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[FIXED] [V] Influence Emotions available for Vamps who haven't unlocked
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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? PC
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? All except Island Living
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Try to use Influence Emotions using a vampire that has never unlocked that vampire power.
What happens when the bug occurs? The option to Influence Emotions is available for use, even on vampires that haven't spent points and unlocked that ability in the vampire powers menu.
What do you expect to see? Influence Emotions should only be available after you've unlocked it from the vampire powers interface.
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. Patch June 2019 introduced this issue

Since June 2019 patch, this section went missing from the tuning files for the 14 burst of emotions available (happy, embarrassed, confident, dazed, sad, bored, uncomfortable, focused, inspired, stressed, flirty, angry, playful and energized), that are part of a vampire's Influence Emotions ability:


    <V t="bucks_perks_test">
      <U n="bucks_perks_test">
        <T n="bucks_perk">150888<!--vampirePerks_MindPowers_EmotionalBurst_1--></T>
    <V t="test_set_reference">
      <T n="test_set_reference">153333<!--testSet_VampirePowerCost_Large--></T>
    <V t="statistic_in_category">
      <U n="statistic_in_category">
        <T n="check_for_existence">False</T>
        <E n="statistic_category">MindPowers_Buffs</E>
        <V t="enabled" n="tooltip">
          <T n="enabled">0x20419825<!--This sim is already under a vampire's influence--></T>
        <E n="who">TargetSim</E>

It's the set of tests that show/hide the ability depending on whether or not the vampire has unlocked it or not. It existed before the June 2019 patch, and then disappeared, causing the issue.

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