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Author Topic: Can't feed off of citizens  (Read 195 times)

Offline Viatrixa

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Can't feed off of citizens
« on: January 23, 2019, 07:21:15 PM »
This must be one the wierder bugs I've encounter in the many years I've played the game. After I came back from the Ocean House quest, I was low on blood and tried to feed off of a random citizen. I kept failing repeatedly - and then I noticed when I was walking around and bumped into the citizens in S.M. instead of saying their usual line "nice night, what's the happs bro. etc." they growled and snarled as if they were sabbat vampires or some such. This bug didn't seem to extend to cops or bums - only the regular citizens. I tried to reload the game and it persisted; I tried to switch hubs via the taxi (went to downtown and then back to Santa Monica) and it kept persisting. Also restarted the game, of course. None of these seems to have fixed it - currently in the story I've just entered downtown, and the citizens there seem to behave normally (say their usual lines and I can feed off of them).  The only thing that helped was switching hubs via the command console, but this isn't a very good solution as it muddles up things with your PC.

It isn't a huge deal per se; I can of course restart the game but I still wonder weather there is some kind of a fix for this and what causes it so I can avoid this in the future. Also, as I've said so far this has only happened in Santa Monica and doesn't affect bums or cops, just your regular citizens. When I enter confession the npcs behave as normal, too.

Offline Wesp5

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Re: Can't feed off of citizens
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2019, 07:33:33 PM »
If I remember correctly this is a typical symtom when you continued an old save with a new patch version, so restarting the game should have fixed it!