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Autonomous ocean swimming depending on season, temperature, personality, etc.

by Lamare Posted 6th Oct 2016 at 4:04 PM - Updated 24th Jun 2017 at 6:24 AM by Lamare : update
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Update, 15.06.2017

11 dec. 2016.

9 oct. 2016.


With this mod installed both playable sims and visitors can and will autonomously swim in the ocean, provided there's a beach and no restrictions are met. (They kinda could already, but hardly ever did.)

Sim's decision whether to get in water or not, depends on:
- current season (see flavors below)
- presence of deep snow (because you don't want snow angels in swimwear)
- outdoor temperature (must be at least comfortable outside or it's no fun)
- body temperature (chilly sims don't try to make ice-sticks of theselves, overheated sims beg for a swim and comfy sims may vary from 'meh' to rather fond of it)
- being a servo (robots stay away from water, well, mostly...)
- active personality (active sims love it more than lazy)
- fitness hobby (the more enthusiasm, the more desire to swim)
- current outfit (swimsuit has a plus, formal wear has a big minus, outerwear banned)
- time of day (getting in sea is less likely during the night)
- motives (low hunger, energy, bladder or comfort - is a no)

With permission of Inge Jones I based my mod on her GetInSeaPatch. With it sims can decide to get in sea if they're hot enough, and by 'hot' I mean their body temperature. My edition makes ocean swimming 'weather sensitive' and more attractive for sims with normal body temperature. It only alters autonomous behavior, player can direct a sim to swim anyway.

Flavors
  • Except Winter. Sims can autonomously go for an ocean swim in any season except winter, if the weather is appropriate as well as their body condition. The weather is somewhat random, but spring is more likely to have warm days then autumn (fall), unless you have mods altering this. Winter temperatures are too low anyway, so I disabled it completely. There is an issue though: outdoor temperature practically doesn't exist on community lots (it resets to comfortable no matter what season), so take it into consideration if you choose this version.
  • Summer Only. Sims can decide to get in sea only in summer. The outdoor temperature is guaranteed to be warm enough, bacause I've set the limit lower than the lowest possible summer temperature (again - unless you have mods altering this). Other conditions still apply, so if you somehow manage to have deep snow in summer - there will be no autonomous swimming until it thaws.
Choose only one version of the mod

Compatibility
You'll need Bon Voyage (that's where ocean swimming from).
It's probably unnessasary to have all the other EPs. I've made it so that if you don't have Seasons (weather) or Open for Business (robots) or Free Time (hobby) you could still use the mod (it'll detect wheter you have the EPs or not), but I can't test it to make 100% sure. I have Ultimate Collection and that's what I tested the mod on.
Feel free to try it out and get back to me, if you'd like.

Conflicts
If you have Inge's GetInSeaPatch, you need to take it out to use one of these
The mod will probably conflict with any mods altering the 'Get in' interaction

Technical details


Additional Credits:
Inge Jones for making the original mod and for everything else
Influence for the idea of making this mod
gummilutt and crumplebottom_marky4444 - by sticking my nose in their mods I had got a better understanding of how people get things done with BHAVs (I didn't copy their approach though, but somehow it helped, I don't know)
BoilingOil for helping gummilutt, who helped me
LilSister for testing the latest version.
In production of this mod I used: The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection, SimPE, MTS & wiki, Photoscape

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

Bon Voyage

This is a multi-part download:


Choose only one version of the mod!
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
ijGetInSeaPatch-SummerOnly.zip | Description: Sims can decide to get in sea only in summer. 1.1 KB 689 24th Jun 2017
ijGetInSeaPatch-ExceptWinter.zip | Description: Autonomous swimming in any season, if the weather is appropriate. 1.1 KB 1,087 24th Jun 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 download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\

-or-

4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


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