Product: The Sims 4
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? 1.90.375.1020
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? everything except highschool, modern weddings, luxury party and several kits
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? look at the number of days a sim - who was in game at the time of the last big update - has remaining until their next age up.
What happens when the bug occurs? sims have extra days added to their current life stage. unclear if the extra days are added to their next life stage after they age up.
What do you expect to see? sims to have a "normal" number of days remaining until their next life stage - i.e. teens should have 14 days or less
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. Happened after the curved walls update
After the last big update - the one that added curved walls - i went into my game and saw that all of my sims had their current life stages extended. For example, my teen who had like 10 days left until young adult, now has 20 days until young adult (which is odd given the typical life stage length for teens is 14 days). I play on normal life span. I did create a new save file after the update because i didn't want all my elders to die with the issue they were fixing and the new save file seems fine. I have not played with my usual save file since the update. The update released on Aug 2 did not fix this. i have some very limited cc and no mods. my cc was deactivated when the update was installed. I've attached a screen shot showing me hovering on my teen sims bar and it says 18 days until age up.
The lot i'm checking has never had cc used on it and i removed my cc and it still shows as 18 days.
August - last edited August
I did some testing. This is nothing official though and I'm unable to test baby and toddlers, nor do I know the new average for elders. Someone with access to the tuning files probably knows more. I currently don't have time to check on that
I tested like this:
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Was this listed in the patch notes? If a change like this was made, I would have assumed it would be listed somewhere more official. Since I thought this was a bug and only found out it wasn't when I ended up here.
What about elders? I think they had 6 days before death before on short but it might have been less. I really can't remember. What is it now?
There are several things that influence elders such as fitness and completing certain aspirations so an accurate number of days can not be given.
@SimGuruNick Do you know why they changed normal and didn't keep short and long proportional to what they were before? In the past short was half of normal and long was 4x normal. With the changes they aren't anymore. Teen and adult were only increased for normal lifespan. They didn't change on short. On long, teen is the same as before and adult (and young adult) are shorter than before. I can understand why teen and adult were changed on normal to accommodate the High School Years pack, I don't understand why those changes wouldn't be applied to short and long and keep the same proportion. How it was before seems more logical to me.
Just as an FYI, I went in and got the new lengths after the change vs what it was before (which I got from Carl's Sims Guide) for toddler through adult. This is just me checking sims in my game who hadn't been played with.
Thanks and regards,
I am asking for a default. No modifiers.
If I gave birth & then baked a cake & Aged up a sim from baby -> toddler -> child-> teen -> young adult -> adult -> elder how many days would the elder have to live?