November - last edited November
This issue has been around for a while now and I do believe it's a mod issue but since it now seems to permanently bork existing saves,
I'd like to get to the bottom of this. If you have any information on which mod (maybe it's multiple) could cause this or if there's any solutions, please let me know in here. I will also merge all newer thread on this into here so we got all the info in one place.
Since this is possibly a mod issue, this isn't an official EA/Maxis investigation. This is me as a user trying to find the cause.
Symptoms of this issue
So far I've been figure out the following
Mods (Outdated Versions) that are known to cause this
All these mods should be fine if you're using the correct version for your patch level
There is currently none. The culled Sims seem to be gone forever and there's no way to get them back.It's still possible to go into build mode from the map to save the houses to the Gallery but the Sims themselves seem to be a goner.
The only way is to find a working backup. The game makes automatic ones so check them if they still work: Recover Backup. Do backup your backups before attempting to load them in the game cause it's possible that you bork them as well. Do all those test on a game with no cc/mods added
What info to provide here
if you know of any other mods that cause this, please let me know. Be aware that the naming of adult mods is not allowed at AHQ. Linking any mods is also not allowed, so please, just name them.
If you're unsure how to recover a backup or if any of yours are still working, post in this thread, I'll try to help you further.
I don't work or have any association with EA. I give advice to the best of my knowledge and cannot be held responsible for any damage done to your computer/game.
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