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Get Town Population

by mgomez Posted 20th Sep 2014 at 11:50 PM
38 Comments / replies (Who?) - 14 Feedback Posts, 11 Thanks Posts
About this mod

I've made this tiny little mod as a command I used whenever I was curious about my town's population. Type "getpopulation" and you'll get the number of people living across all of the worlds in The Sims 4.



Installation

Install this mod by copying the zip file (do not extract it) to your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods folder.

Inside the game, make sure that script mods are enabled (... > Game Options > Other > Script Mods)

Enjoy this tiny mod.

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
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mgomez-getpopulation.zip 788 Bytes 16,737 20th Sep 2014
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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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38 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 19 Feedback Posts, 17 Thanks Posts
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 21st Sep 2014 at 12:56 AM
This is great - thank you! I fear I'm being overrun by townies (again) so this will come in handy. Question: Is there a way to get a list of the population or at least the NPC's?

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Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#3 Old 21st Sep 2014 at 1:19 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by starrling
This is great - thank you! I fear I'm being overrun by townies (again) so this will come in handy. Question: Is there a way to get a list of the population or at least the NPC's?


I will be making a new "Population Statistics" mod eventually. This will show several different stats. For the moment, I'm focusing on making a major mod that will have many different things included in it, and I might include this into the mod rather than introducing a new mod every time I come up with an idea. Instead of making a million uploads everywhere on the site (I'm sure the admins are busy enough), I might start releasing new versions of a much larger mod that will add features and fix bugs with every new release!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bandon
Works well, tells me population is 160. I donĀ“t understand why only 10 sims show up at a public lot if there are really that many in the world.


Public lots are not heavily inhabited. There will only be a handful of sims visiting a public lot at any given time. The 160 sims population introduces variety, mostly. Also, the game needs a large population to generate the sims that walk by your house. It's interesting that you get a population of 160 when the base game has a maximum population of 180. How many hours do you have logged?
Instructor
#4 Old 21st Sep 2014 at 1:38 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mgomez
Public lots are not heavily inhabited. There will only be a handful of sims visiting a public lot at any given time. The 160 sims population introduces variety, mostly. Also, the game needs a large population to generate the sims that walk by your house. It's interesting that you get a population of 160 when the base game has a maximum population of 180. How many hours do you have logged?

About 60 hours but I also download gallery sims put them in 8 person families, add them to a house then evict them to make the game recognized them as pseudo-townies. So 180 base game means I need about 20 more then haha. I really wish the rate of sims that walked by was a lot lower. And that the few sims that do walk by the house I'm playing were sims that were currently off from work AND lived in that world (Oasis Springs sims walking by in Oasis Springs and not in Willow Creek). With special priority given to sims that actually live in that specific neighborhood and still allowing friends to stop by and knock on the door no matter which world they live in. But then friends of my sim are currently stopping by to knock on the door three times a day each. It's kinda stalkerish.
Field Researcher
#5 Old 21st Sep 2014 at 6:30 PM
Thank you mgomez, this is quite handy, I am really looking forward to this major mod that your working on which will cover lots of things, sounds wonderful
Instructor
#6 Old 23rd Sep 2014 at 2:18 AM
I took a break from deleting the townies the game is generating and the population went from 160 yesterday to 166 today. I love this mod Curious what happens if the population reaches something like 300.
Inventor
#7 Old 23rd Sep 2014 at 3:01 PM
Hey, thanks for this mod.

A quick question: Which Sims do you count ? I assume you count all living and all dead ones but does it also count purged Sims ? The ones that disappeared ? I'm at 192 now but I don't think I have as many (including the dead) but I might have if you count all the purged ones.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#8 Old 24th Sep 2014 at 1:41 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by crinrict
Hey, thanks for this mod.

A quick question: Which Sims do you count ? I assume you count all living and all dead ones but does it also count purged Sims ? The ones that disappeared ? I'm at 192 now but I don't think I have as many (including the dead) but I might have if you count all the purged ones.


If I remember correctly, the mod counts only those that are living. 192? That's quite a big figure, considering that the maximum population value for the game (by default) is 180. I believe, however, that this maximum may apply only to townies.
Inventor
#9 Old 24th Sep 2014 at 10:47 AM Last edited by crinrict : 24th Sep 2014 at 4:17 PM.
So you're saying it could be that we can have 180 townies (the ones that are currently not in world) ?

Guess I need to count them manually and then see what your mod says.

For me atm, all Sims not living anywhere are purged every night (I do have the mod with the genealogy fix in but I don't believe that's the reason cause they also disappeared without)


I counted 68 living Sims. Mod tells me it's at 217 now.
Scholar
#10 Old 25th Sep 2014 at 5:40 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mgomez
If I remember correctly, the mod counts only those that are living. 192? That's quite a big figure, considering that the maximum population value for the game (by default) is 180. I believe, however, that this maximum may apply only to townies.


I counted my sims manually and they are 54. This mod reports 179. Strange.
Mad Poster
#11 Old 26th Sep 2014 at 12:03 PM
Is this mod compatible with the new patch yesterday?

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Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#12 Old 26th Sep 2014 at 9:01 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shimrod101
Is this mod compatible with the new patch yesterday?


Yes, it is.
Scholar
#13 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 7:04 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shimrod101
Is this mod compatible with the new patch yesterday?


The mod works but the patch removed the script enable setting in configuration.
Scholar
#14 Old 2nd Oct 2014 at 2:32 PM Last edited by Morphar : 4th Oct 2014 at 10:32 PM.
If you play a long time the population is stuck at about 180 as that is the game limit. Could it be expanded to show residents , male /female and other demographic statistics?
Test Subject
#15 Old 27th Mar 2015 at 2:58 AM
Still works with the Mar. 26 patch.
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