Spawner butterfly infestation---thousands of them!!!

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Spawner butterfly infestation---thousands of them!!!

Post by deedee_828 » May 30th, 2019, 6:25 pm

Okay, I moved on to town #8 in my TJ game. Placed a custom house shell that a friend and I built and then did the steps for changing hometown. No problems there. But I have the butterfly infestation again. I've gone into buydebug and deleted hundreds of them already. Is there a way to remove them all at once via NRaas MC, Overwatch, something? I've been grabbing and deleting for almost an hour now RL and I'm fast approaching Unstable and Insane! One spawner alone I grabbed and deleted 392 times! I'm hoping there's a delete all spawners command or something of the sort, but I've been searching Carl's site and others and haven't found anything. Does anyone have a faster way of deleting these spawners?

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Post by igazor » May 30th, 2019, 6:41 pm

I don't know if something else is wrong with your custom lot or not, but the usual instruction for deleting spawners would go like this:

Using MasterController (MC Cheats add-on module required), on the lot in question MC > Object Stats > Non-Inventory and select the unwanted spawners to Flush, that means force-delete.


Edit: Just to confirm here, you are (or were) finding thousands of butterflies or finding thousands of butterfly spawners?

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Post by deedee_828 » May 30th, 2019, 7:28 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! You are a lifesaver, now I won't have to trade in couch potato and bookworm for Unstable and Insane. Just to show you how many were left to delete there were 1222 butterflies on the lot, plus 1 beetle spawner, 46 butterfly epic spawners, and 281 butterfly low spawners. I also saw ghost spawners with a count of 33, but since we're in Midnight Hollow, I'm leaving those! I've been having this issue for awhile now and I'm wondering if it's because I build my houses in Adventureland? Next time I try a build there I'm going to check the lot for spawners before I build. And I wrote down this lovely MC fix for future reference. You guys are the best here!

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Post by deedee_828 » May 30th, 2019, 10:38 pm

Both actually! The butterflies looked like a swarm surrounding the house and the spawners were so many it was taking several minutes to load them all. It looked like a bakery box factory had blown up! Does this site support jpg pics? I have some of both if you'd care to see them. Typically once I remove the spawners the actual butterflies disappear, but with your fix it let me delete the hordes of butterflies all at once! I can't begin to thank you enough. And I shared the info with a friend and found out she had the same problem earlier today.

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Post by igazor » May 30th, 2019, 11:00 pm

You're welcome, the pics aren't necessary, but you would have to load them onto a third party file hosting service to share them if you still wish to. The only thing I can think of remotely similar to this is that many of us found that every time we place a greenhouse (EA store content) on certain lots and rotated things around, a fresh round of spawners would...spawn, or rather they would double over, with each rotation and keep going like that until the player had dozens to hundreds of them. Then the game becomes uplayable or lags like crazy as all of the unexpected spawners eventually get activated back in live mode. There must be other or similar design glitches that can cause this to happen.

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Post by deedee_828 » May 31st, 2019, 12:36 am

Well, I only rotated the house once or twice putting it on the lot, before I moved my family in.
But I didn't check the build out in live mode prior to this or in buydebug so I have no idea if the lot was infested in the build town.
I may go check it out to see if it has the same issue in the game I built it in or if it only happens when you take it out of the library and place it on a lot. Now I'm getting the glitch where the hand won't let go of objects in buy mode or from the family inventory. Do you think that could be an inventory issue? Is there a way to use MC to fix it? Maybe a sort on inventory or something?

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Post by igazor » May 31st, 2019, 1:08 am

deedee_828 post_id=66519 time=1559277375 user_id=18684 wrote: Now I'm getting the glitch where the hand won't let go of objects in buy mode or from the family inventory. Do you think that could be an inventory issue? Is there a way to use MC to fix it? Maybe a sort on inventory or something?

Am not familiar with this one at all. Do things improve if you save (as), quit, and reload the game?

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Post by littlelambsy » May 31st, 2019, 1:18 am

I've had this hand problem before. It was a long time ago so not 100% on how I solved it, but I think I went to town view or edit town then back to the lot and it released. It is very annoying. But, you may have to do as igazor suggested, save as, quit and reload.
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Post by Cassie » May 31st, 2019, 2:21 am

igazor wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 11:00 pm
The only thing I can think of remotely similar to this is that many of us found that every time we place a greenhouse (EA store content) on certain lots and rotated things around, a fresh round of spawners would...spawn, or rather they would double over, with each rotation and keep going like that until the player had dozens to hundreds of them.
That happens with every lot with spawners, not just the greenhouse. Also, if you delete a lot with spawners in Edit Town mode, the spawners stay behind. I have had fish spawn on dry land because of that.

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Post by deedee_828 » May 31st, 2019, 11:25 am

littlelambsy wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 1:18 am
I've had this hand problem before. It was a long time ago so not 100% on how I solved it, but I think I went to town view or edit town then back to the lot and it released. It is very annoying. But, you may have to do as igazor suggested, save as, quit and reload.
So did I and I couldn't remember how to resolve it either. So I thought I'd ask here. Unfortunately, I did save as and quit and when I went back in, it happened again within an hour of game play. I bought something in buy mode and the hand icon stuck, but this time going to live mode and back fixed it. But then I needed to move an object in the house and again the hand stuck, a bit longer this time. The third time I just saved and quit again as I didn't want it to get to the point where it wouldn't release at all and because I find it super annoying. It's only day one in my new town and between the hordes of butterflies and now this, not a very fun first day. On the bright side, my journalist met the ghost family next door so that's a good start for him! Thanks for trying to help. I'll go check it out later today and see if it's resolved itself or if it's going to keep plaguing me. I did have a ton of items in my family inventory from being in 7 previous towns, but with furnishing the large 3 story current home, the family inventory only has some paintings, greeting card photos, and odds and ends left in it. I never knew the greeting cards increased in value until I clicked on one and it was worth $930 simoleans! In fact it was a greeting card that caused the first issue. Could these older items be causing issues?

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