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More sensible "Can my friend come over, too?"

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Uploaded 21st May 2020 at 12:50 PM · Updated 2nd Feb 2021 at 5:16 AM by kestrellyn

Update:
  • Now with Polish localization. Thanks, luvvmycastiel!
  • Now with Russian localization. Thanks, Flomalina and 3ttu!
  • Now with Swedish localization. Thanks, NixNivis!
  • Now with French localization. Thanks, xBoubix!
  • Now with Dutch localization. Thanks, Simone95!
  • Now with Spanish localization. (Also with added missing localization for "Call Sim Options" string) Thanks, guirnaldas!

You know how when you invite sims to come over, they sometimes say "can my friend come, too?" and then if you say yes they show up with someone else? In theory, it's great when the person you invited brings one of their friends over, because then you can maybe introduce someone new to the rest of your family and maybe it's someone you want to build relationships with. But in practice it is terrible, because the invited sim always brings over really inappropriate people, like their mother, or their professor, or a teenage townie they haven't talked to in 30 sim years, or a dormie they used to date in college. And since the game doesn't tell you who they're inviting, you never know when you should be saying no.

I've decided to fix this so it's functional, to whit:

With this hack, there are some restrictions on who can be invited over in this manner.
  • The "friend" must be in the same age stage as the invited sim. For this purpose, young adults are not the same age stage as adults. No more bringing your professor with you to do bubble at the frat house! If you're still friends with your professor after you've graduated, you are free to invite them over to engage in normal adult socializing, as long as they aren't old enough to be your mother.
  • Under no circumstances will sims invite their parents over, even if they are the same age stage.
  • This includes the logic improvement from phonehack, wherein the friend is required to actually be friends with the invitee, and not just some rando who merely doesn't hate their guts.

In addition to these requirements, the dialog will now tell you the first name of the "friend", such as "Can my friend Joe come over, too?" That way, if they've still manage to choose someone unsuitable, or if they are trying to invite their spouse to their extramarital affair or something, you can be sure to say no.

For those of you who like the ability to tune things in SimPE, I've included a BCON resource called "Tuning - Invite" which has a number that you can change to change the percent chance that any given invited sim will offer to bring a friend - by default, this is 30%, which is what it is in the unmodded game.

Game compatibility

This should be compatible with all game versions.

Hack compatibility

This might conflict with hacks that change which friends can be invited over in this manner, and hacks that change or add dialogs to phone calls. It does not conflict with Cyjon's Nicer Phone Messages, however. It is compatible with phonehack, but must load after it. If you don't have phonehack, don't worry, you don't need it.

Type: Global Mods

Tags: #invite, #phone, #call, #phone call, #friends, #invite over