In my up to date TS4 installation sims are getting unhappy because their homes aren't well decorated. Problem is, in the installation on my old machine (no seasons, and updated only through University - a lot of sims are successful farmers & I don't want that messed with) the same level of décor makes them happy. What gives?
I'm confused about how environment scores are generated. Do they have to do with how cheap the flooring/ walls are, or does it have to do with the décor in the room?
I'm glad the sims are affected by poor environments, but it seems to be a little buggy.
One other thing I've noticed when playing my rags to riches save is that sims now get the uncomfortable from poor environment moodlet when the walls are still drywall! I think that makes sense and I've never had that occur before.
As for which ones exactly cause the unhappy with decoration moodlet, some wallpapers/floors have an "effect on environment positive/negative" label. That, I think, refers to the room's environment score, not the eco footprint. Eco footprint is noted down as "green" and "industrial". (My game isn't in english, so your terms may be different and I may err here.)
Thank you for the info! I have vague memories of a lot of posts on this back then, but the search feature here is lame & I'd probably be guilty of the necro-crime if I commented in one. Now I have something to look for when decorating. Seems to me a bit overly sensitive. There's a difference between poor (drywall) and modest but nice. A Cotswolds country cottage is not Buckingham Palace and I'm not about to try to make the change to satisfy what seems to be EA's California Chic obsession. Taking advantage of your clues, but in a tasteful & restrained way.
Am inclined to agree with you. There's a difference between poor and tastefully simple, which EA seems to be ignoring.
I agree, though I've worked around it. Just look for any 'cheap' objects or paintings/posters in decorations that give at least 'environment +1', then plop a few here and there. Shrink them down if you don't want then dominating the area, heh!