June 2020 - last edited November 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? 18.104.22.1680
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? All (I have also pre-ordered Eco Lifestyle)
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Start a new save without cc/mods and use the "chat" interaction on the cellphone on a lot without the off-the-grid trait.
What happens when the bug occurs? My sim gets either the happy buff about the line cracking up, related to off-the-grid, or an angry one for the same reason.
What do you expect to see? No buff since the lot is not assigned the trait.
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? Neutral/Not Sure
I recently installed the sims 4 on a new laptop since my old one broke. In doing so, I started playing without a bunch of cc and mods since I have been mostly building. I only have MCCC, UI extension cheats and the OMSP shelf installed usually, but I removed them before the patch (and deleted my localthumbcache) and started a new save. The lot was a pre-made one called Inner Circle in Del Sol Valley, so I hadn't modified it in any way, I didn't use any cheats to acquire it since it was not necessary. The sim was created from scratch using create-a-story when I pressed to start a new save. Every time my sim uses the phone she gets one of the two buffs, either angry or happy about the line cracking up due to the off-the-grid trait. I know EA just did an overhaul of the way off-the-grid works in the game so I expect issues with new interactions such as collecting water, etc. But I don't recall having this issue with the phones before. As I say, I usually build so I may have missed this happening before but I am pretty sure it is as a result of the patch. It's nothing crazy but it's irritating because it makes her angry most of the time.
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