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Don't Wash Dishes Where You Angry Poop

by scumbumbo Posted 15th Nov 2017 at 8:45 AM - Updated 21st Feb 2019 at 11:57 PM by scumbumbo : Updated for Feb 21, 2019 game patch
312 Comments / replies (Who?) - 7 Feedback Posts, 18 Thanks Posts
Updated 02-21-2019 --- Updated for the February 21, 2019 game patch (1.50.67) to add some changes which will be required for the next game pack.

Companion Mod If you like this mod, you will probably also want to get the Don't Prep Food Where You Angry Poop mod.

Update - There is now a Default Enabled version available for download. If you switch from one version to the other remember to remove the old mod's script (the package files are identical between versions).

Description

This mod allows you to set individual sinks on any lot to enable or disable dish washing at that sink. Since it uses a script to setup the object states for the sinks, it should be compatible with any sinks in the game (even from expansion packs I don't have).

After installation, the default for sinks on all lots will be to NOT allow dishes to be washed at that sink (UPDATE: there is now a Default Enabled version for download). Simply click on any sink and choose Enable Dish Washing to allow Sims to wash dishes at that sink. The setting is saved along with the save game as it uses a standard object state to remember the setting.

I chose this approach for this mod as I often use what would typically be considered a "kitchen" sink on cabinets in a bathroom, and sometimes vice-versa. Instead, the player is allowed to select what sinks should be used. Again, the default is to not allow dish washing. If no sinks are enabled on a lot, Sims will instead simply throw away the dishes in the trash.

Note for users of SCAM Autonomy must be on for the dish washing interactions on the sink in order for this to work. If you wish to turn off autonomy for dish washing, turn off the clean autonomy on the dishes themselves. Turning off dish washing autonomy on the sink will make Sims unable to find an appropriate sink that you have enabled for dish washing.

Removing the mod will return sink behaviour to normal and allow Sims to wash dishes at any sink.

Installation Instructions and Compatibility

To install, unzip the two files contained in the download file into your game's mod folder. It can be placed in a sub-folder if desired. It uses a script, so the mod cannot be installed more than one sub-folder deep.

This mod was written and tested on Windows for The Sims 4 version 1.44.77.1020 (June 19, 2018). It should be compatible with any stuff or game packs and most other mods.

The package for this mod overrides the autonomous dish washing interactions for sinks. Any other mod which alters these resources will conflict with this mod:
  • S4_E882D22F_00000000_00000000000037A0 (sink_washDishes)
  • S4_E882D22F_00000000_00000000000037A2 (sink_washSingleDish)
  • S4_E882D22F_00000000_000000000001870D (sink_washDish_After_Eat_Counter)
  • S4_E882D22F_00000000_0000000000012485 (sink_washDish_After_Eat)
  • S4_E882D22F_00000000_0000000000018708 (sink_washDishes_Counter)

The game's object tunings are overriden in the script, which allows it to be compatible with other mods that override those objects. In addition, it will automatically adapt to new game packs that add additional sinks without requiring further additions to the package. All sinks which are found to contain the sink_washSingleDish are patched with the required object states to enable or disable sink washing and remember your settings.

The script uses features of the game that have been stable for years and are not likely to break in future patches.

This mod uses the ts4script file format for the script portion of the mod and cannot be installed automatically with a mod manager (until a mod manager is updated to support these files). To install the mod manually, extract both the package and ts4script files from the download into your mods folder.

Script mods must be enabled in your game options for this mod to work properly.

Nobody's bought me a Mac yet, so until I hear from someone who tries it out, I can only assume it will work on a Mac. I don't know of any reason why it wouldn't work.

Additional Credits
  • Kuree and all the others at Sims4Group who have put together the S4PE tool
  • Deaderpool for figuring out how to modify tuning at game load
  • As always, Scripthoge for writing the script "injector" routines
  • And of course big thanks to the translators:
    • Egureh - Chinese translation
    • Serenidy - Brazilian Portuguese translation
    • Pawlq - Polish translation

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

Sims 4
Built with Game Version: 1.50.67
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
DontWashDishesWhereYouAngryPoop_DefaultEnabled.zip | Default Enabled version for game patch 1.47.49 (Nov 13, 2018)

Size: 23.3 KB · Downloads: 43,185 · 21st Feb 2019
23.3 KB 43,185 21st Feb 2019
DontWashDishesWhereYouAngryPoop.zip | Mod version for game patch 1.47.49 (Nov 13, 2018)

Size: 23.2 KB · Downloads: 56,121 · 21st Feb 2019
23.2 KB 56,121 21st Feb 2019
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:
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\

Need more information?
  • 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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Test Subject
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#2 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 8:56 AM
Very useful! Thanks!
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#3 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 9:39 AM
Love it. Thank you.
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#4 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 10:13 AM
Bravo !!!
Test Subject
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#5 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 10:13 AM
At laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaast. This has been bugging me since launch.
Lab Assistant
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#6 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 10:17 AM
Absolutely brilliant!!!!!!!! Now my sims won't steal the bread from their own mouths by autonomously washing dirty dishes instead of using the excellent Nanocan.
Test Subject
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#7 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 12:52 PM
Amazing mod. Thank you!
Test Subject
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#8 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 1:11 PM
I love the name of this mod!
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#9 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 1:28 PM
Hmm. Would this possibly help be a way around the Parenthood glitch where if you learn the responsible trait you 'wash' dishes repeatedly that aren't there? Say like, don't have any sinks set to it lol I miss having sinks in my house. My bathrooms look weird without them.
Field Researcher
#10 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 2:48 PM
Finally, thank you. My stupid Sims never choose a right sink when there's no dishwasher on the lot.
And Chinese translations for strings:
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
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#11 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 3:49 PM
I enjoy seeing your mod names so much lol. Thanks for this!
Field Researcher
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#12 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 5:35 PM
thank you..my sims often ignore 3 sinks on ground floor and carry plates up 2 lots of stairs to a sink in some small out of the way bathroom!
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#13 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 5:42 PM
Thank you so much! So tired of my sims ridiculousness in this simple task! Love your mods!
Test Subject
#14 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 6:49 PM
Yes. This is brilliant; no more washing the dishes in the bathroom!!
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#15 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 6:57 PM
Thank you, thank you thank you, thank you ! Did I already say thank you ? Anyway, one more time : thank you !
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#16 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 7:04 PM
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Originally Posted by egureh
Finally, thank you. My stupid Sims never choose a right sink when there's no dishwasher on the lot.
And Chinese translations for strings:

Thanks for the translation, Egureh!
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#17 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 7:35 PM
Thank you for another Quality of Life Mod. The quality of whose life you ask??? MINE!! It drove me stark raving loony, when they wash their dishes in the freaking bathroom sink. ( Ok...ok.. breathe.)
Scholar
#18 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 8:02 PM
The mod works great, but I think the disable/enable menu is inverted. When I loaded the lot, I clicked on the kitchen sink and got the 'enable dish washing', but the sim went to the bathroom sink to clean the dishes. So on a hunch I flipped it, enabled on the bathroom sink and disabled on the kitchen sink, and voilá this time she washed the dishes in the kitchen sink instead.

So be it. Move. ~Jason Bourne
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#19 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 8:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Apsalar
The mod works great, but I think the disable/enable menu is inverted.

It should be correct - the menu items are actions, so seeing "Enable Dish Washing" means that dish washing is currently disabled and clicking will change it to enabled.
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#20 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 8:10 PM
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Originally Posted by scumbumbo
It should be correct - the menu items are actions, so seeing "Enable Dish Washing" means that dish washing is currently disabled and clicking will change it to enabled.

Yes, that's what I got - when I first clicked on the kitchen sink it said "Enable dish washing", I clicked it so after it said "disable dish washing", sim went to the bathroom sink that was by default disabled, I swapped the settings, sim went to kitchen sink, as in when I click on the kitchen sink so it says "enable dish washing" the sim goes to the kitchen sink.

So be it. Move. ~Jason Bourne
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#21 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 8:17 PM
Nice mod (interesting name XD ), Kind of on the fence about using it since you say sinks are disabled on all lots, which makes visiting different locations a little bit of a headache, have to remember which lots you've gone to and enabled a sink for washing XD Still, it's a useful mod since Maxis has no idea how to properly designate sinks for washing stuff in. Kind of makes you wish they'd add a "dish washing sink" option kind of like how beds have the claim option.
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#22 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 8:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Tysakasa
Nice mod (interesting name XD ), Kind of on the fence about using it since you say sinks are disabled on all lots, which makes visiting different locations a little bit of a headache, have to remember which lots you've gone to and enabled a sink for washing XD

Just for clarification - Only washing dishes at a sink is disabled by default - everything else will still work normally, Sims can wash their hands, brush teeth, get a drink of water, etc.
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#23 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 9:47 PM
Thanks, I got so fed up with them using the bathroom sink to do it that I deleted it!
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#24 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 10:00 PM
Big thanks! I will remove my no-wash-dish-autonomy mod and use this instead.
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#25 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 11:08 PM
genius, very useful!
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