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Temperate Beach Activities

by maybesomethingdunno Posted 5th Feb 2014 at 5:04 AM - Updated 5th Feb 2014 at 1:57 PM by Nysha
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Originally Posted by iCad
OK, I know this is probably impossible, but for beach lots I'd like something that links the beach activities available with the season that the beach is experiencing. See, I like to build beach communities. (Because, living in a landlocked state but as a person who spent much of her adult life with easy access to either the Atlantic or the Pacific, I miss the ocean.) However, they aren't all tropical beach communities. Most are temperate, actually, like, say, the Carolinas in the US. So, they have seasons. Even winter, in some cases. But of course the beaches on those lots have all the game's beach functions all the time, like swimming and sunbathing, which the Sims will do autonomously. As a person who lets her Sims free will a lot, I tend to have to watch their queues to make sure they don't try to go off sunbathing when it's snowing out.

So, it'd be nice if the more "summery" activities were only available during the summer and maybe the late spring/early fall, but stuff like watching the waves or combing for shells or building sandcastles would always be available. I doubt it's possible to be that selective, but I can dream, right?

Done. At least, I hope so.

This is a global mod that overrides the guardian BHAVs for the Swim and sunbathe interactions so that the outside temperate must be at least 5 degrees Simsius (Simahrenheit?). If the Sim's body temperature is "hot," they will still swim regardless of the outdoor temperature.

Please let me know if there are any problems with this or if I should adjust the cut-off temperature.

"Interaction - Swim - TEST" and "Interaction - Beach - Sunbathe TEST" BHAVs

Since this conflicts with treeag's Sunbathe Anywhere, I have incorporated it with his permission (way back around 24th Jun 2012---yeah, I'm just now posting this) . So sunbathing should not be restricted to the beach. You should remove his mod (and any other mod that changes these BHAVs) before installing this.

Just drop this in your Downloads folder. Remove it to uninstall it.

Requires Seasons and Bon Voyage

Additional Credits:
iCad - for her support when I was having a bad time.
treeag - for his permission
Echo - "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."

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#2 Old 5th Feb 2014 at 6:11 AM
Thank you for this "sanity" mod.
Top Secret Researcher
#3 Old 5th Feb 2014 at 7:42 AM
Great to see you uploading, and thank you for this!
Former Hamster
retired moderator THANKS POST
#4 Old 5th Feb 2014 at 10:50 AM
The only hood I play in that has beach lots is set to be summer year round just because of the winter/snow/beach thing. I think it's time to download this and change that! Thanks, MSD!
Test Subject
#5 Old 5th Feb 2014 at 2:49 PM
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
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#6 Old 5th Feb 2014 at 3:44 PM
Thank you!!! This is much better than how I was planning on going about it, assuming I ever got around to it.
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 5th Feb 2014 at 5:09 PM
Thank you so much! I can have winter in my 'hood now!

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Top Secret Researcher
#8 Old 5th Feb 2014 at 8:07 PM
My days of Sims taking their shirts off and relaxing in the "sun" while it is snowing are over!
Field Researcher
#9 Old 5th Feb 2014 at 10:11 PM
Awesome! Yet another answer to another piece of "WTF, Maxis" code!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Undead Molten Llama
#10 Old 5th Feb 2014 at 11:38 PM
Thank you again for this, sweetheart. I wuv it. And now I can put it on this comp, too.
#11 Old 7th Feb 2014 at 8:18 PM
Excellent work - thank you!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 8th Feb 2014 at 2:24 PM
Great idea, thanks for making this!
The Great AntiJen
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#13 Old 9th Feb 2014 at 11:31 AM
That's great - I especially appreciate the merge with sunbathe anywhere.
Test Subject
#14 Old 20th Feb 2014 at 6:48 PM
Hmm... might convince me to make a few beach lots. Because frankly, both Carolinas are far warmer than where I live (MN).
#15 Old 24th Mar 2014 at 10:37 PM
This is genius, and so needed. Thank you.
Test Subject
#16 Old 4th Apr 2014 at 9:46 PM
Wonderful, now my Sims won't be stupid in winter on my beach apartment lot.
Test Subject
#17 Old 21st Jul 2016 at 11:52 PM
Hi, does this mod conflict with Mootilda's No Weather On Any Lot?
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#18 Old 22nd Jul 2016 at 1:11 AM
Josefa_B: It shouldn't. Our mods do not reference the same resources and thus should not conflict.

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Test Subject
#19 Old 5th Jan 2019 at 6:46 AM
More fixes to EA's blunders. Sunbathing in the snow, lol. >.> Glad someone has come up with a sanity fix to EA's insanity.
Test Subject
#20 Old 6th Jul 2021 at 11:25 PM