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[XB1] [DU] Contribute knowledge on a research archive machine not fulfilling

by medleytw300

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[XB1] [DU] Contribute knowledge on a research archive machine not fulfilling

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Product: The Sims 4
Platform:Microsoft XBOX One
Which language are you playing the game in? English
How often does the bug occur? Rarely (0% - 9%)
What is your current game version number? Sims 4
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? All current expansion and stuff packs
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Knowledge Aspiration (senior scholar) task: contribute knowledge on a research archive machine.
What happens when the bug occurs? I have accomplished this task 4 or 5 times now, and have even received payment of 300 + simoleons for doing so, but I am not receiving credit, i.e. golden check mark or aspiration points for this task.
What do you expect to see? I want to be able to fully achieve this aspiration so that I can move on to my next knowledge aspiration of choice (either need brain, or master of occult)...
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? Neutral/Not Sure 

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Re: Knowledge Aspiration Not Fulfilling

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@medleytw300  There is no reason whatsoever preventing you from changing aspirations and returning to try again later.  The game allows that with no penalty.  I've also found that sometimes if you change aspirations after something like what you describe, when you come back it will be yellowed out and marked complete.  Not always, just sometimes.  I have noticed that beginning a few packs ago that many of the aspirations are really slow about giving credit.  It seems to depend on the sim too as some seem to get credit faster than others.  Also I noticed in my game sometimes the aspiration will complete on it's own and give you full credit if you've done everything else.  The one you are working on though takes time to complete as you have to finish university and get a job using your degree. 


Some aspirations will give you credit even if they are not the one you have currently assigned - like the 2nd tier one in the romantic aspiration where you have to have 3 first kisses.  For others you do have that be in the one currently assigned - like the knowledge aspiration to read 3 books.  If really differs between aspirations.


I have also read somewhere recently either here or at the main site that there is currently something going on with certain types of aspirations and it only affects certain sims.  I've got one of those and every time he does something that has a count, like the athletic milestone to exercise 10 hours, I get an LE and the counter does not increment.  No fix or workaround on that yet as far as I know. 


Edit:  Sorry I didn't notice that you were on XB1 when I replied.  I'm playing on a PC.  So you might be experiencing something a little different, but the aspiration system is the same on both as far as I know so what I have said should still be good.

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@medleytw300 I tested this on PC and didn't have an issue fulfilling this.

Treating this as XB1 issue for now but if you could test another Sim, that'd be great. There's been a few aspiration issue that only happened to certain Sims and not to others (depending on Skills, traits, occultism)

- Is your Sim some kind of occult ?
- Was this the only task you had issues with ?



Also could you post your Sims 4 version number. Current for console is 1.21. I think for console you need to use the version cheat to find out what you have. No other option.

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I am also having this problem, but on PC. I have done it several times and have received money but it doesn't count towards my aspiration. I don't have another sim to try it with, with the skills. I don't use any mods or cc. I have tried switching aspirations as well.

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What skill did you contribute? Writing is currently missing from the objective requirement list.

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