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Re: Can’t manage other sims while away with another

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[WORKAROUND] Care for self not showing up

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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? 1.52.100.1020
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? Parenthood, Dine Out, Movie Hangout and all expansions packs except Island Living
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? After age up a toddler to child (or just have a child?) and leave the lot
What happens when the bug occurs? When one of my sims leaves the children at home the lightning bolt is not there so I cannot select care for self. When I get back home their bladders are almost always at 0 and their other needs are also low. This only happened after they aged up to children.
What do you expect to see? The lightning bolt so their needs get taken care of
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.

I aged up my twin toddlers into children, and ever since then when I leave the lightning bolt disappeared. It's still there for my other toddlers. I attached a picture of their icons. 

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Hi, I just wanted to say that one of the people at LittleMsSam's Discord who had this problem has figured out what's wrong!

 

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How to fix this issue on a currently bugged sim:

- Select the bugged sim (while on active lot)

- Open the cheats console (CTRL+Shift+C)

- Enter the cheat: traits.remove_trait trait_AtDaycare (and click enter)

 

this should fix the bugged sim.

 

How I found this fix:

 

Checking the sim's info on two of my sims who had this issue using the Show/Search Sim Info mod (by Itasan2) I've noticed both sims had this weird trait trait_AtDaycare listed under their Hidden Traits. I checked the tuning file of this trait and seen that for some reason all ages are specified to have it (Babies to Elders) so I figured I'll check what happens if I try to remove it, and thankfully it fixed the problem.

 

for testing purposes I also tried re-adding the trait back to my sim, and the issue re-occurred removing it again and the issue resolved itself once again.

 

How can this bug be recreated:

 

You can use the opposite cheat to add this trait to a sim and visit any other lot with a different family member, leaving the sim with this trait at home (I have no idea how/why/when it gets added to certain sims during a normal game play, though).

 

More Info:

 

In the 18th of June patch notes it was mentioned that "Toddler's needs will now always be refilled while they're at daycare" so I think it might be related to something that got changed there.. since this bug started to happen only after this patch could be that this trait_AtDaycare shouldn't have all ages specified to have it? I don't know, but hopefully this info helps to fix it and prevent it from happening again.

 

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I actually have wondered myself if this was possibly related to the Toddler Daycare Bug fix.

 


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Re: Care for self not showing up for children

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@carrotcookies Works fine for me. Did you delete the localthumbcache file after removing your mods/CC ?

Do you have the same issue in other households/saves ?

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Crin


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@crinrict I did not delete the file and did not test other saves, but I will once I get the chance, and update
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Can’t manage other sims while away with another

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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? 1.52.100.1020 (64bit)
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? get to work, seasons, get together, parenthood, Dine out, spa day, laundry day stuff, movie hangout stuff, holiday celebration pack
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Go into more than one sim household and get one sim travel to other lot and you will see that u can’t manage the other sim while away with one.
What happens when the bug occurs? when I get one sim away I can’t manage the other sim to do stuff or care for themselves. Now the bug keep happening to other sims started with one and spreading.
What do you expect to see? every time i travel with a sim I should be able to manage other sims in the household.
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

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@abeer_subaie Do you know what you did when it started ? For me it all works fine when I test on an older save.

Would you be willing to share your save ?

Happy Gaming
Crin


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@abeer_subaie and @carrotcookies : Do you also play rotationally (more than one household)? Do you have a single save or multiple saves?

 

A couple of people on LittleMsSam's Discord are also having this issue, and we're trying to figure out the exact trigger.

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@crinrict it first started when I got one of my sim to travel for a night out. First began with the child sim now with all my teen sim. For a young adult, adult and elder I can manage but teens children and toddlers don’t appear.
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@StarryMight I have multiple households like 8 and only one save file. Could that be the problem?
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@abeer_subaie wrote:
@StarryMightI have multiple households like 8 and only one save file. Could that be the problem?

That's what we're trying to figure out...thanks for the info! Standard smile

 

BTW, we don't know for sure that's what's happening, but we're speculating that...

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@abeer_subaie Would you mind uploading your save somewhere and PM me the link ?

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Crin


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