I use Squinge's Hula Dance and More, DecorGal's modeling poses hack and standing talk hack for posing. I use the ceiling tile hack for better pictures. I also use the novel progress hack, which I'm surprised nobody's mentioned yet.
I'm not big on hacks. I don't use any that really affect gameplay.
I haven't really downloaded any hacks before this week, but I really like what Inteen has added to my game. The whole miscarriage was really sad to watch, and it forces me to be a lot more careful with my pregnant Sims, just like in real life. I also downloaded one which makes it so they don't always look out the window like they didn't already see snow three times already in the day.
My favorite hacks/mods...
Monique: garden_talk_to_many / save your game reminder
TwoJeffs: Schoolbus - bring friend dialog / smart beds
Maty: No babyharassment / phonehack
Simlogical: No autonomy fridges
I'm tempted by Inteenimator for the miscarriage feature (some of my Sims have such ridiculously rough pregnancies that I'm left wondering if EAxis wants them to lose the baby and just didn't code for it), but overall it's a bit too robust a mod for me to include.
After reading this thread, I tried ACR -- OMG, I loved the drama it added to my game. I'm such a wuss that I never let my married Sims flirt with others, and suddenly an upstanding father of three is hopping into bed with an old college classmate at his son's birthday party. But I removed ACR because it appeared to conflict with one of my truly essential hacks: Squinge's servo_change_appearance. I can't stand the way servos look in their own skin, and always change them into something more humanoid (BJD, metallic , or invisible) with the help of Squinge's hack and ChristianLov's copy mirror.
I would be bored without Risky WooHoo and random Triplets/Quads, but only the loss of the servo hacks would truly change the way I play the game.
My must haves are insim, inteen, pregnancy wear anything and acr: which I just discovered and don't know how I lived without.
Unfortunately I'll have to give them up for awhile after freetime comes out.
Without this hack, I would probably only use community lots for decoration in my neighborhoods.[/list]
Where can I find that hack ^, along with the sims default replacer? :einstein
Insimenator Is my favorite so far, I cannot live without it!
I tried the overlay poses but it made my game slow D: No clue why..
Wear-whatever pregnancy outfits -A must have for me-
Shop-At-Home-For-Free Closet rack :D
I think that is all... Sad... But I am getting ACR and sims default replacer :D
Edit: If anyone has the link for the ACR please do tell, the forum thread is unavailable, or shut down. :smash:
I have been playing withOUT hacks for a day now...whew... and I must say that I miss them!! I like the "have a leftover" from MATY (Dizzy's brain Dump I think), also community skilling, and the anti annoying things hacks like water balloon fights, pillow fights etc, also "no baby harrassment" arghhh they are annoying without, and the hack where the whole family does not stop what they are doing to cheer the kid for another ******* A+!
Insim, a few of MATY's to get rid of the few annoyances, and the counterfeit diploma I want the extra slots without actually having to send my simmies to Uni, but I would say I could not live without Insim
Can't sim-live without them. The radiance mod makes the game look a hundred times better, and the camera mod gives much better viewing area and control.These are absolutely essential.
2. SimPE Fabulous for everything from making new items or recolors to editing characters, objects and neighborhoods.
Hmm... I don't use insimenator. I'm such a geek, I have boolprop testingCheatsEnabled true written into my userstartup.cheat file, so most of what it does I don't need.
And they definitely are awesome. I love their mods to fix the (too) many game oversights and irritations
4. Autonomous Romance (TwoJeffs)
A definite bonus. It's fun to see sims in a relationships actually initiate their own intimate activity.
5. Various item fixes, placement hacks and enabling hacks. Notables include MaryLou's 'counter friendly appliance fix', Lord Darcy's 'Decra Chill' fix, and garotinho's 'pay buffet'.
I have to give a shout out to the wonderful modders who have saved our sims from a lifetime of grilled cheese, and made it possible to have bakeries and delis. Especially topetto's cakes! Om nom nom...
I'm going to sound really silly here but I have no hacks/mods in my game.. I've always been too scared incase they mess up my computer haha.
But after reading this I'm interested in Insim & Inteen.. But I understand that when a new EP comes out they don't work..? I'm planning on getting Free Time next week, so if I dowload Insim & Inteen.. when I install FT will it mess with my game? Or will they simply just not work until I download the updated version?
Yes, the hacks could mess with your game when you install FT. The first thing to do when installing a new EP is remove all hacks. Both Insim and Inteen are well-maintained. Their developers will update as soon as feasible.
Thanks SO much for posting this. I need to figure out which hacks I even need now. The InSIMenator is the most mind bogglingly useful thing ever created, in my not so humble opinion. I don't need a same sex pregnancy hack with that. I just have 'em whoo-hoo, click the 'have baby with' icon, and away we go! Other than that, I'm not sure what I need to make life easier, so I'm gonna check out all your lovely links.
I did try one that keeps the litter box ever fresh, and liked it. The associated mod that keeps the food dish ever full didn't work as well for me. It cancelled all interactions with the food dish, so my sims can't call a pet over to eat.
OH...my other favorite - the coffeecup hack. I have this tea set (works like the coffeemaker), from the HP theme superdupercool download from MTS2, and without that hack, the ONLY things my sims do, all day long, is drink tea and go whiz.
I have the bottomless bottle, too. Originally from Simlogical, it erases the need to dispose of bottles. They disappear instead of turning green and funky. Along with that, I have a modded toddler potty, but don't use it unless my parent sims are too busy to teach the kid to walk, talk and speak.
I think I need a mod to keep food everfresh, but haven't decided yet. *zips off to check out HP's linkage*