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No More Autonomous Phone Actions (OUTDATED)

by SimsProductions Posted 29th Sep 2014 at 3:14 PM - Updated 28th Mar 2017 at 11:42 PM by SimsProductions
108 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 18 Thanks Posts
Mod note: newer version available at http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=585104

Due to time constraints I can no longer keep this mod updated and working properly. I don't recommend downloading it until I can find someone willing to take over the mod and update it to work with the latest patches

Info:

Don't you hate it when your Sim keeps playing around with his or her phone? This is annoying enough in real life!
This mod disables the autonomous actions, your Sim will no longer automatically text, browse the web, share photo's, play games, make pranks calls and ok I'm not going to write it all down, long story short, they'll stop using their phones all the time.
(This is also great for movie making!)



Install instructions:

Make a new folder in the Mods folder (Located in Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 4 > Mods) and name it unpackedmod.
In the Mods folder, open the file Resource.cfg with Notepad and copy and paste this text into the file: DirectoryFiles unpackedmod autoupdate and save. (Do not use Save As!)

Now simply place the .package file you've downloaded from this page in your Mods folder.

Mod info:

This is an XML tuning mod. I changed the following XML files:

phone_BrowseWebsites_AutonomousOnly
phone_Text_Autonomous
sim_ShowFunnyVideo_QuickSocial
phone_PlayGames_AutonomousOnly
phone_PlayGames
phone_PlayGames_Child
phone_PrankCall
mixer_social_GoingOutSocials_SharePhoto

The allow_autonomous values have been set to 'false'

Conflicts:

This XML tuning mod will conflict with any mod that uses and or changes the values in the following files:

phone_BrowseWebsites_AutonomousOnly
phone_Text_Autonomous
sim_ShowFunnyVideo_QuickSocial
phone_PlayGames_AutonomousOnly
phone_PlayGames
phone_PlayGames_Child
phone_PrankCall
mixer_social_GoingOutSocials_SharePhoto

Additional Credits:
s4pe by Kuree
XML Extractor by velocitygrass
Ciaran, playtester before the 01-09-16 update
Lodakai, updated the mod

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
Warning! There are no files attached to this upload. If this is a "group project" or multi-part upload please check the comments for more files.
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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Test Subject
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#2 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 3:19 PM
Thanks! It was really starting to bug me how as soon as I started a new game, all 6 or such would immediately pull out their phones and start messing around on them.
Test Subject
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#3 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 3:30 PM
arrrrr ! MUCH needed ! Many thanks
Lab Assistant
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#4 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 3:38 PM
Thank you! Now maybe I can start a homeless sim challenge, without their annoying magic phones making everything easy as pie.
I aim to misbehave
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#5 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 3:49 PM
THANK YOU! Every time I'm trying to take pictures when I've created something the sim is turning the head down every two seconds.
Test Subject
#6 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 3:51 PM
can u make mod that add gardening (harvest and tend garden) to autonomalay ?
Test Subject
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#7 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 4:04 PM
"This is annoying enough in real life! "...
Yes.
Thanks.
Top Secret Researcher
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#8 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 5:01 PM
Yay! Thanks!
Field Researcher
#9 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 5:24 PM
This is yet another much needed mod, thank you so much for this
Lab Assistant
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#10 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 5:34 PM
This is perfect, thank you so much!
Smeg Head
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#11 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 5:55 PM
Nice one. Hey, is this actually the first "non autonomous mod" for Sims 4? Because the players are desperate for them. There's a very long list for the no autonomy mods now, and the game has only just started. Almost by route, whatever annoyed the pants off you is Sims 2 and Sims 3 is doing likewise is Sims 4. I thought Maxis said sims in Sims 4 were supposed to be more smart. That's their whole advertising pitch for the game. Yet how come not a single sim knows how to turn off a stereo even to save their lives?
Bring on the non autonomous mods, please. Save our dumb sims from themselves.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#12 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 6:23 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by coolspear1
Nice one. Hey, is this actually the first "non autonomous mod" for Sims 4? Because the players are desperate for them. There's a very long list for the no autonomy mods now, and the game has only just started. Almost by route, whatever annoyed the pants off you is Sims 2 and Sims 3 is doing likewise is Sims 4. I thought Maxis said sims in Sims 4 were supposed to be more smart. That's their whole advertising pitch for the game. Yet how come not a single sim knows how to turn off a stereo even to save their lives?
Bring on the non autonomous mods, please. Save our dumb sims from themselves.


I agree. The Sims are indeed smarter but nothing shocking or revolutionary. They're still 'puppets' who tend to do the same interaction over and over again when the player isn't controlling them.
Theorist
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#13 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 7:07 PM
Thank you SO MUCH for this, my sims were driving me crazy with always using there phones, we are in need of so many "no autonomous" mods, so again thank you :-)
Test Subject
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#14 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 7:48 PM
Thank you so much!
Lab Assistant
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#15 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 8:52 PM
OMG. I cannot thank you enough!! This was so very, very frustrating :D
Test Subject
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#16 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 9:03 PM
YES! Thanks you! Finally someone made this. I'm really happy now
Field Researcher
#17 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 9:10 PM
Great Mod. A lot of people are going to love it. Any way to create a Mod that doesn't totally disable the autonomy but perhaps lowers it to perhaps a tiny 5% or 10% chance to mess with the phone as opposed to the EA default?

Username: Centerman
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Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#18 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 9:12 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by centerman
Great Mod. A lot of people are going to love it. Any way to create a Mod that doesn't totally disable the autonomy but perhaps lowers it to perhaps a tiny 5% or 10% chance to mess with the phone as opposed to the EA default?


Thanks for the suggestion
Lab Assistant
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#19 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 10:28 PM
I have wanted this ever since I bought the game. Thank you so much.
Lab Assistant
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#20 Old 30th Sep 2014 at 12:13 AM
Thank God. I was getting so annoyed with the "phone fondling". When I got 2 sims to interact and I moved the camera for maybe 1 minute elsewhere one of them was playing on his/her phone when I got back to them. Makes me mad in RL, too.
Lab Assistant
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#21 Old 30th Sep 2014 at 1:12 AM
Thank you! I'm about to remove all computers from one of my house holds, So tired of characters coming to visit, they walk in and go straight to the computer. Yeh, just like real life. lol
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30th Sep 2014 at 2:07 AM
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Test Subject
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#22 Old 30th Sep 2014 at 3:23 AM
great!
Lab Assistant
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#23 Old 30th Sep 2014 at 1:15 PM
Thank you...very useful :-)
Test Subject
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#24 Old 30th Sep 2014 at 1:53 PM
OMGosh! Thank you so much for making this! I've been waiting for this download since the game came out!
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