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Don't Wash Dishes Where You Angry Poop

by scumbumbo Posted 15th Nov 2017 at 8:45 AM - Updated 21st Feb 2019 at 11:57 PM by scumbumbo : Updated for Feb 21, 2019 game patch
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Updated 02-21-2019 --- Updated for the February 21, 2019 game patch (1.50.67) to add some changes which will be required for the next game pack.

Companion Mod If you like this mod, you will probably also want to get the Don't Prep Food Where You Angry Poop mod.

Update - There is now a Default Enabled version available for download. If you switch from one version to the other remember to remove the old mod's script (the package files are identical between versions).

Description

This mod allows you to set individual sinks on any lot to enable or disable dish washing at that sink. Since it uses a script to setup the object states for the sinks, it should be compatible with any sinks in the game (even from expansion packs I don't have).

After installation, the default for sinks on all lots will be to NOT allow dishes to be washed at that sink (UPDATE: there is now a Default Enabled version for download). Simply click on any sink and choose Enable Dish Washing to allow Sims to wash dishes at that sink. The setting is saved along with the save game as it uses a standard object state to remember the setting.

I chose this approach for this mod as I often use what would typically be considered a "kitchen" sink on cabinets in a bathroom, and sometimes vice-versa. Instead, the player is allowed to select what sinks should be used. Again, the default is to not allow dish washing. If no sinks are enabled on a lot, Sims will instead simply throw away the dishes in the trash.

Note for users of SCAM Autonomy must be on for the dish washing interactions on the sink in order for this to work. If you wish to turn off autonomy for dish washing, turn off the clean autonomy on the dishes themselves. Turning off dish washing autonomy on the sink will make Sims unable to find an appropriate sink that you have enabled for dish washing.

Removing the mod will return sink behaviour to normal and allow Sims to wash dishes at any sink.

Installation Instructions and Compatibility

To install, unzip the two files contained in the download file into your game's mod folder. It can be placed in a sub-folder if desired. It uses a script, so the mod cannot be installed more than one sub-folder deep.

This mod was written and tested on Windows for The Sims 4 version 1.44.77.1020 (June 19, 2018). It should be compatible with any stuff or game packs and most other mods.

The package for this mod overrides the autonomous dish washing interactions for sinks. Any other mod which alters these resources will conflict with this mod:
  • S4_E882D22F_00000000_00000000000037A0 (sink_washDishes)
  • S4_E882D22F_00000000_00000000000037A2 (sink_washSingleDish)
  • S4_E882D22F_00000000_000000000001870D (sink_washDish_After_Eat_Counter)
  • S4_E882D22F_00000000_0000000000012485 (sink_washDish_After_Eat)
  • S4_E882D22F_00000000_0000000000018708 (sink_washDishes_Counter)

The game's object tunings are overriden in the script, which allows it to be compatible with other mods that override those objects. In addition, it will automatically adapt to new game packs that add additional sinks without requiring further additions to the package. All sinks which are found to contain the sink_washSingleDish are patched with the required object states to enable or disable sink washing and remember your settings.

The script uses features of the game that have been stable for years and are not likely to break in future patches.

This mod uses the ts4script file format for the script portion of the mod and cannot be installed automatically with a mod manager (until a mod manager is updated to support these files). To install the mod manually, extract both the package and ts4script files from the download into your mods folder.

Script mods must be enabled in your game options for this mod to work properly.

Nobody's bought me a Mac yet, so until I hear from someone who tries it out, I can only assume it will work on a Mac. I don't know of any reason why it wouldn't work.

Additional Credits
  • Kuree and all the others at Sims4Group who have put together the S4PE tool
  • Deaderpool for figuring out how to modify tuning at game load
  • As always, Scripthoge for writing the script "injector" routines
  • And of course big thanks to the translators:
    • Egureh - Chinese translation
    • Serenidy - Brazilian Portuguese translation
    • Pawlq - Polish translation

Type:
      Fixed: Fixed EA mistakes
      Additional Functionality: Mods which add brand new functionality to the game

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: 1.50.67
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
DontWashDishesWhereYouAngryPoop_DefaultEnabled.zip | Default Enabled version for game patch 1.47.49 (Nov 13, 2018)

Size: 23.3 KB · Downloads: 44,683 · 21st Feb 2019
23.3 KB 44,683 21st Feb 2019
DontWashDishesWhereYouAngryPoop.zip | Mod version for game patch 1.47.49 (Nov 13, 2018)

Size: 23.2 KB · Downloads: 57,242 · 21st Feb 2019
23.2 KB 57,242 21st Feb 2019
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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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Field Researcher
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#26 Old 16th Nov 2017 at 12:40 AM
Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!
Test Subject
#27 Old 16th Nov 2017 at 1:05 AM
Thank you, this is super useful! I was wondering if it was possible to also make a similar mod except for counters and preparing food instead of sinks and washing dishes. My sims always seem to go across the house from the kitchen to chop up ingredients. xD
Lab Assistant
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#28 Old 16th Nov 2017 at 1:42 AM
Thank you so much!! This has been something that's irked me since day one -- I always ended up either taking sinks out of bathrooms or putting in "sculpture" sink-clones I made, but there are so many CC sinks I like and could never use.... anyway, can't thank you enough!
Test Subject
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#29 Old 16th Nov 2017 at 3:31 AM
lol love the picture LOL and I have to try this and Thanks btw
Instructor
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#30 Old 16th Nov 2017 at 4:02 AM
Thank you, thank you, thank you! This has been driving me crazy. Also, best name for a mod ever.
Scholar
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#31 Old 16th Nov 2017 at 4:12 AM
Thank you so much for this. This has to be one of the most needed fixes for the Sim games. I like many hated them running to the bathrooms to wash dishes.
Lab Assistant
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#32 Old 16th Nov 2017 at 4:27 AM
Thank you for this! And funny picture for it lol
Inventor
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#33 Old 16th Nov 2017 at 6:41 AM
This is a great idea!! Thank you for the mod!!!
Lab Assistant
#34 Old 16th Nov 2017 at 7:29 AM
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Originally Posted by scumbumbo
Just for clarification - Only washing dishes at a sink is disabled by default - everything else will still work normally, Sims can wash their hands, brush teeth, get a drink of water, etc.

Yeah I know, it's just sometimes I make venues with a mini-kitchen in place to give it a little more appeal (at least when I'm in a creative mood instead of making a venue to serve a purpose once in awhile), resulting in them sometimes getting used in the same manner as a residential lot or I have my sim stay at a friends for a few days, so remembering which lots I have this enabled for (especially when save hopping) will be a nightmare XD Still it's a good mod since the issue isn't being addressed by the developers very well.
Lab Assistant
#35 Old 16th Nov 2017 at 10:45 AM
I like this solution to the problem! However, I think I would prefer a version where sinks were enabled for dish washing by default. I switch households a lot, and I don't think I'd want to have to remember about the mod every time so that the sims can wash dishes. Making use of it to disable a sink when I notice a problem would work better for me, I think.
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#36 Old 16th Nov 2017 at 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by roBurky
I like this solution to the problem! However, I think I would prefer a version where sinks were enabled for dish washing by default.

Ok, that sounds like a good idea - I'll likely get that done tomorrow as it would be a quite easy change. It will probably a separate download version rather than having to deal with a configuration file for just the one option.

The only issue would be that lots you've already visited will have the enabled/disabled state already set, so they'll remain as disabled (unless you changed them manually). But then this is primarily a change for lots you've not visited anyway.
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Lab Assistant
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#37 Old 16th Nov 2017 at 4:45 PM
You're a life saver.
Lab Assistant
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#38 Old 16th Nov 2017 at 4:47 PM
I can tell the force is with you always. Thank you and enjoy your holidays.
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#39 Old 16th Nov 2017 at 7:19 PM
A "Default Enabled" version of the mod is now available. This works identically other than when visiting a new lot or placing a new sink, it will now default to allow dish washing and you will need to turn it off if you don't want dishes washed at that sink.

Pick whichever you prefer, but remember if you switch versions you will need to remove the script from the old version! (The package files are identical).

*Note* - This won't change the settings for sinks the mod has already seen in the game, only for new lots/sinks.
Lab Assistant
#40 Old 16th Nov 2017 at 8:14 PM
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Originally Posted by scumbumbo
A "Default Enabled" version of the mod is now available. This works identically other than when visiting a new lot or placing a new sink, it will now default to allow dish washing and you will need to turn it off if you don't want dishes washed at that sink.

Pick whichever you prefer, but remember if you switch versions you will need to remove the script from the old version! (The package files are identical).

*Note* - This won't change the settings for sinks the mod has already seen in the game, only for new lots/sinks.

Sweet, this'll definitely help those who bounce around a lot.
Field Researcher
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#41 Old 16th Nov 2017 at 8:26 PM
I would love to use this mod, however I have a mod I created for personal use that modifies the xmls in question. Would you mind if I attempted to combine the mods? (Still for personal use not to be uploaded)
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#42 Old 16th Nov 2017 at 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by MonoChaos
I would love to use this mod, however I have a mod I created for personal use that modifies the xmls in question. Would you mind if I attempted to combine the mods? (Still for personal use not to be uploaded)

I don't see how I could stop you, but no it is not a problem at all anyway! I don't mind people altering my mods for personal use, or adding portions of them to their own mods as long as they credit me.

The only change to those interactions is an additional test at the end to check for the custom object state, so it should be a breeze to just add that same test to your own custom interactions. The hard stuff was in the script, and you won't need to alter that at all.
Test Subject
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#43 Old 17th Nov 2017 at 1:06 AM
You're the best!
Test Subject
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#44 Old 17th Nov 2017 at 3:57 AM
I would love to translate to my language, brazilian portuguese, but unfortunately I do don't which of the translation files represents the Brazilian version
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#45 Old 17th Nov 2017 at 5:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Serenidy
I would love to translate to my language, brazilian portuguese, but unfortunately I do don't which of the translation files represents the Brazilian version

That'd be great, thanks! That would be the one with instance ID 11C6E080CA1622EC (the first two digits represent the language code, so Brazilian Portuguese is always the one that starts with "11").
Test Subject
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#46 Old 17th Nov 2017 at 3:21 PM
I love this mod ! i thought EA fixed the washing dishes in bathrooms in the recent patch but I guess not. Thank you so much, no more deleting sinks out of annoyance. It is working great in my game.
Field Researcher
#47 Old 17th Nov 2017 at 4:19 PM
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Originally Posted by scumbumbo
I don't see how I could stop you, but no it is not a problem at all anyway! I don't mind people altering my mods for personal use, or adding portions of them to their own mods as long as they credit me.

The only change to those interactions is an additional test at the end to check for the custom object state, so it should be a breeze to just add that same test to your own custom interactions. The hard stuff was in the script, and you won't need to alter that at all.


Thanks. I know how much work and hair pulling goes into writing code in general so I just wanted to make sure it was okay with you to modify this even if it is for personal use.

I have moved again this time to a private domain here are the links:
Sims 4: https://monochaos.blog/
Sims 2: https://sims2.monochaos.blog/
Test Subject
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#48 Old 18th Nov 2017 at 1:11 AM
omFg Thank YOU for this !!
Lab Assistant
#49 Old 18th Nov 2017 at 2:19 AM
Does anyone knows if it still works with the new patch: 136.104.1
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