Objects are removed from Inventory on Travelling

Problem

  • My Sim travels to another lot and everything I’ve newly added to my inventory is being removed.
  • My Sim travels to another lot and everything I’ve deleted from my inventory is back.

Cause

There are multiple bugs concerning items disappearing from inventory. The solution below is for a specific cause. It can probably also happen with other LEs.

The issue occurs if a lastException (LE) occurs while the Sim is travelling. The inventory is being reset to the state of the last saved game.

The main issue are Sims that are children of Father Winter although not those Sims are affected but some others. The Father Winter Baby trait is causing a LE while travelling which resets the inventory. The Sims that have the issue probably have some connection to Father Winter Children.

It also only seems an issue if the Father Winter Children don’t live anywhere, especially Ghosts.

There’s also some CC traits that can cause issues if they are no longer compatible with the current patch level. The LastException itself will tell you where the problem lies most of the time. If you need help, you can ask for help at AHQ Tech. You can post your LE there (to upload you will need to create a Rar file).

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

 

There are several ways to go about solving this issue.

  • Save your game before going travelling. This helped for me when testing this issue. Not optimal as it’s something you need to remember each time and can be forgotten at times
  • Make sure that all Father Winter Children live somewhere. For ghosts, send them to the Netherworld (haven’t been able to test if that helps). Doesn’t seem to help in all cases.
  • Remove the trait with cheats:
    • testingcheats true
    • Make sure the Sim that has the trait is active.
    • traits.remove_trait HolidayTradition_FatherWinterBaby 

If you don’t know which Sims have the trait, it’s getting a bit more complicated and you need mods to find out who has the trait (see below).

Mods that help with the issue

  • MC Command Center by Deaderpool to remove the trait the easy way (Active Sim > MCCC > MC CAS > Manage Traits > Remove Trait)
  • Show/Search Sim Info Mod by itasan2 to find out which Sims have the trait (Search SimsTrait:FatherWinterBaby > Get list of all Sims that have the trait)
  • Fix for FatherWinterBaby by LeRoi (Note: This is a direct download from my blog. Upload was done with permission of the creator. Use at your own risk). This mod should fixe the issue permanently and stop the LE.

AHQ Thread

If you have the issue, please me too the following thread.