The “Sims 4 Script Call Failed” Error
“Script Call Failed” is one of the most common problems in Sims 4.
If you’ve ever seen it on your screen, then you know how annoying it can be. But if you’ve never encountered it before, it’s essentially a red bubble with the “Script Call Failed.” text in it. It appears when you’re trying to use your custom content, be that a bed, kitchen counter, tree, or a piece of clothing.
“Script Call Failed.” is such an irritating problem because it means that we can’t use one of our mods and CC. It appears when one or more of your mods/cc files is corrupted, damaged, or isn’t responding at the moment.
So, in order to solve the “Script Call Failed” problem, you’ll need to repair or eliminate the mods/cc file that’s causing the errors. There are different ways that you can do this, so let’s start with the easiest one.
How to Fix the “Sims 4 Script Call Failed” Problem?
1. Repair Your Game Files
The first thing to do when you’re dealing with the “Script Call Failed” problem in Sims 4 is to repair your game files. The idea is to restore the one file that’s causing you this error. But since it’s hard to identify that one file, it’s good to do a basic repair.
To repair your Sims 4 game files, open up your Origin and click on My Game Library. Find The Sims 4 in your game collection and right-click it. Then you’ll need to select Repair. The Origin client will automatically start repairing your game files. The process could last anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes, depending on your PC. Once it’s done, you launch the game again.
If you have Steam instead, here’s what you need to do to repair your game files.
Open up Steam and go to your Steam Library. Find The Sims 4 and click on Properties. Then go to Local Files and select Verify Integrity of Game Files. Again, the process should start automatically and solve the issue for you.
2. Repair Your Broken Mods/CC
If repairing your game files didn’t fix the “Script Call Failed” problem in Sims 4, it’s time to repair your broken CC or mods. Don’t worry, CC and mods break all the time. Due to the lack of updates or another similar reason, CC files often stop working. And when they do, they can cause this error in the game.
If you want a detailed guide on how you can remove broken CC and mods in Sims4, visit this guide. But for now, here’s what you need to know.
Trey Importer is one of the best apps when it comes to dealing with broken CC. It allows you to scan your files and identify which are broken. The app actually tells you which mod or CC causing the problem for you, so you can simply delete it. And this fixes the error too.
3. Reinstall the Game
If none of the methods helped you fix the “Script Call Failed” problem, then it’s time to reinstall the game. Unfortunately, reinstalling the game is a troublesome process and it takes a lot of time, especially if you have a slow PC/internet connection. However, it has to be done.
I suggest you keep your save files if you don’t want to lose your game progress in the meantime. You can also download another player’s save file, so there’s that.
I have no doubt that one of these methods will work for you. Depending on which file is causing the “Script Call Failed” problem, different methods are going to work. You can always clean your registry or simply delete your mods and CC, but these 3 methods are proven to work.