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Picked upload! Mermaids Mod 1.0

by Nyx Posted 22nd Feb 2018 at 11:20 PM - Updated 25th May 2018 at 5:15 PM by Nyx
220 Comments / replies (Who?) - 11 Feedback Posts, 8 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
THE MERMAID INTERACTIONS SHOULDN'T GIVE ANYMORE LE ERRORS (THE STATUE COULD STILL GIVE THEM THOUGH).
I WILL UPDATE IT, BUT NOW I HAVE TO FOCUS ON OTHER THINGS FIRST.

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METHOD FOR WHO HAS PROBLEMS WITH THE STATUE: SINCE THE STATUE DOESN’T WORK PROPERLY FOR YOU, FOR NOW USE THIS CHEAT TO BECOME A MERMAID: traits.equip_trait Mermaid. AS FOR THE SCALES , SELECT YOUR SIM, GO TO “Mermaid” then “Change the color of your scales” and select a color.


After sweat, pain and tears used to create this mod, I'm excited to announce the new mermaid lifestate!
Let's see the features included in this (not very big) mod!:

-How to become a mermaid?-

First of all, you need to buy the "The Queen of the Mermaids" statue, which costs §20.000 (Cheats time!)It can be found under the section “sculptures”, but I highly suggest to just search it using the word “queen”. After you bought it, you'll have two interactions available:
- The typical "Observe" interaction, present in every statue.
- "Remember the "Queen's" legend", where the sim will start to look down, trying to remember the legend of this queen. After they've remembered it, there will be two possible outcomes:
= Fail: The sim will find the legend boring and fake, and thus will receive the "Boooring..." (+3 bored) buff which will last 24 hours straight! With this buff, the sim will not be gifted by the queen because of their skepticism. Once the buff runs out, you can retry again.
= Success: The sim will find the legend very sad, and so they will receive the "This is so sad..." (+3 sad) buff, which will still last 24 hours, but after it passes out, the queen will acknowledge their caring attitude, and will grant your sim's (and your) wish! After that, their legs will start to glow, and scales will appear there, all followed by the "New Scales!" (+8 happy) buff.
=Note: To speed up the process of transformation, when obtaining the sad buff the sim can "cry it out". (This is useful for those who don't like to wait)

-"The Queen of the Mermaids" statue-


- Now you're wondering "Why do I have to remember a legend to become a mermaid", and the answer is in the description of the object, where a legend is written.
- Mermaids will consider the statue a grave, so they can "Mourn the queen". The motivation of this is in the legend, I wonder what will be your theories. A hint is present in the buff they'll receive when they mourned the queen. (The buff is "Such a brave mermaid..." and gives +6 sadness)

-What are the features of the Mermaids?-

Hydration need:
- Let's start with the hydration need, which will replace Hygiene. This need can be filled by swimming in the pool, taking a shower, taking a bath, going on a water slide, etc.
With advantages though, come disadvantages because the Hydration need decays much faster when staying outside during daytime! Normally you'd have to spend most of your time near water sources but, to make things easier, I made sure that everytime they use water and then they don't use it anymore, the "Hydrated" (+2 Happy) buff, which lasts 4 hours, will appear and will slowly fill the hydration need. If a mermaid doesn't care about their hydration they will pass 2 stages before dying:
= The first buff to appear when low on hydration is "Chapped" (+2 uncomfortable), which will make the sim to have a "pretty dried" skin. They will also walk slowly.
= The second and last buff is Dehydrated (+50 uncomfortable), where the sim will almost nearly die. They will have a "very dried" skin and will be unable to use the pool.
After the mermaid passes these two stages, they will die from dehydration. So take good care of your scales, or else...
Scales and Tail:
- Mermaids have the ability to change the color of their scales! You'll just have to select the color under the menu "Change the color of your scales" in the Mermaid pie menu.
The tail, of course, will follow the same color scheme of the scales. There are 6 colors in total. Another thing with the tail, is that they appear only in some specific locations during specific actions!
For ex. Mermaids won't have the tail when they are in the shower, but they will if they are in a bathtub. When a mermaids jumps in the pool it might take a bit for the tail to appear, in case it won't, do "swim laps" and see if that works.
Singing ability:
- Mermaids have one more interaction, that is "Sirens melody", where the sim will sing some notes very briefly. This has effects on other sims (from teens to elders), in fact they will have the "Such a Wonderful voice..." (+8 flirty) buff which lasts 4 hours. Not only when they observe the mermaid, they react by doing a "melted" animation, but they will also accept almost every flirt from the mermaid.

NOTES: Don't do this interaction while swimming, it doesn't work in that case (for now). Also If the sims don't fall under the spell of the mermaid's voice, keep doing the interaction until it works.

FOR WHO HAS CITY LIVING: Mermaids develop the singing skill MUCH MUCH faster (like, in just 1/2 minutes the mermaid has level 10 in the singing skill). And also, the sims who look or stay near the mermaid while is singing (even when they sing in the shower or sing at a karaoke), will have the same reaction they have when they hear the "Sirens Melody".
Some other stuff:
- If Children and childish sims see a mermaid, they might have the "Wow! A Mermaid!" buff (+6 happy) (In the future, a reaction will be created for them)
- Mermaids's autonomy has been slightly modified. If there's a chance, they will jump in the pool, or will take a shower.
- Mermaids are smooth talkers, so if they flirt with a sim, their romance relationship will receive a small but effective bonus.
- Mermaids have wonderful and mythical voices, so they won't talk like normal sims.

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

Sims 4
Built with Game Version: 1.39.74.10
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Nyx_MermaidsModV1.0[LASTFIX].rar 3.42 MB 248,526 26th Feb 2018
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 File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
Read the upload description for installation instructions. If nothing else is specified, do the following:
No Extraction Required (Script Mods):
1. Cut and paste the .zip file(s) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
Script mods need to be placed directly in \Mods or one level below that (e.g. \Mods\Scripts) – sub-folders nested any deeper won’t work.
Extraction Required (Everything Else):
1. Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
2. Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\


Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
  • Mod still not working? Make sure you have script mods enabled
 
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#201 Old 5th Jul 2018 at 4:14 AM
Thanks for the mod. Wondering if there is a way to use some of the tails from merman simmer over at s4s. I love his shark tail.
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#202 Old 10th Jul 2018 at 6:52 PM Last edited by merplays : 10th Jul 2018 at 7:36 PM. Reason: I thought of another suggestion to add
I think this mod is great! I just wish there were a way to be able to live underwater in a pool as a mermaid. It adds more practicality than to live on land and have to swim every now and then. Come to think of it, it would be neat for a mermaid to be able to interact normally with a human while in a pool, and be able to carry out actions in the pool with edited animations if that isn't too difficult. I feel it would enhance gameplay and make the game a whole lot more interesting
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#203 Old 11th Jul 2018 at 2:20 PM
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Originally Posted by jjonewell1977
Thanks for the mod. Wondering if there is a way to use some of the tails from merman simmer over at s4s. I love his shark tail.


There is!

1) Download blender
2) Open the shark tail in S4Studio and extract the mesh
3) In S4S tools go to unmerge, choose nyx mermaid tail and scales
4) Open the tail, import the mesh you want, import the textures
5) Enjoy!
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#204 Old 17th Jul 2018 at 6:35 PM
This looks like a really great mod, but for some reason it won't even show up on my mods when I open Sims 4, and it also doesn't even work! I've downloaded and redownloaded all my mods, and even got rid of some. It also doesn't work for the fairies mod. Can you fix this or tell me what I can do to fix it?
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#205 Old 22nd Jul 2018 at 10:15 PM
Perfect Mod Wish They Added Mermaids In Seasons! I Can't Wait to see What brilliant things you come up with next! Love them all!
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#206 Old 25th Jul 2018 at 2:24 AM
I got the mermaid and fairy mods but none of them work (even with WinRAR)
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#207 Old 2nd Aug 2018 at 5:46 AM Last edited by HeroicJay : 2nd Aug 2018 at 6:01 AM.
The death from dehydration is EXTREMELY unforgiving, to the point of ruining this mod for me. No, no, I don't mean for my own Sims. Townies that spawn with the Mermaid trait keep dying when I spend any amount of time on a community lot - and there's nothing I can do to stop it from happening. They might even spawn as worker NPCs, who have no opportunity to step away from the job for showers or swimming even if the AI prioritized it as much as it should, which it clearly doesn't (why can mermaids not swim when they're dehydrated anyway?) And heaven forbid I try to make friends with a Mermaid NPC on a community lot. This will quickly result in a very dead Sim.
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#208 Old 3rd Aug 2018 at 12:36 PM
Townies are dying from dehydration all the time please fix
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#209 Old 7th Aug 2018 at 12:23 AM
Love this mod so far! But I was wondering, is there anyway to remove the voice that comes with the mermaid trait? Since I made myself I'd like the character to sound human while looking like a mermaid :D
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#210 Old 19th Aug 2018 at 9:39 PM
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Originally Posted by QueenWoomyRose48688
This looks like a really great mod, but for some reason it won't even show up on my mods when I open Sims 4, and it also doesn't even work! I've downloaded and redownloaded all my mods, and even got rid of some. It also doesn't work for the fairies mod. Can you fix this or tell me what I can do to fix it?

same
it won't download for me
is this mod not for mac os
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#211 Old 19th Aug 2018 at 9:40 PM
How Do U Download This??
Help Me
I Put This File In My Mods Folder
Is This Mod Not For Mac's??
ANSWER ASAP
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#212 Old 21st Aug 2018 at 9:38 PM
I'm new here , how I can load this mod ? Can anybody help me
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#213 Old 23rd Aug 2018 at 12:59 PM
I need a help how can I dowloand this
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#214 Old 24th Aug 2018 at 11:47 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by HeroicJay
The death from dehydration is EXTREMELY unforgiving, to the point of ruining this mod for me. No, no, I don't mean for my own Sims. Townies that spawn with the Mermaid trait keep dying when I spend any amount of time on a community lot - and there's nothing I can do to stop it from happening. They might even spawn as worker NPCs, who have no opportunity to step away from the job for showers or swimming even if the AI prioritized it as much as it should, which it clearly doesn't (why can mermaids not swim when they're dehydrated anyway?) And heaven forbid I try to make friends with a Mermaid NPC on a community lot. This will quickly result in a very dead Sim.


If there any chance the WaterFall Shower bottles you get in the jungle would help with that? Every time I go on vacation to that jungle I stock up on these! Maybe place a few around the venue and see if the townies will use them? It would be nice to know if that works before installing this mod?
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#215 Old 28th Aug 2018 at 9:42 PM
I have downloaded this mod three times, and it would appear this is a major error. After 24 hours of mourning she does not turn into a mermaid, my female sim. It would appear that my sim can not even view the statue, and I'm pretty sure that is a function that needs to happen in order to know that the mod is working. If that isn't an indicator please someone, anyone, let me know if I'm doing something wrong. As I have come to understand though this mod doesn't work with the lastest expansion for some reason. Thanks for the help, if any.
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#216 Old 5th Sep 2018 at 9:19 PM
hey, I was wondering if there was a cheat that I can use to modify the default mermaid tail used in CAS? I can't get s4s to work on my laptop for some reason so I can't import/export other merman simmer meshes I have downloaded. I would do it through swimwear, but I want them to have legs on land still, just a tail in the water.
Thanks!!
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#217 Old 7th Sep 2018 at 8:06 PM
Just an idea - not really important as a request but~ Maybe if you have seasons you gain hydration when out in the rain. ( or from the play in the rain/play in mud puddle interaction? ) I dunno, but when playing with this I kinda thought that would be a neat feature.
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#218 Old 15th Sep 2018 at 6:15 PM
Thank you very much for this mod! I'll go try it out in the game later ^-^
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#219 Old 23rd Sep 2018 at 4:01 PM
This is a wonderful mod, a mermaid lovers dream come true. Keep up the good work!
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