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5th May 2012, 08:06 PM
I did everything in the FAX (heh) took out all the cc - reinstalled the framework - Hours of wandering around the computer files. Now, I fire it up and have the mods installed again, and when I make a new Sim and plop her into the town she cannot interact with the phone in her inventory, nor the bought ones. I have switched out to other Sims in the neighborhood, and they can use the phones. I am just flat out stumped as I have never had any problems whatsoever with my game before.
6th May 2012, 07:53 AM
Sims 3 - Incompatible CC
Every time you patch or install a new EP, most of your hacks will need to be updated or removed. If you are having any kind of problem and you've just patched or installed a new EP, remove all your custom content and delete your cache files (http://www.simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:Sims_3_Delete_Cache_Files). Then, unless the problem is specific to one sim or lot, make a new town and see if the issue occurs there too.
If, having done so, the issue is fixed, then you have some incompatible CC. Any hacks - things which change the game's behaviour - are likely suspects and should be updated or removed; things like objects, clothes, hairs etc are generally safe.
You probably downloaded something which is not compatible with your game version. What patch version is the base game on? Did you read the description of the CC to ensure it is compatible with this version?
Game Help:TS3_Patching Find Gameversion
Game_Help:GCCTSU3_Redo Redo the Framework by only having the 2 test files inside, and no other CC? Does the game load and the Phone work, then?
That is if all Sims are affected. If only the one Sim is affected, have you tried the resetsim <sim name> cheat?
6th May 2012, 10:24 AM
Thank you for your answer. It inspired me to head back into the files, and lo and behold some mods had escaped the earlier purge. When I deleted them, my phone is back.
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