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Maid No 'Fake' Actions (1.17.7)

by Shimrod101 Posted 29th Dec 2014 at 11:09 AM - Updated 17th May 2016 at 7:08 PM by Shimrod101 : Updated for 1.17.7
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The V2 version of this mod updates the Maid files for the 1.15, 1.16 and 1.17 patches. The maid functionality is the same as described below. The mailman portion of the mod is discontinued since the mailman functions fine in the vanilla game now. The V2 mod uses these files:
AwayAction_TidyUp_AFADAC48_00000000_00000000000124E0.xml
ServiceNpc_Maid_9CC21262_00000000_0000000000003E33.xml

This mod eliminates the 'fake actions' from the Maid and Mailman where they don't actually show up but the message is received that the mail was delivered, house was cleaned, or whatever. The maid and mailman will show up always when using this mod; if your sims are not home, they wait until someone is home.

Mailman: The mailman's working hours are set from 8am to 10am, so they are required to show up early in the morning. The bills are almost always delivered shortly after 8 on Tuesday in my current game, but the mailcarrier sometimes skips this day and appears with the bills on Wednesday. The mailcarrier is not required to show up or walk past your house every day, but they should show up every day if they have stuff to deliver.

The mailman is enabled 7 days a week, if all your sims are at work early in the morning from Monday through Saturday so no one is ever home, the mailcarrier will deliver the bills on Sunday (last day of the week).

Maid: The maid's working hours are lenghtened until late at night, so the one-shot maid will function similar to the Pizza Delivery; when you call on the phone at 12 noon or 4pm or 9 in the evening or 2am (or whenever) the maid will arrive around 10 minutes afterwards; there is no message that the maid will arrive tomorrow morning. At approximately 4am in the middle of the night is too late to call; they will then wait for the morning and appear shortly after 7am.

The permanent maid will arrive shortly after 7am every day, 7 days a week are also enabled on the maids. I have set this so early so that the maid can arrive at the home before everyone goes to work or school, in most cases. If no one is home at 7am, the maid will appear shortly after someone arrives back home and the lot is active, regardless of whether this is at 12 noon or 4pm or 9 in the evening.

Unzip the file and use the .package file in the Mods folder or subfolder.

Mod uses these XML files:
AwayAction_TidyUp_AFADAC48_00000000_00000000000124E0.xml
mailman_situation_FBC3AEEB_00000000_0000000000003F3D.xml
ServiceNpc_Maid_9CC21262_00000000_0000000000003E33.xml
ServiceNpc_Mailman_9CC21262_00000000_0000000000003E34.xml
sims.bills_03B33DDF_00000000_9E6855238398DE94.xml

Additional Credits:
Created with the use of s4pe by Kuree and Sims4Group, and the Sims4XML Extractor by velocitygrass. And the Sims 4 XML Extractor by scumbumbo.
Tags: #maid mailman

Type: Other

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 4
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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ShimrodMaidNoFakeActions_V2.zip

Size: 1.5 KB · Downloads: 9,778 · 17th May 2016
1.5 KB 9,778 17th May 2016
ShimrodMaidMailmanNoFakeActions.zip

Size: 3.8 KB · Downloads: 26,634 · 29th Dec 2014
3.8 KB 26,634 29th Dec 2014
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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 29th Dec 2014 at 11:24 AM
Thank you so much for this!
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#3 Old 29th Dec 2014 at 12:44 PM
Wow! If this works as advertised, you are my hero! Amazing! You should work for EA! (Oh, sorry. Didn't mean to insult you.) Thanks for your hard work on this awesome mod, and for sharing it with us! Sweet!
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#4 Old 29th Dec 2014 at 1:08 PM
Thanks!!!
Mad Poster
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#5 Old 29th Dec 2014 at 1:22 PM
another awesome idea. thanks!
Mad Poster
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#6 Old 29th Dec 2014 at 2:21 PM
Ah, so that's what they look like! Thanks Shimrod!
Mad Poster
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#7 Old 29th Dec 2014 at 2:22 PM
LOL @ MadameButterfly.

Thank you x 3! If there is anything that is quite annoying is not seeing any of the service people. Never know if my sim wants to meet them. :D
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#8 Old 29th Dec 2014 at 3:05 PM
Thank you so very much for this great mod!
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#9 Old 29th Dec 2014 at 3:36 PM
Thank you so much
Lab Assistant
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#10 Old 29th Dec 2014 at 4:28 PM
Thank
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#11 Old 29th Dec 2014 at 5:02 PM
thank you
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#12 Old 29th Dec 2014 at 9:05 PM
THANK YOU SO MUCH! :)
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#13 Old 29th Dec 2014 at 9:05 PM
Is the mailperson suppose to walk in the house and never leave? LOL, I was starting a new family and after I started playing the household, mail lady came up to the house (there's no mail, just started family) walked in and will not leave.

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#14 Old 29th Dec 2014 at 9:13 PM
The mailwoman screenied has never walked into the house in my game, no. So I've never seen it happen.

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#15 Old 29th Dec 2014 at 9:19 PM
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Originally Posted by lewisb40
Is the mailperson suppose to walk in the house and never leave? LOL, I was starting a new family and after I started playing the household, mail lady came up to the house (there's no mail, just started family) walked in and will not leave.


In my case, at least, when this happened with a townie it was due to a glitch on EA's part that caused my "Residential Lot" to become a "Generic Lot". Changing it back to "Residential Lot" fixed the problem. You might check to see if this is true in your case.
Mad Poster
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#16 Old 29th Dec 2014 at 9:56 PM
Most excellent! Thank you for this necessary fix!
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#17 Old 29th Dec 2014 at 9:56 PM
Most excellent! Thank you for this necessary fix!
Test Subject
#18 Old 30th Dec 2014 at 12:12 AM
This is a great mod. I just have one question. Since when are there maids in Sims 4? I've never seen the option to call for a maid on my Sims' phones.
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#19 Old 30th Dec 2014 at 12:13 AM
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Originally Posted by LonnieX
In my case, at least, when this happened with a townie it was due to a glitch on EA's part that caused my "Residential Lot" to become a "Generic Lot". Changing it back to "Residential Lot" fixed the problem. You might check to see if this is true in your case.


Yeah, just recognized that when I went back in the game. WTF? I built the house myself on the lot and it was labeled as Residential. Now when I place lots, the lot doesn't have a venue tag. What is going on with this game?

That is what I am coming back to post, my mistake, no problems with the mod. Darn it!

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#20 Old 30th Dec 2014 at 12:17 AM
one thing i dont understand and that's why in the world are they not jobs you are able to have it's so lame and samething wtih the bar jobs
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#21 Old 30th Dec 2014 at 1:13 AM
Thanks! I'd stopped hiring the stupid maids as I got thoroughly fed up with getting charged for a maid visit everytime I loaded up a lot only to find the game didn't even bother to clean the lot. I've got a few households that could desperately use a maid and now I can hire one again.
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#22 Old 30th Dec 2014 at 2:09 AM
Thanks so much!! It's so frustrating when maids never show :'(.
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#23 Old 30th Dec 2014 at 4:21 AM
Thank you so much! I have NEVER seen my maid!
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#24 Old 30th Dec 2014 at 5:35 AM
This mod is fantastic!! Thank you, Shimrod!!!
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#25 Old 30th Dec 2014 at 10:39 PM
Thanks so much. I love this mod
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