[OPEN] Garden reverts to dirt piles after travel

by Vuneca
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[OPEN] Garden reverts to dirt piles after travel

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★★★ Apprentice

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? 1.77.131.1030
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? Everything except bust the dust and Courtyard Oasis
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? have an established garden then travel somewhere else and back
What happens when the bug occurs? Every time my sim travels, when she returns home the entire garden has reset to dirt piles EXCEPT the oversized crops. Even the ones in the vertical gardens have reset
What do you expect to see? I expect the garden to be as it was before travelling
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. After installing Cottage Living *I did have the bug where plants reverted to dirt piles after fertilizing but that has not happened since the last update*

I tried to find a threat that was specific to travelling. The only 1 I saw was from Dec 2019 so I created a new one.

 

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Re: Garden reverts to dirt piles after travel

Hero
@Vuneca Do you have a before save ?

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Crin

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Re: Garden reverts to dirt piles after travel

★★★ Apprentice

I do not but I just created another new safe file. Once I have an established garden I will create a before and after save

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Re: Garden reverts to dirt piles after travel

Hero
@Vuneca There is a known issue if you're not on the lot when the seasons change but that's only for sheltered plants so I don't think that's it.

There's also this more general one: https://answers.ea.com/t5/Bug-Reports/NEEDS-SAVES-Plants-reverting-to-dirt-pile-Patch-1-76-81/td-p/1... but that doesn't always involve travelling.

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Re: Garden reverts to dirt piles after travel

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I have yet to change seasons in the game and they don't have a problem when I use fertilizer. I will try the recommended work arounds, thanks!

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Re: [NEEDS SAVES] Plants reverting to dirt pile (Patch 1.76.81)

★★★ Novice

Product: The Sims 4
Platform:PS4
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? 1.44
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? All
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Have plants on your lot.
What happens when the bug occurs? When you have plants on your lot, you will see that your in season plants will just change back to the pile of dirt after traveling or loading the game
What do you expect to see? Plants to stay at the stage of growth they were at.
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

 

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Re: [NEEDS SAVES] Plants reverting to dirt pile (Patch 1.76.81)

Hero
@sconic80 I moved your post over to the thread of reverting after travelling.

Currently keeping them separate. Thanks for the save

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Crin

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Re: Garden reverts to dirt piles after travel

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★★★ Novice

Product: The Sims 4
Platform: PC
Which language are you playing the game in? English
How often does the bug occur? Every time. I was able to reproduce the problem by restoring a save and trying the behavior again.
What is your current game version number? 1.77.131.1030
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? All packs 
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? 1) Have non-giant in-season plants that are ready to harvest. 2) Travel outside the world the Sim lives in. (Other lots in the same world do not appear to trigger the issue for me.) 3) Return home and wait until 5AM the following day. 
What happens when the bug occurs? At 5AM the following day after traveling, many plants will revert to earlier life stages - mostly dirt, but some will revert to immature/sprouted stage. Some others will be okay. (I have a list of which plants in my farm did what - let me know if that would be helpful.) 
What do you expect to see? Plants should not reset to prior life stages if they're actively in season. 
Have you installed any customization with the game, e.g. Custom Content or Mods? No.
Did this issue appear after a specific patch or change you made to your system? Yes. This issue occurred after installing both the latest update and the Cottage Living pack. (Like the OP, I had prior issues with plants and fertilizing, but those are resolved now.) 

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★ Apprentice

This only happens to my regular plants…not trees, alien plants, or country living plants. When I leave the lot, the plants respawn into dirt piles.

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★★★★ Novice

This happens to me every time after I start the game or travel and often after I fertilize or harvest. It happens to plants from base game and packs regardless of if they are trees or not.

 

It doesn’t matter if the sim has skill level 10 gardening or lower. My plants are perfect in both my old game on my old computer and my new game on my new computer so I don’t know if it also happens to imperfect plants.

 

It happens to plants in the self-watering Eco Living containers as well as the Cottage Living dirt piles. In my old game on my old computer, it happened with plants on the ground and in base game containers.

 

I have never used mods and only used self made custom content (recolours) in my old game on my old computer, but they were disabled. No mods or custom content have been use with my new game on my new computer.

 

In my new game on my new computer, everything was fine while I was playing the first day, but after the lot was loaded the next time I played, most of the plants had reverted to dirt piles. In my old game on my old computer, I first noticed the plants had reverted to dirt piles as well after loading the game.

 

I have all EPs, all GPS except Batuu and Vampires, all SPs except Spooky Stuff, Kids Stuff, Fitness Stuff and Paranormal, and no kits.

 

I hope this gets fixed soon as I enjoy playing multiple households and they all need to garden.

 

Edited to add that it happens to both sheltered and unsheltered plants.

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