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  • Category: News  (10)
    • Clubs broken with Patch 1.25.135 

      Unfortunately Patch 1.25.135 has practically broken clubs. According to alanmichael1 and others the following issues occur Restarting the game or changing…

    • Automatic Disabling of Mods on Patching 

      After each patch many people end up with broken games because they forget to take out their game mods. Many mods become incompatible after a game update and…

    • 64 Bit is coming to Windows PC 

      Introduction After over an year, we Windows users get what Mac users had from the launch in Feb 2015: A 64 bit Version. I have outlined the difference in…

    • Fix for blank photos coming in next patch 

      The next patch will fix the issue with the blank photos as SimGuruDrake posted on the forums yesterday. Please make sure to put all photos in your Sims…

    • Theophil Binz investigates: Producer Event in Cologne 

      Update: I have no closed the comments. On Tuesday, March 10th a producer event on The Sims 4: Get to work will take place in Cologne. EA has invited me to…

    • In Preparation for Sims 4 

      Sims 4 is around the corner and although there isn't much to do yet, I like to make this post anyways. Can I run it ? Sims 4 has pretty low minimum…

    • Registration for Create-A-Sim-Demo 

      You can now register for the Sims 4 CAS Demo. Be aware that this is still no guarantee you'll get it but at least people that don't want it, won't get it…

    • Sims 4 CAS Demo 

      Update August 12th 2014 CAS Demo is now available to everyone: Get it on Origin Update July 18th 2014 If you want to be chosen for an early access, make…

    • Genetics 

      Many people are wondering if the Sims 4 will have better genetics than Sims 3 had then - lets be honest here - the resemblance between Sims was either an exact…

    • Sims 4 

      There are a few sites that offer Beta Downloads for the Sims 4 or tell you to sign up for it. Those sites are not LEGIT and by downloading something you…

  • Category: Report  (12)
    • City Living Event in Cologne 

      Inhalt Introduction GUI CAS San Myshuno Build/Buy Mode Apartments Festivals Careers More Features Conclusion Disclaim…

    • Get Together - Producer Event in Cologne 

      Index Introduction The Patch The Worlds & GUI CAS Windenburg Build and Buy Mode Dancing & DJ Clubs Conclusion Introd…

    • Get To work - Producer Event in Cologne 

      Introduction The producer event to Get to Work in Cologne was a great adventure as always and we had tons of fun. It was great to see everyone and meet new…

    • Gamescom 2014 Preview: Crinrict plays 

      This article is written base on a beta version at Gamescom 2014. The pictures are mostly in German since I played on German computers. Some translations might…

    • Gamescom 2014 Preview: A look at the GUI 

      This article is written base on a beta version at Gamescom 2014. The pictures are mostly in German since I played on German computers. Some translations might…

    • Gamescom 2014 Preview: Options 

      This article is written base on a beta version at Gamescom 2014. Main Menu The main menu has the following options Save --> Saves the Game Save as…

    • Sims 4 CAS Demo: My Impressions 

      I have tested the Sims 4 demo for a few days now and want to share my impression with you. Please do see it in the following context: I was never one to…

    • Sims 4 - Animations and Multitasking 

      Marion Gothier (SimGuruMarion) showed us the last Master Class at SimsCamp: Animations and Multitasking. As everything else, the stuff shown is still in an…

    • Sims 4 - Buy & Build Mode 

      The third Sims 4 presentation was about Buy & Build Mode. Aaron Houts (SimGuruHouts) showed us the new features and how fast you can now build a…

    • Sims 4 - Emotions 

      One of the biggest new features that will come with Sims 4 are emotions. Sims are no longer keeping their feelings to themselves, they show you if they are…

    • Sims 4 - CAS Preview 

      First topic at SimsCamp was the new CAS. Jill Johnson (SimGuruJill) showed us the the most important chances and then we got to try CAS on the computer…

    • Crinrict's SimsCamp Adventures 

      When I found my invitation to SimsCamp in Cologne in my in-box in june, I could hardly believe it. The anticipation was big and the expectations even higher…

  • Category: FAQ  (20)
    • Culling - What is it and what does it do ? 

      Content What is culling ? How does Sims culling work ? How does the culling of ghosts affect me ? What can I do to save my Sims from culling…

    • Spring Challenge 2016 

      Content What is the Spring Challenge 2016 ? Where can I find my Bunny reward ? My egg collection says 10 eggs instead of 12 How can I get a…

    • Expansion Packs 

      Content What are Expansion Packs ? Where can I buy Expansion Packs ? Where do I redeem my Key ? How to install a Expansion Pack ? How to…

    • Free Bonus Packs 

      Content What are Free Bonus Packs ? Where can I get Free Bonus Packs ? How to install a Free Bonus Pack ? How to uninstall a Free Bonus Pack…

    • Game Packs 

      Content What are Game Packs ? Where can I buy Game Packs ? Where do I redeem my Key ? How to install a Game Pack ? How to uninstall a Game Pack…

    • How do I reset my Sim and what does that do ? 

      This article is based on experience with Sims 3. It's unclear at this point how well this works for Sims 4. Sims often get stuck or get stuck in an…

    • Backups 

      Content What is a backup ? When should I backup my files ? What Sims 4 Files should I backup ? How do I restore a Backup ? What is a backup…

    • Redeeming Extra Content 

      Content How do I get my extra content ? Which content do I get ? Where can I find the Soundtrack ? How do I get my extra content ? Depending…

    • Installation and Start issues 

      Inhalt DVD can't be read correctly Invalid License. Reasons = No License (0x0003) The game is being downloaded despite the DVD The game is no…

    • User files explained 

      Where can I find my user files ? The user files can be found in the following folder: Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4 It is important to backup this…

    • Save Games 

      Content Where can I find my save games ? How do you load a certain save game ? How does the Auto-Save work ? How do I backup my save games ? …

    • Change Sims Name and Traits 

      Question I can't seem to find a way to change my Sims name once I put him in the game Can I change my Sims traits after putting him in the game ? Answe…

    • Sims 4 Rewards 

      There are a number of free trophies for your Sims 4 game for Sims 3 players that you can place in your house as decoration (Source: The Sims 4 Rewards…

    • Custom Content and Mods 

      Custom Content and Mods are going to play a large role in Sims 4 again. EA does offer unofficial support this time. Despite of this, you'll be using mods and…

    • System Requirements 

      REQUIRED: Internet connection required for product activation After the inital activation, Origin can be put in offline mode but you can't turn of or…

    • The Gallery 

      The gallery is the equivalent to the Sims 3 Exchange. User can upload their creations and others can download them to integrate them in their games. This…

    • Sims 4 CAS Demo: Technical Stuff 

      Download and Installation Up till now only a few people did get access to the Demo. A few got a key via Email and for others the demo was unlocked directly on…

    • 64 bit vs. 32 bit 

      Introduction Many seem confused what the announcement that Sims 4 will be a 32 bit application really means. To be honest, at this point, we don't know what…

    • Sims 4 and Origin 

      The information in this thread is preliminary and is based upon statements from EA and on how current new Origin Games work. The infos might be subject to…

    • Technical Details 

      You'll find  details on the more technical stuff in this post. For all news regarding Sims 4, I recommend the following websites Official Sims 4 Site,…

  • Category: Links  (1)
    • Sims 4 Facts - Link List 

      There aren't many facts out yet but many sites are collecting them. Beneath, you'll find links to some of these sites and their fact sheets (more to be…

  • Category: Lists & Methods  (3)
    • Critical Events 

      Steps to take Error messages and logs can most often help identifying why a program crashes. Windows logs a lot but it's sometimes hard to find out where. O…

    • Editions 

      Through Origin You'll receive the following content if you order through Origin. You can only get the digital download version through Origin. I strongly…

    • Release schedule 

      Source: EA Central Asia: Tuesday 9/2/2014 at 00:00 KST North America: Tuesday 9/2/2014 at 00:00 EDT Russia: Tuesday 9/2/2014 at 11:00 MSK Australia:…

  • Category: Technical Issue  (36)
    • Lags and Freezes - Patch 1.24.102 

      Issue My game freezes and lags since patch 1.24.102. Everything was ok before. The gallery and library are especially bad. Cause The problem seems to be…

    • CAS UI Distortions or not loading at all 

      Problem My CAS UI is completely distorted Sims and UI doesn't load at all Mein Sim ist voller Fragezeichen Cause This…

    • Origin Update Loop 

      Problem My game keeps telling me to update although I already have updated it. I press update to update the game and it says it's all updated and I can play…

    • Game Crashes when Sim dies 

      Problem My game crashes when one of my Sims is dying. Cause This is caused by too much stuff in the inventory of the dying Sim Solution Clean out the…

    • Codes instead of Text/ Empty Bubbles 

      Problem All the new interactions have numbers/codes instead of text after patching I get empty text bubbles and missing texts for the new features after…

    • Random Crashing in Live Mode 

      Problem My game is constantly crashing Cause It seems there's a specific situation where a corrupt Sim can crash your game. Solution Crashes have all…

    • Game won't start 

      These troubleshooting tutorial is also valid for other games like Fifa 16. Most of the troubleshooting steps are not game-dependant. Just leave everything…

    • Black Screen with Llama picture 

      Problem After starting the CAS Demo, I get a black screen. If I click on it with my mouse, I get the picture of a llama Cause In most cases the cause of…

    • Mouse pointer is invisible 

      Problem The game/CAS Demo is running but I can't see my mouse pointer so I have no idea what I'm doing Cause This issue occurs for many games if you play in…

    • Category: Error  (13)
      • Save Error 533 

        Problem I get the following error message when I try to save my game The Game failed to save. Error Code: 533:<long number> Cause Unclear, but…

      • Invalid licence. Reason code = Missing DLL: [MFPlat.DLL] Error: 0x7E 

        Problem I get the following error message when trying to start the game We're sorry, an error has occurred. Invalid licence. Reason code = Missing DLL:…

      • Game already running 

        Problem I updated my Computer to Windows 10 and now I get the following error message when I try to start the game Unable to start: The Sims 4 is already…

      • Origin not running (d3382ced:984c6a38:00000000) 

        Problem When I try to start the game, I get the following error message: Unable to Start: Origin is not running, make sure that it is running before…

      • Loading Screen flickers and over-imposes 

        Problem The loading screen just flickers and recedes to the top of the screen. The map also over-imposes itself multiple times Cause This issue is…

      • Game Data Incomplete 

        Problem When starting the game I get the following error message Game Data Incomplete Not all game data could be loaded. The save game references…

      • Cannot start because required game data is missing or damaged 

        Problem I get the following error message "Unable to start: Cannot start because required game data is missing or damaged. Please try reinstalling the…

      • Can't run with the Video Card in this System 

        Problem When I try to start my game, I get the following error message Unable to start: Can't run The Sims 4 with the video card in this system. Please check…

      • Missing DLL: [msvcpXXX.dll] 

        Problem I get the following error message when trying to start the game We're sorry, an error has occurred. Invalid license. Reason code = Missing DLL:…

      • Play button won't unlock 

        Problem The play button in Origin stays gray and because of this I can't start the game. Cause Something is still blocking the button, making it think…

      • VC++ error code 1603 

        Problem I get the following error message trying to install the game. Error: The VC++ runtime redistributable package was not installed successfully. Setup…

      • Save game was saved with an newer version 

        Problem I get the the following error message when trying to load a save game The saved game you are attempting to load was saved with a newer version…

      • Unable to Start, Initialization error at startup 

        Problem I get the following Error Message: Unable to Start, Initialization error at startup: 135dec40:984c6a38:000000077 Cause The issue is related…

    • Category: Graphics  (6)
      • [MAC] Gray and opaque windows 

        Problem Windows appear gray and opaque. Cause Affected by this seem to be Macs with an Intel Chip (all variations) if laptop mode is enabled. Solution Turn…

      • [MAC] Graphical Issues in CAS 

        Problem My Sims looks awful in CAS. looks pixalated or has little holes Cloth are only partially loading Cause Seems that users with Intel 4000…

      • Purple glasses and intransparent pools 

        Problem My Sims glasses look purple on the UI My pools are solid instead of transparent. I can only see their head when they are swimming. …

      • Weird red/blue outlines 

        Problem My graphics looks all weird. I looks shifted and everything is duplicated in blue and red. Looks like you need to watch it with 3D glasses Cause …

      • Blurry Graphics 

        Problem Everything is all blurry in live and build/buy mode Solution Start the game Click on the three dots in the upper right corner Go to…

      • [FIXED] Distorted Babies 

        Problem My Sims babies look all distorted and weird Cause Unclear at this point but it might be related to games running on below-specs graphic…

    • Category: Fixed Error  (8)
      • [FIXED] Origin in Game doesn't work 

        Problem My Origin in Game/Origin overlay does not work in the game although I have it enabled Cause Origin in Game has been temporarily disabled for Sims 4…

      • [FIXED] Game crashes on loading the science lab 

        Problem My sim is a scientist. When I want to go to work with him, my game crashes. Cause The world with the science lab is rather big. The exact cause is…

      • [FIXED] Save Error 531 

        Problem I get the following error message when I try to save my game The Game failed to save. Error Code: 531:<long number> Cause Unclear, but…

      • [FIXED] Game starts in small window and doesn't react 

        Update 2015-03-26: This issue should now be solved. Close your Origin client and reopen to be prompted for a new update. This should solve the problem. 2015…

      • [FIXED] Can't minimize Game 

        Problem I can no longer minimize my game. Neither the Windows-Key nor ALT-Tab work. Cause This is caused by Origin Update Version 9.5.1.571 – 344944.…

      • [FIXED] Unable to go Online 

        Problem I usually play in Origin Offline mode and only go online when I want to download something from the Gallery. When I want to change to online now,…

      • [FIXED] Error 122 

        Problem When trying to switch to build mode from manage world, I get the following error message: The game failed to load. Error Code: 122::. It is recommende…

      • [FIXED] Error 102 

        Problem I'm trying to load my lot but I get the following error The game failed to load. Error Code: 102::. It is recommended that you relaunch the…

  • Category: Custom Content  (2)
    • [FIXED] Issues with Custom Content in CAS 

      Problem My downloaded custom content appears in CAS as clothing for aliens The filters for my custom content is totally messed up. The clothing is is…

    • Custom Content and Mods 

      Custom Content and Mods are going to play a large role in Sims 4 again. EA does offer unofficial support this time. Despite of this, you'll be using mods and…

  • Category: Tutorial  (16)
    • How to hire your own created Sims for Restaurants 

      Introduction In Dine Out it's unfortunately not possible to hire your own Sims as employees but mcrudd at the official Sims forum has found a way to at least…

    • In Prepartion for patching 

      It becomes more and more important to follow a certain protocol when patching. The game grows and you've probably been playing certain save games for a long…

    • Graphics Card/Intel Chip Dual Systems 

      Introduction A lot of modern laptops come with a dual graphics card system. They have a full graphics card as well as a graphics chip. Since graphics chip…

    • Limit FPS 

      Introduction You should make sure that the frames per seconds (FPS) don't get too high while playing to prevent the computer from running too hot. The human…

    • Deactivate Origin in Game 

      Introduction A special feature of Origin is the so called Origin in game. It allows you to chat with your friends in game or to access an Internet browser. …

    • Installation through Digital Download 

      Introduction Sims 4 can be installed from DVD or as digital download. If you bought the DVD, you can do either. You will need an active Internet connection…

    • General Troubleshooting 

      Introduction There are a few things you can always try for all kinds of problems. These things won't hurt your game or computer but they are not the ultimate…

    • Resetting the game to factory settings without reinstalling 

      Introduction Many problems can be pinpointed on cc or corruption in your user data. There's an easy way to reset your game to factory settings without going…

    • Delete Cache Files 

      Introduction To be able to load faster, the games stores data in so called cache files. The game checks on startup if those files are available and if so,…

    • Delete Origin cache files 

      Introduction To be able to load faster, Origin stores data in so called cache files. Origin checks on startup if those files are available and if so, they are…

    • Installing from DVD 

      Introduction The Sims 4 can be installed via DVD as well as digital download. If you bought the DVD, you have the option to do so either way. To register…

    • Play Offline 

      Introduction Like all newer EA games there's no way around installing Origin. Origin needs to be started each time you want to play the game, even after…

    • Change Installation Path 

      You don't get a choice to install the game to a certain place on downloading/installing through Origin. You need to change the path in the Origin client BEFORE…

    • Choose the language 

      When installing the game, you'll be prompted to choose your language (please be aware that not all languages are available for all countries). The game…

    • Patching 

      Introduction As many other things patching is now done through Origin. There are no manual patches as in Sims 3 and we probably get them more often too. To…

    • Start game in windowed mode 

      Start Origin and login Find the game/CAS Demo in My Games Right-click on the game/CAS Demo and choose Game Properties Unter Command Line Arguments…

  • Category: Patch  (41)
    • Patch 1.26.96.1010 

      Your mods will be automatically disabled. Please do make sure they are redeemed safe by the creator before enabling mods again. Please also backup your save…

    • Patch 1.25.135 

      Your mods will be automatically disabled. Please do make sure they are redeemed safe by the creator before enabling mods again. Please also backup your save…

    • Patch 1.24.112 

      Please also backup your save games. Please also read this post carefully: In Prepartion for patching New patch, new luck. Small emergency patch but…

    • Patch 1.24.102 

      Your mods will be automatically disabled. Please do make sure they are redeemed safe by the creator before enabling mods again. Please also backup your save…

    • Patch 1.23.24 

      Your mods will be automatically disabled. Please do make sure they are redeemed safe by the creator before enabling mods again. Please also backup your save…

    • Patch 1.22.22 

      Your mods will be automatically disabled. Please do make sure they are redeemed safe by the creator before enabling mods again. Please also backup your save…

    • Patch 1.21.32 

      Your mods will be automatically disabled. Please do make sure they are redeemed safe by the creator before enabling mods again. Please also backup your save…

    • Patch 1.20.60 

      Your mods will be automatically disabled. Please do make sure they are redeemed safe by the creator before enabling mods again. Please also backup your save…

    • Patch 1.19.31 

      Please also backup your save games. Please also read this post carefully: In Prepartion for patching New patch, new luck. Small emergency patch but…

    • Patch 1.19.28 

      Your mods will be automatically disabled. Please do make sure they are redeemed safe by the creator before enabling mods again. Please also backup your save…

    • Patch 1.18.64 

      Your mods will be automatically disabled. Please do make sure they are redeemed safe by the creator before enabling mods again. Please also backup your save…

    • Patch 1.17.7 

      Your mods will be automatically disabled. Please do make sure they are redeemed safe by the creator before enabling mods again. Please also backup your save…

    • Patch 1.16.61 

      Your mods will be automatically disabled. Please do make sure they are redeemed safe by the creator before enabling mods again. Please also backup your save…

    • Patch 1.15.55 

      Your mods will be automatically disabled. Please do make sure they are redeemed safe by the creator before enabling mods again. Please also backup your save…

    • Patch 1.14.49 

      Your mods will be automatically disabled. Please do make sure they are redeemed safe by the creator before enabling mods again. Please also backup your save…

    • Patch 1.13.106 

      Please also backup your save games. Please also read this post carefully: In Prepartion for patching New patch, new luck. Small but important. Your mods…

    • Patch 1.13.104 

      Your mods will be automatically disabled. Please do make sure they are redeemed safe by the creator before enabling mods again. Please also backup your save…

    • Patch 1.12.118 

      Please remove your mods before patching and only put them back if redeemed safe by the creator. Please also backup your save games. It seems possible that save…

    • Patch 1.11.64 

      Please remove your mods before patching and only put them back if redeemed safe by the creator. Please also backup your save games. It seems possible that save…

    • Patch 1.10.63 

      Please remove your mods before patching and only put them back if redeemed safe by the creator. Please also backup your save games. It seems possible that save…

    • Patch 1.10.57 

      Please remove your mods before patching and only put them back if redeemed safe by the creator. Please also backup your save games. It seems possible that save…

    • Patch 1.9.83 

      Please remove your mods before patching and only put them back if redeemed safe by the creator. Please also backup your save games. It seems possible that save…

    • Patch 1.9.80 

      Please remove your mods before patching and only put them back if redeemed safe by the creator. Please also backup your save games. It seems possible that save…

    • Patch 1.8.61 

      Please remove your mods before patching and only put them back if redeemed safe by the creator. Please also backup your save games. It seems possible that save…

    • Patch 1.7.62 

      Please remove your mods before patching and only put them back if redeemed safe by the creator. Please also backup your save games. It seems possible that save…

    • Patch 1.6.69 

      Please remove your mods before patching and only put them back if redeemed safe by the creator. Please also backup your save games. It seems possible that save…

    • Patch 1.5.149 

      Please remove your mods before patching and only put them back if redeemed safe by the creator. Please also backup your save games. This is only a small…

    • Patch 1.5.139 

      Please remove your mods before patching and only put them back if redeemed safe by the creator. Please also backup your save games. This patch breaks a lot…

    • Patch 1.4.114 

      Please remove your mods before patching and only put them back if redeemed safe by the creator. Please also backup your save games. This patch mostly seem…

    • Patch 1.4.83.1010 

      Please remove your mods before patching and only put them back if redeemed safe by the creator. Please also backup your save games. We are finally getting…

    • Patch 1.3.32.1010 

      You'll patch through Origin. Please remove your mods before patching and only put them back if redeemed safe by the creator. Please also backup your save…

    • Patch 1.3.18.1010 

      You'll patch through Origin. This is a rather big patch. Please remove your mods before patching and only put them back if redeemed safe by the creator.…

    • Patch 1.2.24.20 

      You'll patch through Origin. Please remove your mods before patching and only put them back if redeemed safe by the creator. Please also backup your save…

    • Patch 1.2.16.10 

        You'll patch through Origin. This is a rather big patch. Please remove your mods before patching and only put them back if redeemed safe by the…

    • Patch 1.0.797.20 

      You'll patch through Origin. Please remove your mods before patching and only put them back if redeemed safe by the creator. Please also backup your save…

    • Patch 1.0.732.20 

      You'll patch through Origin. This is a rather big patch. Please remove your mods before patching and only put them back if redeemed safe by the creator.…

    • Patch 1.0.728.0 

      You'll patch through Origin. Please remove your mods before patching Changes Source: EA Bug Fixes / Issues Fixed some issues related to error codes…

    • Patch 1.0.677.20 

      You'll patch through Origin. Changes Source: EA New Adds New decorative object! The High-Rider Gnome has journeyed long from his hidden grotto in the…

    • Patch 1.0.671.10 

      You'll patch through Origin. Changes Source: EA Bug Fixes / Issues It has been brought to our attention that some of our cute and adorable babies have…

    • Patch 1.0.625.10 

      The game is not officially out but there's already a patch. If you have the digital downlaod version, there's no extra steps necessary. The game will…

    • Patching 

      Introduction As many other things patching is now done through Origin. There are no manual patches as in Sims 3 and we probably get them more often too. To…

  • Category: Bug  (72)
    • Can't bath toddler 

      Problem My Sim doesn't bath the toddler. He puts him in the tub and then takes him right back out Cause This issue occurs as soon as there's a baby on…

    • Sim leaves work early 

      Problem My Sim goes to work normally but then he suddenly appears at home although his work day is far from over. Cause If you're living in an apartment and…

    • New Issues - City Living 

      Introduction The City Living expansion introduces a few new issues/bugs into the game. There are no solutions or workarounds to these unless otherwise stated…

    • Festivals spawn on top of each other and don't go away 

      Problem I have several festivals that spawn on top of each other The festival doesn't disappear after it's over. Cause This issue occurs if the…

    • Singing Music overlays and never stops 

      Problem I can hear two different music singing overlays while my Sim is practicing singing or singing Karaoke After they stopped singing, I can still…

    • New Issues - Patch 1.24.102 

      Introduction Patch 1.24.102 introduces a few new issues/bugs into the game. There are no solutions or workarounds to these unless otherwise stated but I would…

    • Map Reloading - Patch 1.24.102 

      Issue When I try to load my household, all it does is re-load the map. Cause This issue has several causes. Map Reloading is a way of the game to handle a…

    • Sim don't age anymore 

      Problem My Sim doesn't age anymore. The age bar is full but the Sim doesn't age up. When I try to age him with the birthday cake, I get a message that…

    • Can't change lot type 

      Problem My lot has the type generic and I can't change it. I get the error: Disabled for Special Venues, I can't buy anything. Although I have enough…

    • [Dine Out] Issues and Workarounds 

      Introduction Dine Out allows you to have restaurants in your game - as owner and as visitor. Unfortunately, there's a few issues and bugs that can make…

    • Restaurant/Retail store corruption 

      Problem My Sim owns a retail store/restaurant but when I go there it says I don't own anything. On the map it still shows as owned. Some employees…

    • Food is not being served/cooked 

      Problem My cook is cooking the meal but does so in a loop. Food never finishes Cause This is caused by routing issues, especially if the chef station…

    • Restaurant Employees and Culling 

      Problem All my employees are deleted each night. This makes it impossible to have a good restaurant, since my employees are very bad and the money invested in…

    • Blue Curtains 

      Problem My curtains are blue Cause This bug is cause by the curtains snapping to the windows. With the changes in Lighting in Patch 1.19, this leads to…

    • Sims sit down before they ... 

      Problem My Sims always sit down before putting away dirty dishes and books. Cause Unclear. The bug seems to be present with multiple interactions. Some…

    • Arrested suspect can't be found at police station 

      Problem After arresting a Sims and returning to the police station, the suspect is Nowhere to be found the new chief of police I can't issue another…

    • Sims don't shower/bath 

      Problem Each time I tell my Sim to take a shower/bath, the action gets canceled and the Sim gets back out immediately Cause Incompatible Mod A baby in…

    • Multiple problems with Interactions being dropped or randomly queued 

      Problem My Sim constantly goes to the toilet even when his needs are all green The shower interaction is dropped from the queue or my Sim doesn't…

    • Sim doesn't wear assigned club outfit 

      Problem My Sim does not wear the assigned club outfit I can't use custom content on my club outfits Cause If your Sim is wearing any custom…

    • Time Freeze/Reset 

      Problem The game is freezing frequently. While the Sim is frozen, time goes on until it unfreezes and then resets itself to before the freezing occurred. It's…

    • Uploaded Content does not appear in gallery 

      Problem I uploaded a lot/ a Sim to the gallery but even after a few hours it does not show up there Cause The most common cause for this is that the gallery…

    • Lots can't be bought furnished 

      Problem I want to buy a existing house for my Sim but there's no option to buy it furnished. Cause This issue has two causes Another Sim was living in…

    • Crime Scene is not being cleaned up 

      Probleme Many lots still have signs of crime scenes although the case has been closed a long while ago. These lots can't be bought furnished. Cause The game…

    • Missing Aspiration Trait 

      Problem My Sim is missing their extra trait that you'll get for the aspiration. Cause The trait is missing if you take an existing Sim to CAS via the…

    • Issue with Inventory Scrolling 

      Problem My inventory gets stuck and I can no longer scroll in it. There's an empty field at the top. Cause Seems the easter eggs have…

    • Sims don't receive bills 

      Problem My Sim does not receive any bills Cause This is caused by a stuck bill in your inventory. The stuck bill prevents you from getting new ones. Solutio…

    • [MAC] Gray and opaque windows 

      Problem Windows appear gray and opaque. Cause Affected by this seem to be Macs with an Intel Chip (all variations) if laptop mode is enabled. Solution Turn…

    • Cursor gets stuck on Camera Icon in CAS 

      Problem When in CAS, the cursor suddenly gets stuck on the Camera icon and does not want to change back. All you can do is force-close the game. Workarounds …

    • Loading a family just reloads the map 

      Problem When I want to load my family, all it does is load the map overview. Cause This problem isn't as much as a bug but a symptom of a problem that…

    • Sims can't cook anymore 

      Problem When I give my Sim the order to cook, the money is deducted but the Sim never starts to cook. He just stands around. Cause This seems to be caused…

    • Disappearing Sims 

      Problem After switching to another family, most of my Sims of the other family have disappeared. They are not dead but simply not there anymore. My Sim…

    • 1-2-3 Keys no longer work 

      Problem I often use the keys 1-2-3 to change my games speed. Unfortunately it stops working after a while Cause Unclear Solution Press any other…

    • Extended Loading time 

      This issue was addressed in a patch but people seem to still have issues. Not entirely sure if it's the same cause though Problem It takes forever for my…

    • Children are their parents siblings 

      Problem My Sims kids suddenly are not the parents children anymore but their siblings. Meine Sims-Kinder sind plötzlich nicht mehr die Kinder meiner…

    • Game hangs on loading 

      Problem My game hangs on the inital loading screen and it takes forever to load. Cause This issue only occurs if you have an active connection and files…

    • Sim stuck in work mode 

      Problem After coming home from work, my menus are still all grayed out as if there were still at work. Cause Unclear Workaround You can make them leave…

    • Bills stuck in Inventory 

      Problem I have bills stuck in my inventory that I can't get rid of or pay. The consequences are dire cause I have no more water and electricity. Cause This…

    • Save Games disappearing 

      Problem On restarting my game, all my progress is gone. It's like I never saved On restarting my game, it's like my game didn't save the last few…

    • Edge Scrolling isn't working 

      Problem While scrolling up, right, and left works just fine, down doesn't work at all Cause You have to put your cursor to the proper position or the…

    • All my saved Sims are gone 

      Problem After installing the Sims 4, all of my Sims are gone from my library. I uploaded them to the gallery and now they are gone Cause The library…

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