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No More Autonomous Autograph Signing

by Amber Lokisdotter Posted 21st Jun 2013 at 6:55 PM - Updated 15th Jan 2018 at 8:45 AM by Amber Lokisdotter
23 Comments / replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 17 Thanks Posts
Updated 2018-01-14
Updated (finally!) for the changes made from Showtime. Will remove all Sim requests for autographs and cell phones. (I had to do that, to make it compatible with my "no autonomous cell phone picture taking" mod, because they use the same file.)

I'm sorry it took so long. I had honestly forgotten about this mod, because I always completely turn off the celebrity system in my own games.

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Have you ever queued up a bunch of actions with your Sim, suddenly to find all those actions stomped because some townie Sim decided to ask your Sim for his autograph? Are you tired of this happening to you all the time?

If you are, then this mod is for you.



If your Sim has a career or opportunity where you have to hold autograph sessions (not a rabbithole one, but a live one) and give out autographs, you will want to download the second (not the first) of the files that allows Autograph Sessions. It is possible that you may still get some random autograph requests, but they should be far fewer.

As far as I have seen this appears to work correctly. I haven't had another Sim interrupt any of my Sims in the past few weeks of playing with this mod. If anyone still has any situations where a townie autonomously asks one of your active Sims for an autograph, please let me know and I'll see if there are any more XML files that I might have missed. I do NOT have Showtime, so if there are Showtime situations that might cause an autonomous autograph situation, I wouldn't know if I missed it. Of course, chances are if you have a Showtime career, you wouldn't want to remove those autographs anyway.

Additional Credits:
The makers of S3PE, because without it, no XML mods could be made.
Twallan, because he's just an awesome modder, and because his NRAAS mods allow me to test things more thoroughly than I ever have could without them.

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Built with Game Version: 1.50
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NoAutographsExceptSessions_Amber.zip

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23 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 17 Thanks Posts
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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 21st Jun 2013 at 9:48 PM
Thank you
Lab Assistant
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#3 Old 22nd Jun 2013 at 12:43 AM
Thank you SO much. This was a major annoyance for me!
Test Subject
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#4 Old 22nd Jun 2013 at 1:54 AM
I'm about to download this now! Thanx a lot for this mod!!!!
Mad Poster
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#5 Old 22nd Jun 2013 at 2:06 AM
Love the mod, Amber Lokisdotter.
I made one of these too, but you uploaded yours here first
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#6 Old 22nd Jun 2013 at 6:58 AM
Thank you! You made a mod of my dream!
Field Researcher
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#7 Old 22nd Jun 2013 at 8:18 PM
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Originally Posted by daniandan
Love the mod, Amber Lokisdotter.
I made one of these too, but you uploaded yours here first

I actually made this several weeks ago, but wanted to test it thoroughly to make certain it actually worked. There are 4 XML and ITUN files involved, not just one. I think all of yours just involve one XML file. Had you uploaded that, it wouldn't have been complete.
Test Subject
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#8 Old 24th Jun 2013 at 12:06 PM
I notice several 1.50 mods are compatible with 1.55. Is this one?
Field Researcher
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#9 Old 24th Jun 2013 at 5:37 PM
Thanks a lot! :D
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#10 Old 26th Jun 2013 at 4:54 AM
Can You make a mod for no Autonomous using the juice kegger
Field Researcher
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#11 Old 28th Jun 2013 at 4:32 AM
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Originally Posted by JasonDayspring
I notice several 1.50 mods are compatible with 1.55. Is this one?

I don't know for certain, as I haven't been able to install the 1.55 patch yet. (I can't even play right now due to computer problems.) I don't THINK the autograph XML files would have changed in 1.55. If they haven't been changed, then this mod should still be fine.

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Originally Posted by KikkiandFriends
Can You make a mod for no Autonomous using the juice kegger

I might... if I knew what it was. Which expansion did it come with? The problem is that if it's an expansion I don't have, I can't test it or do screen shots. You need at least one screen shot in order to be allowed to post anything to MTS, even a tuning mod. It sounds like that would be a University option, and I don't have University, so it could be a little problematic. Sorry.

Maybe ask daniandan. He does a lot of tuning mods, and if he has University he could make it for you.
Test Subject
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#12 Old 29th Jun 2013 at 2:09 PM
This is a lifesaver! I always wanted this but I never knew how to make them myself and am now so intensely grateful :P
Test Subject
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#13 Old 5th Aug 2013 at 12:49 AM
Awesome, I'd been waiting for such a mod for years. Thank you!!
Test Subject
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#14 Old 11th Aug 2013 at 5:58 PM
I LOOOOOOOVVVVVEEE this! Been wanting something like this for a while now.
Field Researcher
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#15 Old 24th Aug 2013 at 6:22 AM
So so glad you made this mod. It's so annoying that all my queued up actions dissapear because they wanted my sims autugraph. You really made my day. Thank you so much.
Scholar
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#16 Old 27th Aug 2013 at 8:59 AM
Thanks for this My sim hasn't been able to do his firefighter job well because of those pesky coworkers who won't stop bothering him...
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 1st Sep 2013 at 6:34 PM
Thank thou so much for this one. So annoying when your sims actions get interrupted by autograph asking. Every time my sims orders a drink in a bar this autograph asking happens and he/she
never gets to have a drink.
Field Researcher
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#18 Old 5th Oct 2013 at 3:46 AM
I wanted to let everyone know that this doesn't seem to work 100% anymore. I installed University, and now my Sims occasionally get interrupted for autographs. It's not as bad as it was before this mod, but it does happen, which means there's another file that I need to include. If it's an XML file it's a little better hidden, so it may take some time before I can get it working all the way.

Not to say it doesn't work at all, just that if you do get occasionally interrupted by autographs, don't be completely shocked.
Test Subject
#19 Old 13th Nov 2013 at 2:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Amber Lokisdotter
I wanted to let everyone know that this doesn't seem to work 100% anymore. I installed University, and now my Sims occasionally get interrupted for autographs. It's not as bad as it was before this mod, but it does happen, which means there's another file that I need to include. If it's an XML file it's a little better hidden, so it may take some time before I can get it working all the way.

Not to say it doesn't work at all, just that if you do get occasionally interrupted by autographs, don't be completely shocked.

Ya I can't figure it out either. I have found this in the 'Celebrity_0xead90e377534fce8' , but it still doesn't work 100% when changing the variable to 0. Tho it is not as bad as i remember long time ago when you would get interrupted every 10 seconds.

Code:
 <kChanceAskForAutographVsSocialAfterPositiveReaction value="0.3">
      <!--Valid values: 0.0 to 1.0.  If we've decided the Sims will interact with each other (after reacting positively) and the celeb Sim is able to sign an autograph (i.e. in an appropriate career/level), this value is the chance the interaction is an 'Ask for Autograph' interaction.  On the other hand, 1.0 minus this value is the chance we choose a social (which will be randomly chosen from the list of socials specified in this tuning file).-->
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#20 Old 27th Dec 2013 at 2:04 AM
Thank you because of this mod, I don't have to yell at the Sims I accidentally signed an autograph to.
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#21 Old 17th Jan 2014 at 8:48 AM
you are a life saver... I hate so much all those annoying distractions that I actually opt out my family from the celebrity system just to avoid that. Thanks for the mod <3
Lab Assistant
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#22 Old 21st Aug 2014 at 10:31 PM
Out of curiosity, will this also make it so MY sims won't drop what they're doing to ASK for an autograph (and might your cell phone picture mod do the same)? He hates EVERYONE, so having him unavoidably gush over every celebrity he sees really irks me, lol!
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#23 Old 9th Feb 2015 at 5:33 PM
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Originally Posted by AyamePasse
Out of curiosity, will this also make it so MY sims won't drop what they're doing to ASK for an autograph (and might your cell phone picture mod do the same)? He hates EVERYONE, so having him unavoidably gush over every celebrity he sees really irks me, lol!

I think so. It lowers the chance for a Sim to do it autonomously. (I had tried to remove it completely, but there must be an XML somewhere also affects this that I haven't been able to find.) I changed the values for both player Sims and NPC Sims to 0, so your Sim shouldn't do it quite so often. As I said, it won't remove it completely because apparently one of the later patches added a new XML that i haven't been able to find that also pushes for autographs and cell phone picture taking, but it should remove MOST of those autonomous interactions, so being a celebrity (or having other celebrities in your world) won't be QUITE as annoying.
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#24 Old 28th Mar 2016 at 2:09 AM
Awesome. Thanks.