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The Hobby Mod ~ Version 3.2.2

by missyhissy Posted 17th Jun 2021 at 12:40 AM - Updated 9th Sep 2022 at 9:28 AM by missyhissy
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Compatible with Patch 1.91 ~ Big Update, Please Redownload

If you have an old version of the mod installed, please delete ALL the files before installing this one!

Updates
9th September 2022 ~ Version 3.2.2
~ Fixed an incorrect notification for Sims with the Sports Hobby when their need got low. Now it will show the Sports Hobby warning instead of the Science Hobby warning.
~ Fixed the 'Join A Bookclub' Want. It now completes properly after the Sim chooses to join the bookclub on the computer.
~ Updated The Hobby Hub pie menu to always show on the computer, regardless of how many interactions are available.

For older updates, please view The Hobby Mod Update History.

After the success of The Personality Mod, I set about creating something similar but a little different. That something is The Hobby Mod.
The Hobby Mod has gone through a few changes and this one is the biggest yet. I have completely re-written the upload page because, quite honestly, very little of the original writings has anything to do with the mod as it is today.

You Will Need:
  • Scumbumbo's XML Injector ~ This makes the traits show up in the reward store. Don’t worry; the XML Injector doesn’t add anything to your game, it just allows this mod to work as intended.
  • The Custom Wantss Mod ~ This is a loader mod for all my custom whims, so if you want my new custom-made wantss, you'll need to download this too. This isn’t essential but it does make for a better experience.

What Does It Do?

The Hobby Mod adds 14 Reward Traits to the game, for children through to elders. Each of these traits are inspired by the Hobby Tracks from Sims 2 Freetime, plus a few new categories to fit The Sims 4:
Arts and Crafts
Cuisine
Fashion & Beauty
Film and Literature
Fitness
Games
Learning & Discovery
Music and Dance
Nature
Paranormal
Science
Sports
Tinkering
Travel & Culture
You can read more about each Hobby in the mod by clicking the hobbies above.

These traits add a hidden need, or enthusiasm, to your Sim. This need will gradually drop over time if your Sims aren't doing anything related to their hobby for a while. More about this below.

How Does My Sim Acquire A Hobby?
There are 3 ways to acquire a hobby:
1) The Reward Store ~ This is probably the easiest and quickest method. This is ideal if you know what hobby you want your Sim to have. The traits all cost 5 Satisfaction Points.
2) An Interaction ~ With cheats switched on, Shift+Click on your Sim and navigate to The Hobby Mod menu. From there, you Add, Remove or Randomise a hobby. The randomise feature will produce one hobby (providing you don't already have one) and will factor in your Sim's traits, skills, aspiration and preferences to produce a Hobby that makes sense for your Sim.
3) Via Gameplay ~ I created a selection of computer based interactions, once you reach level 2 or 3 in a skill, which will provide your Sim with a notification, asking whether you'd like to add a certain hobby to your Sim. This will only happen if you do not have a hobby assigned. These interactions can all by found in the new The Hobby Hub category on the computer (more below).



This does allow your Sim to have more than one hobby; they can have as many as they like. To add more than one hobby to your Sim, use the Add Hobby interaction or the Reward Store.

Hobby Enthusiasm

Once your Sim has a hobby, they will have a hidden Hobby Need assigned to them. You won't see this in game; however, if your Sim's need drops too low, a notification will come up to tell you and let you know a small example of the activities that will help. Sims will also receive an 8 Hour moodlet to inform you that they haven't done anything hobby-related for a while.

It takes 3 days in-game for this need to drop so low if your Sim does nothing hobby-related, so it's hopefully not too frustrating.



The Hobby Hub



Since I've created a lot of new computer-based interactions, I wanted to store them somewhere. That somewhere is The Hobby Hub. It's a new category that appears on the computer and will contain all the hobby-related activities.


Each hobby will have its own Sub-Menu in the category and you'll only see those relevant to your Sim.
Inside each sub-menu will be interactions that will help to boost your Sim's hobby enthusiasm. More details on these interactions can be found on the individual Hobby Pages.

Wantss

Each of the 14 hobbies have their own Whimset and so your Sims will receive a variety of wantss to suit their hobby. Many of these wantss are from the game itself but others have been created by me and will only show up if you have The Custom Wants mod installed as well.

Each trait has it's own set of Wants and those wants are directly inspired by the Hobby track. They will act as a guide for the things your Sim wants to do, relating to their hobby.
For example, a Sim with a Nature hobby may wish to garden; a Sim with a Science hobby may wish to use a telescope and a Sim with Music & Dance hobby may wish to visit a nightclub.



The Technical Details

Pack Compatibility
The Hobby Mod is Base Game Compatible. Every hobby has some activities from the Base Game included but the more packs you have, the better the experience. In general, you'll benefit from having the following packs. Some hobbies (like Sports, Travel & Culture and Paranormal) would benefit from having other packs installed to really flesh them out.

Installation
To install the mod, make sure you delete any old versions of the mod. Then download the new version and extract it into your Mods folder.
There are 2 folders inside The Hobby Mod folder: CORE and OPTIONAL. The CORE folder is essential, so do not delete anything from this folder. The OPTIONAL folder contains one file at the moment ~ a file to allow all the Hobby Traits (and the Book Club Member trait) to be added as club prerequisites. This will conflict with chingyu's More Traits For Club Filters mod. If Vicky updates her mod to include these traits, then you won't need this file but if you don't use that mod, keep the OPTIONAL file if you want this feature.

Mod Compatibility & Overrides
As far as I can tell, this mod has no compatibility issues.
The mod does override a few files (found in the Overrides package): the recipe files for Bar Guides and Cookbooks and the group storyteller interactions. So the mod will conflict with other mods that touch these files.

I have worked to enable compatibility with other mods. So this mod acknowledges and recognises the following mods:
Pottery (By MiraiMayonaka)
Perfumery (By Simsonian Library)
Weaving (By Pied Piper)
Mead Brewing (By Pied Piper)
Nectar Making (By icemunmun)
Little Chef's Toy Kitchen (By Pandasama & Ravasheen)
Drums (By Cepzid)
Preferences Plus (By heleane)

So a huge thank you to these creators for allowing me to add acknowledgement of these mods inside The Hobby Mod.

Translations
The mod currently supports the following translations:
English (Me)
Chinese (GreenOnionC)
Dutch (Britt Boons)
French (Kimikosoma)
Polish (Julia)
Portuguese (abronte)(Maluk)
Russian (Origamika Group, Joliebean)
Spanish (Dianuckethead)

Planned Updates
In the future, I plan a few updates for the mod:

~ Book Club Meetings ~ The next update will include an event for Film & Literature Sims who've joined the Book Club to host meetings.
~ Book Genre preferences ~ Much like the movie genre preferences, I'd like to include book-genre preferences for Film & Literature Sims to declare.
~ Writing Travel Guides ~ For Travel & Culture Sims.
~ Plus more interactions and wants and possibly also some fears!

Credits
Without the following people, this mod would never have come to light:

Scumbumbo for creating the XML Injector and Triplis for updating and maintaining it.
ChippedSim for her help with the older version of the mod and for playing a major role in the creation of the affordance lists.
Lumpinou, Basemental and adeepindigo for ideas and suggestions. You're all wonderful!
Zerbu for the Mod Constructor, where this project began.
The creators of Sims 4 Studio
The wider community for being so supportive and for hyping me up. Thank you all!
Origamika, Julia, GreenOnionC, Kimikosoma, Joliebean and Maluk for translating!

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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MissyHissy_TheHobbyMod_Version3.2.2.zip | Complete overhaul ~ Adding hobby system and brand new features. | Minor fixes

Size: 1.06 MB · Downloads: 51,790 · 9th Sep 2022
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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\

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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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 17th Jun 2021 at 2:34 AM
Excellent ! I hope so, that You will do more mods that will give The Sims 4 what was best in Part 2 and 3
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#3 Old 19th Jun 2021 at 6:22 PM
This looks great!
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#4 Old 21st Jun 2021 at 5:39 PM
Does this affect autonomy ?
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#5 Old 22nd Jun 2021 at 7:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Merboo82
Does this affect autonomy ?


Not yet, but that is a planned update in the not-to-distant future This only affects whims at the moment!

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#6 Old 3rd Jul 2021 at 1:53 PM
Great idea, thank you!
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#7 Old 6th Jul 2021 at 3:43 PM
i cant use the hobby mod, because the xml injector is not the newest, said my Sims 4 game.
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#8 Old 6th Jul 2021 at 4:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Mali1
i cant use the hobby mod, because the xml injector is not the newest, said my Sims 4 game.


Then you need to update the XML Injector. You need at least Version 3.

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#9 Old 8th Jul 2021 at 7:08 PM
I love these mods so much! Thank you
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#10 Old 11th Jul 2021 at 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by missyhissy
Then you need to update the XML Injector. You need at least Version 3.


where can i get version 3? i have use the link on the description and there is only one version, no update.
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#11 Old 12th Jul 2021 at 7:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Mali1
where can i get version 3? i have use the link on the description and there is only one version, no update.


That is the latest version. The link I give you takes you to the latest version, which is the one you want.

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#12 Old 13th Aug 2021 at 7:36 PM
Thank You! :)
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#13 Old 2nd Nov 2021 at 6:08 PM
This mod sounds great! I will try it immediately. Many thanks for creating and sharing. Lovely regards from Austria, stay safe and healthy
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#14 Old 22nd Dec 2021 at 11:51 PM
I just came back after a bit of a hiatus, and I was wondering: If we have a previous version of this mod installed (hobbies purchasable via rewards store), is it safe to simply swap out the mod for the updated version (hobbies now in CAS) or are there any additional precautions to consider?
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#15 Old 23rd Dec 2021 at 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Yuiri
I just came back after a bit of a hiatus, and I was wondering: If we have a previous version of this mod installed (hobbies purchasable via rewards store), is it safe to simply swap out the mod for the updated version (hobbies now in CAS) or are there any additional precautions to consider?


You should be absolutely fine to delete the old version and install the new instead. The only thing to observe will be that any hobbies you previously gave your Sims will be lost and will need to be applied in CAS.

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#16 Old 23rd Dec 2021 at 11:43 AM
Thank you
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#17 Old 23rd Dec 2021 at 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by missyhissy
You should be absolutely fine to delete the old version and install the new instead. The only thing to observe will be that any hobbies you previously gave your Sims will be lost and will need to be applied in CAS.

Awesome, thank you very very much for the quick reply! ❤️
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#18 Old 29th Dec 2021 at 8:31 PM
Hi there! Excellent work.. but one question...is the mod also available in german ?
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#19 Old 1st Jan 2022 at 4:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Taviy
Hi there! Excellent work.. but one question...is the mod also available in german ?


It does have a German translation but it does need an update after the new additions to the mod. So the majority will still be in English at the moment.

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#20 Old 2nd Jan 2022 at 5:43 AM
thank you so much for fixing the issue with the decorator career - i was just working on the issue myself. ((LOVE!!)) Happy New Year!
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#21 Old 2nd Jan 2022 at 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by simlishchic
thank you so much for fixing the issue with the decorator career - i was just working on the issue myself. ((LOVE!!)) Happy New Year!


Happy New Year to you, too! And you're welcome!

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#22 Old 15th Jan 2022 at 2:37 PM
ingenious!
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#23 Old 19th Jan 2022 at 11:04 PM
I love this mod but it's giving me Better Exception error. It says that the issue is with the CASTuning file -

Invalid tuning for -
"MissyHissy_TheHobbyMod:CASPreferenceItem_FilmAndLiterature"
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#24 Old 20th Jan 2022 at 9:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Simi97
I love this mod but it's giving me Better Exception error. It says that the issue is with the CASTuning file -

Invalid tuning for -
"MissyHissy_TheHobbyMod:CASPreferenceItem_FilmAndLiterature"


Thanks for the report, I'll have a look! It shouldn't be a big problem though, so don't worry

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#25 Old 21st Jan 2022 at 5:58 AM
This... This is amazing! Thank you so much for your work! I did wonder if you have a list somewhere of what activities are tied to the different hobbies? For example, in my head skating or diving could be in either the fitness or sports category. This is just me trying to create Sims 2 sims in Sims 4 and wanting to make sure I know what activities fit their "predestined" hobbies. Thanks for the awesome mod!
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