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Picked upload! Mermaids Mod V1.5 [UPDATED 20/11/2018]

by Nyx Posted 22nd Feb 2018 at 11:20 PM - Updated 20th Nov 2018 at 2:44 PM by Nyx
267 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts, 6 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.
-Update V1.5!-
I have finally managed to update the mermaid mod! Let's see the new additions and fixes:
- Replaced the animation and the effects when changing the color of a mermaid's scales.
- Fixed a string in the "Dehydrated" buff and added some steam effect to the scales when mermaids have extremely low Hydration.
- Now, when a mermaid dies of dehydration, their ghost will no longer have the hydration need, and they'll be stuck with a tail, white eyes and pale skin. When they get resurrected, they'll go back to their normal appearance. They will not be able to do some mermaid interactions, because they are based off hydration, though they can still hypnotize other sims, but only with the "Siren song" interaction. Singing normally will not work. [WILL BE FIXED]
- Improved the "Siren song" interaction by replacing the animation with a better one and replacing some visual effects.
- When a mermaid sings, the targets affected will have immediate romantic relationship with the mermaid. The affected sims are also based of the gender preference the mermaid has, so If a merman likes females, only that gender will be affected.
- Vampires will not be affected by a mermaid's voice anymore.
- Mermaids now seem to live longer than human sims.
- Added two new interactions when a mermaid is swimming:
Do a flip: The mermaid will simply flip underwater, raising their fun need.
Have a nap: The mermaid will go underwater and sleep for 1/2 hours.
Sometimes their animation might bug out. [This will be fixed in the future.]
These interactions will be performed autonomously when they’re having low energy/fun.
- Added new ways to increase hydration (Ex. using a bubble bottle from Jungle Adventure or the kiddie pool from Seasons).
- Updated the statue's texture, but it will change again in the future.
- Added a new social interaction: Compliment Scales. It can be performed by two mermaids talking.

Modified Resource:
E882D22F-0000000000018F3F-00000000 (Resurrect interaction)
Any other mod that alters this interaction will conflict!
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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 every time 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 song", 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'll be "melted away", but they will also accept almost every flirt from the mermaid. [ADDED NEW FUNCTIONALITY IN V1.5]

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 321,440 26th Feb 2018
Nyx_MermaidModV1.5.zip 4.39 MB 54,756 20th Nov 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:
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) 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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#251 Old 29th Dec 2018 at 10:58 PM
Nyx , Thank you so much for such a lovely lovey mod. but i may have 2 request about it if you could plz attend or save some time for it someday i would apreciate tremendouslly.first of all sorry for the english,its not my natural idiom so,sorry for any mispelled words.
Ok...lets begin, could you plz remove the gasthly voice of mermaids? wy mermaids have ghost like voice? its cool to make a echoe yes, but it just sounds so distant and evryone speaks louder than my mermaid. or maybe ,make her voice louder from hearing.
Another point is, its a very cool thing to keeps mermaids hydrated, but... why does they have to "rain"? even whem my mermaid are in a lake or a pool taking a nap (wich is a animation that i love,congrats. its beautifull to take a nap underwater and do flips), they keeps "rainning" even inside the water. plz take off the too much hydrate animation from them. its cool and all, but its so weird from a point of view to see a sim "rainning".
and again, Congratulations!!! i loved this mod, trully! thank you so much for make it happen.
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#252 Old 3rd Jan 2019 at 5:36 AM Last edited by Pdaddy57P : 3rd Jan 2019 at 4:43 PM.
Thank you so much for this mod (and the other occults)
Nyx, I always loved the different occults of Sims 3, and look forward to trying out your mods for Sims 4 (I have Fairies and Mermaids for now). You definitely know your stuff in making these, so I have a challenge for you--should you choose to accept it **Is it possible to make a "multi-occult" mod--which lets you be more than one occult at a time? NRAAS had a "Hybrid" mod for Sims 3, and they made their "Traveler" mod (Into the Future) allow your Sims' descendants in Oasis Springs to inherit multiple occults from their ancestor (if they were a multi-occult). Anyways, just a thought...(might require a "resource bar" (vampire power meter/hydration--mermaids) to decay from different ends of the bar toward the center, but it might be doable).

***Tried out the Mermaid statue with my Alien Sim--he has scales now Will try further tests to see if other combo-occults can exist. Liking it so far .
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THANKS POST
#253 Old 8th Jan 2019 at 1:39 PM
I would love it if mermaids could fully sleep under water until well rested :D
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#254 Old 15th Jan 2019 at 7:07 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pdaddy57P
Nyx, I always loved the different occults of Sims 3, and look forward to trying out your mods for Sims 4 (I have Fairies and Mermaids for now). You definitely know your stuff in making these, so I have a challenge for you--should you choose to accept it **Is it possible to make a "multi-occult" mod--which lets you be more than one occult at a time? NRAAS had a "Hybrid" mod for Sims 3, and they made their "Traveler" mod (Into the Future) allow your Sims' descendants in Oasis Springs to inherit multiple occults from their ancestor (if they were a multi-occult). Anyways, just a thought...(might require a "resource bar" (vampire power meter/hydration--mermaids) to decay from different ends of the bar toward the center, but it might be doable).

***Tried out the Mermaid statue with my Alien Sim--he has scales now Will try further tests to see if other combo-occults can exist. Liking it so far .


I've managed to make a few hybrid sims. My main sim is a vampire/fairy/sorceress. I also had a vampire and mermaid combo
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#255 Old 17th Jan 2019 at 10:26 AM
This mod is AMAZING! It would be cool if you could fulfill all your mermaids needs under water, like catch fish or forage for seaweed, also be able to sleep and sing underwater would be so cool. I love the flip animation! This mod is just so great! (Maybe some ability to put and use furniture underwater so we can have a truly underwater home? Idk. I just love this and seeing them nap underwater was just soooooo cool!)

THANK YOU SO MUCH! THIS IS AMAZING! All your supernatural trait mods are game changing and help make TS4 playable for me with it's serious lack of supernatural attention/species. Your mods are awesome, thank you again!
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#256 Old 19th Jan 2019 at 6:51 PM
Just a question, this is the second mod I have downloaded. The first worked perfectly. This one, lets me purchase the statue, i became sad and my sim got the "new scales' and a child got a happiness booster from seeing the scales, however, I can't see the scales and the mermaid tail doesn't show up. I can do the siren song and everything. any help? Thanks!
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#257 Old 20th Jan 2019 at 2:47 PM
thank you so much for this wonderful mod! i haven't been able to use it yet though, because it's been throwing a lastexception error with my MCCC... something about kiddie pools apparently? is there a possibility of a fix somehow? can i do something to alter this? i REALLY want to use this mod, but i also want to be able to use MCCC. thank you so much again, though!!
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#258 Old 29th Jan 2019 at 6:35 PM
Hi, First thank you so very mucch for such a great mod.

However MCCC have been giving me LE showing
"Caught exception loading reference. RefName: 188628 Manager: InstanceManager_interaction. TunableReference is set to a value that is not allowed by its class restriction. (ValueError: TunableReference is set to a value that is not allowed by its class restriction."
over and over again.
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#259 Old 8th Feb 2019 at 1:39 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Necrosia
I've managed to make a few hybrid sims. My main sim is a vampire/fairy/sorceress. I also had a vampire and mermaid combo


I tried a vampire/fairy, but the wings didn't show--just got sparkles--and there was no "Fairy" interactions in the Sim's menu when I clicked on them. The sim was a vampire first, and I had them plead at the tree to become a fairy. I'm not sure if the order they become occults matters---whether it works better if they are a fairy first, then add vampire, or vice versa.

I haven't tried a Vampire/Mermaid yet.

**Warning: Vampire/Genies were reported to crash the game---in the Genie mod's "comment" tab (not sure if it was fixed yet).
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#260 Old 8th Feb 2019 at 4:50 AM
how to remove the scales on my mermaid sim when she is not in the water? Please Help!!!
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#261 Old 8th Feb 2019 at 7:27 AM Last edited by Pdaddy57P : 9th Feb 2019 at 1:53 AM.
Scales did show before the last game update, but now they're gone for my alien/mermaid sim (he can still sing the siren song though). I also tried to make my Vampire sim a fairy too, but the wings and ears won't show (can't change color or get them to appear)--not sure what's wrong. I have the latest for both Fairies and Mermaids in my mods too.

**Update: The animations and menus for both mermaids and fairies show (I got the latest Fairies mod--had an earlier version before), but the wings, fairy ears--for the fairies and the scales and tails--for mermaids don't show. *The MC Command Center doesn't seem to like something in the scripts either for the mods (I had the Werewolf, Fairy, and Mermaid ones, and I had to take them out to get rid of the exception errors.)

I did see some videos of the mods when they worked (before a game patch broke them), and I'm looking forward to trying them again when they are updated--VERY cool mods Nyx.
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#262 Old 14th Feb 2019 at 12:02 AM
Since the last update to the game the "do a flip" and underwater nap interactions don't work anymore Everything else still works though so its a small thing really. I love the mod very much. Thank you for all of your hard work.
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#263 Old 21st Feb 2019 at 10:16 PM
This is great! Will there be more abilities that they can do in the future? Will they be able to have mer-babies?
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#264 Old 22nd Feb 2019 at 2:24 PM Last edited by Ariellav : 23rd Feb 2019 at 1:17 AM.
Default Statue not found
Thanks for the mods really wanna try it out but cant seem to find the statue. I've read previous posts and cant seem to find solution, tried search in buy mode (all items) using keyword 'mermaid' and 'sirena' (game in italian) and cant find still. Tried filtering to show only custom content items also still cant find it. I can find the moon fountain and 3 mermaid books but no statue. Im using mac high sierra i dont know if its relevant, have total of 11 files (2 folders and 2 single package items)after unzipping. Game version 1.49.65.1020. thank you.

Edit: nvm i found it now. It was because i didnt download the rar file. Thank you for the mods again.
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#265 Old 22nd Feb 2019 at 3:59 PM
I really like the mod but it's been giving me Last Exception errors. I have a lot of mods but the errors stopped after I removed this mod
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#266 Old 26th Feb 2019 at 5:11 AM
This mod is great but it gives me the LE error with MCCC. PLEASE FIX!!!
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#267 Old 15th Mar 2019 at 3:03 PM
I really hope this could be updated
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#268 Old 19th Mar 2019 at 4:09 AM
first of wall, a LE error does not mean your worls is doomed, i got like 20 of those with all the mods im using, but my savegame never corrupted (i got daily backups if it does thou)...
Second; CONGRATULATIONS for these great mods... i cant wait for EA to release supernatural stuff lol

Reporting to all:
-Last Version (1.5) have ressurrection problem; any other mod with that interaction changed (like the Sorcerer Mod) will bug like this; all the dead sims you ressurrect will come back as mermaids; you can remove the trait with cheats but you cant remove the scales no matter what you do (if someone know how plz tell me).
-Version 1.0 - LAST FIXED - works ok with Sorcerer mod, ressurrected sims will NOT come back as mermaids.

I guess i will be using 1.0 while he dont fix this... i mean 1.5 would not only impact sorcerer mod buy ANY mod (as the creator said) that have changes on that interaction... i wish you could change that Nyx... cant you use another resource?

just wandering; is this part
'' Now, when a mermaid dies of dehydration, their ghost will no longer have the hydration need, and they'll be stuck with a tail, white eyes and pale skin. When they get resurrected, they'll go back to their normal appearance. They will not be able to do some mermaid interactions, because they are based off hydration, though they can still hypnotize other sims, but only with the "Siren song" interaction. Singing normally will not work.''

that is causing the problem? because im my modder opinion this is not necessary at all :D

any case good luck with the mod (if you still working on it, and i hope you are!).. if you need help let me know!
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