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Variable Default Relationships Mod

by scumbumbo Posted 18th Oct 2014 at 10:21 PM - Updated 21st Feb 2015 at 5:12 AM by scumbumbo : Mac compatibility note
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Variable Default Relationships

Everybody in a new household gets along by default. HOW UTTERLY BORING! Want a change? Want a challenge? With variable default relationships, your next household might be completely disfunctional!

This Mod will vary the starting sim relationships when a new household is created. The relationships can range anywhere from outright hatred to the very best of friends.

Both friendship and romance relationships vary. A married sim's love may not be reciprocated, or perhaps both partners hate each other and it's purely physical, or they could be great friends but the romance has gone stale!

The variance is not purely random. For those who know about probability, the resulting relationshps are based on a gaussian distribution centered on the default relationship values.

The mod is available in three "strengths":
  • The default version creates the highest level of variance
  • The medium version is somewhat less variable
  • The lowest strength will generally create relationships near to the default

Since the results are based on statistical averages, even the lowest strength can on occasion create sims that utterly despise each other. It will be rare, but it is possible. BTW: I generated a lot of families during testing to tweak the results, but I am interested in any opinions as far as the tuning of the variances. Too much? Too little? Let me know!

This mod also affects newly generated "townie" sims households. Relationships in existing households will not be changed.

Installation and Compatibility

Simply copy, do not unzip, the zip file into your game Mods folder. This is a script mod, so scripting must be enabled in your game options.

Use only one of the available strengths. You can change your choice at any time by replacing the zip file in your Mods folder with one of the other strengths.

This mod should be compatible with any Windows version of the game since 1.0.732.20 (October 1, 2014).

This mod will likely not work on the Mac unless it is updated to version 1.4.103.1210 (February 20, 2015). This update is critical for Mac users anyway, see Issues with Mods and CC in The Sims 4 on Mac for more info on this patch.

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

This is a multi-part download:


Install only ONE of the strengths below. See the mod description for more information. If you change strengths, be sure to remove the old version!
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
VariableDefaultRelationships.zip | Description: Variable Default Relationship mod - high variance 2.5 KB 6,456 18th Oct 2014
VariableDefaultRelationships_Med.zip | Description: Variable Default Relationship mod - medium variance 2.5 KB 4,140 18th Oct 2014
VariableDefaultRelationships_Low.zip | Description: Variable Default Relationship mod - low variance 2.4 KB 1,587 18th Oct 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:
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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