Known Bugs with solutions or workarounds

  • Bad CC,  Bugs

    CaST does not load – Materializing Materials

    Problem When i want to open CaST, it will never open and I get an endless message Materializing Materials Cause This problem is caused by faulty patterns. Patterns that were created with CAP should not be converted into Package-Files since they can only be numbered correctly if they are installed through the launcher. You should also not merge such patterns together The patterns are not faulty as such. If you install them through the launcher, they’ll work as intended. There are patterns that can be installed through the launcher that are also faulty. Solution Find the pattern and delete it Delete…

  • Bugs

    Abandoned Cars & Boats

    Problem There cars and bikes in front of lots that don’t move The ocean is full of unused boats There’s a stuck car in my house Inactive Sims collect cars in their inventories All parking lots are filled with abandoned cars. Cause Most cars are temporary items or stuck objects which the game didn’t clean up properly. Solution Use this method to delete the cars/boats/bikes: Stuck Objects & Objects in use see 1 see 1 There’s no use to manually delete those. They’ll be back in no time. Delete all parking spaces in your town. Mods that help with the issue Use…

  • Bugs


    Problems Bridgeport has quite a few issues and if you use the Late Night features in other towns, these problems can also occur there. Non-reachable routable areas Bridgeport has two almost unreachable areas that are marked as routable terrain for Sims. Since it’s almost impossible to get there, Sims try over and over to get there. Some even success but then get stuck there cause they can’t get back. Film career audition bug A bug in the game causes NPCs to be drawn to community lots if a active Sim has an audition there. They are still drawn to it…

  • Bugs

    Viewers in front of empty Showtime Stage

    Problem My sims cheer at SimFests but there’s no one on Stage Cause This issue occurs if your town doesn’t have enough Singers, Magicians and acrobats. The game creates them but the StoryProgression mod and Overwatch removes them from the game since they are homeless. The game still does the SimFests, there’s just no one to perform. Solution Make sure that there’s inactives in Showtime careers but this bug doesn’t do anything bad other than looking weird.

  • Bugs

    Missing Time Machine

    Problem My inventor build a time machine but I can’t find it Cause The time machine is in your family inventory. There’s no message about that. Solution Always check your family inventory if you can’t find something. Further Reading Objects disappear from Inventory Stuck Objects & Objects in use

  • Bugs,  Store & Exchange

    Store Premium content not working properly

    Problem The moodlet which should be applied to my Sim using the Premium content is missing The Premium content is missing all Interactions My Sim resets when interacting with the Premium Content. Cause There’s a file called ccmerged.pacakge inside the DCBackup folder which is installed/updated each time you install a premium content via Sims3Pack. This file contains important information about the Premium content. DO NOT DELETE THIS FILE. Unfortunately this file can also become corrupted over time. Conflict with a third-party Store Fix Maybe some trait or skill level prevents the content to work correctly. Solution Do not delete ccmerged.package If…

  • Bugs

    Certain areas seem to be locked to Sims

    Problem 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. Cause 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…

  • Bugs

    Sim doesn’t go to work

    Problem My Sim doesn’t go to work. The command disappears from the queue Sims go to their work place and then wave and rant about not being able to get in. My Stylist/Ghost Hunter/Architect can’t accept a job since they can’t reach the client Cause There are different causes for this error, depending what career you play and where. Corrupt work outfits  prevent your Sim from going to work. Film stars get a random piece of clothing once they reach a certain level which is supposed to represent their role. These outfits are most often corrupted which leads to the…

  • Bugs

    Sim needs forever to complete a task

    Problem My Sim needs about 1-2 Sim-Hours to complete any interaction. Doesn’t matter if it is changing clothing, go to work or take a shower. Cause This problem is directly related to lags in your game. The slower your game, the longer the Sims need to complete an interaction. The problem most often occurs on Computers with low RAM. Further Reading Sims in Slow Motion Lags & Intermittent Freezes

  • Bugs

    Sim wakes up because of other Sim (loud object)

    Problem Every time my goes to bed, all other Sims already sleeping wake up. Sims in the same room with this Sim have the enjoying music moodlet and can’t sleep because of a loud object. Cause Sims that prevent others from sleeping are most often in a band. The game thinks they’re still playing music. Solution Let the Sim sleep in another room Give the Sims that have to sleep in the same room the trait Heavy Sleeper Let the Sim play another instrument Reset the Sim Move the Sim out and back in via edit town. Further Reading Sim…