Would just like to add my 2 cents, THANKS heaps everyone who has also had this problem and added what has caused/helped the situation, I have been at this for days before i found this thread, and its HELPED Yay !!!
All i have done was gone and cleared my cache's for the base game and expansions, and now If i see something i want to photograph and its URGENT so to speak lol, as some things pass quickly, i will Quickly deny the opportunities i currently have, and my camera works fine, How ever painful this is sometimes, it works for now. So just wanted to say Thanks all for helping me out and i hope the problem is sorted soon so as to be able to take pictures while opportunities are open.
I noticed something which may shed extra light on this glitch - don't recall it being mentioned so far:
With an opportunity open, the photography skill tab in the journal is blank. The rest of the skill journal looks normal. This was with a sim who had not recently tried to take any photos, and can take photos normally as long as there is no opportunity open at the time.
My game is WA / AMB only, with patch 1.22 and the smaller patches for WA and AMB.
Hey Guys! Update -- Ive had a game going for AGES and my camera has NOT worked since day one, but after reading this, I opened my game, closed all of my sims opportunities, with out saving and quitting, and without clearing my cache, i just bought a camera and took a photo.... Guess what! It worked! I didnt even have to exit the game or anything, I just had to close the opportunities and then do it. So hopefully this saves you guys the trouble of saving and quitting so much! Thanks!
18th Aug 2011 at 9:46 PM
Last edited by Purity4 : 18th Aug 2011 at 11:51 PM.
I have all xp's including generations. I have patched every time, except the last one. I haven't been able to download the latest patch through the launcher because my download manager cannot connect.
So the camera glitch is that when my sim 'takes a picture' the action queue freezes. I tried reloading the game without saving, and the same thing happened again. The sim is in China and was trying to use her newly purchased camera from there.
*My game version is 8.0.152.011001*
I went to manually download the patch from here , but once I picked what I thought was the right one, and clicked the link, it took me to another page with no links so I couldn't download it.
I'm having the same issues. I thank all of you who have contributed to figuring out a way around this bug until EA fixes it. I'm going to go close all the opps, clear my cache, buy a camera, move my sim to a new house and then back to the old one and see if it helps. Either way, I love how this community came together to work on this. Y'all are amazing.
You just click that (or double click) to run it, it does not matter where you save it to.
When I click it, it opens up a save as window with the name of TS3_1.24.3.0120xx_update and is waiting for me to choose a place to save it. And doesn't it matter where I install it once it's downloaded?
The work around worked for me until I forgot to cancel an opportunity and tried to take a picture. I'll have to do it again now, but at least I know what to do to get around it. Thanks for all the suggestions people offered.
So what do you do when the only reason you 'want' to take a picture of anything is to fulfill an opportunity to gain the photography skill? If you cancel the opportunity, then my sim would have no reason to learn photography skill in the first place.
I found the camera problem 2 weeks ago. After having reloaded by hand my game 5 times, played load the mod file (one at a time) for two days, and reading all the CC info I finally came to the forums...which is a new one for me. And hear I have met people who know. I have the same problem and am just glad that there is a place I can come and share, learn, and keep playing at this point...but with adjusted playing to handle the camera glitch.
What amazes me and is so exciting to me that having been on this site since Sims 2 I still can find new things that make the game worth playing, enjoying, and meeting a community that shares that joy.
So I have the problem. No opportunites and the camera works. Opprotunites and it doesn't work. If I find more I will share. Just so glad you are all here. Thanks!!!
Tried to patch all middle EP's/SP's, without any good results
I still can "clear" the bug by deleting caches, allowing me to take pictures, but it always come back as soon as i try to take a picture with a WA opportunity active.
You don't actually have to clear the cache unless your sim freezes. You can avoid the freeze if you just complete opportunities before using the camera again. I just make sure nobody in the house I'm currently playing or in the houses I've previously played has an opportunity before I use the camera. If you take opportunities for one sim at a time, only when you've got time to do them so they don't linger in the queue, you don't have to worry about forgetting about them and accidentally using the camera. It still makes some careers impossible, which sucks, but it's better than no photography at all.
Various forums state this bug is resolve in patch 1.26.
Anyone who's ever encountered this bug here, can confirmed? Is it a full fix (gone in all situations, with/without opportunities, any camera, any location) or a partial fix (still buggy in some situations)?
I haven't tested as thoroughly as some here, but I can confirm that this bug is still present with the latest patch. I can take pictures fine with the Gladiator (best) camera when in my home town, but when I travel abroad and try taking a picture the action gets stuck in my sim's queue and he/she cannot move or do anything.