Game Patch Note
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- Following the May 4 game patch, it is now possible to affect the gender of offspring by what the expectant mother eats and listens to. Because of this, the gender of offspring is no longer guaranteed after a scan or set offspring
As long as between the scan or set the mother does not eat the foods or listen to the music types below, everything should stay accurate. However, until we can get extracts of the game XML, it is not clear if the statistic used to track the food and music may "decay" or drift back to zero, like relationships. If this occurs, then it is possible that things can still change even if those foods/music are avoided after the scan IF they were not avoided prior to it. Basically, it makes a mess of things, and only time will tell. I can create an add-on that will alter the pregnancy function to work as it used to if it bothers enough people that things are no longer strictly deterministic.
From the patch notes:
- Strawberries and Pop music (one, the other, or both) seem to lead to more baby girls.
- Carrots and Alternative music seem to lead to more baby boys.
The Pregnancy Mega Mod is a team effort - a combination of existing and new mods written by java7nerd and Scumbumbo repackaged and designed to be mega easy to use. It includes java7nerd's Pregnancy Scan and Reseed, plus Scumbumbo's Pregnancy Terminator, PLUS a new feature to allow setting what stage a sim's pregnancy is in or even immediately beginning labor.
The new Pregnancy pie-menu items will only show up when clicking on any pregnant sim. The menu is available for teens through elder targets. The screenshots above show the majority of menu items which are available and how easy it will be to access the features of the combined mods. If you can play The Sims 4, you can use this mod!
Version 3 adds translations for Chinese, Russian, and Brazilian Portuguese. If you do not need the additional languages there is no need to update. Note that translations affect only the pie-menus and will not change the notifications generated by the script.
Note that the original Pregnancy Scan and Reseed and Pregnancy Terminator mods are not required for this mod, they are built in. If you want to keep the old mods, they will not conflict with this mod.
Installation Instructions and Compatibility
For easiest installation, I strongly urge using The Sims 4 Mod Manager
by Raxdiam for a fully automatic install, or you can install manually. Since this mod contains both a script mod and XML package file, manual installation is only suggested if you are familiar with this kind of mod. See further below for manual mod installation notes.
Script mods must be enabled in your game options for this mod to work properly.
This mod was written and tested on Windows for The Sims 4 version 184.108.40.2060 (January 13, 2015) but should be compatible with any version since 1.0.732.20 (October 1, 2014).
This mod will likely not work on the Mac unless it is updated to version 220.127.116.110 (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.
No XML files were changed for this mod, everything in the package is new and the script injects the new XML into the sim objects. As such it should not conflict with any other mod, even ones that modify sim's pie menus.
Miscellaneous but Important Notes
Choosing triplets with specific genders may result in a noticeable delay in generating the offspring. The mod will make up to 20,000 attempts to generate the requested offspring before giving up. This will probably never happen unless the household is too full to create the requested number of offspring. A notification of the failure will appear and the pregnancy will remain unaltered.
If the population of the pregnant sim's household changes between the time of the scan and the resulting labor, more or fewer offspring may result.
file you downloaded should contain a package file and a zip
file ending in _Script. Unzip both files into your Mods folder, but do not unzip the zip
file ending in _Script -- that should end up in the Mods folder still zipped.
The package file can be placed into a subfolder, however the script file must be placed directly in the Mods folder.
There are two images in the screenshots above which indicate the files required in the Mods folder and how to enable script mods.
Princemajik also covers the manual install process in a mod review
on YouTube. Although this video is for the SimLotto mod, the same technique is used for this mod.
- java7nerd for the Pregnancy Scan and Reseed, ideas for improvements, and testing
- Velocitygrass for the Sims4XmlExtractor
- Kuree and all the others at Sims4Group who have put together the S4PE tool
- egureh for the Chinese translation
- KuriXarya for the Russian translation
- jor for the Brazilian Portuguese translation
- tonttuli for the Finnish translation
- Tracas for the Spanish translation