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Realistic Bills (Not too high, not too low)

by mgomez Posted 16th Sep 2014 at 2:27 AM
194 Comments / replies (Who?) - 17 Feedback Posts, 3 Thanks Posts
What this mod does.

Unlike the previous mod I made which lowered your bills to a fixed 100 simoleons (found here), this mod will eliminate much of the extra-fancy taxing that plagues this game's bills. Essentially, the game bundles an income tax together with your bills. But who wants to pay their taxes in a Sims game? We already do that in real life and look at what that's doing for us.

This mod will reduce the size of bills so that they are more manageable while maintaining some semblance of realism (i.e. no more 10k-20k bills). In the screenshot provided, you'll see how this mod reduces an 8260 bill to roughly a mere 700 simoleons. If you're looking for something that reduces bills, but has more complexity than a mod that simply fixes the price to 100 simoleons, this is the fix you're looking for!



Installation

If you'd like to use this mod, simply download the zip file and copy it over (without extracting it!) to your mods directory, which can be found in your Documents folder under Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods.

Additional Credits:
scripthoge - injection.pyo

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
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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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Lab Assistant
#176 Old 26th Mar 2016 at 7:07 AM
Hmm. I don't know folks -- I'm still using it, and the mod still seems to be working for me. No crazy bills like those mentioned here. And I've a household with upwards of 500k simoleons onhand, a ton of stuff on the lot, basement and sub-basement . . . are you sure you have script mods enabled, didn't unzip the file, and don't have any conflicting mods? (And it's not nested any more than 1 subfolder inside the Mods folder itself -- script mods tend to not work if they're deeper than that, last I knew.)

In any case, the mod-author hasn't been active here since July 2015, so I wouldn't get your hopes up about an update, unless someone else picks it up. Can't hurt to ask, but don't get your expectations too high.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#177 Old 17th Apr 2016 at 1:47 AM
The only mod I had a problem with, after the last update (thank you, Origin) was no relationship decay--which I'm absolutely fine with, since this one, along with mc command center, are my most important--and the reason why I still play Sims 4.
Test Subject
#178 Old 14th May 2016 at 2:52 AM
Does this mod still work? if not does anyone know of a working bill reducing mod?
Test Subject
#179 Old 22nd Aug 2016 at 6:38 PM
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Originally Posted by TayTay9000
Does this mod still work? if not does anyone know of a working bill reducing mod?


I don't know of any other Bill-Reducing mods, but as far as I've noticed, this mod is still working. There have been mixed reports, though, so the best thing you could do is probably test it out for yourself.

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Test Subject
#180 Old 14th Oct 2016 at 1:58 PM
I loaded this as my only mod, and it didn't work. I even moved it from my Scripts folder to my main Mods folder to test it, and it did nothing. I think it's safe to say this one is officially broken.

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Test Subject
#181 Old 12th Nov 2016 at 12:36 PM
Mod works perfectly!

But for those with City Living: it affects your rent. Now this may be something you like, or not. It brought my weekly $300 rent down to a mere $30.
Lab Assistant
#182 Old 24th Jan 2017 at 3:46 PM
Hey, I noticed this small issue. When you have this mod in your game and you disable script mods it completely does away with bills all-together, instead of bringing back normal bills. If you're playing a challenge for example and you switch from normal play to challenge and try to disable script mods for fairness, you might end up making things more unfair instead. Anyway if you remove the zip file from your sims 4 mod directory that should fix it right up. You get normal bills again and everything's fine and dandy.

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Test Subject
#183 Old 23rd Jul 2017 at 12:13 PM
thanks alot for this mod now my bills r much more fair before it was like 11 K the bills was so high i could really not get to pay them
Lab Assistant
#184 Old 9th Sep 2017 at 4:38 PM
This mod is very outdated by now and I don't recommend people using it as it could affect game performance. If anyone wants to consider something that is kept up-to-date, then I'd recommend MC Command Center, as it has this very same feature but with options. I am using that currently with no issues.
Test Subject
#185 Old 2nd Jan 2018 at 4:11 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by crystal_light7
This mod is very outdated by now and I don't recommend people using it as it could affect game performance. If anyone wants to consider something that is kept up-to-date, then I'd recommend MC Command Center, as it has this very same feature but with options. I am using that currently with no issues.


Wow you're totally right, I didn't realize MC Command Center had this feature! Great suggestion.
Lab Assistant
#186 Old 27th Jan 2018 at 7:15 PM
i wish the creator (or someone else) could update this mod
i don't really want to use a such a complex mod like mc command center to fix just this little thing..
Lab Assistant
#187 Old 7th Apr 2018 at 11:37 PM
But...if it's still working I'll keep it. It seems to be? I agree that it's date makes me a bit nervous....
Test Subject
#188 Old 1st Oct 2018 at 7:09 PM Last edited by DogTagGamer : 1st Oct 2018 at 7:09 PM. Reason: misspelled something
Quote:
Originally Posted by tiredtigerrun
Wow you're totally right, I didn't realize MC Command Center had this feature! Great suggestion.



where in the MCC do you go to do this?
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#189 Old 16th Oct 2018 at 10:29 PM
Mod still works. But it doesn't block the base bill system so it may need tweaking. I actually want to pick this up and update it for November patch tbh
Test Subject
#190 Old 18th Nov 2018 at 5:17 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rika_Akuma
Mod still works. But it doesn't block the base bill system so it may need tweaking. I actually want to pick this up and update it for November patch tbh

Love this mod. Hope there will be an update for November Patch.
Test Subject
#191 Old 25th Nov 2018 at 7:25 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rika_Akuma
Mod still works. But it doesn't block the base bill system so it may need tweaking. I actually want to pick this up and update it for November patch tbh

Would love it if you do this. I don't want to get a big mod like MCC just for lower bills, but they are simply ridiculous. This mod doesn't work anymore sadly, so if you pick it up that would be great!
Test Subject
#192 Old 26th Nov 2018 at 3:14 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rika_Akuma
Mod still works. But it doesn't block the base bill system so it may need tweaking. I actually want to pick this up and update it for November patch tbh



Would be awesome if you did. Mine doesn't work anymore, and I miss it.
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#193 Old 12th Jan 2019 at 10:16 PM
Be cool if someone could update this
Test Subject
#194 Old 23rd Feb 2019 at 6:35 PM
Please someone update it
Test Subject
#195 Old 18th Oct 2019 at 7:52 PM
Someone please revive this mod. I don't like MCCC and I like cluttered builds. We don't get taxed out the @rse on knickknacks IRL.
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