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Always Start Lots Paused

by scumbumbo Posted 8th Oct 2014 at 3:34 AM - Updated 13th Nov 2018 at 9:39 PM by scumbumbo : Updated for Python 3.7.0 (Nov 13, 2018)
92 Comments / replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts, 7 Thanks Posts
Updated Nov 13, 2018 - Updated for the 1.47.49 game patch.

Always Start Lots Paused

This modifies The Sims 4 lot loading routines to automatically pause the game whenever a lot is loaded. This includes when changing lots in manage world, traveling to another lot, returning from the CAS to change outfits, etc. After the plumbob "loading" animation completes, the game will always enter the lot paused.

Installation and Compatibility

Extract the MTS_Scumbumbo_AlwaysStartLotsPaused.ts4script from the download zip file into your game Mods folder. This is a script mod, so scripting must be enabled in your game options.

This mod should be compatible with any versions of the game since 1.47.49.1020 (November 13, 2018).

Additional Credits:
All of the brilliant people who have worked on getting the game's base scripts decompiled.

Thanks to Fetusdip for his reload script to make testing a whole lot easier, and Scripthoge for the Python script injection routines required to make this mod possible.

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 4
Built with Game Version: 1.47.49.10
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
AlwaysStartLotsPaused.zip

Size: 2.2 KB · Downloads: 33,558 · 13th Nov 2018
2.2 KB 33,558 13th Nov 2018
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
Read the upload description for installation instructions. If nothing else is specified, do the following:
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\

Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
  • Mod still not working? Make sure you have script mods enabled
 
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Test Subject
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#76 Old 8th Jun 2016 at 5:49 AM
Does this work for the June patch? :D
Lab Assistant
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#77 Old 9th Jun 2016 at 7:01 PM
This is a must have in my book! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
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#78 Old 2nd Dec 2017 at 6:03 PM
all of your mods are so useful! thank you.
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Original Poster
#79 Old 2nd Dec 2017 at 9:17 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by fewlines
all of your mods are so useful! thank you.

Thanks for the kind words. Just amazing that this mod still works after over three years. I think it's the only mod of mine that EAxis hasn't broken once over the years
Lab Assistant
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#80 Old 2nd Dec 2017 at 9:55 PM
at last! there IS something they have NOT broken!
Test Subject
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#81 Old 23rd Feb 2018 at 11:40 PM
Thanks! This is my most essential mod.
Lab Assistant
#82 Old 7th Jul 2018 at 3:04 AM
Hello, is this still working with the June Seasons patch?
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Original Poster
#83 Old 7th Jul 2018 at 5:45 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by gigihuxtable
Hello, is this still working with the June Seasons patch?

Yes, it works fine with the latest game patches.
Forum Resident
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#84 Old 17th Nov 2018 at 8:53 AM
Thank you so much for updating. This is the script mod I missed the most.
Field Researcher
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#85 Old 18th Nov 2018 at 10:19 PM
I too thank you. I can't imagine my game without it.
Test Subject
#86 Old 26th Jan 2019 at 11:28 PM
So, got this mod today after opening the game one too many times and finding my lot loading before the loading screen is done (meaning my Sims are not where I left them). Not only does this eliminate me having to worry so much about always making sure I have the lot paused before I exit the game, I SWEAR the game actually loads a smidge faster. So, serious kudos here, thanks.

I Love My Doc Brown Sims
Lab Assistant
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7th Mar 2019 at 11:04 AM
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Lab Assistant
#87 Old 2nd May 2019 at 8:31 PM
Does it still work?
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Original Poster
#88 Old 3rd May 2019 at 9:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Akin_
Does it still work?

Yes, still works with the latest updates.
Instructor
#89 Old 20th Jun 2019 at 6:36 PM
And now? :P
Test Subject
#90 Old 22nd Jun 2019 at 11:41 AM
does it still work with the island living updae?
Field Researcher
#91 Old 22nd Jun 2019 at 2:43 PM
It still works for me.
Test Subject
#92 Old 13th Apr 2020 at 9:22 AM
This is perfectly worked until now, but yesterday I started a new save file where I can't find any diving buoy, after a few hours searching I can tell this mod cause the problem. Everything else is working perfectly in the game with the mod but if your sims want to dive then you have to remove the mod.
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