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No Autonomous Cell Phone Picture Taking

by Amber Lokisdotter Posted 21st Jun 2013 at 6:54 PM - Updated 15th Jan 2018 at 8:45 AM by Amber Lokisdotter
21 Comments / replies (Who?) - 9 Feedback Posts, 12 Thanks Posts
2018-01-14
Updated (finally, right?) for the changes made from the Showtime expansion. It now should completely turn off requests for autographs and cell phone pictures from other Sims.

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This mod stops other Sims from wanting to take cell phone pictures of your Sim, thereby stomping your action queue. I've never understood why it stomps the queue like that, but I found it irritating, so decided to remove the autonomous action completely.

This mod changes the TakeCellPhonePhotoSingleSim_Sim XML file, changing cell phone picture taking to non-autonomous only. I've never seen a user-directed option to take a cell phone picture, but I left that alone. It's only the autonomous action that is modified. It should not conflict with any other mod.

This mod was made with patch 1.50. I haven't tested it with 1.55. Since this XML file only affects when Sims take cell phone pictures, unless this changed in 1.55, there should be no conflict. There will probably be no conflict with later patches, unless something changes about the way cell phone pictures are taken.


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21 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 8 Feedback Posts, 12 Thanks Posts
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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 21st Jun 2013 at 7:26 PM
Thanks again! Your mods are great.
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#3 Old 21st Jun 2013 at 9:49 PM
Thank you
Mad Poster
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#4 Old 22nd Jun 2013 at 2:08 AM
Thanks for the mod, Amber Lokisdotter
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 23rd Jun 2013 at 9:11 PM
Thank you! You are awesome!
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#6 Old 11th Aug 2013 at 5:57 PM
Thank you!!!
Field Researcher
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#7 Old 24th Aug 2013 at 6:16 AM
Been looking for this mod for sooooo long. Hope it's compatible with 1.55. Thank you, Amber!
Test Subject
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#8 Old 29th Oct 2013 at 1:14 AM
This was causing so much grief, thank you for creating this!
Field Researcher
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#9 Old 4th Nov 2013 at 10:21 PM
Omg thank you!
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#10 Old 10th Nov 2013 at 12:39 PM
thank you, could you make a mod that stops sims from using their damn smartphone period?

Very annoying that my hobo's on their junkyard are streaming videos and such.
Test Subject
#11 Old 11th Nov 2013 at 10:53 AM
My sims is in the health career (and is a celebrity with star rank 4) and when he is out doing free clinics ect, the job queue still gets stomped by fans who want to take pictures... I got the latest patch 1,63 and all expansions installed.

Love the idea of the mod though!! thank you!
Field Researcher
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#12 Old 12th Nov 2013 at 10:24 AM
@Inhuman - I wish I could. I think that might take more than an XML mod though.

@LuckyStar - I have gotten a few cell phone pictures taken of some of my Sims lately, which means they must have introduced something new that I need to add to it. It will take some time to figure out what it is, though - there are a lot of tuning files that access the cell phone.
Test Subject
#13 Old 24th Dec 2013 at 12:36 PM
Doesn't seem to work for me.. i am on patch 1.63 tho.....
Smeg Head
#14 Old 9th Feb 2014 at 2:07 PM Last edited by coolspear1 : 9th Feb 2014 at 2:40 PM.
The "Celebrity Manager XML" also needs adjusting to reflect the non autonomous changes you make in the TakeCellPhonePhotoSingle ITUN. Sims are still given the push to take photos with celebrities in the prior xml, so the latter ITUN made non autonomous is pointless on its own. Furthermore, there is a second ITUN TakeCellPhonePaired that is also part of the celebrity photo system and sims will simply default to that method if the ITUN is not made non autonomous also. With those three files adjusted, that will end the celebrity cell phone photos for good.
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#15 Old 14th Mar 2014 at 4:07 PM
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Originally Posted by coolspear1
The "Celebrity Manager XML" also needs adjusting to reflect the non autonomous changes you make in the TakeCellPhonePhotoSingle ITUN. Sims are still given the push to take photos with celebrities in the prior xml, so the latter ITUN made non autonomous is pointless on its own. Furthermore, there is a second ITUN TakeCellPhonePaired that is also part of the celebrity photo system and sims will simply default to that method if the ITUN is not made non autonomous also. With those three files adjusted, that will end the celebrity cell phone photos for good.

Thanks for that info! I'll have to add those to it and update this at some point. Personally, now I just turn off the whole celebrity system using NRaas, because I can't stand any of it.
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#16 Old 13th May 2014 at 8:08 PM
This is what I neaded Thanks
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 13th Jul 2014 at 12:10 AM
i guess this is not updated yet?
i added this mod but got my queue stomped anyway =/
i hope you will update this soon, because it would be so great to not having other random sims just interfere all the time.
Test Subject
#18 Old 19th Sep 2014 at 4:11 PM
Ahhh you are a lifesaver, thank you! Once my Sim was at the festival having fun and her interaction got interrupted, it was so annoying! Tyyy :D
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#19 Old 27th Mar 2016 at 8:58 AM
Awesome. Thanks.
Test Subject
#20 Old 5th Jul 2017 at 3:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Eehna
i guess this is not updated yet?
i added this mod but got my queue stomped anyway =/
i hope you will update this soon, because it would be so great to not having other random sims just interfere all the time.


Confirming your observation. As of 2016 and 2017 (I tried checking back and re-downloading on a clean game this year), I've discovered that this mod no longer works on games updated past 1.5. I don't think it's been updated.
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#21 Old 15th Jan 2018 at 8:00 AM
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Originally Posted by jennashaped
Confirming your observation. As of 2016 and 2017 (I tried checking back and re-downloading on a clean game this year), I've discovered that this mod no longer works on games updated past 1.5. I don't think it's been updated.

I am sorry! I had completely forgotten about this mod, since I turn the celebrity system off in my own game.

It should now be updated, as I've modified the Celebrity Manager XML as well. I haven't tested it myself as I'm currently building and not playing Sims, so if there are further issues, please let me know.
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#22 Old 22nd Apr 2018 at 4:49 AM
Thanks for updating this, I can confirm it works in 1.69 for me. I used to be plagued by this issue with my celebrity legacy household. I played that household for several hours today and didn't have any interruptions anymore despite my sims spending a lot of time out in town surrounded by other sims.