Latest version : package file with modified date : 2/4/2018 12:0x AM (non-inteen) or 2/6/2018 2:28 PM (inteen compatible version). Please make sure you have the latest version.
Want some new variety in your game ? Want give your sims chances to hanging out with their co-workers after their long and hard working time ? Then try this mod in your game.
This mod adds new gameplay, hence is experimental. Feel free to give feedback in comments for unusual behaviour.
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DEMO VERSION AVAILABLE. What is demo version ?
For you who do not wanna use SimPE and want to try how this mod will behave. This is chance-based mod, so there can be a long time before you experience the effect it offers. So, this DEMO version is made so that you can try and experience first in your game before you put the actual mod in your game. This demo version will give you :
your worked sims will always get hangout activity or unpaid overtime every day since the first day. The hours of event will be random picked of 2,3, or 4 hours.
I just found that energy motives works oddly when directly assigned, only can be decrease or increase, so in the previous version, if hangout event occured and in the end of work hour, the sim's energy is below 15%, it will jump out to 60%. So I fixed that, now the sims will gain +10 energy in the beginning of hangout, a little extra enery to do hangout. still no motives bonus for unpaid overtime due to slack off though. Also I change bonus for cafe from art into nature since the concept is uphill open-air cafe (and in the previous versions, 3 events change art enthusiams which is too much, so I switch one into nature).
Little update to this mod. During this mod testing, I changed the tuning parameter so hangout supposed to be100% occured. I saved the lot when my sim was at work and then quit the game. When the game loaded again, the sim came home on time instead of hangout, so hangout event didn't occured when it supposedly occured. This update fix that problem.
First things first : Compatibility :
This mod is not compatible with base-game-only. The resources I've overriden are taken from Apartment Life, but the coding also contains functions and constants from Freetime, Nightlife, Pets, Bon Voyage, and Open For Business
What does this mod do ?
Added event where there is slight chance for your sims to do activity after work in the background. Two kind of event category : slacking off and hanging out. For hanging out, there are 7 events that will be randomly picked : Bowling, Cinema, Cafe, Gym, Auction, Park, Concert.
While slacking off has no bonus effect, hanging out has different bonus effects depends on the event, that explained in picture number 2. When events occured, your sims will go home late from work, for 2 hours (70% chance), 3 hours (25% chance), 4 hours (5% chance) late (hey, they're hanging out or do overtime, so will be home late).
Conflicts : Known Conflicts:
inTeen (BHAV conflict. The additional version that supposed to be compatible with inteen has been uploaded)
No Carpool for Mothers (Reported by allison731, BHAV conflict)
Technically, this mod will conflict with other mods that override these game resources :
- Dialog prim string set (STR#, Group : 0x7F8F4EB6, instance : 0x012D)
- Interaction - At Work (BHAV, Group : 0x7F8F4EB6, instance : 0x200E)
I also added 3 new instances in the group 0x7F8F4EB6 : 0x200D (BCON), 0x20AA (BHAV), 0x20AB (BHAV)
Should not affect pet career nor business.
There are 5 flavours uploaded for this mod. Just choose one of your choice. Those flavours are :
3% chance of slacking off and 5% chance of hanging out (rar file that contains "_1" in the filename)
5% chance of slacking off and 10% chance of hanging out (rar file that contains "_2" in the filename)
5% chance of slacking off and 15% chance of hanging out (rar file that contains "_3" in the filename)
No slacking off and 15% chance of hanging out (rar file that contains "_4" in the filename)
Version number 3 for inteen compatible. For you guys who has inteen installed in your game, please download this file, otherwise, my original mod will be overriden by inTeen, thus won't work at all . I only make 1 flavour for inteen based on most downloaded flavour, but you can customize the setting as your desire. The step is in the following. Do not change the package name since it is needed so that my mod will be loaded after inTeen.
Want to set your own flavours other than above ? Do not worry, just open your package using SimPE. Open resources as shown in picture number 3, and change the value, commit and save.
For instances :
If you want the chances of of slacking off only 3% and hanging out 25%, just enter value of "% (+1) slacking off at work" with 2 (from 3-1) and value of "% (- % slacking off) hang out after work" with 27 (from 2+25. 2 is the value of "% (+1) slacking off at work")
If you want no chance of slacking off and hanging out 20%, so enter value of "% (+1) slacking off at work" with -1 (from 0-1) and value of "% (- % slacking off) hang out after work" with 19 (from -1+20. -1 is the value of "% (+1) slacking off at work")
Note : sorry for confusing tutorial. It is coding-related stuff.
If you want the time of your sims' hangout/overtime is fixed for certains hour, just change the value of "Hangout hour(s) - 0 for random between 2,3,4 hours" with hour you desires, e.g 1 for 1 hour, 2 for 2 hours, 3 for 3 hours, 5 for 5 hours. 0 is the default, where this mod will picked random value of 2 (70%), 3 (25%) and 4 (5%) hours.
Just put my mod in Downloads folder of your sims 2 data. If this mod does not work, try to change the load order, like rename my mod to "z_pqw_afterworkactivity.package".
For inTeen user, please make sure this mod and all of its plugin, if any, are loaded after inTeen, by checking if there is "zzzz_" in front of original filename, and adding "zzzz_" if they have not been renamed yet.