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Frimlin's Expanded Rewards Store

by Frimlin Posted 14th May 2018 at 7:57 PM - Updated 11th Sep 2021 at 6:23 PM by Frimlin : Added v14
222 Comments / replies (Who?) - 13 Feedback Posts, 11 Thanks Posts
Latest Update
  • Now fully compatible with the refreshed Spa Day and the latest patch, game version 1.79.93.x
  • Now includes the Self-Care Expertise trait from the Spa Day game pack.
  • Now includes the Clear Perspective trait from the Spa Day game pack.
  • Now includes the Calming Aura trait from... wait for it... the Spa Day game pack.

Mod Description
This mod expands the Reward Store, offering you more options for spending your Satisfaction points. Currently this means all the Aspiration reward traits in the game so far are now available to buy! The catch? They're not cheap! Well, some are: the cheapest are 1500, the most expensive is 8000. Don't worry, you can still earn the reward traits the normal way by completing an Aspiration.

There are also Half Price, Quarter Price, and Free flavours available for download. Choose which one best suits your play style and enjoy! For more details including common questions and answers, please see below.

What expanded rewards are now available?

Questions and Answers

Why are some rewards so expensive?
  • Mostly because I felt they had a more powerful effect. Also, I set the prices of the Aspiration reward traits to roughly match the EA prices for default reward traits - which range from 500 to 10000 satisfaction points. If my prices are too high, try the Half Price, Quarter Price, or Free flavours.
Why are some rewards so cheap?
  • Usually because I felt they were weaker or their effect was more limited to a certain play style.
Would you consider changing the price of any of the rewards?
  • Yes I'd consider it. It's expected that I might change my mind on some of these and may change them. Also, if you have some feedback, you're welcome to let me know as long as you're polite.
Will you make a version with cheaper rewards?
  • I already have! There are Half Price, Quarter Price, and Free flavours available for download. Choose the one that best suits your play style.
Will you make a version with more expensive rewards?
  • I plan to add a double price version! I do not know when I will add this but I will definitely do it sometime.
Can you add this other trait or object to the mod?
  • It depends on the trait or object. Some - like the child Aspiration reward traits - were easy to include. Depending on which trait or object you mean, it may be simple, tricky, or impossible to add it. But I named the mod Expanded Rewards Store deliberately so I could potentially add other things too.

Compatibility & Conflicts
This mod is compatible with version 1.79.93.x

If new aspirations arrive in a new pack, it is most likely this mod will still function, but will not offer the new aspiration rewards. I will probably update it soon after a pack with new aspirations, so don't worry.

This mod will conflict with any mod altering the following tuning file:
whims.whims_tracker_03B33DDF_00000000_CEE9A466EBFC13D1.xml

Additional Credits
Shimrod - Using his similar mod for years inspired me to make this. Thanks Shimrod!

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: 1.63.136
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Smeg Head
#26 Old 20th May 2018 at 11:20 PM Last edited by coolspear1 : 21st May 2018 at 12:06 AM. Reason: spelling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frimlin
Oh right! Actually I didn't know it worked like that. Thanks for the explanation.

Well I had a little look at it already and I've got some rough ideas how it could work. If it is how I think it is, it's not as straightforward as what is in the mod already. But it is already something I wanted to do, for some other rewards I wanted to add. So... it's on the list, but it may be quite some time before I get to it.


Hi, Frimlin. Someone mentioned in an earlier post about a mod, you said you were not aware of. I think it was one of mine. (Though not entirely sure.) - http://simsasylum.com/tfm/index.php...for-march-2018/
To add those bonus aspiration traits you will need to create new reward trait xmls to make them buyable reward traits, and also create corresponding simdata files to match the new xmls, otherwise they will not work. As a point of interest, did you know there are also two base game reward traits that Maxis messed up and they've never been in the reward store where they should have been from game release?

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#27 Old 21st May 2018 at 11:05 AM Last edited by Frimlin : 21st May 2018 at 12:12 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by coolspear1
Hi, Frimlin. Someone mentioned in an earlier post about a mod, you said you were not aware of. I think it was one of mine. (Though not entirely sure.) - http://simsasylum.com/tfm/index.php...for-march-2018/
To add those bonus aspiration traits you will need to create new reward trait xmls to make them buyable reward traits, and also create corresponding simdata files to match the new xmls, otherwise they will not work. As a point of interest, did you know there are also two base game reward traits that Maxis messed up and they've never been in the reward store where they should have been from game release?

Thanks for the link, I'll have to check it out!

Yes, as I said, I investigated and could see a bit of what I needed to do. I have been experimenting with new reward trait xmls without success, so I guess it's the lack of new simdata files that was holding me back. So there is a simdata file to match each reward or is there one simdata file that has a whole lot in? So I looked and found what I needed there. It's really helpful that you've nudged me in the right direct. I was on the edge of getting there myself but this helps a lot. No I didn't know about the extra base game reward traits. Are there already reward files for them? I'll have to poke about. Thanks a lot, coolspear. I worked as a game designer for almost 10 years and did stuff way more complicated than this back then. But it's been a while and I've only semi-seriously been looking into Sims 4 mods.

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Smeg Head
#28 Old 21st May 2018 at 12:36 PM
Yeah, there are some half-built files for the two missing reward traits. They were always available via the debug method but Maxis messed up on their files that should've placed them in the reward store, and to this date they have not tidied it up. In the mod I linked to they have been tidied up and are now rightfully in reward store. The "Memorable" and "Sincere" reward traits.

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#29 Old 24th May 2018 at 2:54 PM
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Originally Posted by MistyGem1010
I love the expanded list they are a great addition and make a lot of sense. I don't know why
the S4 staff didn't add them in the game? Thank you for your time and talent!


Well they did in a way... they are there waiting for you as rewards when you complete Aspirations. I'm not sure the Aspirations would be very appealing without some kind of decent reward. But yes it is definitely nice to have them available through an alternative route.

Quote:
Originally Posted by zeldagirl180
Awesome! Can I offer some feedback though? I think the naturalist trait and the one for the writer reward should both cost a bit more, as they're probably one of the strongest traits in the game.


It just shows how differently we value these things. For me, naturalist is almost never useful. My sims that cook tend to have high skill and nobody ever seems to get on fire. When they do, it's simple to put it out. The writer one... I have only ever used it once. Bringing sims back from life is just not something I tend to do in my games. But thanks for the feedback! I will consider it if I do ever update the prices.

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Test Subject
#30 Old 2nd Jun 2018 at 8:46 PM
Hi,

can you add the traits received from the characterstats empathy, manners, emotional control ... when becoming adult?
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#31 Old 3rd Jun 2018 at 9:40 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MortiferusX
Hi,

can you add the traits received from the characterstats empathy, manners, emotional control ... when becoming adult?


Hi MortiferusX! Yes I would like to add those. They're not as straightforward to add as the others in the mod already, but they're on my to do list. Unfortunately I've got a lot of distractions, including searching for a job, so they may take some time.

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#32 Old 4th Jun 2018 at 11:14 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frimlin
Well they did in a way... they are there waiting for you as rewards when you complete Aspirations. I'm not sure the Aspirations would be very appealing without some kind of decent reward. But yes it is definitely nice to have them available through an alternative route.



It just shows how differently we value these things. For me, naturalist is almost never useful. My sims that cook tend to have high skill and nobody ever seems to get on fire. When they do, it's simple to put it out. The writer one... I have only ever used it once. Bringing sims back from life is just not something I tend to do in my games. But thanks for the feedback! I will consider it if I do ever update the prices.


I don't do either often either, but they both sound like something a very powerful person would have. Fire is especially more useful now that we have the jungle adventures. IF you don't ever update it that's fine lol.
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#33 Old 18th Jun 2018 at 11:10 AM Last edited by Frimlin : 18th Jun 2018 at 11:44 AM.
Hi Everyone! Just wanted to get in before the patch + Seasons release to update you. This mod may escape being affected by the patch, but it will be affected by Seasons, because it contains new rewards relating to the seasons and temperature. What will most likely happen is that you will not see those new rewards added by Seasons if you keep an old version of this mod in the game.

But don't worry because I will work as fast as I can to get the mod updated. I anticipate it won't be tough to update it. So as long as everything goes as expected, an updated version of this mod should come quickly.

Thank you so much for your support! Both here and on my YouTube channel. I really appreciate it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by zeldagirl180
I don't do either often either, but they both sound like something a very powerful person would have. Fire is especially more useful now that we have the jungle adventures. IF you don't ever update it that's fine lol.


Thank you, Zeldagirl180. What I aim to do is to slightly increase the prices of these rewards you mentioned. It may not be all you wanted, but I also don't want to make it too expensive for those of us who don't want them too expensive. So I expect around 500 points more, or something like that. I hope that helps a bit.

Quote:
Originally Posted by shells
Thanks, Frimlin - I love this mod! I was wondering if there is any chance you could INCREASE the aspiration points needed? It still feels a little cheat-y to me. Though whether you can or not, I'm definitely using this mod in my game - thanks for making it!


Hi Shells! It is very likely I will make a "double price" version of the mod. It might come along with the Seasons update, but we'll see - I don't want to promise anything. I hope this helps you.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sephirajo
This is a great mod, I agree with the earlier comment that some of the prices need to be a bit higher, but it really is great.


I am going to release a "double price" version of the mod, but also will increase the prices of a couple of the traits mentioned. If there are specific traits you think should be higher, please let me know, and I will consider it. Thank you.

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#34 Old 19th Jun 2018 at 7:52 PM
Hi Everyone! After today's pre-Seasons patch, the mod seems to have basic compatibility. This means you can keep the mod installed and it should work pretty much as it did before. However, a new reward was added in this patch, a "re-traiting potion." This new reward will not be available for you to purchase with my mod installed. I will work on updating the mod to include this new reward as soon as possible, however it is likely that it will not be added until I update the mod to include the new rewards coming in the Seasons pack, later this week.

Please let me know if you have any issues or questions. Thank you.

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#35 Old 20th Jun 2018 at 8:23 AM Last edited by Frimlin : 20th Jun 2018 at 9:14 AM.
This mod is now fully compatible with Seasons + Season Pre-Patch, game version 1.44.77
  • Now includes new Base Game rewards: Re-Traiting Potion
  • Now includes new Seasons Expansion Pack rewards: Waterproof, Storm Chaser, Cold Acclimation, Heat Acclimation, Money Tree, Iceproof, Heatproof
I have also included an enhancement request, increasing the price of the Naturalist & Poetic traits slightly.

I have not yet implemented the double price version. But it will come in time!

Thanks again for the support, both here and on my YouTube channel.

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#36 Old 24th Jun 2018 at 11:27 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MistyGem1010
Thank you for the quick update to Seasons! This is an amazing mod, it adds items that should have been included in S4 all along.


So lovely to hear from someone! Everyone's been so quiet - but I just assume that means everything is okay. Glad you like the mod!

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#37 Old 3rd Jul 2018 at 10:05 PM
Oops! Somehow at some point I deleted the header image. It's back! That's what the "update" was today. That and nothing else.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yllia
Thanks a lot! I was looking for something like this for some time now! I really appreciate your hard work and fast update.
/clap

You're most welcome.

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#38 Old 5th Jul 2018 at 5:37 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaxtheCat
Great Job Frimlin! Thank You!! Only a question... Can i use it with "Add Remove Traits On Sim Non Debug" by Coolspear?

Hey MaxtheCat! You're welcome. I had a quick look and I think that individual mod should be fine. It doesn't seem to alter the same file mine does. Best way to be sure, though, is to play with them both and see. Good luck!

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