Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Sims 3 Bug Equals Violent Death

Today is a sad day as the Loner Gamer has met a strange, excruciating death in the world of The Sims 3 for the Personal Computer. I encountered a horrible bug that caused my Sim to stand still, unable to do anything until he finally collapsed and died... It was horrific, especially the fact that I was playing as the Loner Gamer and I wanted to give him such a happy life. For some reason, the Sim was paralyzed by an auto-command to go paint that was cancelled as there was a big "X" on top of the command shown on the top left hand corner of the screen. I tried inputting new commands for him and I even restarted the game several times as well as going in and out of the city map amongst many other things in an attempt to save his life. The bug was so powerful that my Sim couldn't even faint from exhaustion, an action that would have overridden everything else. But alas, the only answer to the dilemma was obvious and the only thing I could do was speed up the time while recording the last moments of my Sim's life using the game's video capture feature - which unfortunately was set to low quality and no sound. Just as the pet shelter woman barged into the house to collect my two neglected cats, Death came to claim the Loner Gamer. If you choose to watch the video below, notice how the Sim was able to turn his head but was basically frozen in time. At one point, his cellular phone was ringing but he couldn't answer it... So depressing.

Warning: This video portrays real Sim death. Viewer discretion advised.


Chalgyr Vokel said...

ROFL - erm... sorry for your loss? :) I never really played the SIMS games, but I recall this one called Urbz on the Gamecube, and my oldest always thought it was hilarious to set her Sim on fire during cooking mini-games...

And she wonders why I won't let her near our oven?

Loner Gamer said...

lol thanks. These Sims always find themselves getting abused either by the players or some game-breaking bugs!