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Did they remove the alt place option?

by MiceWantPants
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Did they remove the alt place option?

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About a week ago, the ability to alt place objects straight disappeared from my game. I've tried everything i can think of to trouble shoot it, including deleting the entire game and re-installing. Alt-placing just doesn't exist anymore for me, and i have NO idea why. 

 

Playing on Mac, Origin, Sims 4. Am using testingcheats on and bb.moveobects, then alt place. Not working, like it never was an option. HELPPPPPP

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Re: Did they remove the alt place option?

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@MiceWantPants , hi! You accidentally posted your thread in the wrong section. I'm going to have it moved to the Sims 4 Mac section.

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Have you tried both Alt keys on your Mac?

Have you re-mapped any keys in System Preferences > Keyboard?

Have you recently downloaded any software that may change the modifier key behaviour such as video or screen capture apps?

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I dont know how re-mapping keys works but I have deleted all mods and saves, uninstalled the game, deleted origin, and redownloaded everything with a fresh completely empty game. Still nothing. To the point where i was convinced I was just stupid and doing it wrong, but I've watched the "how to alt place videos" and it just straight doesn't work at all. I only have 1 "alt" key on my keyboard (the option key for mac) but I've also gone into crazy mode and attempted every key possible in case i did re-map the keys somehow. 9 and 0 still work to lower and raise objects but i can't free place anything.

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Which language keyboard layout do you have? Have you tried repairing the game? If that doesn't fix it I would hazard a guess that it is actually something on your Mac causing the issue. Maybe something new you have installed that has remapped the keyboard and is overriding the game keys. Or maybe an app you already have installed has had an update which is causing the issue.

Which version of macOS are you running?

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Version 10.14.6. I did try repairing the game, did nothing, then i uninstalled and reinstalled it, I guess I'll try to repair it again? The thing is, i literally just use my laptop for Sims and Netflix, so I honestly can't think of anything that could effect the keyboard, i don't really have many apps. Is there anything i can do to override it, if that is the case, but i can't figure out what random app is doing it? Like a factory reset of the Sims, or even my computer's settings?

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@MiceWantPants 

 

You can check your Keyboard settings in System Preferences > Keyboard > Modifier Keys:

 

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If you have access to an external keyboard it would be good to plug it in/bluetooth it to test the Alt key in-game.


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Mine it's a windows and doesn't work as well Frown

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