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Posted 5th Jul 2018 at 1:30 PM - Viewed 5103 times. Direct link to this thread
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What Is This Mod?
This is a mod that fixes a minor, but strangely annoying UI glitch with social interactions that certain sims or pets are discouraged from using.
Specifically, this mod adds crossed-out icons for the Shy trait as well as a number of pet traits to fill in an irregularly-extended pie menu tab for a number of interactions, such as "Heat of the Moment Kiss" and "Bark/Hiss At."
In the SocialData XML resources, which define basic rules about how social interactions work, sims or pets with certain traits are completely restricted from performing certain interactions (such as Good sims being unable to perform most mean interactions), while other traits are merely restricted from performing interactions autonomously. According to the game's code, interactions that sims with certain traits cannot perform autonomously will have a crossed-out icon of the restricted trait next to them in the pie menu.
After World Adventures, EA, apparently realizing how little the trait restrictions were used, stopped including crossed-out icons with traits. This worked fine until the release of Pets, in which pets with certain traits are restricted from performing certain interactions autonomously, and University Life, which has a "Heat of the Moment Kiss" interaction that sims with the Shy trait from Late Night are discouraged from using autonomously. With no crossed-out icons for these traits, the pie menu tabs for these interactions are extended to make room for the icons, but nothing fills them, leaving visually-unappealing spaces.
Thankfully, EA still, for some reason, included references to non-existent crossed-out thumbnails for these traits in the Traits.XML resource, meaning a tuning override was not necessary; I merely filled in the non-existent instances with actual IMAG resources.
Compatibility and Uninstallation
Built, tested, and (mostly) working on game version 1.69. It should work on earlier versions, but it has not been tested.
Technically, no expansion packs are required for this mod to run, but without either the Late Night and University Life expansion packs (for the Heat of the Moment Kiss fix) or Pets expansion pack (for the many pet interaction fixes), it will be very useless.
As this mod does not replace any existing resources, conflicts should be next to non-existent.
Uninstallation should not be a problem -- simply remove the mod from the packages folder.
Armiel for her Builder's Island that makes testing quick and simple
Delphy for keeping this site up and running
My many test sims for putting up with my nonsense
And you, for checking out this mod!
for making modding stupidly easy
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Expansion / Stuff Packs Required
Built with Game Version: 1.69
You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed above installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:
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