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More Traumatic Divorce for Children

by scumbumbo Posted 28th Oct 2014 at 1:00 AM - Updated 7th Mar 2019 at 7:15 AM by scumbumbo : March 7 bugfix for Version 4a (scripted) version
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Updated March 7, 2019 - Fixed a bug in the script for version 4a. Users of the non-scripted version 4 do not need to update. For the scripted version make sure you have the latest script, the modification date on it should show as March 7.

The mod is now available in two "flavors":
  • Version 4 works like the original and does not require any script.
  • Version 4a contains a script that will allow children Sims on another floor of the house to react to the divorce and get the sad buff. It will still not enable children off the lot to react.

Basic Info:
  • Children and teens will now cancel most actions to react to the divorce.
  • Both parents will now broadcast the divorce to the children. Now if a child's step-mother divorces their father they will react appropriately rather than ignoring the situation (since step-mom isn't really their mother).
  • Child sims should get a sad mood even if they were busy and missed the divorce.
  • Broadcasters still don't travel stairs (game limitation), so they still won't notice the divorce at all if they are on a different floor or on a different lot (out to school).
  • Various improvements to the way the broadcasting worked to optimize and make the reactions more reliable.

Description

"Divorce is always hard on children..." the game claims -- well, not really hard, just a tiny bit depressing if they happen to be there to witness it. Even then it only takes four hours for them to get over it completely!

Not any more!

This mod increases the sadness level for children to +3 and the duration increases to 5 days.

Teens didn't get sad at all, they just ignored the divorce. I think this was a bug or oversight as some of the files reference teens, but not all of them. This will give teens a sadness of only +2 for 4 days (since they're hopefully a bit more emotionally stable than children).

In addition, the news of the divorce will be broadcast to as many children as possible, not just those who happen to witness it. Due to the limitations currently in the game, news doesn't travel up or down a flight of stairs or to those on another lot, so children that aren't on the same floor or that are off to school will be blissfully unaware of the unhappy event. However, this mod does make the news travel to children on the other side of the wall, or if on the ground floor, playing out in the yard or even jogging down the block.

So, it's an improvement, but not really perfect. Hopefully someone will determine how to make news go up a flight of steps soon!

Installation Instructions

Just unzip the package file to your Mods folder as usual. If you are using version 3a of the mod then you must install both the v3a version of the package and the script file.

This mod may cause conflicts with other mods which change reactions to divorce. Due to the wide variety of mods and sources for them, it is unlikely I will be able to help you with such a conflict. If there is a conflict, either one or both mods may fail to work properly, your game may crash, frogs may rain down from the sky...

This mod requires The Sims 4 to be patched to at least version 1.48.94 (December 20, 2018)




Additional Credits:
As always, the authors of S4PE.
Tags: #divorce, #sadness, #child, #teen

Type: Fixed Other

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
TraumaticDivorceForChildren_v4a_Scripted.zip | Version 4A - Includes script to make reactions work between floors

Size: 17.9 KB · Downloads: 22,286 · 7th Mar 2019
17.9 KB 22,286 7th Mar 2019
TraumaticDivorceForChildren_v4.zip | Version 4 - No Script Required

Size: 15.7 KB · Downloads: 7,158 · 22nd Feb 2019
15.7 KB 7,158 22nd Feb 2019
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#26 Old 21st Jun 2015 at 1:25 AM
Is this mod compatible with June 11 patch?
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#27 Old 9th Jul 2015 at 2:08 AM
Thanks for this. Hopefully it works since I haven't really tried it yet. I was really disappointed when my sims' child didn't react to the divorce realistically. I mean, people do react differently but the sadness should still be there for a while.
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#28 Old 11th Jul 2015 at 9:34 AM
This mod has been checked for compatibility with the July 9 game patch and no update is required.
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#29 Old 17th Jul 2015 at 4:59 AM
Thanks for checking, and thanks for your awesome contribution to the modding community! Without you, there wouldn't be mods that could actually LOCK DOORS. Also, I heard that you help out a lot of other modders, so that's great. This is an awesome mod
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#30 Old 7th Aug 2015 at 4:03 AM
This mod has been checked and no changes are required for the latest (August 8) game patch.
Test Subject
#31 Old 22nd Aug 2015 at 7:09 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by scumbumbo
This mod has been checked and no changes are required for the latest (August 8) game patch.

Thanks for always keeping up to date!
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#32 Old 2nd Sep 2015 at 4:29 AM
This mod has been checked and no changes are required for the latest (September 1, 2015) game patch.
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#33 Old 14th Oct 2015 at 5:00 AM
The Sims Series motto.. play with life. Ok, then MAKE IT REALISTIC , at least a little.. daang! So thank for this, much needed on many other reactions. Great start!
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#34 Old 21st Oct 2015 at 11:26 AM
While this is one of your mods I'm not using (and I am using probably at least half of them, particularly if you don't include the couple made mostly irrelevant by various patches, so thanks, when I'm done with my little mad modding spree, I'll probably go back and add a few thank posts to the more involved mods at least... that was a really long aside...), I just had to comment that it has the best and worst title of any mod I've seen. Like, it gave both my girlfriend and myself pause when we read it. In fact, I just generally appreciate the general humour and lightness in your descriptions.
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#35 Old 26th Dec 2015 at 8:38 PM
Is this compatible with the GT patch? Thank you.
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#36 Old 30th Jan 2016 at 10:14 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coopera
Is this compatible with the GT patch? Thank you.

It mostly was, I think. But I've updated it with improvements and the latest XML changes. Tested on version 1.14.49.1020 (January 7, 2016) game patch.
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#37 Old 7th Feb 2016 at 10:01 PM
Does this work with the 2/4 patch?
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#38 Old 7th Feb 2016 at 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by sis21721
Does this work with the 2/4 patch?

Just checked the code and yes, it should be fine.
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#39 Old 5th Jun 2016 at 6:07 PM
Does this work with the June patch?
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#40 Old 8th Jun 2016 at 6:43 AM
I have the same question as the person above me. I haven't really had a chance to test it out, though.
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#41 Old 23rd Mar 2017 at 8:46 PM
thank
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#42 Old 28th Apr 2017 at 2:50 AM
Did it work for your game? JC, before I download it
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#43 Old 21st May 2017 at 1:32 PM
This isn't working for me with the latest patch, tested a divorce out and none of the kids reacted.
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#44 Old 4th Jun 2017 at 4:34 AM
Not working for me.
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#45 Old 6th Jun 2017 at 10:34 AM
not working anymore
Test Subject
#46 Old 12th Oct 2017 at 1:02 AM
I wonder if scumbumbo will ever be coming back to update their mods. They have many great mods that are no longer updated or usable. I hope they are alright. It would be nice if someone would update these mods for scumbumbo.
Test Subject
#47 Old 11th Jan 2019 at 10:40 PM
Hello, are you planning on updating this mod? I would love to have this in my game!
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#48 Old 12th Jan 2019 at 2:59 AM
Could probably take a look at this one this weekend at some point, yeah.
Test Subject
#49 Old 17th Jan 2019 at 2:10 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by scumbumbo
Could probably take a look at this one this weekend at some point, yeah.


Thanks
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#50 Old 17th Jan 2019 at 10:51 PM
Thank you, for the update!
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