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New Pet Genetics - No More Skinny Clones [UPDATE 5/12/2020: New Flavors!]

by LittleCheshire Posted 2nd Apr 2020 at 9:49 AM - Updated 22nd Jul 2020 at 9:15 PM by LittleCheshire
11 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 6 Thanks Posts
Hello everyone, this is my very first mod and I'm quite excited to share it will you all!
This mod gets rid of the skinny clones within your mother pet's litters.



Mod Information

I'm someone who plays with the Pets expansion a lot, and if you're like me you've noticed that when your pet has more than one kitten or puppy one of of the kittens or puppies is a skinnier clone of the other one, and after breeding your pets time and time again across playthroughs you kinda get tired of seeing it. Twins, triplets, or quadruplets in a litter are very possible but they don't happen constantly. Genetics are too diverse for that. Well, this mod was made to combat that problem! After this mod has been installed you will no longer get skinny clones of your kittens or puppies and when they grow up they'll no longer be a skinny mess that looks nothing like their parents.

However, I must tell you to be cautious when breeding pets with severely smushed in faces, pets with too small eyes, pets with too-small heads, or other such deformities as it will be very likely that the baby pets will inherit them and come out looking quite strange. Sometimes the pets born with these deformities will refuse to age up. For example, Babycakes Loveland has a very smushed in face and Mozart Miller has a strange facial structure, and by breeding them to each other and also different cats I found out that their offspring comes out very deformed, and although most of them will grow into themselves just fine sometimes they will keep these deformities when they grow up, if they grow up at all.


Update 5/12/2020: Flavors!

I have now added new flavors of this mod for those who want different chances of still getting the skinny baby pet body.

No More Skinny Clones: This version will get rid of the skinny clone pet body for good. There will be absolutely no chance of skinny clones of kittens or puppies within your litters.

Some Skinny Pets: This version will give you a 50% chance of getting skinny clones within your litters and a 50% chance of everyone in the litter being individuals.

A Chance Of Skinny Pets: This version will give you a 25% chance of getting skinny clones within your litters and a 25% chance of everyone in the litter being individuals.

Game Requirements

This mod requires you to have the Sims 3 Pets expansion, but that's pretty obvious.

Enjoy! Have fun breeding your beloved animals!
Tags: #pets, #cats, #dogs, #genetics, #clones

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 3 Pets
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LittleCheshire_PetGenetics_AChanceOfSkinnyPets.zip

Size: 3.8 KB · Downloads: 493 · 12th May 2020
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LittleCheshire_PetGenetics_SomeSkinnyPets.zip

Size: 3.8 KB · Downloads: 228 · 12th May 2020
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LittleCheshire_PetGenetics_NoMoreSkinnyClones.zip

Size: 3.8 KB · Downloads: 1,343 · 2nd Apr 2020
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Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).


Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


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11 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 6 Thanks Posts
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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 2nd Apr 2020 at 10:51 AM
thank you
Field Researcher
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#3 Old 2nd Apr 2020 at 4:27 PM
Wow, love this mod. Thank you!
Lab Assistant
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#4 Old 2nd Apr 2020 at 8:01 PM
This is exactly what I've been wanting, thank you!!
Test Subject
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#5 Old 3rd Apr 2020 at 5:52 PM
I've waited so long for this mod. Life saver!! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
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Test Subject
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#6 Old 10th May 2020 at 3:11 AM
Oh bless your soul. This is an issue that's been bothering me forever. Highly appreciated <3
Test Subject
#7 Old 16th Aug 2020 at 4:21 AM
When I downloaded it nothing seems to be happening. I downloaded no more skinny clones but I'm still receiving them. Any way to fix this issue? Does this mod conflict with any other mods? If so I'm sure that's the problem. I really hope I can get this to work, because this mod seems super cool!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#8 Old 20th Aug 2020 at 6:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Ploffzu
When I downloaded it nothing seems to be happening. I downloaded no more skinny clones but I'm still receiving them. Any way to fix this issue? Does this mod conflict with any other mods? If so I'm sure that's the problem. I really hope I can get this to work, because this mod seems super cool!


@Ploffzu
Hey! I just did some testing and the mod seems to work perfectly fine for me on my end. My suggestions:
  • Check to see if the mod is properly installed. It should be in your mod folder's packages folder.
  • Delete your game's caches before starting your game with the mod installed: Delete Cache Files
  • Start a new save/game with the mod installed to see if anything's changed.
  • As you said, the mod might be conflicting with something! This mod is a tuning mod and edits the PetPregnancy XML file, this will conflict with mods that also edit that XML.
Please let me know if this helps!

Oh c'mon. There better be a point to all this stress I'm under.
Test Subject
#9 Old 5th Jan 2021 at 2:06 AM
Is it possible to have a high chance of pets being individual (like 75%) and also to have a lower chance of them being identical but not always a skinny version (like 25%)? Cuz that would be perfect for me. If not I am all good with one of the other ones.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#10 Old 27th Jan 2021 at 3:52 PM
Finally! It's so disapointing breeding two pets that you've worked so hard on in CAS just for their offspring to be bland or near clones of one parent. I'm so happy to get some variety!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#11 Old 17th Mar 2021 at 8:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Crystaltail
Is it possible to have a high chance of pets being individual (like 75%) and also to have a lower chance of them being identical but not always a skinny version (like 25%)? Cuz that would be perfect for me. If not I am all good with one of the other ones.


Unfortunately, no. Or at least, not to my knowledge; with the way the game is programmed, "clones" i.e exactly identical puppies/kittens come from being the same "egg" as defined in the game's code and will always be skinny. However, I've noticed that even if you're using this mod sometimes there will be times where puppies/kittens in a litter can look very similar, so in theory you could get identical pets but they won't be skinny. Hope this answered your question!

Oh c'mon. There better be a point to all this stress I'm under.