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Keep Instruments in Inventory v6

by scumbumbo Posted 10th Nov 2014 at 5:10 AM - Updated 16th Nov 2018 at 1:37 AM by scumbumbo : Updated for Nov 13, 2018 game patch
February 06, 2020 - Scumbumbo has passed on but his work and memories are still being kept alive by many of those whose lives he has touched. To download fixes for his mods, please check <a href=""></a> and please direct any questions or concerns to his discord channel linked there.
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Updated Nov 15, 2018 - The mod has been updated to version 6 for compatibility with the version 1.47.49 (November 13, 2018) game patch.

Keep Instruments in Inventory

How many times have you sent your musician sim to the bar or park to showcase their latest hit single only to find when they get there that they left the guitar on the floor of the bathroom or some other stupid corner of the house? If you're like me, pretty much every time. OK, I admit it I sometimes don't stop to think!

I had enough, so I wrote this mod for The Sims 4 to change the default action to putting an instrument in the sims inventory when they have finished playing. Now they'll always have their instrument handy no matter where they may roam.


This mod is a bit different than most as it contains both a standard package file and a script mod. Both must be installed for the mod to work properly, but the installation isn't all that complex.

Unzip both files contained in the main zip file you downloaded into your Mods folder. You should end up with a package file named 'MTS_Scumbumbo_KeepInstrumentsInInventory' AND a zip file named 'MTS_Scumbumbo_KeepInstrumentsInInventory_Script' in the Mods folder.

Make sure that scripting mods are enabled in the game options (on the "Other" tab). Be sure to check this setting after updating the game for a new patch, as if you don't turn off the show mods at startup option the game will disable scripts after an update is installed.

See the screenshotof a sample Mods folder if you need a reference. You'll have other CC and mods in there, but it's important that both files shown are in the Mods folder for this to work properly. Without the script portion of the mod, visiting sims or sims on community lots can pick up instruments and steal them!

If you wish, the package file can be placed in a subfolder, but the zip file must go into the main Mods folder.


This mod should be compatible with The Sims 4 version 1.47.49 or newer.

This mod may conflict with any other mods that modify the strategy for putting down instruments or other objects.

As this modifies the generic strategy for putting down any instrument, it should continue to work for any new instruments added to the game.

Additional Credits:
Big, BIG thanks go to Velocitygrass for the Sims4XmlExtractor and, of course, Kuree and all the others at Sims4Group who have put together the S4PE tool.

This is a multi-part download:

Download only one version of this mod - use version 2 only for games patched to February 2, 2015 patch or newer!

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Filename Size Downloads Date | Keep Instruments in Inventory version 6

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Tags: #instruments, #inventory, #violin, #guitar