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Posted 21st Apr 2018 at 3:11 AM - Updated 25th Apr 2018 at 3:07 AM by kestrellyn : Added note about romantically involved in-laws - Viewed 5902 times. Direct link to this thread
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You know how when your sim gets married their parents always try to hit on the new spouse? That is because there is a bug where the new spouse considers the parents family but the parents don't consider the new spouse family. I fixed it. Also, I made in-law relationships work even if you have polygamous sims.
There are two versions:
Inlawsfixmaxis gives family relationships with all in-laws that the game originally considered in-laws, which includes not only parents, siblings, children (-in-law or step-), and aunts/uncles, but also first cousins, grandparents, and grandchildren.
Inlawsfixnew only treats in-laws who are parents, siblings, children (-in-law or step-), your aunt/uncle's spouse and your spouse's niece/nephew as family, but also works if you have installed a hack that allows your sims to be polygamous. (Otherwise, only one set of in-laws will be considered family.)
Note that if two sims are already romantically involved before they become in-laws, they will continue to be able to interact romantically after they become in-laws. This is standard Maxis behavior and I haven't changed it.
Hack compatibility: I don't know of any hacks that conflict with this one, and it is very uninvasive, the only hacks I would expect to conflict with it would be other hacks that also modify who is considered to an in-law or step-family, as it only modifies the global check BHAV for in-law and step-family relationship (instance 0x366).
This hack is compatible with all game configurations.
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