I often get asked ‘why won’t my sim complete an action?’ or ‘a red cross has appeared in a bubble above my sims head- what does that mean?’ This post answers those questions.
Blue footprints appear in a speech bubble above your sims head as can be seen in the image below:
They appear when you are trying to do an action that isn’t accessible to your sim, this could mean that the item they want to use is blocked.
How do I fix this issue? Look at items around the area where the object is and the object itself, it may be that the object is facing the wrong way or you may be missing a door to get into the room.
Red crosses appear in a speech bubble above your sims head as can be seen in the image below:
They appear when you are trying to do an action that your sim cannot do, for example a toddler cannot use a shower so if you were playing as the toddler and you clicked on the shower this red cross will appear.
How do I fix this issue? You need to use a different aged sim if you want to use that item.
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