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Picked upload! Animated Mousehole

by Bakie Posted 1st Sep 2017 at 8:48 PM - Updated 16th Sep 2017 at 11:21 AM by Bakie
14 Comments / replies (Who?) - 9 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
If you want to see the animation on this object and get some more info, please watch my Youtube Video:
Bakies The Sims 4 Custom Content: Animated Mousehole (it's only 2:21 minutes long)



Animated Mousehole
In the City Living expansion pack you can find mouseholes on the walls sometimes. My idea was to make it able to have those in the Base game too, but then without the interactions.
As making Expansion Pack content Base game compatible isn't allowed, I made my own mousehole wall decal using a base game wall decal as a base and placing my own mousehole textures on it.
Compared to the City Living mouseholes, my mouseholes don't have interactions and are just for deco. They DO spawn a mouse/rat every few seconds and this will repeat itself for an infinite time.
An example of the animation can be found in the video at the top of this page. It will also show some tips on how to use this mousehole outside of the house.

When downloading the mouseholes, you're also getting the Unlocked Mouse trap, which came from the City Living Expansion Pack. There for you need to have that expansion pack if you want to have the mouse trap in your game too.
If you don't have it, the mouse trap simply won't appear in your game.

Object information:
Base game Compatible (City Living Required for the Mouse trap)
These are standalone objects, so they won't overwrite any other objects in game.
You can find the mousehole wall decal in Buy mode > Decoration > Painting/Decals OR type Mouse into the search bar.
You can find the mouse trap in Buy mode > Decoration > Misc OR type Mouse into the search bar.
They can be recognized by my "BG logo" icon in the lower right corner of the thumbnail.
The costs for the mousehole wall decal is: 15 Simoleons
The costs for the mouse trap is : 4 Simoleons

Game Requirements:
Mousehole: Base Game Compatible
Mouse trap: City Living Required

Game Version:
Tested with gameversion: 1.33.38.1020

Related Download
- Animated INVISIBLE Mouse Hole - Added some new features to make it easier to use when placing under/in other objects.

Custom Content used on Thumbnail:
- Far Cry 4 Paintings made by myself.

I Hope you like it and will give me some credit if used in screenshots or videos!

>> Want to share my mods? <<
Besides giving me credit and linking back to this page, I would appreciate it if you could add my video too instead of (only) the thumbnail.

Additional Credits:
Thanks to the Sims 4 Studio
Thanks Adobe for making Photoshop

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

City Living
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
BakieGaming-Animated-Mousehole.zip | Description: BakieGaming-Animated-Mousehole 152.6 KB 980 1st Sep 2017
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#2 Old 2nd Sep 2017 at 7:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Hellfrozeover
This is a great idea and very well executed Thank you!

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Originally Posted by Qahne
Very useful for adding some life into the game, thanks!

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Originally Posted by wendy35pearly
This is so awesome Bakie! runs off to watch it on YouTube!

You're welcome!
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Originally Posted by aadrianova
will sims react on it or ignore it? I ask cuz I find it annoying

They will ignore it, it's just a deco object + effect.

Curious at all the mods I made or want to learn how to make mods yourself? Take a look at my BakieGaming YouTube Channel
For the people who would like to support me some more, take a look at my: BakieGaming Patreon page
For a quick mod overview, take a look at my Profile page
Test Subject
#3 Old 2nd Sep 2017 at 11:16 PM
Default Just a thought...
I love this mod. Thank you so much.

I tried to put it behind the refrigerator in my starter home so that the mouse would scurry out from under it while people were working in the area. With the "moveobjects on" cheat, it worked, and it looks really kool. However, it blocks them from actually using the fridge. Is there a workaround you could tweak for this mod to make it be able to sit behind appliances without blocking their use?
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#4 Old 4th Sep 2017 at 9:34 AM Last edited by Bakie : 4th Sep 2017 at 10:59 AM.
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Originally Posted by Astor1977
I love this mod. Thank you so much.

I tried to put it behind the refrigerator in my starter home so that the mouse would scurry out from under it while people were working in the area. With the "moveobjects on" cheat, it worked, and it looks really kool. However, it blocks them from actually using the fridge. Is there a workaround you could tweak for this mod to make it be able to sit behind appliances without blocking their use?


Hi Astor,
Great to hear you love this mod! About the question, I do think that's possible, but I need to experiment with that. I will place this somewhere at the top of my to-do -list, so I will take a look at it a bit faster.
I think I will replace the object itself too as a mousehole texture is then no longer needed. I will keep you updated about it.


EDIT
I couldn't help myself and already started looking at it and I can already tell you I succeeded.
It will be released soon! Thanks for the idea, I will give you some credit for it when uploaded.

Curious at all the mods I made or want to learn how to make mods yourself? Take a look at my BakieGaming YouTube Channel
For the people who would like to support me some more, take a look at my: BakieGaming Patreon page
For a quick mod overview, take a look at my Profile page
Test Subject
#5 Old 6th Sep 2017 at 2:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Bakie
Hi Astor,
Great to hear you love this mod! About the question, I do think that's possible, but I need to experiment with that. I will place this somewhere at the top of my to-do -list, so I will take a look at it a bit faster.
I think I will replace the object itself too as a mousehole texture is then no longer needed. I will keep you updated about it.


EDIT
I couldn't help myself and already started looking at it and I can already tell you I succeeded.
It will be released soon! Thanks for the idea, I will give you some credit for it when uploaded.


That's just awesome! Thanks much.
Test Subject
#6 Old 7th Sep 2017 at 4:34 AM
Hi! I just downloaded this, but the animations aren't showing up for me. Is there anything that could be conflicting with this mod that I should look out for? Thank you!!
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#7 Old 8th Sep 2017 at 3:22 PM
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Originally Posted by kuliritton
Hi! I just downloaded this, but the animations aren't showing up for me. Is there anything that could be conflicting with this mod that I should look out for? Thank you!!

Not that I know of, is your game fully up-to-date? Sometimes an effect will not be shown if you haven't got the expansion pack it originally came from, in this case City Living, but as far as I know the effect also worked before I had that EP...
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Originally Posted by Ahörnchen
Funny little rat and mouseholes too!

Many thanks for creating and sharing this nice "pet" mod.

You're welcome

Curious at all the mods I made or want to learn how to make mods yourself? Take a look at my BakieGaming YouTube Channel
For the people who would like to support me some more, take a look at my: BakieGaming Patreon page
For a quick mod overview, take a look at my Profile page
Test Subject
#8 Old 10th Sep 2017 at 4:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Bakie
Not that I know of, is your game fully up-to-date? Sometimes an effect will not be shown if you haven't got the expansion pack it originally came from, in this case City Living, but as far as I know the effect also worked before I had that EP...

You're welcome


My game is up to date and I have all the expansion packs. I have other animations from you that work, its just the mouse hole I can place the mouse hole and trap just fine, but the mice don't come out. I appreciate you replying to my message, thank you so much!!
Test Subject
#9 Old 10th Sep 2017 at 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by kuliritton
My game is up to date and I have all the expansion packs. I have other animations from you that work, its just the mouse hole I can place the mouse hole and trap just fine, but the mice don't come out. I appreciate you replying to my message, thank you so much!!


I've noticed that sometimes there is quite a long delay between appearances. It's usually every few seconds or so, but sometimes it's much, much longer. Don't know why, it's just a random thing.
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#10 Old 11th Sep 2017 at 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by kuliritton
My game is up to date and I have all the expansion packs. I have other animations from you that work, its just the mouse hole I can place the mouse hole and trap just fine, but the mice don't come out. I appreciate you replying to my message, thank you so much!!

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Originally Posted by Astor1977
I've noticed that sometimes there is quite a long delay between appearances. It's usually every few seconds or so, but sometimes it's much, much longer. Don't know why, it's just a random thing.

That's indeed the only thing that I can think of that might be the "problem". If you place multiple mouse holes next to each other, you might also notice that even though they're placed at the same time, the mice will come out randomly.

Curious at all the mods I made or want to learn how to make mods yourself? Take a look at my BakieGaming YouTube Channel
For the people who would like to support me some more, take a look at my: BakieGaming Patreon page
For a quick mod overview, take a look at my Profile page
Bakie also recommends you check the following:

I have also made some other CC like Animated Objects/Walls/Floors, Invisible Dance Floors, Transparent Floor Windows, Pool Water Recolors, Backdrop & Trolley Replacements, (Dynamic Light) Clothing, Facemasks, Wallpapers, Floors, Stickers, Paintings, Unlocked Item Packs and other recolored objects. To see and or download them, please take a look at my profile page: http://modthesims.info/member.php?u=3751119