Oh wow I’m back.. Today we’ll discuss a bug where after installing 1.18/2.13/3.9/4.6/5.4/6.1 patch, your Sims have increasingly low moods into the red and are often miserable. If you’ve noticed the opposite occurring, continue reading..
The description of this bug does not apply to everyone since there are cases where players have gotten this bug through other ways. This bug workaround will work specifically for those who noticed their Sims mood dips after sleeping on particular beds.
Low Mood Bug Description
Players have discovered after installing the latest patch, their Sims mood has dropped into the red and will no longer rise into happy or elated status no matter what they do. This bug occurs regardless of whether your needs are filled, and if you have multiple positive moodlets. When Sims are affected by this bug they will be too miserable or depressed to garden, change their appearance, woohoo, and try for a baby.
This bug can occur with or without Custom Content and Mods either through official site or third party.
This bug may not always cause low moods, in fact, some particular beds cause your sim to be stuck with elated and high moods that gradually rise over a period of time.
After several days of testing and reading various responses we have come up with a workaround until EA patches the bug. This workaround works only for those who are affected by low moods after sleeping in a bed.
Due to a faulty calculation with the “Well Rested” moodlet, some beds will either permanently increase or decrease your mood until you reset your save.
- Workaround 1
- Reloading a save file will temporarily fix the mood your Sim is having. You must save your game, load into the main menu and then load your game. This will place your sims mood back into it’s appropriate value.
- Workaround 2
- Due to a faulty calculation, one sim must use the Luxorlove Sleepset or beds with +25 Well Rested Moodlet.
- Workaround 3
- If you can’t afford the bed, one must awake a Sim before the Well Rested Moodlet appears. You can avoid this by waking your Sim up before the energy bar is completely green.
- Workaround 4
- Install the Mood Hotfix Mod which will check and recalculate the correct mood throughout the day.
Researching the Moodlet Bug
Since this workaround works specifically for those affected through beds, we have compiled several cases and posts that match up with the symptoms players are having. If you are affected by this bug but not through beds, you should post your observations on how it occurs on The Sims 3 forums. Then we can add your problem and solutions to this post.
This bug was first mentioned on a gamefaqs thread where the well rested moodlet was incorrectly stacking negative or positive moods. The incorrect mood isn’t caused by the bed itself, but by the “well rested moodlet” which can only occur if your Sim sleeps on a bed and the game decides that they had a good night’s sleep. Particularly it is noticed on the cheaper BRASS type beds which give a +10 value to the Well Rested Moodlet.
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Since the Well Rested Moodlet gives +10, it will drop the mood meter regardless of positive moodlets.
As you can see, even though most of the needs are full and this sim has 2 positive moodlets, he is still miserable. This can only be remedied temporarily by sleeping on certain beds or awakening a sim before well rested mood shows up. But one must load the save file first so the mood is accurately calculated.
This value doesn’t happen on all beds however..
- Well Rested Moodlet Bug
- Cheap and Mediocre beds with +10 ~ +20 create negative moods
- Upper Mediocre beds with +25 have correct moods.
- Expensive beds with +30 and up create positive moods.
- If two Sims sleep on an unaffected bed, one Sim’s mood will still drop.
There has been a reported case where two sims who slept on expensive beds at the same time had one of their moods permanently drop while the other sim’s mood permanently increase.
Please note simply, “buying a better bed,” does not avoid this issue. The most expensive bed can cause a permanent green mood making the game too easy. You will need to buy a bed with +25 Well Rested Moodlet and have only ONE Sim sleep on it.
Using the LuxorLove Sleepset keeps the correct mood value in tact.
The Following quotes match the description and issues described in this post..
Using cheats to drop negatives hiked the mood up a little, but many times the moodlet would reappear and had to be removed again. Taking off the “well-rested” moodlet caused an immediate sharp drop, same thing happens if you let that moodlet expire on it’s own. [dhouse2]
You can experience this for yourself through cheating. Just by sleeping and cancelling the well rested moodlet on a bed that’s affected with this issue causes a permanent sharp drop to your sims mood.
I would wake my sim up before getting a completed night of sleep(sometimes just before it would complete). This kept me from getting the slept like the dead moodlet(sim is a vampire so not well rested). [Becket1]
Same process, avoiding well rested moodlets avoided the bug.
I quit out of my game (keeping the expensive Medieval bed) and restarted with the same Sim who was having the misery problem. Since then I have played over 5 Sim days and I am not getting the mood problems (yet). Everything is staying in the high green, even with no energy, low fun & social bars, dirty surroundings, etc. I even had a house fire at one point and still stayed well within the happy range. [dhouse2]
Coincides with expensive beds giving permanent positive moods.
The way the “well rested” buff is applied with the current patch seems to be the problem: a default value of +25 (from the buff definition) is subtracted from the mood and the actual value given by the bed is added. This logic would be correct if the default buff was in effect at the time, but I guess it isn’t. For a cheap +10 bed, this results in an accumulating loss of 15 mood each sim day. It also works the other way around: any bed or similar giving a stronger buff over +25 will produce an accumulating daily gain. [gatomontes]
A great description of this very bug.
Permanent Positive Moods Before the Patch
This bug has existed in previous patches but in reverse. Sleeping and getting the Well Rested Moodlet caused a Sim to gain a permanent increase in moods making the game too easy.
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