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Children Wants Mod

by jordi Posted 29th Apr 2007 at 4:42 PM - Updated 10th Aug 2007 at 1:51 PM by jordi
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
This mod changes a few of the wants as follows:

Have 10 kids --> lowered to 5. Who in the world (real or virtual) has 10 kids these days?
Have 20 grandchildren --> lowered to 10. I also made it only roll up if the Sim getting the want has at least two children (was one).

BONUS: Be abducted 5 times --> lowered to 2. Unless you cheat, alien abductions are extremely unlikely so 2 is about as lucky you can get.

GUI Text is altered for all* languages!

*All as long as I could find the number, that is. Some strings used the word form for the number and if I couldn't find it, I left it unaltered.
Trivia tidbit: the french text for "20 grandchildren" said 15! Now it correctly says 10.

Note
Existing wants will probably not be changed, but if the want rolls for a new Sim, or re-rolls, it should update. The want cannot be locked, it must completely re-roll.

The icon should still display a 10 or 20, but the text will be correct. I suck at graphics so didn't change the icons, I'll leave that to someone else ;-)


I stupidly overwrote my screenshot for this, it is very hard to get it as the want is quite rare and doesn't like to roll up. I'll try shooting another one and then it'll replace the current "mood picture" ;-)
Should you have a suitable 'shot, please let me know.

Compatibility
Should be compatible with all flavours of TS2 from the base game up to Seasons and Celebrations. Only tested in Seasons+Celebrations.
If you find any problems with other expansions please let me know.

Licencing
This work is licenced by Jordi Kroon, under a Creative Commons Licence, specifically CC-BY-NC 2.5
You can read the license here: CC-BY-NC 2.5.
You are free to use this mod in any way you please, but you must not use it on paysites, and you must give credit to me as the original author.


Additional Credits:
Sandra for being a diligent beta tester (even though she didn't test this one)
"Mr Inteenimater" Jase439, for his info here.
"poohjenn" from the InTeen forum for requesting it.

Quaxi and Peter Jones for SimPE, without whom this mod would be impossible.

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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wantsanity.zip

Size: 9.0 KB · Downloads: 12,368 · 29th Apr 2007
9.0 KB 12,368 29th Apr 2007
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Test Subject
#2 Old 29th Apr 2007 at 4:56 PM
I like this, even the abduction one...I have a hack and my sims still dont get abducted more than twice in their life...
Test Subject
#3 Old 29th Apr 2007 at 5:01 PM
Yes, THANK YOU. Dear god, thank you. Seriously, who wants 10 kids?! I couldn't even imagine it.
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#4 Old 29th Apr 2007 at 5:07 PM
The "screenshot" illustrates the issue very well I think =) I actually only opened this thread only to tell you that. Made me laugh. Thanks! (for the mod as well)

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Instructor
#5 Old 29th Apr 2007 at 5:21 PM
thanx a lot for this!!! i was getting sick of ppl wanting to have 10 children, i mean, come on, no one has that many children nowadays... thanku soooo much!!

hi!
Test Subject
#6 Old 29th Apr 2007 at 5:39 PM
This is great. Adds realism to the game and still allows for big families if you want one.

I'm outta here like I'm on fire!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 29th Apr 2007 at 5:41 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrazilianGirl
thanx a lot for this!!! i was getting sick of ppl wanting to have 10 children, i mean, come on, no one has that many children nowadays... thanku soooo much!!
You guys have never been to Utah then. Or my cousins house.

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Test Subject
#8 Old 29th Apr 2007 at 5:46 PM
Thanks so much for this one! I agree noone i know wants 10 kids LOL his is gonna be great thanks again
Field Researcher
#9 Old 29th Apr 2007 at 7:19 PM
This is great. I can hardly manage 3 sim kids, nevermind my sim parents wanting 10 of the l'il buggers! This will come in very handly, thanks much!

BTW, we have a family here in town with 9 kids....My head hurts thinking about it. LOL

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Instructor
#10 Old 29th Apr 2007 at 7:50 PM
Yeah, sim kids are a pain, I hate it when a couple keeps wanting more of them. Actually managing the babies is possible, but only with lots of cheats... Thanks for this!!

Please do not re-upload my houses or Sims anywhere, even if it is just refurnished.


Thank you for your consideration.
Scholar
#11 Old 29th Apr 2007 at 7:56 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrazilianGirl
thanx a lot for this!!! i was getting sick of ppl wanting to have 10 children, i mean, come on, no one has that many children nowadays... thanku soooo much!!

*Serious mode on*
Please bare in minds that in many parts of the world, women have more than 10 childeren in hope to have one that survive more than 6 year. One child is dying every 90 seconds in our world. Sorry to be kiljoy but these are facts.
*serious mode off*

Thanks for sharing your work !

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Lab Assistant
#12 Old 29th Apr 2007 at 8:06 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by pixelhate
Please bare in minds that in many parts of the world, women have more than 10 childeren in hope to have one that survive more than 6 year. One child is dying every 90 seconds in our world. Sorry to be kiljoy but these are facts.

Fair point, but The Sims 2 clearly isn't set in such a part of the world. For starters kids never die, people have steady jobs, they get paid well, kids have free education...

Also, very good work on the mod.
Space Pony
#13 Old 29th Apr 2007 at 8:50 PM
Thank you SO much!

I always hated the fact that my sims wanted to have soooooo much babies.

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Theorist
#14 Old 29th Apr 2007 at 8:52 PM
Hilarious picture..keep it!!

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Field Researcher
#15 Old 29th Apr 2007 at 10:05 PM
Excellent mod, I hate when my sims get those wants. I have never had a couple on the game actually have that many kids!
Test Subject
#16 Old 29th Apr 2007 at 10:09 PM
You are awesome with awesome sauce.
I don't download many mods, but this one totally makes the cut.
Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 29th Apr 2007 at 11:01 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrazilianGirl
thanx a lot for this!!! i was getting sick of ppl wanting to have 10 children, i mean, come on, no one has that many children nowadays... thanku soooo much!!

Actually, a guy I work with has 8 children. And I read in the paper last month about a guy that has 15. So yes big families to happen. It's rare, but it happens.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 30th Apr 2007 at 12:23 AM
My mom is of the designation 2 of 10 (bad Borg ref. Sorry.), big families do happen. Is there any real need? No. Have I ever net the 10 kids want? Yes, even pre-cheesecake. My largest sim family was 16 children. It was one of my earliest families when I started playing. This is a bad idea. So many character files created, with the same genetic pool? Boo! Dating townies for fresh blood? Boo! I would get the mod, but my simmies usually hit their LT want before this ever rolls.

As for abductions, I don't mind the mindless want. Gives me an excuse to stick 'em on the telescope well after maxing out their logic.

The idea is awesome, though. Had this been around in the early days, I would have snatched this up in a heartbeat.
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 30th Apr 2007 at 1:00 AM Last edited by sh0uriki : 30th Apr 2007 at 1:00 AM. Reason: makin it a thankyu post
Quote:
Originally Posted by darkinnocence
You guys have never been to Utah then. Or my cousins house.


'parently we must be from different parts of the state, I don't know anybody with more than five kids and I've lived in Utah for two years now.

My baby-craving families thank you for the mod! There was no way I could raise ten brats apiece just to make them happy -__- I hit my limit of screaming toilet-loving toddlers at about three kids. (Will this affect Lifetime Wants too?)
Inventor
#20 Old 30th Apr 2007 at 1:26 AM Last edited by BlueIzumi : 30th Apr 2007 at 1:31 AM.
Brilliant I love it ^_^ And everyone please keep in mind this is not a debate section this is about the hack not about real life it's a game thank you... Please take all dabates where they belong...... And remember Dling it is a choice noone can make you install it....
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Test Subject
#21 Old 30th Apr 2007 at 1:47 AM
Having ten kids in a game that by default only supports eight people in a household is pretty unrealistic. Nice mod, and awesome screenshot.
Test Subject
#22 Old 30th Apr 2007 at 3:03 AM
All I can say is thank you thank you thank you really your a life savior to all the dad and mom sims out their
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 30th Apr 2007 at 12:18 PM
If you could lower it to want 5 children/grandchildren then, I would be extremly happy. Theres no way in heck that I could get 10 kids unless I use the quadruplet hack two times. -_-
Test Subject
#24 Old 30th Apr 2007 at 12:31 PM
I have never been able to achieve the 10 kids want so this mod will come in extra handy.

Hey, my real life best friend has 10 kids. They range in age from 2 to 27. She homeschools them through 9th grade and also got her own university degree in Finance amidst all that. (No, they're not Mormon or Catholic...nor even hyper-religious.) Some folks are just built for the Ten Children Want :wink:
Instructor
Original Poster
#25 Old 30th Apr 2007 at 1:29 PM
Spirit Fox: the mod already does 5 children. The ten grandchildren want should only roll up for grandparents with two (or more) children, so it is still a hard want to fulfill, but no longer an impossible one :-)

sh0uriki: I have not touched the lifetime want, as you can only have one LTW mod in any given game install. Unlike a wants mod, LTW mods work differently in Seasons and pre-Seasons games, too. So it would break compatibility with older XPs if I included it.
Squinge at the inSimenator forum already has an excellent mod which lowers LTW requirements, including the grandchildren one.
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