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The ADHD Trait 2.0 (Discover University compatibility fix)

by Mermaidlullaby Posted 3rd Dec 2019 at 6:32 PM - Updated 2nd Dec 2019 at 8:01 PM by Mermaidlullaby
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Hi! I'm just an avid Simmer who wanted this ADHD mod and was disappointed to find it was broken and last updated in 2016, with no indication for a fix in the near future. The issue was that the ADHD trait didn't appear in the personality traits menu when creating or editing a Sim, but the trait was randomly added to townies and even pets - so the trait existed and worked, but you had no way to add it to a Sim of your choice.

In this fix I managed to make the ADHD trait a selectable personality trait for non-pet Sims, added via CAS. The trait category is Lifestyle.

I followed a tutorial and to my knowledge this mod is compatible with Discover University (patch 1.58.69.1010) and should work with all previous expansions and updates too. This version allows you to pick ADHD as a lifestyle personality trait, and appears to add the buffs and create the effects as described by o0ohaleyo0o.

I uploaded this mod on December 2nd 2019.

PLEASE NOTE I DID NOT CREATE THIS MOD. I ONLY MADE IT COMPATIBLE AFTER IT BROKE YEARS AGO. I do not have the knowledge to expand on this mod or fix any other existing bugs in it. I cannot add, update or remove features. I have not added, updated or removed features. This upload exists solely to provide a patch for this mod to make it functional as it is provided by o0ohaleyo0o. If anything breaks when using this patch it's nothing I can fix.

This mod is a REPLACEMENT for the original mod. Please remove the original ADHD Trait - by o0ohaleyo0o.package file first and then extract the new download if you have the original installed.

Additional Credits:
https://simsvip.com/2017/11/15/cust...ompatible-pets/
http://modthesims.info/d/564877/the...mp-updated.html

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Trait description (copied over from o0ohaleyo0o's mod to preserve the information):

NEEDS:
Energy decays slightly faster (at a 0.9 rate).
Fun decays faster (at a 0.8 rate).
Why: People with ADHD end up exhausting themselves rather quickly while jumping from one thing to the next. At times they have to use more of their energy to help them focus on important things. It becomes dreadfully boring to entertain tedious tasks which unfortunately can be a part of daily life, so people with ADHD need to be entertained and stimulated more often than others.

SKILLS:
Mischief Skill increases faster (at a rate of 1.2).
Why: People with ADHD are prone to getting themselves into more trouble than the average Joe, it's often due to their impulsivity and their hunger for stimulation that causes this.

DJ Mixing Skill increases much faster (at a rate of 1.4).
Painting Skill increases faster (at a rate of 1.2).
Writing Skill increases faster (at a rate of 1.2).
Photography Skill increases faster (at a rate of 1.2).
Why: People with ADHD very often have a dominant right-brain. This causes them to respond better to creative things such as painting, music, poetry and many other forms of art. (I can verify this science to be true! At least with my 21 years of ADHD life experience ;P)

CHILD SKILLS:
Child Creativity Skill increases much faster (at a rate of 1.4).
Why: People with ADHD very often have a dominant right-brain. This causes them to respond better to creative things such as painting, music, poetry and many other forms of art. (I can verify this science to be true! At least with my 21 years of ADHD life experience ;P)

Child Motor Skill increases slower (at a rate of 0.8).
Why: Because people with ADHD are right-brained this obviously means that their left-brain is less active. Clumsiness and poor coordination are often associated with ADHD. (I can also verify this to be pretty accurate xP)

Child Social Skill increases slower (at a rate of 0.8).
Why: ADHD can be difficult to understand for people outside, looking in. A lot of children struggle socially and often experience social rejection because of their relationship problems due to their inattention and impulsiveness.

CAREERS:
Criminal Career performance increases much faster (at a rate of 1.4).
Writer Career performance increases much faster (at a rate of 1.4).
Painter Career performance increases much faster (at a rate of 1.4).
Detective Career performance increases faster (at a rate of 1.2).
Entertainer Career performance increases faster (at a rate of 1.2).
Scientist Career performance increases faster (at a rate of 1.2).
Why: Jobs that involve a wide variety of tasks and room for creativity are the best kinds of jobs for people with ADHD!

Astronaut Career performance increases slower (at a rate of 0.8).
Business Career performance increases slower (at a rate of 0.8).
TechGuru Career performance increases slower (at a rate of 0.8).
Why: Any kind of job that keeps a person confined for long periods of time and involve repetitive and tedious tasks with little to no room for creativity are not the best kinds of jobs for people with ADHD. Short attention spans do not usually mix well with jobs like these. (Not to say they can't at all).

High School performance increases slower (at a rate of 0.8).
Grade School performance increases slower (at a rate of 0.8).
Why: School at all ages (especially when there is a severe lack of interest with mandatory subjects) is a constant struggle for someone with ADHD.

Teen PT Job
Manual Labor performance increases faster (at a rate of 1.2).
Why: Right-brained people tend to learn and work a lot better when the tasks involved are "hands-on". With manual labor there is a lot of "hands-on" work and also a wide range of tasks available that are constantly changing and because of this the job tends to feel a lot less tedious and boring.

Barista performance increases slower (at a rate of 0.8).
Fast Food performance increases slower (at a rate of 0.8).
Why: Barista and Fast Food jobs are very repetitive and often involve standing in one (or two) spots for long periods of time. When it's not rush-hour these jobs are especially boring for someone with ADHD.

HOMEWORK:
Extra credit homework is more beneficial (at a rate of 1.2).
Makeup homework (done @ school) is more beneficial (at a rate of 1.2).
Normal homework is completed slower (at a rate of 0.8)
Why: It takes more time to finish homework because of inattention and lack of motivation and or focus... Sometimes it's never even completed. Often times homework left undone will need to be made up for, and the pressure can at times be helpful for this. Sometimes making up for unfinished homework at school can severly save an ass. (LOL). Extra credit homework is especially beneficial to make up for any incomplete assignments...

OCCASIONAL & RANDOM BUFFS:
Feeling Distracted: +5 Dazed for 5 hours.
Hyper: +8 Energized for 3 hours.
Misunderstood: +5 Sad for 5 hours.
Overwhelmed: +6 Stressed for 6 hours.
Hyperfocused: +10 Focused for 4 hours.

While hyperfocused, the following apply:

Extra credit homework is extremely beneficial (at a very high rate of 1.6)
Makeup homework (done @ school) is extremely beneficial (at a very high rate of 1.6).
Homework is completed much faster (at a rate of 1.4)

High school performance increases much faster (at a rate of 1.4).
Grade school performance increases much faster (at a rate of 1.4).

Writing skill increases extremely fast (at a very high rate of 1.6).
Painting skill increases extremely fast (at a very high rate of 1.6).
DJ Mixing skill increases extremely fast (at a very high rate of 1.6).
Rocket Science skill increases much faster (at a rate of 1.4).
Programming skill increases much faster (at a rate of 1.4).
Logic skill increases much faster (at a rate of 1.4).
Fishing skill increases faster (at a rate of 1.2).

Child Motor skill increases much faster (at a rate of 1.4).
Child Mental skill increases much faster (at a rate of 1.4).
Why: When someone with ADHD experiences hyperfocus, they are able to work very efficiently, even on things they are not normally able to focus on!! It's an unshakeable state of mind where the person will not stop until their task at hand is finished, if they can help it.



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