25 April 2017 Update : See Changelog at the bottom. If you are updating from the previous version,
remember to remove the file Arsil_ToddlersExtraActivities_CrayonProp.package, it has been replaced
This mod will only work if you believe in the power of friendship.
Uhm, my bad, I got this confused with My Little Pony.
Developed and tested on game version 1.67.
- New Terrain Interaction: Play on Puddle (was previously in Child2Toddler2Baby)
This is its right place. Download the updated version (19th April 2017 or a later version) of that mod or you'll have a double.
With a toddler as active Sim, click on a puddle (a rain one from Season EP or a regular one) and the little milk drinker
will go wild... for fun and loss of hygiene (this may seem counter-intuitive but my reasoning is that diaper or bottom part
of the outfit gets wet). It also works autonomously.
Note: Replaced the splashing sound (was way too loud) with a quieter one (fx_pond_splash instead of hottub_splash)
- Replaced PlayOnSand (Terrain.PlayOnSand and PlayOnSandJig.PlayOnSand) with a version that allows
toddlers too to play on terrain and sandbox.
Officially Generations is required.... but me thinks only officially, all assets seems to be in the BaseGame files
(except maybe some of the items that can be discovered), but still I've kept the check on the CodeVersion in the
related ITUN resources.
Note: toddlers' animations are way more repetitive than children's.
Note: playing on sand (on the terrain paint) works autonomously only on beach-type lots
(not my doing, but sounded about right so I didn't feel the need to change it).
Note: toddlers can't bury stuff nor discover stuff. They can't learn the related hidden skill,
so they won't create a castle but just keep messing around with the mound.
Little fix: I've also overriden (?) the related xml to reduce the max duration from 24 sim-hours to 3 sim-hours,
but regardless of the duration now the interaction gets interrupted if motives are critical.
Question: "Ask to join" didn't work even w/o the mod, right?
Note: don't eliminate sandCastles with the cheat (or does that comes from a mod?) SHIFT+CLICK Object...
Destoy (or Eliminate, not sure about the English localization). Doing that will leave the related jig behind
(a jig is an object used to reserve a space, to make room for something, usually an animation)
- New Terrain Interaction: EatSnow (Seasons Required).
The BrainFreeze moodlet also acts as cooldown (no pun intended): while active,
Sims can't use the interaction autonomously.
- New Objects Interaction: Dance (works on Stereo, BandInstrument, KaraokeMachine and JukeBox)
While listening to the rock station on the stereo (Seasons required, but I'm not so sure if that station is really
used, so I've also included Electronica to be safe) or to a rock jam session, toddlers can use the head-banging
animation as seen on the screenshot. If you dislike that, it can be easily disabled.
You may recognize the "turn" animation, it's modified from the age transitioning animation.
- New scripted object: a box of crayons. If in a toddler inventory, can be used to scribble on walls.
The object itself and the prop used in the animations are pretty lame. Found in BuyCatalog:
I've clearly used the streeArt/tagBag as reference, and being lazy I've kept its system for
storing images (they are material-states of the mesh), so there's no xml database easy to modify
to add new pictures. Sowwy!
Note: placing the frame on the wall is user-directed only, but once placed Sims will scribble autonomously.
Scribbling on walls increases the painting skill, but it's clamped at level 3 (to be in line with
similar existing things: mirror/charisma, blocks/logic, etc).
Toddlers with the Artistic trait will have more pictures to choose from (others will catch up on level up)
and have the exclusive on the last 2 pictures (there are 12 pictures in total).
Each interaction can be disabled from the CONFIGURATION xml. Some of the features
are more or less tunable.
This mod overrides the following resources, check with Dashboard if you already
have a mod the replaces them. If you also use Child2Toddler2Baby you'll get a conflict
report: it's all right, the two mods have a few animations in common.
After having updated the Child2Toddler2Baby mod and started the game again all is now working, and i love all the new and improved things that the toddlers can do The game runs well on patch 1.62, all EP , Sp and all the Store + alot of cc and mods Thank you again for making the new additions to the game, look forward to more fun from you Big Hug
It's such a delight to play Sims 3 lately because of new fantastic mods like this one! I'm very grateful, I missed some toddler activities from Sims 2 so much, like playing in puddle, or dancing while sitting on the floor - they were so cute, thank you for bringing more playful toddler behaviors back!
Thank you, thank you, thank you for these mods! The biggest thank you for the napping mat. It was the first item I missed from Sims2.
Did you know; the config for this mod has the config for child2toddler2baby in it?
I'm having trouble getting my toddler to autonomously draw on the wall, although she is more than happy to do so once directed. I even put all the other toddler toys in the family Inventory, and she still wouldn't play with the crayons autonomously. But when she's directed, she draws better than I do!
If you mean that they don't autonomously "place the frame" on the wall that's intended behaviour.
Sims don't use the street art tag bag autonomously, do they? (I'm not sure if those kind of things
can be made autonomous... well, probably yes).
If you mean they they don't autonomously scribble on an already placed frame then that's not cool.
If you mean that they autonomously try to scribble on a wall only to get a notification - you don't have
crayons - then that's a bug that I've already fixed but I've not not yet uploaded the updated version.
But you most certainly didn't mean this last one.
Not feedback so much as a question: does this conflict at all with Cherry92's Toddler Interaction mod? I'd love to use both, to breathe even more life into the poor, neglected lifestage.
"Polka will never die!" -- Harry Dresden
"It's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey stuff." -- The Doctor
"Mentally unstable like a fox!" -- Rodney McKay
"It's a giant mushroom! Maybe it's friendly!" -- Sokka
"I swear by my pretty floral bonnet, I will end you." -- Mal Reynolds
I wonder if the fact that the toddler will not autonomously scribble has anything to do with the fact that I don't have UNI? But she is definitely not autonomously using her crayons after the frame is placed.
I removed all mods except the Transmogrifier, Icarusallsorts' bartending mod, (Because I had forgotten to disable those two mods before going to bed last night) assorted NRAAS mods, and this one. She still would not autonomously scribble on the wall. I would place the frame, she would go to the wall and draw half of a picture, then wander off. She would not complete her drawing until I told her to, even with nothing else to play with and several half-finished frames around the house.
The animation is that she goes to the wall, sits in front of it for about 2 seconds, and then the picture bit that she is drawing appears. If this is the animation that is supposed to run for the interaction, it's fine. If not, it might be a clue.
24th Apr 2017 at 1:29 PM
Last edited by Arsil : 25th Apr 2017 at 4:05 PM.
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Nah, now that I've had time to check it I can tell you that the reason is much more simpler.
Unless the toddler has the Artistic trait there's no advertising to use the interaction.
But there might also have been an issue in the code.
I've already fixed it and I'll update the mod soon.
Question: can toddlers play in the sand (terrain or sandbox) - autonomously or not - while there's snow covering the ground?
What about puddles? If there's snow probably there can't be rain puddles, but what about regular puddles
(maybe created with NRaas Debug Enabler just to test this behaviour)?
I was reading the notes on icarus_allsorts' Autonomous Fun In The Sun and got worried.
EDIT: yep, they can, but I've fixed it. Not yet uploaded the new version though.