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Keep Instruments in Inventory v6

by scumbumbo Posted 10th Nov 2014 at 6:10 AM - Updated 16th Nov 2018 at 2:37 AM by scumbumbo : Updated for Nov 13, 2018 game patch
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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.

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 4
Built with Game Version: 1.47.49

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!
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date | Keep Instruments in Inventory version 6

Size: 3.3 KB · Downloads: 7,221 · 16th Nov 2018
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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
#101 Old 16th Nov 2018 at 1:52 AM
Originally Posted by scumbumbo
It won't work with the Infamous patch (AKA Get Famous) but should get an update soon. I was rolling a d20 die (yeah, I'm a geek, lol) to see what I'd update next, then a d10, now I'm down to a d4 so the odds are improving.

Seriously, I'll likely get to this one at some point today.

Then I can get started on all those mods that don't have a script. I have too many mods, but at least nowhere near as many as LittleMsSam

The Infamous patch. I like that, lol.

Yeah, I feel bad for LittleMsSam. I was on her blog earlier today, and of the first 100 mods she checked, at least 70 had to be redone. But she's already gotten them all updated and up, as of earlier today. Mad, mad respect. You modders are so good to us.

Visit my site: La Vie En Sims!
Test Subject
#102 Old 22nd Dec 2018 at 12:36 PM
Thanks so much for this mod!
Test Subject
#103 Old 2nd Apr 2019 at 9:44 PM
Thank you SO MUCH for making this!!! It absolutely infuriates me that my sims can't get it through their heads that when they take the instruments from their inventory it needs to be put back there rather than leaving it laying wherever the hell they happened to get the urge to fiddle with them!!!
Test Subject
#104 Old 18th Dec 2019 at 11:09 AM
Well... I just had a sim put down a Grims Ghoulish Guitar in a public area. Disapointing. It's seems this mod needs new tweeks.
Test Subject
#105 Old 22nd Dec 2019 at 1:20 AM
The creator of this mod has passed away. RIP to a wonderful contributor and talented creator. Haven't seen or heard if others will pick up their work and updating the mods.
Test Subject
#106 Old 18th May 2020 at 8:57 AM
Have always loved this mod and want to let people know that even though the creator passed away people keep his mods alive on the scumbumbo website!
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