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[FIXED] Sims are obsessed with cooking and baking
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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?
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? All of them
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Several causes, see below
What happens when the bug occurs? Sims will cook food non-stop and bake mostly white cake
What do you expect to see? No obsession with cooking
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? Yes
Please describe the patch or change you made. Installing Eco but there were reports around before

Symptoms of this Issue


Most of these mechanisms are intended features, they just don't work very well and are excessive.


  1. NPCs come into my house and cook or bake (mainly white cake)
  2. My active Sims drop everything and cook over and over without actually eating or sometimes finish cooking, free will settings are overridden
  3. Roommates cook and bake white cake over and over
  4. During club meetings the Sims only bake white cake



    • [ECO] If any neighborhood in all of your worlds has the Foodies Unite N.A.P in act, this will be applied to all the Sims that visit your neighborhood, causing them to wanting to cook and bake  (NAPs from all neighbourhoods are applied to visiting NPCs) --> This was fixed .. BUT .. see below
    • Some Roommates have hidden traits that push them to bring food. It's possible that if not in dorms that makes them make food instead
    • If you have a club rule that has cooking as club rule, that's what they do.
    • [ECO] Happens mostly for rotational game players and existing saves that were affected before this patch. Suggestions for solutions can be found here: [NEEDS INPUT] [ECO] NPC Autonomy commodities incorrectly being saved on Sims

Why White Cake ?


  • Seems there's a push to make dessert. Unfortunately, at level 1 you can only make white cake, so that's what Sims with low cooking skill will do. Once they get higher, they should start making other things.

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More detailed info also in my blog: Neighborhood Action Plans: Sims obsessed with doing specific interactions over and over

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