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Picked upload! Less 'Musical Chairs', No Group Chat (V4 1.15.55)

by Shimrod101 Posted 10th Nov 2014 at 9:25 PM - Updated 5th Jul 2016 at 8:50 PM by Shimrod101 : New mod file
205 Comments / replies (Who?) - 23 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
The V4 mod adds a new file into the mod which gives sims a larger "surface bonus" score for using a dining table, bar or counter; in other words sitting at the table or other surface with their food or drink instead of moving around. The mod works much better now.

New V3 versions are here for the 1.15.55 update.

A new version of this mod prevents the Group Chat/Socializing from occurring. Maximum number of sims allowed in a conversation is set at two. If your sim is in a conversation and you click on some other sim nearby, the first sim is removed from the conversation to make room for the new one. All of the group chatting at your sim which is initiated by the inactives, queueing their chat upon your sim, is prevented. It is possible though for an inactive to steal your sim away from a conversation if you don't keep clicking on the sim you are speaking to; a new sim may chat upon your sim unless you keep the conversation going with the first one.

This alteration is made in this mod, as opposed to a new mod, because the setting is inside the XML called "chat", already used in this mod. Use one or the other of these two mods, not both at the same time. Otherwise all of the alterations are the same as in the original mod.

Original mod description:
This mod reduces the amount of moving around from chair to chair or place to place when sims are socializing with other sims. This is achieved by requiring the AI to score 3-4 times higher against any sim in order to push them to move from their current position.

Also the delay is increased before the AI will check any given sim, particularly seated, for desired movement.

And the radius around any sim for socializing with others is altered from 360degrees to 240, which prevents to some extent a sim craning their neck around to speak to a sim directly behind them; a sim directly behind is outside the new radius. Your sim will generally stand up and move to speak to that other sim, if you click 'chat' on the sim directly behind.

Also altered is an issue where the listener sim is required to look at the speaker in a conversation, but the speaker who will frequently be the active sim, is not required to look at the listener in the same fashion, resulting in my sim for example often staring in one direction and speaking to the other sims without looking at them when in a group conversation; he simply keeps looking at the first sim I clicked on. Now my sim, or the other speaker, is much more likely to turn their head from side to side to look at the other sims they are speaking to, one by one.

This mod uses these XML files:
chat_2E47A104_00000000_0000000000004006.xml
socials.geometry_03B33DDF_00000000_F70CE8DFD7B6287C.xml
socials.group_03B33DDF_00000000_0C600E4BE2CE4E5D.xml
03B33DDF_00000000_3DE007B7FF26A35B_postures.posture_scoring.xml

Unzip the file and place the .package file in the Mods folder or subfolder.



Additional Credits:
Created with the use of s4pe by Kuree and Sims4Group, and the Sims4 XML Extractor by velocitygrass.
And the Sims 4 XML Extractor by scumbumbo.

Type: Social

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 4
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
ShimrodLessMusicalChairs.zip 1.3 KB 12,507 10th Nov 2014
ShimrodLessMusicalChairsNoGroupChat.zip 1.3 KB 3,679 16th Nov 2014
ShimrodLessMusicalChairsNoGroupChat_V2.zip 1.3 KB 4,308 31st Mar 2015
ShimrodLessMusicalChairs_V2.zip 1.3 KB 9,343 31st Mar 2015
ShimrodLessMusicalChairs_V3.zip 1.4 KB 3,120 2nd Mar 2016
ShimrodLessMusicalChairsNoGroupChat_V3.zip 1.4 KB 2,012 2nd Mar 2016
ShimrodLessMusicalChairs_V4.zip 1.9 KB 12,236 5th Jul 2016
ShimrodLessMusicalChairsNoGroupChat_V4.zip 1.9 KB 8,358 5th Jul 2016
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
Read the upload description for installation instructions. If nothing else is specified, do the following:
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\

Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
  • Mod still not working? Make sure you have script mods enabled
 
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Lab Assistant
#176 Old 27th Nov 2017 at 1:27 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mendicant
Thanks so much for doing this. Is there any possibility that you could do a plain version that doesn't include no group chat? I actually like the group chats but musical chairs drives me crazy.


I second this. I don't want group chats to be disabled, but I do want something to fix the musical chairs and constantly getting up.
Field Researcher
#177 Old 30th Nov 2017 at 9:18 PM
Updated this for Cats/Dogs (ShimrodLessMusicalChairs_V4)

Never used the old Mod so i am not sure how effective this is or if it works like the old Mod did.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar ShimrodLessMusicalChairs_V4_UpdatedbyLittleMsSam30112017.rar (2.4 KB, 7384 downloads)

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Field Researcher
#178 Old 1st Dec 2017 at 7:18 AM
Default Oh you are an angel!
Quote:
Originally Posted by LittleMsSam
Updated this for Cats/Dogs (ShimrodLessMusicalChairs_V4)

Never used the old Mod so i am not sure how effective this is or if it works like the old Mod did.


Thank you, the old one worked pretty well and I am pulling my hair out without it.
Test Subject
#179 Old 15th Dec 2017 at 3:47 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LittleMsSam
Updated this for Cats/Dogs (ShimrodLessMusicalChairs_V4)

Never used the old Mod so i am not sure how effective this is or if it works like the old Mod did.

Sam there's less musical chairs, but my sims still are engaging in multiple group chatting instead of only chatting with one sim at a time.

Anyone else have this issue?

Thanks for you update!
Field Researcher
#180 Old 15th Dec 2017 at 12:16 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by missmani09
Sam there's less musical chairs, but my sims still are engaging in multiple group chatting instead of only chatting with one sim at a time.

Anyone else have this issue?

Thanks for you update!


It's not an Issue i just updated the Version with Group Chat and not the one with just 2 Sims Group Chat.

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Test Subject
#181 Old 8th Jan 2018 at 1:11 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LittleMsSam
Updated this for Cats/Dogs (ShimrodLessMusicalChairs_V4)

Never used the old Mod so i am not sure how effective this is or if it works like the old Mod did.


Thank You!!!!
Test Subject
#182 Old 21st Jan 2018 at 4:09 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LittleMsSam
It's not an Issue i just updated the Version with Group Chat and not the one with just 2 Sims Group Chat.


Is there a chance that the version with no group chat be updated to the latest patch as well?
Test Subject
#183 Old 12th Feb 2018 at 7:39 AM
AUGH. Group chat is out of control again. This mod was working fine, and still keeps the musical chairs down, but since the last update(?) group chats are taking over any attempt by two Sims to have a conversation. I wish the Sims team would fix this annoying crap but it's been going on so long, it's not likely they will. I hope you can fix it again, LittleMsSam. My Sim couples can't have a decent date in public without being mobbed by rando Sims anymore.
Field Researcher
#184 Old 15th Feb 2018 at 7:39 PM
Ok ok, here is the updated no Group Chat Version
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip ShimrodLessMusicalChairsNoGroupChat_V4_UpdatedbyLittleMsSam15022018.zip (2.5 KB, 1773 downloads)

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Field Researcher
#186 Old 18th Feb 2018 at 7:05 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Unsearchably
Can you make one with Group Chat?


That's already up there: http://modthesims.info/download.php...558#post5308558

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Field Researcher
#188 Old 24th Feb 2018 at 1:35 AM
Latest Version should still work fine!

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Test Subject
#189 Old 25th Feb 2018 at 4:42 AM
SAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YOU ARE FREAKING GOD-SENT! Thanks SOOOOO much for the no group chat version! Come here girl! *showers you with kisses*
Okay, bye! Happy Simming!

Quote:
Originally Posted by LittleMsSam
Latest Version should still work fine!
Lab Assistant
#190 Old 6th May 2018 at 6:56 PM
Does the latest version work with the recent patch?
Field Researcher
#191 Old 8th May 2018 at 1:28 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mellowyellow09
Does the latest version work with the recent patch?


Should still work fine yes

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Field Researcher
#192 Old 25th May 2018 at 11:36 AM
Should still work fine...

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Field Researcher
#193 Old 20th Jun 2018 at 11:43 PM
Seasons Patch: Should still be fine

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Test Subject
THANKS POST
#194 Old 27th Jun 2018 at 7:00 PM
Hi. It seems that this musical chair mod doesnt work with the larger round tables from cats and dogs and jungle adventures. The square and rectangle tables work well still. Can this be updated?
Field Researcher
#195 Old 28th Jun 2018 at 3:28 PM
This Mod has nothing to do with tables per se. So from the Files itself it does not need an Update. I know those Tables were buggy regarding collect dishes maybe they are buggy regarding chatting too.

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Field Researcher
#196 Old 31st Jul 2018 at 8:43 PM
Should still work fine with 1.45.62.1020

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Test Subject
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Test Subject
#197 Old 17th Nov 2018 at 2:14 AM
Is it still working?
Test Subject
#198 Old 17th Nov 2018 at 2:58 AM
Please update this. It may have been lost in the shuffle. So very much needed! Thanks.
Field Researcher
#199 Old 17th Nov 2018 at 12:21 PM
Should still work fine with the Get Famous Patch. Nothing changed in the original Files.

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