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Harvesting for Children

by plasticbox Posted 25th Jan 2016 at 8:11 AM - Updated 28th Jan 2016 at 1:33 PM by plasticbox
51 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 21 Thanks Posts
Custom interactions + script that enable harvesting for children. They will use the generic Swipe animation for it, which is pretty similar to the harvesting one, except that it has a different sound and no prop.

Update 2016-01-28: Added the ability for children to talk to plants. They need at least 2 Creative and 4 Social skill for that; the interaction builds Social skill. Affects the same plants as below (i.e. not the lettuce -- for that you also need to have the current test version from the comments).





Does not override anything so it should be pretty collision-safe. The script adds the interactions to the base game harvestable plants, plus the orange tree from this thread (not the lettuce, because that has its own harvesting interactions -- they are now available for children too, but you don't need this mod for that).

Installation: Unzip the folder and put it in /Mods. It contains two files -- one .package and one .ts4script --; you need both.


XML Extractor, Notepad++, Python 3.3, s4pe.

The injector script is by scripthoge.

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
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pbox_kindergarden.zip

Size: 16.8 KB · Downloads: 31,938 · 28th Jan 2016
16.8 KB 31,938 28th Jan 2016
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1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
Read the upload description for installation instructions. If nothing else is specified, do the following:
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\

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  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
  • Mod still not working? Make sure you have script mods enabled
 
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#2 Old 25th Jan 2016 at 10:58 AM
YAAAAYYYYYY!!!! YOU ARE AWESOME!! Awe man, wish I was at my computer right now, can't wait!! Thank you SOOOOOOO much! Thank you! Thank you!!!!
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#3 Old 25th Jan 2016 at 11:38 AM
Thank you, another useful mod!
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#4 Old 25th Jan 2016 at 12:22 PM
Wow, pbox has been really spoiling us recently! Thank you very much for your awesome mods.
Especially this one. Now I can send my Sim kids out to collect harvestables while the parents are busy.
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#5 Old 25th Jan 2016 at 12:50 PM
Is it wrong I read this as "Harvesting Children" at first glance?

Still, I'm glad someone made this. I've wanted to do a druid-type family for a while and it's hard to do that when anyone below the age of 13 can't even perform basic harvesting. Thanks~!
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#6 Old 25th Jan 2016 at 2:56 PM
You make the coolest mods... They truly make life easier for the game. Thank you so much for your creativity!
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#7 Old 25th Jan 2016 at 3:20 PM
This is pretty cool. Do they gain any skills from harvesting?
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#8 Old 25th Jan 2016 at 4:10 PM
This is awesome ...TY :)
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#9 Old 26th Jan 2016 at 12:07 AM
Just last night I was wishing for this functionality. You fulfill dreams we hardly have time to express. Thanks!
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#10 Old 26th Jan 2016 at 12:16 AM
Thanks for this! Love the file name.
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#11 Old 26th Jan 2016 at 4:21 AM
Excellent!
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#12 Old 26th Jan 2016 at 8:09 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by FizzMidnight
This is pretty cool. Do they gain any skills from harvesting?


Actually, I forgot to check XD (this mod is old as dust, I think I posted it in Feedback more than a year ago) -- they ought to gain a little bit of Motor skill, but I didn't pay attention whether that actually works since I had forgotten about it myself.

Stuff for TS2 · TS3 · TS4 | Please do not PM me with technical questions – we have Create forums for that.

In the kingdom of the blind, do as the Romans do.
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#13 Old 26th Jan 2016 at 3:16 PM
Great mod! I love what you did with the name, too. Very punny. :)
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#14 Old 26th Jan 2016 at 8:43 PM
Thank you.
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#15 Old 26th Jan 2016 at 11:12 PM
*applause* This was much needed in my game! No clue why EA believes children can't garden, or even harvest from plants. (They can't in Sims 3 either, IIRC.)
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#16 Old 27th Jan 2016 at 3:36 AM
I love your mods. So many of your mods are so useful, that I've had to make a Pbox folder just for them. Thanks for the wonderful contributions.
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#17 Old 27th Jan 2016 at 5:39 AM
[QUOTE=The Dashing Wario]Is it wrong I read this as "Harvesting Children" at first glance?QUOTE]

So did I!
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#18 Old 27th Jan 2016 at 5:41 AM
Thanks! Always love your mods. Keep up the good work!
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#19 Old 27th Jan 2016 at 9:35 PM
Pbox I love you and all your mods soooo much!!! :D Thank you!!! I have at least 18 of your mods, and it makes my game worth playing.
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#20 Old 27th Jan 2016 at 10:45 PM
Great mod. Why doesn't vanilla already do this, lol? Also, the name you used for the .zip is just spectacular: "kindergarden". So clever. Keep up the good work!
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#21 Old 28th Jan 2016 at 2:17 PM
Hey, this is brilliant as usual! I'm just wondering (double checking) that this mod doesn't conflict with the "kids can garden" mod by Arien Li? I've been using that one, and it's great, although there is "stretching and flying" of the children since they are using adult animations. Does your mod include the ability of children to plant gardens as well as harvest them? Thanks for your help!
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#22 Old 28th Jan 2016 at 3:35 PM
I dont know that Arien Li mod but from your description it sounds like they are overriding the original interactions to enable them for children (which will lead to broken animations like you describe). Techically this ought to be compatible since I'm not doing anything with the originals, but using both will likely result in having *two* interactions on the plants (mine and theirs) that you can't tell apart in game, depending on whether they recycle the game strings too or made their own. Not sure if that's what you want.

This mod includes exactly what it says on the tin. Currently that is harvesting and talking to plants. Please refer to the upload description for updates.

Stuff for TS2 · TS3 · TS4 | Please do not PM me with technical questions – we have Create forums for that.

In the kingdom of the blind, do as the Romans do.
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#23 Old 31st Jan 2016 at 6:03 PM
thanks can't wait to try this out
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#24 Old 2nd Feb 2016 at 12:39 PM
Thanks for the mod!
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#25 Old 3rd Feb 2016 at 4:36 AM
you *are* a mind-reader! another gem, THANKS! (been wanting this one for a while.)
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