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Less 'Musical Chairs', No Group Chat (V4 1.15.55)

by Shimrod101 Posted 10th Nov 2014 at 9:25 PM - Updated 5th Jul 2016 at 8:50 PM by Shimrod101 : New mod file
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The V4 mod adds a new file into the mod which gives sims a larger "surface bonus" score for using a dining table, bar or counter; in other words sitting at the table or other surface with their food or drink instead of moving around. The mod works much better now.

New V3 versions are here for the 1.15.55 update.

A new version of this mod prevents the Group Chat/Socializing from occurring. Maximum number of sims allowed in a conversation is set at two. If your sim is in a conversation and you click on some other sim nearby, the first sim is removed from the conversation to make room for the new one. All of the group chatting at your sim which is initiated by the inactives, queueing their chat upon your sim, is prevented. It is possible though for an inactive to steal your sim away from a conversation if you don't keep clicking on the sim you are speaking to; a new sim may chat upon your sim unless you keep the conversation going with the first one.

This alteration is made in this mod, as opposed to a new mod, because the setting is inside the XML called "chat", already used in this mod. Use one or the other of these two mods, not both at the same time. Otherwise all of the alterations are the same as in the original mod.

Original mod description:
This mod reduces the amount of moving around from chair to chair or place to place when sims are socializing with other sims. This is achieved by requiring the AI to score 3-4 times higher against any sim in order to push them to move from their current position.

Also the delay is increased before the AI will check any given sim, particularly seated, for desired movement.

And the radius around any sim for socializing with others is altered from 360degrees to 240, which prevents to some extent a sim craning their neck around to speak to a sim directly behind them; a sim directly behind is outside the new radius. Your sim will generally stand up and move to speak to that other sim, if you click 'chat' on the sim directly behind.

Also altered is an issue where the listener sim is required to look at the speaker in a conversation, but the speaker who will frequently be the active sim, is not required to look at the listener in the same fashion, resulting in my sim for example often staring in one direction and speaking to the other sims without looking at them when in a group conversation; he simply keeps looking at the first sim I clicked on. Now my sim, or the other speaker, is much more likely to turn their head from side to side to look at the other sims they are speaking to, one by one.

This mod uses these XML files:
chat_2E47A104_00000000_0000000000004006.xml
socials.geometry_03B33DDF_00000000_F70CE8DFD7B6287C.xml
socials.group_03B33DDF_00000000_0C600E4BE2CE4E5D.xml
03B33DDF_00000000_3DE007B7FF26A35B_postures.posture_scoring.xml

Unzip the file and place the .package file in the Mods folder or subfolder.



Additional Credits:
Created with the use of s4pe by Kuree and Sims4Group, and the Sims4 XML Extractor by velocitygrass.
And the Sims 4 XML Extractor by scumbumbo.

Type: Social

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
ShimrodLessMusicalChairsNoGroupChat_V4.zip

Size: 1.9 KB · Downloads: 21,762 · 5th Jul 2016
1.9 KB 21,762 5th Jul 2016
ShimrodLessMusicalChairs_V4.zip

Size: 1.9 KB · Downloads: 29,481 · 5th Jul 2016
1.9 KB 29,481 5th Jul 2016
ShimrodLessMusicalChairsNoGroupChat_V3.zip

Size: 1.4 KB · Downloads: 2,930 · 2nd Mar 2016
1.4 KB 2,930 2nd Mar 2016
ShimrodLessMusicalChairs_V3.zip

Size: 1.4 KB · Downloads: 4,063 · 2nd Mar 2016
1.4 KB 4,063 2nd Mar 2016
ShimrodLessMusicalChairs_V2.zip

Size: 1.3 KB · Downloads: 10,249 · 31st Mar 2015
1.3 KB 10,249 31st Mar 2015
ShimrodLessMusicalChairsNoGroupChat_V2.zip

Size: 1.3 KB · Downloads: 5,295 · 31st Mar 2015
1.3 KB 5,295 31st Mar 2015
ShimrodLessMusicalChairsNoGroupChat.zip

Size: 1.3 KB · Downloads: 4,792 · 16th Nov 2014
1.3 KB 4,792 16th Nov 2014
ShimrodLessMusicalChairs.zip

Size: 1.3 KB · Downloads: 15,267 · 10th Nov 2014
1.3 KB 15,267 10th Nov 2014
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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
#226 Old 18th Nov 2019 at 12:42 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LittleMsSam
Should still work fine with Patch 1.58.63.1010

Thank you LittleMsSam I was just coming here to check.
Lab Assistant
#227 Old 21st Nov 2019 at 2:39 AM
I'm having issues with it. Not working for me.
Test Subject
#228 Old 29th Dec 2019 at 7:57 PM
I just wanted to confirm that LittleMsSam's updated version works perfectly fine with the latest game version (1.59.73.1020). If you are having issues or if it's not working for you check your Mods folder using Mod Conflict Detector and remove any other mods that modify the same resources. I use the NoGroupChat version and it wasn't working for me until I removed another mod that tweaks conversations. Just in case, it was Bienchen's "more face to face conversation" mod, you can't have both of these mods in your game at the same time.

I also wanted to say a HUGE thank you to LittleMsSam for updating this mod and keeping an eye on it! <3
Forum Resident
#229 Old 16th Jan 2020 at 10:38 PM
Latest Version should still work fine with 1.60.54

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Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#230 Old 22nd Jan 2020 at 12:45 AM
Thank you!
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#231 Old 15th Mar 2020 at 11:12 AM Last edited by Edorenel : 15th Mar 2020 at 11:42 AM.
Oh, what a lifesaver! I'm relieved to find this mod. But I was saddened to see it was outdated, then overjoyed to see that @LittleMsSsam has an up-to-date version. But I can't find it on her Simblr... LOL! And this mod here lessens it, but sadly, yes, does not stop it. I wish it did completely stop the Musical Chairs Glitch because it's very annoying. (By the way, LittleMsSam, I love a lot of your gameplay/bug fixes mods. They're realistic and common sense, and they're sorely needed! Ty!) I just can't stand the Musical Chairs Glitch, and my game is up-to-date as of 03/15/2020!
Test Subject
#232 Old 16th Mar 2020 at 3:45 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Edorenel
Oh, what a lifesaver! I'm relieved to find this mod. But I was saddened to see it was outdated, then overjoyed to see that @LittleMsSsam has an up-to-date version. But I can't find it on her Simblr... LOL! And this mod here lessens it, but sadly, yes, does not stop it. I wish it did completely stop the Musical Chairs Glitch because it's very annoying. (By the way, LittleMsSam, I love a lot of your gameplay/bug fixes mods. They're realistic and common sense, and they're sorely needed! Ty!) I just can't stand the Musical Chairs Glitch, and my game is up-to-date as of 03/15/2020!


Go to page 8 of this comments section and find the Feb 15th post. She posts the updates in the comments section
Forum Resident
#233 Old 4th Jun 2020 at 2:48 PM
Latest Version should still be compatible with Patch 1.63.133.1020

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Test Subject
THANKS POST
#234 Old 13th Jun 2020 at 3:28 AM
Thank you so much MsSam for keeping an eye on this mod!
Lab Assistant
#235 Old 13th Jun 2020 at 1:03 PM
This mod is causing an error when trying to roast food on a camp fire
Forum Resident
#236 Old 13th Jun 2020 at 10:32 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Abam
This mod is causing an error when trying to roast food on a camp fire


Tested ingame. No Error at all. Roasting Food worked fine. 100% sure it is this Mod? Tested without any other Mod/CC? If it is a Routing Error check it's placement.

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Test Subject
#237 Old 16th Jun 2020 at 3:39 AM
This mod doesn't cause an error when trying to roast food on a camp fire. My sim is on vacation in Granite Falls and she was able to roast food with no issues or LEs.
Lab Assistant
#238 Old 17th Jun 2020 at 7:59 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LittleMsSam
Tested ingame. No Error at all. Roasting Food worked fine. 100% sure it is this Mod? Tested without any other Mod/CC? If it is a Routing Error check it's placement.


Not sure? Used 50/50 method to isolate this mod as the problem. With only this mod installed still getting it. Sorry I wasn't clear, actual problem happening is; with rocks lit selecting roasting whatever food I get a routing error (hand waving in the air, can't react object etc). Tried different fire pits and different locations. Works fine when mod is removed. This is on home lot, haven't tried granite falls.

P.S. thanks for all your awesome work LittleMsSam

i am going to get Tosha Go, and it's going to look like an accident... because, she stole my newspaper.
Test Subject
#239 Old 21st Aug 2020 at 9:19 PM

Could you please update this mod, please? (I'm fan of your own mods btw. )
Forum Resident
#240 Old 24th Aug 2020 at 6:12 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Abam
Not sure? Used 50/50 method to isolate this mod as the problem. With only this mod installed still getting it. Sorry I wasn't clear, actual problem happening is; with rocks lit selecting roasting whatever food I get a routing error (hand waving in the air, can't react object etc). Tried different fire pits and different locations. Works fine when mod is removed. This is on home lot, haven't tried granite falls.

P.S. thanks for all your awesome work LittleMsSam


I tested again ingame and can still roast fine. I even put chairs all around it and she went sat down and started roasting (see pic). I use this Version "ShimrodLessMusicalChairsNoGroupChat_V4_UpdatedbyLittleMsSam15022018.package". I will ask others to try it as well in the MCC Discord Channel.

Quote:
Originally Posted by {Lorea}
Could you please update this mod, please? (I'm fan of your own mods btw. )


Nothing changed in the Files used, so it still works. I use it myself
Screenshots

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Forum Resident
#241 Old 27th Aug 2020 at 7:06 PM
Someone from the Test Team on MCC tested too and had no Issues as well.

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Test Subject
#242 Old 3rd Sep 2020 at 6:17 AM
My game worked before I added this. Sims randomly reset and stop what they were doing. :'( I used the V4. Does anyone know of a version that works with game version 1.65.77.1020? It's so annoying without this mod! Help, please and thanks!
Test Subject
#243 Old 4th Sep 2020 at 8:12 AM
does this work with new update
Forum Resident
#244 Old 4th Sep 2020 at 12:45 PM
The updated Version is still compatible with 1.66.139

Attachted the current working Versions below (renamed the Files):
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip ShimrodLessMusicalChairs_UpdatedbyLittleMsSam.zip (5.1 KB, 2416 downloads)

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Forum Resident
#245 Old 4th Sep 2020 at 12:45 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tenkei
My game worked before I added this. Sims randomly reset and stop what they were doing. :'( I used the V4. Does anyone know of a version that works with game version 1.65.77.1020? It's so annoying without this mod! Help, please and thanks!


Make sure to use the Updated Version. Try deleting the Mod & the localthumbcache and redownload from the post above this.

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Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#246 Old 28th Sep 2020 at 10:28 PM
This is really neat. Thank you!
Forum Resident
#247 Old 6th Oct 2020 at 8:35 PM
Should still be compatible with game patch: 1.67.45.

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Test Subject
THANKS POST
#248 Old 31st Oct 2020 at 4:04 AM
Hey, just stumbled across this mod and am so happy to see this is still maintained in 2020 thanks ;-)
Forum Resident
#249 Old 11th Nov 2020 at 6:37 PM
Should still be compatible with Patch 1.68.154.1020

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Test Subject
#250 Old 12th Nov 2020 at 2:20 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LittleMsSam
Should still be compatible with Patch 1.68.154.1020


LittleMsSam, I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for keeping this mod updated! I can't imagine playing without it. Also, thank you for creating your own mods that are truly amazing!
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