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Bugs begone!

by gummilutt Posted 29th Apr 2017 at 11:40 PM - Updated 2nd May 2017 at 6:58 PM by gummilutt
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Most of my Sims have Season-harvestables of some sort on their lot, because I think it's fun and because it's an agricultural hood. Usually they have a small greenhouse for their ground plants. Recently I was playing a family that had more of a casual few crops in the backyard-kind of setup, and I was quickly reminded why I started having all my plants in greenhouses years ago. My lord those bugs are tenacious! My poor Sim had to spray bugs off her plants three times a day, and who wants vegetables soaked in bug spray?

I know you can reduce the probability of bugs with ladybug houses, but I think they look weird and out of place in most gardens. I don't mind them for fruit trees, but to me they look really strange with ground-type plants. I set out to find a mod that prevented bugs, but could not find any so I went ahead and made one myself. Now my Sims can grow their crops in whatever setup they want and not have to worry about bugs!

What is this?
This is a global mod that stops Season harvestable plants and trees from becoming infected with bugs.

It comes in three versions.
No bugs - No bugs on ground plants or fruit trees
Plants only - Only stops bugs on ground plants, does not stop them for fruit trees
Trees only - Only stops the bugs on fruit trees, does not stop them for ground plants

I know there are some custom crops out there but I don't use any of them myself so I'm not sure if they get bugs. If they do, they might be affected by this mod, it depends on how they were made. If anyone uses them and can report back I would be most grateful.

Known issues
The first version of this mod made previously planted ground plants in my hood go through some kind of reset, their appearance went back to the first plant stage and their quality reset to yellow. I have since changed how this is coded, and I could not replicate that effect in any of my testing, so I'm fairly certain it won't affect previously planted crops any more. But I wanted to mention it any way. If you have a ton of planted crops in your game that you would be very sad to see reset, perhaps consider making a back up before adding this mod in case it resets them. It shouldn't affect them, but better safe than sorry.

Requires Seasons. Compatible with all EPs after Seasons.

Conflicts with antigardenlag by Pescado, which stops lag from bug visual. Since this stops bugs from appearing there's no need to have it. If you use of the versions that only stops bugs on one type of plant, you can use both but make sure mine loads after.

Does not conflict with twojeff's perfect gardens.

Will only conflict with mods that affect bug logic, and all conflicts should appear in HCDU. If you should find a conflict, please let me know.

Honeywell for the wonderful planters you see in the thumbnail, which allows some variety in how you grow your crops. You'll find them in her Patio and Garden Set, one of my all time favorite buy mode sets.
gdayars and Karen Lorraine for feedback on the thumbnail.

Not so much a credit as an observation that this is my 30th mod upload on MTS, uploaded a day after the 4 year anniversary of my first mod upload. Four years and 30 uploads later here we are, how exciting

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Type: Global Mods

Tags: #season, #seasons, #crop, #crops, #plants, #harvest, #harvestable, #garden, #bugs, #bug, #no, #prevent, #stop