid lots are cheaper at a constant $300, which offsets the higher bills from the power usage being broken. Geez...