Author Topic: Stuck in Build/Buy Mode  (Read 81622 times)

Offline Looseal

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Re: Stuck in Build/Buy Mode
« Reply #25 on: July 18, 2015, 12:16:40 PM »
The only way to return to LIVE mode when stuck is to click on Quests, choose one even if only temporary, you must then click the right arrows to turn the page until you see a check mark. This will send you to the choice of LIVE mode afterward.  Also, it seems you can save the game, even when in build mode only when your tutorial is complete.   The tutorial is not so long. If you must continue the next day, just minimize the game to your tray. On a PC, hit your windows key on keyboard to minimize.  Good luck.

Offline MsXler

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Re: Stuck in Build/Buy Mode
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2016, 09:13:46 AM »
I registered right away to submit a solution I found out just now:
You can use the keys F2, F3, etc. to switch through various menues ingame - I was stuck in Build Mode, none of the buttons being clickable, so I worked around by pressing the F keys to switch to Buy Mode and Live Mode, and it worked. Then I could save my game without any loses. Just in case it is relevant: I'm using the Awesome Mod, various mods of Nraas and had TestingCheatsEnabled, well, enabled.



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Offline RainaElf

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Re: Stuck in Build/Buy Mode
« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2017, 06:52:22 PM »
This is a thing that's still happening! I'm sitting here watching loading, loading, loading spin around. Totally stuck between Build mode and Live mode ... :P

Offline VampireMuffinMan

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Re: Stuck in Build/Buy Mode
« Reply #28 on: November 01, 2017, 03:12:00 PM »
My problem and solution:

What happened to me is...
1) I was in build/buy mode and neither F1 nor the button on the dashboard would return me to live mode.
2) I obviously couldn't save...and trying to quit or edit town gave me options to cancel or continue w/o save.

I read the comment about going ahead with the continue w/o saving and decided to go for it...
It left my changes in tact!  So I saved once in edit town.    :D

I realize now why this may have happened in my case after...
I think I decided to edit my selected family's lot from edit town, without returning to the game first.

Hope this helps anyone having this issue in the way I was.  :)

Offline Atalanta

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Re: Stuck in Build/Buy Mode
« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2018, 04:26:35 PM »
Iíve had this happen before several times, once with an architect Sim ó very frustrating. I assume itís a memory problem, because if Iím designing or customizing a house in a new game, it never happens. So, I make sure now to go back to Edit Town or Live mode after finishing a few customizations and save.

Offline krutt77

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Re: Stuck in Build/Buy Mode
« Reply #30 on: June 07, 2018, 08:02:54 PM »
None of the suggestions here worked and I was about to break something before Ctrl+Alt+Del and force quitting the game.
I then noticed the little pause button in the top, right corner. Clicked it and the game returned to Live mode...
All is good now.

Thank you sooo much, I've been having this problem on and off. Just hit the "pause" sign and presto, game back to normal and I'm able to save.