November 2019 - last edited December 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? 184.108.40.2060
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? [GTW], [GT],[CL],[S],[GF],[IL],[SD],[JA],[SV],[ROM]
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? I had one 2nd gen male, born by two spellcasters so he was a spellcaster himself with weak bloodline, marry a normal sim (generated by the game) who i turned into a mermaid. They then had children the normal way. It takes full effect as soon as the children reaches teen stage.
What happens when the bug occurs? So so many things. 1) Children will lose hygiene drastically, meaning usually by the time they return from school it has bottomed out. (could be intentional as children of mermaid though) 2) When becoming teens they become spellcasters, but when you enter water, they will get a tail, this tail will not dissapear when going out of water. 3) The sim will then continue to swim through the ground and floor as they move. 4) You can not change them back or change outfit. 5) Going into the sim editor allows you to change their human outfit normally, however it will not recognize the sim as either spellcaster nor mermaid. Thus you can not change any mermaid form. 6) Any changes in the editor will have no affect on the sim in the game as it will still be stuck how it was when it was in the water.
What do you expect to see? None of this.
Have you installed any customization with the game, e.g. Custom Content or Mods? Never used.
Did this issue appear after a specific patch or change you made to your system? Neutral/Not Sure
Basically it seems the game can't choose between caster and mermaid when the child is born, so it becomes both which breaks the game.
However, i managed to fix it by having the teen eat mermadic kelp twice, thus removing the mermaid part.
Afterwards they became normal and the editor recognized them as caster unlike when they were bugged.
They could not get the kelp buff again though, but i presume thats intentional for spellcasters.
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