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Re: Imaginary Friends
« Reply #425 on: February 09, 2014, 07:01:35 AM »
My toddler had an IF mailed to her, played and played and played with it - the same length of time as her sisters (triplets). The sisters got the message that it was becoming special to them and when they aged up had the message to set it on the floor.

Not Camille.

Now as a child, no matter how much Camille plays with the doll, nothing is happening. I'm at the end of my tether with this one now.

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Re: Imaginary Friends
« Reply #426 on: April 23, 2014, 08:45:33 PM »
Sometimes that happens. It seems to be random chance. Sorry about that...



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Re: Imaginary Friends
« Reply #427 on: June 23, 2014, 05:02:53 PM »
Hey guys. I got a pretty bad glitch with my imaginary friends and I thought I would write about it here in case anyone runs into it as well. I googled it and it seemed not to be very common - actually I could find just a reference or two to this specific problem. So here it is. Sorry if it was posted here before, but through my searches I could not find very much info on this.

I have all EPs installed, no stuff packs. I have Awesome mod + lots of nraas mods (MasterController, Overwatch, Career, Woohooer, Story Progression and so on), plus a lot of CC hair, clothes etc. I am never willing to part with my mods and CC, so I tried to avoid removing them to see if it fixed the issue.

Basically, it started after the two youngest members of the fam turned into teenagers. I would open either of my two saved games of this family and it would work fine for the first 5-10 minutes. Then I'd notice that a lot of the friendships would disappear and there would be a red box in the relationship panel. Like so.



Gradually this happened to all the other sims in the household. Then I wouldn't be able to click on the cell phone. Then gradually I wouldn't be able to switch between sims properly, all the relationships, the needs and the inventories etc all got mixed up and I could never tell which sim I was controlling. Especially since all the portraits on the left were highlighted as if I had selected them. It was really effed up. I tried evicting the family and moving them back in but that only made things worse.

So I went on to do some soulsearching and googling and the only solution I found was to:
1. Immediately after opening the saved game, place all imaginary friends (I had two dolls) somewhere on the floor.
2. Type in Testingcheatsenabled true in the cheat box.
3. Shift-click on them and then delete them.

And... that was it. It seems to be working minimally glitchy again. This might not work for everyone, but I read somewhere that IFs can mess with the relationship database or something.

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Re: Imaginary Friends
« Reply #428 on: June 24, 2014, 07:25:45 AM »
This has happened to me on some of my larger files.  The boxes would stay highlighted, like you said and you couldn't tell who you were controlling.  It seemed to happen to files that I had five or more sims in the household.  Also, it was an older file and the family had tons of stuff in the their inventory.  Since the file was a favorite, I went back into the game, moved two sims out and the remaining sims, took almost everything from their personal inventory.  I then saved it and went back in and the game worked fine.  I didn't have any IF in their inventory, at least I don't think I did, but I thought this might help if anyone else has this problem.  You are right though, I have had some problems with IF, so I just usually delete them when they get them. :)
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Re: Imaginary Friends
« Reply #429 on: July 01, 2014, 10:28:27 AM »
My Toddler Sims Always have there "friends" in its inventory its weird how the build a friendship with the doll  :o

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Re: Imaginary Friends
« Reply #430 on: July 01, 2014, 01:24:47 PM »
The IFs are useful for things like best friend requirements in dynasties. And they can even be emergency helpers if you need that.

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Re: Imaginary Friends
« Reply #431 on: July 01, 2014, 01:42:29 PM »
Or emergency spouses lol

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Re: Imaginary Friends
« Reply #432 on: August 12, 2014, 09:46:16 AM »
In my life states dynasty file, I have had two child sets and no IF dolls have come. Is this normal?

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Re: Imaginary Friends
« Reply #433 on: August 13, 2014, 05:31:54 PM »
It's not unusual. When I was doing mine, the four generations born in Lucky Palms were all doll-less. When I had the ok to move them to Sunset Valley, the last generation got a doll.

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Re: Imaginary Friends
« Reply #434 on: September 03, 2014, 06:38:29 PM »
I know I'm a little late coming in to this. But, I just got Generations, and I seem to be having some difficulty with the Imaginary Friend staying a doll.
Two of my Sims gave birth to a little girl. And  the next day, she received her doll in the mail. I put it in her crib with her. Since it kept teleporting around the house, I eventually moved it to her Inventory. Fast forward a few days later, and my child Sim, whose name is Sunny, became a toddler. This is how she spent her days:
Woke up, sang too/played  with doll
Ate, sang too/played with doll
Learned to walk, sang too/played with doll
Learned to talk, sang too/played with doll
Potty trained, sang too/played with doll
Short intervals where she played with blocks, musical instrument for babies, played with pegs, and read several books, all while playing with the doll in between. Once she learned to walk, talk, and was potty trained, combined with her reading knowledge and musical/peg/block playing knowledge, Sunny played with and sang to her doll none stop. She only stopped long enough to eat. And then I fixed that with the Make All Happy choice. So basically, she NEVER put that doll down. She never got a message about how "special" the doll was to her.
Fast forward several days later, and Sunny is now a child on the honor roll, going to elementary school. Her routine was as followed: Played with doll, sang to doll, hosted tea party, went to school, came home, played/sang/tea party, homework.
Repeat.
Every. Single. Day.
And still, nothing. I see the plus relationship sign over Sunny and her doll whenever she  interacts with it. And when she sets it down onto the floor to go prepare juice for the tea party, a faint little musical jingle briefly plays. Kinda windchimey  sounding. Instead of sitting down, the doll stands up on its own. And does nothing more than that. He just stands there.
Nothing I do makes him imaginary. I've kept him in her Inventory, and I've kept him out of her Inventory. While she's at school, or ballet practice, her doll, whom I named Haku, sits in her room, free to teleport around the house like a Gnome, should he choose too.
He does not.
Am I missing something? Did I do something wrong? Why is Haku still a doll? If I make Sunny a baby again, and have her play with Haku nonstop, will he become "special" to her?
 -edit- Sunny also took brief intervals to discover potions on her chemistry set, in order to make her IF real, should Haku become anything more than a doll.
-edit- I even had her drink the Melancholy Serum, to lower her Social and Fun bar, just to see if that would somehow make a difference. None doin'.

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Re: Imaginary Friends
« Reply #435 on: September 03, 2014, 07:15:56 PM »
You need to get the special message during toddler stage.  After toddler, the doll will not work no matter how hard you try.  During toddler stage, you need to play with the doll enough to get 2 messages.  I don't remember the exact wording, but its two special message telling you how special the doll has become to your toddler.  The 1st message comes fast, but the 2nd one is much longer, just have your toddler keep playing with the doll as much as you can.

After your toddler age up to child, the doll (if left on the floor) will age up to child too.

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Re: Imaginary Friends
« Reply #436 on: September 03, 2014, 09:34:52 PM »
You need to get the special message during toddler stage.  After toddler, the doll will not work no matter how hard you try.  During toddler stage, you need to play with the doll enough to get 2 messages.  I don't remember the exact wording, but its two special message telling you how special the doll has become to your toddler.  The 1st message comes fast, but the 2nd one is much longer, just have your toddler keep playing with the doll as much as you can.

After your toddler age up to child, the doll (if left on the floor) will age up to child too.

Thank you, Nutella. So, if I make my child Sim Sunny a toddler again, do you think Haku will become special to her with enough interaction?  :)

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Re: Imaginary Friends
« Reply #437 on: September 06, 2014, 06:38:59 PM »
How do you make your child sim toddler again?  Young again potion doesn't change them to toddler, I'm afraid you will have to start a new game with a new child. 

Remember you need to have two special messages regarding the imaginary friend.  Only after the 2nd message appears then you can age up your toddler.

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Re: Imaginary Friends
« Reply #438 on: January 11, 2015, 08:07:07 AM »
I finally got an IF from adopting a child on a new save ( I make them a lot, and was able to get one before, but I got bored with the family, I always use cheats and like to kill Roommates / visitors ) , and got them both grown up, my toddler to a child, the IF to the next stage.

My kid has been playing with him nonstop ( Like I said, I have cheats on to have Static needs on for my active family ) and Jelly Bean ( The IF ) , became best friends with him, and whatnot, but Jelly Bean became 'hungry'. And not the standard 'hungry', it skipped that moodlet. It shows the urgency bubble with the 'very hungry' moodlet inside, then it showed the 'dream bubble' where it normally shows random moodlets from what they're thinking, with the very hungry moodlet, and then a picture of himself in the lower bubble, like when they're about to do something.

Jelly Bean is the first IF I've had my Sim age up with, and I don't want to loose him. My friend says that they eat leftovers, which is a problem since, with Static needs on and killing roommates by trapping them in the yard with fencing or in a building with locked doors, I have no reason to cook food. Is this true and will he be alright if I allowed my butler to cook something, then just put it in the fridge? I had my child cook a muffin, but Jelly Bean didn't seem to care

Edit - He did the standard 'very hungry' motion after I unpaused it ;-; I put the muffin in the fridge, he still doesn't seem interested in it

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Re: Imaginary Friends
« Reply #439 on: February 24, 2015, 11:30:17 PM »
My experience with the IF is going pretty good, actually. In my favourite save file, all three children of my married couple got one. The IFs are Clementine (girl), Peanut (boy), and Puzzle (boy).

One of the creepy experiences I've had is when Clementine and Nathan (her owner) were both children, and I don't remember when, but Clem suddenly ages up to a teen. It's just so weird to see it bigger than her owner.

Also, I find it weird when once, Peanut didn't turn back to a doll when his owner Dylan went to bed, and just watched him sleep.

I hate when my sim goes to the bathroom and has to stop what they're doing because their IF walked in on them. So I always either lock the bathroom door, or make sure the IF is in their inventory. xD
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Re: Imaginary Friends
« Reply #440 on: September 07, 2016, 06:39:46 AM »
My daughter went to the park with her family for leisure day and had her imaginary friend with her and now I can't find it at all. Could it be still at the park or?

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Re: Imaginary Friends
« Reply #441 on: September 07, 2016, 01:46:40 PM »
When this has happened to me, I either use reset Sim, or evict the household and move them back in.

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Re: Imaginary Friends
« Reply #442 on: December 07, 2016, 02:09:41 AM »
You can discover a Imaginary Mephromim Potion from the Chemistry Table and 'Offer to Make Real' works just as well as the 'When Dream Comes True'  opportunity. However, my sim sent a rainbow gem to the science lab and gave 4500 dollars to the science lab and never got the potion. I don't know why.
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« Reply #443 on: December 07, 2016, 11:34:41 AM »
I've had this happen before - Never got potion to make my IF real. It may be due to the town your Sims are living in having a combined hospital/science center or something combined with the science center. So the opportunity can't be fulfilled.

But it sounds like you've found the alternative idea. :)

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