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[BY DESIGN] Filters for packs not working in the gallery

by PurpleSweetTart
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[BY DESIGN] Filters for packs not working in the gallery

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I know this sounds pretty pathetic but I only own the base game and Get to Work in TS4. When I go into the gallery I select only the packs I have in the Packs dropdown many on the left side of the screen. I search for items (usually lots) and it keeps showing me house lots that contain items from other packs with only a few that match my criteria. What can I do that I haven't already done that will make more compatible items show up in the gallery (in the community section?

 

Thanks!

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Re: gallery showing too many items that contain other packs

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Hello @PurpleSweetTart @Phantomlover1717 @crinrict

If I'm understanding the topic correctly, I believe this is by design.  The pack filters are intended to be inclusive rather than exclusive.  In other words, they will display any gallery items that include those packs, regardless of whether other, unselected packs are also included in the item.

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Re: gallery showing too many items that contain other packs

@PurpleSweetTart moved to the bug forum. I checked it out myself, checked Get to Work (Dutch: Aan het Werk), got results with other packs, like the clubitems and stuff from Outdoor Retreat. 
I couldn't find any threads about this, might be there is one already, but the people that know that much better will take care of that. 

 

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There is .. I don't know where though and it was never added so this one will be added

 

EDIT: Changed the title to better reflect the issue

 

@PurpleSweetTart

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Re: gallery showing too many items that contain other packs

EA Sims Team

Hello @PurpleSweetTart @Phantomlover1717 @crinrict

If I'm understanding the topic correctly, I believe this is by design.  The pack filters are intended to be inclusive rather than exclusive.  In other words, they will display any gallery items that include those packs, regardless of whether other, unselected packs are also included in the item.

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Hero

Since my English is failing me, this is how I would expect it to work.

 

Let's say I have Get to work but not Get together.

 

I would then tick get to work but not get together cause I don't want any lots that contains stuff that I don't have.

 

If that's not the intention of the filter, then I think you guys should re-think it.

 

@SimQARobo

 

So if I understand you right, I can only filter lots that I want to have a certain pack. Say if I want something from Get Together to be included, I tick it. This mean, that lot can also contain stuff from any other pack but doesn't have to ?

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I will send your feedback to the team.

 

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Hero

I'm going to mark this as by design for now then ..

 

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Re: gallery showing too many items that contain other packs

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I started up a new game and just discovered this issue that's "by design."

 

I really think this needs to be looked at.

 

I don't have any of the Stuff Packs, so I have all of them unticked. Yet, all lots that show up for me include things from the packs.

 

The filters are useless if they don't filter stuff out.

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Hero

I agree with you.

 

It's better if you post in the feedback forum over at the officials though.

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It's a terrible system.And goes against every design norm of games. You have multiple options, you tick the options for what you are specifically looking for - not you tick the item and we'll include that along with everything else, totally useless - but by design, IE buy every pack we have and you won't have an issue.

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