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Cats Hunt Roaches

by Charity Posted 19th Mar 2014 at 6:49 PM - Updated 8th Apr 2014 at 12:51 PM by Charity
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I loved the hunt interaction for cats in Sims 1 and I was disappointed that they didn't get something similar in Sims 2 (too few pet interactions overall, but anyway ...). While expressing this dissatisfaction on the 'Hacks I'd like to see' thread, shortly after posting Phaenoh posted offering to help anyone who wanted to try and make any of the mods reality. Well, that was just demanding that I take the opportunity!

This mod will allow your cats to hunt those pesky roaches that hang around causing disease and frustration amongst your sims. The action is autonomous and appeals to the cat's fun motive. It raises fun and lowers hygiene (for playing with filthy roaches).





Thanks to my RL dog and her revolting habits there is also an option for non finicky dogs and cats to eat the dead roaches. It raises hunger and lowers hygiene and removes the dead roaches so your sims don't have to clean them up. I copied the animations from the pet food bowl, but decided that it was a little too disgusting to allow toddlers to chow down as well (even though I'm sure that there are RL toddlers who would totally eat bugs).



This mod overrides the 'Roaches' object, but shouldn't interfere with any of the human sims' interactions with the roaches. It may conflict with any other mod that also affects the 'Roaches' object.

I just discovered that Sunni has made a buyable rat object at Plumbbob Keep that functions in the same way as the roaches and she has a Pets version that she added the cat interactions to! I know there were some people in the comments craving rats instead of roaches, so you can run over and grab it here.

Number of roach spawns I managed to get on one lot after it had been trashed for testing for quite some time: 15 (although I may not have counted some. I swear the maid cleaned up more than 15 after I called the exterminators).

Apologies to: My sims, who spent many miserable hours locked in the house or having their desperate spray actions cancelled so they didn't kill off my hard earned roaches. Much crying, flu and environmental frustration was experienced. Also to my pets, who, due to me randomly adopting to get more pet variety for testing, ended up spending all their non testing time either fighting or running away (I had three highly aggressive pets and one cowardly. At one point they had all run away).



In memory of: Denny and Kirby, my two elder testers, who died shortly after I finished the testing (I'm sorry, Kirby, for taking such bad care of you that you died while run away).

Thanks to: Phaenoh, who held my hand throughout the entire thing and gave me tons of advice/tutorials/testing/fixing screw ups/answering stupid questions! I could not have even started it without her and she stuck with me all the way through what ended up taking probably far longer than it should have due to my ineptitude! I cannot thank her enough!

And thanks to Balin (pictured above, rolling in pee), the wolf who kept hanging around annoying me by barking at the door, but was forgiven when he autonomously proved that visitors to the lot could eat roaches too.

Additional Credits:
Assorted people: maybesomethingdunno, Echo, Mootilda, Nysha, HugeLunatic and mustluvcatz, who helped me on the boards when both Phaenoh and I were out of ideas.
Tags: #roaches, #hunt, #cat

Type: Object Mods

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Sims 2 Pets
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Mad Poster
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#2 Old 19th Mar 2014 at 7:48 PM
This is so awesome, I love it! Thanks for sharing :-)
Lab Assistant
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#3 Old 19th Mar 2014 at 7:52 PM
That's so neat! Thank you
Field Researcher
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#4 Old 19th Mar 2014 at 8:39 PM
Extremely clever!
Test Subject
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#5 Old 19th Mar 2014 at 8:45 PM
Oh, this is indeed an improvement for the game! If only now someone made rats/mice a default replacement for roaches:)
Not actually evil.
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#6 Old 19th Mar 2014 at 9:13 PM
One of those things I didn't know I needed until I saw it. Must have this!
Instructor
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#7 Old 19th Mar 2014 at 11:11 PM
Would love to have this for dogs as well, My dog chases and eats bugs, so that would be cool if you'd do a dogs one as well. But I love this.
Test Subject
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#8 Old 19th Mar 2014 at 11:46 PM
This is amazing! It's wonderful to see creators making these exceptional mods!
Instructor
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#9 Old 20th Mar 2014 at 12:39 AM
I am speechless. And beside myself with glee! Thanks so much for this. Yet another thing I suddenly cannot live without. Amazing!
Lab Assistant
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#10 Old 20th Mar 2014 at 1:12 AM
Fantastic idea!!! Creative, goofy, and I simply must have it. I cannot wait to see it in action! Thank you. RIP, Kirby.
Needs Coffee
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#11 Old 20th Mar 2014 at 3:07 AM
Wonderful! Something I didn't know I needed until I saw it.
Test Subject
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#12 Old 20th Mar 2014 at 5:29 AM
Totally cool! Sorry your Sims had to go through the biological warfare though....
Lab Assistant
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#13 Old 20th Mar 2014 at 1:02 PM
Thanks!
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
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#14 Old 20th Mar 2014 at 2:50 PM
So glad to see this up! You did a great job.
Scholar
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#15 Old 20th Mar 2014 at 5:02 PM
Why is this NOT a featured upload?
Thank you so much"" Saves me having to call the exterminator when I have Tufty on hand!
Mad Poster
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#16 Old 20th Mar 2014 at 5:03 PM
Oh, my God! This is wonderful! All my grouchy and Romance and sloppy sims must have cats from now on!
Field Researcher
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#17 Old 20th Mar 2014 at 5:48 PM
Win! Thanks a bunch for this! Now if there was just a way to combine the best of TS1 & TS2 together into one amazing mass of awesomeness my simming life would be complete...

...but until that day arrives I will happily make do with these amazing TS2 mods. Thanks again!
Theorist
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#18 Old 20th Mar 2014 at 6:25 PM
Wonderful - well done!
Theorist
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#19 Old 21st Mar 2014 at 1:07 AM
Fantastic! Thank you.
The Great AntiJen
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#20 Old 21st Mar 2014 at 1:38 AM
Excellent idea - thank you.
Lab Assistant
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#21 Old 21st Mar 2014 at 3:40 AM
wonderful! I have a slobby family that lives in a trailer. Roaches happen. They have a cat. Perfection.
Test Subject
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#22 Old 21st Mar 2014 at 5:54 AM
Now if you can just add the toddlers interaction...

http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=100169
Mad Poster
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#23 Old 21st Mar 2014 at 3:08 PM
What a "neat" thing!!!!
That is awesome..thanks :)
Test Subject
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#24 Old 21st Mar 2014 at 8:07 PM
this is great! my RL cats eat spiders and the occasional wasp, so i cannot pass up this mod! ;)
do you have plans for any other pet mods?
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#25 Old 22nd Mar 2014 at 4:18 AM
My cat jasmine loved to eat bees and bugs...yuck! but this seems like a nice, tidy, and even realistic way of getting rid of those pesky roaches. I can't wait to try it in my game!
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