[FIXED] Scientist can only experiment on the chemistry lab

Update

This issue was fixed in Patch 1.17.7.

Problem

My scientist can only experiment and tinker on the chemistry lab. I can no longer create a Serum

ChemLabIssue

Cause

Patch 1.16.61 has broken the chemistry lab for Sims that were in the science career during patching.

Scientist have a new hidden trait, which identifies them after quitting the science career. Because of this they can continue to use the chemistry lab even after changing careers.

Unfortunately Sims that are already in the career didn’t get this trait added which leads to the error at hand.

Solution

How to use Cheats
Do the following steps to use the cheat console
  1. Open the cheat console with ctl-shift-c
  2. Enter the cheat you need in the entry box which appeared in the upper left corner of your screen.
  3. Click [ENTER]
  4. Repeat steps 2 & 3 for every necessary cheat.
  5. After entering all needed cheats, close the cheat console with ctl-shift-c

More details on cheats can be found on TwistedMexi's page: Sims 4 Cheats

 

Variant A

  1. Quit your job
  2. Join the career again
  3. Open the cheat console and type: testingcheats true
  4. Type: careers.promote scientist
  5. Repeat 4 until your back on the level you were before

After doing this, you should be able to create a Serum again.

Variant B

  1. Choose the Sim
  2. Open the cheat console and type: testingcheats true
  3. Type: Traits.equip_trait trait_Hidden_HasBeenScientist

After doing so, you should have the option to make Serums again.

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