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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 7:50 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: Mods affecting social interactions and relationships between sims

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

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: 28,312 · 5th Jul 2016
1.9 KB 28,312 5th Jul 2016
ShimrodLessMusicalChairs_V4.zip

Size: 1.9 KB · Downloads: 36,137 · 5th Jul 2016
1.9 KB 36,137 5th Jul 2016
ShimrodLessMusicalChairsNoGroupChat_V3.zip

Size: 1.4 KB · Downloads: 3,567 · 2nd Mar 2016
1.4 KB 3,567 2nd Mar 2016
ShimrodLessMusicalChairs_V3.zip

Size: 1.4 KB · Downloads: 4,648 · 2nd Mar 2016
1.4 KB 4,648 2nd Mar 2016
ShimrodLessMusicalChairs_V2.zip

Size: 1.3 KB · Downloads: 10,785 · 31st Mar 2015
1.3 KB 10,785 31st Mar 2015
ShimrodLessMusicalChairsNoGroupChat_V2.zip

Size: 1.3 KB · Downloads: 5,814 · 31st Mar 2015
1.3 KB 5,814 31st Mar 2015
ShimrodLessMusicalChairsNoGroupChat.zip

Size: 1.3 KB · Downloads: 5,306 · 16th Nov 2014
1.3 KB 5,306 16th Nov 2014
ShimrodLessMusicalChairs.zip

Size: 1.3 KB · Downloads: 15,899 · 10th Nov 2014
1.3 KB 15,899 10th Nov 2014
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Forum Resident
#251 Old 10th Dec 2020 at 5:03 PM
Should still be compatible with game patch: 1.69.57.1020

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#252 Old 5th Jan 2021 at 1:03 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LittleMsSam
Should still be compatible with game patch: 1.69.57.1020



Thank You for keeping up with this LittleMsSam; much appreciated!

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#253 Old 23rd Jan 2021 at 3:11 PM
Hi can anyone tell me if this mod is compatible with the January 170.84 patch please.
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#254 Old 23rd Jan 2021 at 6:13 PM
My updated Version in the comments should still be compatible with game patch: 1.70.84

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#255 Old 28th Jan 2021 at 4:26 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LittleMsSam
My updated Version in the comments should still be compatible with game patch: 1.70.84


Thank you so very much ащк keeping an eye on this mod! <3
Test Subject
#256 Old 6th Feb 2021 at 2:40 PM
Default Thank You!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by LittleMsSam
My updated Version in the comments should still be compatible with game patch: 1.70.84


Thank you so much! This mod is definitely a must have to play this game! I appreciate you!!
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#257 Old 27th Feb 2021 at 8:12 PM
My updated Version in the comments should still be compatible with game patch: 1.71.86

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#258 Old 23rd Mar 2021 at 9:55 PM
My updated Version in the comments should still be compatible with game patch: 1.72.28

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#259 Old 27th Apr 2021 at 12:00 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LittleMsSam
My updated Version in the comments should still be compatible with game patch: 1.72.28

Thank you! <3 <3 <3
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#260 Old 27th Apr 2021 at 8:55 PM
My updated Version in the comments should still be compatible with game patch: 1.73.48

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#261 Old 6th May 2021 at 3:34 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LittleMsSam
My updated Version in the comments should still be compatible with game patch: 1.73.48


No longer working for me since 173.48
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#262 Old 13th May 2021 at 7:41 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by gdwitch
No longer working for me since 173.48


Still works fine for me ingame.

My updated Version in the comments should still be compatible with game patch: 1.74.59

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#263 Old 25th May 2021 at 11:58 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LittleMsSam
Still works fine for me ingame.

My updated Version in the comments should still be compatible with game patch: 1.74.59

where is this updated version in the comments?
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#264 Old 27th May 2021 at 3:36 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Simi97
where is this updated version in the comments?


https://modthesims.info/download.ph...670#post5670670

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#265 Old 28th May 2021 at 4:13 PM
My updated Version in the comments should still be compatible with game patch: 1.75.125

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#266 Old 29th Jun 2021 at 8:17 PM
My updated Version in the comments should still be compatible with game patch: 1.76.81

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#267 Old 1st Jul 2021 at 1:59 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LittleMsSam
The updated Version is still compatible with 1.66.139

Attachted the current working Versions below (renamed the Files):


Thank you so much! Could not play my games without your mods!
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#268 Old 21st Jul 2021 at 4:35 PM
My updated Version in the comments should still be compatible with game patch: 1.77

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Test Subject
#269 Old 30th Jul 2021 at 4:34 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LittleMsSam
The updated Version is still compatible with 1.66.139

Attachted the current working Versions below (renamed the Files):


I didn't even know this existed and I'm so happy that it's still being kept up to date, the musical chairs my sims do while chatting is one of the most annoying things for me. Thanks so much!
Forum Resident
#270 Old 26th Aug 2021 at 4:47 PM
Default Update
Added Swing Chat File. Mod is compatible with 1.78.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip ShimrodLessMusicalChairs_UpdatedbyLittleMsSam.zip (6.1 KB, 2756 downloads)

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Test Subject
#271 Old 29th Aug 2021 at 8:39 PM
Default As usual...
thank you to LMS for updating this mod. You're always on top of things and I appreciate that.
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#272 Old 10th Sep 2021 at 8:00 AM
My updated Version in the comments should still be compatible with game patch: 1.79.93

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#273 Old 24th Sep 2021 at 7:49 AM
My updated Version in the comments should still be compatible with game patch: 1.80.69

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#274 Old 3rd Nov 2021 at 11:13 AM
My updated Version in the comments should still be compatible with game patch: 1.81.72

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Test Subject
#275 Old 15th Nov 2021 at 6:40 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LittleMsSam
My updated Version in the comments should still be compatible with game patch: 1.81.72

Thank you for keeping this updated
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