Compatible with the June 11 patch, with some caveats:
My judgement for the moment is that this mod is still compatible and working as of the June 11 patch, based on my own testing, but there are some things to keep in mind:
- Some people are reporting that the mod is still working and some aren't. In my personal testing, with a Generation 7 legacy save that ran for two in-game days, no culling occurred.
- People who are reporting culling seem to be reporting the deletion of single townies one at a time, rather than huge family-tree destroying purges. This leads me to believe some new function in the game is behind this that is outside of the current scope of this mod.
- I run my game with Deaderpool's MC Command Center mod, which includes its own townie generation and code for culling ghosts. It is entirely possible that I haven't experienced any culling because whatever new functions EA might have added have been overridden by Deaderpool's code. I'd advise anyone experiencing family tree destruction to install this mode and its Cleaner module, which has a "Bypass Family Ghosts" function.
For the most part, I'm 99% sure this mod is still working as intended and is still safe for use. Be sure, of course, to backup your game saves in case I'm wrong and culling does occur. It is unlikely I'll be able to update this mod any time soon because I'm just swamped at the moment with my day job and I'm also going back to uni in a few weeks. Even if I did have the time, I'm not an expert with Python by any means, and I don't know where EA has added any new code or what exactly needs updating. It was hard enough for me to figure out how to remove the functions I already have in a very rough manner -- any major scripting or rewriting is something that I just can't do. I'm sorry for this.
Unlike The Sims 3, TS4 is pretty good at keeping the town populated, in my opinion. There are more than enough new townies in each generation for my Sims to find friends, enemies and partners and to prevent the town from stagnating. There's a slight problem, though. Vanilla TS4 includes a population limit of 180 Sims. Since this includes dead Sims as well as living Sims, anyone playing for a long enough time will usually reach the limit, at which point the game will begin deleting any new Sims that enter the town, making the game pretty much unplayable. This mod will disable this functionality, preventing any Sims from disappearing.
This mod will also stop the mass culling that happens upon loading a game since the March 26 patch.
This mod replaces the culling action in the game's Python files via scripting. The replacement action has no function, so when the game attempts to run the culling action, nothing will happen.
This mod was based on game version 188.8.131.520 (March 26 patch) but it should work just fine on previous patch levels as the culling function is exactly the same.
This mod edits the StoryProgression.Actions Python file. It is incompatible with any other mods that do so (though, as far as I know, no such mods exist yet).
Some users have reported that loading screen times seem to increase if you have an exorbitant amount of Sims in your world. Use this mod at your own risk.
Place the .zip file in your Electronic Arts/The Sims 4/Mods folder. Do not unzip it. When you enter the game, ensure that Scripting Mods are enabled in the Options menu.
Scumbumbo and Deaderpool for help with writing the Python function.
I need to know if this still works because I'm having issues with sims disappearing, and every time my sim get his wife pregnant she disappears, and its getting quite annoying. I managed to save the household while she's pregnant but everytime I try to place the family she pregnant wife disappears.. is this a culling issue or something else? PLEASE HELP!!
Your Sim from a PLAYED household is getting deleted? That's not normal. Even if culling is still happening in your game it should only be getting rid of dead Sims and homeless Sims, not played Sims.
its not my actual sim but she is married to my sim and she's pregnant and every time she is she gets deleted from the household, when I travel and come back she is gone. she is a townie that I've edited if that makes a difference, i dont know. its been really frustrating and makes playing sims hard.