Certain areas seem to be locked to Sims


  • My Sim can’t use certain areas anymore. They wave and yell as if something was in the way. I can’t see a thing.
  • My game is full of gray ovals/circles.
SocialJig SocialJig2


The game creates a temporary object when Sims (or animals) are interacting with each other. Those are so called SocialJigs and they have the purpose to lock the area during interaction so that others Sims/Animals don’t try to squeeze between interacting Sims.

Once the interaction is over, these objects are supposed to get deleted from the game. This doesn’t happen in a lot of cases and some areas become unusable. Sometimes they become visible and you see them as gray ovals or circles.


Visible SocialJigs can be deleted with moveObjects on

  • Change to buy mode
  • Open the cheat console with ctl-shift-c
  • Type MoveObjects on
  • Sell the ovals/circles
  • Open the cheat console with ctl-shift-c
  • Type MoveObjects off

Non-visible SocialJigs can only be removed by mod.

Mods that help with the issue

  • MasterController has an option to delete all SocialJigs in one go. Doesn’t matter if they’re visible or not.
Please make sure to backup your game before attempting below in case you delete the wrong object.
  • On the city hall choose:  NRAAS –> MasterController –> Town –> Object Stats
  • Search for all objects Core.SocialJig and select them.
  • Click ok and choose (all)
  • Click on OK
  • Confirm the message that you really want to delete those.