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[CURRENT ISSUE 64-bit] Cannot collect insects

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@yollia omg you're a genius! definitely saved my butt trying to get through WA missions!
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Re: [CURRENT ISSUE 64-bit] Cannot collect insects

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@puzzlezaddict Hi what mod do I need to skip the whole insect collect issue, I’m new to mods only have overwatch and error trap, all help appreciated thanks.
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Re: [CURRENT ISSUE 64-bit] Cannot collect insects

@mellypoo02  Are you trying to complete an opportunity?  As far as I know, there's no way to use a mod to make your sim collect insects.  You could use a mod to move an insect to the family inventory, but the insect then can't be placed in the world, and having it in the family inventory (as opposed to the personal one) doesn't fulfill the criteria for opportunties.

 

So if you don't want to use in-game functions—a pet, the harvester from Ambitions—to collect an insect, but you still want to complete an opportunity, what you can do is use NRaas DebugEnabler to assign the next opportunity in a chain.  Click on the sim and select NRaas > DE > Options: phone > Opportunities > Add Opportunity > [category] > [name of opportunity].  This allows you to bypass one step in an opportunity chain, so it's not a problem that you can't collect the insects to complete it.

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Re: [CURRENT ISSUE 64-bit] Cannot collect insects

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For anyone who uses mods, this auto collect mod will work on even the insects. and you can cancel the interaction if your sims are going to go someplace you don't want them to go to or to keep them from catching insects you do not want. It could at least work as a temporary fix until EA releases a patch to fix this bug.

 

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Re: [CURRENT ISSUE 64-bit] Cannot collect insects

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I’m so happy I found this thread, I couldn’t find an answer anywhere else and thought it was just my game. 

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Can’t pick up bugs in the sims 3 on mac 64bit

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The cursor goes gray when you hover over the bug and doesn’t detect anything. This is only the case with bugs, other collectibles work just fine. 

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Re: Can’t pick up bugs in the sims 3 on mac 64bit

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@maselo1908 Try emptying out your Sims' inventory, there used to be an issue with collecting if Sims already had other collectibles in their inventory.
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Re: [CURRENT ISSUE 64-bit] Cannot collect insects

@maselo1908  I've merged your post with the master thread on this issue.  Please click Me Too on the first post, and feel free to add any more details you find relevant.

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Can't catch bugs or nanites--64-bit Mac

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Hello, I have the 64-bit Mac version, with the WA and ITF expansion packs (among others) and my Sims are unable to catch bugs or nanites. I can see them, but hovering my cursor over them never gives me the option to interact with them in any way. This is making it impossible for me to progress the story in Egypt, where I'd need to complete the red assassin bug quest, and in ITF, to get any rare nanites. I have installed all of the mods recommended on this site to make gameplay better, but still have this issue. Has anyone found a fix?

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Re: Can't catch bugs or nanites--64-bit Mac

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@minthemouth If your Sim has any seeds in their inventory, try taking them out. That helps sometimes.
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