View Full Version : EA acknowledged bugs caused by 1.3.24 patch

31st Jul 2009, 11:15 AM
Hello Simmers. (though week gamewise, huh? :cry: )

I've been lurking in all my favorite forums and noticed most of the issue threads are similar, so I've compiled a list here. Add on if you have bugs I've not encountered (haven't been playing much, I'm working on a building project). I'm still compiling, but I thought to get this out there so no new threads need be created that addresses the same issues over and over again (help the moderators out, guys...)

If it matters, my setup:
- Old laptop PC with new graphic/sound drivers and on latest XP service pack, BIOS, etc
- All Option settings on Low, no Reflection, no smoothing or whatever it's called
- Playing in windowed mode, via 3booter.exe and I have the FPS_Limiter.exe thingie to prevent my CPU overheating and crashing
- Have the Auto-Cheater by Random667. Have awesomemod, but not IndieStone. Other mods listed below.
- I have all store items and no other custom patterns

Reported bugs by Simmers:
- Pathfinding algorithm causes Sims to stop and re-evaluate every time they encounter objects like doors/stairs/other Sims. This caused my student Sims to take 45-sim minutes to reach the school bus from the time it arrive on the lot (with no actions queued prior to bus arrival). I have awesomemod, so I don't know if its because Pescado's algorithm put in another layer that clashes with the new patched algorithm. I'll remove and play a non-awesome version to test this weekend
- Lagginess during load/save (Soln that worked for me: Defrag eased it some, but not by much)
- Sims stuck in Community Lots or refuses to go to to School/Work (Soln that worked for me: Load a New Game, Quit w/o saving)
- Cannot click Option menu (Soln that worked for me: Load a New Game, Quit w/o saving)
- messed up Sim thumbnails (Soln that worked for me: Load a New Game, Quit w/o saving)
- missing/messed up relationships (haven't encountered)
- non-aging of Sims with Aging turned on (encountered by people with awesomemod, corrected in latest release)
- When your sim reaches the elder age he immediately dies (by user v-ware)
- Free-will is borked, more than usual as they don't attend to their needs (Related to new pathfinding algorithm issue? Haven't encountered, Sims in my Community Lots move about or go home.)
- Lots costing negative, 0 or ridiculously expensive (by user reikacitro and others, I haven't encountered)

Acknowledged by SimGuru_BGY_11 on (thesims3.com forums (http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/105/76326.page#761462) )
- Missing sims that have disappeared completely from the game, as though they moved out of town.
- Issues with loading up saves and having your sim be physically stuck in objects.
- Cars not routing correctly, ending up in your sim's living room. They are not possible to get out of the house, in some circumstances.
- Shadows feature added to Macs is causing CC hair to not work under certain conditions. Deleting cache files seems to fix this.
- Inability to download the patch to begin with. (Error: File Not Found, downloads pausing and canceling themselves, etc.)
- Game slows or stops completely every five/ten seconds.
- Crashing to desktop after loading screen.
- Audio skips or sounds choppy.
- Arrow drag cursor icon outside of build mode is bugging for live mode.
- Items cannot be dragged normally.

mods known NOT to work (delete and wait for compatible version)
facialhack_patch127.package (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=344369)
NoShooMod_BASEGAME.package (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=354513)
IndieStoneCore.package (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=356632)

mods updated for 1.3.24 (these are the ones I used, there are others already updated in the downloads section)
awesome.package (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,15185.0.html)
enablescripterror_1.3.24 (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=359796)

mods unaffected by patch (no update necessary, I'm using them)
HUDNaviSwapInvenPanel.package by SimCutie
SLAM - Super.package by JagaTelesin
No_Line_DiE.package by DieYan
NoBuildSparkles.package by HystericalParoxysm
nointro.package by Rick
nomosaic.package by Rick
HP's replacement skins
Cutthroat_Dollie's replacement eyes

Misc unaffected by patch (all in Programs & Utilities in Download section)
Install Helper Monkey (It's a program, guys; Not a mod!)

Help me compile others not listed here that you have encountered or bug fixes that you've figured out/have suggested by others...Thanks, all!