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by WhosAsking Posted 30th Dec 2018 at 7:09 PM - Updated 19th Jul 2020 at 7:23 AM by WhosAsking : Updated for Eco Lifestyle. Min version now 1.63.136
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UPDATE (07/19/20): Updated for Eco Lifestyle. Like with Tiny Living, this update changed base game mechanics so I had to again do a general do-over. Fortuantely, I anticipated this but didn't anticipate a lot of summer work crimping my spare time. Sorry for the delay.

Description
For my next major override mod, during the course of my search for items to store, I learned how item upgrades are handled, and (being the kind of player who likes to tinker and not waste a lot of Sim time), came up with the idea. Why not make it so items get placed in the game already upgraded?

Upgrading is simply a state assigned to each item, usually upon placement in the game world. They usually have three possibilities: Not Started, Partial, and Complete. For most items, the default state is Not Started (though for some like the Plasmatron TV, things like the Unbreakable upgrade are already set to Complete to reflect their catalog's "Unbreakable" entry. I simply changed every possible item upgrade's default state to Complete.

Also, for many of them (not all: the Climbing Wall and Bowling Lane are among the exceptions), there's another state known as "Awesome". It indicates whether or not the item has been given the "Instant Upgrade" (aka "The Knack") treatment. I set all of these to "Awesome" since they no longer need upgrading: making the "Instant Upgrade" option disappear to reduce confusion.

Now, when an item gets placed into the World (either from a Sim moving into an new lot for the first time, building a new Lot, or through Build/Buy Mode), the item will have all its applicable upgrades already in place.

And don't worry if you're looking to build a Sim's Handiness Skill. The Woodworking Table and Salvaging are still there for you.

Notes
Some objects (like the Kaboom Box) are NOT included in this list, due to the items in question also being restricted to being carried on Sims and in potential conflict with my Store Most Items in Chests set. You will find these in my combination set (Upgrade or Store?).

Compatibility
I created and tested this mod on version 1.63.136. Due to the nature of the mod, it WILL NOT work with earlier versions because they have different, incompatible tunings. While this is an Override Mod, it modifies spawning behavior. Items placed into the world will remain in the condition dictated by their Tunings at the time. Items in the world before this Mod is installed will not be upgraded after you install, and items spawned upgraded will remain so should you remove this mod.

For maximum compatibility, my mods are separated by pack. Only the Base Game is required to use my mod (by using the Base Game set). All other sets are optional and are preconditioned on your game having the appropriate Expansion, Game, or Stuff Pack installed.

Conflicts
This is a significant Override Mod, overriding the Object Tunings of some 350 items, listed below and categorized by Pack:

Applying another mod that alters these resources can cause conflicts and unpredictable behavior. This is the reason why some items are in the "Upgrade or Store?" set instead.


Additional Credits:
Sims 4 Studio, the tool used to study game content and produce this mod.



This is a multi-part download:


Download ONLY the sets that apply to you. Everyone can use the Base Game set, but only download the Get to Work set, for example, if your game includes the Get to Work Expansion Pack. Download the ALL set ONLY if you have ALL the Packs listed within.

Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
WhosAsking_AlreadyUpgraded_BASE.zip | Already Upgraded - Base Game package.

Size: 816.0 KB · Downloads: 6,265 · 19th Jul 2020
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WhosAsking_AlreadyUpgraded_EP01-GetToWork.zip | Already Upgraded - Get to Work package.

Size: 64.2 KB · Downloads: 3,494 · 19th Jul 2020
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WhosAsking_AlreadyUpgraded_EP02-GetTogether.zip | Already Upgraded - Get Together package.

Size: 26.3 KB · Downloads: 2,959 · 19th Jul 2020
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WhosAsking_AlreadyUpgraded_EP03-CityLiving.zip | Already Upgraded - City Living package.

Size: 83.3 KB · Downloads: 3,333 · 19th Jul 2020
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WhosAsking_AlreadyUpgraded_EP04-CatsAndDogs.zip | Already Upgraded - Cats & Dogs package.

Size: 15.5 KB · Downloads: 3,293 · 19th Jul 2020
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WhosAsking_AlreadyUpgraded_EP05-Seasons.zip | Already Upgraded - Seasons package.

Size: 35.0 KB · Downloads: 3,139 · 19th Jul 2020
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WhosAsking_AlreadyUpgraded_EP06-GetFamous.zip | Already Upgraded - Get Famous package.

Size: 63.9 KB · Downloads: 2,996 · 19th Jul 2020
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WhosAsking_AlreadyUpgraded_GP01-OutdoorRetreat.zip | Already Upgraded - Outdoor Retreat package.

Size: 19.2 KB · Downloads: 2,419 · 19th Jul 2020
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WhosAsking_AlreadyUpgraded_GP02-SpaDay.zip | Already Upgraded - Spa Day package.

Size: 40.2 KB · Downloads: 2,464 · 19th Jul 2020
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WhosAsking_AlreadyUpgraded_GP03-DineOut.zip | Already Upgraded - Dine Out package.

Size: 6.7 KB · Downloads: 2,539 · 19th Jul 2020
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WhosAsking_AlreadyUpgraded_GP05-Parenthood.zip | Already Upgraded - Parenthood package.

Size: 24.2 KB · Downloads: 2,595 · 19th Jul 2020
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WhosAsking_AlreadyUpgraded_GP06-JungleAdventure.zip | Already Upgraded - Jungle Adventure package.

Size: 33.0 KB · Downloads: 1,966 · 19th Jul 2020
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WhosAsking_AlreadyUpgraded_ALL.zip | Already Upgraded - Combination package (must have ALL listed packs)

Size: 1.50 MB · Downloads: 10,858 · 19th Jul 2020
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WhosAsking_AlreadyUpgraded_EP07-IslandLiving.zip | Already Upgraded - Island Living package.

Size: 37.2 KB · Downloads: 1,064 · 19th Jul 2020
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WhosAsking_AlreadyUpgraded_GP08-RealmOfMagic.zip | Already Upgraded - Realm of Magic package.

Size: 27.5 KB · Downloads: 759 · 19th Jul 2020
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WhosAsking_AlreadyUpgraded_SP02-PerfectPatioStuff.zip | Already Upgraded - Perfect Patio Stuff package.

Size: 12.2 KB · Downloads: 771 · 19th Jul 2020
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WhosAsking_AlreadyUpgraded_SP03-CoolKitchenStuff.zip | Already Upgraded - Cool Kitchen Stuff package.

Size: 13.3 KB · Downloads: 736 · 19th Jul 2020
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WhosAsking_AlreadyUpgraded_SP07-KidsRoomStuff.zip | Already Upgraded - Kids Room Stuff package.

Size: 11.6 KB · Downloads: 639 · 19th Jul 2020
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WhosAsking_AlreadyUpgraded_SP08-BackyardStuff.zip | Already Upgraded - Backyard Stuff package.

Size: 4.8 KB · Downloads: 676 · 19th Jul 2020
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WhosAsking_AlreadyUpgraded_SP09-VintageGlamourStuff.zip | Already Upgraded - Vintage Glamour Stuff package.

Size: 11.0 KB · Downloads: 749 · 19th Jul 2020
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WhosAsking_AlreadyUpgraded_SP10-BowlingNightStuff.zip | Already Upgraded - Bwling Night Stuff package.

Size: 4.0 KB · Downloads: 669 · 19th Jul 2020
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WhosAsking_AlreadyUpgraded_SP11-FitnessStuff.zip | Already Upgraded - Fitness Stuff package.

Size: 20.5 KB · Downloads: 669 · 19th Jul 2020
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WhosAsking_AlreadyUpgraded_SP13-LaundryDayStuff.zip | Already Upgraded - Laundry Day Stuff package.

Size: 12.4 KB · Downloads: 956 · 19th Jul 2020
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WhosAsking_AlreadyUpgraded_SP15-MoschinoStuff.zip | Already Upgraded - Moschino Stuff package.

Size: 6.7 KB · Downloads: 631 · 19th Jul 2020
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WhosAsking_AlreadyUpgraded_EP08-DiscoverUniversity.zip

Size: 43.5 KB · Downloads: 945 · 19th Jul 2020
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WhosAsking_AlreadyUpgraded_SP16-TinyLivingStuff.zip

Size: 30.5 KB · Downloads: 473 · 19th Jul 2020
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WhosAsking_AlreadyUpgraded_GP04-Vampires.zip

Size: 7.7 KB · Downloads: 147 · 19th Jul 2020
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WhosAsking_AlreadyUpgraded_EP09-EcoLifestyle.zip

Size: 70.7 KB · Downloads: 222 · 19th Jul 2020
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