Prompt to title books! NO!

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Prompt to title books! NO!

Post by JohnL83 » March 26th, 2019, 9:58 pm

I'm getting prompted to title books my NA sims try to write. I am fine with titling my active writers books but IDK why this is happening for NA sims?? I have looked through all my SP and Career settings and turned off everything other than writing reports, but these prompts I am getting are not report prompts or titles, they are for stories and I recognize the names/titles from many other times I have had my actives write books. (I will give titles to my actives books and that is fine, I have a couple of games where some of my sims write) Reports don't have a title so I'm sure it's not that....what is going on?

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Post by igazor » March 26th, 2019, 10:10 pm

The one that should be controlling that is SP > General Options > Options: Skills .> Prompt to Title Written Books > T/F
(SP Skill module required)

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Post by JohnL83 » March 27th, 2019, 7:15 am

igazor wrote:
March 26th, 2019, 10:10 pm
The one that should be controlling that is SP > General Options > Options: Skills .> Prompt to Title Written Books > T/F
(SP Skill module required)
It is set to false, that was the first thing I checked. :(

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Post by JohnL83 » March 27th, 2019, 3:17 pm

UPDATE: It's seemed to have stopped in one of my games, but another one keeps asking me to name books. I have not played the other two games yet, ,but they were doing it last time I played them. ( I have a total of 4 separate towns/games at the moment) And once again, yes it is turned off in SP. I have all the SP extra's now too btw Not sure what the deal is there.

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Post by JohnL83 » March 29th, 2019, 7:45 am

I am at my wits end here!! I have gone through everything I can imagine that is even remotely connected to book writing and I am STILL being prompted to title books in several of my games. I have double and even triple checked SP and the "prompt to title books" is set to FALSE. This is happening across multiple games. Generally I have the same settings in all of my games, but to test what is going on I have tried various settings in each of my 4 separate games/towns. Nothing is working! In fact, today I had a sim visit the household and they sat down at the PC to write and I was offered to title their book! My actives were playing Frisbee outside so I know it wasn't them!

In two of my games writing is set to FALSE for all sims except those in the writing career. Oddly enough, where I get the most requests to title books is my newest game where I have no writers in town and have set everything connected to writing to FALSE....and again, it's the one where I seem to get more requests to title books than anywhere! Is there something that I can do to troubleshoot what may be going on here? Please?!

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Post by igazor » March 29th, 2019, 8:25 am

Setting an SP push to False does not prevent sims from doing those things. It prevents SP from pushing them to do those things. The game itself will also push sim behavior.

Have you tried setting the prompt to name option to True, playing for a while, then setting it back to False?

A more drastic approach, to be considered for a test session. Remove SP entirely (and the MC Progression module if you use that or else the game will crash on startup). Set the story progression checkbox in Game Options to unchecked so that EA's does not take over. Play for a while and save, quit, reload. ErrorTrap should clear out any residual SP settings. Then put SP and its components back in, which should give you all default settings again for that world/save. No guarantee this will help, but it sounds like there is a 0 being read as a 1 somewhere in there, possibly with a flawed settings export/import and resetting the mod in that manner might fix it at least for that one world.

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Post by JohnL83 » March 30th, 2019, 1:49 pm

I will try them each and see. So far my Appaloosa Plains game isn't asking now. I have writers there, including my actives and they are the only ones who prompt me. I haven't been asked again in Sunset Valley now either, but that one got reset completely when I had to move everyone due to the ER 12's. Now I will have to try the other two and see what happens. If nothing else works I guess I can leave it be or just move them out. As I'd stated, the worst culprit is my newest game, moving them to a new town wont be such a big deal just yet, they are not too established in the town, maybe a sim-year-ish. (Year=52 days by my settings)

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