I was playing at Sunset Valley and decided to make a bar, so I just did it set the lot to a bar, put everything and set the ropes to work.
I was kinda happy because it was really awesome, and went with a sim there, just to find that the bar was empty and there was no bouncer (no one could go in either). I've both 24h open lots and 24h NPC's mod, so I stuck with my sim for the entire day in the bar, without a bartender actually going there. I tried to put the lot in Bridgeport, changing it's type and even putting that "Public Place" ball from Buydebug. I also tried taking off the 24h mod, same thing...
I would love if you could help me, thanks in advanced!
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I didn't place a Public Room marker, since I figured the whole building was a Community Lot.
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And to get a mixologist, you have to use one of the two "Professional Bars", not a regular (home) bar.
There is actually detailed information on what's required to build a bar in the "lessons" that you can view from the game menu I'd recommend checking those out.
You don't need "public room" unless it's a highrise shell, btw.
Just using the tag "Bar" tried changing to "Night Club" and "Sports Club" to see if it worked, didn't =/ . Maybe is just a glitch... (Thanks for the help tho, and if you don't recognize any of the lot types I gave you is because I'm translating the names in portuguese to english x.x)
Took a look at the lessons, found nothing good =/
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Resetting the mixologists in question makes them show up at some bar but they won't begin to work and the next day I might have the same problem again of them being stuck in their lobby.
Resetting the community lot did nothing and resetting the apartment lot where they "live" is erratic, too.
Selling the bar and placing a new one only works half of the time and has the additional disadvantage of spawning a completely new Sim, thus increasing the amount of homeless Sims even more.
Is there any way of forcing those mixologists to finally show up and do their job?
This also makes me wonder whether part of the lag people experience might be due to the constant rotation of roled Sims when there aren't enough skilled bartenders.
2. It will help if you know the bartenders of the other places and thus rule out as many as possible. Because now you will have to go through every single one of them you don't know yet and check their mixology skills. I don't know the actual skill requirement for each professional bar so I just raised their skill level to 9 or 10 when they were below that. After a while they should then show up at their work place.
3. If they don't you will have to go through a more tedious procedure and that is "Focus On" every single mixologist in order to find out whether they are stuck somewhere. If you find them and their mixology skill is high enough they are probably stuck for other reasons and "resetsim" will help to unstick them. If you're lucky they will respawn as mixologist and if you're unlucky some other homeless Sim will take their place. This one might lack the required skills, too. And so you will have to go through the whole thing again.
4. It seems, however, that every day the game cycles through the homeless Sims pool and reassigns roles to those homeless Sims that are available one hour before a bar opens. So, it might happen that a bouncer will suddenly end up as bartender and vice versa and that the Plasma bartender will suddenly work at Eugis and so on. After several days of functioning bars you might have the same problem again then. My solution that has worked so far was to increase the pool of homeless Sims with high mixology skills and so I have some 24 potential mixologists.
5. Another thing that I tried that that has worked most of the time is that when you find out that there is a bouncer on duty with high mixology and a bartender with no mixology skill who should be on duty at the same time to just reset both of them simultaneously. Chances are then that they will swap their roles.
But missing mixologists is nothing compared to the missing mailmain. I was playing the other day and I realized my cut stones weren't being delivered, nor was mail. So I waited two sims weeks and nada.
Reset the hood.. nope
Force NPC - Mail carrier... nope
Play a different family.. nope
I'll try using mastercontroller to find out who the mail carrier is next time and see if he's stuck somewhere.
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I've never tried using Mastercontroller to fix my bartender problem. If you have Twallan's Register, you can just click on the designated bar/rope and you are given the option to remove the sim currently assigned there. The name of the sim is there too. A temporary fix for my problem was to remove the bouncer/bartender and replace them with a random sim from town or something. The new sim hurries to the bar/ropes. Doesn't last forever though.
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Originally Posted by Blanca35
I just installed Sims 3, Loft Stuff and Night Life. I am using no mods or custom content at the moment. I have no made any community lots yet (just a few houses.) Whenever I goto a Maxis-made bar or club, there is a mixologist there, but they just keep dancing and ignore my requests for drinks and/or food.So I tried the TestingCheatsEnabled True cheat where I delete the bar and buy a new one and now things are even worse... now I am getting the "no mixologist on duty" message and no bar menu at all. Has Maxis never released a patch to fix this? Or fixed it in a later expansion pack?
I'm not sure what's wrong with your game, but the bar works properly in my game. The mixologist tends the bar and all. Maybe your mixologist were just too distracted at that time. You shouldn't really have deleted it with shift+click. Another mixologist is supposed to be taking over the job the next day.
Just call me Nikel
Originally Posted by Deestar
Are you using the new bars that came with Late Night and did you set it to the type of bar you wanted when you changed the empty lot to a community lot? If you aren't using the LN bars or aren't using a cc bar like the ATS Irish Pub bar that has been updated for Late Night the lot will not generate a bartender, and if you did not change the lot to the appropriate type of club the bouncers ropes and LN bars may not function.
These are bars(lots) that came in the game. I have not built any of my own community lots yet. I tried deleting the bar and replacing it (yes, with a professional bar that came with Late Night) but no luck.
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That said, have you tried NRaas Register? It does a pretty good job of assigning townies to work the bars, registers, etc. And if somehow it fails, you can click on the bar, fire the old mixologist and hire a new one. I seriously endorse it.
BTW, you may want to look into getting also NRaas MasterController and Overwatch at the very least? The game by default has a tendency to crap itself and/or corrupt your savegame eventually. MC and especially Overwatch help a lot with preventing that.