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virgali
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Photography skill and camera bug
« on: 2011 September 26, 06:44:20 »
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When my sim takes a picture she gets "stuck", I hear the noise of a failed photograph and the action icon stays on the screen and doesn't go away no matter what. No matter how bad she needs to eat or pee she can't do a thing. So I did a search and found out that if you delete certain cache files you can "fix" this issue.

I did some testing and everything was going fine. The camera was recognizing objects again and she took pictures without getting stuck. I didn't let her use the camera for a couple of sim days after that so I was very surprised when I noticed it sitting in the family inventory. It's been stuck in there ever since. I can't take it out, I can't sell it. When I click on sell everything the camera doesn't get sold.

So far I found a couple of posts complaining about the same thing but nobody knows a solution. Some people said it was caused by AM, a few others insisted this isn't the case. I don't use AM so it can't be AM. I recently did a clean re-install and I'm playing almost mod-less.

Does anybody know more about this issue and what I have to do to fix it?
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Re: Photography skill and camera bug
« Reply #1 on: 2011 September 26, 11:51:08 »
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Try patching the various expansions.
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Re: Photography skill and camera bug
« Reply #2 on: 2011 September 26, 15:41:50 »
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As far as I know everything is fully patched. I'll try to re-patch manually and see what happens. I was lazy and just grabbed the big accumulative patching file thingy I figured that in theory it shouldn't make any difference.

ETA: I checked the SKU versions and indeed only the base game and Generations were up to date. I got them all patched now and will test in game shortly. Well, the camera is still stuck, so I guess the patches didn't fix that. Hopefully they'll prevent it from happening again.

Final edit: I sent my sim to China and the camera is now unstuck.
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Re: Photography skill and camera bug
« Reply #3 on: 2011 October 13, 14:03:28 »
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Do cameras work in your game even when one of your Sims has an opportunity?

Ever since Generations came out, I gave up on Photography skill altogether. Subsequent patches never fixed it. Applying all previous EP patches didn't help either. Sometimes travelling or buying a new one unstick cameras, but only if no Sim has an opportunity.
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Re: Photography skill and camera bug
« Reply #4 on: 2011 October 13, 15:01:24 »
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To be honest I haven't used the camera since I got it unstuck, I just didn't want to to risk it. I've heard that sims that have the interior designer job have a much higher chance of triggering the bug and at the time my sim was an interior designer. I do have teen that has some photography skill already because of her after school activities so I might let her use the camera and see what happens. That won't happen any time soon though since I'm mainly preparing my families for the pets ep.
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