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Re: [XB1] Loading Screen Advances Game Time

by SimGuruNick

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[XB1] [PS4] Loading Screen Advances Game Time

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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? Often (50% - 99%)
What is your current game version number? The top line says sp10.72 but my xbox app info says version
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? All expansion packs, all game packs, and all stuff packs that are available to console up until island living
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Play the game normally with gallery sims placed in empty houses. Play with game settings set to long life, and 28 season days and auto age unplayed and played sims. Save the game and exit. The next time you load a saved game as it loads it will advance the game time and the game time will be forward several hours from the time you saved the last game.
What happens when the bug occurs? During the initial loading screen while the game loads your current save file game time advances while the loading screen is loading. I saved my game while the game clock said 4:35 AM. I loaded up my game and after it was done loading the gane clock now says 1:48 PM and my sim is standing next to the bed still in his pajamas. We missed an entire prank day and an entire festival because of this bug and now I no longer have time to do what i was going to do before my sim has to go back to work the next day.
What do you expect to see? The game time should remain paused during each and every loading screen and only resume when the loading screen is done loading and you have full control of the screen.
Have you installed any customization with the game, e.g. Custom Content or Mods? On console - never used.
Did this issue appear after a specific patch or change you made to your system? No

Hopefully this can get fixed as my sim misses out on entire days because of this bug.

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Re: [XB1] Loading Screen Advances Game Time

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The same thing happens on PS4. I have to make sure I pause the game before I save and exit or go to manage world's otherwise it'll be hours later when the game loads the lot again.


Travelling to another lot where you can't pause can sometimes take two hours. The game takes forever to load the map, meanwhile a no mischief sim has decided to troll the forums or a parent will just have to watch TV with the kid and you can't do anything about it because you are waiting for the map to load. 

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EA Sims Team

We've had trouble reproducing this, could anyone on PS4 possibly share a save file? Thanks so much for the help!

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I would help but mine is on Xbox so you would have to get someone on with the same problem on ps4 to help. I hope you guys can find the repoduction and fix this. Its an annoying problem.

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@SimGuruNick  Here's my laggy PS4 save. The kids take forever to go to school, AI interactions are super slow, Frame Rates are Terrible and it takes forever for them to travel anywhere. I haven't played it in a really long time because after I added seasons to the save it was even worse.


I think it has Seasons, Cats and Dogs, City Living, Get to work, Jungle Adventure, Parenthood, Vampires, Dine Out, Toddler Stuff, Spooky Stuff, Cool Kitchen Stuff. Hopefully it helps.


The played family lives in Brindleton Bay on the 64x64 lot.



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