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Hidden interactions enabled

by gummilutt Posted 10th Jan 2016 at 4:18 PM - Updated 20th Feb 2016 at 2:43 AM by gummilutt
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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.
I'm very excited about the mods I have for you today. One of the reasons many of us think Sims 2 is such a great game, is the attention to detail in the coding. The personality-based behaviors and little quirks that you might discover after playing the game for many years make this game stand out. There's always something we haven't seen yet.

Among these great things, are hidden interactions that Sims may perform autonomously but that the player can't see or direct them to do. I think that's a shame, because it means a lot of players might not get to see them and they only show up rarely which means you don't get to enjoy them as much. While you can unhide them by the use of a cheat, it's not the safest thing to do and it unhides all hidden menu options, not just the ones you want.

As a safer and more player-friendly alternative, I have created three global mods that unlock some of these great interactions. The interactions included are snooze, window washing, and sliding on banisters. Sliding on banisters is a M&G interaction and requires M&G, the other two are from base-game.

Because each one is a separate mod, this thread contains a lot of information. To make it a bit less visually overwhelming, I will hide each mod-description under spoiler tags. Be sure you read through it all to know what you are getting though!

I'm very proud of these, as they are the most complicated things I've done so far. I couldn't have done it without BoilingOil though, so if you like this creation make sure you send a thankful thought to him for all his help. Perhaps go check out his creations?

For part two, click here.

What is this?
This is a set of three global mods that unlock hidden interactions that are normally only performed autonomously. They allow you to see the interaction in pie menu (see more exact details under each mod) and direct your Sim to perform them.


Window washing

Frequently asked questions
This mod does not work! I don't get any wash window interactions
Are you sure the windows are dirty? The interaction only appears on windows that are considered dirty by the game. See the information above for more details.

If you are sure your windows are dirty, are you using the Only Neat version? If you do, does your Sim have enough neat points for the interaction to be available?

The interaction just falls out of queue and nothing happens!
Your Sim must be in the same room as the window for this interaction to work. That's how it was coded by EA, and this mod does not change the interaction itself, it only enables it. Tell your Sim to walk to the room with the windows, and then direct your Sim to wash them.

Sliding down on banisters

Want them enabled but not autonomous?
It didn't occur to me when making this that someone might not want them to be autonomous, because they never happen autonomously in my game. Because there are already 8 mods in this, I don't want to go around making no autonomy versions and make it even more confusing to pick. However, if anyone would like one of these with the autonomy disabled, you are very welcome to request it and I'll make it for you.

Credits and thanks
A big massive thank you to BoilingOil for all his help on this project. Without him this probably wouldn't have been finished, and it would certainly not have come out as nicely as it did. I'm very grateful to have someone I can ask questions when I get stuck, with enough patience to deal with me If you would like to check out his many great creations, you can find them at Leefish.

A thank you to Phaenoh who reminded me that window washing exists. I had totally forgotten about it and might have forgotten to include it had she not mentioned it. Our conversations also got me thinking about autonomy, and reminded me that I needed to make sure the autonomy of these interactions was preserved.

A big thank you to joandsarah who helped me test this when I was having problems, which helped me find the problems and fix them. She was also a great help in remembering what hidden interactions there are. I wasn't able to figure all of them out, but I'll keep trying and one day they may see daylight

The creators of the CC that can be seen in the screenshots. If anyone wants to know where something specific came from, I can try to find out
Purple dreads worn by Amy sliding down spiral stair is by Nouk, found here. Amy is wearing Roman Ninja pants by CatOfEvilGenius, found here.
Brown braid worn by Emma washing windows, is also by Nouk, found here.

      Object Mods: Object Interaction Mods (things that change how sims interact with objects or their environment, like "Multi-owner door" or "sunbathe anywhere")

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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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.

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Mad Poster
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#2 Old 10th Jan 2016 at 4:19 PM
If you use one of Rebecah's mods that enable toddlers, puppies and kittens to use stairs, you won't have the option of sliding down the banister on set straight stairs. This is because the interaction came with M&G, and Rebecah did not update her mod to include it.

Fortunately Rebecah has a very kind and generous policy allowing her work to be edited. I have updated her mod M&G. If you want stair sliding to be available, you need to get my fix and let it overwrite Rebecah's original.

Rebecah has a toddler only version, and one that works for toddlers and pets. Download the fix for the version you use.
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#3 Old 10th Jan 2016 at 5:30 PM
Nice work. Thanks for thinking of the Neat and Playful sims, as those are the DL's I took. And love the Snoozed one as well! Thanks for Sharing Gummilutt!
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#4 Old 10th Jan 2016 at 6:19 PM
Very useful, really surprised no one has thought of this before! Thanks so much for updating Rebecah's mod for this, too, very thoughtful of you!
#5 Old 10th Jan 2016 at 6:28 PM
What fun! Zzzzzzzzz... Wheeeeee!
Mad Poster
#6 Old 10th Jan 2016 at 7:19 PM
Thank you to you and everyone who helped - I think this is a totally stunning idea (forgot about the window washing myself, have not seen it in years). I am pretty sure this will simply increase the fun.
Field Researcher
#7 Old 10th Jan 2016 at 8:16 PM
Great mod, thank you! I especially like the ability to direct our Sims to snooze. I have always wanted to do that!
Mad Poster
#8 Old 10th Jan 2016 at 8:43 PM
WOAH!!! Coolness :) I can't wait to see these in game - Thanks!
#9 Old 10th Jan 2016 at 9:59 PM
I have been playing The Sims 2 a little over 10 years and there is ALWAYS something new for me to discover every time I play and I discovered a lot of things. This mod is one of those new things, about hidden interactions, and gets me excited. Thanks for bringing it to the surface.
#10 Old 10th Jan 2016 at 10:28 PM Last edited by HugeLunatic : 11th Jan 2016 at 2:39 PM. Reason: read site rules
This is brilliant, I have been waiting with bated breath for you to upload it. Thank you for all the time and effort you have put into this and thanks to BoilingOil, Phaenoh & joandsarah as well.

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You can also find more of my work at Leefish and Plumb Bob Keep
Constant Contestant
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#11 Old 10th Jan 2016 at 10:30 PM Last edited by Karen Lorraine : 10th Jan 2016 at 10:54 PM.
Great mod, thank you, gummilutt!

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#12 Old 10th Jan 2016 at 11:08 PM
Look hard for Wait for Food if you're ever able to, please

In the meantime, I will certainly be having fun with these! Thank you so much - I've been needing this since forever.
#13 Old 10th Jan 2016 at 11:50 PM
Thank you for all your work on these, Boiling Oil for helping and your testers for testing! (:

I use a mod for no cleaning windows as the autonomy on it was annoying. If anyone has a problem with that mod not working, they may have the no cleaning mod conflicting, not sure if it does or not.

Do these mods also include YA? I assume they would if available at adult, just not sure.
Needs Coffee
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#14 Old 10th Jan 2016 at 11:59 PM
It's up yah! Great work. I was glad to help.

"I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives." - Unknown
~Call me Jo~
Mad Poster
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#15 Old 11th Jan 2016 at 12:13 AM
Thank you everyone for the kind comments. I'm so glad you all like it

Duine, do you have a link to that mod? I'd like to see if it conflicts or not, it depends on how it's done. If it conflicts I could make a compatible no autonomy mod, if you'd like. YAs count as adults, so they can window wash and snooze, but not slide on stairs. I'm sorry, I should have written that in the main post

Kankritty, I can try but no promises I'm also trying to figure out the tuck in interaction for normal beds, but it's proving difficult so far.
#16 Old 11th Jan 2016 at 12:22 AM
wow! I've seen the banister and snooze but not the window washing so tis will be a nice addition for me. Plus I could do the homeless challenge with the snooze! Thanks so much! (btw, where did you get the purple pigtail hair?)
Turquoise Dragon
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#17 Old 11th Jan 2016 at 12:23 AM
YES! Thank you!
#18 Old 11th Jan 2016 at 1:02 AM
How fantastic is this? Thank you for sharing your mods, gummilutt. :)
Needs Coffee
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#19 Old 11th Jan 2016 at 1:22 AM
Congratulations on your first pick!
Mad Poster
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#20 Old 11th Jan 2016 at 1:38 AM Last edited by gummilutt : 11th Jan 2016 at 1:56 AM.
Thank you jo. I don't quite feel I deserve it any more, as I looked into it after DezzyBoos post and it seems all of these already existed. Not exactly in the shape I offer, but they did exist. Squinge made versions of window washing, and stair sliding. I will be editing the main post to include links and information about his versions. But hopefully this is still useful to someone I'm still proud that I managed to make this, and I learned a lot of useful things, so even if it might have repeating something that exists I'm glad I did it.

DezzyBoo, the hairstyle is called Dreadfalls, and it's by Nouk. You can find it at Simscave. Where did you see snooze? I'd be very grateful for a link so I can compare with my version.

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#21 Old 11th Jan 2016 at 1:57 AM
Well done, Gummilutt. And thanks for your kind words and the links back. Now I'm not planning on downloading any of the mods offered here, because I think my sims do these things often enough on their own, or even too often for my taste, so I don't need to help them. But from the response you're getting, I can clearly see that some really *do* want this stuff.

So congratulations on the completion of this project ;-)
Needs Coffee
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#22 Old 11th Jan 2016 at 3:14 AM
Yours has offered variety, an update to Bek's mod and you are around in case of any issues, those are all worth a lot.
#23 Old 11th Jan 2016 at 3:17 AM
Originally Posted by Karen Lorraine
Great mod, thank you, gummilutt!

Please read the site rules regarding posting

I'm sorry hun, I will concede that I should have clicked thanks instead of advanced (which I went to so I could add an emoticon), however, I did not say "should be featured" I said "it was worthy of a picked upload if not a feature".

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You can also find more of my work at Leefish and Plumb Bob Keep
Mad Poster
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#24 Old 11th Jan 2016 at 3:26 AM
Originally Posted by joandsarah77
Yours has offered variety, an update to Bek's mod and you are around in case of any issues, those are all worth a lot.

Yes, I suppose you're right about that Thanks for reminding me about Bek's mod, I forgot to mention that Squinge conflicts with hers and you can only use one of them. Squinge adds sliding for adults and elders, but one will have to pick between toddlers/pets being able to use the stairs and adults/elders sliding. I suppose my version can be a good compromise for those who want Rebecah's mod

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#25 Old 11th Jan 2016 at 3:57 AM
I for one am very grateful for an update to Bek's mod, would not be without it.
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