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Social Auto Mod

by simler90 Posted 18th Mar 2021 at 11:53 PM - Updated 12th Apr 2021 at 1:38 AM by simler90 : UPDATE 2
9 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
UPDATE 2: Sims are now prevented from initiating autonomous socials towards sims who are using the bubble blower.

UPDATE 1: Sims were prevented from initiating autonomous socials towards dining sims, but not eating sims. This update adds checks to eating sims, too.


This mod adds important checks to numerous interactions which prevent other sim from initiating autonomous social interactions towards any sim who is engaged in such an interaction. Maxis added such checks to many interactions already, but forgot to or were too lazy to add them to many others. In addition, sims are now also prevented from initiating autonomous Greet interactions towards sims who are engaged in an interaction which prevents autonomous socials. If you have ever been annoyed by other sims constantly initiating Greet interactions towards your dining sims, for example, this fixes that.

Sims won't initiate autonomous interactions towards any sim who is engaged in one of the following interactions:
- Painting on an easel or drawing on a drawing board.
- Reading a newspaper, or doing crossword on a newspaper.
- Reading a magazine.
- Playing on an activity table.
- Splashing on a puddle.
- Using a computer (except playing video games). The check should also be added to the Play Video Game interaction on computers, but it would conflict with many mods out there. I've left it out.
- Relaxing in a hot-tub or hot spring.
- Jumping rope.
- Dining.
- Watching TV.
- Sunbathing.
- Building a sandcastle.
- Drinking tea from a tea table.
- Talking on the phone. This mod also makes it so that sims will only consider putting the handset on the ground if they have 100 or lower Neat.

You need the latest version of 7zip or WinRAR to get this mod.

Requirements: Apartment Life and/or M&G.
Resources: Check the image.

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 2 Apartment Life + 1 SPs
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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#2 Old 19th Mar 2021 at 6:12 PM
Oh, good! Less "Who the heck are you, and why are you bothering me" for my sims. :-)
Top Secret Researcher
#3 Old 19th Mar 2021 at 6:16 PM
Thanks for fixing this issue!I always hated it when my toddlers got interrupted from learning skills by an adult trying to put them in a crib when they weren't tired and were trying to skill up.
Test Subject
#4 Old 19th Mar 2021 at 8:12 PM
thank you
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 21st Mar 2021 at 1:04 AM
Thanks so much!
Test Subject
#6 Old 21st Mar 2021 at 11:12 AM
Thank you so much :)
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 24th Mar 2021 at 7:36 AM
Your creativity and functionality as a modder is unmatched. Thank you for another helpful mod :)
Test Subject
#8 Old 26th Mar 2021 at 7:06 PM
Is it compatible with StoryProgression?
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 1st Apr 2021 at 7:57 PM
Yet again, many thanks. Less annoying Sim behavior the better!
Test Subject
#10 Old 8th Apr 2021 at 9:34 PM
Does this mod prevent sims from talking when eating/dining together, or will it just prevent idle sims from trying to interrupt sims who are engaged in one of the listed actions?