October - last edited November
Update: After today's (November 9) patch, cmd-Z and -Y should now work exactly once rather than undoing or redoing every change made in Build or Buy mode. If you'd like to undo or redo multiple changes in a row, please use the UI buttons instead.
A number of players have reported that keyboard shortcuts seem sticky or are continuously applied. I found two obvious examples.
In Build or Buy mode, cmd-z (undo) and cmd-Y (redo) are continuously applied after being used once.
I applied six floor tiles one at a time, then clicked Undo six times, and the tiles disappeared one at a time, as expected. I then hit cmd-Y to redo, and one tile appeared, and a second later the others appeared in quick succession. I clicked cmd-Z to undo, and they disappeared in the same pattern. From there, I tried to place a tile, and it was instantly undone, over and over, with the money credited to the sims' household funds as when a purchase is undone.
The cmd-up arrow and cmd-down arrow keys move the camera to the maximum (top down) and minimum (parallel to the ground) viewing angles, respectively.
So, I got my code, the game works, jay! Up until the moment I am trying to build a house in Edit Town, then the game feels quite buggy. For example: using CMD-Z to undo and CMD-Y to redo are sticky. So: either everything I've built gets undone, or everything including faults gets redone. The same with tilting the camera using CMD-up/down-arrow: the camera fully tilts up and down. All graphic settings are at their lowest, on a 2017 MacBook Air 1.8GHZ, with intel HD graphics 6000. Would there be something I could change in settings? I have tried to repair the game, as well as uninstall and install the game again.
October - last edited October
@PowerDijk I can reproduce all this too. I'm not sure whether there's anything to be done, but I'll let you know. Please also test the undo and redo buttons, just to see how they work.
I have the same problem with command + up/down or left/right arrows. A couple of times they would un-stick if I pressed command again but not always. Quite annoying actually as the game ignores my clicking on the control panel arrow buttons as the camera tilts all the way up or down.
For me, the camera buttons work, as well as the undo/redo buttons. It's just the keyboard shortcuts that work incorrectly.
Today, after installing the new TS3 (64bits Metal), I noticed that, when undoing an action (cmd + z), all previous actions done until then are undone. Another problem that I noticed refers to the terrain painting tool, it is failing.
So. Every time I try to change anything on a lot, all my changes get reverted back to how they were before I started editing the lot. It's like someone said "revert" (like when you edit a photo on and there is a "revert back to the original" and your edits go away). I am so irritated because I just wanna play my favorite game and build houses like I used to.
ANYWAY... I can assure you that this is not a keyboard issue or has anything to do with the functionality of my computer as I am typing my frustration.
I have also done the following:
I have not (yet) given up hope and downgraded my old computer to Mojave because 1) Sims 4 is nowhere near as good as the Sims 3; 2) I just want to play my game that I have invested not just my $$ but days of my life (the simhole).
For reference my computer specs are
2.3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
16 GB 3733 MHz LPDDR4X
If you have any suggestions that have not been mentioned: PLEASE HELP ME!!!