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Attraction Traits Fix (V1.06) for BV+

by tunaisafish Posted 12th Feb 2009 at 8:42 PM - Updated 7th Jun 2010 at 3:25 AM by tunaisafish : Added Alienism version
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Ever wondered why trying to fiddle with your sims turn on/off's did not always have the results you expected?
They didn't work. Now they will work better.

Fixes bugs related to the attraction system.
These bugs remain present in all games since Bon Voyage (even if you patched)

- Wearing Glasses or Jewelry no longer sets the Lycanthropy trait.
- Jewelry now correcty sets the Jewelry trait.
- OFB business owners (self employed sims) no longer have the unemployed trait
- Managers employed in the OFB ownable jobs now have the hardworker trait.
- Robots no longer have a random hair trait.
Minor fixes.
- Plantsim detect code fix - Incorrect flag unset when EP not present.
- Witch detect code fix - as above. Same bug was cloned.

You must have at least one of these expansions to use (or need) this fix.
Bon Voyage, Freetime, Apartment Life, Mansion & Garden.

Lot Resets
If you have Bon Voyage as your latest EP, then this mod may cause your lots to reset when it is installed. See this feedback for more info. More feedback on this topic would be helpful.


The alien version replaces the useless broken 'custom hair' trait with something useful. It includes the same fixes as the standard version. Install only one.

Type: Fixed

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

Sims 2
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Size: 16.0 KB · Downloads: 11,291 · 7th Jun 2010
16.0 KB 11,291 7th Jun 2010 | Attraction Traits Fix (V1.06) for BV+

Size: 3.5 KB · Downloads: 23,664 · 12th Feb 2009
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#2 Old 13th Feb 2009 at 4:43 AM
I already got this on your site. Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 13th Feb 2009 at 4:58 AM
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!!!!!! Finally :o)

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#4 Old 13th Feb 2009 at 5:15 AM
- Wearing Glasses or Jewelry no longer sets the Lycanthropy trait.
- Jewelry now correcty sets the Jewelry trait.

Sometimes I wonder if Maxis writes some of these bugs on purpose, just to screw with us for fun. Thanks for fixing this.

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Test Subject
#5 Old 13th Feb 2009 at 7:46 AM
Yeah! Seriously! This is so silly! Thanks for the fixes
Mad Poster
#6 Old 13th Feb 2009 at 8:16 AM
Thank you so much for this
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 13th Feb 2009 at 10:47 AM
Thank you for this fix! I was wondering why some of my sims were ticked as having Lycanthropy. And, was equally perplexed as to why sims with facial hair didn't register as having full face makeup. Now, I know. :o)
Field Researcher
#8 Old 13th Feb 2009 at 12:30 PM
*blinks* Huh? What? Did I miss something? *scratches head* Hmm, maybe this could explain why tweaking turn ons didn't always seem to work - I had no idea! I'll have to give this a try, thanks!

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#9 Old 13th Feb 2009 at 12:38 PM
It's about bloody time someone did this. I so needed it.
Field Researcher
#10 Old 13th Feb 2009 at 1:16 PM
ok, this explanes why my turn-on & off's dont work properly! Thank you for explaning and definatly for this fix!
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 13th Feb 2009 at 2:47 PM
Wow. I didn't realize it was so screwed up. Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 13th Feb 2009 at 3:48 PM
I've always said EA/Maxis needed to do public betas... we catch this stuff (AND fix it) long before they even know it's a problem!
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 13th Feb 2009 at 10:03 PM
Neat, thanks
Test Subject
#14 Old 15th Feb 2009 at 9:38 AM
Thanks! :D
#15 Old 16th Feb 2009 at 4:14 AM
I'll say it again: Thanks, Tuna!
#16 Old 16th Feb 2009 at 1:56 PM
Well that explains some things. Now my sims will be able to find Mr/Mrs perfect.
Thanks for a needed fix.

~R.I.P Tibbs. You will be truely missed~

Lab Assistant
#17 Old 16th Feb 2009 at 5:22 PM
Wow! I had no idea about all these bugs! Thank you so much!! *downloads asap*!!


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#18 Old 17th Feb 2009 at 3:03 AM
Is this the version without the "alienism" attraction trait? If so, would you mind adding a link to that version? Also, is this the old version with the reset bug, or the new version with no reset bug? Not sure if the comments I've been reading at MATY apply to the version you have uploaded here or not.

I thought I remembered reading something about changing / adding pictures for replaced / new traits, but now can't find that text. Did I imagine it? You can't add traits yet, but can replace, right? So will the "alienism" version of your fix replace the custom hair picture in the CAS attraction panel with a picture of an alien? Hope so. Wasn't sure if I should post this here or at MATY, since I'm not feeling quite beefy enough for technical discussion of BHAVs and LUA.

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Original Poster
#19 Old 17th Feb 2009 at 5:55 AM
This one just contains the fixes, and does not cause a lot reset
The comments at MATY were for the original release. The reset problem version only lasted for about a day.

Here's the alienism version. There's also a different version on an 18+ website that you might want to check out before choosing a mod to replace the custom hair trait. Both my other versions contain new images and text.

I don't know if you imagined a thread that explained how to change the images and text, unless you are talking about what I wrote very briefly in MATY Bowels. Basically I think that adding more traits (quantity) is impossible without editing the exe file, but yes replacing traits works fine though.
Test Subject
#20 Old 15th Mar 2009 at 6:53 AM
I would love to have this in game! I hope it's reuploaded soon since I see it's one of the files affected by the recent crash.
Slippery When Wet
Original Poster
#21 Old 15th Mar 2009 at 9:40 AM
File was re-uploaded yesterday
Test Subject
#22 Old 16th Mar 2009 at 10:02 PM
Thanks! I've been wondering why attractions never worked. >.>
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 22nd Mar 2009 at 12:37 AM
I never actualy noticed to be honest but i think ill take it anyway to be on the safe side.. hmm thats really interesting thanks.
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 22nd Mar 2009 at 9:19 AM
Thanks :]
Test Subject
#25 Old 22nd Mar 2009 at 9:46 PM
thanks, but i already have the 18+ version from
but i wish that it hadn't replaced the custom hair trait, since alot of my sims have custom hair. it think it would have been better if it replaced one the skill traits
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