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Skip Toddler Lifestage

by scumbumbo Posted 2nd Jul 2018 at 7:03 AM - Updated 16th Nov 2018 at 12:59 AM by scumbumbo : Updated for Nov 13, 2018 game patch
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Updated 11-15-2018 --- Mod has been updated for the 1.47.49 (November 13, 2018) game patch.

Description

When I first got back to playing the game again one of the first new things I wanted to try out was the toddlers. At first, they were kind of cute and funny, but they got old and annoying extremely quickly for me. Combined with the fact that they were often buggy, I soon tired of them. I wrote this little script ages ago to eliminate them from my game in a quiet and peaceful manner so my parent Sims could sleep through the night and not have to buy a bunch of new furniture for their toddlers. I almost forgot I'd written it until I ran into it while testing mods after the Seasons game patch. Sure enough it still worked, 100% fine, and I thought maybe some other Simmers might be interested in using this.

This script overrides the Python script function that determines the next age for a Sim when they age up. If it sees that the next age will be a toddler, it gets the next age a second time, so the game is fooled into skipping the toddler lifestage and ages the baby directly to a child.

Because none of the game XML is modified, toddlers are still 100% functional and can be played in the game by choice. If you wish to run a household with a toddler simply use an age cheat to age the child back down to a toddler.

Existing toddlers in your game will not immediately age up to a child, they will continue to play out their toddler lifestage.

Sims which have skipped the toddler lifestage using this mod will not recieve any bonus traits from the toddler lifestage.

Warnings

No game threatening bugs have been seen, but the following observations have been noted:
  • If you age a baby up from the crib with this mod installed, the Sim performing the action will pick up the baby. However, when finding they have a child in their arms instead of a toddler, they become unable to do anything with it! I found that just having that Sim go to a dresser and plan outfits (can cancel without any changes) will straighten things out as the lot gets reloaded afterwards. Sims that are allowed to age up naturally from the crib don't get picked up and carried and so they work out how to walk perfectly well on their own.
  • It has been reported that a child who skips toddlerhood can get stuck with skills being leveled as if they were a toddler instead of a child. I haven't seen this occur, but if you encounter it the Simmer reported that the problem was cleared by exiting the game and clearing the cache files. You should probably do a "Save As" into a new save game when doing this just in case.

Installation and Compatiblity

This is a script mod, so extract the TS4SCRIPT file contained in the download file into your mods folder. It can also be placed in a subfolder, but no more than ONE subfolder deep.

You must have script mods enabled in your game options in order for this script to run. Every game patch will turn your mods back off, so be sure to turn it back on!

This mod is written for use with The Sims 4 version 1.47.49 (November 13, 2018) game patch, it is unlikely to require updating for game patches past that.

Due to the way the mod is coded, it should be very stable. The code for this script function hasn't changed in many game patches. If the mod should fail to install itself, or cause an error while running, it will revert back to the original function and the game will silently continue without the mod.
Download files
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
SkipToddlerLifestage.zip | Description: Script mod to skip the toddler lifestage - 11/15/2018 1.7 KB 1,693 16th Nov 2018
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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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 4

Built with Game Version: 1.47.49

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Tags: #skip toddler, #no toddler, #ugh toddlers hate 'em

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