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[WORKAROUND] Sims Showing as off-lot while at home

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[WORKAROUND] Sims Showing as off-lot while at home

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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? 1.47.49.1020
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? Get Famous, Seasons, Cats and Dogs, City Living, Get Together, Get to Work, Dine Out, Spa Day, Outdoor Retreat, Backyard Stuff, Romantic Garden Stuff, Movie Hangout Stuff, Cool Kitchen Stuff, Perfect Patio Stuff
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? N/A/unsure. My only hunch is that it may be relevant to a sim in the acting career not being around to fulfill a job when time passes playing with a separate family and their audition/work day is passed.
What happens when the bug occurs? When I load up my family living in the Del Sol Valley starter home (unsure if relevant but worth mentioning) it treats it as if nobody is home at all when they are all technically "home". Nobody is visible in the house and when I try to click on their grayed-out portraits, it allows me to ask them to do tasks such as care for selves, work on skills, etc as if I was using one active sim away from home and the rest were at their home lot.I tried resetting sims, no luck. I tried the sims.summon_sim_to_zone cheat as well to no avail.I took a sim from a different family that is not experiencing this glitch (so far it appears to only be this family but I can't be certain) and had him visit the lot. When he knocked on the door, it showed everyone inside and he was able to perfectly interact with them. I then right-clicked one of the families with cheats enabled to edit in create-a-sim, something I learned in the past would then transport me into using the family of the sim clicked on if they were not my active family, and once I hit "accept" after entering create-a-sim, I was transported to using this family and once again, the same glitch was occurring. Everyone was simultaneously "home" and not home.
What do you expect to see? My family should be in their home when the game is booted up and the game regards them as being home.
Have you installed any customization with the game, e.g. Custom Content or Mods? Yes
Did this issue appear after a specific patch or change you made to your system? Yes
Please describe the patch or change you made. Updated to recent patch that came out with Get Famous.

In the attached screenshot, you can see the sim that I brought into their home in an attempt to get them "un-stuck" is bottom left from the purple couch. If I let the game play, he still interacts with their home and is present but they're nowhere to be seen.

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Re: [OPEN] Sims Showing as off-lot while at home

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Hero

I've tested a few save from this thread now and come to different results so there might be more going on.

 

From the three saves I tested, these are my results:

 

  • 1 save had indeed a Sim from a different household still at the doctor career. The save was also throwing an LE on whatever lot I loaded. Sending that Sim home fixed the issue. Just waiting until the evening, I got a message that said Sim is going home and then reloading the lot also fixed it. That was Save of @Zoebuggie 
  • 2 saves had Sims in active careers being at home while showing still at work. Only way I found for them to come out of work was to quit the job and re-join. That also seems to have fixed the issue for all affected families. @mtmtharden @lizzyrice2 

What you need to do seems to go through all your played Sims that are in active careers and check what they're status is.

 

Good spot on this @Sid1701d9.. It does def. seem related to active careers but it looks like it can happen in more ways then just switching while on an active lot.

 

If anyone wants to PM me their save for further investigation if there's more to this, feel free to do so.

 

Still curious what happening for @Rouenpucelle who said no active careers for them.

Happy Gaming
Crin


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Re: Sims Showing as off-lot while at home

Hero

Since you stated that you're using mods, have you tested this without mods ?

 

If you did, can you try moving the family out and back in ?

Happy Gaming
Crin


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Hi, I hadn't tested without mods prior, but I have now and that did not solve the problem. I then moved them out and back in, and that also did not work. 

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I'm not going to hit "me too" until I've done some more investigating, but i have a very similar bug. My sim came home from work per the norm, but his greyed out "at work" picture never changed. He was visible, managable, and acting normal, but the game thought he was at work. :/ No mods or cc except the CAS aging bug fix. No GF but I did patch. 

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Hero

This one could be related to the other issue you posted in @lakewoodfarm but I'm unsure at this point as for @Zoebuggie it doesn't show them at work and they are not actually on the lot.

 

 

Would you be willing to share your save with me @Zoebuggie ?

 

If so, please upload it to dropbox, googledrive or onedrive and PM me the link.

 

Happy Gaming
Crin


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I would be comfortable with this, however I'm not sure admittedly how to check which save is the one related to the one with the problem! I assume it's my most recent?

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Hero
You can find instructions for that here: https://answers.ea.com/t5/Bug-Reports/INFORMATION-How-does-this-forum-work/m-p/4568799#M69068

If you played that game last, it's also the one with the newest modified date, yes.

Happy Gaming
Crin


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File has been sent. In addition, it turns out this is not the only family with this issue, but I can't pinpoint a specific reason the other family shares this issue. 

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Hero
Thank you. I'll jump on it as soon as I find the time.

Bit back-logged with everything :D

Happy Gaming
Crin


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Re: Sims Showing as off-lot while at home

Hero

So I was curious about this issue so I did some testing.

 

Now, problem is, I don't know if mods caused this kind of corruption in the first place. It's possible that even removing the mods didn't fixe it (+ I still had stuff being removed when loading so it seems you didn't remove everything ?)

 

Anyways, Could you remove all your mods/cc then try the following steps (I believe all of them need to be done)

 

  1. Load your game
  2. From the Map view, click on the lot and then on the three dots in the lower right corner and choose evict household
  3. Still from Map view, make sure lot is still selected and then go to build mode from the map
  4. Save the lot to the library, then bulldoze
  5. Go back to manage household and place them on the lot again
  6. Load the lot. They should be back
  7. Go to build mode and replace the house with the copy from your library.

Another remark: You currently have more households in my households than your settings allow. Try either marking some as other household

 

Hope this works too.

 

Once you're done, you can start adding cc back. If you don't want to redo your lot, try if these steps works without removing the cc (do remove the mods) but if it doesn't, a cc could be the cause.

Happy Gaming
Crin


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