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Don't Wash Dishes Where You Angry Poop

by scumbumbo Posted 15th Nov 2017 at 8:45 AM - Updated 21st Nov 2017 at 7:05 PM by scumbumbo : Added Polish translation
86 Comments / replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
Update - There is now a Default Enabled version available for download. If you switch from one version to the other remember to remove the old mod's script (the package files are identical between versions).

Description

This mod allows you to set individual sinks on any lot to enable or disable dish washing at that sink. Since it uses a script to setup the object states for the sinks, it should be compatible with any sinks in the game (even from expansion packs I don't have).

After installation, the default for sinks on all lots will be to NOT allow dishes to be washed at that sink (UPDATE: there is now a Default Enabled version for download). Simply click on any sink and choose Enable Dish Washing to allow Sims to wash dishes at that sink. The setting is saved along with the save game as it uses a standard object state to remember the setting.

I chose this approach for this mod as I often use what would typically be considered a "kitchen" sink on cabinets in a bathroom, and sometimes vice-versa. Instead, the player is allowed to select what sinks should be used. Again, the default is to not allow dish washing. If no sinks are enabled on a lot, Sims will instead simply throw away the dishes in the trash.

Note for users of SCAM Autonomy must be on for the dish washing interactions on the sink in order for this to work. If you wish to turn off autonomy for dish washing, turn off the clean autonomy on the dishes themselves. Turning off dish washing autonomy on the sink will make Sims unable to find an appropriate sink that you have enabled for dish washing.

Removing the mod will return sink behaviour to normal and allow Sims to wash dishes at any sink.

Installation Instructions and Compatibility

To install, unzip the two files contained in the download file into your game's mod folder. It can be placed in a sub-folder if desired. It uses a script, so the mod cannot be installed more than one sub-folder deep.

This mod was written and tested on Windows for The Sims 4 version 1.36.102.1020 (Nov 9, 2017). It should be compatible with any stuff or game packs and most other mods.

The package for this mod overrides the autonomous dish washing interactions for sinks. Any other mod which alters these resources will conflict with this mod:
  • S4_E882D22F_00000000_00000000000037A0 (sink_washDishes)
  • S4_E882D22F_00000000_00000000000037A2 (sink_washSingleDish)
  • S4_E882D22F_00000000_000000000001870D (sink_washDish_After_Eat_Counter)
  • S4_E882D22F_00000000_0000000000012485 (sink_washDish_After_Eat)
  • S4_E882D22F_00000000_0000000000018708 (sink_washDishes_Counter)

The game's object tunings are overriden in the script, which allows it to be compatible with other mods that override those objects. In addition, it will automatically adapt to new game packs that add additional sinks without requiring further additions to the package. All sinks which are found to contain the sink_washSingleDish are patched with the required object states to enable or disable sink washing and remember your settings.

The script uses features of the game that have been stable for years and are not likely to break in future patches.

This mod uses the ts4script file format for the script portion of the mod and cannot be installed automatically with a mod manager (until a mod manager is updated to support these files). To install the mod manually, extract both the package and ts4script files from the download into your mods folder.

Script mods must be enabled in your game options for this mod to work properly.

Nobody's bought me a Mac yet, so until I hear from someone who tries it out, I can only assume it will work on a Mac. I don't know of any reason why it wouldn't work.

Additional Credits
  • Kuree and all the others at Sims4Group who have put together the S4PE tool
  • Deaderpool for figuring out how to modify tuning at game load
  • As always, Scripthoge for writing the script "injector" routines
  • And of course big thanks to the translators:
    • Egureh - Chinese translation
    • Serenidy - Brazilian Portuguese translation
    • Pawlq - Polish translation

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

Sims 4
Built with Game Version: 1.36.102.1
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
DontWashDishesWhereYouAngryPoop.zip | Description: Mod version for game patch 1.36.102.1020 (Nov 9, 2017) 23.4 KB 4,184 21st Nov 2017
DontWashDishesWhereYouAngryPoop_DefaultEnabled.zip | Description: Default Enabled version for game patch 1.36.102.1020 (Nov 9, 2017) 23.4 KB 2,919 21st Nov 2017
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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:
No Extraction Required (Script Mods):
1. Cut and paste the .zip file(s) 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\
Script mods need to be placed directly in \Mods or one level below that (e.g. \Mods\Scripts) – sub-folders nested any deeper won’t work.
Extraction Required (Everything Else):
1. Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
2. Cut and paste the .package file(s) 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
#76 Old 26th Nov 2017 at 8:54 AM
So since this works and I noticed someone asked about counters for preparing food, I was wondering if something could be made for the different stereo's. If I recall, there were a number of complaints saying that November's update caused an influx of dancing fever. Being able to disable the dance option on stereo's would be handy to address this issue (mainly on public lots) and would allow the wall stereo's to be used without worry on retail and diner lots. Would also allow for a bit more manipulation where you want certain sections of a public lot to simply have music while sims dance at a designated location where you have another stereo located.
Test Subject
#77 Old 27th Nov 2017 at 3:37 PM
The name of this mod has me rofling!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#78 Old 1st Dec 2017 at 1:17 AM
This is an excellent mod and it's certainly not one I could play without. Thanks!
Test Subject
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13th Dec 2017 at 5:27 AM
This message has been deleted by BritneyMc0206. Reason: NVM! I figured it out. Being silly & forgot to count how many sub folders the script was in. :P
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#79 Old 23rd Dec 2017 at 11:24 PM
This mod is fabulous. I was getting really annoyed with my sim constantly going into the bathroom to do the dishes. Now, it's not a problem.. Thanks a bunch!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#80 Old 30th Dec 2017 at 10:55 AM
Thank for making this.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#81 Old 31st Dec 2017 at 3:04 AM
Bless You. Bless Your Family. Bless Your Cow.
Theorist
Original Poster
#82 Old 3rd Jan 2018 at 7:31 AM
So for those wondering, I have played a bit (quite a bit, probably 15-20 hours in the past few weeks) with extending this idea to cabinets and food preparation. No real luck, I'm not sure it's possible without rewriting the entire food prep process which would be buggy and incompatible with nearly any future patches. I did come up with some fascinating variants on the food prep process, though. I think my favorites involved the Sim picking up from the fridge, carrying it to a (wrong) cabinet, carrying it to the next cabinet, the next cabinet, on down the line until it reached the cabinet I'd set where they'd finally fix the food. Another epic fail resulted in Sims taking the food directly to the stove, skipping the cabinet prep stages entirely, cooking the food, picking it up, putting it back on the stove, cooking the food, picking it up, putting it back... etc.

The closest I got was them picking the food out of the fridge, putting it down on a random cabinet, then immediately moving it to the set prep cabinet. It was excitingly close, but not very useful as the first cabinet they choose for putting the items down could be anywhere in the house as before.

I had the brilliant idea of copying the method used for the stove to prevent Sims from cooking on a stove surface when that stove is broken, but it turns out their code for that is broken for the exact same reasons they've just bypassed that code entirely.
Lab Assistant
#83 Old 10th Jan 2018 at 4:40 AM
I don't know how feasible this is, but like banning certain sinks, is there a way you can ban sims from eating and doing homework on their beds. Or creating an option that only certain chairs or tables are allowed to sit sims to eat/ do homework.

I go ahead and create a beautiful shared children's activity/learning room and they ignore it and all do their homework on the toddler beds.

Where do I find anything and everything
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#84 Old 11th Jan 2018 at 10:18 PM
Heck yes to having this mod! thank you!
Theorist
Original Poster
#85 Old 12th Jan 2018 at 1:48 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oddysee
I don't know how feasible this is, but like banning certain sinks, is there a way you can ban sims from eating and doing homework on their beds. Or creating an option that only certain chairs or tables are allowed to sit sims to eat/ do homework.

I go ahead and create a beautiful shared children's activity/learning room and they ignore it and all do their homework on the toddler beds.

To the best of my knowledge the only way that could be accomplished is by removing the ability for Sims to sit on beds at all so that the sitting posture is not supported by the beds. I'm not sure how that is done, that's got more to do with object modeling I think, something to do with "slots" in the object model (don't laugh if I'm using the wrong term).
Lab Assistant
#86 Old 14th Jan 2018 at 1:42 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by scumbumbo
To the best of my knowledge the only way that could be accomplished is by removing the ability for Sims to sit on beds at all so that the sitting posture is not supported by the beds. I'm not sure how that is done, that's got more to do with object modeling I think, something to do with "slots" in the object model (don't laugh if I'm using the wrong term).


Sigh. I didn't think it would be that easy. Thank you so much for all the work you are doing. I doubt I could play anymore without these mods.

Where do I find anything and everything
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