[Update: Broken again] Wicked Whims not working after update, mods broken or getting 'Script call failed' Sims 4 error? Here's how to fix it

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on July 21, 2021) follows:

The Sims 4 is quite popular even after almost seven years and many people play it across numerous platforms.

However, players have been facing an issue with the game lately where the Wicked Whims mod or several other mods are not working after the latest update.


Also, players are even getting the ‘Script call failed‘ error. Multiple players are facing the said problem after the latest patch for The Sims 4 which came out as version 1.77.131.

Basically, The Sims 4 players are not able to place objects like beds, doors, and more because of this issue.

However, this has been clarified by creator of the Wicked Whims mod who said that the latest patch might break several mods in The Sims 4.

Click/tap to enlarge (Source)

In order to bypass the said issue after the latest patch, players can avoid installing the latest patch by disabling automatic updates for The Sims 4 and play it offline via Steam or Origin.

Moreover, those who have already installed the latest update can try updating all installed mods for The Sims 4 if updates are available for them.

While uninstalling some mods can also isolate the issue, an alternative workaround is to delete the GameVersion.txt file.


So, if the Wicked Whims or any other The Sims 4 mods are not working for you after the latest update, be sure to try the workarounds given above.

You can also let us know if the aforementioned workarounds fixed for the problem for you by dropping a comment below.

Hopefully, mod developers for The Sims 4 update their mods to make them compatible with the latest patch soon.


That said, we will report back with more details as and when they become available so stay tuned.

Update (July 22)

Wicked Whims has now released a bugfix update (v165f) that addressed the issue discussed here and other problems. Here is what the changelog reads:

Exclusive compatibility with the 1.77.131 (July 20th) game patch
This patch additionally fixes the [OPEN] Sims never order things at bar/food stalls/cafes bug in the game to assure Strip Clubs are fully functional.
Fixed Sims not removing their tampon/pad after their period ends
Made save data of dead Sims be automatically purged after each update

Here’s a warning given by them:

Warning! The v165 release uses a new format to save data related to sex animations (disabled animations, favorites, playlists, etc.), and downgrading to an earlier release of WickedWhims can result in loss of that data.

Update (July 23)

In case you’re still encountering the ‘Script call failed’ error, then it’s likely due to Basemental drugs/gangs being installed according to multiple users. Deleting it should fix the problem.

if u have basemental drugs installed delete it 🙂 worked for me (Source)

Basemental drugs/gangs might be doing that if you have it (Source)

Update (July 24)

The Wicked Whims team has shared a list of common mistakes most people make which results in the game crashing or not working. You can take a look at the detailed post here.

Update (July 26, 2021)

EA Help on Twitter has also confirmed that the issue is a direct result of broken or corrupted mods for the game. Here’s what you need to do in order to fix the problem.

Hey Stacey, that sounds like an issue with outdated or corrupt mods. First, we want to remove all mods/CC, then repair your game. To repair, right-click the game tile in your Origin library, and you’ll see repair there. After the repair, test the game before adding the mods/CC back in, and let me know how it looks (Source)

Update (July 27, 2022)

09:36 am (IST): According to fresh reports (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8), mods are again broken for many players after the recent update.

Also, one of those affected has shared a way using which you can find and remove broken mods. However, the support team has not yet acknowledged the issue.

Update (July 28, 2022)

18:00 pm (IST): A gamer has been keeping track of mods that have been updated to support the latest update. You can check them out below.

Gameplay Mods & Game Tweaks:

– Better Pie Menu v. 2.2.3 – UPDATED

– Custom University Electives v. 1.5.0 – COMPATIBLE

– Deadly Poisons v. 0.9.0 – COMPATIBLE

– Purchase Medicine v. 2.1.0 – UPDATED

– Purchasing System Overhaul v. 3.5.3 – UPDATED

– Selvadoradian Herbalism v. 1.0.0 – COMPATIBLE

– Simple Real Estate Menu v. 1.1.0 – UPDATED

– Smart Sim Randomizer v. 0.6.0 – UNSUPPORTED

– No Holidays Failure Drama v. 1.2.2 – COMPATIBLE

– No Forgotten Birthday Drama v. 1.0.3 – COMPATIBLE

– Outdoor Tweaks v. 1.0.0 – COMPATIBLE

– Urn/Stone Overhaul v. 2.0.1 – COMPATIBLE (Source)

Update (July 29, 2022)

06:46 pm (IST): A Redditor has shared a list of all the broken mods. You can check it out here.

Update (August 01, 2022)

06:35 pm (IST): Below are some recommended mods that can be used without the game crashing.


Update (August 02, 2022)

04:41 pm (IST): Maxis Studios has recently updated its mods rules and said that mods should be free-of-charge. They further stated that moders and CC creators can only accept passive donations.


Update (August 03, 2022)

06:27 pm (IST): A Redditor has shared some information regarding mods and CC settings that you need to check if you are facing issues with the game.

There was a patch yesterday which sometimes unchecks the box in your settings to use mods and cc. Did you double check to make sure that is checked? (Source)

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