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Offline Peanuts61

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Idle Sims
« on: April 06, 2020, 05:33:37 PM »
hey there everybody:

if this question was already asked, so sorry but i am playing right now and i keep noticing sims in the neighborhood just standing around idle like they are stuck, but they are not. they fan themselves because they are hot, but they are not stuck. i am tempted to edit town and go to that particular sim to have him or her do something, but it has become quite annoying to see and i feel i ought not have to do that anyway so i kind of try to ignore them. but i was wondering, is this supposed to happen? or is it some kind of bug or glitch?

thanks for answers and please stay safe everybody!

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Re: Idle Sims
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2020, 08:10:34 PM »
Inactive Sims 3 sims aren't exactly the most active/smart but is this affecting everyone in your save? Are you running any mods? It either sounds like a mod conflict or perhaps your autonomy settings are off.
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Re: Idle Sims
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2020, 09:20:19 PM »
 actually trip i am using mods, several in fact. but this was happening even before i started using mods. i usually ignore it but since i have been playing for so long, it becomes a little hard to ignore lol.

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Re: Idle Sims
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2020, 09:34:00 PM »
I am not entirely sure if resetting the town would help?

Reset Town, Individual Sims and/or Evict Household
https://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=20732.msg401812#msg401812

Are idle Sims a problem in other games as well?

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Re: Idle Sims
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2020, 10:37:58 PM »
yes they are everytime i play. the premades and the tourists as well

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Re: Idle Sims
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2020, 10:48:29 PM »
When things go wonky with my saved games I clear game cache as part of troubleshooting the game. If that doesn't help, I save back families, houses and lots and refresh my Sims 3 folder to see if that helps get the game to run better.

I don't know if you've tried any of these things, so just in case, I'm adding links to help.

Delete Game Cache Files
https://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=20732.msg401809#msg401809

Sims 3 - How To: Save a household to Library or to Export
https://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=19060.msg356789#msg356789

Sims 3 - How To: Save a House/Community Lot to the Library or to Export
https://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=19062.msg356791#msg356791

Sims 3 Factory Reset (What & Howto)
https://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=20732.msg401814#msg401814
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Re: Idle Sims
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2020, 11:16:41 PM »
i have done all the steps except the factory re-set step. may try that. thank you!



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