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Strangerville Cloud Stuck in the Neighborhood

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Strangerville Cloud Stuck in the Neighborhood

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Strangerville cloud stuck in my neighborhood even though I have defeated Mother.  I have repaired, deleted local cache, revived and killed her again.

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Sul sul, @keekee53.

 

That's no good! Who wants that thing sticking around? Frown

 

Do you have any other signs of Mother still around after defeating her? For example, do you see the strange plants growing still?

 

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@EA_Arrenai 

 

Yes I still see plants but in places I cannot access.  I revived mother and killed her again just to see if it was bugged and I still have the problem.  I did the quest with a sim that used to be a landlord and I wonder if that is an issue. 

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Thanks for the reply, @keekee53.

 

Would you happen to be running any CC / mods with your game? If so, please try moving the mods folder to another location and deleting the localthumbcache.package file, and then run the game again. This will help us to see if a mod may be interacting negatively with the Strangerville story.

 

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@EA_Arrenai 

 

I removed my mods folder and deleted the localthumbcache and ran the game.  I still have the cloud and the plant in areas I cannot access.  When I travel to the science lab, it looks like everything is normal but when I travel back home the cloud and plants show up.

 

If you hover your mouse over the the science lab bar, it is still black.  I am not sure if that was suppose to change during the story or not.   I am going to try to revive the mother and play through the whole story with another character.  Do you have a suggestion for the best way to revive her?  Should I set a level of strangeness or anything?  I am pretty clueless with this pack because I just play through the story for the first time recently.  I really love the world but the cloud and plants are really killing the world for me.

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Hey there, @keekee53.

 

I'm sorry to hear it's still giving you a rough time.

 

Would you be able to try something for me? You'll need to backup your saves and mods, but it should clear out any issues with the game cache that may be keeping the Strangerville problems around.

 

Backing up and resetting The Sims 4

 

Please give that a try and let me know how it goes.

 

Arrenai Cat


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@EA_Arrenai 

 

Did the reset of the game.  I was adding each item in one by one.

 

Options.ini  started the game everything was fine.

 

I added in my saves folder and checked strangerville and the cloud was back along with all the random plants in areas you cannot access.  So the problem definitely lies within the save folder because I didn't even get a chance to add my screenshots, custom music, tray folder or mod folder back in before I encountered the issue.

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Any other suggestions?

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Thanks for the reply, @keekee53.

 

After removing the files, could you please try another repair through Origin to see if it improves the situation?

 

If you're able to do another revive of Mother, and then try to go through the process with another Sim, I'd like to see how that goes for you, as well.

 

Thanks for your patience so far! I know it's a lot of file switcheroos. Standard smile 

 

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