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Mermaid Hunger and "Drying Up" Moodlet Tweaks [Five Flavors!]

by Caitie Posted 9th Jul 2013 at 9:36 AM - Updated 9th Jul 2013 at 2:11 AM by Caitie
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I love mermaids. They're just awesome. So, when I found out that the supernatural Sim in Island Paradise was going to be a mermaid, I was very excited. And, for the most part, I haven't been disappointed. They are quite a lot of fun to play with, the transition from legs to fin and back again is perfectly smooth and looks great, and I even like how you can tell a mermaid from a normal Sim even in human form by their scaly legs. But, there are a few things I was less-than-impressed with. So I taught myself to mod and tweaked them.

This mod will change how your mermaid is satisfied by "normal" food and/or if they get the "Drying Up" negative moodlet. Details to follow:

1. "Normal" Food and the Hunger Motive
By default, mermaids aren't as satisfied by "normal" food as non-mermaids are. That makes sense. Of all the things I could believe a mythical fish-person to eat, grape pancakes would be pretty far down the list. That being said, EA programmed it so that normal food would be a quarter as filling for mermaids as non-mermaids. That's a bit much. So I've changed it so that normal food is either three-fourths as filling or just as filling for mermaids as non-mermaids.

2. The "Drying Up" Moodlet
When the temperature gets above 90°F (or whatever it is in Celsius) mermaids get a negative moodlet called "Drying Up". The logic is something along the line of how the sun dries up sensitive mermaid skin. It lasts while they're outside, and then for three hours after they cool down. Um, excuse me, but isn't outside kind of a mermaid's natural habitat? At least to me, it makes no sense that their skin would be sensitive to sun, or rain, or anything else. So I've changed it so that mermaids don't receive the "Drying Up" moodlet from the sun. They will still receive it from standing too close to a fireplace, because that does make sense.

Important Info:

This mod requires Island Paradise. MTS doesn't have an IP category yet, so I have to put it here. Although why you would want it without IP, I don't know.

The different flavors conflict with one another. Only download one flavor! That's why there's so many, so you can choose the combo you want.

This mod, in whatever flavor you choose, changes the "OccultMermaid" XML file. It will conflict with any other mod that alters that file. If unsure, use Delphy's Dashboard Tool to check for conflicts.
Download files
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MermaidTweaks_BetterHunger.zip 4.0 KB 1,633 9th Jul 2013
MermaidTweaks_NoDryingUp+BetterHunger.zip 4.0 KB 6,550 9th Jul 2013
MermaidTweaks_NoDryingUp+NormalHunger.zip 4.0 KB 3,306 9th Jul 2013
MermaidTweaks_NormalHunger.zip 4.0 KB 1,211 9th Jul 2013
MermaidTweaks_NoDryingUp.zip 3.9 KB 2,358 9th Jul 2013
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