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[FIXED] [ROM] Infatuate Spell shows wrong target Sims (age/related Sims)
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Product: The Sims 4
Platform:PC
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 1.55.108.1020
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? All except Moschino
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? 1) Have a spellcaster target a teen sim when other teen and older sims are on the lot. Infatuate spell will not show any teenagers as options, will only show YA/A/Es. 2) Have a spellcaster target a blood relative with infatuate 3) Have a spellcaster target a sim with infatuate while several appropriate female sims are on the lot
What happens when the bug occurs? 1) Infatuate menu will not list other teen sims as possible romances, but instead the YA+ sims. A successful cast (or unsuccessful cast if the caster is YA+) will cause the teen and the YA/Adult/Elder to kiss and form a romantic relationship. Even if you try to be more appropriate and have a teen sim cast it on two adults, if the spell backfires, caster and target will kiss even with the age difference (same can be said with an adult caster and teen target). 2) If the spell fails, the relatives will kiss and form a romantic relationship. If other family members are on lot, they might be selectable (definitely sisters and caregivers, unknown about parents/children/other relationships) and will kiss if the spell is successful 3) Not all female sims show up all the time even if they're on the lot. I haven't noticed if this also happens with male sims, so while I think it's a gender issue, it might just be that some sims are excluded and the male sims I've had around have all been included so far.
What do you expect to see? 1) when a teen is targeted, only teens show up in the infatuate menu. If there is an age discrepancy between caster and target (i.e. teen caster with adult target or adult caster with teen target), a backfired spell will not cause a kiss and romantic relationship. 2) target's blood relatives do not show up in infatuate menu. If caster targets their own blood relative, a backfire will not result in a kiss between the relatives. I would say that I think Caregivers should be included in this too but that should be handled by fixing #1 3) All appropriate sims on the lot show up in the infatuate menu
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. Release of Realm of Magic

Here's a video of a few tests. First I only noticed the teen/adult thing, but then later I noticed that my household with three sisters could get into some questionable situations with each other. For that household, the YA sister is a caregiver over the teens. Also, the blond sim in the household is unrelated to them, but so far hasn't shown up in any infatuate menus, whether she's a caregiver for the teen sims or not, or if I'm using completely different targets. At first when I was messing around with it, I thought it might have been because she didn't have the right sexual orientation to be available for male sims, but she should have shown up if the red headed sister did, and the male sim I chose in the first clip showed up even though he's never had romantic interactions with male sims, only female sims.

 

Let me know if you want this to be three separate posts. I figured it was better to bundle them since all three aspects are the spell acting inappropriately.

 

I didn't test any other similar spells or potions.

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