January 2019 - last edited January by crinrict
Product: The Sims 4
Which language are you playing the game in? English
How often does the bug occur? Every time (100%)
What is your current game version number? 22.214.171.1240
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? All packs up to the release of Get Famous
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Collect enough clues as a detective to issue an APB and go to the APB location.
What happens when the bug occurs? There are no other sims at the APB venue apart from your sim and the criminal suspect. There are no sims around to ask about the suspect (even though you don't need to).
What do you expect to see? Previously, there'd be normal background activity happening. For example, at a gym there'd be a trainer and gym visitors exercising, as well as the criminal suspect somewhere on the lot and you could ask other sims if they'd seen them.
Have you installed any customization with the game, e.g. Custom Content or Mods? Not now. I've removed them.
Did this issue appear after a specific patch or change you made to your system? Yes
Please describe the patch or change you made. Probably since 126.96.36.1990 - the Get Famous pre-patch in November 2018.
There are no other sims except for the criminal suspect visiting lots where an APB event is taking place in the Detective Career. This isn't how the game worked before the recent updates – previously there'd be normal activity happening on whatever lot you visited, e.g. at a bar there'd be a working bartender and customers.
Now you just get a completely empty lot. There may be some sims that spawn on the pavement around the area for walkbys after a while, but not normal lot visitors.