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Thread for new members to post game issues

rosemowrosemow Posts: 105,202 Member
edited February 2016 in Bugs & Gameplay Issues
Hello :) Welcome to the forums.
Because of recent spambots attack issues, new discussion threads have been restricted for new members. You are not able to start a new thread until you become a full member.
If you have a game issue and are unable to find another thread with a similar issue , you are welcome to post on this thread and there will be simmers who will try to help you with your game issue.

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  • Minimagic782Minimagic782 Posts: 72 Member
    Hi Rosemow.

    Thankyou for this thread, I was wondering why I couldn't find the option to post in the Technical Section, my apologies as this is more for The Sims 3. I recently brought a new laptop and am having trouble getting the Sims 3 to play, it keeps freezing and I have to get the laptop to restart to shut the game down as it does not allow me to use Task Manager to force it shut down. I have my dxdiag and device config handy if you can help me. I don't really want to spend tomorrow uninstalling and re-installing every thing if I can avoid it.

    Kind Regards

    Minimagic782
  • rosemowrosemow Posts: 105,202 Member
    Hi Rosemow.

    Thankyou for this thread, I was wondering why I couldn't find the option to post in the Technical Section, my apologies as this is more for The Sims 3. I recently brought a new laptop and am having trouble getting the Sims 3 to play, it keeps freezing and I have to get the laptop to restart to shut the game down as it does not allow me to use Task Manager to force it shut down. I have my dxdiag and device config handy if you can help me. I don't really want to spend tomorrow uninstalling and re-installing every thing if I can avoid it.

    Kind Regards

    Minimagic782

    Hello @Minimagic782 .
    I am sorry that you are having this issue. I have started a thread for you in the Sims 3 Technical section of the forums. You will be able to post about your issues there.
    http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/878871/issue-with-game-freezing
  • Minimagic782Minimagic782 Posts: 72 Member
    Thanks Rosemow :)

    Hopefully I will be able to start new threads again soon..
  • rosemowrosemow Posts: 105,202 Member
    Thanks Rosemow :)

    Hopefully I will be able to start new threads again soon..

    You're welcome :) I am sorry that you are experiencing the issues with your laptop.
  • ttttttfanmanttttttfanman Posts: 50 Member
    I use fraps and the numbers don't come up in the game anymore. I just try too update too the new version of fraps and did not work. I have fraps 3.5.99. I think it is something too do with The Sims 4.
  • rosemowrosemow Posts: 105,202 Member
    edited February 2016
    I use fraps and the numbers don't come up in the game anymore. I just try too update too the new version of fraps and did not work. I have fraps 3.5.99. I think it is something too do with The Sims 4.

    Hello.
    Try uninstalling fraps and reinstalling the program and see if that helps.
    Edit : I have been reading information about fraps and have found a FAQ section that may explain why the frame rates aren't showing.
    http://www.fraps.com/faq.php
    It would be good to use the in-game fps on and fps off codes that Dekay has posted in the below post instead, .
    Post edited by rosemow on
  • DeLaNopeDeLaNope Posts: 1 New Member
    I have a question... I started a new game, and half of my household is missing. If I click on their icon, I have an option to "tidy up, build skill, care for self, or socialize with", like I am at a different location than the sim- however I'm looking directly at the house and they aren't there. It started when I had one sim outside playing around with a grill.

    Also, I tried to change a sim's clothing, and when I returned to the house, an entire room had rotated diagonally in the middle of the house, making it uninhabitable. It fixed itself after I started my computer, I think.

    I am using a downloaded version of the game, and have no mods.
  • rosemowrosemow Posts: 105,202 Member
    edited February 2016
    DeLaNope wrote: »
    I have a question... I started a new game, and half of my household is missing. If I click on their icon, I have an option to "tidy up, build skill, care for self, or socialize with", like I am at a different location than the sim- however I'm looking directly at the house and they aren't there. It started when I had one sim outside playing around with a grill.

    Also, I tried to change a sim's clothing, and when I returned to the house, an entire room had rotated diagonally in the middle of the house, making it uninhabitable. It fixed itself after I started my computer, I think.

    I am using a downloaded version of the game, and have no mods.

    Hello @DeLaNope.
    Some of your sims may be at another lot. Try playing one of the Sims that are at the home and see if you can bring the other sims home from where they are.
  • DeKayDeKay Posts: 21,374 Member
    @ttttttfanman

    Are you using fraps to just monitor the fps or to record a video? If you are only using it to look at the fps, you can use the in-game one. Hold Shift + Ctrl + C and then type fps on in the textbox at the top left and hit Enter. Your fps counter will be at the bottom left in blue. You can turn it off by typing fps off.
  • DeKayDeKay Posts: 21,374 Member
    edited February 2016
    @DeLaNope

    If you start a new game, it will be a fresh restart so only premades are there originally.

    Try repairing your game to fix the lot issue.
  • greenXengreenXen Posts: 940 Member
    @Rosemow, good thread to start. It would be nice if @SimGuruDrake or @SimGuruJanitor stickied it at least until new members are restored their privileges.
  • rosemowrosemow Posts: 105,202 Member
    greenXen wrote: »
    @Rosemow, good thread to start. It would be nice if @SimGuruDrake or @SimGuruJanitor stickied it at least until new members are restored their privileges.

    Hello @greenXen . Thankyou :) There have been new simmers who have been having game issues but are unable to start their own threads, so I thought that this thread may help them.
  • illuminatisimmerilluminatisimmer Posts: 9 New Member
    Sul Sul! I've been having an issue in Get Together, I have been in a lot of clubs with different sims, but I can't get into the gatherings. It tells me to join the gathering but the button does nothing. I couldn't find anybody on here with the same problem and was wondering if anybody else did too? Thanks.
  • rosemowrosemow Posts: 105,202 Member
    Sul Sul! I've been having an issue in Get Together, I have been in a lot of clubs with different sims, but I can't get into the gatherings. It tells me to join the gathering but the button does nothing. I couldn't find anybody on here with the same problem and was wondering if anybody else did too? Thanks.

    Hello @illuminatisimmer .
    Was the club gathering taking place during the time when it would normally be your sim's work/school hours? There has been an issue with gatherings when they take place during these hours, including on vacation days when they would be normally working.
    Try attending a gathering when it is outside the normal working /school hours of your sim and see if that helps the issue.
  • illuminatisimmerilluminatisimmer Posts: 9 New Member
    @rosemow I have tried that, I saw that a few places. The Join Gathering just does nothing at all, even in the middle of the night. I can only get into gatherings if it's the first time in the club.
  • rosemowrosemow Posts: 105,202 Member
    @rosemow I have tried that, I saw that a few places. The Join Gathering just does nothing at all, even in the middle of the night. I can only get into gatherings if it's the first time in the club.

    Hello @illuminatisimmer . I am sorry that you are having this issue.

    Do you have cc/mods in your game? If you do, move your mods folder to the desktop. Then start the game and test to see if the issue is still there.

    Repairing the game may help. To do that, right click on the sims 4 picture in Origin and click repair.

    Try resetting your sims 4 folder and see if that helps. To do that, move your sims 4 folder ( that is in Documents -Electronic Arts - then the sims 4 folder is there ) to the desktop. Then start the game, and a new sims 4 folder will be generated. Exit the game and then add back the "options.ini" file and the "saves" , "screenshots" "tray" "custom music " and "mods" folders from the desktop sims 4 folder to the new sims 4 folder, replacing the new generated file/ folders with the old file/folders.

    Also try testing with a new save game and see if the issue occurs in that save game as well.
  • AmyDamesAmyDames Posts: 335 Member
    I've not had twins in weeks and weeks even after doing everything you can possibly do to force them. Eg. Reading watching kids stuff fertility message plus fertile trait.
  • rosemowrosemow Posts: 105,202 Member
    AmyDames wrote: »
    I've not had twins in weeks and weeks even after doing everything you can possibly do to force them. Eg. Reading watching kids stuff fertility message plus fertile trait.

    Hello @AmyDames
    The last cheat code that is in the pregnancy section of this cheats article may help you if you decide to use a cheat to have twins.
    http://simsvip.com/sims-4-cheats-codes/#Pregnancy
  • bonapplebonapple Posts: 1 New Member
    There is no 'talk about grilled cheese' interaction available ... is there something wrong? My sim has the grilled cheese aspiration, (she was imported from the gallery as a teen I believe and developed the grilled cheese aspiration when she aged up, then got married to my sim. I would kind of like to complete the aspiration but can't get past the first requirement to 'talk to 3 sims about grilled cheese'. The option for that interaction is just not available in friendly. Any help is super appreciated :)
  • AmyDamesAmyDames Posts: 335 Member
    Thank you for your reply rosemow.
  • rosemowrosemow Posts: 105,202 Member
    bonapple wrote: »
    There is no 'talk about grilled cheese' interaction available ... is there something wrong? My sim has the grilled cheese aspiration, (she was imported from the gallery as a teen I believe and developed the grilled cheese aspiration when she aged up, then got married to my sim. I would kind of like to complete the aspiration but can't get past the first requirement to 'talk to 3 sims about grilled cheese'. The option for that interaction is just not available in friendly. Any help is super appreciated :)

    Hello @bonapple.
    Try having your sim eat 3 grilled cheeses in a row one after another , then click on another sim and test to see if the interaction option comes up to talk about grilled cheese.
    Check to see that you have selected the grilled cheese aspiration to do in the aspiration panel.
    If you have the grilled cheese mod that a simmer made before the patch with the aspiration was released, remove it and see if that helps.
    Do you have any other cc/mods in your game? If you do, move your mods folder to the desktop. Then start the game and test to see if the issue is still there.
    If you still have issues after doing this, repauring the game may help. To do that, right click on the sims 4 picture in Origin and click repair.
  • rosemowrosemow Posts: 105,202 Member
    AmyDames wrote: »
    Thank you for your reply rosemow.

    You're welcome :)
  • radrobinradrobin Posts: 11 New Member
    Okay, I thought I was going crazy that I couldn't figure out how to start a new thread.

    My issue concerns ghosts. My town is full of them. It is all the Sims that start off in the houses (Bella Goth, Joaquin Le Chien, etc). They are not listed in household management, however. I have checked both the played and unplayed tabs multiple times, and they are not there. I even deleted every single family and sim listed in the household management. I deleted all of the houses in the worlds and replaced them. The ghosts still show up absolutely everywhere. I have 5-8 ghosts anywhere I go in the game. I did repair the game as soon as I saw the families weren't in the management.

    Any ideas? It is pretty frustrating as I typically delete the ghosts as soon as the towns start dying off.
  • rosemowrosemow Posts: 105,202 Member
    radrobin wrote: »
    Okay, I thought I was going crazy that I couldn't figure out how to start a new thread.

    My issue concerns ghosts. My town is full of them. It is all the Sims that start off in the houses (Bella Goth, Joaquin Le Chien, etc). They are not listed in household management, however. I have checked both the played and unplayed tabs multiple times, and they are not there. I even deleted every single family and sim listed in the household management. I deleted all of the houses in the worlds and replaced them. The ghosts still show up absolutely everywhere. I have 5-8 ghosts anywhere I go in the game. I did repair the game as soon as I saw the families weren't in the management.

    Any ideas? It is pretty frustrating as I typically delete the ghosts as soon as the towns start dying off.

    Hello @radrobin .
    If you use mods, MC Command Center mod has options to " Delete all ghosts" and to " Delete Homeless ghosts"
    The link to the mod is
    http://modthesims.info/d/551680

    This link thread provides help for the MC Command Center Mod. If you decide to use it and you have questions about the settings, you can post about it there, and there are helpful simmers there that will help you.
    http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/837115/need-help-with-mc-command-center-settings-ask-here
  • urbexandteaurbexandtea Posts: 6 New Member
    I don't know how to start a thread, so I'm really hoping someone in this forum can help me, or direct me to someone/somewhere that can. My Sims (two women) have full green and pink bars, 100%. They want to get engaged ALL THE TIME, but no matter how flirty they are, the 'go steady' option or 'get married' option do not appear. I haven't even been able to get them to go steady, and they're always thinking about getting married. I have tried even when they are both 'very flirty' and it doesn't appear. Extremely frustrating. Could someone please lend a girl a hand??
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