Why so many 'stuck aging checks'?

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Why so many 'stuck aging checks'?

Post by Elynda » November 9th, 2017, 6:09 pm

Overwatch appears to be doing its job, but since I have been playing with ageing turned on, I'm getting raft loads of stuck ageing checks and I'm wondering what could be causing that. Could it be because I have altered sims lifespans? Could it be another mod that's messing things up?

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Post by igazor » November 9th, 2017, 6:25 pm

Yes, it could be the altered lifespans that have triggered those all at once. Altering lifespans mid-stream on an ongoing game will confuse things for a bit. But it could also be that you have large numbers of homeless NPCs (Role Sims, Service Sims) who are due to age at the same time. Role/Service Sims cannot age up while they are being pushed to perform their duties, they have to go off in private to do that like other inactives do, so often enough they really do become age-stuck.

Can you find out by focusing or doing MC > Status or Family Tree on some of them by name, run from City Hall, who these sims are and if they are really due or overdue to age up? Anything on the MC Status reports, Personal I think shows this as do a couple of the others, where it says a negative number of days to age up would indicate overdue.

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Post by Elynda » November 10th, 2017, 3:48 am

Ah yes, you were right. I restarted that game from my backup and checked as you suggested. The batch that aged up on the first night all showed negative numbers. Amongst them was Gunther Goth who was on something like -135 days. When I started a game with default settings he was five days away from ageing up. Usually, when I play Sunset Valley, I start from my 'rectified' save, where I have corrected the bad placing of some lots and added a few of my own, but zero days have passed there. That was why I was puzzled when people like Gunther, Fiona McIrish and Iqbal Alvi all aged up on the first night. So its my dicking about with life spans. Well, I wanted time to have moved on a bit in SV for this game so I'll just have to wait for things to settle down a bit.

By the way, my lifespan settings are on epic, but I've adjusted them. So babies and toddlers are as normal, children and teens are set to 28 days, adults and young adults at 45 and elders at 24.

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Post by Elynda » November 10th, 2017, 7:22 am

Remiss of me not to add thanks. Anyway, thanks!

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